SHELL POINT PRESENTS THE FOURTH ANNUAL SOUTHWEST FLORIDA SYMPHONY SERIES

FORT MYERS, Fla. (August 30, 2010) – The Southwest Florida Symphony will once again perform two concerts at Shell Point Retirement Community in the fourth annual Southwest Florida Symphony Concert Series hosted by the community according to Dawn Boren, director of resident life. The two concert performances are Classically Simple on Tuesday, February 1, and Genesis on Tuesday, March 1, both concerts will take place at the church auditorium on The Island at Shell Point at 7:30pm.

“Residents all across Southwest Florida have shown their love and appreciation for symphony music,” said Boren. “The residents of Shell Point are pleased that the Southwest Florida Symphony performs here on our property so that they can enjoy the concerts close to home. It is just one of the many ways we try to make sure that all our residents have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of performances and presentations here.”

In the performance, Classically Simple, join the Southwest Florida Symphony as they perform three unique pieces including Prokofiev’s Classical Symphony no. 1, Symphony no. 103 “The Drumroll” by Joseph Haydn and Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations. Prokofiev’s “Classical” Symphony has become one of his most popular and accessible works. Haydn’s Symphony no. 103 was the second to last of twelve symphonies that Haydn ever composed. Since its premiere, the “Drumroll” Symphony has been a favorite among classic music lovers and is frequently performed around the world. Along with these timeless classics, the Southwest Florida Symphony will indulge in the most charming and graceful of all works for orchestra and cello, Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations as well as JC Bach’s Cello Concerto in C minor, both featuring cello soloist Mihai Marica.

The Southwest Florida Symphony returns on March 1 with Genesis. In a season celebrating 50 years, it is only natural to reflect on how much the Southwest Florida Symphony has grown from its humble and eager beginnings. As a special treat, Maestro Hall has decided to take everyone back to the time of the very first concert and recreate it for today’s audiences. You will hear the exact same program that launched the Southwest Florida Symphony in 1961, which includes the ever-popular Symphony no. 5 by Beethoven. Even if you do not know classical music, everyone recognizes the triumphant da-da-da-daah’ at the beginning. This program also included Schubert’s breathtaking Symphony no. 8 in B minor, “The Unfinished Symphony,” and Intermezzo from Harry Janos Suite by Kodaly. Please let the Symphony office know if you attended the inaugural 1961 concert. The Symphony Board of Trustees and staff would like to make you a special part of this concert.

Tickets are currently on sale for $15 individually, or both concerts can be purchased at a discounted rate of $25. To purchase tickets or receive additional information about the concert series, please call (239) 454-2067 for payment information on individual or group packages.

The concerts are held in The Village Church auditorium on the Island at Shell Point.

Shell Point Retirement Community is a not-for-profit continuing care retirement community located in Fort Myers just off Summerlin Road, two miles before the Sanibel causeway. Shell Point has received national accreditation from CARF-CCAC, and is a nationally recognized leader in the retirement industry. The community offers retirement living in a resort-style environment with an 18-hole championship golf course which is open to the public, as well as recreational/fitness facilities and deep water boating access for its residents. To learn more about Shell Point, visit us at www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-780-1131.

 

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Shell Point Golf Club Welcomes Veterans

FORT MYERS, Fla. (August 27, 2010) –     The Shell Point Golf Club is pleased to participate in the nationally recognized Patriot Day Golf from September 3 through September 6. Veterans will pay only $30 and receive 3 golf balls with the Folds of Honor logo, a drink, complimentary range balls and 18 holes of golf, and proceeds from this event support the Folds of Honor. To make your reservation to participate in this event, call (239) 433-9790.

“We are honored to be participating in such a worthwhile cause for those who have given so much for the freedom of our country,” said Michael Mongoven, Director of Golf for Shell Point Golf Club. “I want to personally invite all veterans to come out and enjoy a round of golf and support a wonderful cause. We want to let everyone know that every day is a great day for golf at the Shell Point Golf Club.”

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SHELL POINT ACADEMY WELCOMES SANIBEL AUTHOR CHARLES SOBCZAK

FORT MYERS, Fla. (August 24, 2010) – The public is invited to attend a presentation by Sanibel Author Charles Sobczak, sponsored by The Academy at Shell Point. The event will take place on Wednesday, September 8, starting at 10:00am in the Grand Cypress Room located in The Woodlands neighborhood in Shell Point Retirement Community.

