FORT MYERS, Fla. (September 24, 2010) – The artist listing for the 2010/2011 Season of Praise Concert Series at The Village Church at Shell Point Retirement Community has been announced by Randy Woods, minister of worship and music for The Village Church. This series of uplifting performances, sacred music, and gospel songs will offer a total of nine different performers throughout the series. The artist roster and dates are as follows:
Ballet Magnificat presents: The Hiding Place
Sunday ~ November 14, 2010 @ 6:15 p.m.
A Christmas Celebration, with The Village Church Choir performing with local
instrumentalists including members of the SWFL Symphony
Sunday ~ December 12, 2010 @ 6:15 p.m.
The King’s Brass
Sunday ~ January 9, 2011 @ 6:15 p.m.
The National Christian Choir
Saturday ~ February 19, 2011 @ 7:15 p.m.
Sunday ~ February 20, 2011 @ 6:15 p.m.
Indiana Wesleyan University Choir
Sunday ~ March 6, 2011 @ 6:15 p.m.
The Wheaton Symphonic Band
Wednesday ~ March 9, 2011 @ 7:15 p.m.
Purdue University Glee Club (two performances)
Tuesday ~ March 15, 2011 @ 2:15 and 7:15 p.m.
Ron & Gary Matthews
Sunday ~ April 3, 2011 @ 6:15 p.m.
51 Strings (Jake & Hannah Muzzy, cello & harp)
Easter Sunday ~ April 24, 2011 @ 6:15 p.m.
“The Season of Praise Concert Series is an annual program that residents and visitors alike have enjoyed for many years at The Village Church,” says Pastor Woods. “Each season we try to provide a variety of musical presentations to inspire and delight audiences.”
Tickets will be available for purchase starting on Monday, October 4, 2010 and are $10 each. To purchase tickets, or receive additional information about the concert series, please call (239) 454-2147 or go to Village Church Events
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FORT MYERS, Fla. (September 22, 2010) – Shell Point Retirement Community welcomes Opera Naples to perform on Tuesday, October 19. Tickets are required to attend, and the performance begins at 7pm in the Church Auditorium on The Island at Shell Point.
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FORT MYERS, Fla. (September 21, 2010) – Shell Point Retirement Community will host a Fall Open House on Thursday, October 14, from 1pm to 3 pm. This event is free and open to the public.
“Shell Point is such a unique place to live, we want to invite the public to come out and learn more about the lifestyle we have to offer,” said Lynn Schneider, assistant vice president of marketing and communications for Shell Point.
The Fall Open House will offer visitors the chance to view two of the three neighborhoods that make up Shell Point Retirement Community. Seminars, tours, and entertainment have been planned for that afternoon; and buses will provide transportation to all events and locations throughout the community.
The Open House will include tours of decorated models located in the Island and Woodlands neighborhoods and retirement counselors will be on hand to answer specific questions, while others will present seminars explaining Shell Point’s lifestyle with lifecare model for retirement. There will be question-and-answer sessions after each presentation. “Visitors will receive a program with the schedule of events and locations when they arrive. This way they can pick and choose what they want to see while they are on our campus,” said Schneider.
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FORT MYERS, Fla. (September 20, 2010) – Shell Point Golf Club raised $260 for the Folds of Honor Foundation at the recent Patriot Golf Day held in September. Veterans were invited to play at the Shell Point Golf Club for only $30 and received 3 golf balls with the Folds of Honor logo, a drink, complimentary range balls, and 18 holes of golf.
The golf club had 333 rounds of golf played from September 3 through September 6. The money generated by this effort will be used by the Folds of Honor to benefit post educational scholarships for children and spouses of military men and women killed or disabled while serving our nation.
“It was truly an honor to participate in such a worthy cause,” said Michael Mongoven, Director of Golf for Shell Point Golf Club. “Being able to do something for the military and their families meant the world to me and my staff, and we hope that they know how much we all appreciate their sacrifices. It was also a pleasure to offer something special to the veterans who played and I know everyone had a great time here because every day is always a great day for golf here at the Shell Point Golf Club.”
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FORT MYERS, Fla. (September 13, 2010) – Shell Point Retirement Community welcomes the internationally acclaimed Jazz Ambassadors of the U.S. Army to perform in the Village Church Auditorium on The Island at Shell Point on Monday, October 25, at 7:00 pm.
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FORT MYERS, Fla. (September 13, 2010) – Shell Point Retirement Community will host several informational meetings from October to December to allow residents of Southwest Florida the opportunity to learn about the resort style retirement options and lifecare available in this nationally recognized retirement community. One of Shell Point’s experienced retirement counselors will explain the numerous benefits received when becoming a resident at Shell Point.
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FORT MYERS, FL (October 7, 2010) — Gail Sheehy, world-renowned author and literary journalist, will offer a presentation sponsored by The Academy at Shell Point. The event will take place on Tuesday, November 16, at 7:00pm in The Village Church Auditorium on The Island at Shell Point Retirement Community. Tickets for this presentation are $10 each, and the proceeds benefit the Rehabilitation Facility being added to the Larsen Pavilion Skilled Nursing. To purchase tickets, please call (239) 454-2067.
Sheehy has authored fifteen books, including Passages which remained on the New York Times bestseller list for more than three years and has been re-printed in 28 languages. She was a contributor to the New York Times as a literary journalist, and a contributing editor to Vanity Fair. Sheehy has received numerous awards for her in-depth character portraits of national and world leaders including both president Bush’s, Bill and Hilary Clinton, Newt Gingrich, Margaret Thatcher, Saddam Hussein, and Mikhail Gorbachev. Her newest book has something to say to everyone. She says, “No one really expects it but at some time or another, just about everyone has been – or will be – responsible for giving care, for a sustained period, to someone close them.”
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FORT MYERS, Fla. (September 1, 2010) – The Academy at Shell Point invites the public to attend a presentation by Kristie Anders, Education Director for Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation. The event will take place on Friday, September 17, starting at 10:00am in the Grand Cypress Room located in The Woodlands neighborhood in Shell Point Retirement Community.
Anders lives on North Captiva Island, and works on Sanibel Island, making her an expert on living and working the island life. She will discuss the pros and cons to island life, and even discuss what it was like to live and work on these barrier islands during Hurricane Charley in 2004. 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.
“Sanibel, Captiva, and North Captiva are such beautiful locations to live and work in, and they are so close to Shell Point,” said Teri Kollath, Manager of Academy and Volunteer Services. “It is a pleasure to have Ms. Anders visit the ‘mainland’ to offer insight into the lifestyle on these barrier islands, and how you can enjoy your visits there to their fullest.”
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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