Public Invited to View Benefits of Assisted Living at Shell Point

FORT MYERS, Fla. (November 10, 2011) – Shell Point Retirement Community will host an Assisted Living Open House on Saturday, November 19, from 10am to 3pm at the Arbor Assisted Living located in The Woodlands at Shell Point. Guests will have the opportunity to learn more about the assisted living options at Shell Point, as well as visit the health fair that will offer vision screenings, blood pressure checks, and balance assessments. While at the open house, individuals can participate in the personally-guided tours of the building and attend an informative presentation about the lifestyle and care assisted living residents receive.
“As our aging seniors in Southwest Florida struggle during tough economic times we want to make sure that our community can offer a variety of choices for their lifestyles and needs,” said Rita Southern, director of assisted living facilities and resident support services. “Assisted Living offers individuals more of a home-based environment, while improving the daily quality of life through a variety of amenities.”

Shell Point currently has two assisted living facilities on site, the Arbor Assisted Living and King’s Crown. The Arbor Assisted Living is an elegant facility with a total of 132 units, and a variety of studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom floor plans. One of the most unique features at the Arbor Assisted Living is the in-house medical center with a full array of qualified medical personnel. Amenities on site for residents include a full-time activities leader, fitness center, salon, game rooms, chapel, library, and a number of social areas throughout the building.

The King’s Crown features 120 residential units with studio and one-bedroom floor plans; an expansive private dining room; library; computer station; and a variety of activity and gathering spaces.

A third facility, The Springs (AHCA Licensure is pending), is slated to open in February of 2012, and will offer add an additional 105 units to the community for assisted living. The Springs will be open to the public on a month to month private pay basis. When completed, The Springs will offer a heated swimming pool, exercise facilities, transportation, dining, 24-hour healthcare staffing, and a professional activities leader who will coordinate high-quality events and activities, educational and entertainment programs, and opportunities for socialization and personal growth.

For more information about the Assisted Living Open House to be held on Saturday November 19, from 10am to 3pm at the Arbor, please call (239) 454-2077

Shell Point Retirement Community is a not-for-profit continuing care retirement community located in Fort Myers just off McGregor Boulevard and 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 includes independent living, an 18-hole championship golf course, deep water boating access, assisted living, two medical centers with on-site physicians, and a skilled nursing center all within a resort-style location along the Caloosahatchee River just minutes from the Gulf of Mexico.

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