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May 2017 Vol. 12 Issue 5

INTERIOR DESIGN Explore Residences with Signature Style

Steering City Style

Transforming Metropolitan Home


By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established. –– Proverbs Proverbs 24:3 24:3

Make Yourself at Home When it comes to decorating with distinction, injecting a little personality can take an interior design from good to great. This issue contains a host of stories that delve into interior design, signature style, and the comfort of home.

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Some decorating traditions strictly adhere to a set of guidelines; others renounce rules in favor of flexibility. Meet several residents who used varied approaches to transform their Shell Point residences into home sweet home, beginning on page 6. Plus, the design team from Norris Home Furnishings recently styled a Woodlands model apartment to help prospective clients picture what it might look like to call Shell Point home. See page 4 to explore the new look.

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Home is where the heart is, and Shell Point residents feel right at home using their time and talents to benefit others. Last month, Shell Point recognized volunteers for the tremendous contribution of 115,000 service hours in 2016. Find photos from this “Heart and Soul” volunteer appreciation event on page 18.

Easy Summer Living

Shell Point Life is published monthly for the residents of Shell Point Retirement Community. Director of Marketing & Communications Lynn Schneider Editor Sarah Nadal Creative Director Rich Cerrina Senior Graphic Designer Wendy Iverson Graphic Designer Kathy Grove Contributors Debbie Brewer, Bev Chandley, Robyn Church, Morgan Clayman, Beth Crenshaw, Melody Desilets, Ann Erickson, Marilynn Fowler, Tom Frackenpohl, Janine Hammond, Andy Hawkins, Shirley Jackson, Teri Kollath, Ginny Miller-Plaza, McKenzie Millis, Dotty Morrison, Steve Morton, Don Pullen, Dora Robbins, Laura Slack, Michelle Tompkins, Susan Uhleman, Matt Whelan, Randy Woods Do you have story ideas or photos to share? Contact Editor Sarah Nadal by calling (239) 454-2055 or emailing sarahnadal@shellpoint.org Back Issues Available Online You can find the current issue as well as back issues of Shell Point Life magazine at www.shellpoint.org/shellpointlife.

Shell Point is designed to foster community, with engaging programs that bring people together and make new connections along the way. You’ll find plenty of opportunities for easy summer living in this issue.

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Resident Marcia Andrews guided national publication Metropolitan Home to success during her influential tenure as executive editor. Learn more on page 22. 2

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Building Momentum at The Springs Progress on the Springs expansion at the entrance to Shell Point is moving steadily forward as planned. “The project experienced a soft start due to a few permitting challenges, but these were quickly addressed. Construction is on track to meet our target dates,” said Bob Southern, Director of Project Development. Underground utility work has been underway for five weeks, installing new water lines, electrical systems, and fiber optic conduits. The old porte-cochere and original entrance have been removed, and a new, expanded entrance will replace this feature. The Springs front lobby has been walled off and is currently sustaining a complete remodel. Remaining construction areas have been filled, leveled, and compacted in preparation for future work. During the next few months, three foundational building pads will be established for the new residential wing as well as the memory care building. “DeAngelis Diamond has established a solid presence on the site. It is a pleasure to work with this design and construction team, which is comprised of top-notch professionals in their respective fields,” said Bob. “I am pleased to see the attention that is being given to ensure that the normal routines of our residents are affected as minimally as possible. Safety is of the utmost importance during this process.”

Shell Point partnered with Wegman Design Group to create a cohesive, contemporary design that embodies the casual and informal coastal lifestyle of Southwest Florida, with a nod toward classical architectural details for a timeless interior. “We set a goal for this project that centered around balancing comfort with stylish interiors,” said Lori Wegman, Principal of Wegman Design Group, ASID, IIDA. “To achieve this, we chose a color palette inspired by nearby tropical elements: turquoise, coral, and azure framed in white. Decorative lighting highlights entries and

access ways, and furnishings are stylish while also providing firm and comfortable seating.” Surface materials are primarily neutral, but rich in texture, including wood plank ceilings and floors at the entry and living room, coral stone-inspired tiles, and louvered shutters. White molding details frame the walls, and clean shiplap paneling adds timeless interest to the space without being too formal. The Springs’ modern, coastal design is expected to debut in late 2018.

A comprehensive renovation will transform the front entrance with classical architecture, rich wood and tile textures, and a tropical color palette.

White molding, decorative lighting, and neutral paint brighten the corridors.

A Fresh Look at Interior Design As part of this Springs expansion project, the assisted living residence is receiving a comprehensive renovation that amounts to far more than just a fresh coat of paint.

The dining room blends comfort and style.

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“One of Shell Point’s most attractive features is its proximity to area beaches and this helped inspire the interior design of our newest model in The Woodlands,” said Ronette Icso, vice president of sales and marketing. “We currently have five decorated models throughout the community, and all of them are lovely, but this one truly hit a high note,” she said. The three-bedroom executive model, located in the Oakmont building of The Woodlands at Shell Point, offers 2,141 square feet of air conditioned living area, plus a glass-enclosed balcony, which adds another 350 square feet of air conditioned space. Angela DiFranceisco, member of the sales and design team at Norris Furniture & Interiors in Fort Myers, decorated the model’s interior and coordinated all of the interior furnishings, fabrics, surface materials, and flooring, along with Norris’ model installation team. “We wanted to create a sophisticated, yet comfortable interior,” said Angela. “By using soft grey as the foundational color throughout the home with pale shades of blue, green, aqua, and turquoise as accents, we were able to create a color palette that mimics sea and shore.” The pale grey walls provide a backdrop to light, airy furnishings that utilize a variety of finishes and materials including rattan, sea grass, and bamboo. To keep the color palette from becoming too subdued, Angela used a variety of accent pieces and accessories combined with driftwood finishes to create a relaxed atmosphere for enjoying retirement in Shell Point’s coastal setting. 4

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“We wanted the interior design to complement the views of the natural surroundings of The Woodlands and the community’s proximity to both the Caloosahatchee River and the Gulf of Mexico,” she added. A baluster entryway creates a private entrance with a leaded glass door and double sidelights that open into the foyer. Oak floors in a wire-brushed finish run the full length of the residence and provide a warm golden tone as a foundation to the décor. A whitewashed bamboo mirror hangs over a glass and brushed-silver hall table while a seafoam green lamp, featuring a creamy white shade that is dotted with shell accents, serves as a focal point for the entry. Off the entry is a half-wall that provides a visual break between the foyer and an adjoining morning room. This casual dining space features a contemporary silver and frosted glass chandelier centered over a round wood table in a painted grey finish with four chairs, upholstered in a grey and pale green textured fabric. A large contemporary painting of a single white lotus blossom on a bright background of sapphire blue and teal green provides a vivid accent to the décor. White, three-inch plantation shutters set off the bay window overlooking the atrium courtyard and cove lighting enhances the overall

effect to create a light, bright room perfect for casual dining. The large kitchen opens off the morning room and provides plenty of room for cooking and entertaining. The pale white and grey granite countertops are an elegant contrast to the white kitchen cabinetry with raised paneled doors and brushed nickel hardware, and top-ofthe-line stainless steel appliances. A backsplash of brushed silver and crackled glass tiles creates a dramatic backdrop in the spacious kitchen. An open bar, running the full length of the kitchen provides room for several whitewashed wood barstools with woven rattan seats and can serve as a lunch counter as well as a divider between the casual and formal living areas. Adjacent to the kitchen is the formal dining area with a dark wood trestle table offering seating for six with upholstered chairs in grey linen accented by brushed


Ronette Icso, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, with Angela DiFranceisco, of Norris Furniture & Interiors.

silver nail head trim. An oversized lamp of tables add convenient storage. Two large sculptured gold metal sits on the end of the armchairs near the windows provide a quiet dramatic sideboard that features a charcoal place for reading. The master bathroom offers plenty of finish with silver nautical cleat handles. Once again, modern artwork in varying hues counter space with a raised vanity, double of sea foam green, teal and sapphire, with integrated sinks, an oval tub, glass enclosed walk-in shower, and plenty gold accents, creof storage in two spacious ates a dazzling pop walk-in closets. of color. Overhead, The guest room of the a contemporary three-bedroom model has chandelier combeen decorated to provide a bines natural capiz peaceful retreat for visitors shells with round and dials up the color palcrystals in a silver ette just a notch to include metal frame of conaqua, turquoise, coral, and centric circles. The glass enclosure adds visual impact The living area to the room with a wall of floor-to-ceiling green accent colors. The guest suite includes a spais dressed with a windows that bring in the tropical outcious queen-sized bed with curved overstuffed doors and flood the unit with light. upholstered insets in the sofa upholstered in grey fabric angled next to a large stone headboard and footboard, dusty blue glass cocktail table with curved iron legs in a lamps with white barpewter finish and topped by large sculptured rel shades, and dark grey nautilus shell. A wool and silk area rug in raised-panel bedside pale blue anchors the conversation area chests. The room is conand, nearby, two grey and white club chairs nected to a guest bath with glassed-in shower, are settled next to a scalloped accent table. The same tone of pale aqua is used in granite vanity, and white the master bedroom for a touch of glam- cabinets. The third bedroom our. The king-sized bed has a grey shiplap headboard and footboard and the mono- of the model has been chromatic linens are a combination of pale decorated as a den to problue tones. A matching dresser and side vide prospective residents

with the option of using the room as a home office or study. A spacious closet and convenient desk give this room the ability to serve many functions. The fold-out sofa can easily convert this room into another guest room. Additional features in the unit include a full-size laundry room with white raisedpanel storage cabinets, 18-inch tile floor, and a roomy work counter next to the washer and dryer. “The staff of the sales department has been showing the model to prospective residents and I believe the design of the floor plan and the custom interior furnishings have really helped our customers to visualize living here,” said Ronette. “We are extremely pleased with the way the interior turned out,” she added. “The designer did a wonderful job of capturing the spirit and attitude of the Shell Point lifestyle.”

