SHELL POINT OFFERS ASSISTED LIVING SEMINARS

FORT MYERS, Fla. ( July 26 , 2013)

Many people wait until a medical crisis before considering or making the move to assisted living, but the most difficult time to make decisions is when your health is in question and you are feeling weak. Senior adults and their family members can learn the facts and weigh the benefits of assisted living for themselves or a loved one by attending an Assisted Living Seminar at The Springs at Shell Point.

Shell Point’s team of experienced assisted living specialists, McKenzie Millis and Vivian Ciulla, is holding monthly seminars to help attendees determine if it is the right time to consider assisted living. During each seminar, they provide a better understanding of the differences between independent living, assisted living, and skilled nursing care. They also provide a checklist of questions to use when visiting and evaluating a potential new home for a loved one. The next seminars will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 23, and Friday, September 20 at The Springs. To learn more about assisted living and to register for one of the seminars, call 239-454-2077. Continue reading “SHELL POINT OFFERS ASSISTED LIVING SEMINARS”

SHELL POINT HONORED BY FLORIDA DIETETIC ASSOCIATION

FORT MYERS, Fla. ( July 25 , 2013)

SHELL POINT RESIDENTS HELP STUDENTS START THE SCHOOL YEAR OFF RIGHT

FORT MYERS, Fla. ( July 25 , 2013)

Residents of Shell Point Retirement Community hosted their annual summer school supply distribution event to benefit the children and grandchildren of the community’s employees.

A total of 600 bags brimming with school supplies for children attending kindergarten through fifth grade were distributed to Shell Point employees. All the supplies were donated by Shell Point residents, many of whom also volunteered to hand out the bags. Several staff members brought their children to the distribution event to thank the residents in person.

Committee chair Janet Bendall said Shell Point residents enjoy coordinating this event each year for the community’s employees. “We like to help ensure their children have a great start to their school year,” she said, adding that the group distributed 100 bags more than last year’s total of 500.

“We are so fortunate that our residents have continued this tradition,” said Karen Anderson, Shell Point’s assistant vice president of human resources.

Shell Point Retirement Community is a not-for-profit continuing care retirement community located in Fort Myers just off Summerlin Road and McGregor Boulevard, 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 with free boat dockage, and recreational and fitness facilities. To learn more about Shell Point, visit us at www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-780-1131.

SHELL POINT AND AUBUCHON HOMES BREAK GROUND ON SIGNATURE CUSTOM HOME FOR NEW NEIGHBORHOOD – THE ESTUARY

FORT MYERS, Fla. ( July 18 , 2013)

Shell Point Retirement Community has broken ground on the first custom home design that will be offered in the community’s new neighborhood, The Estuary. The home, featuring the “Useppa” floor plan design, will be located near the entrance to The Island at Shell Point and, when complete, will be easily accessible to Welcome Center visitors who will be able to tour the home by appointment on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Planned completion for the Useppa is currently scheduled for October.

The Estuary at Shell Point will be the planned community’s fourth neighborhood and will include 50 residences in a combination of single-family signature homes and twin villa homes, along with a community center and pool. Entrance fees for the homes will start at approximately $687,000 and will include all of the amenities and services available at Shell Point including complete lifecare and a 75% or 90% refundable contract. Lifecare provides a form of long term care insurance that includes access to assisted living and skilled nursing if needed.

Bob Southern, assistant to the president for project development at Shell Point, explained that he and his team selected Aubuchon Homes to build the first home because of the company’s solid reputation in Southwest Florida. “Aubuchon is known for quality construction and professionalism,” he said.

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SHELL POINT WELCOMES “THE BUZZ” SWEET ADELINE BARBERSHOP QUARTET COMPLETES SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

FORT MYERS, Fla. ( July 15 , 2013)

Shell Point Retirement Community welcomes The BUZZ as the final performance of their 2013 Summer Concert Series. The BUZZ, a Sweet Adeline Barbershop Quartet, performs on Friday, August 9 at 7:30 p.m. in The Village Church.

Already well-medaled individually before they got together, Nancy Cloeter, Debbie Cleveland, Karen Breidert and Jeannie Froelich have won several Sweet Adelines International Quartet championships as The BUZZ. They have been delighting audiences and happily living their “Four parts, One Voice” motto ever since.

Tickets are $15. To purchase tickets or for more information, please visit www.shellpoint.org/concerts or call (239) 454-2067.

Shell Point Retirement Community is a not-for-profit continuing care retirement community located in Fort Myers just off Summerlin Road and McGregor Boulevard, 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 with free boat dockage, and recreational and fitness facilities. To learn more about Shell Point, visit us at www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-780-1131.

HOPE HEALTHCARE SERVICES’ ADULT DAY HEALTH CARE PROGRAM A BENEFIT TO CAREGIVERS AT SHELL POINT

FORT MYERS, Fla. ( July 9 , 2013)

Caring for a loved one can be very rewarding, but finding time each week to run errands or go shopping may be a challenge. At Shell Point, the Hope Care Center—an adult day health care program coordinated by Hope HealthCare Services—is the ideal solution for caregivers who could benefit from having a place to take their loved one for a few hours of activity and socialization during the week.

The program offers care to individuals of all ability levels, including those with speech impairment, limited mobility, memory deficiency, incontinence, and other unique needs. Hope’s team of professionals lead therapeutic social and health activities, including light exercise sessions for strength and balance, games, gardening, art, music, pet therapy, and rest periods. Nutritious meals and snacks are also available.

“Individual care programs are based on each person’s interests, hobbies and career history, so that daily activities can be customized,” said Sue Stilson, Director of Hope’s Adult Day Health Program.

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