Shell Point Announces 2015 Summer Concert Series Five Performances Showcase Renowned Talent for Southwest Florida Audiences

FORT MYERS, Fla. ( April 30, 2015) – Shell Point has announced its fifth annual Summer Concert Series, which features four performances plus a bonus concert. The series offers diverse, affordable entertainment during summertime in Southwest Florida. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. in The Village Church on The Island, at 15100 Shell Point Blvd., Fort Myers.

Kicking off on Saturday, June 13 with Crossroads Quartet, the Shell Point Summer Concert Series also welcomes River City Brass Ensemble on Friday, July 10; Woodworks on Tuesday, Aug. 25; and Dick Hyman for a program entitled “Big Bands & Combos,” on Thursday, Sept. 10. A bonus concert will take place on Thursday, Aug. 13, and features the Southwest Florida Chamber Symphony.

Individual tickets cost $20, or advance series tickets are available for all four Summer Concert Series performances for just $60 – a savings of $20. Purchase tickets online at www.shellpoint.org/concerts or by calling (239) 454-2067.

“Many residents of Southwest Florida live here year round and are searching for activities during the slower summer months,” said Dawn Boren, director of Resident Life. “Based on positive feedback from previous seasons, Shell Point’s Summer Concert Series is back with an engaging lineup of highly acclaimed, talented musicians.”  Continue reading “Shell Point Announces 2015 Summer Concert Series Five Performances Showcase Renowned Talent for Southwest Florida Audiences”

Assisted Living Seminar at The Springs at Shell Point Examines the Benefits of Supportive Care for Seniors

FORT MYERS, Fla. ( April 29, 2015) – Shell Point Retirement Community invites senior adults and their family members to learn the facts and weigh the benefits of assisted living at a free seminar held on Friday, May 15, at 10 a.m. at The Springs.

During this informational presentation, Shell Point’s assisted living expert, McKenzie Millis, will identify the top 10 signs that indicate the appropriate time for a move to assisted living. Also, learn the difference between independent living, assisted living, and skilled nursing care.

“Many people wait until a medical crisis before investigating, considering, or making the move to assisted living,” said Millis. “But the most difficult time to make such an important—and sometimes complicated—decision is when your health is in question and you are feeling weak.” Continue reading “Assisted Living Seminar at The Springs at Shell Point Examines the Benefits of Supportive Care for Seniors”

The Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point Launches Summer Semester with Classes on Art and History

FORT MYERS, Fla. ( April 23, 2015) – The Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point Retirement Community announced the start of its summer semester with two classes in May that focus on art and history. Reservations and advance payment are required by calling 239-489-8472.

Discover the unusual artistic style of batik with presenter Pat Smelkoff during “The Batik Project: Water Lilies,” which will be held on Saturday, May 9, at 9:30 a.m. in the Sabal Room at The Woodlands. Smelkoff will instruct participants in the batik method, which is a wax-resist process that uses hot wax and watercolor on Ginwashi rice paper to create unique works of art. Each guest will leave with a beautiful batik of Water Lilies in Bloom to frame. The cost to participate is $55, and includes all supplies.

Professor Adrian Kerr will present “Iran: Its History and Today” in two Tuesday sessions on May 12 and May 19, at 10 a.m. in The Grand Cypress Room in The Woodlands. Kerr will trace how the leadership of Iran has become radical in recent times and has been at odds with the West. Session One will explore the history of Iran, examining its first inhabitants, the Fertile Crescent, and other highlights of the country’s development. Session Two will delve into modern times, examining conflicts with rival civilizations, the 1979 Revolution, Islamic Conquest, and many more milestones that affect current affairs. Tickets for each session cost $10.

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