Shell Point’s 2019-2020 Fine & Performing Arts Series welcomes Peter and Will Anderson Jan. 2

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CUTLINE: Shell Point Retirement Community welcomes jazz performers Peter and Will Anderson on Thursday, Jan. 2 at 7 p.m. as part of the Concerts & Conversations program of Shell Point’s 2019-2020 Fine and Performing Arts Series.

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Nov. 21, 2019) – Shell Point Retirement Community continues the Concerts & Conversations program of its 2019-2020 Fine and Performing Arts Series with a jazz performance by Peter and Will Anderson at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 2 at the Grand Cypress Room at The Woodlands at Shell Point, 14441 Woodsong Lane in Fort Myers. Tickets for this event cost $30 and can be purchased online at www.shellpoint.org/concerts or by phone at 239-454-2067.

Acclaimed as “virtuosos on clarinet and saxophone” by the New York Times, identical twins Peter and Will Anderson are recognized as extraordinary jazz woodwind players. The Anderson brothers have performed in major venues in more than 40 states, in addition to playing throughout Brazil, Japan and the United Kingdom.

As part of Shell Point’s Concerts & Conversations program, guests can enjoy fellowship and a dessert reception with the performers following the concert.

Shell Point’s 2019-2020 Fine and Performing Arts Series presents “Christmas in Paradise” Dec. 13

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CUTLINE: Shell Point Retirement Community continues its 2019-2020 Fine and Performing Arts Series with a performance of “Christmas in Paradise” by the Southwest Florida Symphony and guest artist Tony DeSare at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13. 

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Nov. 14, 2019)Shell Point Retirement Community kicks off the Southwest Florida Symphony installation of its 2019-2020 Fine and Performing Arts Series with a performance of “Christmas in Paradise” at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13 at The Village Church on The Island at Shell Point, 15100 Shell Point Blvd. in Fort Myers. Tickets for this event cost $25 and can be purchased online at www.shellpoint.org/concerts or by phone at 239-454-2067.

Maestro Nir Kabaretti will conduct the Southwest Florida Symphony’s sparkling Holiday Pops: Christmas in Paradise program with a sophisticated twist. The performance will also include the return of featured guest artist Tony DeSare, a post-modern crooner and dazzling pianist who will give Rat Pack flair to all the traditional holiday favorites.

Shell Point’s 2019-2020 Fine & Performing Arts Series presents Chamber Music with a Twist Nov. 12

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CUTLINE: Shell Point Retirement Community welcomes Chamber Music with a Twist on Tuesday, Nov. 12, as part of the Concerts & Conversations program of Shell Point’s 2019-2020 Fine and Performing Arts Series.

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Oct. 23, 2019) – Shell Point Retirement Community kicks off the Concerts & Conversations program of its 2019-2020 Fine and Performing Arts Series with a performance by Chamber Music with a Twist, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at the Grand Cypress Room at The Woodlands at Shell Point, 14441 Woodsong Lane in Fort Myers. Tickets for this event cost $30 and can be purchased online at www.shellpoint.org/concerts or by phone at 239-454-2067.

Chamber Music with a Twist is a premier chamber group comprised of world-famous musicians Francisca Mendoza on the violin, Elaine Rinaldi on the piano and Anne Tormela, an international opera and Broadway singer. The trio performs user-friendly classical chamber pieces, artistically woven in with beloved popular tunes and Broadway gems.

During this performance, the talented trio will include music from classical chamber musical pieces, art songs and popular music. As part of Shell Point’s Concerts & Conversations program, guests can enjoy fellowship and a dessert reception with the performers following the concert.

Shell Point Retirement Community receives multiple recognitions for “Best Nursing Home” and high quality of care

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CUTLINE: The Larsen Pavilion Skilled Nursing Center at Shell Point Retirement Community recently earned the “Best Nursing Home” recognition for its high quality of care rating by Newsweek and U.S. News & World Report.

