Shell Point presents 2019 Shell Point Quilt Show March 2-4

 FORT MYERS, Fla. (Feb. 21, 2019) – Shell Point Retirement Community invites the public to join its 2019 Shell Point Quilt Show, “Great Expectations,” taking place from Saturday, March 2 through Monday, March 4 at Shell Point.

Hosted by the Shell Point Quilters, the biennial quilt show will showcase a beautiful display of quilts, lovingly and artistically created by residents of Shell Point. The custom creations exemplify the time-honored traditions passed from generation to generation, expressed through the detailed work of the quilters. A number of large quilts and smaller quilted items in a variety of traditional and contemporary designs will be on display and available for purchase throughout the event.

“From heirloom quilts to modern creations, the variety and workmanship will impress even experienced quilters,” said Debbie Melchi, Shell Point resident and avid quilter.

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Shell Point’s 2018-2019 Fine and Performing Arts Series welcomes Vienna Boys Choir Feb. 26

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Feb. 20, 2019) – Shell Point Retirement Community continues the Performing Arts program of its 2018-2019 Fine and Performing Arts Series with a performance by Vienna Boys Choir, taking place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26 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.

The Vienna Boys Choir presents a group of 25 singers between the ages of 10 and 14, performing a range of medieval, contemporary and experimental music. Motets and lieder form the core of this repertoire, along with the choir’s own arrangements of quintessentially Viennese music, including waltzes and polkas by Lanner, Lehár and Strauss.

With roots dating back five centuries and members hailing from dozens of nations, the Vienna Boys Choir is comprised of 100 choristers, divided into four touring choirs. The groups spend nine to 11 weeks on tour, performing annually for almost half a million people in Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas.

Shell Point hosts Dr. Michael Klaper Feb. 28 to address medical breakthroughs in health care

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CUTLINE: Learn about the effects of eating healthy from internationally recognized author and speaker Dr. Michael Klaper during a Shell Point Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries session on Thursday, Feb. 28.

 

Shell Point hosts Dr. Michael Klaper Feb. 28 to address medical breakthroughs in health care

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Feb. 12, 2019) – Shell Point continues its fourth annual 2019 Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries series with a presentation by internationally recognized author and speaker, Dr. Michael Klaper, to be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28 at the Village Church Auditorium at Shell Point. This educational health care presentation, entitled “Nutrition Meets Modern Medicine: The Key to Reversing Chronic Disease,” is free and open to the public. To learn more or to register, call 239-433-7936.

During this presentation, attendees will explore the role of eating healthy foods in reversing diabetes, high blood pressure, clogged arteries and other chronic diseases. Klaper will also share practical examples for healthy shopping, food preparation and restaurant dining.

Klaper is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago and has received postgraduate training in internal medicine, surgery, anesthesiology and orthopedics at University of British Columbia’s teaching hospitals in Vancouver.

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Shell Point hosts Dr. Amanda Smith Jan. 28 to address medical breakthroughs in health care 

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CUTLINE: Dr. Amanda Smith of Byrd Alzheimer’s Center and Research Institute will establish an understanding for Alzheimer’s and dementias, cover current treatment and review the most recent research during a Shell Point Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries address on Monday, Jan. 28.

 

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Jan. 15, 2019) – Shell Point continues its fourth annual 2019 Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries series with a presentation by Dr. Amanda Smith of Byrd Alzheimer’s Center and Research Institute at 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 28 at the Village Church Auditorium on The Island at Shell Point. This educational health care program, entitled “Advances in Alzheimer’s Diseases,” is free and open to the public. To learn more or to register, call 239-433-7936.

During this presentation, Smith will establish an understanding of Alzheimer’s and dementias, cover current treatment and strategies, discuss advances and diagnosis, and review the status of current research and lifestyle behaviors that reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s.

Smith is the director of clinical research at the Byrd Alzheimer’s Center and Research Institute at the University of South Florida Health, as well as an associate professor in psychiatry and behavioral neuroscience at the University of South Florida’s Morsani College of Medicine.

This presentation is part of Shell Point’s 2019 Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries series, an annual community health care speaker program that serves as a resource for residents in the greater Fort Myers area. All Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries events are free to the public, and will be held in the Village Church Auditorium at Shell Point, 15100 Shell Point Blvd. in Fort Myers. To learn more, visit www.legacyshellpoint.org.

Shell Point’s Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries speaker series welcomes Dr. Shane Shapiro of the Mayo Clinic

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CUTLINE: During Shell Point’s Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries series on Tuesday, Jan. 22, Dr. Shane Shapiro of the Mayo Clinic will discuss topics that include regenerative medicine and the misleading myths accompanying such treatments.

Jan. 22 program to address medical breakthroughs in health care 

 

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Jan. 7, 2019) – Shell Point kicks off its fourth annual 2019 Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries series with a presentation by Dr. Shane Shapiro of the Mayo Clinic, taking place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22 at the Village Church Auditorium on The Island at Shell Point. This educational health care program, entitled “Clinical Applications of Regenerative Medicine,” is free and open to the public. To learn more or to register, call 239-433-7936.

Dr. Shane Shapiro is a nationally recognized physician and the medical director of the regenerative medicine therapeutics program at the Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine. During this presentation, he will describe the current state of regenerative medicine applications available to patients in clinical practice. He will also debunk many of the myths and misleading information accompanying such treatments while highlighting legitimate progress in the field, such as the use of stem cells that may become available in the near future.

