FORT MYERS, Fla. ( February 20, 2013 )

Shell Point Retirement Community will open its doors for the Florida’s Great Outdoors Open House on Thursday, February 28, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine. This event is free and open to the public.

“The theme of this year’s open house, Florida’s Great Outdoors, will focus on the natural setting that surrounds Shell Point and Southwest Florida,” said Lynn Schneider, assistant vice president of marketing and communications for the community. “Shell Point residents enjoy a wide variety of resort-style services and amenities, many of which take place outdoors year-round where residents enjoy all that the natural environment has to offer here in Florida.” Visitors will be able to view and explore a wide variety of attractions on property for the day including a synchronized swimming show, craft bazaar, farmer’s market, model train room display, live entertainment, and more. There will be free refreshments, door prizes, a health fair, and boat tours around The Island at Shell Point. Guests will also have the opportunity to take self-guided tours of the community’s three neighborhoods, and visit several decorated models.

“Shell Point is such a unique place to live, with diverse services and amenities, and the open house is a perfect way for senior adults to tour the community and see the lifestyle it offers while also visiting with residents of the community,” she said.

The Florida Great Outdoors Open House will encompass all three Shell Point neighborhoods – The Island, The Woodlands, and Eagles Preserve. Trams, buses, and golf carts will provide transportation to all events and locations throughout the community.

The Open House will also include tours of five decorated models, ranging from a one-bedroom deluxe to a three bedroom executive. Staff members will be on hand to answer specific questions, while others will present seminars explaining Shell Point’s lifestyle with lifecare model for retirement. There will be question-and-answer sessions following each presentation.

“Visitors will receive a printed map and schedule of events when they arrive so they can determine which activities, tours, and presentations best suit their personal interests,” said Schneider. “We always look forward to welcoming guests to this annual event that showcases everything Shell Point has to offer for gracious retirement living.”

For more information about the Florida Great Outdoors Open House to be held at Shell Point on Thursday, February 28, from 10:00am-3:00pm, please call (239) 466-1131.

Shell Point Retirement Community is a not-for-profit continuing care retirement community located in Fort Myers just off Summerlin Road and McGregor Boulevard, 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, deep water boating access, and recreational and fitness facilities. To learn more about Shell Point, visit us at or call 1-800-780-1131

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