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Close your eyes for 10 seconds and picture your ideal living space, a home that fits your lifestyle perfectly.

What did you see? Vivid colors mixed with complementary patterns? Wicker and rattan tables, or dark, lacquered wood? Rustic, coastal, modern, or traditional? What about collections, artwork, and family heirlooms? Whatever you visualized, it likely felt comfortable and welcoming. In the spirit of exploring the art of home decorating, Shell Point Life toured four lovely resident homes that perfectly encapsulate their owners’ personal style. Although the floor plan and interior design of each residence varies greatly, all offer a spark of inspiration. Continued on next page

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Modern Character Functionality Meets Maximum Style

Less really can be more, and Patty Day (Cameo) and her husband Steve know firsthand how an apartment can be more than the sum of its square footage. Thanks to Patty’s passion for design and Steve’s supportive handiwork, the couple’s deluxe studio of two years is home to an impressive array of furniture, artwork, and lighting. “If I had to choose one word to describe our style, ‘eclectic’ seems just right,” said Patty. “Otherwise, ‘out of the box’ sums up my inclination toward repurposing furniture, mixing modern and vintage pieces, and using abstract art to cover the walls.” A combination of intuition and practicality guided Patty to acquire a mix of contemporary, versatile furniture. “Whenever I buy new pieces, I always select furniture that could fit anywhere,” explained Patty. “I can make a bedroom into a bathroom by working with what’s on hand – and I have. Almost all of our current living room furniture originated from other rooms.” Other stylish touches include original artwork by Patty, constructed with help from her husband. “Steve photographs and builds the pieces I dream up,” said Patty. “I especially love how his work turned out on our modern wall clock. It was inspired by the face of a Movado watch.”

Mongolian artifacts and an heirloom Tiffany’s lamp add history to this modern home.

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Family artwork also has an established presence in the Day residence. Mixed media canvases created by their talented granddaughter hang in nearly every room. One especially meaningful piece is a framed composition that preserves the family’s heirloom christening dress from the 1890s. Not far away, an iridescent lamp provides light from its perch on a hallway table. “The lamp was originally a vase from Tiffany’s, purchased by my greatgrandmother. When my grandmother inherited it, she decided she wanted a lamp – so that’s what it became,” laughed Patty. According to Patty’s design sensibilities, lighting is the jewel of any room. “I am obsessed with chandeliers,” gushed Patty. “I’ve put them in closets, bathrooms, and just about anywhere else you could imagine.” “And it works!” added Steve. “In our Cameo apartment, matching fixtures hang above the kitchen sink and dining room table.” Where did Patty pick up her playful style and inspiring resourcefulness? “I follow the work of accomplished designers, and pick up what I can,” said Patty. “They say that every house has to have ‘a touch of black, a pop of red, and every room should have some whimsy.’ And don’t forget to throw out the rules!”


Bart and Phyllis Sharp (left) use bold, abstract art and statuesque pieces to create conversation while entertaining.

Shore to Sky

Coastal Comforts Designed to Entertain Consummate hosts Bart and Phyllis Sharp (Lakewood) feel right at home in their two-bedroom executive apartment, and hope that others will too. Capitalizing on a corner floor plan with striking nature views, the couple fashioned a welcoming space that is perfectly suited for entertaining friends and family. Longtime Naples residents, the Sharps chose their Woodlands apartment for its size and copious windows, which illuminate the great room. “Our home is bright and filled with natural light. As a result, we have minimal recessed lighting and only use a few lamps as needed,” said Phyllis. Beautiful vistas include Florida mangroves, the sparkling Caloosahatchee, and downtown Fort Myers, Sanibel, and Cape Coral. “By enclosing the patio as a sitting area, we can keep an eye on the storms coming in, or watch the sunset light reflect off the clouds from our cozy recliners,” she added. Moody blue paint graces nearly every

wall, bringing a touch of seaside indoors and unifying the otherwise sprawling floor plan. “A decorator helped me approach the design process by finding a contemporary floor rug, and then suggested that particular color to make the room pop,” said Phyllis. “The shade falls somewhere between green and blue, depending on the lighting and what you hold up against it,” explained Phyllis, demonstrating the color shift with a blue-green afghan. “I’ve recommended it to many friends, and they have fallen in love with it too!” Rich wood flooring and taupe accessories complement the sculptures and paintings that Phyllis has positioned into casually tailored clusters. “We don’t have many knick-knacks, except those that serve as conversation pieces. The panther statue usually attracts some attention,” said Phyllis. “Our goal for the décor in this apartment was to create a comfortable atmosphere suitable for entertaining. It is ‘lived in,’ and we love that.” Continued on next page

The perfect vantage for sunsets and wildlife, this Woodlands residence provides sweeping nature views. Shell Point Life | May 2017

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Asian Influence Estuary Home Serves as Backdrop for Collection

Bob and Sandra Pellegrino (The Estuary) know how to make a home their own. Since moving into their Sanibel villa in The Estuary, these world travelers turned their residence into a showcase of impressive artwork and antique pieces, using Asian décor influences such as prominent statement art, carefully sourced wood, and natural lighting. The rest is history! The Pellegrino’s love of all things Asian first took root in the 1980s when Sandra received an heirloom dresser, intricately carved from dark wood. “My father, a ship captain who sailed many voyages to the East, gifted the piece to my mother. Upon inheriting it, I realized my affinity for that type of decorating,” shared Sandra. While browsing a catalogue of home decorations, Bob and Sandra had an epiphany. “We realized that we could buy an American-made piece that we liked, or we could just travel to Hong Kong and purchase authentic furniture that we loved,” said Bob. “Not long after, we boarded a plane and solidified our lifelong love affair with Asian décor.” Today, the couple’s residence is filled with Asian artwork and one-of-a-kind antiques collected over decades – from the Kyoto wedding garment mounted near the television to a general’s campaign chair from China. “We searched for items that spoke to us and provided inspiration. Each one has a fascinating story,” explained Sandra. For example, an unassuming living room bench might seem overshadowed by the colorful art that covers the wall above

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it. However, its polished wood holds a secret. “Few people realize that this bench is at least 150 years old, and yet, it feels smooth to touch,” said Bob. “The bench is crafted from huanghuali, an extinct type of rosewood tree. Today, it is considered one of the world’s rarest and most desirable woods – a ‘benchmark,’ you might say.” Sandra’s favorite piece, a 400-pound jade sculpture of a phoenix, rests on a wooden base near the entryway. Mounted just above it, a curio cabinet displays artfully crafted antique ivory; at least one carving is more than 200 years old. The Pellegrinos display their collection with natural light, another element of Asian-inspired interiors. “We avoided window covers by choice, because it allows us to take maximum advantage of the natural light,” shared Sandra. “We wanted to bring the outdoors into our home.” Their advice to others who would like to start a collection? “Follow your heart, and find what makes you happy,” said Sandra.

Bob and Sandra Pellegrino’s home showcases Asian antiques and artwork. Above, L-R: rich wood carvings, a jade phoenix sculpture, and inlaid wood artifact.

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In Colorful Terms

Smart Choices Transform Interior Some people balk at decorating with color, favoring the safety of neutral palettes – but not Dolores Serra. When Dolores and her husband Bob moved into The Springs last year, she embraced the opportunity to infuse their apartment with patterns, paint, and accent furniture. Her lively approach hinged on the selection of an eye-catching teal hue to guide the color palette in her living room. “When it comes to color, my advice is to be wild! Our apartment looks completely different than the way I decorated our homes before, and that is exactly what I wanted,” said Dolores. Dolores chose a rich pattern for the armchair and throw pillows, which complements the cheerful sofa color without competing. “Framed art echoes the blue-green shade and brightens the space,” she added. “While I did incorporate some dark wood furniture, like my favorite writing desk,

silver and white decorative accessories balance the resulting look.” When selecting which items to bring from their previous residence on The Island, Dolores made deliberate choices to fit the available space. “I started by thinking about what we liked. Today, everything with a place in our home has significance, from a shelf with my grandmother’s German Hummel figurines to a hanging display of Bob’s military medals,” shared Dolores. In the master bedroom, a set of portraits represents the Serras’ seven children. “These paintings have hung above the bed in every home we ever lived in since 1964. My Army career meant many

The Serras create space to display meaningful collections like those above.

moves – 28 houses in all – but that always remained the same,” said Bob. When the construction of The Springs’ 27-unit assisted living expansion is complete, the paintings will once again follow the Serras to another home in the new wing. “We are excited to have covered parking for our car, and a spot to charge our golf cart,” said Bob. “I’m excited to move our ‘house of memories’ to the addition, and add a splash of color,” smiled Dolores.

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Mother’s Day Brunch

Delicious Dining Options on Sunday, May 14

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Celebrate this meaningful holiday with the Banyan Grille’s Mother Day brunch buffet. A custom menu will offer gourmet entrées, delicious sides, and mouthwatering dessert. The buffet meal costs $21.95, plus gratuity. Reservations are required in advance, by calling (239) 225-2900.

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Monday-Friday excursions Reservation line: (239) 454-2136 Set sail aboard Suzy Q V, Shell Point’s own pontoon boat, with special summer voyages that take place Monday through Friday. For reservations or more information, please call (239) 454-2136 between 9 a.m. and noon. All destinations are listed online at http://www.shellpoint.net/transportation/ suzyq.html.

The Shell Point Gift Shop

Hours: Monday-Saturday • 10a-12p The Gift Shop, located on The Island, has changed its hours for the summer. Stop in Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon and shop resident-made items such as jewelry, woodwork, children’s items, books, cards, and more.

