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1 January 2015 Vol. Vol Issue Issue 1 1 GETTING TO KNOW YOU STAFF PHYSICIAN MOTIVATED BY FAMILY, MEDICINE, FLYING THE MEDICAL ISSUE Your Guide to Healthcare Services at Shell Point

2 I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security. New Year, New Friends By Mary Kay Grimaldi Jeremiah 33:6 At the start of the New Year, many of us set goals to launch adventures, attend events to learn and grow, and build friendships. In this issue of Shell Point Life, you can read stories that touch on all these themes. I recently arrived at Shell Point, feeling privileged to serve as editor of this information-packed monthly magazine. Like the newest residents, I m learning to navigate the shorthand references associated with this amazing community and flip a coin to decide which delicious dining option to pick. In my first few weeks, I contributed a few balls to the waterways on our championship golf course; found an artistic hand-crafted wooden serving bowl at the Gift Shop (call it a Christmas present to myself!); and logged three miles with the Shell Point Cares group at the American Heart Association s Heart Walk. My head is spinning with the variety of activities offered. Looking ahead, sign up for some of The Academy classes and music concert series these can quickly fill your calendar and your senses. Healthy eating addresses one of six LifeQuest dimensions, to be highlighted at the Health & Wellness Expo on January 6. Stop by our communications booth to say hi! Shell Point s robust retirement lifestyle is complemented by a comprehensive lifecare program. Read about the professional medical team that is here to serve so many of your healthcare needs, beginning on page 4. Keep this issue of Shell Point Life to use as your guide that begins on page 6 for accessing the specialty medical resources provided on site. Share our pride in the Five Star rating earned by the quality-focused staff at The Larsen Pavilion; story on page 16. Still sharing his professional expertise, Dr. George Magnant (Periwinkle) describes his continued passion for people by caring for students at Florida Gulf Coast University. His story begins on page 23. Generous residents contributed a record amount to the annual employee Christmas gift fund, and we showcase the smiles and thanks from grateful staff who focused on caring, serving, and satisfying all year. I ve already met some of the most welcoming and interesting people here at Shell Point, and look forward to your suggestions for more fascinating stories to tell. Consider me one of your newest friends. Shell Point Life is published monthly for the residents of Shell Point Retirement Community. Editor Mary Kay Grimaldi Director of Marketing & Comm. Rich Cerrina Senior Graphic Designer Wendy Iverson Graphic Designer Kathy Grove Contributors Mary Franklin, Teri Kollath, Bev Chandley, Ginny Miller-Plaza, Melody Desilets, Robyn Church, Randy Woods, Glenda Stephenson, Katelyn Van Scoy, Reverend Andy Hawkins, Dawn Boren, Brian Gainey, Anna Smith, Sarah Nadal, Brad Blackburn, Steve Morton, Dotty Morrison, Ann Erickson, and Susan Uhleman Do you have story ideas or photos to share? Contact Mary Kay Grimaldi, editor, by calling (239) or ing Back Issues Available Online Is there an issue of Shell Point Life that you just have to have? Was your friend or family member in a recent issue but you lost it? You can find the current issue as well as back issues of the magazine at On the Cover Dr. Claude DeGraff, primary care physician at the J. Howard Wood Medical Center on The Island at Shell Point. Get to know him on page page Shell Point Life January Shell Point Boulevard Fort Myers, FL (239) Shell Point is a non-profit ministry of The Christian and Missionary Alliance Foundation, Inc. Follow us on:

3 For Your Well-Being Lifecare at Shell Point Provides Easy Access to Exceptional Healthcare Services For more than 45 years, Shell Point has been providing seniors a gracious retirement lifestyle and the stability and peace of mind that comes with the assurance of Lifecare designed to meet the needs of senior adults. The comprehensive Lifecare offered at Shell Point ensures that our residents have access to a full range of wellness services and amenities. Comprehensive Healthcare Services Residents enjoy access to a wide variety of medical services that are provided throughout the community, and include facilities and programs that are designed specifically for the unique health needs of senior adults. Shell Point s continuum of care provides diversity of services to meet the needs of each resident, beginning with independent living, followed by assisted living, and continuing to skilled nursing. The community offers the convenience of two state-of-the-art medical centers with a full-time staff of on-site physicians, as well as a number of specialty providers. Residents also have access to memory care, hospice care, physical therapy and rehabilitation, home care, behavioral health, and even a full-service pharmacy that will deliver medications right to their front door. Continued next page Continued next page Shell Point Life January

