Shell Point Hosts Serenity Cove Dedication Ceremony

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Feb. 23, 2018) – Shell Point Retirement Community, a resort-style, nonprofit continuing care retirement community in Fort Myers, hosted a dedication ceremony on Jan. 31 to celebrate the newly transformed outdoor area at Serenity Cove.

More than 1,000 Shell Point residents attended the Serenity Cove dedication ceremony to celebrate the transformation of the large, man-made pond area behind the Resident Activity Center on The Island at Shell Point. Guests also enjoyed a charming country-style picnic in the now modern, tranquil and scenic place of reflection. Lunch included fried chicken with all the trimmings, and was served on quaint, red and white tablecloth-clad tables amid the sounds of good old-fashioned bluegrass music.

The Serenity Cove beautification project was made possible by a generous gift from a Shell Point resident. The rejuvenation involved reconfiguring an existing island, installing surrounding seawalls and seat walls, and adding a water feature. The area now boasts wider walking bridges, shaded seating areas, enhanced landscaping, fresh turf, and updated irrigation. A new viewing platform and trellis feature were also constructed on the east side of the lake to complete the transformation.

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Shell Point hosts Grand Reveal and Afternoon Tea at The Arbor

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Feb. 21, 2018) – Shell Point Retirement Community, a resort-style, nonprofit continuing care retirement community in Fort Myers, hosted a guided tour of newly renovated residences within The Arbor on Jan. 29. Residents of the assisted living landmark located within The Woodlands neighborhood took in the lovely interiors on the first floor of the newly renovated building.

Friends and neighbors mingled as they sampled a variety of delicious savory and sweet items from the dining room buffet. Live steel drum music also drifted through the lobby throughout the elegant afternoon as attendees took in the building’s beautiful new interior design.

This is The Arbor’s first rejuvenation. Originally opening in 2005, the assisted living building now sports a soft grey background highlighted with crisp white trim, which serves as a backdrop to cool shades of blue, accented with pops of bright coral and teal.

“The Arbor has been completely transformed with a luxurious new look that enhances the building’s stately architecture,” said Martin Schappell, president of Shell Point. “The stunning new interior, inspired by Shell Point’s coastal lifestyle, is both elegant and comfortable, and will be enjoyed by The Arbor residents for years to come.”

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Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Tribby Arts Center at Shell Point

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Feb. 5, 2018) — On Tuesday, January 30, Shell Point Retirement Community held a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the beginning of construction on the Tribby Arts Center, a $15 million amenity to be located near The Club at Shell Point. More than 450 people attended this event, which was held on the future building site.

“It is our belief that the Tribby Arts Center will not only enrich residents’ lives today, but also do so for future generations who will call this beautiful place their home,” said Jeff Cory, executive director of the Legacy Foundation at Shell Point.

The two-level, 44,000-square-foot center, dedicated to visual and performing arts, as well as educational programming, will provide expanded and first-time spaces for artists to work.

The building will include a grand entrance and atrium gallery, full-time art gallery, practice rooms for musicians, numerous studios for painting, crafts, pottery, quilting, textiles, stain glass, and photography, plus, the 350-seat, state-of-the-art theatre-style Connie Brown Hall auditorium. Additional features include a gift shop featuring artists’ works, a French bistro, and an English sculpture garden.

The Tribby Arts Center at Shell Point is named in honor of the Shell Point resident who provided the initial gift to launch the fundraising campaign for the future performing arts facility. Currently $13.5 million of the $15 million campaign has been funded.

“The Tribby Arts Center at Shell Point is an embodiment of Shell Point’s mission to ensure, through thoughtful building and relevant programming, an exceptional quality of life for the residents we serve,” said Martin Schappell, president of Shell Point.

Once completed the Tribby Arts Center at Shell Point will join the long list of amenities that Shell Point residents and their guests enjoy, which include boating, championship golf with an elegantly appointed clubhouse, six restaurants, the Academy of Lifelong Learning, salon and spa, miles of walking and bike trails, fitness centers and much more.

Shell Point Retirement Community, founded in 1968, is a nonprofit continuing care retirement community (CCRC) located along the Caloosahatchee River in Fort Myers, Florida, just two miles before Sanibel Island. Shell Point offers independent retirement living, assisted living, and skilled nursing in an active, resort-style environment for 2,400 residents. To learn more, visit www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-780-1131.

 

Community Thrift Store Offers 50 Percent Savings At Sixth Anniversary Sale

FORT MYERS, Fla. (June 25, 2017) – Community Thrift Store invites Southwest Florida residents to celebrate its sixth anniversary during a storewide summer sale. The event will take place Tuesday, July 11, through Saturday, July 15, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 15501 Old McGregor Boulevard #2, Fort Myers.

During the sixth anniversary sale, bargain hunters will enjoy 50 percent off all items throughout the store. Enter the raffle for a chance to win prize giveaways, including free tickets to upcoming Shell Point Summer Concert Series performances.

Community Thrift Store offers boutique clothing, shoes, and jewelry; home décor, kitchen items, and furniture; as well as construction materials, appliances, and fixtures. Tax-deductible receipts are available for individuals or organizations that donate items to the store. Like Community Thrift Store on Facebook to learn about upcoming “steals and deals,” and catch the first glimpse of new treasures.

Community Thrift Store                                                                                                                    

Shell Point Retirement Community, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to serving seniors in Southwest Florida, opened the Community Thrift Store in 2011. The Community Thrift Store is located in Miner’s Plaza, next to Planet Fitness, on the corner of McGregor Boulevard and Gladiolus in the Iona area of South Fort Myers. Store hours are Tuesday through Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call manager, Erica May, at 239-225-6529.

Shell Point President Dys Retires; Martin Schappell Named New President

FORT MYERS, Fla. ( November 23, 2016)

Shell Point Retirement Community’s board of directors has appointed Martin Schappell as President, effective November 2016. (Shell Point Retirement Community) 
Shell Point Retirement Community’s board of directors has appointed Martin Schappell as President, effective November 2016. (Shell Point Retirement Community)

Dr. Mark O’Farrell, Chair of the board for the Christian and Missionary Alliance Foundation, Inc. offers a prayer of gratitude for the successful conclusion of Shell Point’s executive transition. (Shell Point Retirement Community) 
Dr. Mark O’Farrell, Chair of the board for the Christian and Missionary Alliance Foundation, Inc. offers a prayer of gratitude for the successful conclusion of Shell Point’s executive transition. (Shell Point Retirement Community)

Schappell is committed to Shell Point Retirement Community’s mission and core values, culture, and operations after more than eight years as a Shell Point board member, and serving as executive vice president throughout the past year. (Shell Point Retirement Community) 
Schappell is committed to Shell Point Retirement Community’s mission and core values, culture, and operations after more than eight years as a Shell Point board member, and serving as executive vice president throughout the past year. (Shell Point Retirement Community)

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The Club at Shell Point Opens Doors

Sports, Wellness, and Social Amenities Just Minutes from Sanibel

Shell Point Announces New Director of Resident Life Laura Slack

FORT MYERS, Fla. ( June 16, 2016)

Shell Point Raises the Roof on $14 Million Clubhouse

FORT MYERS, Fla. ( May 10, 2016)

Potts Named Nursing Home Administrator at The Larsen Pavilion at Shell Point

FORT MYERS, Fla. ( May 5, 2016)

New LSVT-LOUD and LSVT-BIG Certifications Allow Specialized Parkinson’s Therapy at Shell Point Rehabilitation Center

FORT MYERS, Fla. ( December 1, 2015)