The Newest ALF Hosted Ribbon Cutting Event and Tours for Local Business Professionals

FORT MYERS, Fla. (April 18, 2012)

The newest assisted living facility (ALF) at Shell Point Retirement Community has opened its doors for new residents. The Springs hosted a ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration on Monday, April 16, offering tours of the building to all who attended. More than 50 local professionals arrived to take part in this event, and all who were there enjoyed refreshments provided by The Springs chefs and hospitality staff. The Springs is the third ALF at Shell Point. The community opened the King’s Crown on The Island at Shell Point in 1987, and added The Arbor in The Woodlands at Shell Point in 2005.

New to the Shell Point lifecare tradition, The Springs, offers assisted living services to the public on a month-to-month private pay basis. The Springs assisted living services are available at an economical rate while maintaining the high quality care that Shell Point is well known for. Providing assisted living services on a monthly basis, allows residents a higher degree of flexibility and provides us with the ability to offer seasonal and respite stays.

“We are very pleased and excited to open The Springs and begin welcoming those individuals who want to enjoy the lifestyle here at Shell Point, while also receiving the services and assistance they need on a daily basis,” said Peter Dys, Shell Point President. “We have worked very hard to offer superb services that have been priced with monthly rates that are very competitive in the local marketplace. In addition to that, the rates are not subject to level of care adjustments based on special needs or fluctuating health conditions. Additionally, Springs residents will have access to our complimentary pharmacy delivery services, full-time Shell Point physician services, and other benefits associated with Shell Point Retirement Community that have become a hallmark of our community.”

“The Springs assisted living product provides a wonderful opportunity for residents to receive the care, service, and support that is needed in order to help them live to the highest level of independence and dignity that their health will allow,” said Dys. “In addition to the presence of 24-hour on site nursing and concierge services, residents enjoy a great dining experience with wholesome meals that serve to improve socialization. In addition, scheduled activities stimulate the mind and enhance physical strength, and when coupled with housekeeping and support staff assistance, residents enjoy greater security, support, and independence.”

“It is truly satisfying to watch, as we move our first residents into The Springs and we begin to experience the positive changes that occur when our network of support services are put into place,” said Rita Southern, Director of Assisted Living and Resident Support Services. “The relationship that develops between a resident and the staff is so precious, we value the trust that both residents and their family place in our hands.”

The location of The Springs 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 all-inclusive monthly rate, excluding personal laundry, helps residents and their families plan for the most effective use of their resources. This new assisted living option provides 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.

Representatives of The Springs are available to assist individuals or families through the steps involved in making the transition as smooth and simple as possible. 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, 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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