About Chris Votolato, Psy.D, Director of Behavioral Health, Shell Point Retirement Community

Dr. Chris Votolato has been with Shell Point since 2007. Dr. Votolato received his doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the American School of Professional Psychology in Washington, D.C. His undergraduate degree from Loyola College and his master’s degree from the University of Baltimore are both in the field of Psychology. In addition to his administrative role at Shell Point, Dr. Votolato provides both therapeutic and neurocognitive services to geriatric patients in outpatient, long-term and acute rehabilitation care, and nursing home settings. He has special interests in memory and cognition, as well as stress and anxiety. He has presented to a wide variety of audiences from consumer groups to police officers, on a range of topics related to mental illness and stress.

Exercise Your Brain


We all know how important it is to exercise our bodies, but did you know your brain needs to be exercised, too? According to the Alzheimer’s Association, exercising your brain on a regular basis decreases your risk of cognitive decline Continue reading Exercise Your Brain

Living with Alzheimer’s


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Healthy Aging with Three Simple Changes


Shell Point’s LifeQuest wellness program recently featured guest speaker and local gerontologist Emily Reese. Emily presented an interactive program from the national Alzheimer’s Association and discussed healthy aging techniques using cognitive activities, physical fitness and exercise, diet and nutrition, and Continue reading Healthy Aging with Three Simple Changes