1 SHELL POINT VILLAGE Hems A Ministry of The Christian And Mis sionary Alliance Foundation VOL la, NO. 2 AUGUST, 1976 THE SHELL POINT REHABILITATION AGENCY.l\nother step fo rward in providing comprehensive services through ) odern concepts to the Residents of Shell Point Village and the surrounding area. (See pages 4 an d 5)
2 Dr. 8alley Dr. Bailey Reports Philosophy plays a major role in the planning and development of a per son's life or any significant undertaking. So it has been at Shell Point Village. The Board of Directors of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Foundation early developed the philosophy of sharing a part of its facilities and services with non-residents as well as residents of the Village. The Guest House, Chu rch and Nursing Pavilion are earlier examples of this. A current example is the new Rehabilitation Agency which was conceived, planned and developed to provide a service (which does not presently exist anywhere in the Southwest Florida area) to Village residents as well as others who have a need for this type of health care. Thi s philosophy is in keeping with the recent American Association of Homes for the Aging Convention which used the theme of " Homes Without Walls "; that Is, share your talent with others beyond your walls. We are pleased to provide a broader scope of services to people of the Southwest Florida area, and we do so in the love and admonition of the Lord who tau ght us to love our neighbor as ourselves. This concept wi ll be promulgat ed into our future as we plan new and innovative services to enhance the lives of those who look to us for leadership in caring for the senior citizens of our com munity. We accept the challenge and look forward to serving everyone with enthusiasm to t he best of our ability. The Executive Director's Viewpoint It is a distinct pleasure to intra duce some new members of our Shell Point Village family to you in this Mr. WHt issue of the News. Several of them are associated with the new Rehabilitation Agency about which we are very excited. In addition, Dr. John Garland, who has served the Vii lage so faithfully during its formative years, has retired and been replaced by Dr. Hamilton McCroskery. Let me intra duce him to you. Born in East Ora nge, New Jersey, he attended public schools there, received his undergraduate training at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. received his medical training at Cornell University Medical College, and served a rotating internship at the Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, New York. Dr. "Mac", as he prefers to be c;)1 by his friends, had a private practice In general medicine in East Orange, New Jersey for twenty.four years and engag ed in emergency medicine in Boca Raton, Florida for five years before com ing to Shell Point in May of this year. Dr. " Mac" and his wife, the former Rudith Lunde from New Haven. Can necticut, have three sons, two grandchildren and a dog named Schatz which rules the household. They have already endeared themselves to our Villagers and are becoming a familiar sight in the Village. These new faces are welcome addi tions to our staff and will enhance the health care already being provided to the communities served by Shell Poi nt Village. Friend, why don't you plan to visit beautiful Shell Point Village soon? We would be delighted to see you! _2_ Dr. Hamilton MtCroskery
3 f I Village Physician Retires Dr. John C. For almost six years the smiling face, gentle manner, and medical competence of Dr. John C. Garland greeted patients at the Village Medical Center. He be came a much loved and highly respected person among us during those years. Now he and Mrs. Garland are enjoying residency at Shell Point Village as "re tirees." They richly deserve this release from his busy profession. Thursday evening, May 6, was an exciting evening for the many friends of the Garlands who gathered in the beau ' I Village Auditorium to honor them A heir Reception. Hosts of Residents, medical and nursing personnel, staff members, community friends and some surprise guests were present to enjoy and participate in the program. The pro gram was a "This is Your life" review of the Garlands, and was enjoyed by all. Or. John Ga rland was invited to be come the Village Physician in 1970, as suming that post in November. He opened his office in the new Village Medical Center which also doubled as an infirmary until the following year when the Nursing Pavilion opened. He was joined by Dr. Robert Dean who shared the medical responsibilities with him briefly. Summer of 1973 saw him breathe a great sigh of relief as Dr. Arthur Svedberg joined the staff as Medical Director. These two men served the medica l needs of a continuously growi ng Village population ever since. In fact, the Village population grew from.~ut 160 to approximately 650 Resi ts during the span of Dr. Garland's " rvice. What has not been told yet in this account is the fact that Dr. Garland had -,- From the Pastor's Study The Village Church has added a new dimensi o n to Its ministry through the medium of tele vision. Each Sunday moming service is video taped and then telecast on the following Wednesday morning over the Village television cable. Music by guest artists is also included in the program mingo These are usually shown the thirty minutes preceeding the worship service. In addition to this outreach, the church has offered Its television facilities to the Village, and this has pro vided some very important programs for the residents. The Pastor and staff of the Church have been most encouraged with the response to this enlarged ministry. Numbers of people that otherwise could not get to the public services, have be come very much a part of the worship services. We now anticipate an even larger outreach to the entire area through local cablevision. Plans for our Winter Bible Conference and Concert season are now being completed. This will give us a wide range of capable speakers and out standing music that will be part of our growing television ministry. Reverend Gerald Smith has been added to our staff as Minister of Outreach and he will be giving direction to those new areas. Before coming to the Village Church, he served as Director of Public Relations for the Christian and Missionary Alliance. closed his private practice in nearby Naples to enjoy the leisure pace of reo tirement when he was urged to come to Shell Point Village. His loving concern for people and their needs responded to the call and he gave himself to our peo. pie for the years we have enjoyed his unstinting service. Warm expressions of appreciation, many gifts, and heartfelt good wishes surround the Garlands as they reside among us.
