Shell Point Fall Festival Open House Offers Retirement Seminars, Decorated Model Tours, Free Food, and Fun

FORT MYERS, Fla. ( September 30, 2015)

Shell Point Offers Assisted Living Seminars at The Springs

FORT MYERS, Fla. ( September 24, 2015) – Shell Point Retirement Community encourages senior adults and their family members to better understand the many types of assisted living facilities and what to look for when choosing a community. Learn more during a free seminar held on Friday, Oct.16, at 10 a.m. at The Springs at Shell Point.

During this informative presentation, Shell Point’s assisted living expert, McKenzie Millis, will simplify the search for assisted living by breaking down the many levels of assisted living care, types of facilities, and various licensures. Each presentation attendee will receive a comparative worksheet to use when exploring future assisted living options.

“Not knowing what to look for when choosing an assisted living community can be overwhelming. This search usually takes place during a medical crisis or other need-driven circumstance, which adds stress to a generally complicated process,” said Millis. “The goal for this presentation is to simplify this search and help attendees plan ahead for their future care.”

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Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point Launches Five-Part Series on World War I

FORT MYERS, Fla. ( September 22, 2015) – The Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point Retirement Community welcomes Seth Mendell, Shell Point resident and historical enthusiast, as he travels back 100 years to observe how the first World War tore apart the nations of Europe. This series of five historical lectures will be held at Shell Point on Mondays, from 1:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Beginning on Oct. 12, Mendell unravels the events leading to the declarations of war by various European nations, then traces the major battles and catastrophic happenings between 1914 and 1918:

• Oct. 12 – World War I: Prologue and Outbreak
• Oct. 19 – The Opening Phases: Strategies and Battles
• Oct. 26 – Middle Phases: Battles and Events
• Nov. 2 – U.S. Entry: The Russian Revolution
• Nov. 9 – Collapse of Central Powers

Shell Point resident and historical enthusiast Seth Mendell presents a five-part series on The Great War (pictured here) as part of The Academy of Lifelong Learning’s fall semester at Shell Point Retirement Community. 
Shell Point resident and historical enthusiast Seth Mendell presents a five-part series on The Great War (pictured here) as part of The Academy of Lifelong Learning’s fall semester at Shell Point Retirement Community.

Separate tickets are required for each session, and cost $10 each. To purchase tickets for these presentations, please call 239-489-8472 or visit www.shellpoint.org/events.

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Popular Gulf Coast Model Railroad Attraction at Shell Point Opens for Season with New Upgrades

FORT MYERS, Fla. ( September 15, 2015) – Shell Point Retirement Community’s Gulf Coast Model Railroad attraction opens for the season on Monday, Oct. 5, with free tours on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. through April 2016. The train exhibit offers a unique look at notable sites throughout Florida, and is located on The Island at Shell Point, 15000 Shell Point Boulevard, Fort Myers.

Shell Point’s 40’ x 40’ model train display features several running trains and hundreds of recognizable miniature geographic landmarks, such as Tallahassee’s old Capitol Building, Pensacola freight yards, the Gainesville Gator Bowl, Walt Disney World, including Epcot, Kennedy Space Center with an orbiting Space Shuttle, the Everglades, the Sanibel Lighthouse, and even Shell Point Retirement Community.

The popular attraction closes for renovations and upgrades during the summer, conducted by Shell Point resident volunteers who enjoy model railroads as a hobby and want to share their interest with others. One new landmark to explore is Walt Disney’s Magic Kingdom, which boasts a three-dimensional castle fit for a princess, complete with working lights and hand-painted bricks. Next, head over to the Naval Base in the Pensacola area to witness U.S. Navy planes flying in formation high in the sky. Be sure to check out the realistic “burning” house in St. Petersburg, with simulated smoke pouring out of the windows.

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