Shell Point offers hospitality scholarship for local teens

CUTLINE: High school students in Southwest Florida have the opportunity to earn up to $7,500 through Shell Point’s new hospitality scholarship program.

FORT MYERS, Fla. (March 6, 2020) – Shell Point Retirement Community, located in Fort Myers just east of Sanibel Island, is offering a new scholarship opportunity for local high school students who have an interest in the hospitality industry. Initiated by Shell Point’s Human Resources department, this new program will offer paid, part-time positions in one of the community’s three assisted living facility dining venues.

“This is an ideal opportunity for Southwest Florida teens who are interested in a part-time job that will also help them gain exposure in both the culinary and senior living industries,” says Karen Anderson, vice president of human resources for Shell Point. “It’s also a great way to earn additional money towards post-high school education and build relationships with our residents who have rich life experiences to share.”

The scholarship program offers three levels of grants ranging from $2,000 to $7,500. Guidelines include, one to three years of employment in a dining position and at least 780 hours of work time. These culinary and customer service positions will offer students great experience in the hospitality field and will also provide ideal work hours with no late nights.

For more information about Shell Point’s scholarship program, contact Human Resources Director Megan van der Meide at 239-454-2063.

Shell Point to host informational seminars in Sanibel, Naples, Sarasota, Port Charlotte, Bonita Springs




Photo 1: Shell Point Retirement Community returns with the Shell Point Retirement Roadshow, a series of informational seminars that will be held in Sanibel, Naples, Sarasota, Port Charlotte and Bonita Springs.

Photo 2: The Island, one of six neighborhoods at Shell Point, offers residents waterfront views, boating access and a variety of floor plans, including studio apartments up to three-bedroom executive suites.

Photo 3: The Woodlands neighborhood is comprised of four atrium-style buildings, scenic nature views, two restaurants and access to Shell Point’s championship 18-hole golf course.

FORT MYERS, Fla. (March 5, 2020) – Shell Point Retirement Community presents the Shell Point Retirement Roadshow, a series of informational seminars that will be held in Sanibel, Naples, Sarasota, Port Charlotte and Bonita Springs in March and April. The meetings will offer guests the opportunity to learn about the resort-style retirement options and comprehensive lifecare available at this award-winning waterfront community located in Fort Myers.

Residents from Sanibel, Naples, Sarasota, Port Charlotte and Bonita Springs are invited to attend one of the following seminars:

  • Wednesday, March 18 at 9:30 a.m. – Sanibel

Sundial Resort, 1451 Middle Gulf Dr. in Sanibel

  • Tuesday, March 24 at 9:30 a.m. – Naples

Hilton Naples, 5111 Tamiami Trail N. in Naples

  • Thursday, March 26 at 9:30 a.m. – Sarasota

Hyatt Regency, 1000 Boulevard of the Arts in Sarasota

  • Wednesday, April 1 at 9:30 a.m. – Port Charlotte

Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center, 75 Taylor St. in Punta Gorda

  • Thursday, April 2 at 9:30 a.m. – Bonita Springs

Hyatt Regency Coconut Point, 5001 Coconut Road in Bonita Springs

During these presentations, Shell Point’s experienced retirement counselors will explain the benefits received when becoming a resident at Shell Point, the advantages of lifecare, the numerous retirement options available and an overview of the community. Once the presentation is complete, guests will have the chance to ask specific questions and schedule a visit to the community for a personal tour.

“We understand that people may want to learn more about Shell Point before driving from their communities,” said Ronette Icso, vice president of sales and marketing for Shell Point. “By bringing the presentation closer to their current homes, we are able to educate them on the many benefits of choosing to live at Shell Point. From this, they can determine if it is an option they would like to consider for their life planning, and if it is, they can take the next step to come for a tour of our beautiful campus and see it for themselves.”

Admission to these seminars is free and refreshments will be served. Seating is limited, so reservations are requested by calling 239-454-2071 or registering online at

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 for its 2,500 residents in an active, resort-style environment. Lifestyle amenities include deep-water boating access, six public restaurants, a championship 18-hole golf course, and many other recreational and educational activities. Learn more at or 1-800-780-1131.