Shell Point’s Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries speaker series welcomes Jay Saccaro on March 30

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CUTLINE: Jay Saccaro of Baxter International, Inc. will cover innovation and progress in modern health care during Shell Point’s final Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries session on March 30.

Free community health care program to address innovation in modern health care

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Feb. 25, 2019) – Shell Point Retirement Community will conclude its fifth annual 2020 Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries series on March 30 with a presentation by Jay Saccaro, executive vice president and chief financial officer for Baxter International, Inc.

Free and open to the public, the presentation, entitled “Innovation and Progress at a Modern Healthcare Company,” will offer an overview of the innovation process and approach at Baxter International, Inc., including the company’s focus on customer input in product development. Saccaro will also share specific examples from Baxter’s renal business, where the focus has been on modernizing the devices that are used in home treatment for end-stage renal disease and the use of technology to improve patient experience.

The program will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 30 in the Village Church Auditorium on The Island at Shell Point, 15100 Shell Point Blvd. in Fort Myers. Registration is requested by calling 239-433-7936.

Saccaro is a leader of Baxter International, Inc., a Fortune 500 American health care company that focuses on products to treat hemophilia, kidney disease, immune disorders and other chronic and acute medical conditions. He originally joined the company in 2002 as manager of strategy for the company’s BioScience business, and over the years assumed positions of increasing responsibility, including vice president of financial planning and vice president of finance for the company’s operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, as well as corporate vice president and treasurer. He previously held strategy and business development positions at Clear Channel Communications and the Walt Disney Company, and was also senior vice president and chief financial officer at Hill-Rom Corporation. He received a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s degree in engineering-economic systems from Stanford University.

Shell Point’s 2020 Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries is a community speaker series designed to share updates on the latest advances in medical research and health care practice.

Shell Point’s Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries speaker series welcomes Dr. Gary Small of UCLA on Jan. 14

Free community health care program to address memory and brain health

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Jan. 3, 2020) – Shell Point Retirement Community kicks off its fifth annual 2020 Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries series on Jan. 14 with a presentation by Dr. Gary Small, professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles’ (UCLA) David Geffen School of Medicine.

Free and open to the public, Small’s presentation, entitled “Strategies for Improving Memory and Brain Health,” will discuss the common memory complaints associated with aging and how to differentiate them from more serious conditions. He will also highlight how exercise, diet, stress management and memory methods can compensate for cognitive challenges and even stave off future symptoms of dementia.

The program will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 14 in the Village Church Auditorium on The Island at Shell Point, 15100 Shell Point Blvd. in Fort Myers. Registration is requested by calling 239-433-7936.

Small is a professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences, as well as a Parlow-Solomon professor on aging, at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, where he is also director of the UCLA Longevity Center. He has authored more than 400 scientific publications, as well as the international bestseller, “The Memory Bible.” Small’s research has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, London Times, Washington Post, Time Magazine and Newsweek, in addition to numerous television programs such as NBC’s Today Show, CNN and PBS. He is the recipient of many awards and honors, including the Jack Weinberg Award from the American Psychiatric Association and the Senior Investigator Award from the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry. In 2002, Scientific American magazine named Small one of the world’s top 50 innovators in science and technology.

Shell Point’s 2020 Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries is a community speaker series designed to share updates on the latest advances in medical research and health care practice.

Shell Point’s 2020 Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries series to offer four free educational seminars

Lineup to include presentations January through March

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Dec. 10, 2019) – Shell Point Retirement Community has announced the roster for its fifth annual 2020 Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries series, a free community speaker series beginning in January, designed to share updates on the latest advances in medical research and health care practice.

Free and open to the public, this educational series will feature prominent local and national experts who will address recent advances in the fields of global health care, macular degeneration, memory disorders and modern medicine.

Four presentations complete the lineup for the 2020 speaker series, including:

All four Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries presentations will be held in the Village Church Auditorium on The Island at Shell Point, 15100 Shell Point Blvd. in Fort Myers. Registration is requested by calling 239-433-7936.

The 2020 Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries series is presented by The Legacy Foundation at Shell Point in conjunction with Shell Point Wellness Connection. The series is sponsored UBS Wealth Management.

