Updated: March 2021

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 call 1-800-780-1131.

At A Glance:
Year Established: 1968
President: Martin Schappell
Owned by: The Christian and Missionary Alliance Foundation, Inc.
Number of Residents: 2,500
Number of Employees: 1,100
Average Age: 74
Acreage: 700 acres

Number of Units
• The Island independent living units (includes the Palm Acres neighborhood homes) = 772
• The Woodlands independent units = 343
• Eagles Preserve independent units = 110
• The Estuary independent living units = 73
• The Enclave independent living units = 35
• The Island assisted living units (King’s Crown) = 120
• The Woodlands assisted living units (The Arbor) = 132
• The Springs assisted living (also 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
• Five restaurants—Palm Grill and Blend at The Woodlands, Island Café and The Crystal on The Island, and Breezeway Cafe at the Golf Course Clubhouse (all open to the public as well as residents)
• 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 and Hurricane Irma in 2017)

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