SHELL POINT ASSISTED LIVING HOSTS ‘HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS’ EVENT

FORT MYERS, Fla. ( November 26, 2012 ) – Shell Point Retirement Community’s Assisted Living facilities will host a “Home for the Holidays” event to allow individuals the opportunity to learn more about the assisted living options at Shell Point. This event will take place on December 22, 23, 24, 26, and 27 from 10a.m. to 5p.m. at The Springs Assisted Living, located at the entrance to Shell Point.

“The holidays are a time when families gather together to celebrate; however, they can also be a time for discussing the future,” said McKenzie Millis, Assisted Living Healthcare Marketing Specialist for Shell Point. “Individuals concerned for a parent or loved one may find it difficult to discuss such serious issues as healthcare, transportation, driving, and even a decline in health. That’s why this event is so helpful. Families can get information on how to approach this conversation from experienced professionals at Shell Point.”

Assisted Living at Shell Point is designed to create a homelike environment, while offering resort-style services and features to assist in maintaining optimum health and independence; with the reassurance of knowing that assistance is always available should it be needed. According to Millis, Shell Point Retirement Community offers the finest assisted living choices available with a variety of price points and floor plans to choose from.

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SHELL POINT DONATES TO LOCAL FOOD PANTRY

The Shell Point ‘Cares’ Program Provided Healthy and Delicious Food to F.I.S.H. in Time for Thanksgiving

FORT MYERS, Fla. (November 21, 2012) – Shell Point Retirement Community’s “Shell Point Cares” program donated several bags of nutritious food to the F.I.S.H. Food Pantry on Sanibel Island to help those in need during the holidays. Staff members of Shell Point Assisted Living visited F.I.S.H. on Sanibel to drop off this generous gift.

“With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, this donation could not have arrived at a better time,” said Christine Swiersz, F.I.S.H. Program Director. “We are planning to provide over 42 families a full Thanksgiving meal. Shell Point’s donation will greatly assist our many clients in need around the holidays and will help to re-stock our year-round food pantry. We truly appreciate Shell Point for offering a helping hand so we can continue to help our neighbors on the Islands.”

“With Shell Point Retirement Community being in such close proximity to Sanibel Island, we truly consider the Island to be one of our closest neighbors,” said McKenzie Millis, Assisted Living Healthcare Marketing Specialist. “We are proud to support F.I.S.H. in its mission of neighbors helping neighbors. We work closely with the entire F.I.S.H. team in sharing resources and expertise in the healthcare and retirement arena.

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Shell Point’s Skilled Nursing Center Rated 5 Stars Larsen Pavilion at Shell Point Nationally Recognized

FORT MYERS, Fla. (November 20, 2012) – The Larsen Pavilion at Shell Point Retirement Community has earned a Five Star Rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the national agency responsible for overseeing the quality ratings of skilled nursing facilities that participate in Medicare or Medicaid.

The Five Star Quality Rating System is used by CMS as part of the agency’s “Nursing Home Compare” public reporting site, which ranks each nursing home by a set of criteria. The primary goal in providing this rating system is to provide residents and their families with an easy to understand assessment of nursing home quality, making meaningful distinctions between high and low performing nursing homes.

The rating system features an overall five-star rating based on facility performance for four types of performance measures, each of which has its own associated five-star rating. These domains are: Federal Health Inspections, Staffing Levels, Quality Measures, and Overall Rating.

The Larsen Pavilion received a coveted 5 out of 5 star Overall Rating, as well as 5 out of 5 stars in the categories of Quality Measures and Staffing, placing it in the top 20% of the best nursing facilities in Florida.

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THE SHELL POINT OPEN CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT WAS A HUGE SUCCESS

The 9TH Annual Charity Shell Point Open Raised $24,000

FORT MYERS, Fla. (November 19, 2012)

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The 9th Annual Shell Point Open Charity Golf Tournament, raised $24,000 that will benefit the Waterside Medical Complex which offers medical and healthcare services to residents of Shell Point and the surrounding local community. This complex includes the Larsen Pavilion (a 219 bed skilled nursing facility), a state-of-art rehabilitation center, and many more healthcare services.

“This was our 9th year hosting the Shell Point Open,” said Timothy Stephenson, executive director of the Legacy Foundation. “Golfers and sponsors alike continue to support and enjoy this tournament each year because of developing lifelong friendships, and the opportunity to help with a worthwhile cause. This tournament is just one way that we can help individuals receive the best healthcare possible, while also having some fun.” Continue reading “THE SHELL POINT OPEN CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT WAS A HUGE SUCCESS”

SHELL POINT ACADEMY CLASS ON RUSSIA REVISITED

FORT MYERS, Fla. (November 15, 2012) – The Academy at Shell Point invites Southwest Florida residents to attend an informative presentation, Russia Revisited, by Thomas Tyrell, retired lawyer and former economic advisor to the UK government. This presentation will take place on Tuesday, November 27, at 10am, in the Grand Cypress Room of The Woodlands at Shell Point Retirement Community. Tickets are required and the cost to attend this presentation is $10 per ticket.

