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Aged to Perfection By Rochelle Cherniawski, assistant editor When it comes to aging, we’ve all heard the expressions that: you’re only as young as you feel; age is an issue of mind over matter – if you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter; growing old is mandatory, but growing up is optional; and you can’t turn back the clock, but you can wind it up again. The list goes on. Regardless of how you view aging, it’s happening to all of us. And this month offers the perfect opportunity to embrace aging. According to the International Council on Active Aging, September 21 - 25 is Active Aging Week. Thus, The Academy at Shell Point will celebrate the week with daily classes, tailored just for that – aging actively. The lineup of Active Aging Week class offerings, along with the September Academy roster, can be found on pages 6 and 7. And that’s not all that you’ll find in this month’s issue of Shell Point Life. On page 8 Dawn Boren, director of resident life, explains how Friends of the Arts at Shell Point help assure the success of the concert and speaker series, and how you can get involved. Speaking of concert series, the Season of Praise is shaping up to be a season of out-

standing musical performances. Randy Woods shares the details on page 31. A story beginning on page 10, highlights how Dr. Dan Fountain of Turban served as a missionary in the Congo and helped develop a comprehensive health system. Another person that served as a missionary in the Congo is Dr. Sue Stranahan, Pavilion Chaplain. Her story, beginning on page 18, covers her impressive career path, as well as her continued dedication to teaching. Anyone considering a move to assisted living should see the article on pages 16 and 17. Rita Southern, director of assisted living and resident support services, recounts some of the most commonly asked questions residents ponder when considering a change from independent living to assisted living or skilled nursing. As you continue to flip through this issue, you’ll find photos from the King’s Crown County Fair, news on upcoming events and activities, an update on a new service offered in the Crystal Dining Room, and much more. Oh – and as you enjoy Active Aging Week, remember, “It’s not the years in your life, but the life in your years!”

By all these lovely tokens, September days are here, with summer’s best of weather and autumn’s best of cheer.

—HELEN HUNT JACKSON 1830-1885

Shell Point Life is published monthly for the residents of Shell Point Retirement Community. Editor Lynn Schneider Assistant Editor Rochelle Cherniawski Art Director Rich Cerrina Design and Layout Wendy Iverson Contributors Gene McGonigle, Teri Kollath, Linda Rakos, Robyn Church, Tom Frackenpohl, Jessica Clark, Mary Franklin, Bev Chandley, Rachael Dula, Inga Bredahl, Randy Woods, Tim Stephenson, Bev Patten, Sandra Ashley, Sue Taylor, Glenda Stephenson, Paula Watson, Garth Francis, Peggy Holton, Lee Johns Do you have story ideas or photos to share? Contact Rochelle Cherniawski, assistant editor, by calling 239-454-2055 or e-mail: rochellecherniawski@shellpoint.org. Or submit suggestions in writing to Rochelle at the Shell Point Welcome Center.

ON THE COVER Phyllis and Jerry Ingalls (Eagles Preserve) enjoy the view of Shell Point from the community boat docks. The couple shares a love of sailing and staying active in their retirement years. 2

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Go For It! S H E L L P O I N T C E L E B R AT E S ACTIVE AGING WEEK SEPTEMBER 21-25

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A couple weeks ago, Pavilion Auxiliary volunteer, Bobbi Brown (Nautilus), was

Shell Point residents know that variety is the spice of life and fill their days exploring creative interests, making new friends, and living life to its fullest.

walking briskly down the hallway of the Larsen Pavilion toward the exit of the building and taking a quick bite from a sandwich she brought from home. She had just finished her Auxiliary responsibilities for the morning and was heading for her trusty bicycle to ride to her next activity of the day. Lunch on-the-run is nothing new to Bobbi who laughs at the crazy schedule she keeps. “I love it,” she said with a chuckle. “I never realized I would be busier after I retired than when I was working — it keeps me young!” Continued on next page Shell Point Life | September 2009

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Bobbi is just one example of the more than 2,000 residents who live at Shell Point and engage in what has been termed “Active Aging.” As an active resort retirement community with Lifecare, Shell Point residents have many opportunities for living an active lifestyle. Many of our residents take full advantage by participating in record numbers in new hobbies, activities, volunteer services, and lifelong learning. Charlie Picek (Junonia) is a good example of such a resident. Charlie moved to Shell Point just over a year ago and got involved right away. Charlie enjoys the campus style layout of Shell Point which allows him to get outside, see nature, and enjoy the beauty of Shell Point’s natural setting. When Charlie arrived, he realized that

Bobbi Brown and Charlie Picek are two examples of Shell Point residents living life to its fullest.

while there were a number of activities and groups that interested him, there was not a model sailboat group. So without hesitation Charlie started one! “I love Shell Point’s location on the water and appreciate the fact that I can continue my lifelong pasttimes of boating and fishing.”

The Seven Dimensions of Wellness According to the philosophy of the ICAA, the concept of active aging is summed up in the phrase “engaged in life” and focuses on individuals participating in life as fully as possible, regardless of socio economic status or health conditions within the wellness dimensions. Aging within these dimensions

of wellness keeps people involved, alert, and enjoying a productive life. The health and wellness industry has identified seven dimensions of wellness, including social, physical, spiritual, emotional, intellectual, vocational, and environmental. The lifestyle provided at Shell Point is the epitome of active aging in all seven dimensions.

1.Social All of the 100-plus activity and volunteer service groups at Shell Point provide the perfect opportunity to socialize with those of like interest, as well as those whom we serve and are served by. The Weekly Reminder for a listing of on-going activities

ACCORDING TO THE ICAA:

Aging within the seven dimensions of wellness keeps people involved, alert & enjoying a productive life.

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and recruitment pieces for new volunteer opportunities within the 50-plus volunteer groups.

2.Physical Residents make use of the beautiful climate and surroundings by walking the fitness trails, swimming in the pools, exercising and taking physical fitness classes in the health club, playing golf and tennis, boating, and taking classes in The Academy to learn from Shell Point and other experts about how to prevent illness, manage diseases, and obtain better health. In addition residents participate in resident-led groups, such as Tai Chi, table tennis, ballroom and line dancing, shuffleboard, kayaking, billiards, gardening, bocce ball, biking and more.

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munity exceedingly rich with opportunity to contribute a lifetime of knowledge, experience, and ability while offering residents the benefit of each other’s special gifts.

5.Intellectual The Academy at Shell Point gives residents an opportunity to teach, present, and learn, right in their own community. Keeping up with the latest research and trends, residents and staff keep the Academy relevant, challenging, and fulfill-

3.Spiritual Shell Point fosters an environment for spiritual fulfillment. The Village Church welcomes people onto The Island physically by the steeple that draws our eye upward, also providing opportunities for worship on a continuing basis with staff that serve beyond the church walls and throughout the community including the skilled nursing facility with a pastoral staff and non-denominational healthcare chaplain. Not only do many of its missionaries and pastoral staff chose to live at Shell Point in their retirement, so do many clergy from other denominations, making for a rich and fertile ground for support, discussion, and Academy presentations.

4.Emotional There are numerous support groups at Shell Point, providing support for a variety of needs. Some are facilitated by staff, and some by residents. All provide good information with a base of friendship and comfort from friends and neighbors who are experiencing common needs. Each edition of Shell Point Life features the details of every support group. It is common knowledge that volunteering not only adds years to your life, it also adds life to your years. Over half of the Shell Point resident population volunteers within the community, as well as communities surrounding Shell Point. This makes the com-

because many people continue to enjoy the stimulation and good feelings that come from contributing on a paid and on a voluntary basis in their area of expertise. Other ways to keep up with a preretirement occupation is by contributing to journals, lecturing, and consulting. Residents often continue to maintain connections to their vocation or try a new field by teaching in the Academy at Shell Point. Opportunities for art and music are plentiful. Residents can sing in the church choir, with the Shell Point Singers, and at the monthly Hymn Sing. Those who create arts and crafts can present and sell them at community arts and crafts exhibits and shows. Many residents are embracing technology by taking and teaching classes in the Computer College offered through The Academy, and by taking advantage of resident proctor help in the computer labs. There are also opportunities to perform on stage through Shell Point’s Own Theater (SPOT), as well as variety and holiday shows.

7. Environmental Miles of pedestrian pathways at Shell Point provide the perfect fitness opportunity — and for scenic walks past wetland preserves, ponds, lakes and the Caloosahatchee River.

ing. Each trimester provides 90 plus courses. See your latest brochure for a current listing of classes. In addition, the Shell Point Library provides over 8,000 items, including books, DVDs, and CDs that contribute a well-rounded intellectual base. Numerous resident groups provide a focus for new information through Library Book Talks, Information Forums, Current Events, and Great Decisions. There are also numerous opportunities abound to study Scripture.

6.Vocational

Many residents continue to work after retirement, and that is certainly a growing trend internationally. Not only because of the current economic climate, but also

There is certainly a retirement years’ focus on legacy in many areas. Not only are we looking to what we will leave our family in terms of financial security and the values we want to transfer, but also what kind of a physical world we are passing on. So much is out of our control, except at the ballot box, that we want to especially focus on what we appreciate. The Academy provides information on what is being done by local environmental groups by On-The-Go educational field trips and lectures by area experts. Resident volunteers are working with the Shell Point Golf Club to extend our Audubon certifications. Shell Point birders take part in an annual bird count. Residents seek opportunities to extend recycling opportunities.

