FORT MYERS, Fla. (February 11, 2011) – Shell Point Retirement Community will open its doors for a Tropical Extravaganza Open House on Thursday, February 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine. This event is free and open to the public. The theme of this open house, Tropical Extravaganza, focuses on the unique waterfront lifestyle that Shell Point can offer residents, along with the security of lifecare. A few of the attractions on property for the day include a live water ski show, synchronized swimming show, Polynesian dancing show, craft bazaar, farmer’s market, model train room display, and more. There will be refreshments, door prizes, demonstrations, a health fair, and boat ride tours around The Island at Shell Point. Guests will also have the opportunity to take self-guided tours of the community, and visit several decorated models.

“Shell Point is such a unique place to live, with so many services and amenities, and the open house is a perfect way for senior adults to visit the community and see the lifestyle it offers,” said Lynn Schneider, assistant vice president of marketing and communications.

The Tropical Extravaganza 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 six decorated models, ranging from a studio residence, one-bedroom deluxe, two-bedroom deluxe, two-bedroom traditional, three-bedroom executive, and a two-bedroom standard. 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 Tropical Extravaganza Open House to be held at Shell Point on Thursday, February 24, from 10:00am -3:00pm, please call (239) 466-1131. Shell Point, Florida’s largest lifecare retirement community, currently provides lifestyle with lifecare to more than 2,200 residents.

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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