Shell Point Summer Concert Series Features River City Brass Ensemble on July 10

FORT MYERS, Fla. ( June 18, 2015) – Shell Point Retirement Community’s Summer Concert Series continues with a patriotic program by River City Brass Ensemble on Friday, July 10, at 7:30 p.m. in The Village Church on The Island at Shell Point.

River City Brass Ensemble is an eight-piece band with a unique repertoire, virtuoso musicians, and accessible performers. The ensemble’s mission is to entertain, educate, and engage audiences about the American musical culture.

River City Brass Ensemble will be accompanied by world-renowned tuba soloist Dr. James Gourlay on Shell Point’s stage. Tickets to this performance cost $20, and may be purchased online at or by calling (239) 454-2067.

About Shell Point Retirement Community
Shell Point Retirement Community, founded in 1968, is a nonprofit continuing care retirement community located in Fort Myers, Florida. Shell Point offers independent retirement living, assisted living, and skilled nursing care in an active, resort-style environment for its 2,400 residents. Lifestyle amenities include deep-water boating access with free boat dockage, and other recreational facilities. To learn more, visit or call 1-800-780-1131.

Community Thrift Store Holds Fourth Anniversary Sale

FORT MYERS, Fla. ( June 17, 2015) – Community Thrift Store, operated by Shell Point Retirement Community, invites Southwest Florida residents to celebrate its fourth anniversary during a special summer sale that will take place Tuesday, July 7, through Saturday, July 11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 15501 Old McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers.

Clothing marked with blue or green plastic fasteners cost only $1, including name-brand boutique items with savings up to $7 off the regular price. Enjoy sweet treats as you shop, and enter the raffle for a chance to win prize giveaways, including free tickets to the upcoming Shell Point Summer Concert Series performances.

“We expect a good turnout for our celebration sale, and we have enough inventory to satisfy a large crowd,” said Erica May, Community Thrift Store manager. “Plus, there are some real gems hidden throughout each department for customers to find.”

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Education Seminar at Shell Point Retirement Community Offers Tips for a Smooth Transition to Assisted Living

FORT MYERS, Fla. ( June 16, 2015) – According to the National Center for Assisted Living, 70 percent of all assisted living residents move to a care facility from a private home or apartment. Transitioning to an assisted living care facility often means downsizing, and the associated stress can delay a much-needed decision to improve quality of life.

Shell Point Retirement Community invites the public to learn how to approach this downsizing process with less anxiety during a free, educational presentation by Shell Point’s assisted living expert, McKenzie Millis. The interactive seminar will take place on Thursday, July 9, at 10 a.m. in The Springs at Shell Point

“There are ways to go about downsizing and relocating that reduce tension and facilitate a smooth transition,” said Millis. “The goal for this presentation is to provide guidelines that make the move more manageable, based on experience we have in this area.”

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Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point Offers July Classes on History and Astronomy

FORT MYERS, Fla. ( June 11, 2015) – The Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point Retirement Community will offer two classes in July that delve into history and astronomy.

The country of Turkey has played a pivotal role throughout the history of the Middle East and Eastern Europe, and Professor Adrian Kerr will investigate the most prominent milestones on its long and illustrious journey. Southwest Florida residents are invited to this two-part series, called the Rise and Fall of the Ottomans, held at Shell Point on Tuesday, July 7, and Tuesday, July 14, at 10 a.m.

Session One will examine the spread of Christianity, the birth of Islam, the Christian Crusades, and more. Session Two will cover the growth of the Ottoman Empire, Russia and the Crimean War, and the founding of the Turkish Republic. Tickets for the series cost $20. Or, attend just one session for $10 each. Seats are limited, so reservations and advance payment are required by calling 239-489-8472.

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