4 TWO ON-SITE MEDICAL CENTERS Located on The Island at Shell Point, the J. Howard Wood Medical Center (left) is a part of the Waterside Medical Complex. The Arbor Medical Center (above), on the second floor, is within The Arbor assisted living residence in The Woodlands at Shell Point where the specialty physicians offices are located. For Your Well-Being Continued from page 3 Shell Point residents enjoy the convenience of two on-site medical centers. The J. Howard Wood Medical Center is located in the Waterside Medical Complex on The Island at Shell Point and features a staff of six physicians and three nurse practitioners. The facility is equipped with multiple exam rooms, an outpatient procedure room, x-ray, dentistry, and a lab for convenience. An on-site pharmacy within the Medical Center provides same-day service, durable medical equipment, and free home delivery within its service area. Home health services are provided by Shell Point HomeCare, and the facility also offers Behavioral Health Services and specialty care services. The second medical center is located at The Arbor in The Woodlands at Shell Point. This facility accommodates a number of specialty physicians who provide appointments for a variety of services. For a listing of the providers who care for patients at The Arbor Medical Center, see page 6. Shell Point s Staff of Physicians The Shell Point medical team of six physicians and three advanced registered nurse practitioners focus on improving quality of life for residents. On-site physicians can provide better care for Shell Point residents. While it is rare for most retirement communities to have a single on-site staff physician, Shell Point employs six! Working exclusively with our residents provides our doctors the opportunity to spend more than three times as long with each patient as the average physician. This gives time for a complete understanding of each patient s unique situation. 4 Shell Point Life January 2015

5 Dr. Roger Hirchak Dr. Roger Hirchak, medical director and vice president of medical services, leads the medical team at Shell Point. He attended medical school at t h e University of Health Sciences in Kansas City, Missouri, and went on to complete his internship and residency at the Brighton Medical Center in Portland, Maine. Dr. Hirchak is Board Certified in Family Practice. He is also a diplomat with the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review. Dr. Hirchak came to Shell Point in 1998 and is the primary physician in the Hospice unit of the Larsen Pavilion. Dr. David Nesselroade Dr. David Nesselroade graduated from West Virginia University School of Medicine. He also completed his internship and his residency in family practice at West Virginia University School of Medicine. Dr. Nesselroade became board certified in family practice in 1979, and began practicing at Shell Point in His primary area of care is the skilled nursing facility. Dr. Lynda Hicks Dr. Lynda Hicks grew up in East Kilbride, Scotland, and received her Bachelor of Science degree in medical science from the University of Edinburgh. She completed her internship in the United Kingdom and her residency in family practice in New Castle, England. Dr. Hicks became a staff physician at Shell Point in And although she officially retired in 2012, she remains an integral part of the medical team as she works one weekend per month in the Hospice Unit and at the Larsen Pavilion. Dr. Mary-Claire Chapman Dr. Mary-Claire Chapman attended medical school at the University of British Columbia in B.C. Canada. She completed her internship and residency at Wellesley Hospital in Canada, then worked in family practice in Orlando, Florida, before joining the medical team at Shell Point in She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice and became Board Certified in Family Practice in Dr. Chapman serves the community though the J. Howard Wood Medical Center. Dr. Wui Chien Dr. Wui Chien graduated from University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Medicine, where she stayed to complete her residency. She is Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Care. Dr. Chien joined the medical staff at Shell Point in 2012 and provides primary care in the J. Howard Wood Medical Center. Dr. Claude DeGraff Dr. Claude DeGraff graduated from New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York. He completed his internship at Wellesley Hospital in Canada and the Family Practice Residency Program at Brookhaven Memorial Medical Center. In 1997, Dr. DeGraff moved to Florida and spent several years in family practice with Hope Hospice and Naples Community Hospital. Dr. DeGraff has been serving the residents of Shell Point since He serves in the J. Howard Wood Medical Center, as a primary care physician. Nurse Practitioners Carol Clark, ARNP Carol Clark, Ed.D., ARNP, received her baccalaureate, master s and post-master s degrees in primary care from Indiana Wesleyan University. She received a doctorate degree in adult and community education from Ball State University. Dr. Clark came to Shell Point in 2003, and serves as the manager of the J. Howard Wood Medical Center and is also involved in clinical practice. Amy Dudley, ARNP Amy Dudley, MSN, ARNP, FNP-BC, received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish/communications from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Old Dominion University in Nor folk, Virginia, and her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from FGCU. Amy has been an ANCC Board Certified Family Practice ARNP since She began her career at Shell Point in 2010 and serves residents in the Larsen Pavilion. Kim Hogan ARNP Kimberly Hogan, ARNP, AGPCNP- BC, received her associate degree in Nursing from Morehead State University in Morehead, Kentucky, and her BSN, MSN, and post-master s Certificate in Nursing from the University of South Alabama. She is an ANCC Board-Certified Adult Gerontology Primary Care ARNP. She has more than 36 years of nursing experience, including critical care, home health, and long term care, and most recently served as a nursing professor and program director at Nova Southeastern University College of Nursing. Kim joined the healthcare team at Shell Point in 2014 and is primarily responsible for providing in-home healthcare services to assisted living residents. Shell Point Life January