Thomas provided three sessions in the Academy last fall on “Russia in The Twenty First Century – Who Lost The Peace Dividend?” This fall upon his return from the Isle of Man, he will share with us his perspective on Russia since then.

“A lot has happened in Russia this past year, and we always enjoy Thomas’ learned interpretations, especially gleaned from his half year over there,” said Teri Kollath, Manager of Academy and Volunteer Services.

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SHELL POINT 2012-2013 CONCERTS AND CONVERSATION SERIES OPEN TO PUBLIC

FORT MYERS, Fla. (November 14, 2012) – The Concerts and Conversation Series at Shell Point Retirement Community will again be open to the public announced Dawn Boren, director of resident life for Shell Point Retirement Community. This series will feature four concerts, and following each concert participants will enjoy a beverage and dessert reception with the performers. The list of performers includes:

• Merling Trio – Monday, November 26, 2012 at 7:00pm – The Merling Trio is widely recognized as one of today’s premier ensembles. Their fusion of violin, cello, and piano has led them to be hailed as a brilliantly distinguished group endowed with remarkable gifts of communication, magnificent precision, and an impeccable blend of sound. A truly international trio, it brings together musicians from Polish, Japanese, and Dutch backgrounds. Following its New York debut in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, and named finalist for the Naumburg Foundation Chamber Music Award, the group has maintained an active tour schedule throughout the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Story Photo

 

 

 

Thomas Pandolfi – Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 7:00pm – Young American pianist Thomas Pandolfi is an exciting virtuoso who, with each passing season, is becoming more and more sought after by audiences worldwide. He is repeatedly showered with superlatives by critics for his passionate artistry and amazing technique. His orchestral appearances often feature beloved masterpieces by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, and Liszt. Thomas Pandolfi’s career has already included performances with such European orchestras as the George Enescu Philharmonic and the Cluj Philharmonic of the Republic of Moldova. He has also performed with American Symphony Orchestras throughout the country. Thomas Pandolfi is a graduate of The Julliard School, where he earned both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees as a scholarship student. The Washington Post acclaimed Thomas Pandolfi as “an artist who is a master of both the grand gesture and finesse.” Story Photo

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SHELL POINT WELCOMES SPANISH BRASS IN FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS CONCERT SERIES

FORT MYERS, Fla. (November 7, 2012)

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Shell Point Retirement Community welcomes Spanish Brass on Thursday, December 6 as part of the 10th Annual Fine and Performing Arts Concert Series. This concert will begin at 7:30pm in the Village Church auditorium located on The Island at Shell Point, and tickets are $35 each.

Enjoy the delightful music of the Christmas season with Spanish Brass, a brilliant quintet comprised of two trumpets, a trombone, a French horn, and a tuba. From classical to contemporary, Spanish Brass has spanned the globe performing eclectic musical programs from an elegant repertoire to the delight of audiences from Hong Kong to Brazil to New York and beyond.

Since capturing first prize in the 1996 “Ville de Narbonne” 6th International Competition for Brass Quintets (France), Spanish Brass has enthralled audiences at prestigious events such as the Great American Brass Band Festival, Festival de Musique de Radio (France), Granada International Festival of Music and Dance (Spain), Cheju Summer Festival (Korea), Kalavrita Festival (Greece), and many others. With impeccable phrasing and collaborative chemistry, Spanish Brass offers selections ranging from Bach and Mozart to flamboyant Hispanic works by Albeniz and Turina.

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SHELL POINT ACADEMY CLASS LOOKS AT CUBA THEN, CUBA NOW

FORT MYERS, Fla. (November 1, 2012)

Story Photo The Academy at Shell Point invites Southwest Florida residents to attend an informative presentation by Robert Macomber on Cuba Then, Cuba Now. This presentation will take place on Tuesday, November 13, at 1pm, in the Grand Cypress Room of The Woodlands at Shell Point Retirement Community. Tickets are required and the cost to attend this presentation is $10 per ticket.

Join award-winning author and lecturer Robert N. Macomber for a discussion of his tenth and recently released novel, Honorable Lies, an espionage story set in 1888 Havana. The novel follows Commander Peter Wake, of the U.S. Office of Naval Intelligence, who has been given the daunting mission to locate and rescue two missing operatives in his spy network who are feared captured by the Spanish counter-intelligence authorities. Macomber will tell us about the nest of intrigue that was Havana in the 1880’s, during the fight for Cuban independence from Spain. And he will also let us know what it is like now, from his experiences during three journeys inside Cuba to research and write the novel.

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