Shell Point recognized for 50 years of leadership by Lee County Commission
The Lee County Board of County Commissioners recognized Shell Point Retirement Community with an official proclamation, honoring its 50 years of leadership in the senior living industry.
Founded in 1968 by The Christian and Missionary Alliance, Shell Point is a nonprofit continuing care retirement community that offers independent retirement living, assisted living and skilled nursing to seniors in an active resort-style environment in Fort Myers along the Caloosahatchee near Sanibel.
“This recognition is an opportunity for the county to recognize somebody that stands out in the community and Shell Point has stood out in the community for several decades here in Southwest Florida,” Chairman Cecil Pendergrass said. “The quality of life they provide for their residents is unbelievable.”
Commissioner Larry Kiker’s reading of the proclamation highlighted Shell Point’s awards and the national attention that has brought positive recognition to Lee County and to the senior living industry. He also commended the quality and excellence Shell Point has demonstrated for the past 50 years.
The resolution underscored Shell Point’s ability to deliver a vibrant lifestyle to more than 2,400 residents, fulfilling opportunities for volunteer service, and numerous recreational and social pursuits. Shell Point was also praised for being a leading employer in Lee with over 1,100 employees and for its commitment to conserving, enhancing and protecting the natural resources of its location.
“As we celebrate our 50th anniversary year, it is a great honor for Shell Point to be recognized for its leadership and unwavering dedication to our residents and employees,” Shell Point President Martin Schappell said. “We are grateful to the Lee County Board of Commissioners for this recognition and look forward to many more years of service here in Southwest Florida.”