6 Psychiatry Orthopedic Care Speech Therapy Urology Dermatology Pain Management Podiatry Physical Therapy SHELL POINT SPECIALTY PHYSICIANS & SERVICES A comprehensive array of specialty physicians work with patients directly on Shell Point property through our state-of-the-art medical centers. Often, this affords Shell Point residents the unique opportunity to receive even the most specialized care without the need to leave the community. Audiology & Hearing Jack Adams, M.S., audiologist and owner of Audiology Consultants of Southwest Florida, has been helping people improve their hearing for more than 30 years. At The Arbor Medical Center, he can provide a full range of audiology services, including hearing tests to determine the level of hearing impairment and the cause of hearing loss. Hearing tests are simple, quick, and painless and they are covered by Medicare, said Jack. I always encourage people to seek help as soon as they notice any communication problem. Jack Adams, M.S. Appointment Information: The Arbor Medical Center in The Woodlands at Shell Point Wednesdays, 1 p.m. 5 p.m. (239) Shelly Rogerson, HAS, BC-HIS, RN, is the owner of Beltone Hearing Center in Fort Myers and is a hearing aid user herself. If you hear, but do not understand, you are not alone, she explains. During appointments, Shelly starts with a free hearing health assessment to understand each person s specific needs, lifestyle, and budget. Next, she gives a free, comprehensive hearing examination. While some people don t have actual hearing loss and simply need wax removal, others need to learn about options for hearing improvement. Regardless, there is never pressure or obligation to take action. Shelly has helped thousands of people improve their hearing, and she promises, Give me an hour, I can change your life! Shelly Rogerson, HAS, BC-HIS, RN Appointment Information: The Arbor Medical Center in The Woodlands at Shell Point Tuesday and Thursday afternoons by appointment (239) Shell Point Life January 2015

