Fact Sheet

Last Update: June 2019

Shell Point Retirement Community is a nonprofit continuing care retirement community (CCRC) located in Fort Myers, Florida. Shell Point offers independent retirement living, assisted living, and skilled nursing in an active, resort-style environment for residents. To learn more call 1-800-780-1131.

At A Glance:
Year Established: 1968
President: Martin Schappell
Owned by: The Christian and Missionary Alliance Foundation, Inc.
Number of Residents: 2,400
Number of Employees: 1,000
Average Age: 74
Acreage: 700 acres

Number of Units
• The Island independent living units (includes the Palm Acres neighborhood homes) = 771
• The Woodlands independent units = 343
• Eagles Preserve independent units = 110
• The Estuary independent living units = 73
• The Island assisted living units (King’s Crown) = 120
• The Woodlands assisted living units (The Arbor) = 132
• The Springs assisted living (open to the public) = 105
• The Island skilled nursing facility (The Larsen Pavilion) = 219 beds (with 9 Hospice general inpatient care and 72 Memory Care beds)

Resident Life & Lifestyle
• Deepwater location on the Caloosahatchee with direct Gulf access, located close to Sanibel Island and Fort Myers Beach
• Free boat dockage with electricity and water
• Three annual concert series: Fine & Performing Arts, Concerts and Conversations, and Southwest Florida Symphony series with nationally known performers
• Full-time activities staff that plans numerous events, socials, trips, and concerts
• Creativity Center with photo gallery and studio, art studio, pottery, ceramics, lapidary, stained glass, and woodworking shop
• Classes and lectures through The Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point
• Individual gardening plots, orchid greenhouse, and butterfly garden
• 8,000-volume library, including large-print, audiocassette, CD, and DVD formats
• Two top-of-the-line computer centers with Internet access and resources to assist residents, plus a mobile computer lab and numerous instruction classes at all levels, including Apple technology
• Facilities and meeting rooms for resident use

Healthcare and Medical Services
• J. Howard Wood Medical Center with five full-time staff physicians and three nurse practitioners
• Arbor Medical Center offers on-site medical appointments with local healthcare specialists
• Rehabilitation Center with inpatient and outpatient rehabilitative and individualized physical therapy
• Specialized therapy programs, including memory care, stroke care, and pain management
• Dedicated occupational therapy suite and aqua therapy pool
• The Larsen Pavilion, a 219-bed skilled nursing facility
• Onsite pharmacy with free home delivery
• Hope Hospice general inpatient 9-bed unit on site
• Home Health services
• Three assisted living facilities (King’s Crown, The Arbor, and The Springs, which is open to the public)
• Support groups that address various healthcare issues

Wellness and Fitness
• LifeQuest, Shell Point’s 6-dimension approach to wellness and positive aging
• Classes and lectures through Health Connection
• Three fitness centers with state-of-the-art equipment and fitness instructors on staff
• Professionally led exercise and aquacize classes
• Four heated swimming pools
• Lighted tennis courts
• Miles of walking trails and bike paths
• Support groups that address various health and wellness topics

• $2 million LifeQuest Aquatic Center with a 99,000-gallon main recreation pool with two lap lanes, and a 23,000-gallon therapy pool with an easy-access ramp and an adaptable water chair
• Direct deep-water access to the Gulf of Mexico
• Boat docks with water and electric hook-ups
• Four restaurants—The Palm Grill and Café Promenade at The Woodlands, Island Café and The Crystal Room on The Island (all open to the public)
• Scheduled transportation to shopping centers, medical appointments, and activities around Fort Myers
• Automobile and golf cart service and repair center
• Shell Point Salon & Spa with full menu of professional services
• Onsite hotel
• Onsite dog park
• Hurricane shelter to protect the resident population from effects of major storms (effectively used during Hurricane Charley in 2004)

Shell Point Golf Club
• Newly renovated 18-hole championship golf course with platinum paspalum greens
• Designed by well-known architect Gordon Lewis
• Shell Point residents and their guests receive discounted rates
• Fully stocked pro shop and snack bar
• Grass driving range and practice green
• Lessons available from PGA-certified professionals

The Village Church
• Weekly worship services in a 1,000-seat sanctuary and auditorium
• Season of Praise concert series with nationally known performers