Shell Point hosts Dr. Amanda Smith Jan. 28 to address medical breakthroughs in health care 

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CUTLINE: Dr. Amanda Smith of Byrd Alzheimer’s Center and Research Institute will establish an understanding for Alzheimer’s and dementias, cover current treatment and review the most recent research during a Shell Point Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries address on Monday, Jan. 28.

 

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Jan. 15, 2019) – Shell Point continues its fourth annual 2019 Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries series with a presentation by Dr. Amanda Smith of Byrd Alzheimer’s Center and Research Institute at 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 28 at the Village Church Auditorium on The Island at Shell Point. This educational health care program, entitled “Advances in Alzheimer’s Diseases,” is free and open to the public. To learn more or to register, call 239-433-7936.

During this presentation, Smith will establish an understanding of Alzheimer’s and dementias, cover current treatment and strategies, discuss advances and diagnosis, and review the status of current research and lifestyle behaviors that reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s.

Smith is the director of clinical research at the Byrd Alzheimer’s Center and Research Institute at the University of South Florida Health, as well as an associate professor in psychiatry and behavioral neuroscience at the University of South Florida’s Morsani College of Medicine.

This presentation is part of Shell Point’s 2019 Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries series, an annual community health care speaker program that serves as a resource for residents in the greater Fort Myers area. All Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries events are free to the public, and will be held in the Village Church Auditorium at Shell Point, 15100 Shell Point Blvd. in Fort Myers. To learn more, visit www.legacyshellpoint.org.

Shell Point’s 2018-2019 Fine and Performing Arts Series welcomes pianist Peter Fancovic Jan. 24

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CUTLINE: Shell Point Retirement Community continues its 2018-2019 Fine and Performing Arts Series with a performance by pianist Peter Fancovic at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24.

 

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Jan. 10, 2019) – Shell Point Retirement Community’s 2018-2019 Fine and Performing Arts Series continues its Concerts & Conversations program with a performance by pianist Peter Fancovic at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24 in the Grand Cypress Room at The Woodlands at Shell Point, 14441 Woodsong Lane in Fort Myers. Tickets for this event cost $30 and can be purchased online at www.shellpoint.org/concerts or by phone at 239-454-2067.

Born in Slovakia, Fancovic began his musical career at an early age as a soloist with the Conservatory’s Symphonic Orchestra and Bratislava Chamber Orchestra, winning first prize in the National Conservatory Competition. He received his master’s degree in piano performance at Manhattan School of Music in New York City.

In addition to his accomplishments as a classical pianist, Fancovic also has performed his own jazz transcriptions and renditions of early jazz piano music. He has been awarded prizes in the J.N. Hummel Piano Competition, held in Slovakia, as well as the Mariánské Lázně International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition and the Beethoven’s Hradec International Music Competition in the Czech Republic.

As part of Shell Point’s Concerts & Conversations program, guests can enjoy fellowship and a dessert reception with Fancovic following the concert.

Shell Point’s Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries speaker series welcomes Dr. Shane Shapiro of the Mayo Clinic

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CUTLINE: During Shell Point’s Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries series on Tuesday, Jan. 22, Dr. Shane Shapiro of the Mayo Clinic will discuss topics that include regenerative medicine and the misleading myths accompanying such treatments.

Jan. 22 program to address medical breakthroughs in health care 

 

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Jan. 7, 2019) – Shell Point kicks off its fourth annual 2019 Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries series with a presentation by Dr. Shane Shapiro of the Mayo Clinic, taking place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22 at the Village Church Auditorium on The Island at Shell Point. This educational health care program, entitled “Clinical Applications of Regenerative Medicine,” is free and open to the public. To learn more or to register, call 239-433-7936.

Dr. Shane Shapiro is a nationally recognized physician and the medical director of the regenerative medicine therapeutics program at the Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine. During this presentation, he will describe the current state of regenerative medicine applications available to patients in clinical practice. He will also debunk many of the myths and misleading information accompanying such treatments while highlighting legitimate progress in the field, such as the use of stem cells that may become available in the near future.

The 2019 Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries series is an annual community health care speaker program that serves as a resource for residents in the greater Fort Myers area. All Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries events are free to the public, and will be held in the Village Church Auditorium on The Island at Shell Point, located at 15100 Shell Point Blvd. in Fort Myers. To learn more, visit www.legacyshellpoint.org.

Shell Point’s 2018-2019 Fine and Performing Arts Series welcomes Memphis Motown Soul Experience Jan. 15

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CUTLINE: Shell Point Retirement Community continues its 2018-2019 Fine and Performing Arts Series with a performance by Memphis Motown Soul Experience at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15.

