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June 2013 Vol. 8 Issue 6




Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the

rises upon you.

JUST ANOTHER NUMBER By Rochelle Cherniawski, editor I’ve often heard people say that you are only as old as you feel. My experience at Shell Point has certainly proven that to be true. There are 85-year-olds running around this community with more energy than I currently have pulsing through my left arm. Just the other day, I reluctantly asked a group of residents to meet me somewhere at 8:15 in the morning. To my surprise, their hesitancy to comply with my request was not at all related to the inconvenience of the early morning meeting time. The fact of the matter was that by 8 a.m. their days were already well underway. One person was going to be at the gym, another was going to be teaching a computer course, and another was going to be volunteering at The Pavilion. Yet, to my surprise, they each acquiesced and met me the next morning – bright eyed and bushy tailed. Where are they getting their coffee? I want some! Perhaps what’s even more remarkable is that those residents are merely a small sample of the active population at Shell Point. I recently learned of another resident who has been making waves, literally, with her astounding level of energy and boundless enthusiasm. Minnie Osteyee (Sand Dollar)

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grew up with a zest for life that has definitely carried through into her retirement. As a crew member of a dragon boat racing team, the Draggin’ Dragons, Minnie has inspired a group of her fellow Shell Point residents to get in on the fun and adventure of paddling as a team out on the open water. Minnie’s story begins on page 4, and the story of the Shell Point dragon boat racing team, the Dragonflies, can be found on page 8. And speaking of getting out on the open water, have you heard that the new Suzy Q V has arrived? The vessel is currently passing through its final stages of inspections and approvals. Before we know it, the beloved boat will be cruising around our local waters for lunch trips and sightseeing tours. Turn to page 16 to see a photo of the Suzy Q and learn more about the certification process. Details regarding a dedication ceremony, as well as future travel plans, will be announced on SPTV and in the Weekly Reminder. In the meantime, this issue of Shell Point Life offers plenty of ideas and options to get out and burn off some of that youthful energy. You go on ahead; we’ll try to catch up with you later!

Shell Point Life is published monthly for the residents of Shell Point Retirement Community. AVP of Communications Lynn Schneider Editor Rochelle Cherniawski Art Director Rich Cerrina Senior Graphic Designer Wendy Iverson Graphic Designer Kathy Grove Contributors Mary Franklin, Robyn Church, Teri Kollath, Bev Chandley, Ginny Miller-Plaza, Melody Desilets, Suzanne Zavada, Randy Woods, Glenda Stephenson, Inga Bredahl, Dawn Boren, Sarah Nadal, Rita Southern, Tim Stephenson, McKenzie Millis, Steve Morton, Dotty Morrison, Peggy Holton, and Susan Uhleman Do you have story ideas or photos to share? Contact Rochelle Cherniawski, editor, by calling 239-454-2055 or e-mail: Back Issues Available Online Is there an issue of one of the magazines that you just have to have? Was your friend or family member seen in a recent issue but you lost it? You can find the current issue as well as the back issues of the magazine at

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Minnie Osteyee of Sand Dollar is a member of a dragon boat racing team. She finds that the active sport taps into all six dimensions of Shell Point’s LifeQuest initiative. Follow us on:


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The fourth annual Shell Point Summer Concert series will kick off this month with a dynamic performance by The Naples Jazz Orchestra on Tuesday, June 11. As an added bonus to the already low ticket prices, you can save even more by purchasing series tickets in advance – the bundle price for all three concerts is just $35! Single tickets for each performance can be purchased for $15 each. Secure your tickets early and invite a friend to join you to enjoy the sounds of summer at Shell Point.

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Naples Jazz Orchestra Tuesday, June 11 Now in its fourth season, The Naples Jazz Orchestra is a big band in the tradition of the legendary bands of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Woody Herman, Buddy Rich, and the Tonight Show Band. It performs the music of the greatest composers, arrangers, and bands of jazz history. The Naples Jazz Orchestra is comprised of some of the finest professional jazz musicians in Florida, and was formed to provide the highest quality big band jazz experience. Their mission is to maintain and expand the awareness of big band music in America.

The Sunshine Trio Thursday, July 11 Enjoy an evening of light classical and popular favorites with the sounds of the Sunshine Trio. Members include Kay Kemper, harp, Scott O’Donnell, viola, and Beth Larsen, flute. All three accomplished musicians perform with the Southwest Florida Symphony and the Palm Beach Opera Orchestra.

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The Buzz Friday, August 9 The Buzz is a Sweet Adeline Barbershop super group! Members Nancy Cloeter, Debbie Cleveland, Karen Breidert, and Jeannie Froelich were all well medaled individually before they got together. Like nothing you’ve ever heard before, these four ladies create an experience singing a cappella harmony that will leave you in awe.

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SWEET ADELINE BARBERSHOP QUARTET The Summer Concert Series concerts will be held in the Church Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Shell Point residents can purchase tickets at either service desk. The general public can purchase tickets at For questions, please call the box office at 454-2067.



A self-described tomboy and outdoorsy type as a child, retired nurse practitioner and university professor Minnie Osteyee went on to play several team sports throughout her high school and college years. Most recently, as a way to combine her athletic spirit and fondness for nature, she has taken up dragon boat racing. B








innie Osteyee (Sand Dollar) is no ordinary grandma, and she has evidence to prove it. She remains tickled pink by a humorous birthday card sent to her last fall by her grandchildren. The greeting card poses the question, “What kind of a grandmother are you?” and points to the recipient’s lack of stereotypical characteristics, such as bluerinsed hair, strong-smelling perfume, and silk stockings gathered around the ankles. Minnie was born in Cobleskill, New York, near the capital city of Albany, and raised on a self-sustaining four-acre farm. Her mother was a homemaker, her father an employee of General Electric in Schenectady. As products of their upbringing, Minnie says she and her twin brothers grew to become a bunch of “organic kids.” While other young girls enjoyed playing dress-up or pampering baby dolls, Minnie was partial to outdoor games and sports. When she was a teenager, she preferred spending quality time with her prized and trusty horse, Thunder. “He listened to

all my problems,” she recalls, “and shook his head that he understood!” The two of them garnered countless ribbons and trophies in western riding horse shows throughout New York. As a high school student, Minnie was a member of the basketball, softball, and volleyball teams, becoming the first female to win the Athlete of the Year Award. She continued to play team sports in college.

Nursing and Teaching Minnie attended the State University of New York at Plattsburgh and the University of Rochester, earning a bachelor’s degree in nursing and a master’s degree in nursing education, respectively. During her three-month rotation as a student nurse at the Ogdensburg Psychiatric Center, Minnie met George, her future husband, who was studying civil engineering at Clarkson University in nearby Potsdam. The actual meeting, she remembers, occurred at a restaurant called Oscar’s, where she and a group of fellow student

nurses had been celebrating a classmate’s birthday. Minnie and George were married four years later. They had two children – a girl, Renee, and a boy, Ian. Minnie stayed home with her children until they went to school full time. At that time, they were the ones who encouraged her to get back to work. “They said they didn’t want me to be lonely at home,” she laughs. “So, I got back into nursing and started teaching.” Years later, when her daughter was searching for a master’s program, Minnie helped her comb through the brochures. The search led Minnie to an interest in higher education. “I ended up deciding to pursue a doctoral degree in organizational behavior.” In 1990, the very same year that her daughter received her master’s degree, Minnie earned a Ph.D. in organizational behavior and development from Syracuse University. Her dissertation, designed and carried out as a qualitative study, was titled “Academic continued next page Shell Point Life | June 2013


Paddling with Purpose Continued from page 5 Secretaries: Perspectives of How They Influence and Are Influenced by a University Environment as They Seek Job Satisfaction.” In the end, much to Minnie’s surprise, only one member of the study’s 12-person sample thought of herself as a secretary. Over the course of her career, Minnie served as a school nurse in Averill Park, New York; a professor of nursing at Syracuse University, the State University of New York Upstate Medical University, and Auburn Community College; and a nurse practitioner at Crouse-Irving Memorial Hospital.

Snowbirds on the Move Minnie and George lived and worked in Syracuse for many years. When George, a small business owner, decided to retire in 1997, he longed for a second home — and

Minnie sported a temporary dragon tattoo on her arm during the War on the Peace dragon boat race in April.

a larger boat —near close friends in Ontario, Canada. At the time, their vacation property was located on Skaneateles Lake in Central New York. Once they sold the lake house, they purchased a summer home in Canada and a more permanent place at Burnt Store Marina in Punta Gorda. Minnie says, “It was a retirement thing — one way north, one way south.” The couple now spends summers at their cottage on Sodus Bay, which is much closer to their daughter and grandchildren in Rochester, New York. They also visit Ian in the small town of Keene in the Adirondack Mountains. “They’re all so busy that we go to them instead of them coming to us!” Minnie confesses. Venturesome and vivacious, the Osteyees became enthralled with flying airplanes and both are licensed instrument aircraft pilots. With various family members scattered across the United States, together, they have flown around the country. Then, they set their sights on boating. From 1997 to 2008, the couple did

plenty of boating. In 2006, Minnie and George traveled the Great Loop — a 5,000mile journey — and cruised to the Bahamas, the Florida Keys, and other destinations along each of Florida’s coasts. Minnie hosted the 2008 Southeast Nordic Tug Owner’s Association Rendezvous in Punta Gorda. Recently, the Osteyees opted to sell their Nordic Tug 42.

A Passion for Paddling When Minnie first toured Shell Point, she immediately noticed racks full of kayaks and was invigorated by the large number of residents she saw biking, running, and walking. She knew she would somehow be incorporating physical activity into her daily routine, but wondered what sort of exercise program would best suit her individual wants, interests, and needs. As luck would have it, in 2009, Minnie was introduced to the ancient Chinese sport of dragon boat racing by a friend who just happened to know the coach responsible for

Each 40-foot-long, canoe-like watercraft is designed to fit 22 people, including 20 paddlers, one drummer (caller) at the bow, and one steer person (sweep) at the rear. Synchronicity and teamwork among paddlers is crucial at all times.

