Everyone, have a happy, fun and safe Halloween!
Creating Moments of Joy: Keeping That Special Person with Alzheimer's Disease Engaged and Active: A Free Workshop
Tuesday, November 4 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Hear an inspiring presentation by Jo Anne Harrison-Becker (left), MS (Gerontology), CEO Therapeutic Recreation Services, and Therapeutic Activities Consultant. Ms. Harrison-Becker will teach you the best methods for helping the special person in your life with Alzheimer's Disease stay engaged and active. This one-hour workshop is designed for caretakers, family and friends of a loved one diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease. One of the most challenging aspects of providing care for someone with Alzheimer's' Disease is to develop daily routines and activities that are interesting, meaningful, do-able, enjoyable and valued by the person with the disease.
2. Effective Communication
3. Successful Individualized Leisure Activities Based on Past and Current Interests
4. Adjusting Activities Based on Declining Abilities and Skills
5. Sensory and Tactile Stimulation
6. Teaching Home Health Aides/Companions to Follow Through on Providing Activities
7. Understanding Difficult Behaviors
8. Restful Activities During Sundown Syndrome
9. Creating Positive Outcomes
10. Memory Enhanced Environments
Handouts, a Leisure Interest Survey and an Assessment for Persons Diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease included
Wednesday, November 5 at 6:30 p.m.
Meet Jan Doyle, a media personality who has appeared on Good Morning Connecticut for three years. Ms. Doyle hosts, writes and produces a national award winning program called Classroom Connections, a public access TV show available across Connecticut. Jan will ask participants to think about photography not just as a memory saver, but as a window to the past and a doorway into the present. You will learn to contemplate the following questions: Do we look at things, but don't see? Are we paying attention to the phenomena around us? Are everyday wonders invisible? This free presentation will show you how photography can help you open the eyes of your heart and uncover the potential of self-healing.
Jan Doyle has had the great opportunity to interview Bernie Siegel countless times over five years on her show Classroom Connections. Jan feels that some of his wisdom, keen insight and knowledge has rubbed off and enabled her to create The Healing Art of Photography.
Jan trains people to create their own show on public access, and coaches both children and adults in reading and writing skills.
Jan's philosophy is summed in this expression "Classroom Connections: Where the Love of Learning Never Stops."
This program is free and open to everyone. Due to seating limitations, registration is strongly suggested. To register, please call the library at 203.468.3890, visit the library, or email Cynthia at email@example.com.
Thursday Evenings 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. until December 4
Saturday Mornings 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. until December 6
These free classes, taught by a certified yoga instructor, are for everyone, and no prior knowledge of Yoga is necessary. Please bring a Yoga mat or exercise mat with you. Classes will run for 12 weeks, every Thursday evening, 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. from September 11 through December 4 (no class on Thursday, November 27 due to the Thanksgiving holiday) There is also a Saturday class that runs from Saturday, September 27 through Saturday, December 6 that meets from 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Wednesdays: November 12 and December 10 at 2:00 p.m.
- Home Health Care (Can you stay at home?)
- Medicare (What it does and does not cover)
- Transferring assets upon death (giving gifts to children)
- What happens if you need long term care?
- Protecting your home and assets
- How can you protect your home in the event of a LTC stay?
- How can you provide an income for life during retirement?
- What will you need to know to plan ahead?
- What are your insurance options?
Film Night: Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn (1942) starring Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire
Thursday, November 13 5:00 p.m. (Pizza) 5:30 p.m. (Film)
Enjoy Pizza and drinks and a showing of Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn, starring Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire (1942).
At an inn which is only open on holidays, a crooner and a hoofer vie for the affections of a beautiful up-and-coming performer.
Our film series events are free and open to everyone. Seating is limited and registration is required. You may call the library at 203.468.3890 to register. You may also register in person at the library or email Cynthia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Certified Realtor Joe Paul and Real Estate Agent Mr. Ellis Ratner will discuss some important topics to be aware of when purchasing a home.
These topics include:
- How to choose a real estate agent
- The obligations of a real estate agent to a prospective buyer or seller
- What to do if you suspect your agent of wrongdoing, including sources of redress
- Learn about sources of information regarding availability of homes for sale
- Tips for first time buyers and sellers
- Pricing tips for buyers and sellers
- How to "stage" you house to prospective buyers
- Learn about sources of financing such as mortgage brokers, commercial banks, credit unions, and government sources such as FHA and CHFA (Connecticut Housing Finance Authority)
- The pros and cons of buying distressed property
This workshop is free and open to everyone. Please visit the library, call 203.468.3890 or email Cynthia at email@example.com to register.
And don't miss the display by the East Haven Historical Society in the right rotunda display case: "Business Before Computers."
By using JobNow you can receive live job coaching, real-time interview practice, full-service resume lab, 24/7 access to local job resources and more! You can also access a library of rich adult learning content (GED) and live professional assistance in resume/cover letter writing, U.S. Citizenship prep, MS Office Essential Skills Series through JobNow's Adult Learning Center. There are also Personalized eLearning Tools such as My File Sharing, My Session Replay, My Tutoring Archive and My Test Archive. There is a 24 Hour Writing Lab where you can submit essays and other forms of writing for constructive feedback. You may submit homework questions for expert guidance, get live assistance from tutors in math, science, reading, writing, history, GED, and college placement tests. You may use the Skills-Building module to receive real-time help on any topic of your choice. There is also a Foreign Language Center and Spanish-Speaking Support Center.
For questions about JobNow, please visit the library, call 203.468.3890 or email Cynthia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
_______________________________________________________________________________Access Opportunities Guides for 2013-2014 and 2014-2015!
