SHELL POINT WELCOMES GUESTS TO SPRING FASHION SHOW AND LUNCHEON

FORT MYERS, Fla. (February 29, 2012) – Shell Point invites guests to Brighten the Day and Light Up the Night at the community’s annual Fashion Show and Luncheon hosted by Shell Point Retirement Community on Friday, March 16, from 12pm to 2:30pm. Tickets for this popular annual event are $35 and guests will be treated to a delightful lunch while previewing the latest spring and summer fashions from Bell Tower Shops including Saks Fifth Avenue, Talbots, Cache, Draper’s and Damon’s, Banana Republic, GAP, Patchington’s, Trader Rick’s, and more.

“The Shell Point Spring Fashion Show has always been a popular event for our residents and the surrounding community,” said Lynn Schneider, assistant vice president of sales and marketing for Shell Point. “Of course, the fashions are always the main attraction and this year, more than 30 women of all ages will be modeling the current trends and 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.

“Guests will not only enjoy a delicious lunch while previewing the gorgeous fashions, but will have the opportunity to shop our Fashion Boutique. Local vendors will have unique and exquisite items on display for purchase before and after the show including a variety of accessories, gift items, fashions, purses, and jewelry that will be available for purchase.”

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MozART TO OFFER FINAL PERFORMANCE IN SHELL POINT’S 2011/2012 FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS CONCERT SERIES

FORT MYERS, Fla. (February 15, 2012) – The final concert in Shell Point’s 2011-2012 Fine and Performing Arts Concert Series will be MozART. This concert will take place in The Village Church Auditorium on The Island at Shell Point on Saturday, March 10, at 7:30pm.

Story Photo“This year’s Fine and Performing Arts concert series has been amazing,” said Dawn Boren, director of resident life. “And we know that our final concert of the season with MozART will delight audience members with their sophisticated, perfectly arranged, humorous performance.”

With an a la Victor Borge style, the MozART GROUP is a string quartet that consists of well-educated instrumentalists who graduated from the prestigious Academies of Music in Warsaw and Łódz, and decided to play classical music in a humorous way. They created a worldwide unique musical cabaret where the music, not the words, is the source of joy and laugher.

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SHELL POINT CONCLUDES ANNUAL SPEAKER SERIES, “IN THE FACE OF COURAGE” WITH DAVE SANDERSON

FORT MYERS, Fla. (February 14, 2012)

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Dave Sanderson will offer the final presentation, The Miracle on the Hudson, in Shell Point’s annual Speaker Series on Tuesday, March 6. This event will start at 7:00pm in The Village Church Auditorium on The Island at Shell Point. The series this year focused on the theme, “In The Face of Courage”, with speakers who told their stories of how they overcame a range of adversities. All residents of Southwest Florida are invited to attend, but tickets are required.

“This Speaker Series has been so inspirational, and I know that Dave Sanderson will offer a wonderful presentation on The Miracle that happened that day on the Hudson River,” said Dawn Boren, director of resident life for Shell Point. “The annual speaker series has grown over the last four years, and we look forward to offering it again in 2013 with more engaging and exciting speakers.”

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SHELL POINT ACADEMY OFFERS CLASS ON MODERN PIRACY

FORT MYERS, Fla. (February 8, 2012) – The Academy at Shell Point invites the public to attend an Academy class regarding Modern Piracy, Somali Pirates and The International Efforts Against Them on Thursday, March 1, in the Church Auditorium on The Island at Shell Point Retirement Community. Tickets are required to attend, and can be purchased for $10 each by calling (239) 454-2054.

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Award winning maritime author and lecturer Robert Macomber returns to Shell Point to offer an overview of the piracy situation in the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden. Guests will learn about the pirates, the merchant ships they prey upon, and the efforts of the international community to lessen the threat. Macomber will include in the presentation unclassified portions of his project for the Center for Army Analysis at Ft. Belvoir (Metro Washington DC) and personal anecdotes from his own confrontation with pirates in Columbia.