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Coffee with A Neighbor Russ Kraay (Oakmont) will share his passion for photography, technology, and travel by presenting a PowerPoint from his recent cruise to Cuba with Shell Point neighbors. Join him for Three Cities in Cuba (CWN01).

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offer a wonderful opportunity to share with others what you are writing on your own. This is done in an environment of support, inspiration, and encouragement, with the guidance of Lucille Peterson (Lakewood) and Marty Gibson (Arbor). Bonnie Palmquist (Coquina) will share a film set in Victorian times, which poses a question relevant to today: Can you give up a dream to pursue your true calling? Join her for this beautiful and inspiring film, Many

Beautiful Things: The Life and Vision of Lilias Trotter (FLL06), and the facilitated discussion that will follow. Columnist Dan Warner (Turban) knows how to get a story out of you! In his four-session writing class, Dan will help you hone in on your story. Join him for Obituaries, and Other Great Stories: Write Your Own (FLL08)! Continued on next page

For the Love of Learning Lunch Conversation in French (FLL01) will be facilitated by Susan Schmitt (Lakewood) for those who want to keep their language skills current by partaking of this monthly opportunity to dine together while speaking only in French. Sharing Your Memoirs (FLL02) will Russ Kraay will share a colorful tour of Cuba during his Three Cities in Cuba presentation.

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Explore faith with Rev. Andy Hawkins with I’ve Been Wondering (FLL05).

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Rev. Andrew Hawkins, Ph.D., will provide this summertime opportunity to explore dimensions of faith that are both challenging and insightful in I’ve Been Wondering (FLL05). Take the time to find and submit any questions to him in advance at the Village Church; Pastor Andy will answer questions during class. History Professor Adrian Kerr will begin the semester with The Mongols: Their Impact on Today’s World (FLL03), by tracing the more than 1,000-year history of the Mongol people. Topics range from the Mongols’ origins during the Hun invasion of Europe through to the great Mughal (Mongol) empire in India. Professor Kerr will also present Cambodia: Its History and Culture, Session One (FLL04) and Session Two (FLL07). Explore the origins of this country from Stone Age times to the founding of the magnificent Khmer Empire and its capital at Angkor – a true ancient wonder, considered the world’s largest and best-preserved temple complex. Professor Kerr will move on to Rome: The History of Its Rise and Fall, Session One (FLL09) and Session Two (FLL10), which is a five-session course. Kerr will examine the history of Rome from the Etruscans, Greeks, and pre-Roman Italy through to the fall of Constantinople, closing with the reasons behind its decline and fall. 14

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Professor Adrian Kerr will present The Mongols: Their Impact on Today’s World (FLL03), by tracing this people’s 1,000-year history. Modern day Mongolians live in yurts, grow grain crops, and shepherd goats, sheep, cattle, horses, and camels.

Legacy Seminar The Legacy Foundation seminar for May will be Secrets Unlocked – Six Keys to More Successful Investing (LS01) led by Paul Weinstein, CFP, and Nadine Wilkes, CFP. This duo will arrive from Weinstein Wilkes Financial Group, an independent firm of Raymond James Financial Services Inc.

Academy On the Go Bev Chandley, the off-site program coordinator, will take you on an overnight

trip during the first week of the semester, before spring turns into blazing summer. Tour the Vinoy Park Renaissance Hotel, the Henry B. Plant Museum, and a boating lunch outing during the Academy on the Go’s Overnight Adventure Full of History (OTG01). If you missed the early registration information in your Shell Point mailbox, there may still be time to get in on the fun. Don’t wait to register! A second educational field trip in May will travel to the beautiful Marie Selby Gardens. Not only will you have the opportunity to tour the gardens, but there will also be an exhibit that pays tribute to


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artist Marc Chagall in the Selby mansion and the conservatory. Be sure to sign up for this Academy on The Go trip to the Marie Selby Gardens and A Living Museum with Marc Chagall Exhibit (OTG02).

Technology Once again, generous and talented residents with technology expertise will be spending time on a regular basis to solve individual problems and answer questions. The Walk-In Computer Clinics (TC01) will be offered every weekday morning in the Woodlands Resident Computer Center by Paul Neighbors (Rosemont), Floyd Jamison (Parkwood), Al Kaplan (Oakmont), Jim Plummer (Parkwood), Betty Nordin (The Springs), and Dean Traxler (Rosemont). Penny Modrich (Nautilus) and a number of volunteers will offer an Apple iPad, iPhone/MAC Walk-In Clinic (TC02) every Saturday this semester. Al Kaplan (Oakmont) will help organize computer files as well as organize hard copy files in the file cabinet during his computer class, Organize Your Files and Start Shredding (CC01). By learning how to use the tools available on your computer, you can easily find a document, spreadsheet, or photo. Penny Modrich teaches several iPad

classes this month. First will be an incredibly helpful class for those who are considering a new technology – Apple iPad: Why Do I Need One? Will It Replace My PC? (T3-01) You will actually try the tablet, to gain a firsthand look at what it can do for you! Apple iPad: What Are the Basics? (T3-02) will follow to help get you started once you have become an Apple iPad user. Next, Penny will teach the all-important apps, exploring many of the more than 1,200,000 different apps that are available from Apple during Apple iPad: APPS! APPS! APPS! (T3-04) Bob Jakubiec (Lucina) will continue to offer opportunities to progress through the basics of your iPad with his three-session Basic iPad 3 (T3-03) course, which will be followed by his two-session course, Basic iPad 4 (T3-06).

Don’t Be Late to Class! Please see your Academy brochure to confirm the date, time, and location for each summer semester presentation. Recently delivered to resident mailboxes, the brochure also contains information about any fees and registration requirements. It is also available online at www. shellpoint.net.

Be sure to also review the Weekly Reminder and daily show on SPTV prior to each class you register for, to be certain there has been no change of venue due to expected renovations in the Woodlands Commons building this summer. Registration takes place at either service desk. Please call Teri Kollath with any questions at (239)454-2254; otherwise, see you in class!

SUMMER CONSTRUCTION Be sure to review the Weekly Reminder and SPTV prior to each class you register for to be certain there has been no change of venue due to expected renovations in the Woodlands Commons building this summer.

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When Mitzi King (Junonia) arrived at Shell Point in 2010, she couldn’t believe the sheer amount of resort-style programs and activities to choose from on a regular basis. Like many new residents who are just settling in, Mitzi was determined to get involved and experience everything right away. “There is just so much to do and explore here!” shared Mitzi. Mitzi went searching for opportunities and jumped right into daily life, scouting out lifestyle amenities and quickly connecting with the Pottery Studio on The Island. “I wanted to meet new people and to try my hand at something I always thought was interesting,” shared Mitzi. “I wasn’t great at it, but it was fun and the people are nice. There is outrageous talent in the Pottery Studio.” When packing for her midrise apartment, Mitzi brought along a treadmill that she often used from the comfort of her previous home. Mitzi soon realized that walking indoors on a treadmill wasn’t very fulfilling when she could walk outside, exploring her new surroundings and enjoying the beautiful sights of the Island. “I wanted to be outdoors! It is refreshing, and I see a good number of people out and about, which is great,” said Mitzi. Most days, you can spot Mitzi walking a circuit around The Island at 5:30 a.m. Many of Shell Point’s active residents take advantage of the community’s landscaped walking paths. Not only is the view incredible, but the trails also provide residents with the peace of mind that comes from knowing they live in a safe environment

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– day and night. Plus, being outdoors impacts the physical, environmental, emotional, and even spiritual dimensions of wellness. One of Mitzi’s wellness goals involved adding fitness classes to her walking routine. She started taking a Pilates class on The Island every Monday and Wednesday afternoon. Pilates is a low-impact form of exercise which blends core strengthening with smooth lengthening and balance exercises designed to improve physical strength, flexibility, and posture, and enhance mental awareness. Mitzi has continued to attend faithfully for the past six years, rarely missing a class. “I enjoy Pilates because it enables me to stay limber and flexible. It feels good knowing I’m accomplishing something,” said Mitzi. She also stays active by volunteering twice weekly at the Community Thrift Store. She has volunteered at the store since it opened nearly six years ago! Although Mitzi doesn’t have a retail background, she enjoys sorting through donated clothing that is later put out for sale. “I like being there. It’s fun to go through the donations,” shared Mitzi. Although Mitzi embraces her own wellness in many ways, her personal pursuit of wellness is keeping an active mind, body, and the ability to laugh and enjoy the company of good friends and family. Mitzi believes wellness is about contentment, and having the comfort and peace of mind that the Shell Point lifestyle promotes. And that is what LifeQuest is all about!


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you. When you schedule your calendar for May, pay special attention to each dimension of wellness as you seek to balance your whole-body approach to daily life. After all, monthly programs are carefully planned and organized just for you, to supply a steady stream of physical, emotional, spiritual, educational, natural environment, and community and social opportunities for enrichment.

Whether you would like to increase your brain’s fitness with Brain Boot Camp, make healthy nutritional changes with Put Your Best Fork Forward, or soak up nature aboard the Sweet Liberty sunset cruise, there’s something for everyone during the month of May. Find the complete listing of LifeQuest Happenings and details on page 26. Stay well!

LifeQuest Discussion Group: E M O T I O N A L D I M E N S I O N

Maintaining Strength in the Face of Adversity Hosted by Janine Hammond, Case Manager Saturday, May 27 | 10:00 a.m. | Grand Cypress Room/WDL Everyone experiences hard times in life that test one’s resilience. The question isn’t “if” a challenging situation will arise, it’s “when.” So, how do you maintain your emotional strength during these difficult times to help navigate through?

There are skills you can work on, questions you can ask yourself, and decisions you can make that would help. Join Janine for this discussion group to hear ideas and suggestions from experts on this topic.