Academy Classes During Active Aging Week Join the entire community of the International Council of Active Aging by celebrating Active Aging week right here at Shell Point with a class planned for each day. Turn to page 7 to see a schedule of classes planned for Active Aging Week. Shell Point Life | September 2009

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ness, as well as the other aspects that play a Our first Coffee With A Neighbor part in keeping the brain sharp. Memory shares the rich bird knowledge of Bill Techniques 101 is offered first on Saunders (Turban). On September 9 and will teach the Thursday, September 10, Bill will We begin the first week of the month four types of memory, review the “capture” The Birds of Costa with several Academy favorites, offering a lifestyle factors that affect memRica. You will enjoy the expertseries of classes throughout the fall trimester. ory and provide specific memory ise that comes through in his narBalance Plus will be offered twice. Level I techniques. Mental Exercises, ration every bit as much as you’ll classes meet on Mondays and Wednesdays, beginning September 18, will enjoy the stunning photographs beginning on Wednesday, September 2. introduce fun “whole-brain” in his Powerpoint presentation. Level II classes meet on Tuesdays and workouts that provide the Historian Thursdays, beginning on Tuesday, September novelty and challenge so Adrian Kerr 1. Lynne Fraser, certified personal trainer, important in keeping menreturns this is also adding two new fitness classes. The tally sharp. Finally, More month with a first new class, Pilates Stretch, beginning on Memory Techniques, focusnew class on Tuesday, September 1, is an innovative class ing on tips for organizing your British History. that incorporates Pilates and yoga-type environment, will begin on With his dual citmovements to safely meet the unique needs Wednesday, October 14. izenship, his love of older adults. Zumba, the new Jazzercise Audiologist Jack Adams of history, and his class, beginning on Wednesday, September will help us sharpen our heargreat lecturing 2, offers the fun opportunity to dance your ing with strategies to assist in Avid birder, Bill Saunders (Turban), will skills, this prompresent Birds of Costa Rica. Pictured way to a healthier life. improving the quality and ises to be every above is a female curassow. Bridge gives your brain a good workout, clarity of speech in all listenbit as good as last as well as providing numerous social oppor- ing environments. Join him on Wednesday, semester’s series on American history. tunities, including Bridge Revisited and September 30, to learn how to get the best Session I of III takes place on September 29. Bridge Intermediate classes which begin on performance from your hearing aids in Aids In addition to the ever popular Prep Wednesday, September 2. In Dr. Helen for Hearing. School, for those with absolutely no comJohnson’s (Junonia) Poetry class, which We have two educational field trips this puter experience, the Computer College meets on Thursday mornings beginning on month. On Wednesday, September 9, we will also offers classes throughout the month September 3, residents learn to read and will be On-The-Go to ECHO for a tour of of September on Designing and Making write “verbal music.” Another opportunity their global farms to see where interns, stu- Greeting Cards; Word Processing; Internet to stretch your vocabulary, as you revel in dents, and development workers train Basics; The Power of Right Clicking; Files, the etymology of language, is the Anatomy before they go off to developing countries to Folders and Flash Drives; Printing Photos of Words class that meets on focus on world hunger. On From email; and Managing Software Monday mornings, beginning Tuesday, September 29, we Applications. The School of Technology on September 14. will have a kayak demonstra- offers a Technical Brain Fitness Class, using Sharpen your driving tion and off-shore instruction the video game Nintendo DS. skills at AARP Driver Safety. right at our own Shell Point In addition to the multitude of tradiThis month the class meets beach. tional Academy classes mentioned above, September 16 and 18. The Legacy seminar for we will also celebrate Active Aging Week, Lynn Wallen, cognitive fitSeptember will guide us in September 21 through September 25. The ness facilitator, will launch four using our banking relation- full schedule is available on page 7. new brain fitness classes this ship fully. Representatives of With a full roster of interesting and fall. Each will be offered two the Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast challenging Academy classes and the celetimes. The Introduction To Lynn Wallen, cognitive fitFlorida, Inc. will join us on bration of Active Aging Week, the Fall ness facilitator, will lead Brain Fitness lecture class Tuesday, September 8, to dis- trimester truly offers something for everya variety of brain fitness begins on September 2 and cuss what Girl Scouts are one. Take advantage of the multiple opporclasses to teach mental gives a general overview of doing today and share oppor- tunities this month to enhance your mind, exercises which can help what is known about brain fittunities for volunteerism. body, and spirit! improve memory skills. 6

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ACTIVE AGING WEEK Academy Classes People like you and I, though mortal of course like everyone else, do not grow old no matter how long we live...[We] never cease to stand like curious children before the great mystery into which we were born. ALBERT EINSTEIN letter to Otto Juliusburger

Monday, September 21

AGING BEYOND MASLOW’S PYRAMID 10:00 a.m. Grand Cypress Room/WDL Presenter: Dr. Sheila Sklar (Eagles Preserve) Sheila Sklar will combine her professional experience with her particular area of interest to walk us through the pyramid to a focus on the older adult and how we can and do self actualization. All welcome.

Tuesday, September 22

DEPRESSION FROM A MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT PERSPECTIVE 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Grand Cypress Room/WDL Presenter: Dr. Carol Clark, Nurse Practitioner; Sue Stranahan, RN, DrPH, minister of spiritual care and healthcare chaplain; Dr. Chris Votolato, PsyD, licensed clinical psychologist and director of Behavioral Health It is estimated that 19 million Americans currently suffer from depression, a complex illness that can easily leave you feeling overwhelmed. The older we are, the more at risk we become. Is there anything we can do to prevent depression? How do we know if we have it? What can we do about it? This is

an opportunity to hear from a distinguished panel of Shell Point experts who will focus their experience and expertise on this topic that could affect our family, our friends, our neighbors, and even us. Not only will you get good information, you will also meet the specialized staff available to help, right in our own community. Ticket required; please pick up at either Service Desk.

Wednesday, September 23

HYMNS THAT MAKE OUR SPIRITS SING 7:15 p.m. The Village Church Auditorium Presented by: Randy Woods, minister of music and worship The Apostle Paul admonishes us to “Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs.” (Ephesians 5:19) When we sing together, we can share expressions of hope and joy that give encouragement and affirmation to nurture the mind, body, and spirit. The Village Church will host a special hymn sing during the celebration of Active Aging Week. Randy Woods will lead us through the effects this powerful spiritual tool awakes in us as we sing selected hymns together. Join in this evening of song that is sure to inspire and renew your whole being. All welcome.

Thursday, September 24

VOCAL WORKSHOP 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Grand Cypress Room/WDL Maximum: 40 Presenter: Ella Wolf (Eagles Preserve) This is a unique opportunity for a special workshop for the Shell Point celebration of Active Aging Week. Ella will use her professional experience as an opera singer to lead us in the techniques of vocalization that will add zing to your singing, or perhaps open your life to a new experience. She will take us through all the steps of vocal technique including breath control, mouth and jaw work, tongue placement, and body mechanics. Whether you sing in the choir or sing in the shower, this workshop will encourage you. Sign-up required.

Friday, September 25

TRY IT! 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Grand Cypress Room/WDL Presenter: A variety of Shell Point residents and staff To round out our celebration of Active Aging Week, come on out and try your hand at something new. Available to try will be: juggling, using a laptop, doing a continuous line drawing, hula hoop, hand drums, Nintendo DS Lite with Big Brain Academy, and more. Leave your inhibitions behind and try something new – and fun! All welcome. Shell Point Life | September 2009

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Join the Growing Number of Residents Who

SUPPORT FRIENDS OF THE ARTS This is an exciting time of year as we 600 additional labor hours. roll out the Shell Point Concert Series. By becoming a Friends of the Arts supThe Fine & Performing Arts Series sets the porter, your donation helps to offset the stage for many fine artists including The additional costs. Your donations help to American Boychoir, River City Brass Band, ensure the success and continuation of the and Ensemble Galilei, to name a few. popular concert series. Once again, the season’s lineup also feaWhat Residents Have to Say tures the Concerts and Conversation Series, Barbara Miller (Eagles Preserve) is a Southwest Florida Symphony Series, and Friends of the Arts donor and serves on the the educational Speaker Series. Our goal is to grow the series in quality Fine & Performing Arts Advisory Board. and extend a variety of offerings for music Barbara said, “I believe in all of the arts at Shell lovers and those with educational interests. Point because I believe that they all greatly As we work to achieve this goal we are sen- enhance our lives. I don’t even try to imagine sitive to maintain a fair ticket price that that void in our lives if our fine arts productions allows many of our residents and friends to were taken away. Every single production is participate. We strive to assure that our not going to make your heart sing with total overall series is financially sound and all enjoyment, but perhaps that is the very production that the person two seats expense obligations are down acclaimed as their favorite. covered for that particIt takes a great deal of money to ular concert season. In bring these productions to us. I the past eight seasons, would like to see all of our resiticket prices have only dents share their appreciation for been adjusted one time. Carol Delucia and Barbara these great opportunities to Thus, the Shell Point Miller are “Friends.” enjoy these quality works.” Fine & Performing Arts Carol DeLucia (Oakmont) gives in memseries continues to be the best value in town. While ticket sales cover the costs of the ory of her husband Mike. “Mike and I could artists and their related expenses, there are not have imagined living in a world without many hidden costs associated with hosting a music. Though together we enjoyed all kinds of concert series, such as: marketing, box office music including Dixie Land, Big Band/Swing operations, printing, administrative duties, and Jazz, our favorite was classical. I am espeset up, audio visual and technical support, cially grateful that I make a contribution each equipment rental, additional transportation year to his memory, to the Friends of the Arts. and security, housekeeping, and more than For the past five years the concerts have given

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Ann Hermann of Turban mingles with performer Butch Thompson at the “Friends” reception held after the concert last January.

me great pleasure. I look forward to many more years of listening.” Besides the satisfaction of giving towards a worthy cause, Friends of the Arts are also recognized in the concert program and they receive special invitations to attend “Meet & Greets” with featured artists as well as receptions and special functions with other “Friends” and special guests. If you are already a Friends of the Arts donor, please consider increasing you contribution and invite a friend to become a “Friend.” If you are a first time donor, we appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you at the special events reserved for the “Friends of the Arts.” The success of this coming concert series depends on the generosity of both established and new “Friends.”

