SHELL POINT INVITES SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TO ATTEND QUILT SHOW

Bi-Annual Shell Point Quilt Show Will Be Open to the Public

FORT MYERS, Fla. ( March 28 , 2013) – The bi-annual Shell Point Quilt Show will be open to the public and will take place from Saturday, April 13, through Monday, April 15. The resident quilters invite the public to view the many sizes and varieties of hand crafted quilts on display, including quilts based on this year’s theme entitled “My Heritage”.

“We are inviting the public to view heirloom quilts on loan, quilters’ demonstrations, and new quilts focused on many quilters’ unique heritage,” said Michelle McCarthy, Shell Point resident and avid quilter. “We are also encouraging the public to vote for our quilters’ challenge winner!”

The 2013 Shell Point Quilt Show will be held inside the Social Center on The Island at Shell Point on Saturday, April 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, April 14, from noon to 4 p.m.; and Monday, April 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. In addition to the quilts on display, visitors will have the opportunity to listen to music performed by Shell Point resident musicians while perusing the orchids from the Shell Point Orchid House. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call Melody Desilets, volunteer coordinator at (239) 454-2290.

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 that is open to the public, deep water boating access, and recreational and fitness facilities. To learn more about Shell Point Retirement Community, visit us at www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-780-1131.

FASHION TRENDS FOR 2013 SHOW UP ON SHELL POINT RUNWAY

Fun, Fashion and Philanthropy at Shell Point’s 9th Annual Fashion Show

FORT MYERS, Fla. ( March 27 , 2013) – More than 500 guests enjoyed an afternoon of fun, fashion and philanthropy at the ninth annual spring fashion show held at Shell Point Retirement Community, raising $16,000 to benefit the new Aquatic Center, scheduled to begin construction sometime in 2014.

Shell Point partnered with Bell Tower Shops to show off 90 of the newest spring and summer fashions from such stores as Talbots, Saks Fifth Avenue, Brodeur Carvell, Caché, Island Living, Draper’s & Damon’s, Swim ‘N Sport, Patchington, Trader Rick’s, and Francesca’s Collections.

“The Shell Point Fashion Show has always been a popular event for our residents and guests, and this year’s attendance beat all of our previous records,” said Lynn Schneider, assistant vice president of sales and marketing for the non-profit community. “We make a special effort to ensure that the show is ‘ageless’ as we use volunteer models from all walks of life. Our youngest model was 10, and our oldest model was in her mid-70s. We showed clothing for every age group and all figure types so everyone in the audience was able to relate and enjoy the fashions.”

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CARPE DIEM QUARTET FINAL CONCERT IN SHELL POINT’S 10TH ANNUAL FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS CONCERT SERIES

FORT MYERS, Fla. ( March 19 , 2013)

Shell Point Retirement Community announces the Carpe Diem String Quartet as the final performance in its 10th Annual Fine and Performing Arts Concert Series. This concert will take place on Thursday, April 4, at 7:30 p.m. in The Village Church auditorium located on The Island at Shell Point.

Carpe Diem has earned critical acclaim with their innovative programming, electrifying performances, and a passion for audience engagement. Defying easy classification, the quartet continues to break boundaries and push the limits of the classical string quartet. Carpe Diem writes, arranges, and performs music of all styles, and works with artists of many different genres. Their musical passion has led them down the paths of gypsy, tango, folk, pop, rock, and jazz-inspired music, yet the quartet is equally at home with the traditional string quartet repertoire.

Carpe Diem is committed to changing the concert experience of chamber music. Using innovative programming, thematic concerts, popular music, cameras, and video to assist in the visual presentation, as well as speaking from the stage to better engage the audience, Carpe Diem is bringing new audiences into the concert hall and revitalizing the chamber music experience.

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DIANE BISH TO PERFORM ON EASTER SUNDAY AT SHELL POINT IN THE 2012-2013 SEASON OF PRAISE CONCERT SERIES

FORT MYERS, Fla. ( March 15 , 2013)

The Village Church at Shell Point Retirement Community welcomes virtuoso organist Diane Bish on Easter Sunday, March 31, at 6:15 p.m. as the next concert in the 2012-2013 Season of Praise Concert Series. This series of inspirational performances, sacred music and gospel songs brings the finest music and musicians into the heart of our church and community where it may be enjoyed by all.

Bish is the most visible and influential classical organist performing today. She has displayed her dazzling virtuosity and unique showmanship the world over to international acclaim, and her performances have been hailed by critics as stunning, fiery and astonishing. Bish is well known for her television program, The Joy of Music, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.