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Nov. 7, 2019) — Shell Point Retirement Community’s skilled nursing center, The Larsen Pavilion, recently earned multiple recognitions for its high quality of care and overall performance ratings by Newsweek, U.S. News & World Report and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

“We are honored to receive these rankings,” said Christy Skinner, senior director of healthcare at Shell Point. “It shows that our resident care and quality are among the best based on national and federal ratings, which are not easy to obtain. This is a major achievement, and we are proud to have earned these recognitions.”

Newsweek and global data research firm Statista Inc. evaluated more than 15,000 nursing homes to establish a ranking of “Best Nursing Homes” in the U.S. Factors included overall performance ratings, staffing, reputation and health inspections, as well as quality measures of resident care.

Among the 54 best nursing homes recognized in Florida, Shell Point ranked number four on the list.

U.S. News & World Report included Shell Point’s 219-bed Larsen Pavilion skilled nursing facility in its 2019-2020 Best Nursing Homes report, which is based on the community’s high performance ratings in short-term and long-term care, as well as patient satisfaction.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) credited The Larsen Pavilion with a coveted five out of five star rating overall, as well as five out of five stars in the categories of quality measures and staffing. The ratings provide potential residents and their families with an easy-to-understand assessment of nursing home quality, and to make meaningful distinctions between high- and low-performing nursing homes.

Located in the Waterside Medical Complex on The Island at Shell Point, the 219-bed Larsen Pavilion skilled nursing facility offers personalized and compassionate healthcare. The Larsen Pavilion also provides memory care for medical conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease or stroke-related dementia. Its state-of-the-art Rehabilitation Center offers inpatient and outpatient rehabilitative and individualized therapy to the Southwest Florida community, as well as to Shell Point residents.

The Larsen Pavilion welcomes individuals from anywhere in Southwest Florida and is Medicare-approved. For information about admissions in the Larsen Pavilion or for outpatient services through Shell Point’s Rehabilitation Center, call 239-415-5432.

Shell Point Retirement Community, founded in 1968, is a nonprofit continuing care retirement community (CCRC) located along the Caloosahatchee River in Fort Myers, Florida, just two miles before Sanibel Island. Shell Point offers independent retirement living, assisted living, and skilled nursing in an active, resort-style environment for 2,500 residents. To learn more, visit www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-780-1131.

Shell Point’s 2019-2020 Fine & Performing Arts Series presents Duo Beaux Arts Dec. 3

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CUTLINE: Shell Point Retirement Community welcomes Duo Beaux Arts on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. as part of the Concerts & Conversations program of Shell Point’s 2019-2020 Fine and Performing Arts Series.

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Nov. 6, 2019) – Shell Point Retirement Community continues the Concerts & Conversations program of its 2019-2020 Fine and Performing Arts Series with a performance by Duo Beaux Arts at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at the Grand Cypress Room at The Woodlands at Shell Point, 14441 Woodsong Lane in Fort Myers. Tickets for this event cost $30 and can be purchased online at www.shellpoint.org/concerts or by phone at 239-454-2067.

Formed in 2008, Duo Beaux Arts is made up of talented duo and internationally renowned husband-and-wife concert pianists Dr. Catherine Lan and Steinway Artist Tao Lin. The duo is well-known for their four-handed and solo pieces, specializing in music from the Baroque era to the contemporary, mixing semi-classical and fun pop tunes, as well as playing tango and ragtime.

Recent performances include concerts in France, Switzerland, Spain, Estonia, Netherland, Finland, Asia and the United States. Duo Beaux Arts are also the founders of the Beaux Arts Chamber Music Series in Naples, which invites pre-eminent chamber groups in the world to perform in a wonderfully intimate setting.

As part of Shell Point’s Concerts & Conversations program, guests can enjoy fellowship and a dessert reception with the performers following the concert.

Shell Point’s 2019-2020 Fine and Performing Arts Series welcomes The Four Italian Tenors Nov. 25

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FORT MYERS, Fla. (Oct. 30, 2019) – Shell Point Retirement Community kicks off the Performing Arts program of its 2019-2020 Fine and Performing Arts Series with The Four Italian Tenors, at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 25 at The Village Church auditorium on The Island at Shell Point, 15100 Shell Point Blvd. in Fort Myers. Tickets for this event cost $40 and can be purchased online at www.shellpoint.org/concerts or by phone at 239-454-2067.

