SHELL POINT VOLUNTEER GROUP HAS GIVEN OUT 13,000 HEARTS

Huggie Hearts Volunteer Group Delivers Heart Pillows to Cardiac Patients

FORT MYERS, Fla. (March 5, 2010) — Shell Point Retirement Community is home to more than 2,200 residents, and most of those residents participate in one or more of the various volunteer groups on property.  One such group is the Huggie Hearts volunteer group in which Shell Point residents hand-sew pillows for cardiac patients in Southwest Florida, distributed by Gulf Coast Medical Center.  Recently, the 13,000th pillow was created and will be on display in the Gulf Coast Medical Center to honor the many years and pillows that have been given to cardiac patients.

(Left to right)
Susan Crowe, Director, Volunteer Resources and Auxiliary Development for Gulf Coast Medical Center
Nancy Stanfield, Volunteer President, Gulf Coast Medical Center Auxiliary
Judy Bolton, Shell Point resident
June Schneider, RN, Nursing Director, SPCM, VAN for Gulf Coast Medical Center

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2009 Shell Point Open Golf Tournament Raises Money To Benefit The Rehabilitation Center

FORT MYERS, FL (November 20, 2009) ) –The sixth annual Shell Point Open Golf Tournament, presented by the Legacy Foundation at Shell Point, was held this year to raise funds for the Rehabilitation Center located on The Island at Shell Point, which offers rehabilitation services to individuals in the Southwest Florida area. The tournament was held on Friday, November 13, 2009, at the Shell Point Golf Club in Fort Myers, and raised more than $20,000 for the cause, announced Timothy Stephenson, Executive Director of the Legacy Foundation at Shell Point.

The funds raised from this tournament will help with the upcoming completion of the Rehabilitation Center, as well as contribute to purchasing any new or updated products and technology that can assist in making rehabilitation a faster and smoother process for those who need it.
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Golfing For A Good Cause At Shel Point In The 6th Annual Shell Point Open

FORT MYERS, FL (October 7, 2009) – The 6th annual Shell Point Open Golf Tournament, presented by the Legacy Foundation at Shell Point, will be held this year to raise funds for the Rehabilitation Center at Shell Point, which offers care to individuals with rehabilitation needs in the Southwest Florida area. The tournament will be on Friday, November 13, 2009, at the Shell Point Golf Club in Fort Myers, announced Timothy Stephenson, Executive Director of the Legacy Foundation at Shell Point.
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Shell Point Employee Has Lots Of Love For Locks Of Love

FORT MYERS, Fla. (November 21, 2008) — Diane Biolchini, the salon receptionist/assistant in the Island Salon at Shell Point, recently donated 15 inches of hair to the “Locks of Love” charity. Diane has been growing her hair for 5 years with the intent of donating her hair to the charity on her 50th birthday, which was August 12. The Salon not only cut 15 inches in length of Diane’s hair – she received a complete makeover!
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Golfing For A Cause At Shell Point

FORT MYERS, Fla. (October 14, 2008) — The annual Shell Point Open Golf Tournament, presented by the Legacy Foundation at Shell Point, will be held this year to raise funds for the Memory Care Unit located in the Larsen Pavilion, which offers care to individuals with memory needs in the Southwest Florida area. The tournament will be on Friday, November 7, 2008, at the Shell Point Golf Club in Fort Myers, announced Tim Stephenson, Executive Director of the Legacy Foundation at Shell Point.

“Everyone has known a friend or loved one who has been affected in some way or another by memory care issues, such as memory loss or dementia,” said Stephenson. “The Memory Care Unit in the Larsen Pavilion is working at the forefront of healthcare with local community groups, helping it to be one of the leaders in this field. Special attention is given to patients to ensure that they receive the best programs, care and services that allow them the highest level of independence. This tournament is just one way that we can help these individuals receive the best care possible.”

