The Arbor, one of Shell Point Retirement Community’s three assisted living facilities, observed its 10th anniversary this Aug. with a celebratory dinner for its 130 residents.
Rebecca Dearborn, The Arbor’s first resident in 2005, attended the dinner and shared her thoughts about her home. “What I appreciate the most is that the people here really seem to care about you. It’s the staff and my friends here who make it such a great place to live,” said Dearborn, who turned 100 years old in March. “The employees love each of us personally.”
The recent celebration not only marked the building’s anniversary, but also the tenth year of service for many of the original nursing, housekeeping, dietary, and hospitality staff members who were hired upon The Arbor’s opening. “The Arbor staff is just as dedicated to our residents today as they were in 2005,” said Rita Southern, director of assisted living and resident support services. “Shell Point’s entire assisted living care team is committed to supporting the highest level of independence that our residents’ health will allow.”
Located in The Woodlands neighborhood at Shell Point, The Arbor contains 132 assisted living residences with lifestyle amenities that include a formal dining room in addition to individual “Country Kitchens” on each floor, community-wide bus transportation, a tranquil outdoor gazebo, and a full-service salon and spa. Additional healthcare is offered by 24/7 licensed nursing staff and a medical center with an array of specialty physicians, ranging from cardiology to orthopedics, who see patients by appointment at The Arbor.
Shell Point also offers assisted living for any residents in the Southwest Florida community at The Springs, located at 13901 Shell Point Plaza, Fort Myers. The Springs offers affordable, month-to-month assisted living care on a private-pay basis, and provides access to Shell Point’s resort-style amenities and healthcare services. For more information about assisted living at Shell Point, or to request a brochure, visit www.shellpoint.org/assistedliving.
About Shell Point Retirement Community
Shell Point Retirement Community, founded in 1968, is a nonprofit continuing care retirement community located in Fort Myers, Florida. Shell Point offers independent retirement living, assisted living, and skilled nursing in an active, resort-style environment to its 2,400 residents. Lifestyle amenities include deep-water boating access with free boat dockage, and other recreational facilities. To learn more, visit www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-780-1131.
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