Let the Music Play On…

❏ Yes! I Will Become a “Friend” of the Arts KEEP THE GREAT PROGRAMS COMING! Name: _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ I/We wish to contribute a gift (tax deductible), as a Friend of the Arts, in the amount of $___________________________________ Maestros—$2,500 or more • Composers—$1,000-2,499 • Conductors—$500-999 • Soloists—$300-499 • Chorus—$100-299 I wish to make my contribution in honor of, or in memory of __________________________________________________________________________________________ (optional)

MAIL TO — Send this completed form and send, along with your contribution, to: Dawn Boren at Friends of the Arts 15000 Shell Point Blvd., Su., 110 • Fort Myers, FL 33908 | Please make checks payable to SHELL POINT. Thank you for generous donation.

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SHELL POINT SPEAKER SERIES THREE ENGAGING DISCUSSIONS TO BROADEN PERSPECTIVE ON THE

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Mind,Body, Spirit

The Speaker Series is the most recent addition to the annual Shell Point Fine & Performing Arts program line-up. This second season’s selected speakers represent our commitment to inviting high-caliber, engaging individuals to enlighten audiences on a diverse range of interesting topics. This year’s speaker series focuses on Mind, Body, and Spirit. Dan Buettner, the first speaker, will unleash the secrets of living well as we age. Next up is Dr. Gary Small, author and brain wellness expert. And wrapping up the series is Dr. Harold Koenig who will explore the relationship between faith and physical well-being. All events will take place in the Village Church Auditorium.

Dan Buettner presents Blue Zones: Unlocking the Secret of a Long Life Thursday, January 21 • 7 p.m. World renowned explorer and National Geographic writer, Dan Buettner, and his team of researchers have traveled across the globe to discover Blue Zones – hot spots of human health and vitality. Along the way he’s met people teaming with vigor at age 100 and beyond. Working with the National Institute on Aging, he identified four small populations with the world’s highest life expectancy. Then, working with a second team of scientists, he isolated the common denominator that explains extraordinary longevity. What is the optimal diet for making it to a healthy age 90? What about certain types of exercise and supplements? Does stress really shorten your life? Dan debunks the most

common myths and offers a science-backed blueprint for the average American to live another 12 quality years. Join the New York Times best selling author, as he tells stories of the four longest-lived cultures and shares the nine habits to put extra years into your life and life into your years. Buettner has appeared as a longevity expert on the Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, The Today Show, ABC World News, CBS’s The Early Show, and CNN. Dr. Gary Small presents Keeping Your Brain Young: The Intersection of Science and Lifestyle Friday, February 12 • 7 p.m. Gary Small, M.D., is Professor of Psychiatric and Biobehavioral Sciences, the Parlow-Solomon Professor on Aging, at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Director of the UCLA Center on Aging and a leading expert on memory, aging, and the brain. Dr. Small’s team has developed brain imaging technology that allows physicians to detect the first signs of brain aging and Alzheimer’s disease years before patients show symptoms. Studies from his authorized scientific works, as well as several popular books on health, aging, and memory have been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, London Times, Washington Post, Time, Newsweek, and numerous television programs (e.g. NBC’s Today Show, ABC’s Good Morning America and 20/20, and CNN). With this knowledge, Dr. Small will share the latest medical and scientific evidence and how to protect your brain to live better, longer. Hear the research-based evidence about

the effect that lifestyle has on your ability to live with health, vibrancy, and cognitive sharpness. Dr. Harold G. Koenig presents Religion, Spirituality and Health Thursday, February, 25 • 7 p. M. Dr. Harold G. Koenig is board certified in general psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, and geriatric medicine, and is on the faculty at Duke University as Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Associate Professor of Medicine. Dr. Koenig is founding co-director of the Center for Spirituality, Theology, and Health at Duke University Medical Center. His research on the connection between religion and health has been featured on national and international TV news programs (including ABC’s World News Tonight, The Today Show, and Good Morning America) and nearly a hundred radio programs, newspapers, and magazines. Dr. Koenig has given testimony before U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives concerning the benefits of religion and spirituality on public health. Dr. Koenig will examine with us the relationship of Religion/Spirituality and mental health in our lives and propose a model of how religion/spirituality may impact physical health through mind-body connections. He will then explore the relationship between religion and physical health, immune functioning, cardiovascular functioning, and longevity. Tickets

Tickets for the Mind, Body, and Spirit Speaker Series are available for only $75 and can be purchased at either The Island or Woodlands Service Desk. Residents and outside guests can also order tickets by calling the ticket box office line at 454-2067. Shell Point Life | September 2009

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A Missionary Physician’s Lifelong Journey of Service in the Congo Leaves a Legacy of Healing As a young child living in Homer in upstate New York, Dan Fountain (Turban) remembers the visit of missionaries to the church which his father pastored. They had come from their service in the Belgian Congo, and Dan relates that, “Even at that young age, their missionary experiences rubbed off on me, and I felt a call from God to the Congo.” This was a call that never wavered and would lead him to his own service of thirty-five years as a medical doctor in the Congo.

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eceiving his undergraduate training at Colgate University, Dan headed to the University of Rochester for medical school, followed by three years in a family medicine training residency. After getting the diversified training that that residency offered in obstetrics, gynecology, and general surgery, Dan went on to even more diversified preparation with a year in public health at Johns Hopkins University. Meanwhile, a little girl by the name of Miriam was born in a grass-roofed, mud brick house in the Belgian Congo, a daughter to parents who eventually spent over forty years as missionaries in the Congo mis-

sion field. At 12 years old, Miriam left the Congo for the States and a missionary children’s boarding school, followed by further education at Wheaton College and Columbia Presbyterian in New York, where she finished her nurse’s training. On a weekend visit to New York City, these two lives intersected when a mutual friend from Colgate invited both Dan and Miriam for dinner. Although it wasn’t an arranged marriage, “someone” was certainly arranging something that would fit perfectly together. Dan and Miriam were married in 1958, and the couple headed to Alabama for Dan’s surgical training and Miriam’s opportunity to teach nursing. While there, Dan

and Miriam’s daughter was born, and then the family of three headed to a mission school in Hartford to begin preparations for the mission field. French language and tropical medicine study took them for 15 months in Brussels, Belgium, where their first son was born. Then in 1961, the family of four left Belgium for its colonial world of the Congo. Preparing Others in the Congo

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Dan relates, “The people built the buildings, and then we trained the Congolese nurses to staff them. Our medical efforts involved diagnosis and treatment of illness, preventive medicine, community health and nurse midwife training. Eventually we started a family medicine residency for young Congolese doctors, who had finished medical school in the Congo’s capital city of Kinshasa. Training was a major part of my responsibilities. Even when I was doing surgery, I was training others.” Preparing to Treat the Whole Man

While in the Congo, Dan recalls his own growth into a more holistic understanding of medicine when a Congolese woman pastor was sent to them. Having graduated from seminary in hospital and pastoral counseling, this woman was trained in spiritual care for people; and such an understating resonated with Dan’s own perspective and training. As Dan recalls, “In caring for the whole person, we need to treat people not only for coronary artery disease,

but also for their anxieties, their stress, their fears, and emotional burdens. As physicians we should start by asking questions about what’s going on in people’s lives, not just where it hurts. We would really be dismayed to discover the millions of people, even in our own churches, who are dealing with scars from childhood abuse, divorce, abortion, and other debilitating circumstances. They feel they have no place to go to get rid of these things, and they are really carrying these burdens needlessly. They’ve already been dealt with on the cross. These spiritual, soul, emotional conditions are intertwined with their physical conditions. I believe God has called pastors to be healers, and healers to be pastors. We, as doctors, must heal the inner person as well as tinker with the outside person. We need to bring the church back into healing and Christ back into medicine.” Dr. Fountain’s belief and experience in this holistic approach to caring for people is the basis of one of his three books in the Shell Point Gift Shop, God, Medicine, and Miracles. Preparation That Continues On

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Above: Dr. Dan and Miriam Fountain with wild orchids in their African Home. Left: The Fountains, enjoying their waterfront surroundings at Shell Point, take a morning stroll.