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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New memory care center opens at Shell Point

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Photo 1: Shell Point Retirement Community recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its brand-new 28-bedroom, 21,182-square-foot memory support center, Connected Living at The Springs. (Left to right): Sunny Torres, Shell Point; Tammie Fraser, Shell Point; Sharon Dobbins, Shell Point; Christy Skinner, Shell Point; Gary Goforth, Shell Point; Dave Heuring, RDG Planning and Design; Amber Caton, Wegman Design Group; Jason Smith, Shell Point; Justin Schiff, Shell Point; Kelly Scott, Shell Point; Ronette Icso, Shell Point; Martin Schappell, Shell Point; Adam Hinds, Shell Point; Fran DeMarco, Stantec; Steve Morrison, Johnson Engineering; Josh Beverly, DeAngelis Diamond; Reggie Morgan, Shell Point; Tim Lochridge, Shell Point; Kayla Pudlin Harm, Shell Point; Rita Southern, Shell Point; Christine Gulotta, Shell Point.

Photo 2: Shell Point partnered with Wegman Design Group for the interior décor of the new memory care center that includes muted pastels, conversational artwork and comfortable fabrics.

Photo 3: In addition to its 28 private rooms, the new Connected Living Memory Support building features outdoor spaces that incorporate musical instruments and sensory objects to promote creative expression.

 

 

New memory care center opens at Shell Point

 

FORT MYERS, FL. (Jan. 29, 2019) – Shell Point Retirement Community recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a newly constructed 28-bed, 21,182-square-foot memory care center, Connected Living at The Springs. The center will provide residential care for seniors with age-related cognitive diseases, including Alzheimer’s and other various forms of dementia.

“It’s been a joy to welcome new residents to Connected Living at The Springs,” says Christine Gulotta, memory care director of Connected Living at The Springs. “Their new home was designed to provide cozy spaces, a calming atmosphere and a safe environment full of sensory-rich stimuli.”

To complete this project, Shell Point partnered with DeAngelis Diamond, Wegman Design Group, Stantec, RDG Planning and Design, and Johnson Engineering.

The floorplan of the Connected Living building is arranged into two groupings of 14 apartments each, which function as cohesive households. Each household has established its own, unique rhythm that is familiar to residents and helps daily experiences feel natural. Staffing is kept consistent within each household, allowing for strong, relationship-based interaction between residents and the memory support specialists providing their care.

“The result is a homelike environment for residents that is secure while also allowing for freedom of movement both indoors and outdoors,” says Gulotta. “Residents can bring their own furnishings to individualize their apartments to their taste. This further establishes a comfortable setting that feels just like home.”

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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 hosts Dr. Rudolph E. Tanzi March 12 To Address Audience on Medical Breakthroughs in Health Care

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Feb. 19, 2018) – Shell Point continues its third annual 2018 Medical Breakthroughs and Discoveries Series with a presentation by Dr. Rudolph E. Tanzi of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, to be held Monday, March 12, at 7 p.m. in The Village Church Auditorium at Shell Point. This educational health care presentation, entitled “Reducing Risk for Alzheimer’s disease by Building a Resilient Brain,” is free and open to the public. To learn more or to register, call 239-433-7936.

During this presentation, attendees will learn about the latest advances and breakthroughs in Alzheimer’s disease. The New York Times best-selling author and researcher will also uncover the best methods to building a resilient brain.

Tanzi obtained bachelor’s degrees in microbiology and history at the University of Rochester in 1980, and his Ph.D. in neurobiology at Harvard Medical School in 1990. In his research achievements, Tanzi served on the team that was the first to find a disease gene for Huntington’s disease using human genetic markers, helping to launch the field of neurogenetics.

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Shell Point hosts Dr. J Eric Ahlskog March 2 To Address Audience on Medical Breakthroughs in Health Care

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Feb. 15, 2018) – Shell Point continues its third annual 2018 Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries Series with a presentation by Dr. J. Eric Ahlskog of Mayo Clinic at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 2, in The Village Church Auditorium at Shell Point. This educational health care presentation, entitled “Debunking 10 Myths That May Sabotage Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease,” is free and open to the public. To learn more or to register, call 239-433-7936.

During this presentation, Ahlskog will address 10 myths that may sabotage treatment of Parkinson’s disease. His informational lecture will track the progression of the disease, define dyskinesias, examine its effects, uncover the best medications for Parkinson’s and discuss the rationale for symptomatic treatment.

Ahlskog is a full-time clinician with more than 30 years of experience, and currently serves as a professor of neurology at the Mayo Medical School. Since 2002, Ahlskog has served as chair for the Mayo Section of Movement Disorders. He has been a member of the American Academy of Neurology since 1987.

This presentation is part of Shell Point’s 2018 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.shellpoint.org/legacy.html.

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.