SHELL POINT’S NEWEST ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY, THE SPRINGS, COMPLETES CONSTRUCTION

FORT MYERS, Fla. (March 27, 2012)

Story Photo The management of Shell Point Retirement Community has completed the construction and renovation of the community’s newest assisted living facility (ALF) called The Springs at Shell Point.

The Springs, which was formerly The Country Inn & Suites, is located at the corner of Shell Point Boulevard and McGregor Boulevard. The recent renovations included the construction of a full kitchen on the main floor, the construction and creation of additional common meeting spaces and offices, as well as targeted renovation in guest rooms. The new recreation rooms include, but are not limited to a cinema, arts and crafts studio, and game parlor. From start to finish, the renovations took approximately four months to complete. The overall cost of the renovation was $2 million, and the facility has 105 units ready for occupancy.

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THE SHELL POINT GOLF COURSE RECEIVES CERTIFICATIONS

FORT MYERS, Fla. (March 26, 2012)

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The Shell Point Golf Club was recently awarded certifications in multiple areas for The Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses (ACSP-Golf). The newest certifications are Water Quality Management and Chemical Use Reduction and Safety. Shell Point Golf Club already had the certifications for Environmental Planning and Water Conservation, and is working towards earning the remaining two categories of Wildlife/Habitat Management and Outreach and Education.

“Achieving certification in ACSP demonstrates leadership, commitment, and high standards of environmental management, and here at Shell Point we want to make sure we offer the best course for golfers, while protecting our surroundings and the environment,” said Mark Jacobs, Golf Course Superintendent for Shell Point Golf Club.

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SHELL POINT INVITES SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TO VIEW PHOTO SHOW

FORT MYERS, Fla. (March 21, 2012) – The annual Shell Point Photo Show will be open to the public for viewing Monday through Friday, from April 9 through April 13. The display will be held inside the Resident Activity Center located on The Island at Shell Point Retirement Community from 9am to 3pm on these dates.
Story Photo“Come experience this true art form of beautifully captured images ranging from brilliant landscapes to family pets- and everything in between!” encourages Frank Moore, Shell Point resident and Photo Show Coordinator. “From amateur photographers to professionals, this show reflects the outstanding talent of Shell Point residents.”

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THE KING’S CROWN AT SHELL POINT CELEBRATES 25 YEARS

King’s Crown Original Assisted Living Facility at Shell Point Retirement Community

FORT MYERS, Fla. (March 21, 2012) – Shell Point Retirement Community’s original assisted living facility, King’s Crown, will be celebrating 25 years of care and service in March. The King’s Crown is one of the oldest assisted living facilities in Lee County, and currently features 120 residential units.
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Shell Point Retirement Community began in 1968, and during the 1980s it was becoming clear that an assisted living facility was needed to help protect against the potential overuse of the onsite skilled nursing facility, The Pavilion. Shell Point management and residents took their needs to the County Commission, and were eventually given approval to proceed with the construction of the community’s first assisted living facility. Initial plans for this new facility got underway in 1985 with a ground breaking ceremony in the fall of that year.

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SEASON OF PRAISE CONCERT WRAPS UP WITH CLASSIC PRAISE

FORT MYERS, Fla. (March 14, 2012) –  The final concert in Shell Point’s 2011-2012 Season of Praise will take place on Easter Sunday, April 8, and will feature Classic Praise. This performance will take place at 6:15pm in the Village Church Auditorium on The Island at Shell Point.

“The Season of Praise has been another great success, and the responses we have received from residents and visitors alike have been overwhelmingly positive and we can’t wait to line up another great series for next year,” says Pastor Randy Woods, minister of worship and music for The Village Church. “Classic Praise is a perfect way to end this exciting season, and they will offer a very powerful and inspirational concert that is sure to express the joy of Easter.”

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SHELL POINT ACADEMY OFFERS ART HISTORY “LUNCH AND LEARN”

FORT MYERS, Fla. (March 2, 2012) – The Academy at Shell Point invites the public to attend a two session presentation which includes a boxed Iunch with the speaker, Professor Roxanne Precopia. This event allows us to explore various periods of art, including numerous artists, while focusing on the themes, The Crucifix in Art and Artistic Portrayals of Women in the Bible. The sessions will take place from 10:15am until 2:45pm on Wednesday, March 21, in the Village Church Auditorium on The Island at Shell Point Retirement Community. Space is limited, so tickets are required to attend, and can be purchased for $25 a piece by calling (239) 454-2054.

Story Photo“We are so happy to offer another class by Professor Roxanne Precopia,” said Teri Kollath, Manager of Academy and Volunteer Services. “She has such a unique way of taking a subject through the many eras of art history while bringing a fresh approach to the lecture. This is such a unique topic, with so much background and detail in history, that I know all who attend will find it fascinating.”

In the first session attendees will learn how the crucifix, a symbol of Christ’s death on the cross, has been a central image in art. This image has varied, reflecting the prevailing climate of religious thought as well as the artist’s personal expression of the narrative.

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SHELL POINT ACADEMY OFFERS CLASS ON THE HISTORY OF CHINA

FORT MYERS, Fla. (March 2, 2012) – The Academy at Shell Point invites the public to attend an Academy class regarding The Story of China From The Boxer Rebellion To Today on Monday, March 19 from 7:15pm to 8:45 pm, 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.

Story PhotoProfessor Adrian Kerr returns to Shell Point to examine the immense and varied country of China, and how it has been the most populous country on the planet since before the Roman times. The impact of China’s history, religion and culture is widespread and is felt every day as its influence continues to grow. He will start out discussing the Boxer Rebellion in the 1890’s and carry audience members through the history of China to the Mao control. All of these events played significant roles in the reform and westernization of China, making it a super power.

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