“It will be a very special privilege on Easter Sunday to host organist Diane Bish, particularly in light of the milestone anniversary of her television program, The Joy of Music,” said Pastor Randy Woods, minister of worship and music for The Village Church. “She has performed at Shell Point in the past, and the audiences loved her music. No doubt this concert will be exceptional!”

Tickets are now on sale and are $10 each. To purchase tickets online, go to http://www.shellpoint.org/seasonofpraise. To receive additional information about the concert series, please call (239) 454-2147.

The Village Church at Shell Point is a ministry of The Christian and Missionary Alliance and serves a congregation of more than 600. The Village Church is located near the entrance to the Island at Shell Point and seats 1,000 people. Shell Point Retirement Community is a retirement resort located in Fort Myers just off Summerlin Road, two miles before the Sanibel causeway. Shell Point is a nationally recognized leader in the retirement industry.

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

FORT MYERS, Fla. ( March 14 , 2013)

The Concerts and Conversation Series will offer its final presentation of the season on Thursday, March 28 at 7 p.m. with Douglas Renfroe, bass baritone and Joy Bowe, pianist. This event allows participants to enjoy a beverage and dessert reception with the performers after the concert. Tickets for this concert are $25 each.

Renfroe is a nationally acclaimed bass baritone who made his Lincoln Center debut in Schumann’s Paradise and Peri and his Carnegie Hall debut in Orff’s Carmina Burana. He has specialized in oratorio works and has performed throughout the United States and Europe. His concerts have included Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Braham’s Requiem, Medelssohn’s Elijah, and Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass. Renfroe has appeared with the Washington Opera and Boston Opera, and he has been a concert recitalist under Columbia Artist management. As a pianist, Bowe has performed extensively throughout the west coast of Florida. Originally from Houston, she has accompanied Renfroe on tour for the past five years. In addition to her accompanying, she is the assistant musical director for Temple Bat Yam on Sanibel and pianist at Beach United Methodist Church on Fort Myers Beach.

“The residents of Shell Point love the Concerts and Conversation Series because it allows them the exclusive opportunity to mingle with the artist following the performance,” said Dawn Boren, director of resident life for Shell Point Retirement Community. “We only offer a select number of tickets for each performance, and in the last few years, we decided to open ticket sales to the general public, and it has been a great success.”

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SHELL POINT WELCOMES SW FLORIDA RESIDENTS TO INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS

FORT MYERS, Fla. ( March 12 , 2013)

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 of becoming a Shell Point resident.

The informational meetings will be held at 10 a.m. on the following dates in the main Commons located in The Woodlands neighborhood at Shell Point:

• March 19
• April 3, 9, 17 and 23
• May 1, 7, 15, 21 and 29

A brief presentation will be given on the benefits of lifecare at Shell Point during the casually-structured meeting, where guests will learn about the numerous retirement options available at Shell Point. Included in the visit is a tour of two of the three neighborhoods: The Island and The Woodlands, where guests will receive information on the many amenities that are available to residents at Shell Point. Continue reading “SHELL POINT WELCOMES SW FLORIDA RESIDENTS TO INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS”

SHELL POINT INVITES SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TO VIEW PHOTO SHOW

FORT MYERS, Fla. ( March 13 , 2013)

The annual Shell Point Photo Show will be open to the public for viewing Monday, April 1 through Friday, April 5. The display will be held inside the Resident Activity Center located on The Island at Shell Point Retirement Community from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on these dates.

“This photo show will allow guests to view beautifully captured images ranging from brilliant landscapes to family pets – and everything in between,” said Dotty Morrison, 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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SHELL POINT INVITES SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TO 2013 ART SHOW AND SALE

FORT MYERS, Fla. ( March 11 , 2013)

Artists at Shell Point Retirement Community have been preparing for the past 12 months in anticipation of this weekend’s upcoming Shell Point Art Show and Sale, which is scheduled to take place on March 15, 16, and 17 at the Social Center and Resident Activity Center on The Island at Shell Point. The show runs from 10am to 3pm on March 15 and 16, and from noon to 3pm on March 17. This event is free and open to the public.

“Shell Point resident artists are extremely talented and the variety of artwork is amazing,” said Yvonne Schneff, Shell Point resident and art show coordinator. “This year’s exhibit will feature dozens of talented artists, and include a variety of mediums on display including acrylic, oil, watercolor, pencil, canvas, clay, wood, glass, pottery, and more, all created by Shell Point residents.”

“Thousands of people have attended this annual show through the years and the quality of work, as well as the variety, is outstanding,” said Lynn Schneider, assistant vice president of communications for the community. “Many residents who live here were professional artists in the past, while others have developed their skills as artists in their retirement when they finally had the time to focus on what inspired them rather than making a living or raising a family. For some, art has become a primary form of emotional expression and their art reflects that transcendent quality.”

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