Opportunities is a free guide and workbook packed with information to help high school students pursue their education goals. Topics include:
- Tips to help students choose a college, fulfill admissions requirements and apply for financial aid
- The types and sources of financial aid, including federal and state programs
- Instructions for completing the FAFSA
- Up-to-date information about entrance exams, test dates, admissions profiles and costs for many colleges
Click below to download the 2013-2014 Connecticut Opportunities Guide in both English and Spanish
Connecticut Opportunities Guide 2013-2014 English Version
Connecticut Opportunities Guide 2013-2014 Spanish Version
You can download the latest Opportunities guides by clicking here.
Attention high school Juniors and Seniors and all those looking to get a degree online!
Here are two free online sources to help you locate online colleges and universities in Connecticut, and a list of accredited online college degree programs! To begin searching, please click on one of the links below!
"CLASSICS! Join us in November for To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf; in January for The Tempest by William Shakespeare; In March for The Wasteland by T.S. Eliot and in May for Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackery.
Are you an East Haven resident and unable to visit the library due to a temporary or permanent mobility or vision impairment? If so, please click here to find out about the library's weekly Homebound Delivery Service.
A Notary Public Is Now Available by Appointment at the library!
A Notary Public will be available at the Hagaman Memorial Library by appointment on the following days and times:
Tuesdays: 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Wednesdays: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Thursdays: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Appointments are available on these Saturdays only from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.: March 29, April 26, May 24 and June 21
There is a charge of $3.00 per document.
**Living Wills, Regular Wills and Mortgages CANNOT be notarized at the library**
Please call the library ahead at 203.468.3890 to schedule your 15 minute appointment, Thank-you.
Sale Items to support WWII Veterans Discussion Group Programming
The Hagaman Memorial Library WWII Veterans Discussion Group began in September 2006 through the enthusiasm of veterans, veterans' spouses and the library. Each month there has been a program in which the speaker did not charge, or was paid through donations made to the group in memory of veterans who had passed away. Newsletters describing programs can be seen on our website by scrolling down to the bottom of this page: http://www.hagamanlibrary.info/my_weblog/world-war-ii-veterans-discussion-group.html
The donated funding has now been depleted, and the library is now selling a number of items listed below to support programming for the group. Please consider purchasing one of these items below - yes, you might be able to obtain these items elsewhere and at a better price- but purchasing them from the library will assist in the WWII Veterans Discussion Group programming. Donations may be sent to the library: Hagaman Memorial Library/227 Main Street/ East Haven, CT 06512/ATTN: Fawn Gillespie.
You may also call 203-468-3890 and ask for Fawn Gillespie or e-mail Fawn: email@example.com Please note- items may have library markings.
Fall Events 2014!
The Fall 2014 edition of Hagaman Happenings is here! Click here to download, view or print, or pick one up at the library. Events for adults and children are also listed in the calendar below, and on our Facebook page. If you would like to be reminded of upcoming programs, please sign up for our email list using the link on the left-hand sidebar.
Download Hagaman's New Technology Newsletter!
This will be a quarterly newsletter that contains information about the library's free online research databases!
RSVP of South Central CT can help you find programs to pay for groceries and other expenses. You may call the Library at 203.468.3890 to schedule your half hour screening appointment, or click here to schedule your appointment online. For questions, please contact Cherie Larson, RSVP Program Manager at the Agency on Aging at 203.752.3059. If you prefer to go online on your own to see what state and federal programs you may qualify for, click here to go to the AARP Benefits QuickLINK website and click on the "Go" button under the heading "Looking for help? Start here!"
Ask a Lawyer Free Consulation Service
Wednesday, November 19 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Get a free consultation with an attorney from the New Haven County Bar Association at the Hagaman Memorial Library on the third Wednesday of each month from 5:30 p.m.to 7:30 p.m. No need to pre-register. The New Haven County Bar Association’s ASK A LAWYER program is designed to provide members of the community with general legal information; an attorney meets with the participant and provides a free 10-15 minute consultation. If the individual requires additional assistance, they are referred to our Lawyer Referral Service or a social service agency. No appointment is necessary, consultations are given on a first-come, first-served basis.
Information on the Affordable Care Act: What You Need To Know
If you are uninsured or paying too much for coverage, you may be eligible for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. People can sign up during the open enrollment period between October 1, 2013 and March 31, 2014. Coverage begins on January 1, 2014. After the deadline of March 31, 2014, you may still qualify to enroll in coverage throughout the year if you or a member of your household has experienced a Special Enrollment Qualifying Life Event in the past 60 days or you will in the next 60 days. Please click here to learn what Qualifying Life Events are. The Open Enrollment period, for 2015 coverage, begins on November 15, 2014.
If you are a Connecticut resident and you don't currently have health insurance or you have inadequate coverage, you may choose between insurance providers and plans offered by health exchanges which are comprised of private insurance companies. Some of the companies included are Anthem Blue Cross, Healthy CT, and Connecticare. Government subsidies are available for a wide range of incomes. To find out what kind of government subsidy you may qualify for, go to www.accesshealthct.com and click on the savings calculator. You will need to type in your name as it appears on your Social Security Card, the number of people in your household, as well as your Adjusted Gross Income from your 2012 federal income tax return.
You can purchase an insurance plan through the Access Health CT Health Insurance Marketplace by going to the website www.accesshealthct.com or call 1-855-805-4325. When purchasing your health plan through Access Health CT's website, you will need to set up an account with a username and password. To do this, go to the website and click on the option at the top of the page that says "Create Account."
Hagaman Library Job Group
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