Shore Physicians Group Launches its 2018 “Be Well Connected” Community Education Series

First Event to be held on January 17 with a focus on Dementia
Shore Physicians Group announced it will offer a variety of educational health events throughout the year with its “Be Well Connected” series. These events are free and open to the public.

The first event will be on Wednesday, January 17 from 10am-12 Noon at the Ocean City Masonic Lodge #171, 940 Wesley Ave. The subject is “Dementia, Management, and the Future,” presented by Dr. David Roeltgen, the medical director of the Flora Baker Center for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders. To RSVP, call Katie Byrnes at 609.653.3500 ext 3435 or via email

Dr. Roeltgen has 35 years of experience in diagnosing and treating Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. He served as a Neurological Associate at the Memory Disorders Center of the Neurology Department at Georgetown University and is currently an adjunct Professor of Neurology at the University of Pennsylvania. He is Board Certified in Neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry.

The Flora Baker Center for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders provides a streamlined approach to the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders by: ensuring communication and coordination amongst care providers, family and caregivers, including guidance to patients and families in need of medical, social and outreach services; providing local access and guidance on specialized diagnostic measures and interventions, including access to clinical trials; and offering local education for clinicians, caregivers, families and the community, including medical management care methods and methods of successful aging.

The Center is located at Shore Physicians Group’s Marmora office in the Shoprite plaza at 4 Roosevelt Blvd. To schedule an appointment, call 609-365-6226.

The Ocean City Masonic Lodge No. 171 donated $500,000 to Shore Medical Center in the name of Flora Baker to establish an Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Center.  The program is made possible by a gift to the Ocean City Masonic group from Flora Baker and her husband Benjamin G. Baker, who were residents of Ocean City from 1954 until their passing. During their lifetime, the Bakers were local hotel owners and operators and great benefactors of Shore Medical Center. In honor of her husband Benjamin, Flora Baker made an endowment gift to the Masons earmarked for Alzheimer’s treatment. 

The “Be Well Connected” Series will focus on Osteoporosis in the spring, Alzheimer’s Disease in the summer and Diabetes in the fall.