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The John Reece Project band provided entertainment.

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Celebrating the Heart & Soul

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On March 23, hundreds of Shell Point residents gathered at The Village Church for the 2017 Volunteer Appreciation Event. This annual evening serves to celebrate, recognize, and thank the more than 1,000 resident volunteers who donate their time to Shell Point. COO Scott Moore and Resort Services Manager Beth Crenshaw emceed the event and acknowledged many significant accomplishments of volunteer groups during the previous year. In 2016, resident volunteers graciously served 115,000 hours for the benefit and care of their fellow residents and their community. That number signifies some serious “Heart and Soul,” which was the theme for this year’s celebration. During the event, volunteers were treated to the soulful sounds of The John Reece Project band. Musical notes and heart-shaped décor adorned the Village Church for the celebration. An appetizer and dessert buffet from the Crystal Dining Room delighted the taste buds. On the big screens, a slideshow showing community volunteerism in action paid tribute to the idea that volunteers truly are the “heart and soul” of Shell Point. 18

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Rick and Bobbi Rochat with President Martin Schappell.


Thank You, Volunteers!

Mildred Dotter, Carole Ashley, and Doris Kreis

Ruth Rodgers

Mary Lachat and Kathy Rowe

Bev and Don Schubel

We Appreciate You!

Terry and Karen Hall

Barbara Milligan and Jeanne Allison

Arlene McMullen and Bill Daly

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Safe and Sound While You’re Away Don’t Forget a Comings and Goings Form Are you traveling away from Shell Point during the coming summer months? Notify Shell Point staff to keep your home safe and sound during your absence by completing a Comings and Goings form before leaving. This form helps Shell Point staff know when to keep an eye on your home when you are away from the community for an extended period – whether it is three days or three months. The Comings and Goings form details how long you plan to be gone, provides alternate phone or email contact information, and notes whether you wish to have your monthly statement forwarded to another address. In addition, you can choose to continue having your home cleaned while you are away, and residents on the Morning Assurance program

should place this service on hold. Shell Point staff works to assure the safety and security of your home and its contents, making periodic checks of the unit to monitor for leaks from rain, faulty plumbing, or other major issues, and to ensure that windows and doors remain closed and locked. If you plan to be away for three weeks or

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more, staff will turn off the water and adjust the air conditioning to 76 degrees to control humidity. Power also will be turned off to all appliances, except the refrigerator. Everything is turned on, of course, prior to your return. Any time a staff member enters your home, whether for maintenance or housekeeping, they will leave written notification on the kitchen counter, indicating the date they made the check. Comings and Goings forms are available online at shellpoint. net/comingsandgoings.html, at either service desk, or through your court representative. Completed forms may be submitted online, through the service desk, or at the Island and Woodlands security gates. Please provide advance notice of 24-48 business hours. For questions, contact the Call Center by calling (239) 454-2190.

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Six Keys to More Successful Investing Hear from experienced advisors, who will “unlock” some advice that may affect you today and in the future. Weinstein and Wilkes will also offer “keys” for more successful investing. TOPICS OF DISCUSSION WILL INCLUDE: • Long-term compounding can help your assets grow. • Endure short-term pain for short term gain. • Spread your wealth through asset allocation. • Consider liquidity in your investment choices. • Dollar cost averaging: invest consistently and often. • Buy and hold, don’t buy and forget. Presented by Paul Weinstein, CFP, and Nadine Wilkes, CFP, from Weinstein Wilkes Financial Group, an independent firm of Raymond James Financial Services Inc.

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Tuesday, May 9 10:15 a.m. Social Center/IS Sign-up required; contact either service desk.


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Plan for Success Save and refer to the 2017 Hurricane Preparation Guide, recently delivered to resident mailboxes, for an in-depth review of Shell Point’s hurricane plan, emergency numbers, resident responsibilities, a list of hurricane shelter kit supplies, volunteer opportunities, and pet planning options. Or, find a copy of this guide online at www.shellpoint.net/hurricane.php.

Pet Owner Hurricane Seminar

Wednesday, May 31 • 10 a.m. Social Center/IS Shell Point pet owners are encouraged to plan ahead for their pet’s care during an evacuation. Mark your calendar for this seminar, presented by Rita Southern, director of Assisted Living and Resident Support Services. Explore the options that are available in the event of an evacuation, learn about the logistics and timing of finding local pet care, review the requirements for Shell Point’s pet shelter, and note the necessary pet supplies for sheltered animals.

2017 Resident Hurricane Seminar

Thursday, June 1 • 10:15 a.m. The Village Church/IS Become familiar with Shell Point’s hurricane plan. Attend the 2017 Resident Hurricane Seminar to learn important details about this year’s sheltering plan from the Shell Point hurricane coordinator, Shell Point management staff, and a consulting meteorologist. Not only will you leave with in-depth information about storm preparation, shelter locations, resident responsibilities, resident shelter kits, and more, you will also have the opportunity to pose questions to the panel of speakers. If you cannot attend or would like to review the information, a DVD copy of the presentation will be available at the main resident library on The Island, or online at www. shellpoint.net. Shell Point Life | May 2017

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Resident Profile: Marcia Andrews

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Meet Marcia Andrews (Turban), an adventurous storyteller who built her career around style. Marcia’s lengthy career in writing culminated with the position of executive editor at the nationally known publication, Metropolitan Home. During her time with that magazine, Marcia served as an influential leader who crafted stories that shaped the modern landscape for a growing audience. 22

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A precursor to Metropolitan Home, Apartment Life targeted 1970s city dwellers, encapsulating the culture and fashion of that time. Under Marcia’s direction, the rebranded Metropolitan Home magazine found its new niche doling out design ideas and resources to hip, urban baby boomers.

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arcia graduated from the University of Iowa in the mid60s, with a degree in journalism. She quickly put her studies to good use by securing the job of in-house writer at leading media and marketing company, Meredith Corporation. At the start of Marcia’s employment, Meredith’s influence reached well over 100 million readers through monthly magazines, radio, and television. Today, Meredith is still a household name, well-known for its flagship magazine, Better Homes & Gardens. Her assignment to create the internal employee publication gave Marcia a grand entrance into the industry, allowing her to experience multiple facets of the company’s reach. This media maven immersed herself in the culture of Meredith from her home base in Des Moines, Iowa. “A mother of

two small children, I felt fortunate to have a wonderful support system of family and friends to help me balance my home and career obligations,” said Marcia.

New Chapter The scope of Marcia’s writing broadened to include radio, television, and print partnerships. She began creating content for Apartment Life, which was distributed as one of the many special interest publications under the Better Homes and Gardens brand. “The magazine targeted a young audience living in the 1970s by focusing primarily on urban lifestyles,” said Marcia. Apartment Life resonated with its audience and the publication’s readership increased. Then, the magazine’s demographic refocused near the end of the decade. An editor’s letter best described the

shift, saying, “The magazine saw its readers become militantly anti-institution and anti-war … saw them never trust anyone over thirty only to wake up one day over thirty themselves.” Marcia played a key role in adjusting and adapting the strategy of Apartment Life to its changing audience. In 1981, the magazine rebranded itself as Metropolitan Home. Marcia moved into the position of managing editor and spent a decade transforming the publication – including going digital. She also handled significant personal changes during this time. “By the mid1990s, my children had grown and it was time to embrace a whole new start after many years at the headquarters in Iowa,” said Marcia. “I made the leap from the Continued on next page Shell Point Life | May 2017

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Midwest to New York City. It turned out to be a wonderful experience.”

Leading Lady Following her move to the Big Apple, Marcia took the helm of Metropolitan Home as its executive editor. She wielded great influence over the publication’s editorial direction. Her goal? To ensure the magazine resonated with its readers’ everyday life. “Our audience was composed of progressive, creative, up-and-coming people under 50, with two incomes during their formative years. These ‘real’ people and home-based business owners wanted to make the most of their resources with flair,” continued Marcia. “So, we were real and connected.” With this approach, the magazine met with great success. “We gave Architectural Digest a run for its money. They focused more on status, lineage, connections, power, and money.” said Marcia. “Metropolitan Home was different. It was about living in a relaxed way. I’m proud of what we stood for, and of our quality work.” Marcia also loved working with the in-house talent to bring good stories to life. “I would say, ‘Tell me about what this place feels like. Paint a picture for us. What is it like to go down to the market and get the fresh fruits and vegetables? How is the table set? Where did you find this antique spool drawer that now decorates the room?’ I wanted to feel like I was there,” explained Marcia. She found mentoring others to be one of the most rewarding aspects of her career. “Just as I had risen through the ranks, I enjoyed helping others succeed. I taught them how to defeat writers’ block and turn their stories in on time,” recalled Marcia. “One of my interns, Charla, went on to become the editor of In Style magazine. Another ended up as the editorial director of Hearst’s design group, where he currently works on publications like Elle Décor.”

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lines to ensure that Metropolitan Home depicted the most current consumer models in its photo spreads. She attended consumer electronics shows and worked with public relations departments at Sony, RCA, Bang & Olufsen, and more to procure props for the magazine. This responsibility connected Marcia with her future husband, David Tompkins. “I kept calling RCA, asking when they would release a flat television, and was continually referred to Dave,” explained Marcia. “However, we took real notice of each other during an RCA product event in California. “Dave rented hot air balloons for attendees to ride in the early morning. Our small group had a hoot! We semi-crash landed with a lot of laughter.” The fun-loving couple married in 1989, and Marcia soon followed her husband’s career to Wilmington, Delaware. “From there, I worked on a variety of Meredith initiatives, as well as contract projects for other companies, including editing medical textbooks,” she said.