4 THE SHEll POINT REHABILITATION AGENCY... SERVICES AND 5 The Agency provides an integrated. multi disciplinary program designe(. P_g and disabled individuals by utilizing the professional services of a rehabilitation Ie patient's abilities. The Consulting Physiatrist has scheduled monthly evaluation clinics. After evalu port of the rehabilitation potential and a plan of treatment for the attending physiciat has advanced training and specializes In Physical Medicine and Rehabititation). The Registered Physical Therapist guides the patient's return to maxim um indel tion of disabled muscles and restoration of lost functions are among the goals set fa The Registered Occupational Therapist directs a functionally oriented programj ing, and personal care. Homemaking routines stressing work simplification and safe The Medical Social Worker uses individual case work and group work methods tl solutions to meet their psycho social needs relating to the patient's disability. ELI ZABETH M. PROCKOP, M.D. Physiatrist Dr. Prockop is from our good neighbor country to the north - Canada. She was born in the city of Toronto. Her pre medical and medical studies were done in the University of Ottawa. rotating Internship was done at Toronto Western Hospital. Throughout her edu cational ca reer she won Gold Medals for the highest standing in the various dis ciplines. An extended Residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation was completed in Philadelphia General Hospital - A University of Pennsylvania. Her private practice continues in this field. -4- J~N W. LARKIN ~$lered (kcupational Therapist! In coming from Virginia to join our Re habilitation Agency, Jean larkin is mov ing back to her home state of Florida, Her birthplace was Gainesville, although she grew up and attended school in Alexandria, Virginia. Following gradua tion from high school, she enrolled in Virginia Commonwealth University, Rich mond, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy. Jean has followed her professional career in D. C. General Hospital, Wash ington; Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church; and with Rehabilitation, Inc., Alexandria. She is a current member of the ArT'-~),. can Occupational Therapy Associ;: Jean joined our staff July 19. She w I also serve in the capacity of Agency Administrator.
5 TAFF rad, to ~am physical functions of handicapped attain maximum restoration of the ation and testing, the Physiatrist makes a res. (A Physiatrist is a Medical Doctor who E!ndent function. Relief from pain, re-educathe patient by the professional team. ~ ith emphasis on self-care, as dressing, eat ~ are taught. assist patients and their families in f inding SARAH LUPTON MOSES Registered Physical Therapist MARY E. LYNCH Mediul Social Worker Our Rehabilitation Agency welcomes another Virginian in the person of Sarah lupton Moses. Her birthplace was Charlottesville. After high school she enrolled in Mary Washington College for two years of courses. Then she enrolled in the Medical College of Virginia graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy. Her professional career has been with Rehabilitation, Inc. since that time. When Sarah joined us. 't 1st she had j u~t taken her " Mrs.".",/ree, changing her name from Lupton to Moses. So we not only welcome Sarah, but wish her every happiness Mrs. Mary E. Lynch, Medical Social Worker, came to Shell Point Village on March 15, 1976 from Northeast Florida State Hospital where she held the Clini cal Social Worker III position. She states that "Life began at forty" for her when she began college to realize a chi ldhood dream of being a school teacher and driving a yellow Chevrolet. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude from Muskingum College, New Concord, Ohio, and a Masters degree in Social Work from Florida State University. During the past 11 years she has held several job assignments in the area of agi ng with the Florida Divisions of Family Services and Mental Health.
