Laura Slack has been named as the new director of Resident Life at Shell Point Retirement Community, Florida’s largest single-site continuing care retirement community (CCRC).
Slack has more than 25 years of experience working at retirement communities around the country, many in a leadership position. She has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of South Florida in Tampa.
In her role at Shell Point, Slack will lead the Resident Life team that oversees all lifestyle options, amenities, and services offered to residents. This function focuses on providing programs to residents that are related to the organization’s LifeQuest initiative and its six dimensions of wellness: physical, emotional, spiritual, educational, community and social, and natural environment.
Shell Point Retirement Community has named Laura Slack as its new director of Resident Life. (Brad Blackburn/Shell Point Retirement Community)
“Laura’s devotion to our residents’ wellbeing is evident in everything she does,” said Scott Moore, chief operating officer. “She is open to new ideas, and her goal is to make each day the best that it can be for our residents. Laura has already embraced and applied Shell Point’s core values of caring, serving, and satisfying, and I am sure she will continue to build that mission in her new role.”
Among the key projects under Slack’s direction are the summer and fall/winter season Concert Series performances, which are open to the public; the Academy of Lifelong Learning, an award-winning continuing education program for seniors; health and fitness activities, including classes offered at the LifeQuest Aquatic Center; and diverse volunteer engagement opportunities for the community’s 2,400 residents, such as the Gulf Coast Model Railroad, the Community Thrift Store, and the Larsen Pavilion Auxiliary which assists residents in the skilled nursing facility.
“A robust approach to daily interactions and activities contributes to the health and wellbeing of older adults,” said Slack. “Our ongoing commitment is to promote active aging programs at Shell Point that enrich quality of life and help individuals continue to live independently.”
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.