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Something to Smile About at Easterseals NH

Newly-Renovated Oral Health Center Hosts Ribbon Cutting & Open House

May 30, 2017

Media Contact:
Pam Dube

WHAT: You are invited to join us for the official ribbon cutting of the newly-renovated and expanded Easterseals NH Oral Health Center in Manchester, NH sponsored by Northeast Delta Dental. The Oral Health Center, which first opened its doors in 2009 to provide a dental home to children and adults, recently completed a massive renovation that is part of a full facility renovation at Easterseals NH. Northeast Delta Dental, which has supported the Oral Health Center since the beginning, gave a generous gift of $200,000 to spearhead the renovation.

In addition to expanding capacity at the Easterseals NH Oral Health Center from three patient chairs to five, the physical space will be larger, and more private. Last year the center provided 3,100 dental treatments to 1,700 children, adults, and seniors. As one of the few dental centers in the state that accepts Medicaid, the renovations have increased our capacity to serve indigent and low income families and individuals as well as the general public. The renovation will allow the center to serve an additional 800 patients a year.

Easterseals NH has a long and well-respected 80-year history in the Granite State of helping people of all ages with disabilities and special needs. In the past eight decades, we have expanded services to fill unmet community needs and currently serve more than 26,900 people.

While it is home to a comprehensive array of programs and services, the ESNH Headquarters on Auburn Street was in need of updates and renovations in order to most effectively and efficiently serve our clients and community. In addition to the Oral Health Center's expansion, the building's overall renovation will specifically address:

--Consolidating Easterseals' programs under one roof at 555 Auburn Street, will maximize wrap-around services to our clients, and produce the largest facility in NH offering services to people with disabilities and special needs.

--Expanded program space means more families will receive services;

--Building security and flooding issues will be resolved;

--Heating and lighting energy efficiencies will lower operating costs.

When the renovation is completed later in 2017, Easterseals NH will offer the largest array of services under one roof for children, adults, and seniors with disabilities and special needs.

WHEN: Monday, June 5, 2017—5-6:30 pm

WHERE: Easterseals NH, 555 Auburn Street, Manchester, NH

PHOTO/INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES AND HIGHLIGHTS: Ribbon cutting the Easterseals and Northeast Delta Dental leadership and invited guests. Speak with subject experts regarding Easterseals services and the renovation. Speak with Oral Health Center Clients who have been served at the center. Take a tour of the Oral Health Center.

About Easterseals New Hampshire
For more than 80 years, Easterseals NH has provided exceptional services to ensure we change the way the world defines and views disability by making profound, positive differences in people's lives every day. Easterseals services include autism services, inclusive child care and early intervention, special education, medical rehabilitation, camping and recreation, vocational services, senior services, substance abuse services, adult day programs, community based services, individual service options, transportation services, residential service options, dental services and veteran services. As a leader in social services for individuals with disabilities and special needs, Easterseals NH employs more than 1,400 individuals who serve more than 26,900 children, adults and seniors in over 90 programs throughout the state. To learn more about Easterseals NH, visit www.easterseals.com/nh.

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