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Jan. 4, 2019) – Shell Point Retirement Community continues the Performing Arts program of its 2018-2019 Fine and Performing Arts Series with a performance by Memphis Motown Soul Experience, taking place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15 at The Village Church auditorium on The Island at Shell Point, 15100 Shell Point Blvd. in Fort Myers. Tickets for this event cost $40 and can be purchased online at www.shellpoint.org/concerts or by phone at 239-454-2067.

An ensemble of today’s most talented performers, Memphis Motown Soul Experience presents the sounds and moves of a musical era full of pioneering artists, classic songs, smooth choreography and exciting stage shows.

During the Shell Point concert series performance, the audience will groove to Memphis Motown’s recreation of indelible, soulful hits by The Temptations, The Supremes, Etta James, The Four Tops, Smokey Robinson and other musical forces who helped to reframe American culture.

Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries speaker series offers four free educational seminars at Shell Point  

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Photo 1: On Tuesday, Jan. 22, Dr. Shane Shapiro of the Mayo Clinic will discuss topics that include regenerative medicine, and the misleading myths accompanying such treatments, during this Shell Point Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries presentation.
Photo 2: Dr. Amanda Smith of Byrd Alzheimer’s Center and Research Institute will establish an understanding for Alzheimer’s and dementias, cover current treatment and review the most recent research during a Shell Point Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries address on Monday, Jan. 28.
Photo 3: Learn about the reverse effects of eating healthy from internationally recognized author and speaker Dr. Michael Klaper during a Shell Point Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries session on Thursday, Feb. 28.
Photo 4: Join Dr. Malissa Wood of Massachusetts General Hospital on Tuesday, March 26, as she covers lifestyle approaches that positively impact one’s cardiovascular and overall health, during the final Shell Point Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries session.

Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries speaker series offers four free educational seminars at Shell Point

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Jan. 2, 2019) – Shell Point has announced the roster for its fourth annual 2019 Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries speaker series, a free community health care resource for residents in the greater Fort Myers area.

This educational series, sponsored by The Legacy Foundation at Shell Point in conjunction with Shell Point Wellness Connections, will feature prominent local and national experts who will address recent advances in the fields of regenerative medicine, Alzheimer’s disease, nutrition, chronic disease and more.

“Each year the caliber of our speakers has grown. This year we are excited to welcome health care experts to share updates on the latest advances in medical research and health care practice,” said Jeff Cory, executive director of The Legacy Foundation at Shell Point.

  • Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 7 p.m. – “Clinical Applications of Regenerative Medicine,” presented by Dr. Shane Shapiro, Mayo Clinic
  • Monday, Jan. 28 at 2 p.m. – “Advances in Alzheimer’s Disease,” presented by Dr. Amanda Smith, Byrd Alzheimer’s Center and Research Institute at the University of South Florida Health
  • Thursday, Feb. 28 at 2 p.m. – “Nutrition Meets Modern Medicine: The Key to Reversing Chronic Disease,” presented by Dr. Michael Klaper, internationally recognized author and speaker
  • Tuesday, March 26 at 7 p.m. – “Make This the Healthiest Year of Your Life Yet!,” presented by Dr. Malissa Wood, Massachusetts General Hospital

All four Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries presentations are free to the public, and will be held at the Village Church Auditorium on The Island at Shell Point, 15100 Shell Point Blvd. in Fort Myers. Reservations are required for each program by calling 239-433-7936. To learn more, visit www.legacyshellpoint.org.

The 2019 season of Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries presentations is sponsored in part by: Lee Health Foundation, UBS Wealth Management and Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A.

Shell Point’s 2018-2019 Fine and Performing Arts Series welcomes ‘The Golden Years of Broadway’ Nov. 15

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CUTLINE: Shell Point Retirement Community continues its 2018-2019 Fine and Performing Arts Series with “The Golden Years of Broadway” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15.

 FORT MYERS, Fla. (Nov. 5, 2018) – Shell Point Retirement Community kicks off the Performing Arts program of its 2018-2019 Fine and Performing Arts Series with “The Golden Years of Broadway” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15 at The Village Church auditorium on The Island at Shell Point, 15100 Shell Point Blvd. in Fort Myers. Tickets for this event cost $40 and can be purchased online at www.shellpoint.org/concerts or by phone at 239-454-2067.

