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More than 30 members of the AtlantiCare LifeCenter in Egg Harbor Township gathered for a birthday luncheon in honor of Vernice Morman on Friday June 5.
Morman recently turned 87, and her friends – whom she met at the LifeCenter, through exercise classes or on the fitness floor – wanted to celebrate. They organized a pot-luck luncheon, and honored her with a commemorative plaque.
"Vernice’s spirit is incredible,” says Lynn Hyde, fitness specialist, AtlantiCare LifeCenter, who leads the Senior Fit class that Morman takes. “Whether she’s taking a class, walking on the track, or using exercise equipment, Vernice always gives her workout her best energy, and she encourages other LifeCenter members to do the same.”
Morman, who was a teacher in Atlantic City for 25 years, notes that fitness is a lifelong passion. “I love to exercise,” she says. She says she works out at the LifeCenter four to five times a weeks and that she has made some wonderful friends at the facility. “I love coming to this building,” she said of the LifeCenter. “It’s because of you that I keep coming back.”
Hyde counts herself among these friends, and joins the group when it meets monthly for lunch at local restaurants. “Vernice is an ambassador for fitness and good health,” she adds. “This group of women represents the passion Vernice has for fitness and for life, and embodies AtlantiCare's vision of 'building healthy communities'."
About the AtlantiCare LifeCenter
The AtlantiCare LifeCenter Fitness has locations in Egg Harbor Township and in Atlantic City. Specialized programming can be tailored to older adults, rehabilitation patients, and persons with medical considerations. Certified fitness specialists, who hold, at minimum, a bachelor’s degree in exercise science or a related field, assess clients’ fitness levels and offer a custom-tailored fitness plan. Fitness specialists can collaborate with physicians for clients with special health or fitness needs.
For information about membership, group classes, personal training, or for a complementary one-week pass to the AtlantiCare LifeCenter, or for information about other AtlantiCare programs and services, visit www.atlanticare.org, call the AtlantiCare Access Center at 1-888-569-1000 or find AtlantiCare on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atlanticare.
AtlantiCare is an integrated system of services designed to help people achieve optimal health. It includes AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, AtlantiCare Health Engagement, the AtlantiCare Foundation, and AtlantiCare Health Services. Its more than 5,221 employees and more than 700 physicians serve the community in nearly 70 locations. A 2009 Malcolm Baldrige Award winner, AtlantiCare was also included in Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare in 2010. ARMC became the 105th hospital in the nation to attain status as a Magnet™ designated hospital in March of 2004 and was redesignated a Magnet™ hospital in 2008 and 2013.