Shell Point Retirement Community recognized for 50 years of leadership by Lee County Board of Commissioners

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 CUTLINES: Photo 1: 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. (Left to right): Row 1: residents Richard Uhleman, Jim Rudolph, David King, Peter Nanfelt; Row 2: residents Dona Ferrell, Susan Uhleman, Dottie Rudolph, Sara King, Lynne Castellano, Cathy Miskell; Row 3: Adam Hinds, Senior Director of Operations; Karen Anderson, Vice President of Human Resources; Tim Lochridge, Vice President of Finance; Shell Point President Martin Schappell; Joe Smith, Senior Director of Hospitality; Kelli Meyung, Senior Director of Healthcare; Ronette Icso, Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

 Photo 2: Shell Point Retirement Community, is a nonprofit continuing care retirement community that offers independent retirement living, assisted living, and skilled nursing to senior adults in an active, resort-style environment located in Fort Myers along the Caloosahatchee River near Sanibel Island.

FORT MYERS, Fla. (May 10, 2018) – The Lee County Board of Commissioners recently recognized Shell Point Retirement Community with an official proclamation, honoring its 50 years of leadership in the senior living industry.

 Founded in 1968 by The Christian and Missionary Alliance, Shell Point is a nonprofit continuing care retirement community that offers independent retirement living, assisted living, and skilled nursing to senior adults in an active, resort-style environment located in Fort Myers along the Caloosahatchee River near Sanibel Island.

“This recognition is an opportunity for the county to recognize somebody that stands out in the community and Shell Point has stood out in the community for several decades here in Southwest Florida,” said Chairman Cecil Pendergrass. “The quality of life they provide for their residents is unbelievable.”

 County Commissioner Larry Kiker’s reading of 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. He also commended the level of quality and excellence Shell Point has demonstrated for the past 50 years.

The resolution underscored Shell Point’s ability to deliver a vibrant lifestyle to more than 2,400 residents, fulfilling opportunities for volunteer service, and numerous recreational and social pursuits. Shell Point was also praised for being one of the leading employers in Lee County with more than 1,100 employees and also for its commitment to conserving, enhancing and protecting the natural resources of its location along the Caloosahatchee River.

“As we celebrate our 50th anniversary year, it is a great honor for Shell Point to be recognized for its leadership and unwavering dedication to our residents and employees,” said Shell Point President Martin Schappell. “We are grateful to the Lee County Board of Commissioners for this recognition and look forward to many more years of service here in Southwest Florida.”

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Eight Lee County Non-Profits Receive $20,000 in CAMEO Grants

FORT MYERS, FL (June 28, 2017) – Eight non-profit organizations that serve senior citizens in Lee County recently received financial grants totaling $20,000 at the 2017 CAMEO Recipient Awards ceremony held at Shell Point Retirement Community in June.

Beacon of Hope Pine Island received $800, Broadway Community Church received $1200, Community Cooperative, Inc. received $3000, Dr. Piper Center received $5000, Harry Chapin Food Bank received $1500, Hope HealthCare received $2750, Lehigh Acres Senior Citizens Center    received $750, and Friendship Centers of Lee County received $5000.

“These groups make a real difference in the lives of the seniors they serve and we know that every dollar they received today will have a positive impact in furthering the services they provide,” said Kushal Shah, president of CAMEO.

Established in 1999, CAMEO (Cooperative Associates Marketing Elder Options) is comprised of senior care professionals, organizations, and community members who are dedicated to raising awareness among seniors about the services and resources that are available to meet their needs and improve their quality of life. Monthly meetings and special events serve as informal networking opportunities for those interested in any aspect of senior care. All fundraising efforts are used to award grants to local nonprofit organizations, serving the senior population of Lee County. Continue reading “Eight Lee County Non-Profits Receive $20,000 in CAMEO Grants”

Community Thrift Store Holds Fourth Anniversary Sale

FORT MYERS, Fla. ( June 17, 2015) – Community Thrift Store, operated by Shell Point Retirement Community, invites Southwest Florida residents to celebrate its fourth anniversary during a special summer sale that will take place Tuesday, July 7, through Saturday, July 11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 15501 Old McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers.

Clothing marked with blue or green plastic fasteners cost only $1, including name-brand boutique items with savings up to $7 off the regular price. Enjoy sweet treats as you shop, and enter the raffle for a chance to win prize giveaways, including free tickets to the upcoming Shell Point Summer Concert Series performances.

“We expect a good turnout for our celebration sale, and we have enough inventory to satisfy a large crowd,” said Erica May, Community Thrift Store manager. “Plus, there are some real gems hidden throughout each department for customers to find.”

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Shell Point President Peter Dys Reappointed to Florida Governor’s Continuing Care Advisory Council

FORT MYERS, Fla. ( March 12, 2015) – Peter Dys, president and CEO of Shell Point Retirement Community, has been reappointed to the Governor’s Continuing Care Advisory Council by Florida Governor Rick Scott for a term running through Sept. 30, 2017.

“It has been my honor to serve on the Governor’s Continuing Care Advisory Council since 2005,” said Dys. “I’m privileged to take part in another productive year with the Governor’s Council, as we continue to pursue high standards of care for Florida’s lifecare retirement communities.

The Council acts in an advisory capacity to the Office of Insurance Regulation. The Council recommends to the Office any changes in statues and rules pertaining to continuing care retirement communities. Additionally, upon the request of the Office, the Council assists with any corrective action, rehabilitation, or cessation of business plan for a provider.

Larsen Pavilion at Shell Point Earns Five-Star Rating from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

FORT MYERS, Fla. ( February 26, 2015) – The Larsen Pavilion at Shell Point Retirement Community recently earned a Five-Star Rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the federal agency responsible for overseeing the quality ratings of skilled nursing facilities that participate in Medicare or Medicaid.

The Five-Star Quality Rating System is used to rank nursing facilities in order to provide 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.

The rating system reviews facility performance for four types of performance measures: health inspections (measures based on outcomes from state health inspection surveys), staffing (measures based on staffing levels), RN staffing (measures based on RN staffing levels), and quality measures (based on the CMS Minimum Data Set that records outcomes of care).

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Larsen Pavilion Auxiliary Kicks Off 25th Year with Celebration

Volunteers Recognized for Life-Enhancing Services in 5-Star Skilled Nursing Facility

PROGRAM DIRECTOR AT THE REHABCARE GROUP AT SHELL POINT RECEIVES AQUA THERAPY CERTIFICATION

SHELL POINT SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST EARNS LSVT LOUD CERTIFICATION

SHELL POINT RETIREMENT COMMUNITY PARTNERS WITH LEE MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM FOR “IT’S ALL ABOUT YOU” PROGRAM

Chance for a Two-Year Luxury Auto Lease and a Newly Renovated Course Await Golfers at 10TH Annual Shell Point Open Charity Tournament

FORT MYERS, Fla. (October 22 , 2013)