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

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