Awards and Recognition

2018

  • Aurora Awards: Woodlands Commons was awarded a Grand Aurora for best interior renovations, commercial
  • Foodservice Equipment & Supplies Magazine – Performance in Tabletop Awards – First Place Winner, Palm Grill
  • National Five-Star Rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
  • Proud Member, The Islands of Sanibel Captiva Chamber of Commerce
  • In January 2018, The Lee County Board of Commissioners recognized Shell Point Retirement Community with an official proclamation, honoring its 50 years of leadership in the senior living industry. The proclamation highlighted Shell Point’s numerous awards earned and the prestigious national attention that has brought positive recognition to Lee County and to the senior living industry. The commissioner also commended the level of quality and excellence Shell Point has demonstrated for the past 50 years.

2017

  • Leading Age Florida – Lifetime Achievement Award – Peter Dys, Shell Point President Emeritus
  • Top 100 Senior Blogs by Feedspot – Awarded 18th place. Shell Point’s Lifestyle and Wellness Blog chosen from thousands of top senior living blogs throughout world in recognition of outstanding lifestyle news and health information provided for senior adults.
  • National Five-Star Rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
  • Awarded EAGLE Accreditation through the United Methodist Association – for the period of 4 years beginning August, 2017
  • Florida Weekly, 10 Year Charter Advertiser

2016

  • Gulfshore Business Best of Business: Best Retirement Community
  • LeadingAge Certificate of Recognition, Volunteer of the Year Jerry Nanfelt

2015

  • National Five-Star Rating from The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
  • S. News & World Report: Best Nursing Homes in Florida 2015
  • Gulfshore Business Best of Business: Best Retirement Community

2014

  • V. Powell & Associates: AVP Seal of Recognition
  • National Five-Star Rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
  • Gulfshore Business Best of Business: Best Retirement Community
  • Communicator Awards —
    • Gold Award of Excellence: Shell Point Life Magazine
    • Gold Award of Excellence: LifeQuest Program Launch Brochure
    • Silver Award of Distinction: Email Newsletter
    • Silver Award of Distinction: Senior Wellness Blog
    • Silver Award of Distinction: Shell Point Life Magazine Cover
    • Silver Award of Distinction: LifeQuest Program Launch Brochure Overall Design

2013

  • Gulfshore Business Best of Business: Best Retirement Community
  • Tel Tron Technologies Herman L. Dawson Award, Recognizing Excellence in Life Safety
  • S. News & World Report: Five-Star Best Nursing Homes 2013

2012

  • National Five-Star Rating from The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
  • Florida Public Relations Association Image Awards Honoring Excellence in Public Relations
  • Telly Award: Shell Point Television’s “A Day in the Life”

2010

  • Florida Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (FAHSA) – Employee of the Year: Joseph Julmeus, Laundry Supervisor

2009

  • Uncommon Friends Foundation: Business Ethics Award for Standards and Practices
  • Shell Point Renews National Accreditation through Continuing Care Accreditation Commission
  • Shell Point Receives Person-Centered Care Accreditation with two specialty areas:

Dementia Care Specialty Program, and Stroke Specialty Program (first in nation)

Received from the Continuing Care Accreditation Commission (CCAC) and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)

  • Florida Public Relations Association
    • Award of Distinction: Shell Point Larsen Pavilion 5-Star Press Release
    • Golden Image Award: Audio/Visual Tools of Public Relations-Video-Internal, Shell Point Today Process Improvement Hiatus, Shell Point Communications Team
    • Judges’ Award: Printed Tools of Public Relations-Magazine, Shell Point Life Monthly Magazine, Shell Point Communications Team
    • Judges’ Award: Audio/Visual Tools of Public Relations-Video-Internal, Shell Point Today Process Improvement Hiatus, Shell Point Communications Team
    • Award of Distinction: Shell Point Life Monthly Magazine
  • PR News’ NonProfitPRawards, Honorable Mention, Nonprofit PR Team of Year

 

2008

  • National Five-Star Rating from The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
  • Florida Association of Homes & Services for the Aging (FAHSA) – Distinguished Service Award & Trustee of the Year
  • International Council on Active Aging (ICAA) Award for The Academy at Shell Point: The Most Innovative Active Aging Programs
  • Florida Summit Award for Shell Point Midrise Renovation
  • Florida Public Relations Association Image Awards Honoring Excellence in Public Relations
    • Golden Image Award: Shell Point Life Magazine
    • Award of Distinction: Shell Point Open House Event
    • Award of Distinction: Shell Point Today (closed-circuit television show)

