Award-Winning Dining

Variety Praised by Contemporary Long Term Care Magazine

FORT MYERS, FLBountiful buffets at the Crystal Room. Grill specialties at the Island Cafe. Homemade specials at the Cafe Promenade. Fine dining at The Mahogany Room.

The variety of dining choices available at Shell Point has caught the attention of Contemporary Long Term Care magazine, a trade publication that covers the industry of healthcare and housing for senior adults. In its September 2002 issue, Shell Point was honored with an “Order of Excellence” award for the best customer service and dining procedures among all senior facilities in the country.

“I’m proud of all of our dining services employees and the hard work they do every day,” said Al Slickers, director of hospitality.

One of the most important aspects of Shell Point’s excellence, according to the magazine, is utilizing the feedback continuously garnered from residents. “We exist only to serve them,” said Slickers, “and we thrive on their thoughts and comments. Much of this award belongs to them.”

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USA Today Features Shell Point Dining

Not Just Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes

FORT MYERS, FL (August 11, 2000) – Recognized as the industry leader in lifecare retirement communities, Shell Point has been recognized by USA Today as a provider of high-quality dining services.

The front page of August 11th’s Life section of the nationwide newspaper featured an article by Maria Montoya about the changing nutritional tastes of seniors, interviewing Shell Point resident James Arter as an example. Montoya also mentioned the popularity of Shell Point’s restaurants to the outside public, quoting Director of Hospitality Al Slickers as saying, “It’s really amazing what the reaction has been to our menus.”

The article also featured a color photograph of chef Mel Reinhart at the grill, working in the kitchen of The Island’s Crystal Room.

Four of Shell Point’s restaurants are open to the public:

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