This past January, Dan traveled to Guatemala to teach in a medical school; in February, he was part of a conference for medical missionaries in Thailand; for two weeks in February and March, he spent time in Indonesia, dealing with community health issues and whole-person medicine. In April he was part of a conference in Tennessee working with King College for medical missionary training. Twice a year, Dan participates in five-day workshops on community health at ECHO (Educational Concerns for Health Organization) in Fort Myers and often visits with their interns from all over the country. Let’s Restore Our Land, another of Dr. Fountain’s books and published by ECHO, deals with the rapidly deteriorating land and forests of Africa. When asked for memorable moments of his time in the Congo, Dan replies not with a single instance but with, “My greatest satisfaction is seeing that many


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In caring for the whole person, we need to treat people not only for coronary artery disease, but also for their anxieties, their stress, their fears, and emotional burdens. As physicians, we should start by asking questions about what’s going on in people’s lives, not just where it hurts. young people, nurses, and doctors are serving God and their people in very difficult situations.” Not only is this the case of Congolese people whom Dr. Fountain has trained and influenced, but his stamp is evident as well on his own children. Their first son came back with his wife to join the Fountains in the Congo. Dan delivered three of his own grandchildren there, and now his son works as an engineer in England helping to develop appropriate technology for the third world, including water systems

for people and communities. Their second son, born in their own bedroom in the Congo, now works in IT for Physicians Immediate Care in Illinois. And after serving 14 years in Haiti, Dan and Miriam’s daughter is now in the Congo with her husband and family. She is involved in community health and her husband in agriculture. Her two boys were born while the family was in Haiti. One is a freshman in the Florida Institute of Technology, and one

is in 11th grade in Kinshasa and wants to be a doctor like his grandfather. Dan has good reason to take great satisfaction in seeing others serve God and their people in difficult situations.

Meet Dan Fountain at the Women’s Ministries Seminar and hear about his work in the Congo Making an impact on health, both physical and spiritual, has been the life work and passion of Shell Point resident, Dr. Dan Fountain. It continues to be his work and passion in his “retirement” years. Dan and his wife, Miriam have three children (who are involved in missions) and eight grandchildren. Dan and Miriam worked for many years in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where Dan was the founder and director of a comprehensive health program in the town of Vanga. The program included a nursepractitioner training school, a three-year family medicine residency, a rural health zone with 55 health centers, an extensive community health program, and a program of psycho-spiritual care for sick persons, especially those with HIV/AIDS. Today, Dan is a member of the Christian Medical & Dental Associations overseas faculty of medical education. He currently directs the Global Health Training Program, a program to train medical missionaries, at King College in Bristol Tennessee. He also holds

semi-annual workshops on community health at ECHO. Having written several books for health workers, he continues to travel extensively, teaching a holistic approach to health and healing. He has received numerous awards for community health service. Christian Nurses at the hospital in Venga, founded by Dr. Fountain.

September 16, at 10:15am Village Church Hospitality Room On Wednesday, September 16, Dan will be presenting an interesting program for The Village Church Women’s Ministries monthly Global Outreach program. Dan is committed to the idea that healthcare is a crucial part of the overall work of missions to bring spiritual

healing to individuals throughout the world. Medical care meets people in their time of great need and is a powerful tool to share the love of God and our hope in Christ with them. Through his work in community health Dan has found that missionaries are actually working in communities with people to help them improve their way of living. This provides a marvelous interface between the biblical understanding of life and the fatalism and occult practices of traditional animistic people, as well as Muslim people. “I have discovered in these encounters that health is basically a spiritual, even theological issue,” reports Dr. Dan. “Our deep hope is to see healthcare and pastoral ministries come back together, and healing become a part of church life.” You are invited to hear Dan speak on Wednesday morning, September 16, at 10:15 a.m. in The Village Church Hospitality Room, as he shares stories from Africa, Indonesia, and elsewhere. Coffee and refreshments will be served. Shell Point Life | September 2009

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The comprehensive range of services offered by the skilled and caring Behavioral Health team is tailored to meet the various needs of Shell Point residents and their families. From memory care and individual counseling to group support and educational presentations, the Behavioral Health Department is committed to serving the unique needs of each individual. The Behavioral Health Department at Shell Point is comprised of Dr. Chris Votolato, Director of Behavioral Health and and Licensed Psychologist, Kathy Fratrick, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Dr. Nancy Spencer, Licensed Psychologist, and Dr. Steve Machlin, Psychiatrist.) The Department strives to provide a comprehensive approach, including consultation and collaboration with primary care and other medical providers involved in the resident’s care. The Behavioral Health team is committed to caring for the mind, body, and spirit of residents. Coordinated care is of prime importance. The Behavioral Health Department provides comprehensive memory care services, which include the evaluation of both normal-age related cognitive change and cognitive changes that may be related to organic

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causes (e.g. Alzheimer’s disease, vascular risk factors, etc.). The department is accustomed to assisting residents through common life changes, losses, and transitions. Additionally, requests for assistance with issues involving depression and anxiety are some of the most common. Treatment is individualized, as the providers consider the resident’s goals and values to be of paramount importance while establishing the plan of care. There are also numerous opportunities for education if residents are considering the services of Behavioral Health staff but have never before sought such care and may not know what to expect. The Behavioral Health Department also provides comprehensive memory care services and evaluation of normal age related cognitive change versus cognitive difficulties. To find out more about Shell Point’s Behavioral Health services, talk to your primary care physician or schedule an appointment directly with the Behavioral Health Department by calling 454-2146. The offices are located on the second floor of The J. Howard Wood Medical Center on The Island at Shell Point.

Shell Point Behavioral Health Comprehensive Services Memory Care Services

Screenings & Education Evaluations and Formal Testing Feedback Sessions Strategies & Recommendations Caregiver & Family Support Counseling and Therapy Services

Individual Psychotherapy Marital, Family & Group Therapy Crisis & Anxiety Counseling Counseling for Pain Management Supportive Care Services

Lifestyle Changes Level of Care Transition Educational Presentations Psychiatric Medication Assessment Caregiver & Family Support

Call 454-2146 Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to schedule an appointment.

School Days Are Here Again Shell Point Residents Helped Employees’ Children and Grandchildren Stock Up on School Supplies

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The Intergenerational Committee, led by chairpersons SaraJane Maas of Rosemont and Sam Cutter of Eagles Preserve, once again helped send kids back to school with many of the necessary supplies to get the school year started off right. On Friday, August 7, employees with children and grandchildren entering kindergarten through fifth grades were able to pick up bags filled with free school supplies. The back to school bags were stocked with notebook paper, pocket folders, composition notebooks, crayons, markers, dry erase markers, index cards, pencils, tubes of glue, glue sticks, erasers, scissors, highlighters, and rulers.

The School Supply Fund Drive chairperson, Janet Bendall (Coquina), led the program for its fifth year. “We were able to fill and distribute 400 bags this year. That’s 100 more than last year! And it’s all thanks to the very generous residents of Shell Point. The bags ended up being fairly heavy. There was one young girl who was preparing to enter kindergarten who was determined to carry that bag on her own. It was quite the sight.” As Sam looked back at the success of the 2009 Fund Drive, she said, “It just gives us an opportunity to let the people that work here at Shell Point know how much we care about them and their families.”


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Mark Your Calendar for These Shell Point Resident Activity and Performance Group Shows and Concerts Don’t miss out on any of these community events that make Shell Point such a great place to live!

Upcoming 2009-2010 Shell Point Shows, Concerts and Holiday Events

October 2009

November 2009

Shell Point Singers Fall Concert

Holiday Craft Bazaar

October 13 Church Auditorium

November 6 and 7 Grand Cypress Room/WDL

January 2010

March 2010

Art Show

Shell Point’s Own Theater (SPOT)

March 5 - 7 — Social Center/IS

Photo Show

January 14 Church Auditorium

March 27 - April 10 — RAC/IS

December 2009

Annual Tree Lighting & Shell Point Singers Winter Concert

December 3 — Church Auditorium

Holiday Sounds December 8 — RAC/IS

Christmas Cantata December 25 — RAC/IS

April 2010

Quilt Show

April 17 - 19 — Social Center/IS

A Sneak Peak of the SPTV Studio

Open House Offered Tours of Newly-Renovated Facility In celebration of the one year anniversary of the SPTV hiatus project, Shell Point’s marketing team opened the doors to the SPTV studio on August 4 for tours. More than 250 guests toured the studio facility during the SPTV Open House where they were able to view multiple sets, observe demonstrations of technical video and editing equipment, and meet the staff who write,

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shoot, edit and host the various productions created for SPTV. Shell Point residents were the first to receive backstage tours, as they came in groups of 50 throughout the day. Ruth Wheaton (Junonia) remarked, “I think the team did a fabulous job with the square footage they had to work with. I can see all of the thought and hard work that went into creating such a nice

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studio. It’s very impressive.” During the evening, visitors from local businesses and the media, as well as community leaders, were provided tours of the facility and a demonstration of numerous programming highlights. In addition to a tour of the studio, these individuals were also provided information about Shell Point and its various services and amenities. A 30-minute narrated bus tour of the community was also available for those interested. “This studio and its capabilities are incredible,” said Roberta Voelker, local sales manager for WINK-TV. “I couldn’t believe they were able to accomplish a project of this size in such a short time frame, and with such a limited budget. It really is a very professional studio and on a smaller scale compares to any commercial facility in terms of design and capabilities.” Photos 1-3: Throughout the day groups of residents toured the studio to look behind-the-scenes of the SPTV operation. Photo 4: In the evening, the studio was opened to visitors from the surrounding community. From L-R: Barbara Steinhoff, WGCU; EJ Andrews, Barbara B. Mann; Lynn Schneider, Shell Point; and Terry Brennan, WGCU. Shell Point Life | September 2009

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Lifecare Options at Shell Point Can Often Lead to a Variety of Questions BY RITA S DIRECTOR

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are offered here at Shell Point. While the choice to consider a change in one’s level of Lifecare will differ for each individual, understanding the basics can often help provide some clarity. I thought it might be helpful to share some of the most commonly asked questions along with the related feedback I offer. The following are some of the most frequently asked questions residents ask when considering a change in their level of Lifecare.