Join Broadway Pops veterans Jennifer Hope Wills, Sean MacLaughlin and Rob Gallagher, with New York City-based orchestrator and arranger Ryan Shirar, as they bring “The Golden Years of Broadway” to life. The musical group will include hit songs that set the standards for American musical theater, like, “Oklahoma! South Pacific,” “The King & I and “The Sound of Music.”

Throughout the performance, Broadway Pops will captivate audiences with their entertaining and innovative production and more than 10 hit classics from the 1940s and 1950s era.

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 for its 2,400 residents in an active, resort-style environment. Lifestyle amenities include deep-water boating access with free dockage, a championship 18-hole golf course, and other recreational and educational activities. To learn more, visit www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-780-1131.

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Shell Point’s Gulf Coast Model Railroad opens for season  

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FORT MYERS, Fla. (Nov. 1, 2018)Shell Point Retirement Community is pleased to announce the reopening of its popular Gulf Coast Model Railroad attraction on Monday, Nov. 5. Free tours are open to the public from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday through April 2019.

Modeled in the shape of Florida, the 43′-by-41′ Gulf Coast Model Railroad is set in the 1950s and 1960s, offering guests a unique perspective of notable sites throughout state. The model railroad display features several running trains and hundreds of recognizable miniature geographic landmarks, such as Tallahassee’s old Capitol Building, Pensacola freight yards, the Gainesville Gator Bowl, Walt Disney World, Kennedy Space Center with an orbiting Space Shuttle, Everglades, Sanibel Lighthouse, and even Shell Point Retirement Community.

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Shell Point’s 2018-2019 Fine and Performing Arts Series welcomes David Crohan Nov. 6

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CUTLINE: Shell Point Retirement Community welcomes pianist, David Crohan on Tuesday, Nov. 6, as part of the Concerts and Conversations program of Shell Point’s 2018-2019 Fine and Performing Arts Series.

 

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Oct. 24, 2018) – Shell Point Retirement Community kicks off the Concerts and Conversations program of its 2018-2019 Fine and Performing Arts Series with a performance by pianist, David Crohan, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6 at the Grand Cypress Room at The Woodlands at Shell Point, 15100 Shell Point Blvd. in Fort Myers. Tickets for this event cost $30 and can be purchased online at www.shellpoint.org/concerts or by phone at 239-454-2067.

Blind since birth, Crohan has become one of the most versatile pianists performing today, crossing the traditional boundaries between classical and jazz music with ease and sophistication. Crohan displayed musical precociousness at the age of three, and later earned his master’s degree in music from the New England Conservatory of Music. His distinguished audiences have included Bill and Hillary Clinton, Lady Bird Johnson, James Taylor, Carly Simon and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy on the occasion of her 100th birthday.

During this performance, Crohan will include music from his vast repertoire that spans from Beethoven, Scott Joplin and Andrew Lloyd Webber to the Beatles and Billy Joel. The program will draw on Crohan’s extensive classical training and expertise in music from bygone eras.

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 for its 2,400 residents in an active, resort-style environment. Lifestyle amenities include deep-water boating access with free dockage, a championship 18-hole golf course, and other recreational and educational activities. To learn more, visit www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-780-1131.

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  Shell Point presents 13th annual Artists and Artisans Holiday Bazaar Nov. 2-3

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Photo 1: Shell Point Retirement Community will present its 13th annual Artists and Artisans Holiday Bazaar Nov. 2-3 at The Village Church on The Island at Shell Point. Shell Point resident Beverly Shubel showcases her work at last year’s event.

Photo 2: Shell Point Retirement Community’s 13th annual Artists and Artisans Holiday Bazaar Nov. 2-3 will feature one-of-a-kind items created or enhanced by more than 60 talented Shell Point residents. Shell Point resident Linda Gardell showcases her artwork at the 2017 event.

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Oct. 18, 2018) – Shell Point Retirement Community invites the public to join its 13th annual Artists and Artisans Holiday Bazaar, taking place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2, and Saturday, Nov. 3 at The Village Church on The Island at Shell Point.

Hosted by creative Shell Point residents, the annual event will feature one-of-a-kind items created or enhanced by more than 60 talented Shell Point residents. The Artists and Artisans Holiday Bazaar provides guests with an array of unique, hand-designed items and novelty gifts in time for the holiday season, including specialty Christmas décor, Christmas novelties, stylish totes, jewelry, intricate wood sculptures, three-dimensional paper crafts, homemade tasty goodies, children’s clothing, stained glass, books, scarves and more.

“Shell Point residents put an incredible amount of effort, originality and care into the creation of quality products to be sold at our annual event,” said Karen Hubbard, Shell Point resident and chairperson of the craft show. “Spread holiday cheer by purchasing these one-of-a-kind treasures for someone special!”