With 10 paddlers on each side of the boat, the team members must listen to the drummer to paddle in perfect unison.

launching a competitive team — the Draggin’ Dragons — three years earlier. Before long, she found herself mastering the strokes at poolside practices and signing up as an official member of the crew. In March of 2013, Minnie established the Shell Point Dragonflies team, comprised of 26 registered members and many more waitlisted enthusiasts, which competed in the third annual War on the Peace Dragon Boat Festival at Laishley Park in Punta Gorda this spring. The entire race was 400 meters in length, or a quarter of a mile, and took roughly two minutes to complete. Each 40-foot-long, canoe-like watercraft is designed to fit 22 people, including 20 paddlers, with 10 positioned on each side; a drummer (caller) at the bow; and a steer person (sweep) at the rear. Synchronicity and teamwork among pad-

dlers is crucial at all times. “The steer person is in control and tells us what to do — and we’re supposed to do it in Minnie shows off the paddle that she uses to unison,” explains Minnie, who propel the boat through the water. has already been known to paddle her way through festivals in Minnie, who would love to pursue even Punta Gorda, Tampa, Tavares, and the more hobbies and interests but rarely has the Florida Keys. time, is quick to point out that her sport of choice is simultaneously physical, emotional, Finding Her Place spiritual, educational, social, and environat Shell Point mental, tapping into each and every dimenIn addition to playing mahjong with sion of Shell Point’s LifeQuest initiative. friends and neighbors, Minnie remains active “The most fun thing about dragon boat in the Shell Point Boat Club and volunteers racing is the camaraderie that the team has as a group leader for the Walking Club’s six- because, when you think about it, the last mile event. George visits the Wood Shop as team I was on was in college,” she says. if it is his office. Once a year, he paddles on a “And, now that I’m retired, I’m still part of recreational dragon boat team. a team!” Shell Point Life | June 2013


LifeQuest— The Driving Force Behind Shell Point’s New Dragon Boat Racing Team On Saturday, April 13, a group of 25 Shell Point residents joined forces for a very unique experience. The adventurous residents formed a Dragon Boat racing team, calling themselves the Dragonflies, to race in the War on the Peace Dragon Boat race on the Peace River in Charlotte County. The decision to be called team Dragonflies was made because of the symbolism of a dragonfly. According to team member Fritz Knox (Lakewood), “Dragonflies have power and poise. They show maturity and a depth in character, defeat of self created illusions, focus on living in the moment, and the opening of one’s eyes.” The group came together in just a matter of a few weeks under the leadership of avid dragon boat paddler Minnie Osteyee (Sand Dollar). During the very first informational meeting, Minnie described the dragon boat experience as a way to meet your LifeQuest goals. She shared, “Dragon boating fits into every dimension of LifeQuest.” The group had a few dry land practices at Shell Point before fitting in two in-water trainings just days prior to the race. And when race day came, the excitement was stimulating for the Dragonflies, as well as for the large crowd gathered along the river bank! For many, the excitement of competing in a group sport was very thrilling and it was moving to feel their competitive edge come to the surface. The group rallied to finish a respectable 3rd place in three heats. Jane Johnston (Nautilus), who was a 5k runner years ago, stated, “This was the most excited I have been in a long time! I got that same feeling of exhilaration as in my running days. My sister, Ruth See (Sand Dollar), came to watch and she cried and was overjoyed on the sidelines while cheering for the group!” So, do dragon boat racing and LifeQuest




The Dragonfiles A group of Shell Point residents formed a dragon boat racing team, the Dragonflies, and competed in their first race together in April. They proudly wore their LifeQuest t-shirts to the race.

go hand and hand? Yes! There was the physical challenge of not only paddling the boat, but getting in and out. Certainly, the joy of experiencing the southwest Florida natural environment was exhilarating. The sense of community and social experience was overflowing with new friendships bonded together by the experience. Suzanne Wilson (Cellana) felt the newfound friendship at the end of the race. “Jeanne Allison (Periwinkle) sat the second race out. At the end of the race my legs were wobbling and I was tired. Jeanne came and gave me an arm up the ramp and unbuckled my lifejacket. She was there when I needed her.” A teary-eyed Jeanne responded to Suzanne’s kind words, “I couldn’t race, but I wanted to help in any way I could.” One of the paddlers offered proof that the emotional dimension was reached when he stated, “I discovered something I didn’t know

about myself!” The educational dimension of LifeQuest was also met, as participants had to learn the unique skills of not only worrying about their own paddle strokes, but also learning how to keep in synch with others in the boat. Spiritually, the group found meaning and purpose in having a goal and achieving it. Jerry Ingalls (Eagles Preserve) reflected on the race and said, “It was amazing to see the geometric progression from paddling poolside to actually racing in the boat. We really came together.” LifeQuest goals do not always have to be achieved by the path most taken. Take a chance, get off the beaten path, and try something new. You never know what you may achieve!

Visit the Shell Point Facebook page at for additional photos from the race.

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All Hail to the King! Discuss royalty with an American and you will immediately discover a contradiction of emotions. We are fiercely contemptuous to the concept of a King as our leader, yet enthralled in the spectacle of royal weddings. This odd American dichotomy includes our entertainers. Lacking authentic Kings or Queens, we routinely anoint our singers with the ceremonial title. Aretha Franklin is “The Queen of Soul,” Michael Jackson was “The King of Pop,” and of course Elvis Presley was, and always will be, simply “The King.” Like the musicians, we too have bestowed gentry titles upon our most favored plant species. Delonix regia came to the new world aboard a sailing vessel only 150 years after Christopher Columbus discovered the Caribbean Islands. The Flamboyant Tree, endemic to Madagascar’s dry, deciduous forests, enchanted the Governor of the Island of St. Kitts. In 1642, while building his estate, the Governor commissioned the

fair governance, or even household architecture, the trees he planted have captivated us. Rechristened in his honor, the Royal Poinciana tree is considered by many as the most beautiful flowering tree in the world. One of the most breathtaking sights on earth must be a forest of Royal Poinciana trees in full summer bloom. With red-orange blossoms covering the tree as if a cloak, this monarch rules supreme among flowering trees. Remarkably, Shell Point has a “forest” of Royal Poinciana trees at the mid-rise park area. With seven trees around the park, the best vantage point is from above. Royal Poinciana Trees found throughout Shell Ascend the stairway to Turban’s Point display breathtakingly beautiful blooms outdoor deck and enjoy the vista of during the summer months. flowers, then walk through the park and pick an individual flower trees to be transported and planted. to marvel at the detailed beauty. If no one While French nobleman Phillippe de is watching, place the flower behind your Longvilliers de Poincy is not particularly right ear, perform a curtsey or bow, and hail remembered today for his acts of diplomacy, to The King.

Iona-McGregor Fire Training at Shell Point The Iona-McGregor Fire Protection and Rescue Service District recently conducted training exercises at Shell Point with the newest addition to their fleet – a seven-story ladder truck. For three days, fire crews practiced positioning and placement of the aerial ladders with considerations for window and roof access, exposure protection, and master stream operations. Shell Point was honored to offer a training space for the hard-working crew that is dedicated to the safety of the Southwest Florida community.

L-R: Scott Moore performed Blue Suede Shoes, Michael Anthony played Every Day I Have the Blues, Pat Specht sang Blue Bayou.

Variety Show Brings

The Blues to Shell Point Jared Jared Pike Pike and and Dan Dan Philgreen Philgreen as as The The Blues Blues Brothers Brothers performed performed Soul Soul Man. Man.

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Cecile and Bruce Gallant performed Folsom Prison Blues.

The Backward Brothers L-R: Dorothy Hoekwater, Floss Jamison, Marian Davey, and Charlotte Bathon.


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In April residents and employees With a total of 19 acts, the audience gathered in the Church Auditorium had an evening full of fun, laughter, and for a night of fun and laughter during The entertainment. The talent was very Blues Variety Show. The show began with impressive and varied from musicians, Scott Moore, assistant vice president of to individual singers, and to groups such as operations, playing the part of St. Louie the Medical Center staff. Even the Shell Blues and introducing his fellow Point Line Dancers led by Lois Blues Brothers – Jake and Gannon and Lois Forsythe Elwood – portrayed by Jared Pike showed off some fancy footand Dan Philgreen of SPTV. work. On a humorous note, the When St. Louie Blues audience was able to listen in on announced his resignation from a personal telephone conversathe band, the search for a new tion between Nascar driver Blues Brother began. The idea Danica Patrick, played by Chris occurred to Jake and Elwood Ferrell of finance, and her Mary Franklin, Chris Ferrell, and Dawn Boren that the open position in very blue and depressed handed out glow-in-the-dark the band should be filled by father, played by Paul necklaces to attendees. auditioning performers from Peterson (Rosemont). And, the community. to the delight of the audience, an The acts were presented by many extremely persistent Elvis impersonator, talented residents, as well as represen- played by Scott Moore, showed up for the tatives from various departments tryouts on multiple occasions. within Shell Point. Two of the As the program drew to an end, along singers were Larry Fose of resort came saxophonist Gerald Augustin, a guest services and his wife, Marj, an RN in to Shell Point whose stage name was Green the Pavilion. Larry shared, “It was a fun ’n Blues. The Blues brothers thought that event that gave residents and employees with a lesson from them, this fellow might an opportunity to highlight their talents. be able to play the blues. That was when We look forward to it every year.” Green ’n Blues showed them a thing or two

“We’re getting the band bac k together!” Scott Moore, Jared Pike, Gerald Augustin, Michael Ant hony, Cas Obie, Dan Philgreen .

Marj Fose sang Home of the Blues with

Larry Fose.

Kathy Fairbanks performed Celebrating Blues Music with Ruth Rodgers on piano.

Bud Smith and Tom Frackenpohl played Me and Bobby McGee.

Yvonne Schneff sang Anytime.

Several doctors and staff from the J. Howard Wood Medical Center performed As Time Goes By. Dr. DeGraff on piano, Kelly Kyer, James Heard, Christine Canecchio,

Irene First and Beryl Steiner waited for the show to begin.

Blues ’N Stuff (Fritz Knox, Bill Johns, Don Schneff, Jerry Ingalls, and Pat Specht) performed Tin Roof Blues with guest saxophonist Gerald Augustin.

Steve Minniear, Dr. Carol Clark, Dr. Wui Chien, and Dr. Mary-Claire Chapman.

The Shell Point Line Dancers performed a lively line dance to Blues on the Bayou.

about how to really play the Blues. He proceeded to blow the roof off of the Church Auditorium! Dorothy Hall (Sand Dollar) asked in astonishment, “Was that saxophonist a professional? He was amazingly good!” All of a sudden, the stage went dark. When the Blues Brothers finally found the lights, all of the acts from throughout the show had filled in the stage and the Blues Brothers decided

that everyone who performed was worthy of joining their duo. They ended the evening with everyone joining in to sing Sweet Home Chicago. Even though the theme for this year’s variety show was The Blues, the audience exhibited nothing but smiles throughout the entire show. To order a $10 DVD of The Blues Variety Show, please contact Jared Pike, SPTV supervisor, at 489-8431.