2007

  • MarCom Awards Honoring Excellence in Marketing & Communications
    • Shell Point Life October 2006 Cover
    • Gold Winner: “Shell Point Life-October 2006Photography-Magazine
    • Platinum Winner, Rich Cerrina, Art Director, “A Passion for Fashion” Fashion Show Invitation
    • Platinum Winner, Wendy Iverson, Graphic Designer, “Shell Point Life Magazine” Magazine/Internal Category
    • Platinum Winner, Rich Cerrina, Art Director, “Golf Billboard” Creative Ads/Billboard
    • Platinum Award: “Shell Point Life
    • Platinum Award: “A Passion for Fashion” Fashion Show Invitation
    • Platinum Award, “Golf Billboard”

 

2006

  • National Mature Media Awards, Honoring the Best Marketing, Communications, Educational Materials, and Programs for Older Adults
    • 2006 Shell Point Calendar – Housing Calendar – Merit Award
    • 2006 Good Morning Shell Point – Housing – TV Advertising – Merit Award
    • 2006 Shell Point Land & Sea Journal – Housing – Newspaper/Tabloid – Bronze Award
  • The Communicator, 2006 Print Media Excellence
    • “March 2005 Courier”
    • “Land & Sea Journal”

2005

  • WGCU Public Media, The Cornerstone Society, Granite Level Member, 2004-2005

2004

  • National Mature Media Awards, Honoring the Best Marketing, Communications, Educational Materials, and Programs for Older Adults
    • 2004 Shell Point Land & Sea Journal – Housing – Newspaper/Tabloid – Silver Award

2003

  • The Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors
    • Lakewood Residences at The Woodlands at Shell Point (Excellence in Construction Award for Multi Family Residential”

2002

  • National Mature Media Awards, Honoring the Best Marketing, Communications, Educational Materials, and Programs for Older Adults
  • Florida Public Relations Association
    • Golden Image Award: Still Photography, Shell Point Sunflower Lady Photo, Shell Point Communications Team
    • Award of Distinction: Shell Point 2002 TV Commercial Series
  • Contemporary Long Term Care magazine. Winner of Customer Service/Dining Procedures. “To meet the changing desires of the 1,650 residents, Shell Point designed a winning combination of dining options and menus to please everyone’s palate.”

2001

  • Money magazine, (Sept.) cites Shell Point as “Crème de la Crème of Retirement Communities”

2000

  • Florida Public Relations Association, Award of Distinction, Oakmont Topping Off Photo
  • ADDY Awards/American Advertising Federation, Inc. “Secure Your Tomorrows” Video

1999

  • 1999 Golden Image Award, Specialty Item, Oakmont Welcome Mat, Lynn Schneider, APR, CPRC, Crissie Williams
  • 1999 Golden Image Award, Internal Program, Oakmont Welcome Home Picnic, Lynn Schneider, APR, CPRC, Crissie Williams

1998

  • National Mature Media Awards
    • Silver Award: Shell Point Calendar
    • Bronze Award: Land & Sea Journal
    • Bronze Award: Woodlands Brochure
  • Florida Public Relations Association Image Awards, Honoring Excellence in Public Relations
    • Two Image Awards and Two Awards of Distinction

1997

  • Shell Point named in “Top Continuing Care Retirement Communities in the Southeastern United States” by Where to Retire magazine
  • Florida Public Relations Association, Golden Image Awards, 1997 Newspaper Golden Image, Shell Point Courier
  • Florida Public Relations Association, Golden Image Rewards, 1997 Poster and Calendar Judges’ Award, 1997 Calendar, Lynn Schneider, CPRC

1996

  • Association of Retirement Resorts International names Shell Point one of “The World’s Most Beautiful Retirement Communities”
  • ASHRAE Technology Award for outstanding achievement in design and operation of energy-efficient buildings

1995

  • Shell Point named “Best Retirement Community” by Contemporary Long Term Care Magazine

1993

  • Shell Point named in the “Top 20 Retirement Communities” by New Choices Magazine

1992

  • Shell Point receives National Accreditation from Continuing Care Accreditation Commission (CCAC)

1991

  • “Shell Point Village has been voted best in the category of: Retirement Community and is hereby awarded FIRST PLACE in The News-Press Best of Southwest Florida