Featuring Alessandro D’Acrissa, Federico Serra, Federico Parisi and Giovanni Maria Palmia, The Four Italian Tenors will perform at Shell Point during its inaugural tour of the United States. This young Italian ensemble will present an extraordinary program comprised of famous Italian opera arias and songs that fuse Italian wit and charm with romanticism, lyricism, dramatic flair and operatic style.


Throughout the performance, The Four Italian Tenors will captivate audiences with its classic works with panache, verve and vivacity, all in the performers’ own inimitable style.

Shell Point presents 14th annual Artists and Artisans Holiday Bazaar Nov. 1-2

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CUTLINE: Shell Point Retirement Community will present its 14th annual Artists and Artisans Holiday Bazaar Nov. 1-2 at The Village Church on The Island at Shell Point.

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Oct. 14, 2019) – Shell Point Retirement Community invites the public to join its 14th annual Artists and Artisans Holiday Bazaar, taking place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 1, and Saturday, Nov. 2 at The Village Church on The Island at Shell Point.

Hosted by creative Shell Point residents, the annual event will feature one-of-a-kind items created or enhanced by more than 60 talented Shell Point residents. The Artists and Artisans Holiday Bazaar provides guests with an array of unique, hand-designed items and novelty gifts in time for the holiday season, including specialty Christmas décor, Christmas novelties, stylish totes, jewelry, intricate wood sculptures, three-dimensional paper crafts, homemade tasty goodies, children’s clothing, stained glass, books, scarves and more.

“Shell Point residents put an incredible amount of effort, originality and care into the creation of quality products to be sold at our annual event,” said Karen Hubbard, Shell Point resident and chairperson of the craft show. “Spread holiday cheer by purchasing these one-of-a-kind treasures for someone special!”

Admission to the Artists and Artisans Holiday Bazaar is free and open to the public, although crafts may be purchased by cash or check only. After shopping, guests can enjoy a meal at one of Shell Point’s on-site public restaurants. For more information on the upcoming event, visit www.ShellPoint.org.

Shell Point announces 2019-2020 Fine and Performing Arts Series

Lineup to feature monthly performances November through April

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Oct. 4, 2019) – Shell Point Retirement Community has announced its 2019-2020 Fine and Performing Arts Series, which brings a variety of local and international performers to Shell Point’s campus in four distinct series: Fine Arts, Performing Arts, Concerts and Conversations, and Southwest Florida Symphony. Events are open to the public, with tickets available starting Oct. 15 online at www.shellpoint.org/concerts or by phone at 239-454-2067.

“The 17th season of the Shell Point Fine and Performing Arts Series is filled with an impressive array of talented artists and dynamic performances,” said Laura Slack, director of resident life at Shell Point Retirement Community. “With three distinct musical series, along with the skills of resident artists and artisans, this season offers something for everyone.”

The Fine Arts Series highlights the artistry of Shell Point resident artists and artisans with two annual shows, held during the 2019-2020 season. These free shows will showcase the creative work of many talented residents and ranges from photography and painting to three-dimensional sculptures and intricate quilts.

  • Shell Point Artists and Artisans Holiday Bazaar – Friday, Nov. 1 and Saturday, Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Village Church on The Island at Shell Point.
  • 2020 Two-Dimensional Art Show and Sale – Friday, March 20 and Saturday, March 21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Coastal Commons at Coastal Links.

The Performing Arts Series features five concerts including some of Broadway’s most well-known hits, classical pieces from an award-winning ensemble and a big band musical performance from a group of internationally celebrated musicians. Concerts in this series will be held in The Village Church Auditorium on The Island at Shell Point and include:

  • The Four Italian Tenors – Monday, Nov. 25 at 7 p.m.
  • Sail On: The Beach Boys Tribute – Thursday, Jan. 16 at 7 p.m.
  • Embraceable You: The Music of George Gershwin – Thursday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m.
  • The Queen’s Cartoonists – Thursday, March 5 at 7 p.m.
  • Florida Gulf Coast University Wind Orchestra – Thursday, March 19 at 7 p.m.

