Shell Point Kicks Off Healthcare Renaissance


Art Linkletter Featured Speaker at Gala

FORT MYERS – On Tuesday, January 13, 2004, Shell Point Retirement Community invited members of the media to witness the kick-off of the largest healthcare renaissance to be undertaken by the community in its 36-year history.

Groundbreaking for The Arbor
At 10:00 a.m. Shell Point VIPs, residents, and local dignitaries attended a formal groundbreaking event for The Arbor, Shell Point’s newest assisted living and medical clinic, to be located in The Woodlands community. The $32 million state-of-the-art facility will be built by Wright Construction and is scheduled for completion in 2006, eventually accommodating up to 164 residents on four floors. The Arbor will include a large central commons building that will contain a dining facility, a library, gathering rooms and medical offices. The residential areas will have social and game rooms, living room areas for casual relaxation, and country kitchens on every floor.
Jim Davey, Fort Myers Beach Mayor Dan Hughes, John Birge, Roger Schutte, Bob Southern, Peter Dys, Rita Southern, Fred Edman, Bob Hoel, Ron Edman and Steve Tirey participate in The Arbor groundbreaking ceremony.
Pavilion Commencement
Dignitaries, residents and VIPs regrouped at 2:00 p.m. to witness the beginning of a new level of excellence in health care, as a major renovation for The Pavilion skilled nursing facility began. The Heart of it All campaign will provide the means to fulfill Shell Point’s ambitious vision for a new Rehabilitation and Wellness Center, a chapel, expanded dining and program facilities, and enhanced living areas within The Pavilion. Buoyed by the hopes and aspirations of a broad-based family of supporters, the Campaign goal is to raise $5 million, to enhance the $9 million investment Shell Point has committed to help achieve the highest level of skilled nursing care possible. The renovation will be conducted by Jorgensen-Spurgeon of Sarasota, a construction company that specializes in health care renovations, and is expected to be completed in 2007.


Hundreds of people attended the ceremonies to announce the commencement of construction for the Pavilion Renovation.

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