How does assisted living differ from skilled nursing? Assisted living services offer just that assistance. Residents in King’s Crown and the Arbor are able to receive assistance as needed with bathing, dressing, grooming, medications, and meal preparation. This support is provided in a setting that is, by design, residential in nature and is intended to be there when needed. The beauty of assisted living services is that they are always there for you and available on the days that you might not be feeling quite up to par. However, there is a definite focus on encouraging as high a level of independence as possible for the residents that choose the assisted living lifestyle. This means that assisted living residents continue to enjoy the freedom to set their own schedules and pursue hobbies and interests as they choose. The Larsen Pavilion provides a myriad of skilled nursing services that are most 16

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The Arbor and King’s Crown offer assisted living services that meet the needs of residents in a variety of ways.

often needed, following a hospitalization or significant decline in health. A stay in the Pavilion is usually temporary in nature and is focused on rehabilitation that is intended to prepare a resident to return to their independent or assisted living apartment. The Pavilion is also open to anyone living outside Shell Point who would simply like to benefit from the skilled level of rehab offered on site.

What is the primary difference between the Arbor and Kings Crown? We have worked hard to ensure that the quality and level of service is as much alike at both the Arbor and King’s Crown as possible. This allows each resident to make a decision about where they would like to live, based on neighborhood and building design, when it is time to access assisted living serv-

ices. Those who enjoy a lot of open space and are relatively mobile may be inclined to choose the Arbor. Those who prefer a more intimate setting and easily navigable floor plan may be more likely to choose the King’s Crown. The choice is yours. One distinction between the Arbor and King’s Crown is found in dining. The Arbor residents enjoy the informal breakfast service offered in the country kitchens, allowing them to enjoy breakfast in a casual setting while reading the newspaper or watching morning news shows. A wide variety of continental breakfast items are available as residents enter the country kitchen located on their floor. The Arbor staff is also standing by to prepare eggs, breakfast meats, pancakes, or French toast to order. For both lunch and dinner, Arbor residents enjoy table waited service in the beautifully appointed central dinning room. King’s Crown residents enjoy table waited service in a quietly elegant dining room for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. For a


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more leisurely breakfast option, King’s Crown residents may choose to have a continental breakfast tray delivered to their apartment.

How will I be impacted financially when I move to assisted living? Shell Point Lifecare residents are eligible for a specific size assisted living apartment, based on the size of the independent apartment that they are vacating. The monthly maintenance fee that was assigned to the independent apartment will carry over to the assisted living unit and is subject to annual increases as agreed upon in the original Lifecare contract. Services, such as assistance with bathing, grooming, dressing, meal preparation, and administration of medications, are all covered by the monthly maintenance fee. Each resident living in assisted living is obligated to subscribe to the three meal plan, which is currently priced at $700 per month or a little bit more than $23 a day. Additionally, residents can choose to have staff maintain their personal laundry for an additional cost of $10 per load.

What size of apartment will I be able to move in to? As mentioned before, the size of one’s assisted living apartment is based on the size of the independent apartment that they are vacating. It is very difficult to give a specific response, as each apartment varies in square footage. The best way of establishing a clear answer to this question is to contact the case manager that is assigned to your building and arrange for a personal visit to review your options.

What if I want to move to assisted living and my spouse would prefer to remain in our independent apartment? As a couple you may elect to occupy two units at one time, the independent apartment and an assisted living apartment. In this case your monthly maintenance fee will continue. The spouse who is residing in assisted living will pick up the additional

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cost of the monthly meal plan ($700), and the size of the assisted living apartment will step down a level. In other words the size of apartment that you would be eligible for based on vacating the independent apartment as a couple is reduced by one level. For example, a one bedroom, one bathroom will step down to a studio apartment.

Can I bring my car and golf cart? Yes, both the Arbor and King’s Crown offer covered parking for both automobiles and golf carts. Residents are welcome to move their cars and golf carts to their new building.

tance of educating yourself regarding what those options are by taking advantage of the knowledge and expertise of your case manager. These very capable individuals, along with their predecessors, have assisted and supported nearly 1,300 Shell Point residents as they have made the move to either the King’s Crown or the Arbor. And they are looking forward to helping you when you decide to make the transition to assisted living. If you have an urgent need and are unable to reach the designated Case Manager, please contact McKenzie Boren in Resident Support Services at 454-2299 for assistance.

Will my family be able to stay with me when they visit? And can I have guests? Yes and yes! Your family is welcome to stay with you in your apartment. We will be happy to provide a roll-away bed if needed. And when it comes to dining, visitors are always welcome to dine with our residents at both assisted living buildings.

What do I need to do to get the process started? The case manager assigned to your building is the person to see if you are interested in obtaining additional information about assisted living services. Shell Point continues to recognize that the challenges that come with a move to assisted living can often seem insurmountable. The case managers will assist you in coordinating your relocation. They are ready and able to provide information, help select furniture that will fit comfortably in your new apartment, contract (at Shell Point’s expense) a professional moving company to pack and move your belongings, assist both you and your family in looking at your options for dealing with the items that you don’t take with you to your new apartment, and provide whatever additional support will help ease the transition. These are only a small sample of the thoughts and questions that may come to mind when contemplating your assisted living options. I would underscore the impor-

CASE MANAGER COURT ASSIGNMENTS The best way to establish a clear answer to your Lifecare continuum questions is to contact the case manager assigned to your building and arrange for a personal visit to review your options. Vivian Ciulla 454-2101

Cameo, Cellana, Lucina, Parkwood, & Sand Dollar Janine Hammond 454-2186

Lakewood, Macoma, Nautilus, Tellidora, & Turban Kristen Judah 454-2134

Rosemont, Junonia, Periwinkle, Royal Bonnet, & Sundial Sandee Weber 225-2929

Eagles Preserve, Oakmont, Palm Acres, Coquina, & Harbor Court

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Sue grew up in Pennsylvania, in a small town just South of Erie. A passion for nursing and a calling to missions work led her to the Congo, where she taught nursing at a Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA) hospital from 1968 to 1984. After returning to the states, Sue headed to Pittsburgh to finish her doctorate. With the experience of a doctoral degree in Public Health, Sue moved to Indiana where she became a nurse educator at Indiana Wesleyan University. While she loved her job at the university, she felt a growing call to the chaplaincy.

“Professional nursing includes spiritual care. I was teaching nursing and wanted to fine tune the spiritual care aspect. So I looked into chaplaincy. I completed my first 400 hours of the chaplaincy training program at Howard Community Hospital in Kokomo, Indiana, and I loved it.” Pursuing A Passion

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Of course, as a member of a C&MA church, Sue was familiar with Shell Point. She signed on as the Pavilion chaplain in 2002 while she worked with a mentor in St. Louis to complete the next three units of her chaplaincy training program. After finishing the program in 2006, Sue became a board certified chaplain and was later ordained. As a board certified chaplain, Sue can provide a complete range of services, including marriages, memorial services, and serving communion. She oversees spiritual care services for the The Arbor, King’s Crown, and the Larsen Pavilion. She also visits with residents in independent living as requested by residents or case managers. And although Sue is an official employee of The Village Church, her ministry is separate from the church, offering nondenominational spiritual support services.

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the assistant chaplaincy program together.” The assistant chaplain training program requires students to complete 400 contact hours. Of the total time, 200 hours are spent studying classroom materials and participating in discussions, and 200 hours are spent conducting supervised visits in which the student records notes, called verbatims, which are then discussed in the classroom setting. Once a student completes the required 400 contact hours, they complete a final evaluation. Sue also completes a final evaluation of the student’s training. The evaluations are sent to the HCMA for review. And finally, the students receive a certificate from the HCMA that indicates they are certified as an assistant chaplain. A Resident Recruit

Chaplain Sue Stranahan oversees the spiritual care services for The Larsen Pavilion, King’s Crown and The Arbor.

After Elaine and Karen recent student to comTraining Assistant Chaplains completed the program, Sue plete the last class and After a couple of years serving as a approached Shell Point resibecome certified by chaplain at Shell Point, Sue came to the dent Bonnie Palmquist to see HCMA as an assistant realization that she could use some help. “As if she would be interested in chaplain,” said Sue. “It’s a board certified teaching chaplain, I can joining the chaplaincy probeen wonderful working offer chaplaincy training programs. I knew gram. “I normally don’t recruit with each and every stuthat was a great way to get some support. So people, but Bonnie just seemed dent who has completed I began floating the idea to those around like a perfect match. She has a the assistant chaplaincy me,” said Sue. “And before I knew it, I was background in non-traditional training program.” approached by Elaine Nesselroade and missionary work, she is sensiAll chaplains must Karen Woods.” tive to loss due to the passing understand healthcare, To gain approval to enter the chaplaincy of her husband, she is open, HIPPA, and other sensitraining program, all participants must meet and she is honest.” tive issues. Most imporBonnie Palmquist (Coquina) the admission requirements of the Healthcare Bonnie was honored to be tantly, though, chaplains is assistant chaplain at Chaplains Ministry Association (HCMA). invited and enjoyed her time work to lead people to a The Arbor and King’s Crown. Candidates must make a statement of faith and studying with Sue. After she place of peace and a relareceive an endorsement from their church. completed the program, The Village Church tionship with God. “A chaplain will never “After Elaine and Karen met the admis- hired Bonnie as the assistant chaplain for the push a religious agenda,” said Sue. “Most sion requirements of the HCMA, I was able Arbor and King’s Crown. often, people come to us seeking to get back to train each of them as they went through “Being an assistant chaplain is not a vol- to their religious roots.” unteer position,” explained Sue. Affiliate Chaplain Program “Bonnie is trained and skilled for After five students have successfully comthe services she provides to the residents of the Arbor and the pleted the assistant chaplaincy program, Sue King’s Crown. And as a resident is now working on a new program, the affilichaplain, Bonnie is in a unique ate chaplain program. “The affiliate chaplain position to make connections program has many of the same responsibiliwith her fellow residents on a ties,” Sue explained. “It’s just more in depth. Students complete three more units, for a more personal level.” Sue recently had two more total of 1,200 contact hours.” As Sue reflected on her three careers, she students enroll in the assistant chaplaincy program, a non-resi- has found that her position as a chaplain at dent from Palm Acres, Gail Shell Point has been the most fulfilling. “I’m Krauss, and Shell Point resident honored to walk with people during their last As a board certified teaching chaplain, Sue has led Paul Paul Williamson (Eagles journey. And I’m fortunate to be able to share Williamson, Elaine Nesselroade, Bonnie Palmquist, and others through the assistant chaplain training program. Preserve). “Paul is the most the gift of chaplaincy through teaching.” Shell Point Life | September 2009

