Access Health Connecticut
Asbestos in Schools:
Connecticut Libraries Catalog and Databases:
- Consumer Affairs-Compare Reviews for Tax Software
- EPA Fuel Economy Guide Model Year 2019– now available online below and also at the circulation desk provides consumers with information about fuel economy and the benefits of using more fuel-efficient vehicles: https://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/guides.shtml
DMV Permit Practice Tests for Connecticut residents:
- Driver education database DMV-Permit-Test.com, Connecticut Practice Tests: a free online service to prepare you for the driver knowledge test
- MyHeritage Library Edition – If you are an East Haven resident and have a Hagaman Memorial Library card, you have access to our subscription to the family history database called MyHeritage Library Edition. MyHeritage Library Edition is a cutting edge search engine to help you discover more about who your ancestors were and the lives they led. By searching billions of historical records from around the world, you can break through brick walls in your family history research. Search the complete U.S. and U.K. census collections, gravestone records, and more than a billion family tree profiles as well as birth, marriage, death, immigration and military records from around the world. To access MyHeritage Library edition from home, click here, type in your East Haven Hagaman Library card barcode number, click on login and then click on the link to the right of the orange MyHeriage Logo where it says “MyHeritage Library Edition.”
Low-Cost Healthcare Resources: Helping Those with limited finances-the resources below provide assistance for families on fixed budgets and seniors on Medicare looking for the healthcare they need:
Medicare Rights Center – Established in 1989, the Medicare Rights Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring people living with disabilities and older adults have access to affordable health care.
NeedyMeds.org – This national nonprofit provides a wealth of information about drug assistance programs and affordable healthcare options.
MedicareAdvantage.com – This website offers a comprehensive overview of how and when to enroll in Medicare as well as a state-specific list of Medicare information and resources.
My Medicare Matters – Created by the National Council on Aging, My Medicare Matters teaches people about the Medicare system (when to enroll, how much you’ll pay, what to expect when coverage begins, and so on).
Find a Health Center – An online tool that allows people to find federally funded health centers in their area (data can be exported to PDF or XLSX). This interactive map is also available as an iPhone application.
FreeClinics.com – A state-by-state guide to finding free clinics. Offers additional information for no-cost medical clinics, affordable clinics, low-income clinics, and clinics that offer services to those who are uninsured.
Medical Cost Advocate – A healthcare cost reductive service that helps patients renegotiate medical bills as well as check billing accuracy.
Low-Cost Dental Care (NIH) – The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research provides advice on how to find low-cost dental care.
Hill-Burton Free and Reduced Cost Health Care – Information about Hill-Burton free care, which is available to people below current HHS poverty levels.
PACER Center – Specializing in treating children with disabilities, PACER Center provides this resource for parents trying to locate medical treatment and assistance.
Hotels in East Haven:
How to Protect Yourself Online:
Information for Seniors:
Cost of Care:
Paying for Senior Care dot com is a website/resource that helps seniors and their families fully understand the cost of long term care and the programs that can provide financial support. We have an online database of tools and resources that cover topics like available care options and free support that is available in Connecticut. Below are links to two of their guides:
–Resources for Seniors from Caring.com:
–National Council for Aging Care:
Resources for Seniors and Caregivers on Elder Abuse:
Grandfolk: Grandfolk is focused on improving the lives of seniors through guidance during key transitions with lifestyle, products, and services.
Information on Investing
Check out “DASH for the STASH!”
The DASH program is a contest where players log in and play a video game (reminiscent of Mario Brothers). You will maneuver IRA the Squirrel through an obstacle course with four levels and answer financial education quiz questions. The four levels are 1) Financial Advisers, 2) Investor Fraud, 3) Investment Fees, and 4) Building a Nest Egg. There are links at each level that will help you answer the quiz questions. Random winners will be selected to receive a $500 contribution to an IRA.
Library Patron Account Access:
Mesothelioma Online Resources:
- Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance
- Mesothelioma Guide
- Mesothelioma Lawyer Center: comprehensive information surrounding mesothelioma and the trust funds that are available to certain victims
- mesotheliomaprognosis.com/doctors/– Top Mesothelioma Specialists
New Materials at Your Library:
Real Estate Resources:
Resources for Business Education:
- Get Your Master’s in Business Administration: Check out OnlineMBA.com
- 10-Part Guide to the MBA – https://www.onlinemba.com/guide/exactly-what-is-an-mba/
Connecticut Guide to Business Education – https://www.onlinemba.com/programs-in-connecticut/
Resources for Single Mothers:
- Single Mother’s Grants- a site with links to programs that help with utility, energy, mortgage, rent, medication, education and medical bills.
- SingleMothersGrants-Listed here are financial assistance programs that help single mothers with rent, utility bills, child care, education, medication, housing, medical bills, and mortgage, among others.
Resources For Students Applying to Colleges:
- Going Merry-a streamlined scholarship application process for students
- CollegeDroid– a website is dedicated to helping college-bound students and their parents get all the information they need regarding colleges and universities in the U.S. so that they can plan better for college