Addition to Shore Medical Center

Richard Becker, left, worshipful master of Ocean City Lodge No. 171 presents a check for $500,000 to the President and CEO of Shore Medical Center, Ron Johnson, right, for the new Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Center at the hospital. Thursday, February 16, 2017. (Viviana Pernot / Staff Photographer)

VIVIANA PERNOT / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

SOMERS POINT — Shore Medical Center will open a new location for its rehabilitation services and a center for Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders this month.

Shore Medical officials announced the rehabilitation services, currently on the fourth floor of the hospital, will be relocated to the Tomlinson Building at 710 Centre St. in order to provide patients with a more convenient location for services.

Officials will celebrate the opening at a public ceremony from 9 to 11 a.m. July 25 at the Ocean City masonic lodge, located at 940 Wesley Ave. in Ocean City. There will be three free discussions about dementia, community resources and aging successfully given by Dr. David Roeltgen and care coordinator Christie Meehan, both of Shore Physicians Group.

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Patients can receive outpatient cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, physical, occupational and speech therapies and balance assessments at the newly located center, which opens July 31.

Patients can tour the new facility Aug. 22 at an open house, where there will be healthy refreshments and opportunities to meet the rehabilitation teams.

The new center is a fully renovated facility and includes state-of-the-art exercise equipment and private spaces for consultation.

“We look forward to making it even easier for our patients to access the high-quality, patient-centered care we are known for providing,” Ron Johnson, Shore president and CEO, said in a statement.

Shore Physicians Group announced Friday it will open its Flora Baker Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Center in its Marmora office at 4 Roosevelt Blvd.

The Ocean City Masonic Lodge 171 donated $500,000 to the medical center in February with a gift from Flora and Benjamin Baker, posthumously, of Ocean City. The couple owned and operated hotels in the city and had made donations to the hospital in the past.

The donation was used to kick-start a center that could provide patients and their families more access to Alzheimer’s disease treatment and education in the South Jersey area.

Roeltgen, who has 35 years of experience in diagnosing and treating Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders, will serve as the center’s medical director.

To reserve a seat at the public opening ceremony in Ocean City, call 609-653-3435. For more information about the center or to schedule an appointment, call 609-365-6226 or visit shorephysiciansgroup.com.

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Previously interned and reported for Boston.com, The Asbury Park Press, The Boston Globe

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