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Let’s Give ‘Em A Hand

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There is always something interesting and fun happening at Shell Point. Resident photographer Ted Boynton of Macoma was so impressed with the wide array of activities offered at Shell Point that he decided to capture residents busy hands taking part in some of the events and classes offered throughout the community. From boating and bridge to paddling and pot-

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tery, Ted captured both photos and video of a plethora of activities at Shell Point, and the hands that make it all happen. Tune in to SPTV, Channel 11, on Wednesday, September 9, to catch Ted’s presentation, “Shell Point Activities with Busy Hands in Forty Places.” You never know, you may even see some familiar fingers!


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For a little more than one week, a group of Shell Point resident travelers took a fabulous journey into, and through, the Canadian Rockies. The Banff National Park of Calgary welcomed the excited visitors to what was already turning out to be “really great,” as stated by Ginny Brodbeck (Cameo). Storming through the Rockies by bus, the group enjoyed the scenic routes through Banff to Jasper. In fact, Bill McCoy (Harbor) credited this as his “favorite part of the trip… we [the group] were able to stop to examine and explore the lakes, rivers, and mountains.” The subsequent trip into Bow River Valley proved to be eventful when a native, brown Grizzly bear was caught roaming the woods. It was also at Yoho National Park where a tasty picnic was consumed, surrounded by the rushing sounds of Takakka Falls. Lore Rosenstrauch (Parkwood) said, “I loved the waterfall picnic, Ken [the guide] had for us.” As the excursion commenced, the adventurers trekked onto the icy territory of Jasper’s Athabasca Glacier, just before heading westward toward the coastal Vancouver. Taking a trip by Canadian railway allowed for fantastic scenic viewing of the heart of British Columbia. The city of Vancouver was a drastic change in surroundings – the voyagers transitioned from seeing the inland desert-like mountains, to the coasts’ lush fields. Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon provided a thrilling juxtaposition to Vancouver’s natural tranquility. The trip concluded with a safe flight home, following a fond farewell to the picturesque Pacific Northwest. When making a mental recap of the tour, Ginny Brodbeck “liked it all!” Perhaps O’ Canada is being

“Our trip just could not have been any better! We saw a mama Grizzly bear and her itty-bitty cub; elk, eagles, mountain goats with kids, and big horn sheep!” — Lore Rosenstrauch (Parkwood)

hummed by the travelers, at this very moment, in pleasant remembrance of a very novel, natural neck of the North American woods. Photos top to bottom: Ladies all bundled up at Moriane Lake. A grizzly bear at Bow Lake. A Canadian glacial lake. Picnic lunch at Takakka Falls. Peyto Lake at Banff National Park. Scenic overlook at Yoho National Park.


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To include a listing for an upcoming event or activity, please contact Mary Franklin, resort services manager, at 454-2152 or email: maryfranklin@shellpoint.org

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Thursday, September 3 10:15 a.m. Island pickup 10:25 a.m. Woodlands pickup 10:35 a.m. Eagles Preserve pickup 1:30 p.m. Approximate return Cost: $6.00 (lunch on your own, above moderately priced)

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Happy Labor Day at the Crystal Room with Dan Klimoski

Monday, September 7 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Come take pleasure in some great food and cool jazz on a hot day while celebrating Labor Day. Dan Klimoski will play jazz favorites and take requests as you enjoy a delicious lunch at the Crystal Dining Room.

We “R” Country Band

This restaurant’s creative cuisine and tiptop service have earned it a reputation as a true dining gem. Recently, food critic Jean Le Boeuf praised the creative spin Melissa’s uses masterfully as they create their entrees and stated that Melissa’s renewed his faith in fine dining. Sign up for this lunch outing and see why he refers to Sweet Melissa’s as “sweet relief after a string of sour notes”.

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Friday, September 4 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. Woodlands Commons Shell Point’s first organ concert of the fall will feature local artist Stephen Brittain. Currently the music director of St. John the Apostle, MCC in Fort Myers, Stephen is a member of the American Theater Organ Society (ATOS) and past Dean of the Southwest Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Please join us for another 22

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Thursday, September 10 6:15 p.m. Amphitheater/IS Welcome back to one of Shell Point’s favorite bands. Harry Hales and his country band will be sure to get your feet tapping as you listen to their music and enjoy another beautiful sunset over the lagoon.

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Friday, September 11 10:00 a.m. Grand Cypress Room/WDL All veteran’s are welcome to attend the first meeting of the season! September 11, 2001 will always be a day we will never forget. The Veteran’s Club will share stories and memories of how they felt the day our nation was under attack. All branches are welcome and ladies and men are encouraged to attend.


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PROGRAMS • PARTIES • MOVIES • OUTINGS • EXCURSIONS

Information Forum presents: Coming Attractions for the Mind

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Saturday, September 12 10:00 a.m. Grand Cypress Room/WDL If you want to keep your brain sharp, keep it active. Come get a preview of four classes that will be offered at the Academy this fall semester on the topic of cognitive fitness, also known as brain wellness. The Academy will be offering Introduction to Brain Fitness, Memory Techniques 1010, Mental Exercises, and More Memory Techniques. Instructor Lynn Wallen will talk about what to expect from each of the four classes and give some sample memory exercises for you to try.

Saturday DVD: The Boy in Striped Pajamas (2008)

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Saturday, September 12 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Grand Cypress Room/WDL The innocence of youth and the evil of war collide in this movie of the Holocaust. Bruno, played by Asa Butterfield, is the son of a high ranking officer in Hitler’s elite SS troops who has just been placed in command at Auschwitz. As Bruno explores the area woods, he discovers the perimeter fence of the concentration fence and a boy his own age on the other side. The two boys strike up a friendship, a friendship that will have tragic consequences. This is a film about the power of the human spirit and is sure to capture your heart and engage your mind.

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Sunday, September 13 3:00 p.m. Grand Cypress Room/WDL Comic wizard Bill Murray teams with Richard Dreyfuss in an outrageously wild comedy. Murray plays Bob Wiley, a patient who fears everything! He goes to psychiatrist Dr. Leo Martin (Dreyfuss) and gets help. But when the doctor

skips town to go on a quiet family vacation, Bob, afraid to be cut off from his support follows and shows up at the therapists lakeside retreat. Bob becomes the ultimate houseguest that won’t leave, endearing himself to all of the family except for the stressed out shrink who he drives crazy. This movie will remind you of family vacations when this happened to you.

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Monday, September 14 2:00 p.m. Grand Cypress Room/WDL Some say that we are what we eat, but do we really know what we are eating? This film tackles the vast and complex issue of genetically modified foods; explaining how foods are genetically modified and questioning whether this process contains more risk than benefit. This is the first of a four part series on the state of agriculture and food processing in our world and how it impacts both the farmer and the consumer.

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Thursday, September 17 8:30 a.m. Island pickup 8:40 a.m. Woodlands pickup 8:50 a.m. Eagles Preserve pickup 3:00 p.m. Approximate return Cost: $15.00 (ice cream on your own) It’s time to head to the beach. The wind blows through your hair. The warm sun bathes your skin. Soft golden sand caresses your feet. The waves sing to a perfect rhythm and the coconut trees gently sway against the breeze. If you love the sun and the sea, the beach is the right destination for you. Grab your sun tan lotion, beach chair, or maybe your frisbee, and go frolicking on the beach with us. Yes, we will stop for ice cream treats at Royal Scoop Creamery on the way home!

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Tuesday, September 15 9:30 a.m. Island pickup 9:40 a.m. Woodlands pickup 9:50 a.m. Eagles Preserve pickup 1:30 p.m. Approximate return Cost: $6.00 (lunch on your own) This outing will be a combination of shopping at the Sanibel Chico’s women’s apparel store followed by a side trip to Tahitian Gardens for a little more shopping and lunch at Cheeburger Cheeburger. Cheeburger is most famous for their burgers, but almost as well known for their fabulous milkshakes. Lunch is moderately priced.

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Saturday, September 19 10:00 a.m. Island pickup 10:15 a.m. Woodlands pickup 10:25 a.m. Eagles Preserve pickup 4:00 p.m. Approximate return Cost: $7.00 (lunch/movie on your own) Taking in a Saturday has been a tradition for many over the years. This excursion will allow for enough time to see a movie, do some shopping, and enjoy a lunch with friends and fellow residents. This is a full day at Bell Tower 20 theater and mall. Movie selections can be found in the newspaper the week of the show, on the internet, or by contacting Bev Chandley in Resort Services. The bus leaves for home by 3:30, so be sure your movie selection ends well before then. The shows and times will also be available on the bus enroute to Bell Tower 20.

