DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Occupational Therapy Clinic on University of Southern Maine’s LAC campus is offering one-on-one Car Fit Assessments for older adult drivers. Car Fit is a free, interactive educational program designed to improve older driver safety. Trained volunteers provide information to ensure the safest “fit” for older drivers and their vehicles.

We have openings on Wednesday afternoons on June 19 and 26 and we are also scheduling appointments for Wednesday afternoons in July. Please contact Robina.orourke@maine.edu or call 753-6677 for more information and scheduling. — Robina, no town

ANSWER: For those who are eligible, take advantage of this free offer. Improve your skills and gain some confidence. It’s free!

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Friends of Worthley Pond LakeSmart Program is holding a Plant Sale in conjunction with the Welcome Back Social at the Honey Run Campground Pavilion in Peru on Saturday from 9-11 a.m.

A variety of flower and vegetable seedlings, perennials and shrubs will be available for purchase.

The group is seeking to expand varieties by asking community members for donations. House plants, annuals, seedlings, bulbs and shrubs of any noninvasive species will be accepted. Please label all  donated plants. These can be dropped off before the event, or the day of  the sale from 8-9 a.m., at 39 East Shore Road. Please call me at 562-7186 with questions or to donate. — Dave, Peru

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ANSWER: Here’s to everything working out perfectly for you!

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I’m wondering who is responsible for old telephone landlines that go to my house. The lines haven’t been used for 20-plus years and carriers have come and gone during that time. We’d like to have them removed as they are sagging. Any information would be appreciated. — Dave, Lewiston

ANSWER: Contact your last service provider and ask for their assistance with this matter. I will tell you from my own experience that if the lines aren’t sagging low enough to encumber a vehicle passing through, preventing you from tending to your property, or being low enough for a person to touch them, the resolution of the issue could be quite slow. I had sagging lines along the private road I live on and reported it nine years ago. A technician came out to take photos, we had a friendly chat, and nothing has happened since! The lines are sagging a tad more, and yes, they look unsightly but I’ve realized I have bigger fish to fry.

If you aren’t sure who your last provider was, go to https://www.maine.gov/meopa/telecommunications/telephone/maine-telephone-exchanges . There, you can look up your last landline exchange number (first three digits) and the company is listed.

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