The String Ensemble performed Blue Moon and Stars. L-R: Jeanne Philpott (violin), Ted Miller (viola), Eleanor Pease (cello), and Miriam Armstrong (violin). Shell Point Life | June 2013



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Does the term “healthy fat” sound like an oxymoron? For years we have heard that fat is not good for us. In this case, we are talking about dietary fat. Fat actually plays a very important role in our diets. Everybody needs some fat; just not too much of it! Fat from food helps your body make new cells and tissues. It also helps to absorb certain vitamins from food. And like anything else, there are healthy and unhealthy options.

Healthy Fats There are several types of fat. Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats actually lower disease risk. Olive and canola oils are two examples of healthy unsaturated fats. Other sources are avocados, olives, nut butters and many nuts and seeds. Soybean, corn, and safflower oils are all polyunsaturated fats. Salmon, trout, walnuts and sunflower seeds are also polyunsaturated fats. Omega-3 fats are yet another type of fat that may even lower your triglycerides. Oily fish like salmon and herring, flax seeds, flaxseed oil, walnuts, walnut oil, and canola oil are all good sources of omega-3 fats.

Unhealthy Fats Saturated fats and trans fats are the unhealthy fats that should be avoided. These are the ones that increase your cholesterol and triglycerides which put you at risk for a heart attack or stroke. Saturated fats are found mostly in high-fat animal foods. This means fatty or greasy meats, poultry skin, whole milk and dairy products, and butter. Trans fats are acids found in animal products but are also formed during the process of hydrogenating oil which helps extend the shelf life of many packaged foods.

Tips to Help You Trim Down Your Fat Intake Here are several quick tips to help you increase the source of healthy fats in your diet and reduce the unhealthy fats, especially when dining out:

Mind Your Moderation So how much fat do we really need? The USDA 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the American Heart Association recommend that fat should be limited to no more than 35% of your total daily calories. Saturated fat should make up no more than 10% of your total daily intake. Trans fat should be less than 1% of your daily intake!

• If your food is being cooked to order, request that it be minimally prepared with an oil such as olive, canola, corn, or soy instead of butter.

baked food products such as cookies, muffins, pies and cakes – check the label when shopping to eliminate them. If eating out, avoid them.

• Ask for gravy, sauce, and dressings to be served on the side, so that you can control how much you eat. Or, better yet, request that it not be served.

• Eat a variety of seafood, but eat it at least twice a week and include salmon or other oily fish.

• Select fat-free or low–fat dairy foods. If you are accustomed to drinking whole milk, try a 2% milk and then gradually switch to 1% or skim. • Avoid butter, cream, cream cheese, and cream-based salad dressings. They are all high in saturated fat. • Avoid margarine containing trans fats.

• Select foods that are steamed, broiled, baked, poached, or roasted.


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• Trans fats are often found in processed

• Add some plant protein to your diet every week – beans and peas are low in saturated fat and high in fiber. • Put a few unsalted nuts or seeds on your salads or eat as a snack. Here is the bottom line – fat makes our food taste good! But we must remain aware of the differences between healthy and unhealthy options. Stick with healthy oils, fish, beans, and nuts. And above all, eating well should still be an enjoyable experience!

The Health Connection June Offers a VarieTy Of PrOgrams TO sTrengTHen yOur BOdy and BrOaden yOur mediCal KnOwledge BY MARY FRANKLIN, RESORT SERVICES AND WELLNESS MANAGER

Replacement System. The cost is $5 per person. Attendees will receive a $5 coupon toward the purchase of Bosley products.

Your Medical Community Wellness Specialty Classes Beat the summer heat by exercising indoors. Lindy Smith, Nordic Walking expert and AFAA certified group exercise instructor, will teach eight Pole Walking Insider classes this summer inside The Village Church. Pole walking is a corrective exercise that offers many health benefits including posture, balance and endurance. The classes will take place on Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on June 6, June 20, July 11, and July 25. The class is offered again on Tuesdays from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on June 11, June 16, July 16, and July 30. The cost of $10 per one-hour session includes the rental of specially designed Nordic Walking poles. Wear comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes.

Shell Point as Your Resource Cheryl Cooper, fitness instructor, will be teaching Introduction to Water Exercise on Tuesday, June 4, at 10:45 a.m. in the Social Center. This class is for those looking to create a personal aquatic workout or try any of the Shell Point water fitness classes. It will cover everything you need to know about exercising in the water.

On June 12 Mary McCormack, RD Pavilion consultation dietitian, and Linda Rakos, RD assistant director of hospitality services, will present Got A Sweet Tooth? Learn all about the different kinds of sugar, where it comes from, and much more.

Got a Sweet Tooth? Mary McCormack, RD Pavilion consultation dietitian, and Linda Rakos, RD assistant director of hospitality services, will review the different kinds of sugar, where it comes from, and why we use it in our food. The nutrition duo will also share information on sweeteners and sugar substitutes. The class will take place on Wednesday, June 12, at 10:15 a.m. in the Social Center. The cost is $5 per person. Shell Point is proud to host Lindy Smith, AFAA certified group instructor, to answer the question: LifeQuest Physical Dimension – How Does it Relate? on Thursday, June 20, at 1:15 p.m. in the Manatee Room. Lindy will break down how the physical wellness dimension has an integral relationship with the other five wellness dimensions. This session will motivate you to get moving! Got hair? Learn How to Have Thicker Fuller Hair – Session 1 on Wednesday, June 26, at 10:15 a.m. in the Manatee Room. Robyn Church, Salon & Spa manager, will educate attendees using the Bosley Hair

Sports-related injuries can happen at any age. If you have experienced an overuse injury or a more serious injury from bicycling, tennis, boating or any other activity, this topic is for you. Dr. Ed Gomez from the Institute for Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine will present Get Back into Your Game on Monday, June Dr. Ed Gomez, 3, at 3 p.m. in the Grand board certified orthopaedic Cypress Room. surgeon, presLow Vision Works – Get ents Get Back the Facts will take place on into Your Game Monday, June 10, at 10:15 on June 3. a.m. in the Social Center with Kaitlyn Cremer, OTD, OTR/L from Low Vision Works. The Low Vision Works program is a highly effective vision rehabilitation process that restores vision and functionality to individuals suffering from low vision disabilities, such as age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and certain types of strokes. Mark your calendar for a great session on Monday, June 24, at 10:15 a.m. in the Manatee Room. Dr. Marilyn Kole, Lee Physician Group System Medical Director, is a board certified pulmonary and critical care doctor who will present Disease Management. She will discuss the top risk factors in the elderly for mortality: heart disease, stroke, cancer, and COPD. She will also talk about diagnosis, risk, and, most importantly, prevention.

To sign-up for The Health Connection programs, contact either of the service desks. Shell Point Life | June 2013


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Academy On The Go Discover Southwest Florida by boat with Captiva Cruises in Pine Island Sound on Monday, June 3. Included will be lunch at the famous Tarpon Lodge and a guided tour of the Calusa Heritage Trail at Randell Research Center. This is surely a trip for those who love history, mixed with good food and the Gulf of Mexico!


Academy on The Go heads to Pine Island Sound on Monday June 3 for a Captiva Cruises boat tour. Discover the famous Tarpon Lodge and take a guided tour of the Calusa Heritage Trail at Randell Research Center.

For the Love of Learning Mah-Jongg Part 2: Defense and Strategies begins on Monday, June 3, with Pin Weaving For Textile Art on was invited to present to the Israeli Joan Morgan and Renee Maxwell (both of Wednesday, June 19, she shares the basics of Association for Behavior Analysis last year Harbor Court). You will have four opportu- this weaving technique that you can then in Tel Aviv, for Israeli scientists about biblinities to go beyond the basics to develop the incorporate it into your own creations. cal religion. strategies and defense needed for a full On Tuesday, June 25, we focus on The knowledge of this popular game. Holistic Impact of Humor, with three Shell Legacy Seminars Professor Adrian Kerr continues to Point doctors – Dr. Carol Clark, Nurse Pre-Planning is the topic this month, share the history of the Arab Practitioner, Medical Center; Dr. world on June 4 with Khasab Sue Stranahan, RN DrPH, Director when our Legacy Foundation shares what we – Norway of Arabia; on June of Spiritual Services; and Dr. Nancy need to know to make important end-of-life 18 with Muscat – Jewel of the Spencer, Clinical Psychologist, decisions in a calm and rational atmosphere. Persian Gulf, and on June 25 Behavioral Health. They carefully Join Tim Hauck, Funeral Director of Harveywith Salalah – Ancient research the latest information, and Engelhardt Funeral and Cremation Services, on Wednesday, June 19. Capital of Incense. These preshare it with us in their own wondersentations are designed so Professor Adrian Kerr ful ways. that each one stands alone, presents three classes Painting with Karen and Herb T3 though the countries of this in June on the history is a new idea from these generous of the Arab world. Facebook Basics on the iPad on two area of the world have much and creative Academy presenters in common. (Karen Hubbard of Lakewood and Fridays, June 7 and 14, introduces enough Susan Willoughby breaks up six sessions Herb Sklar of Eagles Preserve). Bring your information so that you can decide if you of Intermediate Bridge for time off to enjoy own works-in-progress for six Wednesdays, would like to join Facebook, the popular the holidays. The first three sessions will beginning on June 26, and they will offer social networking site that allows you to make connections, share interests, take place on three Wednesdays, June 12, encouragement, assistance, and join groups – and enjoy an auto19, and 26. support – and whatever you matic photo album! Debbie Kerr Karen Hubbard (Lakewood) shares her need. The fun of working with (Rosemont) is your instructor. extensive knowledge of the elements of fellow painters is included! design on a Woodlands Commons Art B.F. Skinner Meets Moses: Walk on Thursday, June 13. What a nice Behavioral Science and Biblical Computer College way to increase your art appreciation while Religion in Today’s Israel is Richard Nelson (Lakewood) discussing the art you can see on a daily basis. this semester’s offering from Senior Pastor Andy Sharon Terestenyi (Lakewood) makes Andy Hawkins, senior pastor Hawkins will present offers Internet Prep School Basics to those of us who are interested in the most amazing purses! You may have seen of The Village Church. He B.F. Skinner Meets getting to know the computer. He Moses on June 27. them in the Shell Point Gift Shop. With will share the program he 14

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is patient and knowledgeable. Join him on four Wednesdays, beginning June 5. Russ Kraay (Oakmont) offers a How To, Using a Word Processor for four Mondays, beginning June 3. Specifications For Buying a New Laptop or Desktop Computer will describe the equipment and software characteristics to consider when shopping for a new computer. Join Jim Plummer (Parkwood) on Thursday, June 20. Jim Plummer also teaches Developing Skills on Windows 7 in six sessions, beginning Tuesday, June 25. This is an excellent opportunity to increase your skills of using basic computer operations in the Windows 7 environment.

