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Fact Sheet

(as of Aug. 2015)

Shell Point Retirement Community is a nonprofit continuing care retirement community (CCRC) located in Fort Myers, Florida. Shell Point offers independent retirement living, assisted living, and skilled nursing in an active, resort-style environment for residents. To learn more, visit or call 1-800-780-1131.

At A Glance:
Year Established: 1968
President: Peter Dys, 1985 to present
Owned by: The Christian and Missionary Alliance Foundation, Inc.
Number of Residents: 2,400
Number of Employees: 1,000
Average Age: 74
Acreage: 600 acres

Number of Units
   • The Island independent living units (includes the Palm Acres neighborhood homes) = 771
   • The Woodlands independent units = 343
   • Eagles Preserve independent units = 110
   • The Estuary independent living units = 50
   • The Island assisted living units (King’s Crown) = 120
   • The Woodlands assisted living units (The Arbor) = 132
   • The Springs assisted living (open to the public) = 105
   • The Island skilled nursing facility (The Larsen Pavilion) = 219 beds (with 9 Hospice general inpatient care and 72 Memory Care beds)

Resident Life & Lifestyle
   • Deepwater location on the Caloosahatchee with direct Gulf access, located close to Sanibel Island and Fort Myers Beach
   • Free boat dockage with electricity and water
   • Three annual concert series: Fine & Performing Arts, Concerts and Conversations, and Southwest Florida Symphony series with nationally known performers
   • Full-time activities staff that plans numerous events, socials, trips, and concerts
   • Creativity Center with photo gallery and studio, art studio, pottery, ceramics, lapidary, stained glass, and woodworking shop
   • Classes and lectures through The Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point
   • Individual gardening plots, orchid greenhouse, and butterfly garden
   • 8,000-volume library, including large-print, audiocassette, CD, and DVD formats
   • Two top-of-the-line computer centers with Internet access and resources to assist residents, plus a mobile computer lab and numerous instruction classes at all levels, including Apple technology
   • Facilities and meeting rooms for resident use

Healthcare and Medical Services
   • J. Howard Wood Medical Center with five full-time staff physicians and three nurse practitioners
   • Arbor Medical Center offers on-site medical appointments with local healthcare specialists
   • Rehabilitation Center with inpatient and outpatient rehabilitative and individualized physical therapy
   • Specialized therapy programs, including memory care, stroke care, and pain management
   • Dedicated occupational therapy suite and aqua therapy pool
   • The Larsen Pavilion, a 219-bed skilled nursing facility
   • Onsite pharmacy with free home delivery
   • Hope Hospice general inpatient 9-bed unit on site
   • Home Health services
   • Three assisted living facilities (King’s Crown, The Arbor, and The Springs, which is open to the public)
   • Support groups that address various healthcare issues

Wellness and Fitness
   • LifeQuest, Shell Point’s 6-dimension approach to wellness and positive aging
   • Classes and lectures through Health Connection
   • Three fitness centers with state-of-the-art equipment and fitness instructors on staff
   • Professionally led exercise and aquacize classes
   • Four heated swimming pools
   • Lighted tennis courts
   • Miles of walking trails and bike paths
   • Support groups that address various health and wellness topics

   • $2 million LifeQuest Aquatic Center with a 99,000-gallon main recreation pool with two lap lanes, and a 23,000-gallon therapy pool with an easy-access ramp and an adaptable water chair
   • Direct deep-water access to the Gulf of Mexico
   • Boat docks with water and electric hook-ups
   • Four restaurants—The Palm Grill and Café Promenade at The Woodlands, Island Café and The Crystal Room on The Island (all open to the public)
   • Scheduled transportation to shopping centers, medical appointments, and activities around Fort Myers
   • Automobile and golf cart service and repair center
   • Shell Point Salon & Spa with full menu of professional services
   • Onsite hotel
   • Onsite dog park
   • Hurricane shelter to protect the resident population from effects of major storms (effectively used during Hurricane Charley in 2004)

Shell Point Golf Club
   • Newly renovated 18-hole championship golf course with platinum paspalum greens
   • Designed by well-known architect Gordon Lewis
   • Shell Point residents and their guests receive discounted rates
   • Fully stocked pro shop and snack bar
   • Grass driving range and practice green
   • Lessons available from PGA-certified professionals

The Village Church
   • Weekly worship services in a 1,000-seat sanctuary and auditorium
   • Season of Praise concert series with nationally known performers

Shell Point Retirement Community • Independent Living • Assisted Living • Skilled Nursing
15101 Shell Point Boulevard • Fort Myers, Florida 33908 • (239) 466-1131 - (800) 780-1131
A non-profit ministry of The Christian and Missionary Alliance Foundation, Inc.