Local Resources

Brookfield Health Department

The primary mission of the Brookfield Health Department is to create a healthy environment for its citizens; through the promotion of essential public health endeavors; through the prevention of the spread of disease, premature death, illness and disability, and; through the protection of the community through emergency preparedness planning, disease surveillance and public health hazard mitigation.

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Brookfield Senior Center

The Brookfield Senior Center is providing prepackaged lunches for seniors Monday through Thursday.

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Brookfield Social Services

“Brookfield Recovers” is a special fund created to assist residents impacted by the Covid19 emergency.

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State of Connecticut

Reopening Phases for Connecticut (Updated 11/5/20)

Detailed information on reopening phases for Connecticut.

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211 of Connecticut

Connects users with critical health and human services in their communities.

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Employment

Platform to Employment

Creating a pathway to opportunity for getting the long-term unemployed back to work.
Janet Brady, Career Coach
jbrady@workplace.org
203-470-5760

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JobNow

A versatile online service designed to support every step of the job search process. JobNow features live online coaches who, among other things, assist in resume/cover letter preparation, and help patrons prepare for job interviews.

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AARP Driver Safety

As a precaution against the Covid pandemic, all in-person classes are cancelled through December 31, 2020. However, the course is available online. Anyone taking the online course through the end of the year will receive a 25% discount, using the promo code DRIVINGSKILLS.

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Action For Happiness

A movement of people committed to building a happier and more caring society.

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usa.gov

A website for everyone to find and understand government services and information.

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Zoom Meetings

Tutorial on how to use Zoom for video meetings and chat.

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General Health

American Optometric Association

Information on reducing eye strain when working on a computer or mobile device.

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PubMed

More than 30 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books.

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PubMed Central

Free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine.

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Mental Health

American Psychiatric Association

Coronavirus and Mental Health: Taking Care of Ourselves During Infectious Disease Outbreaks

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American Psychological Association

American Psychological Association resources for mental health during a pandemic.

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Anxiety and Depression Association of America

Coronavirus Anxiety – Helpful Expert Tips and Resources

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For Like Minds

National Association on Mental Illness recommended support group webpage.

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Support Groups Central

Support group website with video capability for those who would like to see others for comfort.

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Free Online Classes

Codecademy

Learn to code interactively.

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gowyld.net

Resources for free eBooks, including TumbleBooks.

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Open Yale Courses

Free and open access to a selection of introductory courses taught by distinguished teachers and scholars at Yale University.

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Books

BookPage

A discovery tool for readers, highlighting the best new books across all genres.

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Goodreads

The world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations. Track and record your reading, see what others are reading, follow your favorite authors.

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Fantastic Fiction

Search and browse bibliographies of over 50,000 bestselling fiction authors, with the latest books and series information.

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Culture and Recreation

Ancestry.com Home Access

We are temporarily offering at-home access to Ancestry.com for Brookfield library card holders

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Google Arts & Culture: The Hidden Worlds of the National Parks

Virtual tours of national parks.

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Travel + Leisure

Sampling of museums with virtual tours.

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Virtual Events Happening in Connecticut

Popular attractions across Connecticut that have created special online experiences or projects to entertain, teach and engage you while you stay safe at home.

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Entertainment and Games

Play Quarantine/Social Distancing Bingo!

Have some fun while you’re at home with this special version of bingo.

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USA Today Puzzles

Many free, online puzzles.

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