Coffee With A Neighbor We will spotlight several of our Shell Point managers for this month’s Coffee With A Neighbor. On Monday, June 24, don’t miss Facility Operations Managers: A Look Behind The Scenes. This is a great opportunity to learn about aspects of our environmental service and central plant, as well as the management of our facilities and property.

Get to know some of these managers from the Facility Operations team at this month’s Coffee With A Neighbor. L-R: Ben DelBrocco, Paul Bertones, Kevin May, Tony Arias, Brenda Powell, Peter Burt, Sean Griffiths, Kari Perkins, and Paul Yacovitch.

Please refer to the brochure for the Academy of Lifelong Learning available at either service desk, or online at for more information, including any fees and a printable calendar. Please continue to confirm your class selections

and check for any last-minute changes in the Weekly Reminder or on SPTV. You can register for classes at either service desk. I continue to welcome ideas for future courses, and I look forward to seeing you at an Academy class soon!

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With storm season upon us, it’s important to take steps to protect our computers and the information they hold. Some of these steps will seem like common sense; however, a good protection strategy will help you easily recover from a computer failure. Simple Steps for Added Protection:

• To protect from lightning strikes, make sure you are using a surge protector that is not more than five years old.



• To protect from power outages and lightning strikes, use a battery backup system with a good battery. • Regularly schedule complete system data backups. Backups will protect your important personal information. To add an additional level of protection, seal the backup device in a waterproof container. • If you are going to be leaving for an

extended period of time, unplug your equipment. Some diligent computer users completely disconnect their computer and seal it in a sturdy waste bag to protect from possible flooding. If you have any questions or want assistance protecting your equipment from summer storms, please call 454-8248 or e-mail Shell Point Life | June 2013


New Suzy Q

Final Stages of Review and Approval

There has been much excitement building since the arrival of the Suzy Q V. Over the last few weeks, the boat has undergone a Marine Architectural Stability Test and an initial Coast Guard review. In addition, the Suzy Q crew has been completing crew training while preparing the boat with all the special components it will need for its upcoming launch into the local waters. The next Coast Guard Certificate of Operation Inspection is scheduled for June 7. Based on the results of the stability test and the inspection, the crew hopes to set sail soon after. Please stay tuned to SPTV and the Weekly Reminder for the announcement of the Blessing of Boat event and the official Suzy Q trip schedule. Photo by Frank Moore (Lakewood)

Current Shell Point Residents May Consider Converting to

The New Type A Refund Contract President Peter Dys recently issued a Shell Point’s bulletin to notify all residents of the introduction of a new Type A Refund Contract that will offer either a 75% or 90% refund of the entrance fee. “I am pleased that information about the new Type A Refund Contract has been finalized,” said Peter Dys. “We are providing this information to our existing residents who might be interested in converting their existing lifecare contract to the new contract.” With the introduction of the new 75% and 90% Refund Contracts, Shell Point is offering an opportunity to current Shell Point residents with the Type A Standard Lifecare Contract to investigate the possibility of converting their existing contract to a Refund Contract. These conversions will all be handled on a one-on-one basis with Vice President of Finance/CFO, Tim Lochridge. However, it is important to note that the opportunity to convert existing contracts will be offered on a one-time-only basis during a 90-day window: from June 10 to September 10 for summer residents, and January 6 to April 4 for winter residents. 16

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Conversions will not be offered again after these timeframes. An additional entrance fee will be required to convert your existing contract to a refundable contract. For the 75% Refund Contract, this fee will be 58% of your original Entrance Fee, plus an additional amount for each year that your age (or, in the case of a couple, the youngest resident’s age) exceeds 77. In the case of the 90% Refund

Contract Conversion Schedule Announced Contract, the additional fee will be 79% of your original Entrance Fee, plus an additional amount per year for ages over 77. If you decide to convert your current contract to a refundable contract, it will be documented as an addendum to your original contract. Refunds will be granted following death or contract cancellation. Upon death, your estate will receive a refund amount of 75%/90% of the total Entrance Fees paid.

However, if you cancel the contract for any other reason, you will receive 75%/90% of only the additional Entrance Fees paid upon conversion. Refunds will be paid from the proceeds of Entrance Fees received from Refund Contract re-sales. Only the proceeds from the re-sales of 75% and 90% Refund Contracts will be used for the payment of refunds. The proceeds from these re-sales will go into a “pool,” which will be paid out on a first-come, first-served basis. To be eligible, you must meet certain Eligibility Requirements prior to conversion. You (or, in the case of a couple, either resident) cannot be permanently living in assisted living or skilled nursing at the time of conversion. You (or, in the case of a couple, the youngest resident) cannot be older than 85 years of age. And although a financial review will not be necessary, a healthcare review will be required. If you are interested in possibly converting your existing Type A Standard Lifecare Contract to a Type A Refund Contract, contact Tim Lochridge at 454-2230 to schedule an appointment.

Q& A

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QUESTION: I have considered using my computer at coffee shops and libraries because they offer free Wi-Fi (wireless internet access), however I’ve heard this isn’t secure. Should I stick to using my computer at home? Answer: If you have a laptop, tablet, or smartphone with wireless connectivity, you can access the Internet in all kinds of places. While you don’t need to avoid it completely, consider the following tips to help you protect your privacy while enjoying the convenience of public Wi-Fi access. 1) Don’t make online purchases or access your bank account: If you don’t

want someone getting ahold of your banking information or credit card number, it’s best not to access your accounts when connected to public Wi-Fi. 2) Double-check the network name:

Sometimes thieves will set up fake Wi-Fi

hotspots with legitimate sounding names. You access the fake network and they get access to your data. Double-check the network name with an employee before logging on.

accounts. This way if one account is compromised, the rest will stay safe. 5) Look for the lock: A locked

3) Turn off “auto-connect:” Many

smartphones have a setting that will allow these devices to automatically connect to any open Wi-Fi network. Check your phone’s settings to make sure this feature is turned off. 4) Switch up your passwords: Don’t use the same password for all of your online

padlock in the address bar of your web browser means the information submitted to that particular site is encrypted. While this provides an extra layer of security when connected to public Wi-Fi, it’s not fail-safe. Don’t share information online that you wouldn’t be comfortable sharing with the person sitting at the table next to you. If you have any questions, you can always call FineMark at 461-5999 or stop by the office located on The Island.

PRE-PLANNING A Natural Part of a Well-Tended Life BY TIMOTHY STEPHENSON,



It just makes sense; pre-plan- down, your desires. It’s a thoughtful ning your funeral should be a gesture to those you love, and a way to natural part of a well-tended life, as it let go of anxieties about the future. provides you with time to make end-of- You’ll be more relaxed, knowing your life decisions in a calm and plans are made and in the rational atmosphere. hands of reliable friends or There is so much to think family. about! But, let's be honest Please join us for this 45here, taking control of the minute informational seminar important things in life just followed by a question and feels good. You know it's the answer session. Light refreshright thing to do – for you and ments will be served. Tim Hauck your family. The seminar is free; howPre-planning your final arrange- ever, seating is limited and reservations ments is simply a matter of taking the are required. To reserve your seat, please time to think about, and to write contact either service desk.


Pre-Planning Take Time to Make End-of-Life Decisions Wednesday, June 19 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Grand Cypress Room/WDL Tim Hauck, funeral director at Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral & Cremation Services and Timothy A. Stephenson, ChFC, executive director of the Legacy Foundation at Shell Point LS02

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“Sew” Impressive Shell Point Bi-Annual Quilt Show

Baby quilt by Pat Meredith.










A myriad of colors, textiles, stitches, and patterns greeted more than 600 visitors during the Biennial Resident Quilt Show from April 13 through 15. Both avid and novice quilters, along with spectators, could appreciate the workmanship in each individual piece, whether it was as large as a king-sized quilt or as small as a placemat. Dating back as early as the Egyptian First Dynasty in 3400 B.C., quilting has been steeped in history by utilizing fabrics for function or decoration. As time progressed, the use of machines may have made the process of quilting a bit easier, but has not changed the elaborate nature or complexity of a quilt. This show was no exception, and with a theme celebrating “Heritage,” spectators were allowed to take a sneak peek into the labor of love that goes into each art form. As guests viewed the beautiful resident-made quilts and heirloom quilts, they were invited to cast their vote for the “Viewer’s Choice” Heritage Challenge. Ann Hermann (Turban) took the trophy for the elaborate “Living Tapestry” she created representing the full life that she has experienced so far. Ann was humbled by the continued next page 18

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Viewer’s Choice Award

Ann Hermann’s “Living Tapestry” quilt won the Heritage Challenge “Viewer’s Choice” Award” for the elaborate presentation of her life’s experiences. The quilt features fabric photos of special people and places from Ann’s life, as well as sewn-on charms. The quilt’s timeline spans 90 years, from 1923 to 2013.

win of her quilt that depicted her beautiful and long-lasting friendship with Mary Boynton (Macoma), her growing family, and even the rising cost of ice cream cones over time. Ann explained, “I started this tapestry with the intention of passing down the story of my life to my family. I have enjoyed this process immensely and am happy to know that others can relate in some way to some of the experiences I have had.” Regarding the ice cream story, she laughingly added, “I received the shock of my life when I went to pay for two ice cream cones with a five dollar bill, and did not receive any change back! Some things have changed over time!” In addition to the quilts featured at the

Quilt on loan from Delinda Bishop.

show, the event also featured music provided by resident musicians, beautiful orchids on display, and quilters’ demonstrations. Whether the quilts were machine stitched or pieced by hand, the intricacy and beauty of each item was a sight to behold. Those who participated are appreciated for allowing viewers to admire a little bit of their personal history.

