Shell Point Begins Construction on Expanded Assisted Living and Memory Support Residences

FORT MYERS, Fla. (May 4, 2017) — Shell Point Retirement Community recently began construction on a $28 million expansion at The Springs assisted living facility, located on the corner of Shell Point Boulevard and Summerlin Road. Construction is slated for completion in late 2018.

When the project is complete, The Springs will sport a brand-new exterior design, along with extensive interior enhancements. The construction of several additional wings will result in 27 new assisted living residences, a recreation wing with numerous gathering spaces, and a 28-unit memory support residence with an outdoor courtyard.

“With Shell Point’s 30-year history of providing assisted living services, we know what appeals to residents. We are excited to accommodate the growing need for high-caliber healthcare services, while incorporating new innovations and best practices,” said Rita Southern, Shell Point director of assisted living and resident support services.

On the west side of The Springs, an assisted living wing will provide 27 new apartments over covered parking. A recreation wing will be constructed to the south to accommodate large gatherings and host Shell Point’s well-attended day respite program.

Construction on the east side of the existing building will feature a new 28-unit memory support residence. “Our holistic approach to supporting residents with memory impairment focuses on individual strengths and abilities. This allows residents to thrive within a robust, structured program while maintaining dignity in a comfortable and protected environment,” said Kelli Meyung, senior director of healthcare at Shell Point.

Extensive redesign of interior spaces and renovations to exterior surfaces will create a unified, cohesive appearance between newly constructed areas and existing spaces.

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 care to 2,400 residents in an active, resort-style environment. Lifestyle amenities include deep-water boating access, a championship 18-hole golf course, six public dining venues, and a host of recreational programs and educational classes. To learn more, visit www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-780-1131.

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Construction is underway on the corner of Summerlin Road and Shell Point Boulevard to expand The Springs assisted living facility at Shell Point, slated for completion in 2018. The three new wings and overall redesign will broaden the scope of healthcare offered at The Springs. (Shell Point Retirement Community)

The Shell Point leadership team, along with representatives from DeAngelis Diamond construction group, RDG architectural firm, Johnson Engineering, and Stantec landscaping held a groundbreaking ceremony on February 23, 2017.

Left to right: Assistant Project Manager Colin Lasch, DeAngelis Diamond; Senior Superintendent Darren Shepard, DeAngelis Diamond; Principal and Landscape Architect Kevin Mangan, Stantec; COO Scott Moore, Shell Point; Shell Point President Martin Schappell; Director of Assisted Living Rita Southern, Shell Point; VP and Co-Founder John DeAngelis, DeAngelis Diamond; Senior Director of Operations Adam Hines, Shell Point; Project Engineer Steve Morrison, Johnson Engineering; and Architect Dave Heuring, RDG. (Rich Cerrina/Shell Point Retirement Community)

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