    Sobczak lives and writes on Sanibel Island, and in this presentation, he will share his experience of living on Sanibel Island through his recently published book Living on Sanibel: A Nature Guide to Sanibel and Captiva Islands. The event is free, however, space is limited. If you would like to sign up for this presentation, or for more information, please call (239) 454-2054.

    “We have such a beautiful environment here in Southwest Florida with so much to see and interact with” said Teri Kollath, Manager of Academy and Volunteer Services. “I am so happy that Mr. Sobczak will help us focus on the unique richness that surrounds us with the in depth look that his book provides.”

The Academy at Shell Point is a lifelong learning educational initiative for the residents of the retirement community. The Academy provides anywhere from 70 to 115 classes each trimester, that encompasses a well-rounded curriculum of educational opportunities for senior adults. The Academy at Shell Point was named as one of 2008’s most innovative active aging programs by the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA), an association that supports professionals who develop wellness/fitness facilities and services for age 50-plus adults.

Shell Point Retirement Community is a not-for-profit continuing care retirement community located in Fort Myers just off Summerlin Road, two miles before the Sanibel causeway. Shell Point has received national accreditation from CARF-CCAC, and is a nationally recognized leader in the retirement industry. The community offers retirement living in a resort-style environment with an 18-hole championship golf course which is open to the public, as well as recreational/fitness facilities and deep water boating access for its residents. To learn more about Shell Point, visit us at www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-780-1131.

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SHELL POINT INTRODUCES 2010/2011 FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS CONCERT SERIES

FORT MYERS, Fla. (August 13, 2010) – The schedule for Shell Point Retirement Community’s ninth annual Fine and Performing Arts Concert Series of 2010/2011 has been announced by Dawn Boren, director of resident life for Shell Point Retirement Community. This series will feature five concerts including:    

The International Chamber Soloists – Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at 7:30pm

The King’s Singers – Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at 7:30pm

Dallas Brass – Monday, February 14, 2011 at 7:30pm

The Four Freshmen – Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 7:30pm

Angela Brown, Soprano – Thursday, April 7, 2011 at 7:30pm

“The residents at Shell Point thoroughly enjoy the variety of arts and cultural choices available to them right here in our community,” said Boren. “The 2010-2011 Fine & Performing Arts Concert Series has assembled a lineup of artists of equal parts artistic excellence, international acclaim, superb entertainment, virtuoso performers and a sense of surprise. This is sure to be an iconic concert series, where music of the fine and performing arts is defined.”

Tickets for the concerts are $35 each, or a season ticket of all five concerts can be purchased for $125, for a savings of $50. This year an additional ticket option is available which allows purchasers to pick three concerts of the five for $90. To purchase tickets or receive additional information about the concert series, please call (239) 454-2067 for payment information on individual or group packages.

Shell Point Retirement Community is a not-for-profit continuing care retirement community located in Fort Myers just off Summerlin Road, two miles before the Sanibel causeway. Shell Point has received national accreditation from CARF-CCAC, and is a nationally recognized leader in the retirement industry. The community offers retirement living in a resort-style environment with an 18-hole championship golf course which is open to the public, as well as recreational/fitness facilities and deep water boating access for its residents. To learn more about Shell Point, visit us at www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-780-1131.

The International Chamber Soloists – Tuesday, November 9, 2010
The International Chamber Soloists features a unique group of extraordinary young string players from all over the world. There are musicians from Russia, Bulgaria, Belarus, Latvia, Korea, Taiwan, New Zealand, Australia, Brazil, and the United States. It all started in the United States, when prominent violinist Dmitri Berlinsky moved from Russia to New York as a winner of Young Concert Artists and several international competitions. While performing as soloists for major orchestras in U.S., Europe, Latin America, Asia and Australia he had a dream to establish a chamber orchestra of exceptional talented musicians. He did just that, and today The International Chamber Soloists are a great international success.