7 Audiology Dentistry Cardiology Chiropractic Care Ophthalmology Neurology Nephrology Occupational Therapy Behavioral Health Dr. Chris Votolato, director of Behavioral Health, obtained his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the American School of Professional Psychology, his master s degree in Psychology from University of Baltimore, and his bachelor s degree from Loyola College in Maryland. Throughout his education and training, Dr. Votolato has been dedicated to psychological practice involving older adults. He joined Behavioral Health in 2007, and is passionate about enhancing the future of patient care. Dr. Chris Votolato Dr. Nancy Spencer, a clinical psychologist, received her doctorate of psychology from Nova Southeastern University s Center for Psychological Studies after interning at the Tampa VA Medical Center. She joined the Behavioral Health Department in 2002 with a specialty in health psychology of older adults. Her areas of focus include neuropsychology assessment, caregiving support, stress management, chronic pain management, and adjustment to life after retirement. Dr. Spencer holds support groups at Shell Point in the areas of chronic pain management and caregiver stress. Dr. Nancy Spencer Kathy Fratrick, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, is a native of Appomattox, Virginia. She received her master s degree in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University, and her early career included a specialty with children, adolescents, and adults in both inpatient and outpatient psychiatric settings. Kathy has been with the Department of Behavioral Health at Shell Point since Currently, Kathy s interests and expertise are in the areas of depression, anxiety, Alzheimer s and other dementias, caregiver stress, grief counseling, and transitional care across the continuum. Dr. Ivan Mazzorana, chief medical officer at Park Royal Hospital, attended Miami Dade Community College and Florida International University, earning his medical degree at Universidad Central del Este, Dominican Republic. He completed his residency training at St. Vincent s Hospital in New York and later subspecialized in geriatric psychiatry at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he was a geriatric psychiatry fellow. He has more than 20 years of clinical experience in Southwest Florida. His areas of interest and expertise include: geriatric psychiatry, general adult psychiatry, and psychopharmacology. Kathy Fratrick Karen Woods, MSN, PMHNP-BC, is an advanced registered nurse practitioner who earned her MSN degree and post master s advanced gerontological nursing specialty with specialty training in psychiatric mental health nursing from the University of South Alabama. With a focus in psychiatric nursing, she diagnoses and prescribes medications for a variety of psychiatric conditions. Karen specializes in the treatment of older adults whose mood states or anxiety levels may be affected by chronic illness or organic brain disorders. Dr. Ivan Mazzorana Appointment Information: Medical Center on The Island at Shell Point Fridays, 8 a.m. 5 p.m. (239) Karen Woods Shell Point Life January

8 Psychiatry Orthopedic Care Speech Therapy Urology Dermatology Pain Management Podiatry Physical Therapy Cardiology Dr. Frederick Kunkel specializes in non-invasive cardiology, and received his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh. After completing his residency at York Hospital in York, Pennsylvania, Dr. Kunkel held a research fellowship in cardiology at the University of California in San Francisco. Dr. Kunkel has served in numerous principal positions and appointments throughout his years of service, and he has provided cardiac care for nearly 20 years in Southwest Florida. His areas of expertise include stress testing, critical care medicine, lipid management, and congestive heart failure. Dr. Frederick Kunkel Dr. Michael Rubin Dr. Michael Rubin specializes in peripheral vascular interventions, and is affiliated with Florida Heart Associates. Dr. Rubin holds a medical degree from St. Louis University Medical School in St. Louis, Missouri, completed an internship and residency in medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, and completed his cardiology fellowship at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. Since 1981, Dr. Rubin has received five Physician Recognition Awards, and is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine as well as Cardiovascular Diseases and Interventional Cardiology. Dr. Rubin is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, an Associate of the American College of Physicians, and a member of the Lee County Medical Society. His areas of interest include: nerve and muscle disease, nerve injury, muscle weakness, spinal injury, and nerve entrapment. Appointment Information: The Arbor Medical Center in The Woodlands at Shell Point Tuesdays, 8 a.m. Noon (239) Chiropractic Care Dr. Charles Fulton, a fourth-generation native of Fort Myers, has been in private practice for more than 20 years. While working predominantly as a hands-on chiropractor, he will also incorporate other techniques for those who may prefer alternate care options. His ultimate goal is to get his patients out of pain and back to regular activity as quickly as possible. Dr. Charles Fulton Appointment Information: The Arbor Medical Center in The Woodlands at Shell Point Tuesdays, 1:30 p.m. 5 p.m. (239) Shell Point Life January 2015

