FORT MYERS, Fla. ( February 20, 2013 )

Seniors Blue Book will host its annual senior symposium at Shell Point Retirement Community on March 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will take place in the Community Auditorium on The Island at Shell Point. This is a free event, and lunch is included. However, space is limited, and a reservation is required for entry. To register call (239) 313-6409.

This symposium will help to educate seniors and their families about their options in Southwest Florida. Attendees will learn how to decide the right time and place to make a change – whether it’s moving into one of the many beautiful independent living communities in our area, choosing an assisted living community because more services are needed, or having outside help so seniors can stay in their homes.

The symposium will focus on housing options, along with a wide range of topics such as the importance of socialization and proper nutrition, home healthcare, transition planning and elder law. In addition to educational panels, 40 vendors will have exhibits and information available. “At Seniors Blue Book, we feel it is our responsibility to compile vital information in an orderly, concise manner, and keep it updated and accurate for seniors and their families,” said Suzanne Abercrombie, associate publisher of Seniors Blue Book. “We’ve been doing just that for 20 years. I’m proud to say we have continued to grow even during the fragile economy of the past few years.”

The Seniors Blue Book is updated twice a year. It is available free at over 620 locations, including most Walgreen’s. An “A-to-Z” directory of services, it is a useful resource for seniors and their families. In addition to educational articles, you will find information for all senior housing and health at home options. Visit

Shell Point Retirement Community is a not-for-profit continuing care retirement community located in Fort Myers just off Summerlin Road, two miles before the Sanibel causeway. Shell Point has received national accreditation from CARF-CCAC, and is a nationally recognized leader in the retirement industry. The community offers retirement living in a resort-style environment with an 18-hole championship golf course which is open to the public, as well as recreational/fitness facilities and deep water boating access for its residents. To learn more about Shell Point, visit us at or call 1-800-780-1131.

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