United Way Donation Goal Met

Residents Give Over $35,000

FORT MYERS, FL (February 19, 2001) – For many years, the residents of Shell Point have been an important part of the United Way Campaign, earning recognition as leaders in supporting this vital community service. This year was no exception, with Shell Point exceeding its goal of $35,000, with a grand total of $35,427! The community is proud to be the home of four Keel Club Members (donating $1,000 or more), as well. At a recent Residents’ Council meeting, Dr. Erwin Rudolph, chairman of the Residents’ Council, was presented with a plaque of appreciation by United Way associate Kay Timms.

(photo at right) United Way campaign associate Kay Timms, Shell Point coordinator Cindy O’Grady, resident volunteer Dr. Erwin Rudolph, United Way campaign chair Laurel Smith (with life preserver), resident volunteer Jean Gilman, and Shell Point volunteer coordinator Teri Kollath.

United Way Campaign Chair Laurel Smith thanked the residents of Lee County for their tremendous generosity in exceeding this year’s $3.4 million goal, as well as over 1,000 volunteers for spreading the campaign message, “Be a Life Saver. Support United Way.” The 2000-2001 Campaign was the 8th year in a row that the United Way of Lee County achieved or exceeded its goal. Continue reading “United Way Donation Goal Met”

Skilled Nursing Center To Expand

Healthcare Services To Benefit

FORT MYERS, FL (February 1, 2001) – Quality healthcare has always been a foundation of the caring environment that exists at Shell Point. With full-time staff physicians available 24 hours a day, an onsite pharmacy, behavioral and psychological services, and other benefits, Shell Point frees residents from “what-if” worries by providing health and medical services at every level of the continuum of care.

(photo at right) Pavilion residents and employees, Project Development team members, and employees of Wright Construction help spread the word of The Pavilion’s expansion.

The Pavilion, Shell Point’s skilled nursing facility, serves a vital role in short-term healthcare, rehabilitation, Alzheimer’s/dementia care, and long-term nursing care. The Pavilion is now entering an expansion phase, adding a new four-floor wing onto the existing building. According to administrator Tim Kimes, this will “enhance delivery of health care to all Shell Point residents.” It will provide much needed office space for Pavilion personnel, as well as increasing the available occupancy from 180 beds to 219 beds, with more emphasis on private and semi-private rooms.

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