Living the Island Life Upon retirement, the couple set out to see the world. “We’ve always been adventurous people. Dave liked scuba and I like sailing, so we traveled to the Caribbean and explored some of the most beautiful waters on earth,” shared Marcia. The island lifestyle appealed to the duo, who settled on North Captiva Island for many years. In 2014, they relocated to The Island at Shell Point, where Marcia enjoys nature views from her midrise apartment. “I can look out the window and see dolphins and manatees in the mangroves. I love that it is wild,” said Marcia. Today, Marcia can be found pursuing her passion for music, politics, gardening, flight, and more. “I am excited about cultivating an herb garden, and recently volunteered as a secretary for the Democratic Club here. The Aviation Club also interests me, because I learned to fly in Iowa,” said Marcia. “I find myself growing, learning, gaining insight each day. There are plenty of adventurous people here, and it’s fun to make new friends.”

Retirement has afforded Marcia the opportunity to explore new passions, from sailing to gardening – and everything in between.


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Purchase tickets by calling the box office at (239) 454-2067 or stop by either service desk today.

Even though it’s not actually summer in Florida yet, it is beginning to feel like it. To celebrate the season, Shell Point is launching its summer concert series a little early with two May concerts, which feature local musicians from sunny Southwest Florida.

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Children’s Ballet Friday, May 12 • 7:30 p.m. The Village Church • $25

The season starts with a graceful performance of Shakespeare’s classic tale, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, brought to life by 70 children and teenagers from Gulfshore Ballet. These talented young dancers set the stage for a comedy of romantic misadventures that explores the power of imagination and transforming nature of true love. Watch queens and kings, heroes and fairies, rude mechanics, and star-crossed lovers cross paths through the illustration of dance. The story opens as mischievous elf Puck sweeps the homes of the immortals in the Kingdom of the Fairies. Titania, the Fairy Queen, dances with her fairies. At her side is an orphaned child that Titania has adopted as her own. When the Shadow King, Oberon, asks Titania to give him the boy, she refuses, opening a rift between the royal pair. Cupid, in flight between the moon and the earth, sees the unhappy Titania and takes aim with his bow and arrow, hoping to make her fall in love with Oberon. Unfortunately, Cupid misses his target and hits a flower instead. Empowered by Cupid’s arrow, the flower’s juice gains the power, when rubbed into a person’s eyes, to make that person fall in love with the first person they see. Hilarious entanglements ensue! Could all this mischief have been nothing but “a midsummer night’s dream?"

The Sanibel Trio Monday, May 22 • 7 p.m. • Grand Cypress Room • $20 This Concerts and Conversations-style performance puts audiences front and center with The Sanibel Trio in an intimate, chamber setting with limited seating. Formed in 2016 by residents of Sanibel Island, The Sanibel Trio is comprised of Renata Arado (violin), Espen Lilleslatten (viola/violin), and Erik Entwistle (piano). The Sanibel Trio’s unusual combination of violin, viola, and piano allows audiences to experience both familiar and lesser-known musical masterpieces, as well as works that have been composed or arranged especially for the group. This includes Mozart’s Kegelstatt Trio, Bach’s Jesu Bleibet Meine Freude and Erik Entwistle’s own Sanibel Suite. These talented artists will also present trios for two violins and piano, as well as duos in various combinations. After the concert, enjoy refreshments and mingle with fellow residents and the performers. Shell Point Life | May 2017

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www.shellpoint.net/events

May LifeQuest Happenings Six Dimensions: Physical • Emotional • Spiritual • Educational • Community & Social • Natural Environment For questions about upcoming events or activities, please contact Resort Services Manager Beth Crenshaw at (239) 454-2290, or email: bethcrenshaw@shellpoint.org.

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FINDING HOPE FOR LIVING WELL WITH PARKINSON’S DISEASE TUESDAY, MAY 2 • 10:15 A.M. SOCIAL CENTER/IS Join Michelle Martin, Hope Parkinson’s program coordinator, as she discusses general aspects of Parkinson’s disease, outlines the Hope program, and highlights national resources to support those living with Parkinson’s. The mission of the Hope Parkinson program is to provide support, counseling, and other services and activities to those with Parkinson’s disease and their care partners, allowing them to experience the fullness of life through knowledge, movement, creativity, and fellowship, which are all important treatment components.

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BOWLING GROUP MEETUP WEDNESDAYS, MAY 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 12:45 P.M. • BEACH BOWL, LOCATED ON SAN CARLOS BOULEVARD Did you know that Shell Point has a group of residents who love to bowl? If you are interested in getting together for an afternoon of bowling, meet at Beach Bowl on San Carlos Boulevard for a fun time! Residents must provide their own transportation; cost is $12 for three games, plus shoe rental. Contact Don Trask (Turban) at 218-5748 or Cosmo Assortato (Turban) at 437-1588 for more details.

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA HAND BELL ENSEMBLE TUESDAY, MAY 2 • 6:45 P.M. SOCIAL CENTER/IS The Southwest Florida Hand Bell Ensemble is this area’s only auditioned, community-based hand bell ensemble. Founded in 2009, the group has inspired listeners in venues throughout Lee County. The ensemble’s spring program is entitled, “Hymns, Psalms, and Spiritual Songs.” It features arrangements of hymn tunes and spirituals by some of the most outstanding hand bell arrangers in the U.S.

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PHOTO CLUB MEETING THURSDAY, MAY 4 • 2:15 P.M. SOCIAL CENTER/IS

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The 2017 Photo Contest and Show was another huge success! Ribbons were awarded and hundreds of residents and visitors admired this year’s offerings. Now is your chance to hear from an expert and hone your own skills by knowing what makes a winning photograph. Hear what the judge said about each winning photo, view a video of the winners’ photos, and hear a recording of the judge’s comments about what made each one special. All are welcome.

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BRAIN BOOT CAMP MONDAY, MAY 8 • 10:15 A.M. SOCIAL CENTER/IS Physical exercise maintains strength, guiding one through the daily physical demands of life. Yet, the mind and the memory, which are often relied on, also require a good workout to stay in tip-top shape. Led by Shell Point’s fitness team, brain boot camp will provide unique “brain workout,” providing challenges for everyone in an engaging, intellectually active workshop setting.

LUNCH AT SOUTH FORK GRILLE MONDAY, MAY 8 10:30 A.M. ISLAND 10:40 A.M. WOODLANDS 10:50 A.M. EAGLES PRESERVE/ESTUARY 2:00 P.M. APPROXIMATE RETURN COST: $7 (LUNCH ON YOUR OWN, PRICES RANGE $9-$18) South Fork Grille is a go-to spot for a fun environment and delicious food, where locals gather to kick back and take a night off from cooking. The wait staff is dedicated to friendly, personalized service, ensuring an excellent experience during each and every visit. South Fork Grille uses local and regional ingredients. Menu selections average $9–$18. About a half hour will be saved for a little Coconut Point shopping after lunch, if desired.

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Take a leisurely stroll through the courtyard while you shop for locally grown produce, freshly caught seafood, homemade baked goods, Brisket Brothers’ pulled pork, essential oils, and other unique items at the weekly Market Place. Soak up the sunshine and chat with your fellow Shell Point friends and neighbors at this growing farmer’s market.

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CAPTEL CAPTIONED TELEPHONES FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED TUESDAY, MAY 9 • 1:30 P.M. OAK ROOM/WDL This informative program with CapTel outreach representative Heather Golden will show you how CapTel can help you or a loved one. CapTel provides free closed captioned telephones for individuals with hearing loss. CapTel phone users can listen to the caller and can also read the written captions in the bright display window. CapTel works with a free captioning service to transcribe everything the other person says into written words.

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MOTHER’S TEA & BAG-OLOGY THURSDAY, MAY 11 • 1:15 P.M. THE CLUB AT SHELL POINT COST: $9 PER PERSON

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This third annual Mother’s Tea will celebrate Shell Point ladies with a variety of gourmet teas and pastries, as well as a handbag fashion show. During the tea, a number of stylish, historic bags will be presented and described. Speaker Laurie Nienhaus, an author and playwright, will bring each purse to life by revealing its significance during the Edwardian Era. Ladies are welcome to invite their daughters to this elegant affair.

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JEWELRY DESIGN EVENT AND UNIQUE GEMSTONES AT ZALES SATURDAY, MAY 13 1:00 P.M. ISLAND 1:10 P.M. WOODLANDS 1:20 P.M. EAGLES PRESERVE/ESTUARY 4:00 P.M. APPROXIMATE RETURN COST: FREE, SIGN UP Zales Jewelers at Sanibel Outlets is bringing in a special designer for a free sparkling jewelry event. The jeweler will bring in all kinds of jewelry, loose gemstones, diamonds, and unique pieces to display. This might be a fun opportunity to talk about gemstones and jewelry, or maybe get some ideas to repurpose some of your own pieces. Hand select a gemstone, then watch the jeweler create the piece! Or just enjoy the beauty of it all! There will be light refreshments at Zales, and you will have time to explore the other shops at the Sanibel Outlets Mall before returning to Shell Point.

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SATURDAY DVD: FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS (PG-13) (2016)

Academy Award winner Meryl Streep delivers a hilarious and touching performance as a New York socialite who dreams of becoming a great opera singer. While the voice she hears in her head is beautiful, to everyone else it sounds hilariously awful. Her husband and biggest fan is determined to protect his beloved Florence. But when she stages a huge concert at Carnegie Hall, he faces his greatest challenge: to ensure her performance is a rousing success.

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AQUA VOLLEYBALL SKILLS WORKSHOP THURSDAY, MAY 18 • 9:30 A.M. LIFEQUEST AQUATIC CENTER/IS Are you part of Shell Point’s already active aqua volleyball group, but want to sharpen your skills and improve? Or, maybe you simply want to learn the basic techniques and rules of Shell Point’s version of aqua volleyball? Meet with fitness coordinator and aqua volleyball staff leader Cheryl Cooper as she demonstrates the proper form of play. Cheryl will present the fundamentals on land and in the pool at the LifeQuest Aquatic Center, while you participate in the water.


