Shell Point Honors Poster Contes Winner From Lehigh Schools

Grandchildren Honored Their Grandparents By Creating a Poster for the 1st Annual Poster Contest

 

 

 

 

 

FORT MYERS, FL (September 30, 2009) – Shell Point Retirement Community has awarded prizes in its first annual grandparents day poster contest. Among all of the winners in the contest, students at Lehigh High School and Sunshine Elementary were recognized for their winning posters in the contest.

“Grandparents touch the lives of children in a special way, and the relationship between grandparents and their grandchildren is an important one,” said Lynn Schneider, assistant vice president of communications and marketing at Shell Point. “The entries we received in this contest were delightful. Our committee of resident judges enjoyed viewing all of them, and had a tough time choosing the winners from so many wonderful entries.”

More than 200 children from across the United States entered the Shell Point’s Grandparents Poster Contest by creating a poster that illustrated the special relationship that they have with their grandparents. A majority of the posters came from Lee County, but others arrived from as far away as Houston Texas; Gig Harbor, Washington; Cincinnati and Powell, Ohio; Palm Harbor, Florida; Charleston, West Virginia; and Brentwood, Tennessee.
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Shell Point Honors Poster Contest Winners From Sanibel

Grandchildren Honored Their Grandparents By Creating a Poster for the 1st Annual Poster Contest

FORT MYERS, FL (September 30, 2009) – Shell Point Retirement Community has awarded prizes in its first annual grandparents day poster contest. Among all of the winners in the contest, several students from Sanibel Recreation Center were recognized.

“Grandparents touch the lives of children in a special way, and the relationship between grandparents and their grandchildren is an important one,” said Lynn Schneider, assistant vice president of communications and marketing at Shell Point. “The entries we received in this contest were delightful. Our committee of resident judges enjoyed viewing all of them, and had a tough time choosing the winners from so many wonderful entries.”
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Shell Point Honors Poster Contest Winners From Area Schools

Grandchildren Honored Their Grandparents By Creating a Poster for the 1st Annual Poster Contest

FORT MYERS, FL (September 30, 2009) – Shell Point Retirement Community has awarded prizes in its first annual grandparents day poster contest. Among all of the winners in the contest, several students were recognized from three Fort Myers schools: Summit Christian School, South Fort Myers High, and Evangelical Christian School.

“Grandparents touch the lives of children in a special way, and the relationship between grandparents and their grandchildren is an important one,” said Lynn Schneider, assistant vice president of communications and marketing at Shell Point. “The entries we received in this contest were delightful. Our committee of resident judges enjoyed viewing all of them, and had a tough time choosing the winners from so many wonderful entries.”
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Shell Point Honors Poster Contest Winners From Cape Coral School

Grandchildren Honored Their Grandparents By Creating a Poster for the 1st Annual Poster Contest

FORT MYERS, FL (September 30, 2009) – Shell Point Retirement Community has awarded prizes in its first annual grandparents day poster contest. Among all of the winners in the contest, several students from Providence Christian School were recognized.
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Shell Point Presents Southwest Florida Symphony In Two Concerts

FORT MYERS, FL (September 28, 2009) – The Southwest Florida Symphony will perform two concerts at Shell Point Retirement Community in the third annual Southwest Florida Symphony Concert Series hosted by the community according to Dawn Boren, director of resident life. This series will feature two concerts including:
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Famous Shell Point Model Train Room Attraction Re-Opens For Visitors

FORT MYERS, FL (September 22, 2009) – The Gulf Coast Model Railroad at Shell Point Retirement Community will re-open on Friday October 2, after their summer hiatus was held to complete maintenance and upgrades to the display. Visitors from all over the Southwest Florida area are welcome to stop by and see the many new features that have been added to the display over the summer. This display is located on the Island at Shell Point; the “Train Room” as it is called by the Shell Point residents, offers a very unique look at the state of Florida. Among the new features on the display, is a new trolley line exhibit running with its own overhead wire.
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Shell Point Residents Are Always Prepared For A Hurricane

Shell Point Retirement Community Has Hurricane Shelter On-Site

NOTE-THIS FACILITY IS NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
FORT MYERS, FL (September 11, 2009) – Where’s the safest place to be in a hurricane? For residents of Shell Point the answer is simple – and close to home.

Shell Point residents, and employees, are able to “weather” tropical storms and hurricanes in the facility’s parking garage, which doubles as a hurricane shelter strong enough to withstand a Category Five storm with winds up to 200 mph and beyond. The on-site shelter was built in 1994, after Shell Point’s directors realized the ineffectiveness of an off-site evacuation of residents, including some who are bedfast, in the event of a hurricane.

To maximize the shelter’s year-round usefulness, planners chose a parking garage design, which serves as its everyday function. The designers and contractors set much more stringent criteria than building codes required at the time, making it quite possibly the sturdiest parking garage in the state, and certainly one of the safest hurricane shelters in a retirement community. Its foundation is made of precast concrete piles driven into bearing soils approximately 65 to 70 feet below grade. The construction also used precast concrete elevated floor and roof slabs, and precast beams, columns, and shearwalls.
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Shell Point Offers Seond Annual Speaker Series

FORT MYERS, Fla. (September 10, 2009) —Shell Point Retirement Community’s second annual Speaker Series will begin in January, according to Dawn Boren, director of resident life for Shell Point. The Series features Dan Buettner, World Renown Explorer and National Geographic Writer; Gary Small, M.D., Professor of Psychiatric and Biobehavorial Sciences; and Dr. Harold G. Koenig, Founding Co-Director of the Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health. All residents of Southwest Florida are invited to attend, but tickets are required. This series will be presented during the following dates and times:
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Shell Point Participates In Active Aging Week

Shell Point Academy Manager Appointed to Serve on National ICAA Board

FORT MYERS, FL (September 8, 2009) – Teri Kollath, Manager of The Academy at Shell Point, has been asked to serve on the 2009 Visioning Board of the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA), an association that supports professionals who develop wellness and fitness facilities and services for age 50-plus adults. While serving on this board, Kollath will represent Shell Point Retirement Community (winner of the ICAA’s most innovative active aging programs for 2008), take part in a visioning meeting at the annual conference in December, participate in interviews, advise the ICAA on the progress and potential directions for active aging with the sphere of her expertise as manager of The Academy at Shell Point.

ICAA is the world’s largest association dedicated to changing the way we age by uniting professionals in the retirement, assisted living, recreation, fitness, rehabilitation and wellness fields. The council supports these professionals with education, information, resources, and tools, so they can achieve optimal success with the growing population of people who are 50 years and older. ICAA is one of more than 50 of the most prominent health and aging organizations working to implement the National Blueprint on Aging.
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