PORTLAND — Martin’s Point Health Care plans to unveil a new health education center with an open house for patients at its Portland campus Thursday morning.

The new center is in the old Marine Hospital building next to the Portland Health Care Center at 331 Veranda St.  The open house will include healthy cooking demonstrations by dietitians in the new kitchen, tours of the center, free prizes, information about classes and support groups, and an opportunity to visit an on-site farmer’s market. It is scheduled to take place from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

The center is intended to help patients manage chronic diseases and live healthier lifestyles, and offers classes on managing blood pressure, smoking cessation, living with diabetes and other topics.

Martin’s Point is a not-for-profit health care organization that operates nine health centers in Maine and New Hampshire. Martin’s Point also administers the US Family Health Plan in Northern New England, New York, and Pennsylvania, as well as Medicare Advantage health plans in for seniors in Maine.