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Monday, September 21 8:00 a.m. Island pickup 8:10 a.m. Woodlands pickup 8:20 a.m. Eagles Preserve pickup 12:00 p.m. Approximate return Cost: $7.00 (breakfast on your own) Early birds may consider this a late breakfast, others may think it is a very early morning trip. But early risers and late risers alike are sure to enjoy the real old country style Florida fare offered at the Farmer’s Market restaurant in downtown Fort Myers. This unpretentious dining establishment is legendary for good home cooking, reasonable prices, and generous portions. Residents, and even presidents, have raved about the old-time Florida atmosphere and genuine great value offered at this Fort Myers tradition. The local farmers produce market is right next door and we will have a peek while we are in the neighborhood. 24

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Tuesday, September 22 2:15 p.m. Social Center/IS With all the hearings this past summer concerning a new Supreme Court Justice, September’s Library Book Talk will be especially interesting to Shell Pointers. Jim Hooper (Lucina), who served as a judge in Ohio before his retirement, will be discussing The Nine – Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court by Jeffrey Toobin. The book is a fascinating account of the highest court in the land. Refreshments will be served.

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4:45 p.m. Island pickup 4:55 p.m. Woodlands pickup 5:05 p.m. Eagles Preserve pickup 9:00 p.m. Approximate return Cost: $48.00 (includes cruise fare, refreshments, and captain gratuity) The Cocohatchee River is a pristine mangrove estuary often frequented by dolphins and other playful creatures we never tire of viewing here in Southwest Florida. Our mode of transportation is a 36 foot catamaran which comes complete with restroom facilities. Appetizers and beverages will be served on board the catamaran. Captain Hugh says the sun sets at 7:22 p.m. on the 24th and we are sure to catch breathtaking views as the day comes to a gentle close. Please bring a light jacket as the temperature will drop as the sun sets and there will be a breeze on the vessel.

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Friday, September 25 7:15 p.m. Church Auditorium/IS Creative Theater Workshop was formed three years ago to provide young, talented artists an opportunity to gain experience and participate in the production of full length musicals through the Alliance of the Arts. Please join this gifted young group as they showcase their singing and dancing skills.

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Monday, September 28 4:30 p.m. Island pickup 4:40 p.m. Woodlands pickup 4:50 p.m. Eagles Preserve pickup 8:00 p.m. Approximate return Cost: $6.00 (dinner on your own) Casual fine dining with a tropical twist, Sunshine Seafood Café & Lounge offers a relaxed, elegant Southwest Florida ambiance along with truly inspired cuisine. Located in Paddle Creek of Fort Myers, Sunshine Seafood Café and Lounge is fast gaining a reputation for quality service as well as for award winning cuisine prepared utilizing only the finest ingredients. Entrees typically range from $15.95 to $30.

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Monday, September 28 7:15 p.m. Social Center/IS This musical film adaptation of the Lerner and Lowe stage musical, starring Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison, won eight academy awards. The show starts with the arrogant Henry Higgins (Harrison), a professor of phonetics, betting that he could teach any woman to speak so properly that he could pass her off as a duchess. The wager is accepted and the professor begins to tutor Eliza Doolittle (Hepburn), a cockney flower girl with a stubborn will to equal his own. This “Cinderella” story follows Eliza’s transformation from an ill spoken and ragged working girl into a radiant and cultured lady. But Eliza is not the only one who is changing, Professor Higgins is falling in love with his student.


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Friday, October 16 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Social Center/IS They say that one man’s junk is another man’s treasure. So, whether you are searching for a bargain, or looking to lighten your load, this event is something you don’t want to miss. If you are interested in selling your things, sign ups will begin on Thursday, October 1, at either service desk. Selling tables are limited, so sign up early. A lottery will be held on Monday, October 5, at 9:15 a.m. to determine table locations. Only residents may sell, and sellers must man their own tables. Sign up is required to sell goods.

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SPRC H omecoming Week of November 16 – 20 ✧ Parade ✧ Spirit Days ✧ Pep Rally ✧ ✧ Nomination of King & Queen ✧ ✧ Homecoming Dance ✧ More information about the SPRC Homecoming will be announced in the next issue of Shell Point Life.

Mark Your Calendar The following activities are planned by a variety of groups. All Shell Point residents are welcome to attend. Check your current Weekly Reminder, or watch SPTV for locations and/or changes.

Sunday 9:00 Christian Life Studies/ WDL 9:15 Christian Life Studies/ IS 10:15 Morning Worship 1:15 Mixed Golf League 6:15 Evening Worship

Monday 8:45 Lap Robes (Sep 21) 9:15 Billiards 9:15 Pottery 9:15 Shuffleboard 10:15 Virtual Bowling 10:30 Disciple Men’s Bible Study 10:45 Beginner’s Table Tennis (Sep 14, 21, 28) 12:00 Mah-Jongg (Sabal Room/WDL) 1:15 Scrabble 1:15 Table Tennis 1:15 Tone Chimes 2:00 Bead Club 3:15 Virtual Golf 4:30 Bourne Jewelers 6:45 Duplicate Bridge 7:00 Pinochle

Tuesday 8:00 Women’s Golf League

8:15 Stamp Project (Stamp Room/IS) 9:15 Open Painting Group 10:15 Through The Bible 1:00 Mixed Progressive Pairs’ Bridge 1:15 The Rollicking Recorderists 1:30 Stamp Project (Sabal Room/WDL) 3:15 Virtual Tennis 6:45 Hymn Sing (Sept 1)

Wednesday 8:45 Men’s Bible Study 9:00 - 12:00 Geraci Travel 9:15 Watercolor Class 9:45 Women’s Bible Study 10:15 Model Yacht Club (Commons Lake) 11:00 Computer Q&A (Sep 2, 30 /WDL) 11:15 Computer Q&A (Sep 16 /IS) 1:00 Chess 2:30 Jazz ‘N Stuff 3:00 Bible Study (King’s Crown/IS) 5:45 Village Church Choir Rehearsal 7:15 Prayer & Praise

Thursday 8:00 Men’s Golf League 9:00 Paddler’s Club/IS 9:30 Current Events

1:15 Mah-Jongg (Library Lounge/IS) 4:00 Seamstress 6:45 Pinochle (Manatee Room/IS) 7:00 Trailblazers Bible Study

Friday 8:00 Intrepid Bike Riders (Sep 11, 25) 8:15 Stamp Project (Stamp Room/IS) 10:00 Genealogy (Sep 11) 1:00 Mixed Progressive Bridge 1:15 Quilters 1:15 Table Tennis 1:30 Vespers (Arbor/WDL) 2:00 Diabetes Group Appt (Sep 4) 2:00 Euchre 2:30 Great Decisions (Sep 11, 25) 2:45 Vespers (King’s Crown/IS) 6:45 Game Night

Saturday 8:00 Adopt-a-Road (Sep 19) 9:45 Duplicate Bridge – Supervised Play 10:00 Information Forum (Sep 12) 10:15 Model Yacht Club (Island Pond) 1:00 Chess 7:00 Duplicate Bridge Shell Point Life | September 2009

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Salon Stimulus The Salons strive to offer high quality services and products at affordable competitive prices. As such, all products for sale in our salons will now be offered at 10% OFF suggested retail prices every day, all year long.

September Specials Super Spray Sale! All Matrix, Biolage, Vavoom, and Proforma hairspray $12 each!

Massage Magic! One-hour massage in your home just $65! Call the Island Salon for an appointment.

Island & Arbor Salon Hours: Mon - Fri: 8-4 Sat: 8-12 (Island Salon only)

For appointments call: 489-8400

¿A usted le gusta la idea de charlar en español?

Would You Like the Idea of Chatting in Spanish? This fall the Spanish Club will concentrate on chatting in Spanish. All Shell Pointers are welcome to join! Newcomers should not fear being overwhelmed, as various levels (elementary, intermediate, and high intermediate) provide a range of proficiency that can accommodate all levels of Spanish speaking. We plan to offer five weeks of refresher Spanish starting the week of Monday, October 19, and ending the week before Thanksgiving. For one hour each week, each level will meet to focus on conversation. The cost for the five sessions is $50 per person. An organizational meeting will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 7, in the Sabal Room at The Woodlands. During the meeting, the instructor will answer questions and consult with individuals regarding their specific level of Spanish study. We will also 28

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plan the fall schedule and begin sign-up. The most useful equipment for the class sessions will be a standard Spanish-English Dictionary, and either 501 Spanish Verbs by C. Kendris or The Big Red Book of Spanish Verbs by R.L. Gordon and D. M. Stillman. The instructor, Elizabeth Nolan, is a native speaker of both Spanish and English, and has graduate training in both Spain and Florida. Her mother is a retired Spanish teacher from Cuba and her father is American. Elizabeth has taught at local colleges such as Edison College, Florida Gulf Coast University, and International College, as well as in other small groups in Fort Myers. She is a lively and popular instructor at Shell Point. During the fall sessions, Elizabeth will guide and shape our Spanish so that we can express ourselves in simple terms. The sessions will be organized around topics of inter-

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est, such as: children, favorite foods, travel, and shopping. Under her guidance, classes will learn vocabulary, expressions, and structures needed to explain or describe likes and dislikes. We will exchange ideas with our fellow speakers, learn something about our classmates, and tell them about ourselves. Throughout the five-week course, groups will achieve greater proficiency. Actively learning to speak Spanish fits in very well with medical ideas about keeping the brain stimulated for a longer and happier life. Dr. Amir Soas, of Case Western Reserve University Medical School in Cleveland, Ohio, says, “Consider your brain a muscle and find opportunities to flex it.” He suggests, “Start a new hobby or learn to speak a foreign language - anything that stimulates the brain to think.” Let’s get together this fall and speak Spanish. For more information, contact Connie Curtin, volunteer for the Spanish Club, at 481-1035. ¡Hasta la vista!


