All resources are provided by us at the Mercer County Library System or JerseyClicks, a statewide electronic resources program offered by the New Jersey State Library.
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A multi-disciplinary database of more than 4,600 magazines and journals, including full text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. In addition to the full-text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for 8,470 journals.
This rich collection of consumer health information provides access to full-text consumer health magazines and reference books. It also includes searchable full text for current health pamphlets.
"Important Financial Literacy Tools from Weiss Ratings & Grey House Publishing Independent, Unbiased Financial Strength Ratings of Banks, Credit Unions & Insurance Companies Conservative Buy-Hold-Sell Ratings of Thousands of Stocks, Mutual Funds & Exchange Traded Funds Create your own Personal Account to create a Watchlist, get Upgrade/Downgrade Notifications and Log In from Anywhere Medicare Supplement Insurance - Which Plan to Choose, How Much it will Cost, Compare Rates & Plan Benefits"
Headspace makes meditation and mindfulness techniques available online so you can experience the benefits of meditation anytime, anywhere. Experience Headspace for free with your Mercer County Library card!
Includes more than 585 educational videos on a wide range of health topics, more than 1,100 searchable and browsable color illustrations, and a “Health in the News” section with regularly updated health news articles.
Health Reference Series Online
An invaluable medical resource that will give you access to numerous health reference resources.
Health Source: Academic/Nursing Edition
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition is a trusted full-text database covering nursing and allied health topics, including pediatric nursing, critical care, mental health, nursing management, medical law and more.
Provides full text for magazines, reference books, and primary source documents. This database also provides an Image Collection containing photos, maps & flags.
Previously called ReferenceUSA. Provides detailed, current directory information on more than 12 million U.S. Businesses, 102 million U.S. residents, 683,000 U.S. healthcare providers, 1 million Canadian businesses and 11 million Canadian residents.
Interface including all of the Salem Literature, History, Science and Health databases that MCL offers.
The original, quality journalism of The New York Times helps you make sense of this moment — and make everyday life better.
Caregivers and Caregiving
Resources for seniors and their caregivers on home care. For a ready to go backpack full of resources for caregivers that you can check out from the library, look at our Caregiver Backpack.
AARP Caregiver Resource Center (legal, financial, and local resources)
Free help for individuals taking care of a loved one.
AARP Prepare to Care: a planning guide for families
The guides include: information on how to have vital conversationn; ways to assess your loved one’s needs; tips for organizing important documents; a roundup of federal and national resources; information on caring for yourself; and checklists, medication charts and contact lists.
Family caregivers tend to the health and well-being of their aging parents, spouses and other loved ones, often while juggling careers, children and other obligations. They provide some key resources to help you better navigate caregiving.
Mercer County Office on Aging
Serves as the primary advocate, planning, and coordinating agency for Mercer County’s adults aged 60 years old or older and their caregivers by: operating as a fully functioning Aging and Disabilities Resource Connection (ADRC) information and referral resource; conducting screens for community services; assisting with form completion to encourage accurate eligibility and accessibility to programs and services; helping consumers navigate systems and processes; fostering community relationships to enhance positive aging experiences; developing and administrating comprehensive coordinated programs and services; and encouraging use of community-based programs.
National Alliance for Caregiving
NAC conducts research, does policy analysis, develops national best-practice programs, and works to increase public awareness of family caregiving issues.
Home Care and Living Options
CARF Accredited Continuing Care Retirement Communities
CARF – Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities – provides accreditation services worldwide at the request of health and human service providers. Whether you are seeking rehabilitation for a disability, treatment for addiction and substance abuse, home andcommunity services, retirement living, or other health and human services, you can have confidence in your choice.
Family Caregiver Alliance
Family Caregiver Alliance offers information, support, and resources for family caregivers of adults with chronic physical or cognitive conditions such as Alzheimer’s, stroke, Parkinson’s, and other illnesses.
Since 1994, Interfaith Caregivers of Greater Mercer County has enabled under-served, homebound seniors and adults with disabilities to maintain their independence and dignity by helping them remain in their own homes through non-medical support services, provided free-of-charge.
Medicare.gov Nursing Home Compare
Nursing Home Compare offers detailed information about every Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing home in the country.
Goodwill Home Medical Equipment
300 Benigno Blvd Bellmawr, NJ 08031
Medicare and Medicaid
Registering with MyMedicare.gov gives you access to your personalized information at any time.
Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels of Mercer County is a comprehensive nutrition program committed to providing nutritious meals and related services which are designed to promote the independence, dignity, health and wellbeing of our homebound participants
Mercer County Nutrition Project for the Elderly
The Mercer County Nutrition Project for Older Adults offers appetizing meals served in settings that bring people together for activities and social interaction. A caterer prepares a complete lunch each day which includes an appetizer, main entree, vegetables, bread, beverage, and dessert. This federally funded program encourages participants to make a suggested donation of $1 for their daily meal.
Parenthood and Family
East Windsor Senior Center
40 Lanning Blvd, East Windsor, NJ 08520
Ewing Township Senior Citizens Department
999 Lower Ferry Road, Ewing, NJ 08628
Hopewell Valley Senior Center
2 Reading Street, Pennington, NJ 08534
Lawrence Township Senior Center, Lawrence Township Office on Aging
30 Darrah Lane East, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Robbinsville Senior Center
1117 Route 130, Robbinsville, NJ 08691
West Windsor Township Senior Center
271 Clarksville Rd, Princeton Junction, NJ 08550
Sports and Fitness
Greater Mercer RideProvide is a community based non-profit transportation service for seniors 65 and over and visually impaired adults residing in Mercer County, Plainsboro and the southern portion of Montgomery NJ. RideProvide helps members maintain their independence and reduces isolation by providing a safe, reliable transportation option.
T.R.A.D.E. – Transportation Resources to Aid the Disadvantaged and Elderly
The County of Mercer through TRADE provides non-emergency transportation to residents of Mercer County who are elderly and to people with disabilities. It is the mission of TRADE to provide a safe, efficient and economical paratransit service to all eligible Mercer County residents by trained staff dedicated to the passengers’ special needs.