Audrey Hostetter’s Garden quilt featured hand-sewn detailing and delicate beadwork to represent 30 different vegetables and herbs.

Heart quilt by Carol Mann.

Above: The Heritage Challenge quilts were an impressive display during the show. L-R: Ann Hermann, Carolyn Mondora, Marilyn Fielding, Jeanne Lekouses, and June Ingraham. (Not pictured: Martha Crane.)

Eight members of the Shell Point Quilters Group made Mystery Quilts in a wide array of colors. All of the quilts were made from the same pattern! L-R: Carolyn Mondora, Pat Bayes, Dawn Lienhardt, Ruth Wheaton, June Ingraham, Marie Michelle McCarthy, Willie Chandley, and Helen Van Buskirk.

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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:

Shell Point Market Place


Friday, June 7, 14, 21, 28 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 14,21,28 Admin Courtyard/IS Kick off your weekend each Friday morning with a trip to the Shell Point Market Place, where you will find laughter, camaraderie, fresh produce, and one-of-a-kind products.

Saturday DVD: Brave (2012)

Cooking Class, Demonstration, and Lunch at Roy’s A Holiday Celebration You Doughnut Want To Miss


Friday, June 7 9:15 a.m. Social Center/IS Did you know that the first Friday of June is known as National Doughnut Day? This year, we want to pay tribute to this holiday in the best way possible — by e a t i n g doughnuts. To celebrate this fun and whimsical holiday, we will also watch a short film, Dora’s Dunking Doughnuts, starring Shirley Temple, and learn about the history of this delicious holiday. 20

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Saturday, June 8 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Grand Cypress Room/WDL Winner of the Academy Award for Best Animated Film, Disney’s Brave tells the story of the Scottish Princess Merida who is told by her mother that she must abandon her interests and marry. This determined young princess defies a custom, bringing chaos to her kingdom. Merida is granted one wish and must rely on her bravery and archery skills to undo a beastly curse.


Tuesday, June 11 9:00 a.m. Island pickup 9:10 a.m. Woodlands pickup 9:20 a.m. Eagles Preserve pickup 2:30 p.m. approximate return Cost: $59.00 (covers all costs, tips, etc.) Roy’s in Bonita Springs offers a variety of unique activities to educate and engage. You are invited to journey to Roy’s to experience, first-hand, how they put all those marvelous entrees together. Learn the techniques used to create the Hawaiian and Asian-fused flavors. Beverages are included and all participants will receive recipes to take home and try for themselves. This promises to be a very special lunch outing.



Friendly Feud


Friday, June 14 at 2:00 p.m. Social Center/IS Survey says - it is time for a Friendly Feud! If you are a fan of Family Feud, or enjoy game shows, then come join in the fun of this game. You can either sign up as a team of four, or as individuals to be placed on a team. Call Suzanne Zavada at 454-2057 to sign up to play.

Saturday at the Mercato Shops


Saturday, June 15 9:00 a.m. Island pickup 9:10 a.m. Woodlands pickup 9:20 a.m. Eagles Preserve pickup 3:00 p.m. approximate return Cost: $8.00 (lunch on your own) Are you ready for a new shopping experience? The Mercato is a unique shopping complex in North Naples anchored by Whole Foods and the Silverspot Cinema. Here you will find 20 upscale retailers. Some are boutique style shops (ie: Sperry Top-Sider, Bio New York, Signatures, or Grace and Kelly’s Cupcakes) and some are well known favorites like Coldwater Creek and Charming Charlie. Over 15 restaurants are at Mercato, so the options for lunch are almost endless!

Sunday Matinee: 84 Charing Cross Road (1986)


Sunday, June 16 2:30 p.m. Grand Cypress Room/WDL In this story about love and the love of books, Helene Hanff (Anne Bancroft), a New York writer, writes a love letter to a small London bookshop requesting some rare English Classics. Frank Doel (Anthony Hopkins), the reserved English bookseller, answers her request, igniting a touching and humorous correspondence that spans two decades and develops into an extraordinary friendship.

Do You Know Your Neighbor: Midwesterners


Tuesday, June 18 1:00 p.m. Grand Cypress Room/WDL

Shell Point is made up of many people from various parts of the United States and the world. If you have ever lived in the midwest, then make sure to be a part of this afternoon of socializing with your neighbors who lived there as well. There will be light refreshments and some friendly games of bean bag toss.

Bucca Di Beppo: Dinner Outing


Friday, June 21 8:15 a.m. Island pickup 8:25 a.m. Woodlands pickup 8:35 a.m. Eagles Preserve pickup 2:15 p.m. approximate return Cost: $20.00 (lunch on your own) Location: Naples The Sosua exhibit at the Holocaust Museum of Southwest Florida highlights a remarkable and little-known story of the Holocaust. The tiny Caribbean country of the Dominican Republic was the only one out of thirty two countries attending the Evian Conference in 1938 to offer to take in Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi persecution. How did the refugees start life over there? Come on this fascinating field trip to learn


Tuesday, June 18 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: $7.00 (dinner on your own) Bucca Di Beppo is becoming well known for their fine Italian dining – served family style. Meals are served in small (serves 2-3) and large (serves 4-6) portions. Whether you are in the mood for braised short ribs, veal saltimbocca, or chicken parmesan, you are sure to enjoy a lovely and delicious meal for about $20 per person.

Samba Interest Meeting

Sosua, Dominican Republic: a Refuge from the Holocaust


Thursday, June 20 9:00 a.m. Sabal Room/WDL Like to play cards? Tired of Hand and Foot? Learn Samba! It’s a version of Hand and Foot on steroids. Take four players, shuffle six decks of cards, work out strategy, remember what was discarded, add dumb luck and watch the fun unfold! If you have played this game before, or are interested in learning, join this interest meeting and prepare to have a good time!

more of this story and that of the role Calypso music played in spreading the news of war. After the tour and museum browsing time, the group will have lunch at Season’s 52 Fresh Grill, which offers five alternative menus in addition to it’s regular and everchanging menu. Prices are moderate, but praises are high at Season’s 52.

Intro to LifeQuest Meeting


Friday, June 21 10:00 a.m. Grand Cypress Room/WDL All are invited to attend an informational meeting about LifeQuest at Shell Point. Dawn Boren, director of resident life, and Mary Franklin, resort services and wellness manager, will give residents an overview of LifeQuest at Shell Point and answer questions, including: What is LifeQuest? What is wellness at Shell Point? What is the history of LifeQuest? What will MyQuest do for me? Why should I set MyQuest goals? What if I feel I am already living LifeQuest? Shell Point Life | June 2013





Sign-up required for this activity. Call Island (454-2282) or Woodlands (454-2054)

Trader Joe’s - Fabulous Food and More


Monday, June 24 12:30 p.m. Island court pickup 12:40 p.m. Woodlands pickup 12:50 p.m. Eagles Preserve pickup 5:00 p.m. approximate return Cost: $8.00 (no meals for this trip) A trip to Trader Joe’s unique grocery store is back by popular demand. The staff at Trader Joe’s dons Hawaiian shirts, creating a relaxed island feel to the environment, but their commitment to fair trade, good prices, and healthy eating is something they take most seriously. Due to the lengthy drive back to Shell Point and lack of refrigeration on the bus, it is not recommended that residents purchase frozen or perishable items on this excursion. Purchases are limited to what you can carry all at once.

Movie Night: Life with Father (1947)


Monday, June 24 6:45 p.m. Manatee Room/IS This non-musical Broadway play moved from the stage to the big screen in 1947. Starring Irene Dunne and William Powell, this joyous comedy is about a headstrong husband and his “dizzy” wife, who lets her husband believe that he is really the one running the family!

Library Book Talk


Tuesday, June 25 2:15 p.m. Manatee Room/IS Because the Social Center is undergoing renovations, this month's Library Book Talk will be held in the Manatee Room. This month, Albert Myers (Junonia) will talk about Macoma resident Ted Boynton's remarkable memoir, Turning Points in a Different Life. The author chronicles his 22

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Special event bus will be running

early days in Shaker Heights, Ohio, and continues with details about his role in World War II and his work at LIFE magazine. The book further describes the many small craft sailing adventures Ted and his wife, Mary, enjoyed over the years. Mary will share some of Ted's best known photographs, some of which have been seen at various Shell Point photo shows. Following the presentation, refreshments will be served.


Walking up and down stairs

the greatest artists to have ever lived. Don’t miss your chance to experience a global revolution of world class art, history, and biography through the works of Munch, in movie theatres only, on Thursday, June 27. Dine before the show at Blue Pointe Oyster and Seafood Grill. Dining selections typically range from $8.95 to $26.

“Treasures of the Sea” Beach Day with a Twist Author, Ted Boynton

A Sweet Night of Summer Music with Noah Waddell


Tuesday, June 25 7:00 p.m. Grand Cypress Room/ WDL Bring your sweet tooth and an ear for listening as Shell Point presents a program that combines a love for both! We welcome young pianist Noah Waddell for an evening of delightful music followed by delicious desserts!

“Edvard Munch” Featured Artist Bell Tower 20 Artist Documentary Series Dinner at Blue Pointe Seafood Grill

Walking required



Friday, June 28 8:10 a.m. Island pickup 8:20 a.m. Woodlands pickup 8:30 a.m. Eagles Preserve pickup 2:15 p.m. approximate return Cost: $16.00 (ice cream on your own) Limited to 18 residents Join us for an adventurous beach day at the historic Newton Park on Fort Myers Beach. Residents may choose to just relax on the beach, swim, or join an experienced biologist, Parke Lewis, for a guided beach walk exploring the natural treasures that wash ashore on Estero Island. At Newton Park


Thursday, June 27 4:45 p.m. Island pickup 4:55 p.m. Woodlands pickup 5:05 p.m. Eagles Preserve pickup 10:30 p.m. approximate return Cost: $18.00 (Dinner on your own) This is already being hailed as a “once-in-alifetime-show.” Global interest is huge. Many know Munch as the man who painted “The Scream,” but his complete works are remarkable and secure his place as one of

you will find modern facilities including shaded picnic tables and updated bocce courts. Bring a chair if you like and all of your personal supplies. Lunch and beverages will be included, and we will also enjoy a stop at the new Royal Scoop Ice Cream Shoppe on Fort Myers Beach.