The tournament registration will begin at 7:30am, and The Scoggins/Moreland Group at Morgan Stanley has graciously offered to be the Title Sponsor for the event. The cost to play in the 2008 Shell Point Open is $125 per person, which includes 18 holes of golf plus cart, player gift bags, prize opportunities, breakfast and lunch. Sam Galloway Ford is presenting a 2008 Ford Mustang as a prize for the player who makes a hole in one on the selected golf hole. Corporate Sponsors include the Alliance Development Fund, Harvey-Englehardt-Metz Funeral Home, and Alisa B. Alexander, CPA.

If you are interested in learning more about this tournament, or would like to make a donation to the Memory Care Unit, please contact Linda Driver at (239) 466-8484.

The Shell Point Golf Club is an 18-hole Championship Golf Course that opened in 2000. The course offers a grass driving range and practice green, lessons, a fully-stocked pro shop and snack bar, and all the course golf carts are equipped with Uplink GPS monitors. The 13th hole on the Shell Point Golf Club recently was named as one of the Most Beautifully Brutal™ Par 5 Golf Holes in the Southeast Coastal United States. The course is open to the public, and is located at the entrance to Shell Point Retirement Community in Fort Myers, Florida, just off Summerlin Road, two miles before the Sanibel Island Causeway. The Legacy Foundation was founded in 2002 as a non-profit organization serving the Shell Point community.

United Way Donation Goal Met

Residents Give Over $35,000

FORT MYERS, FL (February 19, 2001) – For many years, the residents of Shell Point have been an important part of the United Way Campaign, earning recognition as leaders in supporting this vital community service. This year was no exception, with Shell Point exceeding its goal of $35,000, with a grand total of $35,427! The community is proud to be the home of four Keel Club Members (donating $1,000 or more), as well. At a recent Residents’ Council meeting, Dr. Erwin Rudolph, chairman of the Residents’ Council, was presented with a plaque of appreciation by United Way associate Kay Timms.

(photo at right) United Way campaign associate Kay Timms, Shell Point coordinator Cindy O’Grady, resident volunteer Dr. Erwin Rudolph, United Way campaign chair Laurel Smith (with life preserver), resident volunteer Jean Gilman, and Shell Point volunteer coordinator Teri Kollath.

United Way Campaign Chair Laurel Smith thanked the residents of Lee County for their tremendous generosity in exceeding this year’s $3.4 million goal, as well as over 1,000 volunteers for spreading the campaign message, “Be a Life Saver. Support United Way.” The 2000-2001 Campaign was the 8th year in a row that the United Way of Lee County achieved or exceeded its goal. Continue reading “United Way Donation Goal Met”

Annual Shell Point Open Charity Golf Tournament raises $67,000 for future Arts Center

FORT MYERS, Fla. (November 25, 2017) – Shell Point Retirement Community, a resort-style, nonprofit continuing care retirement community in Fort Myers, recently hosted its 14th annual Shell Point Open Charity Golf Tournament, raising more than $67,000 to benefit the future Arts Center at Shell Point.

Presented by The Legacy Foundation at Shell Point, the annual event brought more than 144 Southwest Florida golfers together for a four-person, scramble-style tournament on Shell Point’s championship 18-hole course. Golfers enjoyed breakfast at The Breezeway before hitting the greens, and concluded the competition with a luncheon at the Banyan Grill, which also included the opportunity to win prize drawings and giveaways.

Wright Construction Group served as title sponsor of the 14th annual Shell Point Open Charity Golf Tournament, along with premier sponsor DeAngelis Diamond and signature sponsor FineMark National Bank & Trust.

The Club at Shell Point features an 18-hole championship golf course that opened in 2000. The clubhouse features a sophisticated experience in a classic setting with fine dining, salon and spa, and fitness facilities. The course offers a driving range and practice green, lessons, and a fully-stocked pro shop and snack bar. The course is open to the public, and is located at 17500 On Par Blvd. in Fort Myers. To learn more, visit www.shellpointgolf.com.

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 2,400 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 www.shellpoint.org or 1-800-780-1131.