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COMPUTER CLUB THURSDAY, MAY 18 • 2:15 P.M. MANATEE ROOM/IS BROWSING THE INTERNET Mike Peterson from Computer Medics will discuss different ways of browsing the internet with browsers like Edge, Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome. He will talk about the basic functions of each browser, as well as security and compatibility of interacting with many different websites.

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PREVENTION OF CHRONIC HEALTH CONDITIONS THURSDAY, MAY 18 • 1:15 P.M. SOCIAL CENTER/IS Did you know that 1 in 4 adults have two or more chronic health conditions? This informative lecture will have robust discussion about how to prevent chronic health conditions by adopting a healthy lifestyle. Sharon Krispinsky, a registered nurse and certified diabetes educator with Lee Health, will explore the primary components of a healthy lifestyle and discuss a complimentary community program, designed to teach individuals how to self-manage chronic disease and pain conditions.

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LIMITED SPACE, CALL TODAY! SUNSET CRUISE ABOARD SWEET LIBERTY CATAMARAN SAILBOAT* FRIDAY, MAY 19 4:45 P.M. ISLAND 4:55 P.M. WOODLANDS 5:05 P.M. EAGLES PRESERVE/ESTUARY 10:00 P.M. APPROXIMATE RETURN COST: $43 (WATER PROVIDED; BRING YOUR OWN REFRESHMENTS) Can you imagine anything more relaxing than listening to the waves and watching bright hues spread across the sky? Set sail aboard the Sweet Liberty, named a top attraction by the New York Times and awarded the top prize for sunset cruises in Naples, Florida. You are welcome to bring a small cooler or basket with your food and beverage of choice. Should an inclement weather cancellation occur, you will be notified and credited. *Sweet Liberty is a sailboat, not a pontoon boat like the Suzy Q. It is not recommended for those who have mobility challenges or use a walker.

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SUNDAY MATINEE: CHARADE (1963) SUNDAY, MAY 21 • 2:00 P.M. GRAND CYPRESS ROOM/WDL

PET FASHION SHOW & SOCIAL HOUR THURSDAY, MAY 18 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M. FRIENDLY DOG PARK/WDL Dress up your furry friend in its cutest outfit, and join fellow owners for a fun social gathering that is sure to have tails wagging. While pets play in their latest fashions, event judges will award a prize. Plus, you’ll find vendors, including Sanibel’s Island Paws, with yummy treats, useful information for owners, and more. Sign-up is only required if your pet will participate in the fashion show.

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After Regina Lampert (Audrey Hepburn) meets the dashing Peter Joshua (Cary Grant) on a skiing holiday in the French Alps, she discovers upon returning to Paris that her husband has been murdered. Soon, the duo are giving chase to her late husband’s World War II cronies, who are chasing a quarter of a million dollars that the group stole while behind enemy lines. But why does Peter keep changing his name?

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Get “crafty” with friends, and create a beautiful, personal art collage! Amy Genzlinger, of Art from the Heart, will provide supplies and instructions. Amy has a huge assortment of quotes, clipart, cutouts, buttons, shells, and trinkets that are perfect for designing a beautiful canvas art collage. Make a personalized gift, or hang the finished work on your own wall at home. Bring your friends and have fun!

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Dick Allen (Harbor Court) will review Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania, written by Eric Larson. This riveting book traces the final voyage of the Lusitania, one of maritime history’s great tragedies. Learn how it sank, its impact in World War I, and more. Discussion and refreshments will follow the presentation.

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Do you have varicose or spider veins? Do your legs swell or ache? Find out why from vascular surgeon and vein expert Dr. Joseph Magnant, of Vein Specialists. Dr. Magnant will discuss venous insufficiency, the medical term for vein disease, caused by leaky valves in the superficial veins of the legs. It is one of the most undiagnosed and undertreated medical conditions today. Dr. Magnant will take questions after the presentation, along with complimentary vein screenings.

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PUT YOUR BEST FORK FORWARD THURSDAY, MAY 25 • 1:15 P.M. SOCIAL CENTER/IS The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics celebrates National Nutrition Month each spring. This year’s theme is “Put Your Best Fork Forward.” The program’s goal is to inspire healthier food choices by starting with small changes, one forkful at a time. Shell Point dietitian Courtney Niebauer, RD, LD, and Shell Point Nutrition Services Manager Sandi Brower, DTR, will share steps and small changes that result in a healthier, vibrant lifestyle!

VENOUS INSUFFICIENCY WEDNESDAY, MAY 24 • 1:00 P.M. OAK ROOM/WDL

THURSDAY, MAY 25 8:30 A.M. ISLAND 8:40 A.M. WOODLANDS 8:50 A.M. EAGLES PRESERVE/ESTUARY 3:00 P.M. APPROXIMATE RETURN COST: $16 (ICE CREAM ON YOUR OWN) It is perfect weather for heading to the beach, and to celebrate that time of year when seasonal traffic diminishes. A favorite outing for many residents, beach day gets everyone out in the sun, shade, and surf! The group will head to Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park for fun, food, and friendship. Picnic lunch will be served, and the traditional stop for ice cream at Royal Scoop will be included on the trip back to Shell Point.

LIBRARY BOOK TALK TUESDAY, MAY 23 • 2:15 P.M. SOCIAL CENTER/IS

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AVIATION CLUB MEETING THURSDAY, MAY 25 • 1:15 P.M. OSPREY ROOM/IS You’ll be carried up, up, and away (figuratively) at this Aviation Club meeting! With the invention of the propane hot air burner, recreational ballooning “took off” in the 1950s. In 1983, commercial balloon pilot Roger Olson (Oakmont) started flying balloons for a local TV station, worked as a balloon flight instructor, and flew for 10 years. Roger will share an overview of this exciting sport, and also some personal experiences – especially adventures in off-field landings!


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CELEBRATE MEMORIAL DAY WITH DEAN MILLER!

FRIDAY, MAY 26 • 2:15 P.M. SOCIAL CENTER/IS

MONDAY, MAY 29 • 11:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. CRYSTAL DINING ROOM/IS

Dr. Eccles-Brown will share information about age-related macular degeneration, whom it affects, and how it impacts eyesight as one ages. Learn about what’s currently being done to treat macular degeneration, as well as preventative measures that can be taken. The presentation will also include a discussion about the future of macular degeneration and what is on the horizon in terms of treatment and prevention.

Celebrate Memorial Day with the smooth sounds of Dean Miller, who will perform in the Crystal Dining Room during lunch. Dean’s command of the guitar and his versatile vocal ability will have your feet tapping and hands clapping!

DINNER AT TRADERS GULF COAST GRILLE (AND GIFTS) FRIDAY, MAY 26 4:30 P.M. ISLAND 4:40 P.M. WOODLANDS 4:50 P.M. EAGLES PRESERVE/ESTUARY 8:00 P.M. APPROXIMATE RETURN COST: $7 (DINNER ON YOUR OWN, ENTREES $18–$32) If you’re looking for something a little different and a little more laid-back, then join your fellow residents for this dinner outing to Traders on beautiful Sanibel Island. Innovative island bistro cuisine is what Traders has become known for, but no matter what you select it is sure to be palate-pleasing. Entrees are typically priced from $18–$32. Traders also has a gallery/boutique onsite, and you will have a little time to shop after dinner.

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MOVIE NIGHT: DARK PASSAGE (1947) TUESDAY, MAY 30 • 6:45 P.M. SOCIAL CENTER/IS Vincent Parry (Humphrey Bogart) has just escaped from prison after being locked up for a crime he did not commit: murdering his wife. Vincent gets plastic surgery to disguise his features. After getting a ride out of town from a stranger, Vincent crosses paths with a young woman (Lauren Bacall) who offers him shelter in her apartment while he heals. Will he clear his name?

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STEADY RHYTHMS WEDNESDAY, MAY 31 • 1:15 P.M. SOCIAL CENTER/IS Christine Gulotta, director of therapy (DPT) and ATRIC program director of therapy services, will present Steady Rhythms, a specialized therapy option for those experiencing cardiopulmonary conditions. Cardiopulmonary physical therapy is important for people recovering from a heart attack or heart surgery. It can also benefit perfectly healthy people by improving heart rate recovery times after exercise and reducing the likelihood of deadly heart attacks. Interventions will be discussed, along with what services are beneficial in reducing the risk of hospitalization.

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DIABETES SUPPORT FRIDAY, MAY 5 • 1:00 P.M. • SOCIAL CENTER/IS Both insulin- and noninsulin-dependent diabetics are encouraged to attend this meeting. Each monthly meeting covers a different topic and includes open discussion. For more information, contact Stephanie Devlin, case manager, at (239) 454-8246.

HEARING ENRICHMENT WEDNESDAY, MAY 24 • 1:15 P.M. • SOCIAL CENTER/IS Poor hearing can affect many aspects of one’s life. This group seeks to help residents cope with hearing loss, share information, learn about services and products that may help and offer support to each other. Friends and family are also encouraged to attend. For more information, call Katalin Carrow, case manager, at (239) 225-2929.

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Support Groups ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS THURSDAYS, MAY 4, 11, 18 & 25 4:30 P.M. • SABAL ROOM/WDL This is a fellowship of those who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other to solve their common problem and help others recover from alcoholism. This “open” meeting of AA welcomes those who struggle with alcohol issues. For information, call the intergroup phone number at (239) 275-5111.