SUPPORT GROUPS Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting June 6, 13, 20, 27 4:30 p.m. Sabal Room/WDL Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and woman who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others recover from alcoholism. This “open” meeting of AA welcomes those who struggle with alcohol as well as those who support them. For more information, contact the intergroup phone number 275-5111.

Cancer Support Program 1-on-1 mentoring The goal of this resident-led program is to establish group mentoring connections between newly diagnosed cancer patients and cancer survivors. Contact Barbara Maruchi at 433–9488.

Caregiver Support Group Therapy Tuesdays, June 4 & 18 Group 1: 9:15 a.m. or Group 2: 10:30 a.m. 2nd Floor Educational Room #2 Pavilion Rehabilitation Building/IS This group is aimed at helping residents deal with issues of being a caregiver for someone with a memory disorder. The resident may be cared for in independent living, assisted living, or skilled nursing. Dr. Nancy Spencer facilitates the group and can be reached at 454-2043. Sign up is required.

Diabetes Group Appointment Friday, June 7 1:00 p.m. Social Center/IS Both insulin and non-insulin diabetics are encouraged to attend this meeting. Each monthly meeting covers a different topic and includes open discussion.

Healing Journey Grief Support This is a series of sessions which examine the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual effects of grief. The group is currently on a break, but anyone who is seeking grief support can call Dotty Morrison (Cellana) at 337-4015 or the church office at 454-2147.

Memory Care Support Groups

Tuesdays, June 4 & 18 Group 1: 9:15 a.m. or Group 2: 10:30 a.m. 2nd Floor Educational Room #1 Pavilion Rehabilitation Building/IS Wednesdays, June 5, 12, 19, & 26 3:00 p.m. 3rd Floor Game Room/King’s Crown

Parkinson’s Enrichment Support Group Monday, June 3 10:15 a.m. Village Church Hospitality Room/IS This group provides support and educational opportunities to those affected by Parkinson’s disease as a patient, caregiver, family member, or friend. Each meeting includes a speaker covering topics related to Parkinson’s, group discussion, and opportunities for emotional support. For more information, contact Janine Hammond, resident support services manager, at 454-2186.

The Vision Enrichment Group These groups are designed to provide education and support to residents who have some type of memory disorder. The objective is to identify strategies that can help better manage their memory loss, address long-range planning, and offer a sense of purpose and heightened self-esteem. Kathy Fratrick, LCSW, facilitates and can be reached at 454-2073. Individual appointments are also available.

Neuropathy Support Group Wednesday, June 19 11:00 a.m. Oak Room/WDL The Neuropathy support group provides support and education opportunities for those dealing with neuropathy. Contact Lenny Wodarczyk (Parkwood) at 443-4769 for more information.

The group is currently on summer break. The Vision Enrichment Group is a place to network and to share stories and information. Florence Putman (Eagles Preserve) is the chairperson. For more information, contact Angie Prichard at 454-2134 or Sandee Weber at 225-2929.

Walk With Me Caregiver Support Group Thursday, June 27 Coffee and dessert at 1:30 p.m. Meeting at 1:45 p.m. Social Center/IS Attend the Walk With Me Support Group to share your caregiver experiences with friends. Each meeting offers the opportunity to embrace spiritual support and renew inner strength. Contact Joyce Seckinger (Lucina) at 466-1354 for more information.

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Breakfast Tours Exploring the Details and Timing of Moving to Assisted Living Space is limited, call to reserve your seat. Residents of Shell Point enjoy the comfort of knowing that they have access to varying levels of care made available in their continuing care retirement community. Yet, oftentimes, people are not sure when they should make the move to the next level of care – especially when it comes to assisted living. Fortunately, it’s never too early to start learning more about the benefits of the services offered at The Arbor and King’s Crown so you can form a plan for your future care needs.

This month, Rita Southern, director of assisted living and resident support services, is offering informational tours of both The Arbor and King’s Crown. Learn more about assisted living while enjoying a light breakfast, ask any questions you have about assisted living at Shell Point, and then take a closer look by touring the building and its residential apartments. Admission to these events is free, but seating is limited and reservations are required. Call 454-2077 today to register for a closer look at assisted living.

Choose Your Breakfast Tour King’s Crown Tuesday, June 18 • 10 a.m. For reservations call: 454-2077

The Arbor Thursday, June 27 • 9 a.m. For reservations call: 454-2077

Celebrating 1 Year at The Springs! Above: Jean Stump and Anna Sonta Below: Martha Hutchinson and Marie Heneveld

Mr. and Mrs. Morgan, family of Dorothy Puschaver

In celebration of the one-year anniversary of The Springs, residents and staff gathered with their friends and family members for a night of mingling, music, and dancing. In its first year, The Springs has grown from three residents to about 60! And as the numbers have grown, so have the relationships – the residents and staff have truly become a family. The meaningful connections have been formed by supporting each other, encouraging one another, praying together, and, most importantly, having fun together while making lasting memories! 24

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Celebrating Fathers

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Linda Yau welcomes walk-ins.

Francine Danno and Bob Serra

Marianne Dabinett and Don Modrall

This Father’s Day, take a moment to show a special man in your life how much you care by treating him to a relaxing trip to the Shell Point Salon & Spa.

Fun Facts for Fathers:

• More than half of the men who reside at Shell Point have chosen one of the Shell Point Salons for barber services. Our team includes 10 professionals who are proficient at barbering techniques. • Each Monday from 8 a.m.t to 11 a.m. is known is “chemical-free Monday.” The Island Salon (only) will be free of odors from permanent waves, hair color, and hair spray



during this time. • 95% of Shell Point men who try a classic pedicure will schedule another one. • 98% of Shell Point men who try a therapeutic massage will schedule another one. • From haircuts and pedicures to massages and men’s facials, The Salon offers a wide array of services for men to enjoy.

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MEET LICENSED MASSAGE THERAPIST Robert was an electrical supervisor for 20 years when he felt led in a different direction. After much prayer, Robert and his wife, Marisol, made peace with the decision for him to pursue a career as a massage therapist. The last five years have been rewarding as Robert has found his niche working in a career that enables him to help others. Robert has a very refined, professional massage style. Hot towels and hot massage stones are incorporated into his technique. The heat helps to reach deep into the muscle to penetrate knots and relieve tightness. Robert is available at The Island Salon on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Saturdays.

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Dazzling Celebration of Shell Point’s




R adiant Volunteers

More than 400 Shell Point resident volun-

teers sparkled at the Volunteer Recognition

event created to honor their service to the community on April 2. The Woodlands Commons was transformed into a brilliant display of diamonds, orchids, and lighted blue accents complete with a menu boasting delicacies such as salmon lox, shrimp cocktail, gourmet cheeses, chocolate dipped strawberries, and much more. President Peter Dys, along with directors and managers, greeted and expressed gratitude to the volunteers who make this community shine with value. With more than 100,000 recorded volunteer hours for 2012, it is with true clarity that we realize our volunteers are a cut above the rest.

Betty and Walt McCollum, with Helen McDonald

National Volunteer Week From April 21 through 27, National Volunteer Week (established in 1974), focused national attention on the impact and power of volunteerism and service as an integral aspect of our civic leadership. To all of our Shell Point volunteers, thank you for all of the time, dedication, and commitment that you continually offer to make our community a better place to live and work!

Thank you! Joan Morgan, Joy Darnell, and Timothy Stephenson

Bob and Delores Serra, with Mary Moore


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Mildred Dotter, Melody Desilets, and Mae Cornish

Lynda Williams, Sylvia Raia, and Mary Wilcox

Donald and Joyce Brown Bud and Julie Smith

Vanderbilt Strings Trio provided classical music as a backdrop to the appetizer display.

Representatives from Resort Services and several other departments played host to the resident guests. Bill and Nancy Barsuhn

Marjorie Shepson and Ruth Riccitelli

Jean and Jim Hannan with Barbara and Han Snyder enjoying appetizers on The Woodlands patio. Shell Point Life | June 2013


Celebrate Father’s Day at the Crystal Room on Sunday, June 16

My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, “ You’re tearing up the grass.” “We’re not raising grass,” Dad would reply, “ We’re raising boys!” ~Harmon Killebrew, Baseball Hall of Fame

CELEBRATE FATHER’S DAY BY ENJOYING A WONDERFUL BRUNCH AT THE CRYSTAL Room on Sunday, June 16. Begin with the extensive salad bar before moving onto the assorted brunch items, such as eggs Benedict and breakfast pastries. The menu will include prime rib and roast pork at the carving station, fried shrimp, and steak Diane. Hot vegetables feature green beans and a vegetable medley. You may also choose to select baked salmon or the catch of the day, which is delicious as-is or try it served with Béarnaise sauce. The large dessert buffet will feature a chocolate overload station. The Crystal Room will be open from 10:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Father’s Day, and the price will be $17.50 per person. Please note: The Palm Grill will be CLOSED on Father’s Day.

A USO-Style Celebration

with Charly Raymond and the Apple Blossoms! Save the Date July is just around the corner, meaning it is time to mark your calendar for this year’s Fourth of July festivities. This USO-themed celebration welcomes the sounds of Charly Raymond and the Apple Blossoms as they transport you back to the time of the big bands, performing as trumpet player Harry James and the Andrews Sisters! The celebration begins at 2:00 p.m. in the Church Auditorium, where you will receive a complimentary piece of apple cobbler and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. By 2:30 p.m., our performers will take the stage to provide you with a patriotic show filled with memorable music that you will not want to miss!


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This is a free event for Shell Point residents, but complimentary tickets are required and can be picked up starting Monday, June 3, at either service desk. Guest tickets are available for $5 each.









Into a New Volunteer Role Today!


Here at Shell Point, countless opportunities abound to lead an active and productive lifestyle. Volunteering, or willingly undertaking a service, provides the volunteer with a sense of achievement and motivation. This summer, consider getting involved in a new volunteer opportunity. Whether you have volunteered in the past or are new to the experience, you are sure to find joy in giving your time to help enhance the community in which you live.


Resident volunteers from the Shell Point Orchid House provided a beautiful display of orchids for the annual Quilt Show.


