ANSWER: “Abil To” appears to be a legitimate company offering a variety of behavioral health services via web-based and remote (telephone) communication. There are a few complaints on various websites from people receiving confusing phone calls from callers claiming to be with this company, but it’s unclear whether those complaints stem from misunderstanding on the part of the patient, or unusual methods by the company.

Abil To’s website says the company assists with the mental toll brought on by a variety of life events, but in particular, health-related events, such as recovery after a cardiac episode or adjusting to the news and treatment of a cancer diagnosis. Often, a medical diagnosis will carry with it a huge mental burden — anxiety, fear, anger, depression, etc. While doctors focus on the physical healing and treatments, in the past, the mental side of coping with a diagnosis has sometimes fallen on a back burner. Abil To works with certain companies’ health care programs to provide one solution to that side of recovery. So they might contact you, for instance, if they learn you’ve experienced a heart attack.

If you have questions or concerns about your bill, contact the number they provided you on the invoice you received. You might also contact your employer’s human resources department and ask them to explain their health care benefits program and Abil To’s role.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: A few years back I wrote into Sun Spots about free/used tennis balls from tennis “camps” or other places that use volumes of them. We use them on the feet of our chairs in the classrooms at the Guy E. Rowe School and could use more. Please email [email protected] for more information on how you might make your donation. Thank you. —Claudette, No Town.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: We would appreciate your help in seeking info for our upcoming event. St. Dominic Academy marks its 75th anniversary this year by thanking the many religious and lay faculties who dedicated their lives to teaching Catholic education.

Part of the two-day event is the grand reunion. Students from Catholic elementary and high schools in the Lewiston-Auburn and surrounding areas are invited to attend. We are looking for any memorabilia and photos from the schools — particularly from St. Patrick’s, Sacred Heart, Ave Maria and Holy Rosary. If anyone has something they would like to share, please contact the office at St. Dominic Academy in Auburn at (207) 782-6911.

The “Ministry in Education” event will be held on Saturday, Aug. 13, at St. Dom’s in Auburn, and a special Mass will take place on Sunday, Aug. 14, at the Basilica of Saints Peter & Paul in Lewiston.

As always, thanks for giving community events another way to reach out to people. Sun Spots rocks! — Donald, No Town.

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