Shell Point’s 2018-2019 Fine and Performing Arts Series welcomes Vienna Boys Choir Feb. 26

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Feb. 20, 2019) – Shell Point Retirement Community continues the Performing Arts program of its 2018-2019 Fine and Performing Arts Series with a performance by Vienna Boys Choir, taking place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at The Village Church auditorium on The Island at Shell Point, 15100 Shell Point Blvd. in Fort Myers. Tickets for this event cost $40 and can be purchased online at www.shellpoint.org/concerts or by phone at 239-454-2067.

The Vienna Boys Choir presents a group of 25 singers between the ages of 10 and 14, performing a range of medieval, contemporary and experimental music. Motets and lieder form the core of this repertoire, along with the choir’s own arrangements of quintessentially Viennese music, including waltzes and polkas by Lanner, Lehár and Strauss.

With roots dating back five centuries and members hailing from dozens of nations, the Vienna Boys Choir is comprised of 100 choristers, divided into four touring choirs. The groups spend nine to 11 weeks on tour, performing annually for almost half a million people in Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas.

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 2018-2019 Fine and Performing Arts Series welcomes pianist Peter Fancovic Jan. 24

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CUTLINE: Shell Point Retirement Community continues its 2018-2019 Fine and Performing Arts Series with a performance by pianist Peter Fancovic at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24.

 

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Jan. 10, 2019) – Shell Point Retirement Community’s 2018-2019 Fine and Performing Arts Series continues its Concerts & Conversations program with a performance by pianist Peter Fancovic at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24 in the Grand Cypress Room at The Woodlands at Shell Point, 14441 Woodsong Lane in Fort Myers. Tickets for this event cost $30 and can be purchased online at www.shellpoint.org/concerts or by phone at 239-454-2067.

Born in Slovakia, Fancovic began his musical career at an early age as a soloist with the Conservatory’s Symphonic Orchestra and Bratislava Chamber Orchestra, winning first prize in the National Conservatory Competition. He received his master’s degree in piano performance at Manhattan School of Music in New York City.

In addition to his accomplishments as a classical pianist, Fancovic also has performed his own jazz transcriptions and renditions of early jazz piano music. He has been awarded prizes in the J.N. Hummel Piano Competition, held in Slovakia, as well as the Mariánské Lázně International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition and the Beethoven’s Hradec International Music Competition in the Czech Republic.

As part of Shell Point’s Concerts & Conversations program, guests can enjoy fellowship and a dessert reception with Fancovic following the concert.

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.

Shell Point’s 2018-2019 Fine and Performing Arts Series welcomes Memphis Motown Soul Experience Jan. 15

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CUTLINE: Shell Point Retirement Community continues its 2018-2019 Fine and Performing Arts Series with a performance by Memphis Motown Soul Experience at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15.

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Jan. 4, 2019) – Shell Point Retirement Community continues the Performing Arts program of its 2018-2019 Fine and Performing Arts Series with a performance by Memphis Motown Soul Experience, taking place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15 at The Village Church auditorium on The Island at Shell Point, 15100 Shell Point Blvd. in Fort Myers. Tickets for this event cost $40 and can be purchased online at www.shellpoint.org/concerts or by phone at 239-454-2067.

An ensemble of today’s most talented performers, Memphis Motown Soul Experience presents the sounds and moves of a musical era full of pioneering artists, classic songs, smooth choreography and exciting stage shows.

During the Shell Point concert series performance, the audience will groove to Memphis Motown’s recreation of indelible, soulful hits by The Temptations, The Supremes, Etta James, The Four Tops, Smokey Robinson and other musical forces who helped to reframe American culture.

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’s 2018-2019 Fine and Performing Arts Series welcomes ‘The Golden Years of Broadway’ Nov. 15

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CUTLINE: Shell Point Retirement Community continues its 2018-2019 Fine and Performing Arts Series with “The Golden Years of Broadway” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15.

 FORT MYERS, Fla. (Nov. 5, 2018) – Shell Point Retirement Community kicks off the Performing Arts program of its 2018-2019 Fine and Performing Arts Series with “The Golden Years of Broadway” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15 at The Village Church auditorium on The Island at Shell Point, 15100 Shell Point Blvd. in Fort Myers. Tickets for this event cost $40 and can be purchased online at www.shellpoint.org/concerts or by phone at 239-454-2067.

Join Broadway Pops veterans Jennifer Hope Wills, Sean MacLaughlin and Rob Gallagher, with New York City-based orchestrator and arranger Ryan Shirar, as they bring “The Golden Years of Broadway” to life. The musical group will include hit songs that set the standards for American musical theater, like, “Oklahoma! South Pacific,” “The King & I and “The Sound of Music.”

Throughout the performance, Broadway Pops will captivate audiences with their entertaining and innovative production and more than 10 hit classics from the 1940s and 1950s era.

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.

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Shell Point’s Gulf Coast Model Railroad opens for season  

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FORT MYERS, Fla. (Nov. 1, 2018)Shell Point Retirement Community is pleased to announce the reopening of its popular Gulf Coast Model Railroad attraction on Monday, Nov. 5. Free tours are open to the public from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday through April 2019.

Modeled in the shape of Florida, the 43′-by-41′ Gulf Coast Model Railroad is set in the 1950s and 1960s, offering guests a unique perspective of notable sites throughout state. The model railroad display features several running trains and hundreds of recognizable miniature geographic landmarks, such as Tallahassee’s old Capitol Building, Pensacola freight yards, the Gainesville Gator Bowl, Walt Disney World, Kennedy Space Center with an orbiting Space Shuttle, Everglades, Sanibel Lighthouse, and even Shell Point Retirement Community.

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