FORT MYERS, Fla. (December 20, 2011) – Residents of Shell Point Retirement Community have many talents, and many of these residents use their talents to create unique items that are sold in the Shell Point Gift Shop. The Gift Shop is open to the public for anyone who is searching for unique handcrafted gifts. The shop is located on The Island at Shell Point next to the Guest House and from October 1 to May 31 the hours are from 9:30am to 3:30pm Monday through Saturday.

“The crafts created by the Shell Point resident artisans span the creative continuum from jewelry to woodworking, to fine needlework. Some of the painting and photography is represented in one-of-a-kind greeting cards,” said Teri Kollath, manager of The Academy of Lifelong Learning and Volunteer Services for Shell Point. “A lot of time and dedication goes into each item sold there, and additionally the entire Gift Shop is operated by resident volunteers. Many items are created in our resident woodshop, pottery studio, stained glass and lapidary studio, painting studio and even books from resident authors are represented.”

All of the items in the Gift Shop are handcrafted by the residents of Shell Point, and include holiday wreaths, shell art, handbags, wood carvings, jewelry, pottery, paintings, books, floral arrangements, and more. For more information, please call (239) 466-1111 ext 7534.

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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