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Maximize Your Banking Relationships BY TIM STEPHENSON,

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For many of us, the local banker was a trusted friend, an advisor, a community father so to speak. Unfortunately, banking is another of those things that have become a commodity in the past decades. We tend now to compare rates and make our banking relationship decisions based on who is offering the best interest rate. Any relationship with a banker, other than the teller who helped us cash a check, is a thing of the past. With a new bank comes the opportunity for customers to form new relationships. Throughout my career, I have known many bankers who are well trained professionals. They have worked hard to equip themselves by attending banking and trust schools and are often a good source of information about taxes, planning, and long term strategies.

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Join us this month as we ask our new FineMark bankers – Richard Riley, Executive Vice President, and Susan Chicone, Managing Executive – to share their experiences and how they believe they can use all of their knowledge to help Shell Point residents. The seminar, “Using Your Banking Relationship Fully; Meet Your Banker and Learn All They Can Do for You,” will be held on Wednesday, September 16, in the Grand Cypress Room of The Woodlands. Pre-register for the seminar at the service desk at either: The Islands (454-2282) or the Woodlands (454-2054).

Using Your Bank Relationship Fully

Meet Your Banker And Learn All They Can Do For You September 16 • 10 a.m. Grand Cypress Rm/WDL Featured Speakers: Richard Riley, Executive V.P. and Susan Chicone, Managing Executive of FineMark Bank

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Shell Point Hosts Grandparents Poster Contest Encourage Your Grandchildren to Enter Today! Contest Rules Posters may be submitted in any size up to 11"x 17". • Posters may be submitted on regular paper or poster board. • Artists can use any media of their choice, including but not limited to: pencil, crayon, magic marker, paint, collage, etc. • Posters can be created drawn by hand or drawn using a computer. • Each entry must include a recent photograph of the child artist.* • Each entry must include a completed Official Entry Form and Signed Photo Release stapled to the upper left corner to the poster. • The entry form and photo release must be signed by the child’s parent or guardian if under 18. • Child’s photograph can be returned if a self-addressed, stamped envelope is included with entry. • Limit one poster entry per child. •

In honor of Grandparent’s Day, which occurs in September, Shell Point is officially extending the celebration into Grandparent’s Month by calling upon all creative children to create a poster to proudly depict the positive aspect of their relationship with their grandparents. “Grandparents touch the lives of children in a special way and the relationship between grandparents and their grandchildren is an important one,” said Lynn Schneider, assistant vice president of communications and marketing at Shell Point. “We hope this poster contest will provide a creative and fun way for children to express themselves and celebrate this unique relationship.”

Poster Theme Children age 4 to 18 invited to enter the Shell Point Grandparents Poster Contest by creating a poster to illustrate one of the following three topics: 1) What makes my grandparents so special? 2) What do my grandparents mean to me? 3) What have I learned from them?

Center, 15101 Shell Point Blvd. , Fort Myers, FL 33908 Posters may be dropped off at the same address, Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. only.

Judging & Awards

How to Enter

Any child can enter and does not have to have a grandparent living at Shell Point to participate. Entries will be judged by Shell Point’s Intergenerational Committee, which is comprised of several residents and staff members of Shell Point for the purpose of encouraging positive interaction between people of all generations. Entries will be judged in the following five age categories: 4-6, 7-10, 11-13, 14-15, and 16-18. Winners will be announced on Friday, September 25. One winner will be selected from each age group. Winners will be notified by mail and will receive a $25 gift card to a bookstore in their area. Additionally, the winning entries in each category will be published in a future issue of Shell Point Life.

Each entry must arrive by no later than 4 p.m. on Friday, September 18. Entries can be mailed or hand delivered. Posters, photos and entry forms can be mailed, flat or folded, to: Grandparents Poster Contest, Shell Point Welcome

What are you waiting for? The contest starts… NOW! Start thinking about what makes your Grandma and Grandpa so special, and shout it out with a poster.

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Shell Point Retirement Community Grandparents Child’s Full Name: ____________________________________________

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Name of Parent or Guardian: ________________________________________________________________________________ Child’s Address: (Street, City, State, Zip Code): ________________________________________________________________ Home Phone Number: ________________________________ Cell Phone: __________________________________________ Email address (optional): ____________________________________________________________________________________ * By submitting this poster as an entry in the contest, you agree to allow Shell Point the right to print or air the poster artwork as well as the photograph of your child in any press releases, articles, Shell Point Life magazine, Shell Point TV, or other uses as appropriate. We are requesting your permission to use this photograph or image on public relations materials such as brochures, newsletters, websites, videos, or other materials. * By signing this document, I agree to allow Shell Point Retirement Community to use my child’s photograph, image, and poster artwork to help promote awareness through publicity and marketing efforts for Shell Point Retirement Community’s programs.

Signature of Child (if 18 years of age): _______________________________________________________________________ Signature of Parent/Guardian (if child is 17 or under): ____________________________________________________________ Date: _______________________ All entries must be received by 4:00 p.m. (EST) Friday, September 18. The Official Entry Form and Photo Release can be located

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The Village Church is Pleased to Announce

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With resounding brass, skillful keyboard flare, choral energy of youth, and the zeal of Christian nurture, the 2009-2010 Season of Praise Concert Series at The Village Church will offer a variety of inspirational musical experiences.

Organist Chelsea Chin Violinist David Kim with Pianist Ron Matthews National Christian Choir, Dr. C. Harry Causey director

Composer/Pianist Joel Raney and Organist Jane Holstein

Singer Damaris Carbaugh Purdue Varsity Glee Club

Tim Zimmerman & The King’s Brass

The 2009-2010 Season of Praise guest artists will share their faith and musical artistry in sacred concert ministry. The season begins on Sunday, November 8, with gifted singer Damaris Carbaugh, and her unique blending of inspirational gospel music. Damaris is a featured soloist with the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir and can often be seen on the Day of Discovery television program. On Sunday, December 13, celebrate the joy of Christmas as The Village Church Choir presents original music and traditional carols arranged by the gifted writer Joel Raney. A talented composer, creative arranger, and gifted concert pianist, Raney will join forces with organist Jane Holstein to perform a variety of styles in sacred and classical music. Kick off The New Year with Tim Zimmerman and The King’s Brass on Sunday, January 10. Tim Zimmerman and the King’s Brass provide innovative worship through the “best in sacred brass music.” For more than 20 years, they have performed over 100 concerts each season with trumpets, trombones, a tuba, keyboards, and percussion. Playing a wide variety of music from Gabrieli to hymn classics, from Handel to jazz spirituals, from gospel songs to patriotic marches, The King’s Brass uses all corners of the con-

cert hall to lift hearts and spirits in praise. Under the direction of Dr. C. Harry Causey, The National Christian Choir will be in concert on Saturday and Sunday, February 13 and 14. Founded in 1984 by Causey, the NCC is comprised of over 150 singers from more than 100 different churches throughout the greater Washington, DC area. Their weekly inspirational broadcast, Psalm 95, is heard on over 400 radio stations – including the Moody Broadcasting Network – throughout the US, Canada, and beyond. On Sunday, March 14, the 60 young men of the Purdue Varsity Glee Club will perform their gospel concert with the charisma, high-standard of academics, and performance excellence that defines their reputation. While touring, they have stirred hearts with their singing in places like the Crystal Cathedral and Carnegie Hall and have performed at five presidential inaugurations. On Sunday, March 21, enjoy worldrenowned violinist David Kim, concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Kim began playing the violin at age three, and later received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from The Juilliard School. In 1986 he was the only American violinist to win a prize at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. Kim will be accompanied by

acclaimed pianist, Ron Matthews, chairman of the music department at Eastern University. Their concert will include Brahms’ Sonatensatz, and selections from his latest recording, The Lord Is My Shepherd. This concert series will conclude with an Easter Celebration on Sunday, April 4, featuring organist, Chelsea Chen. A young talent in top form, Chen’s playing has been described by the Los Angeles Times as “stunning” and possessing “lovely lyrical grandeur.” Chen has electrified audiences throughout the United States and Asia. A Juilliard graduate and Fulbright scholar, she is broadening the classical organ repertoire with her own Asian-inspired compositions. Her distinctive flair and bravado, mastery of repertoire, and command of the organ will dazzle listeners and show off the church’s four manual Allen organ. Tickets

The Village Church is pleased to present these special concerts as part of the 20092010 Season of Praise. All concerts require the purchase of a non-refundable $10 ticket. Tickets will be available in the church office beginning Monday, October 5. Come and worship with us as we continue to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord through the ministry of song.

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a close with a “midway” of all kinds of fun games. Everyone went home with prizes, many of which were warm and cuddly teddy bears that brought bright smiles to their new owner’s faces. After winning at the “midway,” the food court welcomed residents with fresh lemonade, cotton candy, corn dogs, cheese stuffed pretzels, popcorn, and juicy watermelon slices. The lobby was full of fair goers enjoying the food, laughing, and reminiscing on what a fun week was had at the King’s Crown County Fair!


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