CAREGIVER SUPPORT TUESDAYS, MAY 2 & 16 9:15 A.M. • MEDICAL CENTER CONFERENCE ROOM/IS These therapeutic groups are aimed at helping residents deal with issues of being a caregiver for someone with a memory disorder, whether the resident is cared for in independent living, assisted living, or skilled nursing. Dr. Nancy Spencer facilitates the groups and can be reached at (239) 454-2043. Sign-up is required.

COPD SUPPORT This group meets quarterly, and the next meeting will be July 25 at 1:30 p.m. The objective of this group is to provide information and discussion that will be relevant to individuals with a range of breathing problems, as well as those dependent on supplemental oxygen. For additional information, call Ken Peterson (Oakmont) at (239) 482-3779. 32

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GriefShare is on break until September. This is a thirteen-week program providing help and encouragement after the death of a loved one. GriefShare is a special weekly seminar and support group designed to help you rebuild your life. We know it hurts, and we want to help! The next session begins on September 7 and runs weekly through December 7. Led by Jim and Judy Mayer (Junonia), call (239) 454-3139 for additional information.

MEMORY CARE TUESDAYS, MAY 2 & 16 • 9:15 A.M. BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CONFERENCE ROOM/IS These groups provide education and support to residents who have a memory disorder. The objectives are to identify practical strategies to help manage memory loss, address long-range planning, and offer an environment that fosters a sense of purpose and heightened self-esteem. Note: Individual assessment is required before joining a group. Call Kathy Fratrick, LCSW, at (239) 454-2073. Individual appointments are also available.

PARKINSON’S ENRICHMENT MONDAY, MAY 1 10:15 A.M. • KING’S CROWN COMMUNITY ROOM/IS This group aims to provide support and educational opportunities to those affected by Parkinson’s disease as a patient, caregiver, family member, or friend. Meetings include speakers, group discussions, and emotional support. This month, we welcome Michelle LaForme, OTR/L, CAPS. In addition to being an occupational therapist, Michelle is an Aging in Place Specialist. This is sure to be an informative meeting. For more information, call case manager Janine Hammond at 454-2186.

VISION ENRICHMENT TUESDAY, MAY 9 • 2:15 P.M. • SOCIAL CENTER/IS This group provides educational opportunities and support for those individuals dealing with low vision. Florence Putman (Turban) is the chairperson. For additional information, contact Angie Prichard, case manager, at 454-2134.


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of fun at our baking activities in the past, so I knew I would enjoy the cooking ones as well. It’s all delicious,” said Kitty Sneed (The Springs). Residents recently had a blast making vitamin-packed salsa, immune-boosting guacamole, and heart-healthy cucumber avocado caprese salad. “I really enjoyed making the salsa recipe,” said Myrtle Hearn (King’s Crown). “We got creative and had a blast! It tasted so good.” Every recipe used fresh and nutrientdense ingredients to fuel the body with the nourishment it needs to stay healthy. “Those vegetables looked so beautiful that

I almost didn’t want to chop them up! But I sure am glad I did, because boy was that a tasty dish. I absolutely loved the caprese salad,” said Lil Waterhouse (Springs). One of the benefits to living at Shell Point is the weekly Market Place, where assisted living activities leaders can shop for seasonally fresh ingredients. As delicious and health-conscious as Cooking Together may be, the best part is gathering with neighbors to learn a new skill and spend time together as a family. Mark your calendar and bring a friend to future cooking and baking classes. We look forward to seeing you there! Shell Point Life | May 2017

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Tech Tip

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2. Scroll to the end of all your recent documents. 3. Click Recover Unsaved Documents. If you find the document you’re looking for, double-click to open it. Save it immediately. Sadly, it is not uncommon to lose hours of work by accidentally closing docs without saving them.

Hunting for Buried Treasure On a PC, the first step would be to check your temporary folder. This is the default folder where Microsoft Word buries your documents – without handing you a map. Many have found “lost treasures” hiding there.

Search a Greater Area If neither of the steps above worked, keep calm and carry on. 1. Click the Start Menu (For PC Windows 7 and above). 2. Locate Search Programs and Files at the bottom.

Locate your Temp folder using the following steps.

3. Enter any word or phrase from the lost document. This incredible feature will search your entire hard drive and come up with a list of documents that contain the words you entered. This works for all kinds of documents, including pictures. It is also very handy when you are looking for an old document and can’t remember what you named it or where you put it. On a Mac, use the Spotlight tool – the little magnifying glass at the top right of your Finder window – to type a word or phrase used in the document. If you are still having trouble locating your file, call 454-2190 and place a work order for a technician to assist.

1. Go to Windows Explorer. 2. Paste C:\Users\<username>\ AppData\Local\Temp into your navigation bar. For <username> in the previous string, type the administrator name that pops up when you open Windows. For example, I use <Matthew>. 3. See if you spot the document there. Also, check your downloads folder as it may have wound up in that location. Digging Deeper Oops – you didn’t save it? Mac users, look in your trash for a recovered items folder. If you are on a PC and the document is not in the Temp folder, try: 1. Go to the File menu, click Open, and then Recent Documents.

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Once again, the residents of Shell Point have demonstrated their appreciation for the materials and services the Shell Point Library provides. The 2017 Library Fund Drive netted more than $28,000 – a significant increase over last year. Be assured that the entire library staff of more than 60 volunteers is extremely grateful for this generosity. This volunteer team promises to continue maintaining all resources, including books, CDs, DVDs, audiobooks, and newspapers at the main library on The Island, the Genealogy Library at the Woodlands Commons, and the reading centers at King’s Crown, The Arbor, and The Springs. Thank you for your generosity and year-long support!


National Neuropathy Awareness Week – May 7-13

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“Physical therapy can be key to breaking a vicious cycle.” –Christine Gulotta, Director of Therapy • Manual therapy techniques, in combination with essential oils to moderate pain, reduce soft tissue swelling, and decrease inflammation “Living with neuropathy feels like I am always walking on a mattress and it is most problematic when I am first getting up from a chair,” said Cas Obie (Parkwood). “When I first stand up, I can’t feel the floor for the first few seconds. Thanks to therapy at Shell Point, I have started massaging my feet each morning with essential oils to increase the circulation to my feet. I find the essential oils in combination with massage to be very therapeutic and soothing.”

Traditional physical therapy strength building exercises are key to combating weakness and overcoming balance issues. Shell Point’s therapy team takes a holistic approach and looks at sensory loss in addition to physical weakness when working to overcome balance deficits. “Physical therapy can be key to breaking a vicious cycle. I hear residents say all too often: ‘When I have pain and feel unsteady on my feet I move less,’ which further weakens the muscles and increases the risk of falls and worsening symptoms,” shared Christine Gulotta, Director of Therapy (DPT), ATRIC. Therapy services require a physician’s prescription, so see your primary care physician to discuss the benefits of physical therapy and determine if these services might be the right treatment plan for you. For questions, please contact the Rehabilitation Center at Shell Point by calling (239) 454-2256. Shell Point Life | May 2017

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Your Right to Decide

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An advance directive is a document that expresses a person’s wishes about his or her health care, financial and legal affairs. Everyone plans for life events, such as births, graduations, weddings, and birthdays, but it is also important to prepare for future health changes. This includes planning for medical emergencies to avoid putting one’s family in the position of making difficult decisions during already emotionally challenging times. Unfortunately, many often leave this planning until the very end. You have the right to decide what kind of care you want or do not want, to choose where you want to spend the last days of your life, and to make clear what you would like from people close to you. An advance directive is a document that expresses a person’s wishes about his or her health care, financial and legal affairs. These important tools can help each individual convey personal preferences about care and medical treatment to family and friends, as well as who you should like to make these decisions. Advance directives are not set in stone and can be updated or changed as often as desired. Some people write advance directives when they are diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. Others put their wishes into writing while they are healthy, often as part of their estate planning, like writing a will or buying life insurance.

TYPES OF ADVANCE DIRECTIVES INCLUDE: Living Will — This written form describes life-prolonging medical care to be provided, withheld, or withdrawn if you have a terminal illness or are in a persistent vegetative state and are unable to make your own healthcare decisions. Health Care Surrogate Designation — This written document names another person as your representative to make medical decisions if you are unable to make them for yourself. It is also advisable to designate an alternate surrogate. If you choose a health care surrogate and alternate, be sure to ask them if they agree to take this responsibility, discuss how you would like matters handled, and give them a copy of the document. Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) — A form used to identify people who do not wish to be revived if they are not breathing or if their heart stops. Your healthcare provider will have copies available for your use. This Florida Department of Health form should be created in consultation with your primary care physician. The DNR form is requested and signed by you, or your legal representative, and must be signed by your doctor. This form must have all the proper signatures and

must be printed on goldenrod paper and readily available at the time of the medical event to be honored. HIPAA Release Form — This document allows you to appoint individuals to receive HIPAA-protected information about you, but does not give the named person(s) the ability to make medical decisions for you. Durable Power of Attorney — This legal document appoints an individual as your attorney-in-fact, allowing that person to manage your financial affairs when necessary. It is a position of significant responsibility and requires the attorney-in-fact to always act in the best interests of the grantor of the power. This document may also give your attorneyin-fact healthcare decision-making powers. Once your advance directives are in place, keep them updated as circumstances change with you or those that you have chosen to represent your interests. Also, every state has different regulations regarding advance directives, so it is important to be educated about those rules. The Legacy Foundation offers a complimentary service to residents who need assistance in either creating or updating their living will and health care surrogate directives. For more information, call Maria Festa at (239) 466-8484.

This article is not intended to provide specific legal advice. Please consult with your legal advisor or attorney.

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Spring Ahead with Wellness by Renewing with Massage B

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How often have you told yourself that you need to set aside some special time for an emotional getaway? We have the ultimate way for you to leave stress behind! A Swedish, therapeutic, or deep tissue massage is a great way to relieve stress and rejuvenate the mind and body.