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FREE REAL ESTATE SEMINARS OFFERED BY SHELL POINT

Experienced Realtor to Offer Tips on Selling Homes in The Current Market

FORT MYERS, Fla. (February 7, 2012) –  Shell Point Retirement Community will team up with an experienced realtor to offer a seminar on “How to Sell Your Home in a Challenging Market.” Interested guests have the opportunity to choose the date and location that works best for them: on Wednesday, February 29 at Crown Plaza in the Bell Tower Shops; or Tuesday, March 6 at Palmetto Pines Country Club in Cape Coral. Both presentations will begin at 2pm, and space is limited, so reservations are required.
Story PhotoLocal realtor Paula Hellenbrand, with Encore Realty Services, will join Mary Moore, Moving Resources Manager at Shell Point, as they offer a presentation that focuses on tips for selling your home in today’s market. Guests will hear about the best ways to price and stage their homes, as well as receive professional advice on how to make the best of your moving experience. Ted Benjamin, Sales Director for Shell Point, will be present to offer information about current specials and discounts at Shell Point, in addition to a brief outline on the services offered in the retirement community.
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SHELL POINT INVITES SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TO 2012 ART SHOW AND SALE

FORT MYERS, Fla. (February 6, 2012) – The annual Shell Point Art Show and Sale is scheduled to take place on March 9, 10, and 11 inside the Social Center and the Resident Activity Center on The Island at Shell Point. The Resident Art Show Committee invites the public to view the artwork created by many of the talented artists who live in the retirement community at Shell Point. The show runs from 9am to 4pm on March 9 and 10, and then from noon to 3pm on March 11.

Story Photo“The art show continues to offer unique and beautiful artwork that inspires and captivates its viewers,” said Suzanne Bennett, Shell Point resident and Art Show Coordinator. “We are pleased to invite the public and to offer a chance to view and purchase original works of art created by talented Shell Point residents throughout the year.”

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SHELL POINT OFFERS SENIOR LIVING SEMINAR SERIES

Guests Invited to Attend a Variety of Seminars on Aging

FORT MYERS, Fla. (February 2, 2012) – Shell Point Retirement Community is pleased to offer a FREE seminar series on Senior Living in Southwest Florida which will provide guests with insightful tools and resources to understand the changing needs encountered by older adults. Shell Point’s experts will discuss everything related to lifestyles after 80, the seven dimensions of wellness, financial planning, and approaching a loved one on the topic of assisted living. Space is limited, so registration is required to attend. Each presentation will take place during the following dates and times:
• Lifestyles After 80 – Presented by Dawn Boren, Director of Resident Life at Shell Point
Thursday, February 9 at 6:00pm

• Mental Well-Being As We Age – Presented by Sue Stranahan, Shell Point Chaplain
Thursday, February 23 at 6:00pm

• Long Term Planning: Finances, Advanced Directives, and Insurance – Presented by Timothy Stephenson, Executive Director of the Legacy Foundation at Shell Point
Thursday, March 8 at 6:00pm

• How to Approach a Parent About Assisted Living? – Presented by Rita Southern, Director of Assisted Living at Shell Point
Thursday, March 22 at 6:00pm

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SHELL POINT ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE PUBLIC INVITED TO ENJOY HOME AND GARDEN SHOW

FORT MYERS, Fla. (February 2, 2012) – Shell Point Retirement Community will open its doors for a Home & Garden Open House on Thursday, February 23, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine. This event is free and open to the public.

Story PhotoThe theme of this open house, Home & Garden, focuses on the unique lifestyle and natural setting that Shell Point can offer residents, along with the security of lifecare. A few of the attractions on property for the day include a synchronized swimming show, floral demonstrations, craft bazaar, farmer’s market, model train room display, and more. There will be refreshments, door prizes, a health fair, and boat ride tours around The Island at Shell Point. Guests will also have the opportunity to take self-guided tours of the community, and visit several decorated models.

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