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.

Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries Speaker Series Offers Three Free Sessions at Shell Point

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Jan. 11, 2018) — Shell Point has announced the roster for its third annual 2018 Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries speaker series, a free community healthcare resource for residents in the greater Fort Myers area.

This educational series, sponsored by the Legacy Foundation in conjunction with Shell Point Wellness Connections, will feature prominent local and national experts who will address recent advances in the fields of global healthcare, Parkinson’s disease, and Alzheimer’s disease.

  • Thursday, Feb. 15, 1:30 p.m. Trending Toward Modern: Healthcare in the 21st Century, presented by Dr. Larry Antonucci, CEO and president of Lee Health
  • Friday, March 2, 10 a.m. Debunking 10 Myths That May Sabotage Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease, presented by Dr. J. Eric Ahlskog, Mayo Clinic
  • Monday, March 12, 7 p.m.Super Brain: Staying Well for Life, presented by Dr. Rudolph Tanzi, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School

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Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries Speaker Series Offers Four Free Sessions at Shell Point

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Educational Seminars at The Springs Answer Assisted Living Questions in August

FORT MYERS, Fla. ( July 14 , 2015) – Shell Point Retirement Community invites senior adults and their family members to two educational seminars in August that will cover basic questions about assisted living care. Both free presentations are hosted by Shell Point’s assisted living expert, McKenzie Millis, at The Springs at Shell Point.

Learn the top 10 signs that indicate when one should consider making a move to assisted living, during “When Is It Time to Move to Assisted Living?” on Friday, August 7, at 10 a.m. Gain a better understanding of the differences between independent living, assisted living, and skilled nursing care. Reservations are required at 239-454-2077.

“Worried About a Parent? Here’s What You Need to Know about Assisted Living” will be held on Thursday, August 27, at 6 p.m. This crash course about assisted living is designed for those with a loved one who may need assisted living care in the near future. This presentation will provide a comprehensive overview of assisted living services, suggest who would benefit most from it, and discuss what to consider when searching for assisted living facilities. Reservations are required at 239-454-2077.

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Education Seminar at Shell Point Retirement Community Offers Tips for a Smooth Transition to Assisted Living

FORT MYERS, Fla. ( June 16, 2015) – According to the National Center for Assisted Living, 70 percent of all assisted living residents move to a care facility from a private home or apartment. Transitioning to an assisted living care facility often means downsizing, and the associated stress can delay a much-needed decision to improve quality of life.

Shell Point Retirement Community invites the public to learn how to approach this downsizing process with less anxiety during a free, educational presentation by Shell Point’s assisted living expert, McKenzie Millis. The interactive seminar will take place on Thursday, July 9, at 10 a.m. in The Springs at Shell Point

“There are ways to go about downsizing and relocating that reduce tension and facilitate a smooth transition,” said Millis. “The goal for this presentation is to provide guidelines that make the move more manageable, based on experience we have in this area.”

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