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Introducing Massage Packages with Exceptional Savings When you purchase five massages, the sixth one is FREE! Savings on the massage packages valued from $40 - $155

Seagrape Salon & Spa and the Island Salon & Spa are pleased to announce the addition of massage packages to its menu of services. When you purchase five massages, the sixth one is FREE! These special savings apply to Swedish, therapeutic, deep tissue, and home visit massages. Your new massage package is valid for one year from the date of purchase, and can be used for a massage once a week or once every two months. Massage is a progressive therapy, which means the more you enjoy, the more your body benefits. Massage is a great way to integrate another form of wellness for your entire body. These savings are intended to help you make massage a part of your personal wellness plan for a healthy lifestyle. We support your LifeQuest goals!

NEW TO MASSAGE AT SHELL POINT? New customers save 20% on their first massage! ALREADY LOVE YOUR SHELL POINT MASSAGES? Save 10% off one massage of your choice in May. Shell Point Life | May 2017

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Spreading Harmony

Franklin & Marshall Chamber Singers Visit Larsen Pavilion While typical college students might choose to kick back and relax – or spend time with friends on the beach – during spring break, students from Franklin & Marshall College set their sights on another vacation destination: Shell Point Retirement Community. For the past 12 years, the Franklin & Marshall Chamber Singers have traveled from Lancaster, Pennsylvania to share the gift of music with residents at the Larsen Pavilion. “The group’s leader, Dr. William Wright, always makes sure the students can perform in a number of different venues during their spring break tour, from various churches to concert halls,” said Randy Woods, minister of music and worship at

The Village Church. “Each year, the kids ask, ‘Can we please sing in the skilled nursing center at Shell Point?’ We enjoy their music and love to host them.” The program presented by the Franklin & Marshall Chamber Singers is provided at no expense to Shell Point, and always includes a visit to the skilled

nursing center. During the March 2017 concert at the Pavilion, the vocal ensemble of approximately 20 singers performed a variety of spirituals, madrigals, folk music, art songs, and even a tune from the Phantom of the Opera. “This is my third year with the chamber singers,” said group member James Morogiello. “This is always one of my favorite destinations. I love to see everyone’s energy – especially when we perform the spirituals.” The beaming smiles on the faces of Pavilion residents provided the talented singers with a rich reward. “It’s really great to travel with friends and share such happiness with all the people in our audience,” shared singer Jacqueline Rhinier.

Join the National Day of Prayer Thursday, May 4

May 4th Gathering places: The Village Church will sponsor prayer gatherings throughout the Shell Point community on Thursday, May 4, in observance of the National Day of Prayer. You are invited to “meet at the pole” to pray for students and schools at 8 a.m. Eight other gathering places are arranged at various locations throughout the day, beginning on the hour. Residents are invited to join for prayer as schedules permit. Employee Chaplain Scott Eding and Associate Pastor Don Pullen will facilitate the gatherings, using prayer guides created by coordinators of the National Day of Prayer. For questions, call the Church office at (239) 454-2147. 38

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8 a.m. – Flag pole, just past The Island guard gate 9 a.m. – Estuary Chapel 10 a.m. – Buttonwood Room/WDLS 11 a.m. – King’s Crown Community Room 12 p.m. – Village Church Chapel 1 p.m. – Larsen Pavilion Steinbach Chapel 2 p.m. – Arbor Chapel 3 p.m. – Springs Conference Room 111 4 p.m. – Friendship Point by the Island Lagoon


Life After Easter

Southwest Florida experiences a seasonal ebb and flow with snowbirds’ departure. Similarly, daily spiritual routines also change after Holy Week concludes.

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Life has a certain ebb and flow. The activities and routines are practiced with regularity, and yet they vary by season. That was especially true of life in a university community. May was the month of transition. When 20,000 students exited the small city of 50,000 for the summer, the difference was palpable. We could drive across town without thinking twice. Seasonality reflects the personality and uniqueness of place. Shell Point, Fort Myers, and Southwest Florida all have their own ebb and flow. While the change may not be as drastic as that of the university community, May is also a month of transition. We no longer have to wonder about the traffic on the causeway to Sanibel. I’ve wondered if there was an ebb and flow in the first century church. Surely there were the seasonal routines of life before Jesus showed up. But Jesus upset the olive cart. After His death on the cross and His resurrection, the eleven remaining apostles, their families, and the broader community of disciples (about 120 at that point in Jerusalem) would never be the same. How could they remain as they were? This One on whom they had bet their very

lives had taken them through an emotional roller coaster. He had led them into controversy for the better part of three years. In the course of one week, He had them celebrating His triumphal entry as King of Israel, reeling at His betrayal and arrest, mourning His death on the cross – and then glorying in astonishment as they tried to grasp what to make of His resurrection. What kind of ebb and flow is that? Our humanity longs for normality. We rely on the regularity of our routines. We cherish the seasons of time and place, the structures of community. What were the disciples to do after the dust of Passion Week has settled? What will life look like for this new community of faith? In many ways this community longed to return to its normal ebb and flow. Simon Peter, Thomas (called the Twin), Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two others of his disciples were together. Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.” They said to him, “We will go with you.” They went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing. (John 21:2–3; ESV) That’s one of my favorite quotes by

Peter: “I am going fishing.” What does Peter do after Easter, after Resurrection Day, after the dust had settled? He does what he did before Jesus showed up. He went fishing. If it were me, I might have said, “I’m going to play golf.” What would you have done? But it was in the normal ebb and flow of life that Peter and the disciples had their next significant encounter with Jesus. Long story short – they had caught nothing. Jesus called to them from the shore and told them to fish on the other side of the boat. They caught 153 Galilean grouper; by the time they arrived onshore, Jesus was cooking breakfast. They broke bread, ate fish, and had fellowship with their Savior. We have just finished celebrating the Easter season. Holy Week is always one of the church’s great highlights. But now what? It’s back to the normal ebb and flow of life. While disciples participate in the normal ebb and flow of life, Jesus shows up in the normal. Indeed, he takes the normal and sanctifies it. That’s life after Easter for the believer. I trust that you will encounter the Lord Jesus as he sanctifies your normal.

Here’s What’s Coming For Women’s Connections MAY 17: Judy Gaskin, For the Love of Children (see article in March Shell Point Life) You won’t want to miss hearing how love for children planted churches in Indonesia. Women’s Connections is delighted to welcome speaker Judy Gaskin for this rescheduled presentation from March. For a complete description, review the article in the March issue of Shell Point Life. JUNE 21: Eleanore Pullen, wife of Don Pullen, Associate Pastor of the Village

Church, will share books which have helped shape her in “Roadmaps: Reading Thru Life’s Journeys.” JULY: No regular meeting; sign up for The Lucy Show Bible Study. Summer is a time to let some laughter spice up our lives and who better to spark the laughter than Lucille Ball! Sign up at the church office for the lively August discussions. AUGUST 3, 10, 17, 24: The Lucy

Show Bible Study, Vol. 2 Can laughing with Lucy lead to spiritual and personal insights? Those who joined us last year for Volume 1 know the answer is yes! Enjoy video clips and laughter, followed by a look at how each of us can learn about ourselves through Lucy’s antics. SEPTEMBER 20: Four residents who are making a difference in the Fort Myers community share their experiences in volunteering outside Shell Point. Shell Point Life | May 2017

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Nature’s Notebook By Steve Morton,

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The Pride of Barbados Can you resist watching a television show about genealogy? I never skip an episode of the BBC’s Who Do You Think You Are? Mr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. on PBS had me at Roots. It is interesting to discover the hardships of a celebrity’s ancestors and the humbling contrasts of their very different lives. Just like everyone else, Hollywood stars have stories that are both heartbreaking and empowering, and their stories can personally connect us to dramatic historical events. During one episode, I am mesmerized by the ever glamorous Gwyneth Paltrow as she mundanely examines census records at the New York City Public Library. She is seeking a relative on her maternal side whom, according to family mythology, emigrated from “the islands.” From the shrouds of history, the archived documents reveal each piece of the puzzle in reverse chronology: a death certificate, an obituary, a census record, and finally a ship’s passenger list. A family mystery that was distant and amorphous is becoming proximate and tangible. For genealogy enthusiasts, this is more adventure than a James Bond film! Next, the plucky Paltrow jets off to Barbados in search

of her great, great grandmother Rosamond Stout. The viewers discover the grief and despair that forced young Rosamond to flee her only home for the great unknown as simultaneously, Gwyneth Paltrow is proclaimed a “Bajan,” or a Barbadian. As a horticulturist, I began thinking about the roots, branches, and leaves of Barbados that were not just metaphors for genealogy, but rather something more tangible. A flowering tree that, like our stout little flower Rosamond, was native to Barbados and has made its way to the United States. Caesalpinia pulcherrima is known by a number of common names. Some call the small tree “peacock flower” because of its colorful petals and exaggeratedly long stamens as an abstract of the more famous tail feathers. Due to its similarity to a royal poinciana tree blossom, combined with its shorter stature, others prefer the moniker of dwarf poinciana. Barbados favors this small tree, simply referring to the tree as the “Pride of Barbados.” Perhaps this is because, like the Bajan people, the tree is tenacious, beautiful, and has the ability to survive harsh conditions. References to the flowering tree

have been found in island documents as far back as 1657 and its flower is depicted on the Barbados coat of arms. In order to find one of the only two specimens Shell Point has of the Pride of Barbados, you will need to embark upon a quest not unlike that of Gwyneth Paltrow’s. You have already began your research upon reading this essay. Next, journey to The Island’s Nautilus building. Inside the central courtyard, you will find the tree, an arboricultural embodiment of Rosamond Stout. Shall we add to the lexicon of common names for this beautiful small tree? I’d like to call it the “Pride of Shell Point.”

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