SHELL POINT ACADEMY OFFERS SEMINAR ON CAREGIVER SURVIVAL

FORT MYERS, Fla. (October 26, 2010) – On Wednesday, November 17, Dotty St. Amand, Executive Director for the Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimer’s Resource Center, will discuss caregiver survival. The presentation will take place in the Social Center on The Island at Shell Point at 9:45am. Admission to the event is free, however, space is limited, so reservations are required and can be made by calling (239) 454-2054.
St. Amand will discuss having a plan in place as a caregiver so that you don’t get overwhelmed in times of crisis. She wants everyone to know when and how to ask for help, and help caregivers to recognize tasks that need to be done. As the Executive Director of the Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimer’s Resource Center, St. Amand has many years of experience to share with all who attend.

“So many of us will fall into the role of caregiver for someone we love,” said Teri Kollath, Manager of Academy and Volunteer Services. “This presentation will offer tips on how to cope in the harder times of caregiving, and also offer information on additional resources in the community that caregivers can turn to for assistance.”
The Academy at Shell Point is a lifelong learning educational initiative for the residents of the retirement community. The Academy provides anywhere from 70 to 115 classes each semester, that encompasses a well-rounded curriculum of educational opportunities for senior adults. The Academy at Shell Point was named as one of 2008’s most innovative active aging programs by the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA), an association that supports professionals who develop wellness/fitness facilities and services for age 50-plus adults.
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, deep water boating access, and recreational and fitness facilities. To learn more about Shell Point, visit us at www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-780-1131.

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