Shell Point Recognized in National Retirement Guidebook

FORT MYERS, FL. (August 7, 2009) – Shell Point Retirement Community was recognized recently in the publication, America’s 100 Best Places to Retire 4th edition. This book serves as a guide to today’s most popular retirement cities, and includes retirement destinations across the United States. Fort Myers, Florida was included in the list of 100 cities considered as a “best location to retire”, with mention of Shell Point as a retirement community to consider.

“We certainly appreciate being recognized in this popular retirement guide. Fort Myers is an ideal location for retirement, and Shell Point offers a variety of care, services, and amenities to retirees,” said Lynn Schneider, assistant vice president of marketing and communications for Shell Point Retirement Community. “While we are pleased to receive this recognition, we receive greater pleasure in knowing that we are providing the finest care possible to our residents.”

America’s 100 Best Places to Retire explains to its readers, on page 116 in the Fort Myers, Florida section, that Shell Point Retirement Community is a continuing-care community which offers retirees the opportunity to reside in one of the three areas of care: independent living, assisted living, and skilled nursing. The book selects popular retirement locations based on their location and amenities. Some of the required amenities for recognition in the guide include golf, tennis, a clubhouse, social clubs, and planned activities.

“Built and established by The Christian and Missionary Alliance, Shell Point has been successfully serving retirees since 1968. We work hard to maintain our reputation as a leading retirement community, and we are honored to receive this national recognition,” said Schneider.

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, 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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