Larsen Pavilion at Shell Point Earns Five-Star Rating from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

FORT MYERS, Fla. ( February 26, 2015) – The Larsen Pavilion at Shell Point Retirement Community recently earned a Five-Star Rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the federal 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 to rank nursing facilities in order to provide residents and their families with an easy-to-understand assessment of nursing home quality, and to make meaningful distinctions between high- and low-performing nursing homes.

The rating system reviews facility performance for four types of performance measures: health inspections (measures based on outcomes from state health inspection surveys), staffing (measures based on staffing levels), RN staffing (measures based on RN staffing levels), and quality measures (based on the CMS Minimum Data Set that records outcomes of care).

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Original Artwork on Display at Shell Point Art Show and Sale

Resident Artists Showcase a Variety of Media

Shell Point Welcomes New Director of Sales Ronette Icso

FORT MYERS, Fla. ( February 24, 2015) – Ronette Icso has been named as the new director of sales for Shell Point Retirement Community, Florida’s largest continuing care retirement community (CCRC).

Icso brings to Shell Point more than 10 years of experience in retirement sales and community development. Icso holds a bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Hope College in Holland, Michigan. Her expertise includes a keen understanding of the wellness continuum and the importance of strategic retirement planning to support longevity and quality of life.

In her role, Icso will lead a team retirement counselors and support staff. Her extensive credentials and industry experience will play a key role as Shell Point completes pre-sales of The Estuary, its newest neighborhood of single-family homes and attached villas.

“Ronette combines her knowledge of the retirement industry with a proven ability to develop and sell new neighborhoods from concept to completion, which makes her the perfect person to lead our sales team,” said Ted Benjamin, assistant vice president of sales and marketing.

Icso will continue to build on Shell Point’s established reputation. “Shell Point has tremendous positive momentum and a solid business plan for the future. I am excited to be part of the community’s continued growth and evolution,” said Icso.

About Shell Point Retirement Community 

Shell Point Retirement Community, founded in 1968, is a nonprofit continuing care retirement community (CCRC) located in Fort Myers, Florida. A nationally recognized leader in the retirement industry, Shell Point is the largest CCRC in Florida with 2,400 residents and more than 1,000 employees. Located just two miles before the Sanibel Island causeway, Shell Point offers independent retirement living, assisted living, and skilled nursing care in an active, resort-style environment. Lifestyle amenities include deep-water boating access with free boat dockage, four open-to-the-public dining venues, and numerous recreational facilities. To learn more about Shell Point, visit or call 1-800-780-1131.

Southwest Florida Invited to Shell Point “Sea of Colors” Quilt Show

28th Biennial Quilt Show Highlights Residents’ Handiwork

The Academy of Lifelong Learning Offers March Classes on History and Culture

FORT MYERS, Fla. ( February 18, 2015)

Annual Shell Point Gala Celebrates Community Culture

FORT MYERS, Fla. ( February 12, 2015) –  More than 1,000 Shell Point residents gathered on Jan. 30, 2015 for Shell Point Retirement Community’s annual Gala event, which celebrated Shell Point’s 47th anniversary and continued success. Themed “Possible,” the event examined what Shell Point has made possible in the lives of its residents, considered possibilities for future success, and recognized the achievements of 2014.

During the program, Shell Point President Peter Dys shared his reflections on Shell Point’s culture of generosity and thanked residents for sharing their time, treasure, and talents with the community. Dys then surprised David Moreland, vice president of sales and marketing, with a Lifetime Achievement Award to honor Moreland’s 31 years of service to Shell Point.

Fourteen-year-old piano prodigy Ethan Bortnik entertained guests with his uplifting and memorable collection of melodies. The talented young musician even composed a special song about Shell Point and performed it during the evening

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Shell Point Offers Assisted Living Seminars at The Springs

FORT MYERS, Fla. ( February 10, 2015)

The Estuary at Shell Point Welcomes First Residents

Only 18 Villa Homes Still Available in Old-Florida Style Neighborhood