THE 7TH ANNUAL SHELL POINT OPEN SLATED TO TEE OFF IN NOVEMBER

FORT MYERS, Fla. (September 30, 2010) – The 7th annual Shell Point Open Golf Tournament, presented by the Legacy Foundation at Shell Point, will be held on Friday, November 12, 2010, at the Shell Point Golf Club in Fort Myers announced Timothy Stephenson, Executive Director of the Legacy Foundation at Shell Point. The tournament will raise funds for the Rehabilitation Center at Shell Point, which offers care to individuals with rehabilitation needs in the Southwest Florida area.

“This is the 7th year that we have hosted the Shell Point Open, and we are very pleased to have this opportunity available to us. Golfers and sponsors alike continue to support and enjoy this tournament because of developing friendships and the opportunity to help with a worthwhile cause,” said Stephenson. “The Rehab Center offers excellence in care and services to all individuals who need assistance in recovery from surgeries, stroke, or other ailments that need rehabilitation. This tournament is just one way that we can help individuals receive the best care possible while having some fun.”


The tournament registration will begin at 7:30am. UBS Financial Services Inc, The Scoggins/Moreland Group has graciously offered to be the Title Sponsor for the event. The cost to play in the 2010 Shell Point Open is $125 per person, which includes 18 holes of golf plus cart, player gift bags, prize opportunities, breakfast, and lunch. The Corporate Sponsors include Wright Construction; Alliance Development Fund; Alexander & Hoover, CPA’s, PA; and Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home.

The Rehabilitation Center at Shell Point provides inpatient, outpatient, and transitional care services to those who have suffered from stroke, orthopedic injury and/or surgery and progressive neurological disease. The Shell Point Rehabilitation services will be offered in a brand new, state-of-the-art facility in The Island neighborhood and is open to Shell Point residents as well as all of Southwest Florida.

If you are interested in learning more about this tournament, or would like to make a tax-deductible donation to the Rehabilitation Center at Shell Point, please contact Deborah Henning at (239) 466-8484.

The Shell Point Golf Club is an 18-hole Championship Golf Course that opened in 2000. The course offers a grass driving range and practice green, lessons, a fully-stocked pro shop and snack bar, and all the course golf carts are equipped with GPS monitors. The course is open to the public, and is located at the entrance to Shell Point Retirement Community in Fort Myers, Florida, just off Summerlin Road, two miles before the Sanibel Island Causeway. The Legacy Foundation was founded in 2002 as a non-profit organization serving the Shell Point community.

 

THE VILLAGE CHURCH AT SHELL POINT ANNOUNCES THE 2010-2011 SEASON OF PRAISE CONCERT SERIES

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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SHELL POINT HOSTS A FREE OPEN HOUSE FOR THE PUBLIC

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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THE SHELL POINT GOLF CLUB DONATES FUNDS TO WORTHY CHARITY

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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POINT OFFER SOUTHWEST FLORIDA RESIDENTS VIEW INTO LIFESTYLE WITH LIFECARE

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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PAUL GALBRAITH WILL PERFORM AT SHELL POINT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (September 9, 2010) – On Tuesday, September 28, Shell Point Retirement Community will welcome Paul Galbraith in concert at the Church Auditorium on The Island at Shell Point. Tickets will be required to attend, and the performance begins at 7pm.

    “We are pleased to welcome Paul Galbraith to Shell Point and are looking forward to an evening of exciting entertainment while he plays his eight stringed, classical guitar,” said Dawn Boren, director of resident life for Shell Point Retirement Community. “The residents here at Shell Point enjoy a variety of cultural and artistic entertainment with the many concert and speaker series we offer throughout the year, and this is considered a bonus concert, since it is in addition to the numerous concert and speaker series that are already planned.”

    Internationally renowned as a brilliant innovator of the classical guitar, Paul Galbraith has been working since the 1980’s towards expanding the technical limits of his instrument, besides augmenting the quantity and quality of its repertoire. These efforts have already resulted in a series of critically acclaimed recordings of works by Bach, Haydn, and Brahms, along with his own arrangements of folk tunes from various countries, all of which demonstrate the originality of his musical personality. By exchanging the traditional guitar for the eight string Brahmas Guitar, which he helped to develop, Galbraith found the ideal instrument with which to interpret the challenging classical transcriptions from his highly personal repertoire.

Tickets for this concert are $15 each, and the proceeds benefit the Rehabilitation Facility being added to the Larsen Pavilion Skilled Nursing. To purchase tickets, or receive additional information about this concert or other concert series, please call (239) 454-2067.

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.

GAIL SHEEHY TO SPEAK ABOUT CAREGIVING AS PART OF THE SHELL POINT ACADEMY

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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SHELL POINT ACADEMY OFFERS CLASS ON THE ISLAND LIFE

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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