The King’s Singers – Tuesday, December 14, 2010
This Christmas Season will feature a rare opportunity to hear a live holiday concert performance by the King’s Singers, “Still unmatched for their musicality and sheer ability to entertain”, The London Times. The 2009 Grammy Award winners The King’s Singers have put forth the highest caliber of a cappella performance since the group’s inception at King’s College, Cambridge in 1968. The world premier men’s ensemble, The King’s Singers, delight audiences around the globe with their incomparable musicianship, charm and whit. This concert of traditional carols and holiday music is sure to make the Christmas Season bright.

Dallas Brass – Monday, February 14, 2011
Since its founding in 1983 by Michael Levine, the Dallas Brass has become one of America’s foremost musical ensembles. The group has established a unique blend of traditional brass instruments with a full complement of drums and percussion, which creates a performing entity of extraordinary range and musical challenges. The Dallas Brass repertoire includes classical masterpieces, Dixieland, Swing, Broadway, Hollywood and patriotic music. In addition to their solo performance, the Dallas Brass likes to inspire our youth, and have invited the Cypress Lake School for the Arts to perform with them in this concert extravaganza. Celebrate Valentine’s Day with us, your loved ones, and the Dallas Brass!

The Four Freshmen – Thursday, March 24, 2011
The Four Freshmen will take us back to the good old school days with a vocal harmony like no other, with their four part harmony, a twist of elegance, a splash of swing and a whole lot of fun. The exciting presentation of these consummate entertainers offers lively blended arrangements, audience pleasing charisma and humor that are sure to entertain. As the Wall Street Journal exclaims, “Long live The Four Freshmen…May they never graduate”. Created in 1948 at Butler University, The Four Freshmen are the longest lasting vocal harmony group.

Angela Brown, Soprano – Thursday, April 7, 2011
Miss Angela Brown personifies the ideal American dramatic soprano: sheer vocal power; luxurious finesse; shimmering high pianissimos; and a charming personality larger than life. Her highly successful Metropolitan Opera debut sparked a media excitement with revues from The New York Times; “At last an Aida”, The Associated Press: “She combines a potent, dusky lower register with a striking ability to spin out soft high notes of shimmering beauty. There’s no doubt her voice is powerful enough for Verdi”, CBS Evening News: “The feature of opera has arrived,” along with features on the front page of The New York Times, Oprah Magazine, Essence Magazine, Classical Singers, Reader’s Digest, and Psychology Today.

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SHELL POINT LANDSCAPE TEAM MEMBERS RECEIVE NUMEROUS CERTIFICATIONS

FORT MYERS, Fla. (August 12, 2010) – Three members of the Landscape department at Shell Point have received two major certifications recently, helping to expand on the landscape and environment conservation expertise offered to the retirement community.

Jeff Holmes earned his status as a Florida Certified Horticultural Professional from the Florida Nursery Growers and Landscape Association (FNGLA). Holmes has been with Shell Point since April 2009, and is the ninth member of the Landscape Department to achieve this certification. This certification tested his knowledge on plant identification, plant biology, plant nutrition, plant disease and pest problems, plant usage in the landscape, irrigation practices, pesticide usage, and proper safety procedures. Group Photo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SHELL POINT EMPLOYEE JOSEPH JULMEUS RECEIVES AWARD FROM FAHSA

FORT MYERS, Fla. (August 6, 2010) – Joseph Julmeus, Laundry Supervisor for Shell Point Retirement Community, recently received the 2010 Employee of the Year award from the Florida Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (FAHSA) at their annual conference on Monday, July 26. Julmeus has been with Shell Point for over 20 years offering superb service to the residents in the retirement community, while also serving as a strong advocate for the Ft. Myers Haitian Community.    

“Joseph Julmeus is an exceptional individual whose dedication, customer service, and outstanding performance with both Shell Point and the local community makes him a truly deserving individual for this award,” said Paul Yacovitch, Facility Operations Manager. “He shows a strong dedication for the care of Shell Point’s residents, and his exemplary work ethic resulted in a supervisory position in the organization. Joseph personifies Shell Point’s Core Values of Caring, Serving, and Satisfying with every action in his role as a supervisor.”