If you prefer to get involved right here on campus, the Shell Point Gift Shop may have the perfect position for you. Items sold in the Gift Shop have been created or enhanced entirely by talented Shell Point residents. From selecting and processing new items from suppliers to cashing out purchased items, opportunities are available that have a low physical impact but high social reward. ■ GREETER AT THE ARBOR

■ BUTTERFLY GARDEN The natural butterfly garden, located near the Island Park, is manned entirely by volunteers. Boasting many species of butterflies, this garden was designed for the pleasure of observing them in their natural state, with beauty and freedom. The effort involved with this group contains physical elements along with a conscious planning process. You, too, could choose to “blossom” in this active volunteer group. ■ KNITTERS ANONYMOUS

This group operates with the heartfelt mission to provide knitted items for people who need it the most. From baby blankets to adult sweaters, this group spends countless hours knitting or crocheting for missions such as World Relief, Amnion Crisis Pregnancy Center, and the Native American Missionary

Services. Whether a novice or an expert, this social group with a spiritual mission could be exactly what you are looking for! ■ COMMUNITY THRIFT STORE

The name of the store says it all! The thrift store operates with the purpose of giving back to the senior community in Lee County. The social aspect of this store allows volunteers to connect with fellow residents and employees, and the community at large. Repeat customers confirm the store’s great prices, friendly and efficient volunteers, and secondhand treasures! The positions offered at the Community Thrift Store include sales, cashiering, pricing and sorting, repair and maintenance, and more. Training is provided.

MEDICAL CENTER Maintaining one’s wellness is an important part of life, and this volunteer position is a great way to encourage patients coming to see specialists and medical doctors at The Arbor. This volunteer position greets patients and ensures that they are checked in with their appropriate doctor. Volunteers may also provide additional support to The Arbor medical staff by answering phones or directing calls. Please consider allowing yourself to “bloom” this summer and challenge yourself in a way you may not have considered before. Your kindness and generosity of time will not go unnoticed. If you have an interest in any of the areas listed above, or would like to talk about volunteering in perhaps a different capacity, please contact Melody Desilets at 454-2290 or email at

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The Pavilion Auxiliary has a made a commitment to our friends and neighbors who make the Larsen Pavilion their home. The commitment is to provide 19 committees of personal, friendly, helpful service for 52 weeks a year! Though the Auxiliary is made up of 250 residents who serve on a regular basis, the numbers of available Auxiliary volunteers


drops in the summer as people travel to spend time with their friends and families.

Do you have some extra time this summer? If so, please consider joining the women and men who wear the blue jackets. There are opportunities on most committees, and every committee provides opportunities to interact with our fascinating and friendly residents of the Pavilion. The next required orientation will take place on Friday, June 28. To learn more about opportunities to make a difference this summer, call Teri Kollath at 454-2254. Shell Point Life | June 2013


Hurricane Awareness and Preparation Vital Information for Weather-Related Emergencies B










With the unpredictable nature of hurricanes, Floridians need to be prepared! Fortunately, if a hurricane threatens the community, Shell Point residents have the benefit of on-site safety in the hurricane shelter, located on The Island. And while the hope is that the shelter will not be needed, it is still vital to be prepared.

Resident Responsibilities While the staff of Shell Point is committed to maintaining its duties of caring for, serving, and satisfying the needs of each and every resident in the event of an evacuation, each resident must also take part in ensuring their safety by preparing well in advance.

Comfortable Seating Each resident should have a folding chair or a cot to use in the hurricane shelter. As long as the chair is no more than 27 inches wide, and is lightweight and portable, you can choose any chair that feels comfortable to you. In the event of an evacuation, chairs and cots will likely be brought to the shelter in advance. Proper identification attached to the chair will help the crew with set-up and also help you locate the





chair quickly when you reach the shelter.

Hurricane Shelter Kit The Shell Point hurricane plan indicates that resident hurricane kits are to be transported to the shelter in advance of an actual evacuation, if time and circumstances allow. Therefore, the kits must not include any perishable food, beverages, medications, or valuables. Kits should be assembled in a small, zippered tote bag labeled with your contact information. With the knowledge that water will not be available for bathing, consider packing the items listed at right.

Suggested Items for your hurricane kit: ■

Sanitary wipes

■ Disposable toothbrush / tooth wipes ■ Hand towel or wash cloth

Personal Medical Needs Plan to bring medications and oxygen supplies with you during evacuation. Portable oxygen tanks should be utilized during transportation to and from the shelter, and for time spent settling in to the shelter. Following set-up, emergency generators will be able to accommodate oxygen concentrators. The generator should also be able to accommodate residents who use CPAP machines. Emergency supplies of oxygen will be available in the event of a power or equipment failure.

The Shell Point hurricane shelter provides residents with safe shelter from the high winds and driving rains associated with hurricanes.

■ Three-day supply of dietary needs ■ Full one-liter water bottle ■ Change of clothes ■ Flashlight and batteries ■ Small pillow ■ Entertainment materials

Stock Up It is important to stock up your home prior to hurricane season. Be sure to have drinking water, non-perishable food, and a two-week supply of prescription medications. Considering the possibility of extended power outages, it is also recommended to have a battery-powered radio, a flashlight (not candles), and spare batteries. Residents requiring oxygen are encouraged to maintain a minimum three-day supply of oxygen in their apartments throughout the hurricane season to help compensate for any weather related shortages that may occur.

Plan for Success Remember, proper planning is essential for a safe and successful evacuation. As a general rule, all items intended for use in the shelter must be labeled with your name and court. Proper identification of all items will allow for an expedient and organized 30

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A Sample Shell Point Hurricane Kit Your hurricane kit should contain 2-3 days of essential items stored in a small tote bag labeled with your contact information.

tion and should have a photograph of the pet attached to the outside, including details of any particular characteristics of the pet, such as temperament, required medications, dietary needs, etc. Your pet should also be wearing a name tag and, if possible, have an identification chip installed under its skin.

Personal Automobiles During evacuation, all residents are asked to leave their vehicles in their designated parking spaces. Transportation will be provided to and from the shelter. It is, however, a good practice to fill your gas tank in the days leading up to a possible evacuation.

Helping Hands

set-up of the shelter. It will also ensure that all items are returned to their proper owners. After the storm passes, and once everyone is cleared to leave the shelter, you should take all medications, oxygen supplies, keys, flashlights, and your purse or wallet with you when you leave the shelter.

Required Items for the Pet Shelter: ■

Plastic or unbreakable food dish

Pet water bowl or a water “licker” dispenser

Pet food labeled with your name and your pet’s name

Leash and collar for walking dogs when weather and time allow ■

Litter for cats properly filled and sized for the carrier Up-to-date rabies inoculation certificate for review by shelter management ■

■ Necessary pet medications

For information on pet sheltering, please contact Pat Cunningham of Resident Support Services at 454-2299.

Please contact your court representative with any questions.

For Your Pet Do you have an evacuation plan for your four-legged friend? Shell Point pet owners have several options when it comes to caring for their pet during an evacuation. The first option is to arrange for off-site kenneling with a reputable kennel that is equipped to offer boarding services throughout the duration of a hurricane. The second option is to consider whether you have local friends or family members that may be willing to care for your pet. This would entail developing a plan to transport your pet well in advance of declining weather conditions. As a last resort you could shelter your pet in the Shell Point designated pet shelter. Please be aware this space is not air conditioned, it will be loud and quite warm and pets will be stacked in their crates to keep them safe. The pet area is separate from the space that is designated for residents and would be made available only to those pets that are registered as Shell Point pets. Pet owners will not be able to spend time with their pets during an evacuation. While some assistance may be available, you may be required to transport your pet to the shelter, so please plan accordingly. Detailed instructions will be provided in advance of a potential evacuation. All pets in the Shell Point shelter must be housed in a sturdy pet carrier sufficiently sized to allow the pet enough room to stand and turn around comfortably. The carrier must be labeled with your contact informa-

“This is the time of year when residents start calling me to ask if we need volunteers during hurricane season,” explained Teri Kollath, Academy and auxiliary manager. “The answer is simple – ask your court rep how you can lend a helping hand.” Help before the storm includes duties like assisting people in your court prepare their hurricane supplies. Help during the storm involves providing assistance in the shelter, sharing reading materials and games, and offering general assistance as needed. Some volunteers may also be needed to help clear the shelter after a storm. If you would like to lend a hand, please contact your court rep as soon as possible to let them know your availability.


Tuesday, June 11 • 10:15 a.m. Social Center/IS Be sure to attend the pet owner hurricane seminar so both you and your furry loved one remain safe in the event of severe weather. Rita Southern, director of assisted living and resident support services will answer questions related to the process of evacuating pets to the shelter, where pets will be housed, items needed for the pet shelter, the pros and cons of leaving a pet at home, and more. Dianne Morton, transportation and resource services manager, will also be on hand to answer transportation questions.

On The Air SPOT Performs Classic Radio Programs As the audience of nearly 400 residents entered the Church Auditorium, they were eager to find their seat; they knew that SPOT (Shell Point’s Own Theater) always puts on a great show. When program coordinator Suzanne Zavada took the stage to announce the show, she suggested that SPOT could also stand for “Successfully Providing an Outstanding Time!” And sure enough, the cast of 23 residents lived up to this new meaning as they entertained the audience with their witty and humorous performances! For its spring show, SPOT performed On The Air, a series of old-time favorite radio broadcasts from the 40s and 50s. The cast delivered five different broadcast clips,

starting with The Egg and I and concluding with The Jack Benny Show. The second broadcast clip, The Bickersons, left everyone grateful that John Ameche’s (Dick Uhleman of Nautilus) awful snoring problem was not their problem! The other memorable performances from the evening included Baby Snooks and Daddy and Fibber McGee and Molly. The onstage sounds by Phil Hilton (Lakewood) and the music by Glenna Irwin (Turban) Marian and Jim Davey (Parkwood) read a funny provided the perfect complement to the skit from the popular Fibber McGee and Molly wonderful acts! radio show from the early 1940s. From start to finish, it was an enjoyable evening! SPOT director Ruth Deuber that evening featuring younger than when (Periwinkle) appropriately declared that, they entered, as each of the acts was deliv“Laughter makes you younger.” If this is the ered with great talent that produced laughcase, then everyone in the audience left ter throughout the whole auditorium!

ADVISORY BOARDS Residents & Staff Join Forces to Enhance Programs at Shell Point Advisory Boards were created so that various aspects of resident life could be shared with residents who take a special interest in those areas. By bringing residents with these special interests together with staff who handle these areas, the Resident Life team is able to take a closer look at resource allocation, implementation, and evaluation of programs. 32

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Approximately 75 Shell Point Residents currently serve on advisory boards for areas of focus including: The Academy of Lifelong Learning, The Fine and Performing Arts Series, The Health Connection, LifeQuest, The Shell Point Marina, and Resort Services Programs. These resident groups discuss information at the advisory board meetings that

apply to their special interests. This is a wonderful opportunity for the staff who have management responsibilities in these areas to draw upon the experience and expertise of our accomplished residents. All residents who are interested in supporting the Resident Life team by serving on an advisory board are encouraged to contact Teri Kollath at 454-2254.

