The Community Thrift Store Donates $1,500 of Surplus Clothing to Haitians in Need

FORT MYERS, Fla. ( July 30, 2015) – The Community Thrift Store, owned and operated by Shell Point Retirement Community, recently donated surplus clothing worth $1,500 to more than 150 disadvantaged individuals living in rural areas of Haiti. Shell Point laundry supervisor Joseph Julmeus personally delivered the supplies during a trip earlier this summer.

After a particularly plentiful summer of donations, The Community Thrift Store found itself with a surplus of gently-used clothing. “The thrift store occasionally shares extra goods with other non-profit charities, in an effort to ensure that those in need can benefit from our collected donations,” said Dianne Morton, Resources and Transportation manager at Shell Point.

Around this time, Morton was approached by Julmeus. “Joseph shared that he had an upcoming missions trip to Haiti, and we immediately recognized it as the perfect opportunity to put excess resources to good use.”

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Summer Concert Series Offers Two Performances in August

FORT MYERS, Fla. ( July 21, 2015) – Shell Point Retirement Community invites Southwest Florida audiences to enjoy two professional performances in August, as part of Shell Point’s Summer Concert Series. Both concerts will be held in The Village Church on The Island at 7:30 p.m. on their respective dates.

On Thursday, August 13, Southwest Florida Symphony will visit Shell Point’s stage to present the works of two composers who found inspiration in the earth’s life cycle in their respective parts of the world: Baroque-era Italian composer Antonio Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, and 20th century Argentine tango composer Astor Piazzolla’s The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires. Tickets for this performance cost $25, and may be purchased online at www.shellpoint.org/concerts or by calling 239-454-2067.

Woodworks, a musical group founded by professional percussionist Thomas Suta, will perform at Shell Point on Tuesday, August 25. Woodworks incorporates a percussionist, four marimba instrumentalists, and a talented vocalist into a well-rounded musical program. Enjoy traditional Mexican music, Sousa marches, and even a Joplin rag, as well as popular and classical favorites. Individual tickets cost $20, and may be purchased online at www.shellpoint.org/concerts or by calling 239-454-2067.

Southwest Florida Symphony performs two season-themed classical pieces at Shell Point Retirement Community on Thursday, August 13, at 7:30 p.m. (Shell Point Retirement Community) 
Southwest Florida Symphony performs two season-themed classical pieces at Shell Point Retirement Community on Thursday, August 13, at 7:30 p.m. (Shell Point Retirement Community)

Woodworks plays traditional Mexican music, Sousa marches, and even a Joplin rag during its performance at Shell Point Retirement Community on Tuesday, August 25, at 7:30 p.m. (Shell Point Retirement Community) 
Woodworks plays traditional Mexican music, Sousa marches, and even a Joplin rag during its performance at Shell Point Retirement Community on Tuesday, August 25, at 7:30 p.m. (Shell Point Retirement Community)

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 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 www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-780-1131.

Educational Seminars at The Springs Answer Assisted Living Questions in August

FORT MYERS, Fla. ( July 14 , 2015) – Shell Point Retirement Community invites senior adults and their family members to two educational seminars in August that will cover basic questions about assisted living care. Both free presentations are hosted by Shell Point’s assisted living expert, McKenzie Millis, at The Springs at Shell Point.

Learn the top 10 signs that indicate when one should consider making a move to assisted living, during “When Is It Time to Move to Assisted Living?” on Friday, August 7, at 10 a.m. Gain a better understanding of the differences between independent living, assisted living, and skilled nursing care. Reservations are required at 239-454-2077.

“Worried About a Parent? Here’s What You Need to Know about Assisted Living” will be held on Thursday, August 27, at 6 p.m. This crash course about assisted living is designed for those with a loved one who may need assisted living care in the near future. This presentation will provide a comprehensive overview of assisted living services, suggest who would benefit most from it, and discuss what to consider when searching for assisted living facilities. Reservations are required at 239-454-2077.

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