Southwest Florida Community Foundation Grants Shell Point $18,000

Hope Hospice Program to Benefit

FORT MYERS, FL – Shell Point was recently the recipient of a benevolent gift from the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, with a grant of $18,000 for furnishings in the new hospice program located at The Pavilion. The hospice program at Shell Point was introduced to serve the residents of the community, as well as citizens from the public of Southwest Florida. The program is run under the auspices of Hope Hospice of Lee County to provide additional hospice beds in the area.

President Peter Dys accepted the gift from Mr. Paul Flynn, Executive Director of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation and retired Fort Myers Attorney, Mr. John Sheppard, a member of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation Board of Trustees. The grant was part of the 2002 Summer Grant Program, and was the largest grant awarded this cycle by the foundation.

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Award-Winning Dining

Variety Praised by Contemporary Long Term Care Magazine

FORT MYERS, FLBountiful buffets at the Crystal Room. Grill specialties at the Island Cafe. Homemade specials at the Cafe Promenade. Fine dining at The Mahogany Room.

The variety of dining choices available at Shell Point has caught the attention of Contemporary Long Term Care magazine, a trade publication that covers the industry of healthcare and housing for senior adults. In its September 2002 issue, Shell Point was honored with an “Order of Excellence” award for the best customer service and dining procedures among all senior facilities in the country.

“I’m proud of all of our dining services employees and the hard work they do every day,” said Al Slickers, director of hospitality.

One of the most important aspects of Shell Point’s excellence, according to the magazine, is utilizing the feedback continuously garnered from residents. “We exist only to serve them,” said Slickers, “and we thrive on their thoughts and comments. Much of this award belongs to them.”

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