Admission to the Artists and Artisans Holiday Bazaar is free and open to the public, although crafts may be purchased by cash or check only. After shopping, guests can enjoy a meal at one of Shell Point’s on-site public restaurants. For more information on the upcoming event, visit www.ShellPoint.org.

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 care for its 2,400 residents in an active, resort-style environment. Lifestyle amenities include deep-water boating access, six public restaurants, a championship 18-hole golf course, and many other recreational and educational activities. Learn more at www.shellpoint.org or 1-800-780-1131.

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Shell Point announces 2018-2019 Fine and Performing Arts Series

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Fall lineup to feature monthly performances November through April

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Oct. 16, 2018) – Shell Point Retirement Community has announced its 2018-2019 Fine and Performing Arts Series, which brings a variety of local and international performers to Shell Point’s campus in four distinct musical series: Fine Arts, Performing Arts, Concerts and Conversations, and Southwest Florida Symphony. Events are open to the public, with tickets available online at www.shellpoint.org/concerts or by phone at 239-454-2067.

“The 16th season of the Shell Point Fine and Performing Arts Series is filled with an impressive array of talented artists and dynamic performances,” said Laura Slack, director of resident life at Shell Point Retirement Community. “With three distinct musical series, along with skills of resident artists and artisans, this season offers something for everyone.”

The Fine Arts series highlights the artistry of Shell Point resident artists and artisans with three annual shows held during the 2018-2019 season. These free shows will showcase the creative work of many talented residents, and ranges from photography and painting to three-dimensional sculptures and intricate quilts.

  • Shell Point Artists and Artisans Holiday Bazaar – Friday, Nov. 2 and & Saturday, Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Village Church on The Island at Shell Point.
  • Shell Point Artists and Artisans Spring Fling – Friday, Feb. 8 and Saturday, Feb. 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Woodlands Commons at The Woodlands at Shell Point.
  • 2019 Shell Point Quilt Show – Saturday, March 2 at 10 a.m., Sunday, March 3 at noon, and Monday, March 4 at 10 a.m. in the Grand Cypress Room at The Woodlands at Shell Point.

The Performing Arts series features five concerts, with performances including some of Broadway’s most well-known hits, classical pieces from an award-winning ensemble and a big band musical performance from a group of internationally celebrated musicians. Concerts in this series will be held in The Village Church Auditorium on The Island at Shell Point. This year’s performances include:

  • The Golden Years of Broadway – Thursday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m.
  • Memphis Motown Soul Experience – Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 7 p.m.
  • Vienna Boys Choir – Tuesday, 26 at 7 p.m.
  • Benny Goodman: When Swing Was King – Thursday, March 14 at 7 p.m.
  • Siberian Virtuosi – Thursday, April 4 at 7 p.m.

Individual tickets for the Performing Arts series cost $40. Advance ticket packages are also available by musical series and provide savings up to $35.

Five Concerts and Conversations events will take place in the Grand Cypress Room at The Woodlands at Shell Point, which allow for an intimate, chamber-style performance, followed by refreshments and the opportunity to meet the performers. The Concerts and Conversations series includes performances by:

  • David Crohan, Pianist – Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m.
  • Peter Fancovic, Pianist – Thursday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m.
  • Con Brio Quartet, Strings – Wednesday, 13 at 7 p.m.
  • Sanibel Trio – Thursday, March 7 at 7 p.m.
  • Chrysalis Chamber Players – Tuesday, April 16 at 7 p.m.

Individual tickets for the Concerts and Conversation Series cost $30. Advance ticket packages are also available by musical series, and provide savings up to $20.

Shell Point is pleased to partner with the Southwest Florida Symphony to present three performances in the 2018-2019 Shell Point Fine and Performing Arts Series. Tickets for this series range from $25 to $35.

  • Tradition, Comfort and Joy – Friday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Appalachian Spring – Thursday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m.
  • Back-to-Back Bach – Thursday, March 21 at 7 p.m.

 To reserve tickets for any of the 2018-2019 Shell Point Fine and Performing Arts Series events, or to purchase advance ticket packages, contact the concert box office at 239-454-2067, or visit www.shellpoint.org/concerts. Tickets will be held for pick-up at will call on the night of the performance.

 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 for its 2,400 residents in an active, resort-style environment. Lifestyle amenities include deep-water boating access with free dockage, a championship 18-hole golf course, and other recreational and educational activities. To learn more, visit www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-780-1131.

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