Shell Point Retirement Community, a resort-style, nonprofit continuing care retirement community in Fort Myers, recently hosted its annual celebration event, which commemorated Shell Point’s 50th year in operation as a leading independent retirement living community.

More than 1,200 residents gathered for the annual celebration to honor the nonprofit’s half-century anniversary. During the program, Shell Point president, Martin Schappell, toasted the community’s progress made over the past year and highlighted planned growth and development for the future.

“We are very proud of the legacy we have created, and the many wonderful lifestyle enhancements that have been made to ensure Shell Point as a premier destination for senior living,” said Schappell. “Looking ahead, all plans for growth and development will strive to exceed the needs of our current residents as well as those who will join us in years to come. In doing so, we are confident we will also enjoy the continued success of Shell Point as a leader in the senior living industry.”

Jeff Cory, executive director of The Legacy Foundation at Shell Point had the distinct honor of recognizing the inaugural members of the Legacy Society, as well as numerous key donors whose 2017 contributions positively impacted the Shell Point community and its residents.

Attendees enjoyed musical entertainment by two-time Grammy-award winner Sylvia McNair and pianist Kevin Cole, who is deemed the world’s foremost interpreter of George Gershwin music. Handcrafted, decadent desserts by local chocolatier Norman Love Confections hit the sweet spot, thanks to sponsorship from FineMark National Bank & Trust.

About Shell Point Retirement Community           
Shell Point Retirement Community, founded in 1968, is a nonprofit continuing care retirement community located in Fort Myers, Florida. Shell Point offers independent retirement living, assisted living, and skilled nursing care for its 2,400 residents in an active, resort-style environment. Lifestyle amenities include deep-water boating access, six public restaurants, a championship 18-hole golf course, and many other recreational and educational activities. Learn more at www.shellpoint.org or 1-800-780-1131.