9 Audiology Dentistry Cardiology Chiropractic Care Ophthalmology Neurology Nephrology Occupational Therapy Dentistry Dr. Douglas Milsap has been serving the dental needs of the residents of Shell Point Retirement Community for more than 20 years. A native of Fort Myers, he attended Emory University and completed his dental training at Temple University in After a year on the faculty in the department of fixed and removable prosthetics, he returned home to Fort Myers to begin a private practice. He is a member of FDA, ADA, and the Lee County Dental Society. Dr. Milsap enjoys serving the residents of Shell Point and finds satisfaction in knowing that he has been able to improve their quality of life through good dental care. Douglas Milsap, DDS Dr. Deborah Streater graduated from the University of North Texas in She completed her dental degree at Baylor College of Dentistry in Dr. Streater has partnered with Dr. Milsap for eleven years after joining his practice in She began serving the Shell Point community Dr. Streater travels to attend classes and obtain updates on implants, as well as cosmetic and family dentistry. She is a member of FDA, ADA, and the Lee County Dental Society. Appointment Information: J. Howard Wood Medical Center on The Island at Shell Point Hygienist: Mondays Wednesdays / Dr. Milsap: Wednesdays / Dr. Streater: Tuesdays (239) Deborah Streater, DDS Dermatology Dr. Michael Haiken is a board certified dermatologist and fellowship-trained skin cancer and reconstructive surgeon. He has performed more than 25,000 dermatologic surgical procedures. A distinguished graduate of Rutgers College and New Jersey Medical School, Dr. Haiken trained with the nation s leaders in dermatology at The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and the Rockefeller Institute. Dr. Haiken completed additional fellowship training in Mohs surgery, reconstruction, and skin cancer at the Department of Dermatology of the University of Miami Medical School. This was a one-year program of extensive training under the auspices of the American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS). He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Dermatology and a Fellow of the American College of Mohs Surgery and the American Academy of Dermatology. He has practiced dermatology for 23 years and is pleased to provide compassionate medical and surgical care to the Shell Point community. Michael Haiken, MD Shannen Vixler, C-ARNP, is a compassionate, certified Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner. She graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University School of Nursing with both a bachelor s and master s degree in nursing, including successful completion of the Nurse Practitioner Program. Her 21 years of dermatology clinical experience are reflected in both the quality and thoroughness of her care. Shannen recommends yearly skin examinations for adults. She shares Dr. Haiken s passion for providing quality dermatologic care to the residents of Shell Point. Appointment Information: The Arbor Medical Center in The Woodlands at Shell Point Wednesdays, 8 a.m. 5 p.m. (239) Shannen Vixler, ARNP Shell Point Life January

10 Psychiatry Orthopedic Care Speech Therapy Urology Dermatology Pain Management Podiatry Physical Therapy Home Care Whether you are recuperating from a recent surgery, have a spouse who needs more care than you are able to give, or you recognize that it s just getting harder to complete the routine activities you are accustomed to, Shell Point Home Care is at your service. Shell Point Home Care, a Florida-licensed Home Care service, provides an assortment of customized Personal Assistance Services, such as assistance with bathing and dressing, laundry, companionship, personal shopping, light housekeeping, meal assistance, medication set-up and assistance, appointment scheduling and escort, Alzheimer s and dementia care, and much more. If your needs are as simple as a couple hours of support or as complex as 24-hour care, our nurses, certified nursing assistants, and home health aides are available to meet your needs. During 2014, more than 55 staff members provided more than 107,500 hours of care to Shell Point residents. The staff is supervised by two RNs who are part of the Shell Point Health Care team and serve as a resource to you. Remember, Shell Point Home Care offers assistance and support for you and your loved ones, allowing you to remain in your home for as long as possible. You do not have to be ill, nor do you need doctor s orders to benefit from Shell Point Home Care. To find out more about Home Care services, call You can also visit the Home Care office on the second floor of the Medical Center. Rely on Shell Point Home Care to restore peace of mind and stability to your life so you can continue to be happy and safe where your heart is, at home! Neurology Home Care at Shell Point J. Howard Wood Medical Center, 2nd Floor, on The Island at Shell Point Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. 4:30 p.m. (239) Dr. Valeriy Sabodash has more than 15 years of experience in the field of neurology. He completed his residency in Springfield, Illinois, as well as fellowships in geriatric behavioral health and clinical neurophysiology at the University of Chicago. Dr. Sabodash works with Neurology Specialists, which provides medical care for a variety of neurological issues, including dementia, movement disorders stemming from the peripheral nervous system, and ailments such as neck and back pain. He specializes in behavioral neurology, geriatric neurology, epilepsy, movement disorders, peripheral nervous system, and management of spinal pathology. Dr. Valeriy Sabodash Appointment Information: The Arbor Medical Center in The Woodlands at Shell Point Fridays, 8 a.m. 5 p.m. (239) Ophthalmology Dr. Trevor Elmquist Dr. Trevor Elmquist founded Elmquist Eye Group in Southwest Florida in 1992, and opened his satellite office at Shell Point in Dr. Elmquist offers his patients at Shell Point the most modern eye care available, and they have come to know and trust him for his dedication, care, and concern. As a dedicated medical professional, Dr. Elmquist combines a wealth of knowledge, experience, and commitment, giving each patient the undivided attention they deserve. Dr. Elmquist is an experienced, licensed ophthalmologist who is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and the American Osteopathic Board of Ophthalmology and Otorhinolaryngology. It is my goal to ensure that our patients at Shell Point receive the highest quality eye care and service, said Dr. Elmquist. We use the most up-to-date diagnostic and treatment equipment available. Appointment Information: The Arbor Medical Center in The Woodlands at Shell Point Wednesdays and Fridays, 7:45 a.m. 11:15 a.m. (239) Shell Point Life January 2015

