Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point to host September classes on history of Iran, Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

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CUTLINE: Florida SouthWestern State College Professor Adrian Kerr will join the Academy of Lifelong Learning for a two-part series on “Iran: Its History and Today” and “The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World,” taking place in September at Shell Point.

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Aug. 21, 2018) – The Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point Retirement Community invites the Southwest Florida community to attend its September Academy classes, which will feature informative discussions on some of the world’s oldest continuous civilizations and archaeological history. Classes will take place at 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 11, Sept. 18, Sept. 25 and Sept. 27 at Shell Point in Fort Myers.

The first two-part series, entitled “Iran: Its History and Today,” will take place at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11 and Tuesday, Sept. 18, tracing some of the world’s oldest settlements dating back to 4000 B.C. The first session will introduce the Indo-Europeans and uncover the rise and fall of the nation of Iran. The second session will discuss how the Islamic conquest of A.D. 650 was a turning point in Iranian history. Kerr will conclude this two-part discussion with a look at recent times and the major shift in Iranian leadership.

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  Shell Point assisted living residents donate handmade onesies for newborn children at Golisano Children’s Hospital

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Photo 1: Shell Point Retirement Community’s assisted living residents recently crafted and personally delivered handmade onesies to newborn children at Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida.

Photo 2: Shell Point resident, David Ammerman, decorates a newborn onesie to be donated to Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida.

Photo 3: Residents of Shell Point Retirement Community recently decorated onesies for newborn children at Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida.

 

 

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Aug. 13, 2018) – Assisted living residents of Shell Point Retirement Community recently gifted handmade onesies to newborn children at Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida.

Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, the only pediatric hospital of its kind located between Tampa and Miami, opened a new building just over a year ago at Lee Health’s HealthPark Medical Center. The 128-bed, seven-story facility is designed to make children feel like they are in a fun, safe space – rather than an institutional setting. The building is filled with bright colors, activities and interactive stations for both patients and visitors.

“We appreciate when members of our community give back in support of Golisano Children’s Hospital, especially when it is intergenerational,” says Carly Majewski, Golisano Children’s Hospital NICU nurse manager. “To have Shell Point residents spend time decorating and personalizing these outfits to give to our smallest and most vulnerable patients speaks volumes to their kindness and generosity.”

This project is part of Shell Point assisted living’s Giving Back program series, which connects assisted living residents with ways to participate in community and social involvement initiatives that benefit local nonprofit organizations.

“Few activities offer as much happiness and fulfillment as using our time and efforts to help when needed,” said Amanda Pendergast, assisted living activities leader at Shell Point. “Many of our residents have worked with children in the past and were passionate about continuing that admirable work.”

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 for its 2,400 residents in an active, resort-style environment. Lifestyle amenities include deep-water boating access with free dockage, a championship 18-hole golf course, and other recreational and educational activities. To learn more, visit www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-780-1131.

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MEDIA CONTACTS:

Emily Rose, Public Relations Coordinator, Shell Point Retirement Community, 239-454-8245 or emilyrose@shellpoint.org

Shell Point’s average age drops drastically for Shell Point Summer Splash children’s cam

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Photo 1: More than 40 children, ages 5 to 12, recently attended Shell Point Summer Splash, a weeklong Vacation Bible School program created for the children and grandchildren of Shell Point employees and residents.

 

Photo 2: Shell Point’s golf instructors hit the course during Shell Point Summer Splash to teach children the fundamental tools needed for the game.

 

Photo 3: Shell Point Summer Splash campers welcomed special guests from the Iona-McGregor Fire Department for a special demonstration and chance to use a real fire hose.

 

Photo 4: Shell Point Summer Splash campers brushed up on their shuffleboard skills with resident, Vicki Waterstradt, during a day of outdoor activities and yard games.

 

Photo 5: Shell Point resident, Carol Ashley, stepped out of retirement for the week as she taught Shell Point Summer Splash campers dance moves from her days as a professional ballroom dancer.


Summer camp brings kids, fun to the community

 

 

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Aug. 6, 2018)More than 40 children, ages 5 to 12, recently attended Shell Point Summer Splash, a weeklong Vacation Bible School program created for the children and grandchildren of Shell Point employees and residents.

A joint effort between Shell Point Retirement Community and The Village Church at Shell Point, this free, five-day summer program was designed to provide children with a fun-filled week of indoor and outdoor recreational activities, Bible lessons, team games and more.

“This is our first time hosting a Vacation Bible School at Shell Point and we couldn’t be more thankful for all of the wonderful volunteers who helped make it possible,” said Laura Slack, director of resident life at Shell Point Retirement Community. “It has given both residents and campers an opportunity to learn from one another and explore all of the resort-style amenities that surround our community.”

Throughout the week, campers were treated to boat rides, nature tours, golf lessons with Shell Point’s golf professionals, a Sub-Zero ice cream tutorial and obstacle courses. Lee County Sheriff’s Department and the Iona-McGregor Fire Department also stopped by for some demonstrations and a chance for the kids to tour the inside of their patrol vehicles.

On the final day of camp, Shell Point residents and employees filled The Village Church at Shell Point for a musical performance and dance routine put on by the kids. Clapping hands and cheerful sounds were heard throughout the auditorium as the program came to an end.

“We are already looking forward to next year’s summer camp and so are our residents,” Slack said. “Shell Point Summer Splash has definitely made waves across campus.”

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 for its 2,400 residents in an active, resort-style environment. Lifestyle amenities include deep-water boating access with free dockage, a championship 18-hole golf course, and other recreational and educational activities. To learn more, visit www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-780-1131.

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MEDIA CONTACTS:

Emily Rose, Public Relations Coordinator, Shell Point Retirement Community, 239-454-8245 or emilyrose@shellpoint.org