SHELL POINT PRESENTS THE CONTIGUGLIA BROTHERS

FORT MYERS, Fla. (March 31, 2010) — The final performance in Shell Point Retirement Community’s 2009-2010 Fine and Performing Arts Concert Series will be the Contiguglia Brothers.  This concert will take place on Thursday, April 8, at 7:30pm in the Shell Point Church auditorium announced Dawn Boren, director of resident life for Shell Point Retirement Community.

“The 2009-2010 Fine and Performing Arts Concert Series has been a great success,” said Boren.  “Residents and visitors from all over Southwest Florida have enjoyed the variety of performances that were offered, and many are already asking what concerts will be in line for the 2010-2011 Series.” Continue reading “SHELL POINT PRESENTS THE CONTIGUGLIA BROTHERS”

SHELL POINT PRESENTS DAVID MAXWELL

FORT MYERS, Fla. (March 29, 2010) — Shell Point is proud to welcome well known Blues and Jazz Pianist David Maxwell, on Friday, April 16, 2010 at 7:30 p.m.  in the Shell Point Church Auditorium.

“We are so excited to host the performance of David Maxwell to benefit our Larson Pavilion renovation campaign. All ticket proceeds will contribute to this worthy project,” said Dawn Boren, Director of Resident Life.

David Maxwell plays many styles of blues, jazz and improvised music, but he is best known for his soulful virtuosity and unmatched ability to reach the heart of post-war Chicago Blues.  Through his work, he has gained the respect of artists, critics and fans and has established a reputation as one of the finest blues pianists alive.
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SHELL POINT FASHION SHOW OFFERED FUN AND FASHION WHILE RAISING MONEY FOR A GOOD CAUSE

FORT MYERS, Fla. (March 23, 2010) — Nearly 400 guests enjoyed an afternoon of spring fashions from Bell Tower Shops at the 2010 Shell Point Fashion Show and Tea, which raised $9,685 to benefit the community’s skilled nursing facility, which provides services to seniors throughout Southwest Florida.

(left) Shell Point resident Augusta Crane

The theme for this year’s event was “Confetti! The Colors of Spring” and showcased spring and summer fashions from Bell Tower Shops, which were generously provided by Talbots, Cache, Draper’s and Damon’s, White House Black Market, Trader Rick’s, Wallaby Trading Co., and Patchington. More than 30 women of all ages modeled the fashions, which included a variety of spring and summer wear, cruise and resort styles, casual day and evening wear, plus updated looks for the office.

“The annual fashion show has always been one of the highlights of the spring social calendar here at Shell Point and this year was no exception,” said Lynn Schneider, assistant vice president of marketing and communications at Shell Point.  “We held the show for several years and then decided to take a break and focus on other events, but the requests to bring back the show made us realize how much our residents and guests missed it. I am thrilled that we have reintroduced this event and that it was so well attended.”
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SHELL POINT INVITES SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TO VIEW PHOTO SHOW

FORT MYERS, Fla. (March 18, 2010) — The annual Shell Point Photo Show will be open to the public for viewing from April 5 through April 9.  The display will be available from 10am to 3pm during these dates, and will be inside the Resident Activity Center located on The Island at Shell Point Retirement Community.

Photo at right by Frank Moore, Shell Point resident

“The residents here at Shell Point have the chance to try so many things when they move in, and photography is just one way many residents show their creativity and unique views,” said Frank Moore, Shell Point resident and Photo Show Coordinator.  “In the Photo Club, we have beginners, all the way up to professional photographers, and everyone shares their knowledge, expertise, and ideas.”

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THE VILLAGE CHURCH AT SHELL POINT WELCOMES DAVID KIM AND RON MATTHEWS AS PART OF THE 2009-2010 SEASON OF PRAISE CONCERT SERIES

FORT MYERS, Fla. (March 10, 2010) — The next performance in the 2009/2010 Season of Praise Concert Series at The Village Church at Shell Point Retirement Community is David Kim, Principle Violinist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, with Ron Matthew, Pianist announced Randy Woods, minister of worship and music for The Village Church.  This concert will take place on Sunday, March 21, at 6:15pm in the Village Church Auditorium on The Island at Shell Point.

“The Season of Praise series offers uplifting and spiritual music for audiences, and I know that David Kim and Ron Matthews will offer a wonderful performance,” says Pastor Woods.  “Their experience and talents are so vast, and we are honored that they are participating in the concert series this year.”