11 Audiology Dentistry Cardiology Chiropractic Care Ophthalmology Neurology Nephrology Occupational Therapy Orthopedic Dr. David Eichten attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. During that time, he spent two years doing clinical rotations in Fort Myers, where he worked with Dr. Humbert and Dr. Fenning at Joint Implant Surgeons of Florida. He also spent a month at Shell Point working with Dr. Hirchak, Dr. Chapman, and Dr. Hicks. Dr. Eichten completed an extra year of training in hip and knee joint replacement fellowship. Now, as a full-time member of the team at Joint Implant Surgeons, Dr. Eichten is happy to return to Shell Point. He takes pride in helping patients get rid of pain so they can return to the activities they love while providing the best in joint replacement care. Appointment Information: The Arbor Medical Center in The Woodlands at Shell Point Fridays, 8:45 a.m. 11:30 a.m. (239) Dr. David Eichten Pharmacy The Shell Point Pharmacy was established on The Island in 1997, and offers over-the-counter products, durable medical equipment, and prescription services. The Pharmacy s three full-time registered pharmacists fill thousands of prescriptions every month. Prescription services are available for residents at all levels of care offered at Shell Point, including the Larsen Pavilion, King s Crown, The Arbor, The Springs, and independent living residents. Joy Darnell, director of Pharmacy services, and her staff offer professional consulting services, as well as medication therapy management for all Shell Point residents. For most orders, the Pharmacy will deliver your prescriptions to your door the same day, free of charge. Most insurance plans are accepted. The Shell Point Pharmacy J. Howard Wood Medical Center on The Island at Shell Point Weekdays, 9 a.m. 5 p.m. (239) Joy Darnell Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation The Rehabilitation Center at Shell Point is an important component of the continuum of healthcare, providing occupational, physical, and speech therapy services. The state-of-the-art facility opened in 2011 to provide both inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services through an interdisciplinary team of professionals. Christine Gulotta, program director, oversees the team of three occupational therapists, three certified occupational therapy assistants, three physical therapists, six physical therapy assistants, one speech language pathologist, and three rehabilitation technicians. Appointments forthe therapy department are made through primary physicians. Upon receipt of a doctor s prescription, the therapy department will call patients to schedule appointments. Christine Gulotta Shell Point Life January