6 Busy People MISS MAY DECKER is a happy memo ber of the Shell Point Village family. She is continuously praising the l ord that the "Hnes have fallen unto her in pleasant places." We asked her: "What brought you to the Village?" She ex uberantly replied that first of all it was the spiritual atmosphere, and she wanted to be a part of it. Born in Ireland, Miss Decker came to Canada in full-time e... angelistic work, then entered the United Slates in 1930 to work with The Christian and Missionary Alliance. To know this lady is to know that she is still a very busy person. She gives of herself and her time to the lonely, the sick, and the shut in. She says,.. How I enjoy visiting, reading the Scripture, and praying with the sick." She looks forward to, "The day when the lord shall return and I shall go to a greater Shell Point Village!" MR. and MRS. JOHN W. HAll found their way to Shell Point Village through the word of a friend and an ad in the paper. They were residing in Naples. Florida at the time. Upon arrival and a tour around the Village, Mr. Hall said, "This is il." And they both agreed that the Nursing Pavilion as a part of the facilities was what sold them. They say to one and all: " There isn't anything we don't like about Shell Point Village. We like at all!" The Halls moved to Florida from Durand, Michigan. Mrs. Hall has been a key person in establishing the Village library. Properly indexed and cataloged. the plus volumes present readers a wide range of choice in quality and quantity. One of the library's greatest assets is its large section of religious works, commentaries, Bible studies. and devotionals. Aided by her skilled guidance and the interest she generates in others, Mrs. Hall has seen the Village library receive continuous acquisitions of fine books and cu rrent periodicals. The Halls are, indeed. great boosters of "their" Shell Point Village I!!!=""~~' Mrs, Anne Becker Chosen As New Director of 1 Nursing Services Our new Director of Nursing Services came with her husband and daughters from Canada to Fort Myers for many years as "tourists." last fall they decided to move to this area permanently. This led Anne to apply for a staff nurse position with us before they returned to their home in lon don, Ontario. She planned to return to us in mid-may. licensure in Florida was obtained. as were visas to enter the U.S. Mrs. Becker is a graduate of SI. Joseph's Hospital School of Nursing in london, Ontario. After several years service in a Veterans Hospital, she entered the field of Social Worker with the Family Services Bureau. Opportunity for training and working as a Pharmacist in a hospital was her next phase of profes sional growth. Not surprisingly, she p ' ) panded her skills into the field of p chasing and held the post of Purchasing Agent. More recently she completed some courses in Hospital Management at Fanshawe College in l ondon to broaden her professional skills. This led to membership on the "Management Committee" in the Dearness Home for Senior Citizens where she was employed as Supervisor before comin8 to us. In mid May she arrived in Fort Myers as anticipated, and joined us as a staff nurse in our Pavilion. Unknown to her and prior to her arrival, the Director of Nursing Services had resigned and was moving from the state. Not surprisingly, Anne's credentials. skills. and experience brought her into consideration with some other fine applicants for t he position. She was appointed to the Director of Nursing Services position June Rql5tereci Nurses wllh d.d,. I" d.nur qu.lity ft~"ln9 c... /", _ Ch,hll.. "'9..;"I1"n 1~ b... I1/.1 'u',,,"ndl09'.. d nt workl"9 condllfoo,... 1 ) w,nl 10 <,,0,1., Sh.1I,.,;"t Vlll_9. Nurd,,.. 111,," Wril y to: I DI...,to, of,... 1 $HII 1'01" illoge F-Do1 N y,,". FL 3m!, I
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8 5 DEAR MR. AND MRS. RETIREE: 00 you dream of t rouble free living in the work-free years of your life? Does your insurance program provide adequate health care when you can 't take care of you rself? Instant medical attention jf needed? Does your home environment Include recreational activities? } Avaitable church attendance? Transportation to shopping areas? Do you need insurance against the meals-alone syndrome? Do you contemplate evening walks isolated from crime ridden streets? Do you want the benefits of comprehensive life care without living in an institution? SHEl l POINT VILLAGE PROVIDES ALL THIS AND MORE! We have homelike apartments with up-ta-date convenience. We offer a variety of floor plans and wide range of prices. Our bui lding and landscape architecture blends with the natural Florida mangroves and surrounding waterways. Come! Make your dreams come true. Enjoy the BEST OF YOUR LIFE! ) l Write: sales & InfonMtlon Shell Point Village Fort Mye... FL Or Call: SHELL POINT VIllAGE NEWS FORT MYERS. FLORIDA NON PROFIT ORGANIZATION Published at Shell Point Village U. S. POSTAGE by The Christian and Missionary Alliance Foundation. Sent with out cost to Village residents and PA I D Iriends interested in the prosress of Shell Point Village and its FORT MYERS, FLORIOA ministry. Publisher - PERMIT NO. 272 Editor _ Judy A. Deibler Georle O. West. Jr. 1 -' )