The 2019 Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries series is an annual community health care speaker program that serves as a resource for residents in the greater Fort Myers area. All Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries events are free to the public, and will be held in the Village Church Auditorium on The Island at Shell Point, located at 15100 Shell Point Blvd. in Fort Myers. To learn more, visit www.legacyshellpoint.org.

Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries speaker series offers four free educational seminars at Shell Point  

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Photo 1: On Tuesday, Jan. 22, Dr. Shane Shapiro of the Mayo Clinic will discuss topics that include regenerative medicine, and the misleading myths accompanying such treatments, during this Shell Point Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries presentation.
Photo 2: Dr. Amanda Smith of Byrd Alzheimer’s Center and Research Institute will establish an understanding for Alzheimer’s and dementias, cover current treatment and review the most recent research during a Shell Point Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries address on Monday, Jan. 28.
Photo 3: Learn about the reverse effects of eating healthy from internationally recognized author and speaker Dr. Michael Klaper during a Shell Point Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries session on Thursday, Feb. 28.
Photo 4: Join Dr. Malissa Wood of Massachusetts General Hospital on Tuesday, March 26, as she covers lifestyle approaches that positively impact one’s cardiovascular and overall health, during the final Shell Point Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries session.

Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries speaker series offers four free educational seminars at Shell Point

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Jan. 2, 2019) – Shell Point has announced the roster for its fourth annual 2019 Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries speaker series, a free community health care resource for residents in the greater Fort Myers area.

This educational series, sponsored by The Legacy Foundation at Shell Point in conjunction with Shell Point Wellness Connections, will feature prominent local and national experts who will address recent advances in the fields of regenerative medicine, Alzheimer’s disease, nutrition, chronic disease and more.

“Each year the caliber of our speakers has grown. This year we are excited to welcome health care experts to share updates on the latest advances in medical research and health care practice,” said Jeff Cory, executive director of The Legacy Foundation at Shell Point.

  • Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 7 p.m. – “Clinical Applications of Regenerative Medicine,” presented by Dr. Shane Shapiro, Mayo Clinic
  • Monday, Jan. 28 at 2 p.m. – “Advances in Alzheimer’s Disease,” presented by Dr. Amanda Smith, Byrd Alzheimer’s Center and Research Institute at the University of South Florida Health
  • Thursday, Feb. 28 at 2 p.m. – “Nutrition Meets Modern Medicine: The Key to Reversing Chronic Disease,” presented by Dr. Michael Klaper, internationally recognized author and speaker
  • Tuesday, March 26 at 7 p.m. – “Make This the Healthiest Year of Your Life Yet!,” presented by Dr. Malissa Wood, Massachusetts General Hospital

All four Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries presentations are free to the public, and will be held at the Village Church Auditorium on The Island at Shell Point, 15100 Shell Point Blvd. in Fort Myers. Reservations are required for each program by calling 239-433-7936. To learn more, visit www.legacyshellpoint.org.

The 2019 season of Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries presentations is sponsored in part by: Lee Health Foundation, UBS Wealth Management and Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A.

Shell Point’s 2018-2019 Fine and Performing Arts Series welcomes ‘The Golden Years of Broadway’ Nov. 15

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CUTLINE: Shell Point Retirement Community continues its 2018-2019 Fine and Performing Arts Series with “The Golden Years of Broadway” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15.

 FORT MYERS, Fla. (Nov. 5, 2018) – Shell Point Retirement Community kicks off the Performing Arts program of its 2018-2019 Fine and Performing Arts Series with “The Golden Years of Broadway” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15 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.

Join Broadway Pops veterans Jennifer Hope Wills, Sean MacLaughlin and Rob Gallagher, with New York City-based orchestrator and arranger Ryan Shirar, as they bring “The Golden Years of Broadway” to life. The musical group will include hit songs that set the standards for American musical theater, like, “Oklahoma! South Pacific,” “The King & I and “The Sound of Music.”

Throughout the performance, Broadway Pops will captivate audiences with their entertaining and innovative production and more than 10 hit classics from the 1940s and 1950s era.

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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Shell Point’s Gulf Coast Model Railroad opens for season  

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FORT MYERS, Fla. (Nov. 1, 2018)Shell Point Retirement Community is pleased to announce the reopening of its popular Gulf Coast Model Railroad attraction on Monday, Nov. 5. Free tours are open to the public from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday through April 2019.

Modeled in the shape of Florida, the 43′-by-41′ Gulf Coast Model Railroad is set in the 1950s and 1960s, offering guests a unique perspective of notable sites throughout state. The model railroad display features several running trains and hundreds of recognizable miniature geographic landmarks, such as Tallahassee’s old Capitol Building, Pensacola freight yards, the Gainesville Gator Bowl, Walt Disney World, Kennedy Space Center with an orbiting Space Shuttle, Everglades, Sanibel Lighthouse, and even Shell Point Retirement Community.

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  Shell Point presents 13th annual Artists and Artisans Holiday Bazaar Nov. 2-3

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Photo 1: Shell Point Retirement Community will present its 13th annual Artists and Artisans Holiday Bazaar Nov. 2-3 at The Village Church on The Island at Shell Point. Shell Point resident Beverly Shubel showcases her work at last year’s event.

Photo 2: Shell Point Retirement Community’s 13th annual Artists and Artisans Holiday Bazaar Nov. 2-3 will feature one-of-a-kind items created or enhanced by more than 60 talented Shell Point residents. Shell Point resident Linda Gardell showcases her artwork at the 2017 event.

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Oct. 18, 2018) – Shell Point Retirement Community invites the public to join its 13th annual Artists and Artisans Holiday Bazaar, taking place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2, and Saturday, Nov. 3 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.

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.

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  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