FORT MYERS, Fla. ( July 26 , 2013)

Many people wait until a medical crisis before considering or making the move to assisted living, but the most difficult time to make decisions is when your health is in question and you are feeling weak. Senior adults and their family members can learn the facts and weigh the benefits of assisted living for themselves or a loved one by attending an Assisted Living Seminar at The Springs at Shell Point.

Shell Point’s team of experienced assisted living specialists, McKenzie Millis and Vivian Ciulla, is holding monthly seminars to help attendees determine if it is the right time to consider assisted living. During each seminar, they provide a better understanding of the differences between independent living, assisted living, and skilled nursing care. They also provide a checklist of questions to use when visiting and evaluating a potential new home for a loved one. The next seminars will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 23, and Friday, September 20 at The Springs. To learn more about assisted living and to register for one of the seminars, call 239-454-2077. Assisted living provides support for shopping, meal preparation, activities of daily living and housekeeping, along with the benefits of having a physician, pharmacy, and lifestyle amenities in close proximity. Making the decision to relocate early can allow you to stay independent and make the choices that are best for you or your parent.

The Springs, located at the entrance to Shell Point, is less than two miles from the Sanibel Island causeway. This location, in addition to Shell Point’s comprehensive resident activities and healthcare services, are just some of the many benefits that residents of the facility enjoy. The Springs comprehensive monthly rate, excluding personal laundry, helps residents and their families plan for the most effective use of their resources. Shell Point’s assisted living services provide the added security of access to the network of quality health care services provided by the Shell Point health care team, when and if those services are needed. The facility’s amenities and services include a heated swimming pool, exercise facilities, transportation, dining, 24-hour healthcare staffing, and a professional activities leader who coordinates high-quality events and activities, educational and entertainment programs, and opportunities for socialization and personal growth.

For information about The Springs at Shell Point or to request a brochure, call (239) 454-2077, email, or visit

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 that is open to the public, deep water boating access with free boat dockage, and recreational and fitness facilities. To learn more about Shell Point, visit us at or call 1-800-780-1131.

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