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SHELL POINT WELCOMES THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA SYMPHONY TO PERFORM BACH AND MORE CONCERT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (March 8, 2010) —The Southwest Florida Symphony will perform a concert called Bach & More on Friday, March 19, at 7:30pm as part of the third annual Southwest Florida Symphony Concert Series hosted by Shell Point Retirement Community.

“We know that Shell Point residents and visitors show a deep appreciation of symphony music, and this series has become a huge success,” said Dawn Boren, director of resident life.  “This is our third season to partner with the Southwest Florida Symphony, and they have offered supreme performances for every audience member.”

Rich in soaring strings, this concert features two celebrated Bach works (from father and son), a dazzling oboe solo and Schubert’s mass in “G” with the angelic voices of the Symphony Chamber Chorus.  This concert will offer music varied supremely crafted in every note, featuring Dione Chandler, principle oboe; and SWFL Symphony Chamber Chorus.

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SHELL POINT INVITES PUBLIC TO ATTEND 2010 FASHION SHOW

FORT MYERS, Fla. (March 5, 2010) — Tuck that little black dress back into the closet as Shell Point presents “Confetti, the Colors of Spring!” Fashion Show & Tea on Thursday, March 18, at 2pm. Tickets for this popular annual event are $35 and will benefit the community’s skilled nursing facility, which provides services to seniors throughout Southwest Florida.

The theme for this year’s event is “Confetti! The Colors of Spring” and will feature spring and summer fashions from Bell Tower Shops, generously provided by Talbots, Cache, Draper’s and Damon’s, White House Black Market, Trader Rick’s, Wallaby Trading Co., and Patchington.  More than 30 women of all ages will be modeling the fashions, which will include a variety of spring and summer wear, cruise and resort styles, casual day and evening wear, plus updated looks for the office.

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SHELL POINT VOLUNTEER GROUP HAS GIVEN OUT 13,000 HEARTS

Huggie Hearts Volunteer Group Delivers Heart Pillows to Cardiac Patients

FORT MYERS, Fla. (March 5, 2010) — Shell Point Retirement Community is home to more than 2,200 residents, and most of those residents participate in one or more of the various volunteer groups on property.  One such group is the Huggie Hearts volunteer group in which Shell Point residents hand-sew pillows for cardiac patients in Southwest Florida, distributed by Gulf Coast Medical Center.  Recently, the 13,000th pillow was created and will be on display in the Gulf Coast Medical Center to honor the many years and pillows that have been given to cardiac patients.

(Left to right)
Susan Crowe, Director, Volunteer Resources and Auxiliary Development for Gulf Coast Medical Center
Nancy Stanfield, Volunteer President, Gulf Coast Medical Center Auxiliary
Judy Bolton, Shell Point resident
June Schneider, RN, Nursing Director, SPCM, VAN for Gulf Coast Medical Center

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FLORIDA GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE ALEX SINK HOSTS PUBLIC FORUM AT SHELL POINT RETIREMENT COMMUNITY

FORT MYERS, Fla. (March 5, 2010) — The public is invited to a forum with Democratic Florida Gubernatorial Candidate Alex Sink on Monday, March 22, at 10:00 am.  This community forum will be at Shell Point Retirement Community inside the Shell Point Church Auditorium on the Island.

Sink was elected as Florida’s CFO in 2006, and has led the charge to cut wasteful government spending and stand up for Florida’s consumers.  As CFO, Alex Sink has created programs such as ‘Safeguard Our Seniors’, aimed at protecting Florida’s seniors from financial fraud.  CFO Sink’s Safeguard our Seniors workshops have helped Florida seniors recover nearly $9 million and put senior scammers behind bars.

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THE VILLAGE CHURCH AT SHELL POINT CONTINUES THE 2009-2010 SEASON OF PRAISE CONCERT SERIES WITH THE PURDUE VARSITY GLEE CLUB

FORT MYERS, Fla. (March 1, 2010) — The 2009/2010 Season of Praise Concert Series continues on Sunday, March 14, with the Purdue Varsity Glee Club.  The performance will be at 6:15pm in The Village Church Auditorium at Shell Point Retirement Community announced Randy Woods, minister of worship and music for The Village Church.

“The Purdue Varsity Glee Club is a very popular group that entertains audiences all over the country and have quite a following of fans,” says Pastor Woods.  “We are pleased to have them in the 2009-2010 Season of Praise Concert series, and know that all who come to the performance will enjoy it.  Tickets are going quickly for this concert, so we anticipate a sold out crowd.”

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