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For Immediate Release: October 31, 2016

AtlantiCare to host Health & Wellness Fair
in recognition of National Diabetes Month

In recognition of National Diabetes Month, AtlantiCare will host a free Health & Wellness Fair on Saturday, November 19 at the AtlantiCare LifeCenter, 2500 English Creek Avenue, Building 200, Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey from 9 a.m. to noon.

Bhavin Patel, D.D.S., a prosthodontist with Seaview Dental Arts in Galloway Township, NJ, will give a ‘Diabetes and Dental Health’ presentation at 9:30 a.m.

Cooking demonstrations will begin at 11 a.m. in the Community Meeting Room on the first floor of the LifeCenter. Chef Brianna Manning of Kitchen 19 – Chef Bri - Creative Culinary Center in Hammonton, NJ, will lead the demonatrations. Chef Bri and AtlantiCare’s certified diabetes educators will discuss healthy cooking options for those in attendance.

Six AtlantiCare certified diabetes educators will be on-site to assist attendees and share information about AtlantiCare’s:
¥ Group education classes
¥ Individual diabetes education sessions
¥ MEET ME @ 7 education toolkit – including the MEET ME @ 7 app
¥ Community support groups
¥ Diabetes cooking classes, which are open for all who want to learn to prepare easy and healthy meals

The fair will also include free giveaways, gift baskets, freeraffles, and refreshments. Vendors will offer information on glucose monitors and other diabetes products.

About Chef Brianna Lee Manning (“Chef Bri”)
Manning has worked as a chef for over 10 years. She was in active duty in the United States Coast Guard for four years as a food service specialist with duties as a barista, baker, and hot foods line cook. As a hot foods major at Atlantic Cape Community College in Mays Landing, NJ, she received her associate’s degree in Applied Science in Culinary Arts. At home, she enjoys gardening, nutritional therapy, organics, DIY natural home and skin care products, outdoor exercise activities, and brewing kombucha tea.

About Bhavin Patel, D.D.S.
Dr. Patel is a prosthodontist at Seaview Dental Arts in Galloway Township, NJ. He specializes in aesthetic, reconstructive and implant dentistry. He graduated from Seton Hall University and received his Doctoral Degree from NYU. He later completed a one-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry. Patel continued his education at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey to become the certified Prosthodontist he is today. Dr. Patel often goes on trips donating his time and expertise to spread his goal of creating beautiful smiles with maximum comfort.

To register for group, individual or gestational diabetes classes, or for more information about AtlantiCare diabetes education, visit http://www.atlanticare.org/teamdiabetes or call the AtlantiCare Access Center at 1-888-569-1000.

Contacts:
Jennifer Tornetta, (O) 609-569-7010, (C) 609-335-3446, jennifer.tornetta@atlanticare.org 
Betsy Woerner, (O) 609-748-7539, (C) 609-385-6361, betsy.woerner@atlanticare.org 

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AtlantiCare, a member of Geisinger Health System, 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 5,400 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.

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