Individual tickets for the Performing Arts Series cost $40 with the exception of the FGCU Wind Orchestra concert, which costs $15. Advance ticket packages are also available, providing savings up to $35.

Five Concerts & Conversations Series events will take place in the Grand Cypress Room at The Woodlands at Shell Point, which allows for an intimate, chamber-style performance, followed by refreshments and the opportunity to meet the performers. The Concerts & Conversations Series includes performances by:

  • Chamber Music with a Twist – Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m.
  • Duo Beaux Arts – Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m.
  • Peter & Will Anderson Jazz Trio – Thursday, Jan. 2 at 7 p.m.
  • Penning & Langford – Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m.
  • Peter Bergin, Ragtime Pianist – Wednesday, March 25 at 7 p.m.

Individual tickets for the Concerts and Conversation Series cost $30. Advance ticket packages are also available, providing savings up to $20.

Shell Point is pleased to partner with the Southwest Florida Symphony to present three performances in the Southwest Florida Symphony Series. Tickets for this series range from $25 to $35.

  • Holiday Pops Concert: Christmas in Paradise – Friday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m.
  • Stradi-Various – Thursday, Jan. 23 at 7 p.m.
  • Transfigured Night – Thursday, April 2 at 7 p.m.

To make a reservation, contact the concert box office at 239-454-2067, or buy online at www.shellpoint.org/concerts. Tickets will be held for pick-up at will call on the night of the performance.

Shell Point welcomes pianist Pietro Iannotti Aug. 28 for final 2019 Summer Concert Series performance

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CUTLINE: Shell Point Retirement Community concludes its 2019 Summer Concert Series with a performance from pianist Pietro Iannotti at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 28.   

FORT MYERS, Fla. (July 30, 2019) – Shell Point Retirement Community will conclude its 2019 Summer Concert Series with a performance by pianist Pietro Iannotti Piano at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 28, in the Grand Cypress Room at The Woodlands at Shell Point, 14441 Woodsong Lane in Fort Myers. The event is open to the public, with tickets available for $21 online at www.shellpoint.org/concerts or by phone at 239-454-2067.

Since the age of 9, Salerno native Pietro Iannotti has been performing publicly in recitals and with orchestras both in Italy and abroad, gaining acclaim from both audience and critics. He has participated and won numerous national and international competitions. Iannotti has also taught music students for more than 18 years, and currently teaches from his studio in Oslo, Norway.

To learn more about the upcoming performance by Iannotti, visit www.shellpoint.org/concerts or call 239-454-2067. Tickets purchased online or by phone will be held for pick-up at will call on the night of the performance.

Shell Point’s 2019 Summer Concert Series welcomes Aibou Duo July 10

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CUTLINE: Shell Point Retirement Community continues its 2019 Summer Concert Series with a performance from the Aibou Duo at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10. 

FORT MYERS, Fla. (June 17, 2019) – Shell Point Retirement Community’s 2019 Summer Concert Series will welcome a performance by Aibou Duo at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10, in the Grand Cypress Room at The Woodlands at Shell Point, 14441 Woodsong Lane in Fort Myers. The event is open to the public, with tickets available for $20 online at www.shellpoint.org/summer or by phone at 239-454-2067.

Comprised of Yoko Sata Kathari on piano and Ruby Berland on violin, Aibou Duo has performed throughout the South Florida community since 2009. The classically trained twosome presents an engaging repertoire that draws on a variety of musical styles, and the versatile pair is dedicated to presenting chamber music to audiences in Southwest Florida. Listeners will be provided background information on each composition and will have an opportunity to speak with the musicians following the concert.

To learn more about the upcoming performance by Aibou Duo, visit www.shellpoint.org/summer or call 239-454-2067. Tickets purchased online or by phone will be held for pick-up at will call on the night of the performance.