Julmeus received this award due to his character both at work in Shell Point, and in the Haitian Community. He shows deliberate focus on balancing customer and operational needs with the business and fiscal realities of the company. For example, as Laundry Supervisor, through observation of outside contractors performing critical and specialized maintenance on key items of equipment (at a considerable cost) he learned to safely and effectively perform most of the maintenance himself. He is now solely responsible for the laundry equipment preventive maintenance program thereby saving considerable operating costs yet never sacrificing production or quality of service to residents.

Joseph’s outstanding performance and dedication to Shell Point residents is further demonstrated by duties above and beyond the scope of the day to day. During two very traumatic and perilous hurricanes, which hit Southwest Florida (Hurricanes Charlie and Wilma), Joseph was one of the employee volunteers who elected to stay on property during both storms to help support emergency operations. (Note: Shell Point has an onsite hurricane shelter and residents do not evacuate.) Additionally, Joseph is always one of the first responders to emergency situations both during and after normal business hours.

Another aspect of Joseph’s commitment to service is his involvement with the Haitian community at Shell Point, within Fort Myers, and abroad. At work, Joseph is a trusted peer who frequently acts as interpreter for other Haitian employees. He willingly helps many of the staff work through issues whenever language presents a barrier to comprehension. He is also active in the Fort Myers community and his church organizing assistance to send clothing and material items to less fortunate Haitian families locally and in Haiti. Of particular note is the fact Joseph takes weeks of personal vacation time so that he can accompany a private medical assistance team (doctor and nurses) who go to Haiti to provide free medical care and also to assist in local construction projects. Joseph was in Haiti working with one such team when the horrific earthquake in January devastated that nation.
Group Photo Another aspect of Joseph’s commitment to service is his involvement with the Haitian community at Shell Point, within Fort Myers, and abroad. At work, Joseph is a trusted peer who frequently acts as interpreter for other Haitian employees. He willingly helps many of the staff work through issues whenever language presents a barrier to comprehension. He is also active in the Fort Myers community and his church organizing assistance to send clothing and material items to less fortunate Haitian families locally and in Haiti. Of particular note is the fact Joseph takes weeks of personal vacation time so that he can accompany a private medical assistance team (doctor and nurses) who go to Haiti to provide free medical care and also to assist in local construction projects. Joseph was in Haiti working with one such team when the horrific earthquake in January devastated that nation.

The Florida Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (FAHSA) was established in 1963 as a Florida not-for-profit corporation. Its purpose is to provide leadership, advocacy, and education for retirement housing and nursing home communities that serve the needs of Florida’s retirees. FAHSA is committed to assisting its members in providing the highest quality of services possible to the residents they serve. To accomplish its purpose, the association provides up-to-date information, education, representation, group services, and networking as well as prompt, efficient service to the professional staff of its member communities.

Shell Point Retirement Community is a not-for-profit continuing care retirement community located in Fort Myers just off Summerlin Road, two miles before the Sanibel causeway. Shell Point has received national accreditation from CARF-CCAC, and is a nationally recognized leader in the retirement industry. The community offers retirement living in a resort-style environment with an 18-hole championship golf course which is open to the public, as well as recreational/fitness facilities and deep water boating access for its residents. To learn more about Shell Point, visit us at www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-780-1131.

SHELL POINT WELCOMES THE BARBARY COAST DIXIELAND BAND

FORT MYERS, Fla. (August 4, 2010) – Shell Point Retirement Community will welcome the Barbary Coast Dixieland Band to perform on February 17, 2011 at 7:30pm. Tickets are required and the concert will take place in the Church Auditorium on The Island at Shell Point.   

The Barbary Coast Dixieland Band has been to Shell Point in the past, and has always been one of the most popular performances we offer,” said Dawn Boren, director of resident life for Shell Point Retirement Community. “We are so happy to welcome them back to the community and know that this will be a sold out show. They always manage to get audience members toe-tapping to every song they play, and offer a vibrant energy that visitors can feel from the stage.”

The Barbary Coast Dixieland Band has been performing for 40 years, was elected into the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame, and rated among the finest Dixieland Bands in the country. The band plays everywhere from paddleboats in Mississippi to Nagasaki, Japan. The group is comprised of six talented musicians who play 18 instruments, and who are such versatile musicians, that they occasionally swap instruments on stage without missing a note.

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