FORT MYERS, Fla. ( January 20 , 2015)
Shell Point Retirement Community’s Larsen Pavilion Auxiliary volunteer group kicked off its 25th year with a volunteer recognition event in January 2015. The gathering celebrated the accomplishments of the previous year, and installed new Auxiliary president Jane Haines to guide the group’s upcoming 25th year of service.
In 2014, the Larsen Pavilion Auxiliary donated a total of 18,100 volunteer hours, and projects another 18,000 to be served in 2015. To date, Auxiliary volunteers have donated a total of 100,000 volunteer hours since the group’s founding in 1990.
The Auxiliary, made up of more than 250 resident volunteers, works year-round to offer life-enriching services in Shell Point’s five-star-rated skilled nursing facility, the Larsen Pavilion. Auxiliary volunteers assist professional staff by coordinating weekly activities, serving as dining companions, welcoming new residents, planning spiritual services, and much more.
“The services offered by the Auxiliary are an enhancement to what is provided by staff,” said Sherry Brown, director of long term care. “It is remarkable to see the connections between staff and resident volunteers as they work together for the common good of the Larsen Pavilion residents. We truly value the service provided by each Auxiliary member, and appreciate the ongoing commitment the Auxiliary has made to residents of the Larsen Pavilion.”
Shell Point Retirement Community, founded in 1968, is a nonprofit continuing care retirement community located in Fort Myers, Florida. A nationally recognized leader in the retirement industry, Shell Point offers independent retirement living, assisted living, and skilled nursing care in a resort-style environment. Amenities include an 18-hole championship golf course, deep-water boating access with free boat dockage, and recreational and fitness facilities. To learn more about Shell Point, please visit www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-780-1131.