Shell Point Retirement Community, a resort-style, nonprofit continuing care retirement community in Fort Myers, hosted a dedication ceremony on Jan. 31 to celebrate the newly transformed outdoor area at Serenity Cove.
More than 1,000 Shell Point residents attended the Serenity Cove dedication ceremony to celebrate the transformation of the large, man-made pond area behind the Resident Activity Center on The Island at Shell Point. Guests also enjoyed a charming country-style picnic in the now modern, tranquil and scenic place of reflection. Lunch included fried chicken with all the trimmings, and was served on quaint, red and white tablecloth-clad tables amid the sounds of good old-fashioned bluegrass music.
The Serenity Cove beautification project was made possible by a generous gift from a Shell Point resident. The rejuvenation involved reconfiguring an existing island, installing surrounding seawalls and seat walls, and adding a water feature. The area now boasts wider walking bridges, shaded seating areas, enhanced landscaping, fresh turf, and updated irrigation. A new viewing platform and trellis feature were also constructed on the east side of the lake to complete the transformation.
“To enhance the beauty of this scenic environment, an attractive art installation was installed,” said Adam Hinds, senior director of project development. “The installation showcases three stainless steel roseate spoonbills gliding past the viewing platform and over the pond.”
The tranquil space, equipped with plenty of shaded seating, is ideal for small gatherings or quiet contemplation.
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.