Shell Point Retirement Community will offer its third annual Summer Music Series which will be open to the general public, as well as Shell Point residents. This series will include three performances by talented performers in the Church Auditorium located on The Island of Shell Point. The artist roster and dates are as follows:
3 Divas & The Dons
Friday ~ June 15, 2012 at 7:30pm
Grand Floridian Society Orchestra
Monday ~ July 30, 2012 at 7:30pm
Saturday ~ August 18, 2012 at 7:30pm
Members of the Marketing Department of Shell Point Retirement Community received a local image award from the Southwest Florida Chapter of FPRA (Florida Public Relations) for the Shell Point website. Mike Haber, Web Master for Shell Point Retirement Community; and Richard Cerrina, Art Director for Shell Point Retirement Community received an Award of Distinction for the Redesign of www.shellpoint.org.
Shell Point updated online presence, both visually and functionally, to meet their goal of creating a dynamic site that properly reflects the thriving community and special residents that make Shell Point truly unique. Utilizing modern web technologies, a foundation was built that acts as the hub of their current and future online initiatives with three main objectives built-in to the design and construction. The site first serves as a host for the vast array of engaging multimedia content Shell Point has developed, including virtual tours; video testimonials; photo galleries; floor plans and the monthly community magazine, Shell Point Life. Next is the site’s ability to provide tools for starting and maintaining on-going conversations with prospective residents. Numerous features were incorporated for lead generation and tracking, detailed analytics reporting, as well as integration of social media channels such as Facebook and Twitter to facilitate a continued conversation and word-of-mouth marketing. Finally, the site serves as a repository of news and information that encourages repeat viewership and attendance to the many sales and concert events on property through the use of event listing/sign-up features, specialized concert series pages, and e-commerce functionality.
The Newest ALF Hosted Ribbon Cutting Event and Tours for Local Business Professionals
The newest assisted living facility (ALF) at Shell Point Retirement Community has opened its doors for new residents. The Springs hosted a ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration on Monday, April 16, offering tours of the building to all who attended. More than 50 local professionals arrived to take part in this event, and all who were there enjoyed refreshments provided by The Springs chefs and hospitality staff. The Springs is the third ALF at Shell Point. The community opened the King’s Crown on The Island at Shell Point in 1987, and added The Arbor in The Woodlands at Shell Point in 2005.
Summer Clinics Offered For Golfers Age 7 to 15
The Shell Point Golf Club will offer a Junior Golf Camp to golfers age 7 to 15 years old. The four day camp will be held at the Shell Point Golf Club from 9am to 12:30pm on June 4, 5, 6, and 7.
Classes will be directed by Assistant PGA Professional John Alfuth and Teaching Professional Steve Pereira, while being supervised by PGA Golf Professional, Michael Raber. The program will review all aspects involved with the game of golf including etiquette, rules, short game, and full swing. The cost is $100 for the camp and it is recommended that participating juniors have their own golf clubs and pull cart. To register for the Junior Golf Camp, please call the Shell Point Golf Club at (239) 433-9790.
Residents of Southwest Florida who would like to learn about resort style retirement options and lifecare, are invited to attend one of several informational meetings at Shell Point Retirement Community. One of Shell Point’s experienced retirement counselors will explain the numerous benefits received when becoming a resident at Shell Point.
The Academy at Shell Point invites southwest Florida residents to attend an Academy class on The Arab Spring – One Year Later. The presentation will take place on Monday, May 7 from 6:45pm to 8:15 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.
Shell Point welcomes back Professor Adrian Kerr to discuss the key stepping stones that led to almost simultaneous uprisings across North Africa and the Middle East in the spring of 2011 as he focuses on the Arab Spring. The Middle East has always been an enigma to observers in the West. It was the birthplace of three of the world’s major religions and contains a majority of the planet’s oil and gas. It has been fought over for more than four thousand years and during this time many nations have risen and collapsed, with entire tribes of people completely disappearing. Even today this region is torn by political unrest and conflict.
Shell Point Retirement Community is partnering with the Alzheimer’s Association- Florida Gulf Coast Chapter and Senior Friendship Centers to host “Tips and Tea”, a special event for family caregivers on Saturday, April 21, from 10am to 2pm. Family caregivers are welcome to attend and enjoy an afternoon focused on education, relaxation, and community resources to help offer a break from the normal routine of caregiving.
Attendees at this event will learn more about community resources available to them, including the Senior Friendship Centers adult day program; Shell Point’s assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing, and rehabilitation services; and the many resources available through the Alzheimer’s Association. Activities will include the Alzheimer’s Association Memory Mobile offering free memory screenings from 10am to 3pm, helpful community resource information, tours of the Senior Friendship Centers Adult day center, refreshments provided by Shell Point, and door prizes. Emily Reese, Program Specialist for the Alzheimer’s Association- Florida Gulf Coast Chapter, will offer presentations at 11am and 1pm providing helpful tips for caregivers regarding stress.