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hen we thinks of a saltwater pool we may have visions of an invigorating ocean swim, but saline pools actually have little in common with this briny environment. The salt levels in these pools are far below the salt concentration in ocean waters. Instead, salt acts as a continuous source of convertible chlorine.


Saltwater Science

Saltwater pool disinfection systems rely on chlorine to kill germs and neutralize contaminants in the water, like traditional chlorinebased systems. A unit containing two slightly charged titanium plates allows the salt to pass through them. Through electrolysis, the salt breaks down and reforms the water to form the hypochlorous acid responsible for disinfection in traditional chlorine based systems. Because the salt is dissolved in the pool water, there is a continuous and steady supply of chlorine flowing into the pool. Saltwater pools avoid the buildup of chloramines because the chlorine lev-


els replenish themselves constantly, thus minimizing the side effects of red itchy eyes, skin and lung irritations, and chlorine odors experienced when traditionally chlorinated pools are mismanaged. Resident Interest

“It was my hope that one day we would have a saline pool here at Shell Point,” shared June Hanson (Oakmont). “My doctor says that I should swim in the saltwater whenever possible. It is wonderful to have the pool coming here.” Some swimmers who suffer side effects from traditional chlorination systems adamantly tout the benefits of saltwater pools. “I do not swim in chlorinated pools generally because I break out in a rash if the chlorine level is too strong. The saline pool is a healthier choice for me.” explained Mary Ann Maguire (Turban). After taking a trip to the Naples YMCA to experience the saline pool, Lowell Schultz (Sundial) said, “The saline seems to be more neutral PH as far as the body is concerned. The water was not irritating to the eyes at all. Your skin felt nice getting out of the pool.” Bobbi Brown of Nautilus added, “I agree. And my skin felt silky. It didn’t have the residue or smell that is often left behind from chlorine, which can also leave my skin feeling dry and itchy.” Support the Salt

A need to update the two existing pools on The Island, near the Guest House and at the Health Club, has led to plans for a new Shell Point Aquatic Center (above).

To learn more about how you can help support the Aquatic Center and the future saline system, please call Timothy Stephenson, executive director of the Legacy Foundation, at 489-8485.

In the

Swim Informational Update Meeting About New Aquatic Center June 3 • 2:45 p.m. You are invited to hear the latest news about the future of the Shell Point Aquatic Center project. President Peter Dys will share information about the final cost, permitting process, and proposed timeframe. He will also discuss how close we are to achieving the goal of making this signature wellness amenity a reality. The Aquatic Center presentation will be held at 2:45 p.m. on Monday, June 3, in The Church Auditorium.

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THE POWER OF PRAYER Community Gathered in Recognition of National Day of Prayer On Thursday, May 2, The Village Church supported the National Day of Prayer with a community prayer service led by Senior Pastor Andy Hawkins. Throughout the program, several people from the community offered prayers for seven centers of influence: government, military, family, media, church, business, and education. Following welcoming remarks from Pastor Hawkins, Fred Henry (Coquina) opened the service by playing the Star Spangled Banner on his trumpet. Between the prayers, Resident Council Chairman Jerry Ingalls (Eagles Preserve) read a scripture lesson from Psalm 33:12-22, and The Village Church choir led the congregation in song. Following the meaningful program, Pastor Andy shared, “May the Lord bless us as a nation and keep us. May the Lord make his face to shine upon us and be gracious to us. May the Lord lift up his countenance upon us and give us peace. Go in the strength that God alone can provide.”

AVP of Marketing and Communications Lynn Schneider: “…We ask that you would raise up godly men and women who will work in the media to seek after justice and tell the truth. We ask that they may have wisdom, integrity, insight, and judgment in their work. May they be a voice for the powerless, a challenge to the powerful; and bringers of clarity to an uncertain and confused world…"



President Peter Dys: “…Recognizing the incredible accountability that leaders have to You, the master of all things, we ask, Lord, that their hearts might be submissive to Your guidance and direction… May we also remember that rather than blame those in leadership, may we take an earnest responsibility, based on the principles that You have given us through Scriptures, to elect those individuals and support those elements that are in keeping with Your Word…”

Peter Nanfelt (Eagles Preserve) “…We thank You for the churches in our community, the local expressions of Your body right here in Fort Myers. We pray that each of these congregations will be made up of people who reflect Your compassion and love, Your holiness and righteousness, your grace and mercy. May the pastors and lay leaders of these churches have a genuine heart for You and a desire to honor You, in spite of the sacrifices that may be involved…”

of human dignity for male and female, and the resistance against evil… And we pray, Father, that we might resolve ourselves to be firm to meet our obligations to those who have served, to those who have returned physically or mentally wounded, and to those who have lost limbs, lost vision, and lost mobility.”


Military Family Employee Chaplain, Don Steenhoek: “…Lord, it is our prayer that the sacrifices that have been made will be worthwhile in the restoration of freedom, the restoration


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Jim Davey (Parkwood) “…Heal the brokenness. Quiet the pain. Restore

shattered relationships. And turn us again to Your Word and remind us that we do not ever break the commandments, but we break ourselves when we disregard them. I pray, Father, that in our homes and in our families might shine forth the fruit of the spirit; that in our families we might model peace, love, joy, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control…”

Business Dick Armstrong (Oakmont): “…May the challenges of the marketplace be a tool in Your hands for building men and women of faith and strengthening your church. Lord, deliver us from fear and give us vision for what You want to accomplish, if only we will trust You more completely in everything…”

Education Academy and Auxiliary Manager Teri Kollath: “…We pray for all teachers and all others who support them in their important work. We pray that they will know you so that Your spirit is their guiding light… We pray that You will continue to give young people the courage to enter the profession and the passion for their subjects and the love for their students that will continue to change lives for the better...”

Christ’s Ambassadors Youth Choir Performing at The Village Church June 9 A youth choir, Christ’s Ambassadors, from New Hope Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale will be in concert on Sunday, June 9, at 6:15 p.m. at The Village Church. The choir was recently featured in an article in the National Journal of American Choral Directors Association. Christ’s Ambassadors, directed by Dr. John and Lisa Wilson, is comprised of 25 extremely talented teenagers who are anxious and excited to sing and share their love of Christ. Last year, the choir presented concerts in England and Portugal. They have also received the honor of being chosen for the past two years to sing at the famous Christmas Candlelight Service at Walt Disney World in Orlando. During the Sunday morning worship service at The Village Church, Christ's Ambassadors will share their ministry in song and will also combine their hearts and voices with The Village Church Choir as they sing

Last year, Christ’s Ambassadors Youth Choir, directed by Dr. John and Lisa Wilson, presented concerts in England and Portugal.

The June 9 program will include a dramatic Christian musical, “Bright New Wings,” complete with costumes and staging.

God’s praises together. Dr. John (organist) and Lisa (pianist) will also add their musical ministry to the expressions of praise. Their program will showcase a variety of sacred music from contemporary Christian to classical to spirituals – something to bring joy and blessing to everyone. Some of the songs included this year will be: In Christ Alone, How Deep the Father’s Love for

Us, Let All the People Praise Thee, Lord Most High, Worthy Is the Lamb, Every Time I Feel the Spirit, Hallelujah Chorus, and Battle Hymn of the Republic. The program will also feature a dramatic Christian musical, entitled Bright New Wings, complete with costumes and staging. In addition, there will be a handbell choir performing with the difficult four-in-hand technique. All are welcome and invited to attend this free concert.











Whether you are new to the Christian & Missionary Alliance or have been a part of the denomination for decades, this month’s Global Outreach meeting will bring you the most up-to-date news from Council. Every two years, the General Council, a gathering of Alliance leadership, ministers, international workers, and representatives from across the United States, meet to hear

what God is doing around the world and to make plans for the future. This year’s Council theme is “Be Light” and will take place in Tampa from June 11 through 16. Jerry Nanfelt’s (Eagles Preserve) report promises to be full of the inspirational stories and ongoing challenges, as well as news about the newly-elected Alliance president.

Jerry's enthusiasm is always contagious and you won’t want to miss her talk. Global Outreach will meet in the Hospitality Room of The Village Church at 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday, June 19. All are welcome and invited to come early for refreshments. Shell Point Life | June 2013


C&J’s Produce

Push Penny’s Imaginarium

Find Fresh Produce & Other Great Finds at

Shell Point Market Place The Shell Point Market Place takes your favorite products and conveniently brings them into your community! Each week, vendors from the Fort Myers area bring their products to the Administration Courtyard on The Island for the ease, convenience, and benefits of Shell Point residents. You can count on vendors like C&J Produce, Akamai Accents, and, our newest addition, Miss Sabrina’s, to join us on a weekly basis. Other vendors visit us throughout the month, bringing you more specialized products from Origami Owls, Miche Bags, Paradise Soaps, P&J Nuts, and The Bees Choice.

Weekly Vendors C&J Produce Get the freshest fruits and vegetables from Colleen and Jim each week at great prices. Miss Sabrina’s Look for this brand new vendor and try her homemade baked goods and breads. Akamai Accents From orchids to air plants to bromeliads, Akamai Accents brings it all to add a bright and beautiful plant to liven up your home or lanai. Throughout the month P&J’s Nuts R Us Fill up on all the delicious and nutritious nuts, edible seeds, and dried fruit you need for snacking or adding to recipes. Origami Owl If you are looking for a creative and unique gift, consider a living locket from Origami

Owl, which allows you to design a custom necklace for the special person in your life. Paradise Soaps This local vendor offers a variety of natural handmade soaps, lotions, lip balms, and bath salts to keep you moisturized and smelling great! The Bee’s Choice Sweeten up your life by adding some local honey. Available in a variety of sizes and flavors. Push Penny’s Imaginarium If one-of-a-kind jewelry is your forte, check out the handmade bracelets, earrings, and necklaces from this creative vendor. Miche Bags Stay in style with the fashionable and convenient interchangeable designs of this versatile handbag.

Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Akamai Accents

Miss Sabrina’s

The Bee’s Choice

P&J’s Nuts R Us

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