12 Psychiatry Orthopedic Care Speech Therapy Urology Dermatology Pain Management Podiatry Physical Therapy Podiatry Dr. Andy Chi Dr. Andy Chi is a native Floridian who received his bachelor of science degree in biological sciences from Florida Atlantic University and his doctorate of podiatric medicine from Barry University. Dr. Chi completed a surgical residency in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery at Palmetto General Hospital in Hialeah. He joined the team at Foot & Ankle Care of the Island Coast in July Whether it s as simple as treating nail fungus, or as complex as reconstructive surgery of the foot and ankle, Dr. Chi is able to address all foot- and ankle-related needs. Dr. Vyacheslav Makarov graduated from New York College of Podiatric Medicine and completed a four-year podiatric surgical residency at New York Hospital Queens. He honed his surgical skills through extensive training with a wide array of podiatric foot and ankle orthopedic surgeons. In his final year of residency, Dr. Makarov served as chief resident, focused in the areas of sports medicine and reconstructive surgery. In addition to providing podiatric expertise to his patients, he works closely with other medical specialties to prevent further complications that develop in patients suffering from diabetes, immunosuppressive illnesses, neurological manifestations, and various forms of arthritis. Dr. Vyacheslav Makarov Appointment Information: The Arbor Medical Center in The Woodlands at Shell Point Dr. Chi: Thursdays / Dr. Makarov: Wednesdays and Fridays (239) Dr. David Gavin earned his bachelor s degree in biology from Niagara University in Niagara Falls, New York. He is a graduate of the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine and completed his surgical residency at the Baptist Specialty Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Dr. Gavin is board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and is a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He has a solo practice in Fort Myers, where he has practiced for the past 23 years. He has served the Shell Point community for the past 20 years. Dr. Gavin specializes in diabetic foot management, as well as trauma and limb preservation surgery. David Gavin DP, FACFAS Appointment Information: The Arbor Medical Center in The Woodlands at Shell Point Tuesdays, 1:30 p.m. 4 p.m. (239) Shell Point Life January 2015

13 Audiology Dentistry Cardiology Chiropractic Care Ophthalmology Neurology Nephrology Occupational Therapy Pulmonary Critical Care Dr. Sunil N. Lalla received his medical degree from Topiwala National Medical College in Bombay, India. Following eight years of post-graduate training, he opened a private practice in Fort Myers. He currently serves as the department of medicine chair at Gulf Coast Medical Center. He is certified by The American Board of Internal Medicine for Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, and Critical Care Medicine. Appointment Information: Arbor Medical Center in The Woodlands at Shell Point Thursdays, 2 p.m. 4 p.m. (239) Dr. Sunil N. Lalla Urology Dr. Harry Tsai is a board-certified urologist who brings more than 10 years of experience to Shell Point. Dr. Tsai has been seeing patients at Shell Point since 2007, and he opened his own practice, Fort Myers Urology, in Dr. Tsai was in private practice from 2001 to 2007 in Greenville, South Carolina, and on staff in the department of urology at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Los Angeles from 1999 to Dr. Tsai received his bachelor s degree in the biological sciences from the University of Chicago. He graduated from Rush Medical College in Chicago, Illinois, and completed his residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, New York. He completed a urologic oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. His interests include the treatment of overactive bladder in men and women with Urgent PC nerve stimulation, office treatment of prostate enlargement, and prostate cryosurgery for prostate cancer. Harry Tsai, MD Appointment Information: Arbor Medical Center in The Woodlands at Shell Point Mondays, 12 p.m. 2 p.m. (239) Support Service On-site Mobile Mammography In addition to the benefits of having access to a full-time staff of on-site physicians, and a cadre of specialty providers, Shell Point residents can also take advantage of the convenience of on-site mammography screenings. Organized and run by Radiology Regional Center, the Mobile Mammography Bus visits Shell Point on a monthly basis and offers residents the ease of receiving routine screenings. For more information about the Mobile Mammography Bus and the full schedule of dates for future Shell Point appointments, call (239) Shell Point Life January

14 Hospice Care at Shell Point Supportive Care with Dignity, Choices and Comfort More than 13 years ago, Shell Point introduced its hospice program. We understand that quality at the end of one s life is unique to each individual. Hospice allows the medical staff, residents, and their families to participate in the journey together, said Dr. Roger Hirchak, vice president of medical services at Shell Point. Through our hospice program, Shell Point provides supportive care for patients in the terminal stages of an incurable illness, so they may live their remaining days with dignity and free from pain or anxiety. Hospice care at Shell Point is a collaborative effort with Hope Hospice of Lee County. Services span all levels of life care independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, and general in-patient care, which is provided around-the-clock when needed in the nine-room unit located on the fourth floor annex of Shell Point s skilled nursing center, the Larsen Pavilion. We are often able to provide pain and symptom management that controls the patient s symptoms, enough so that they may be discharged to the comfort of their home, and continue to receive outpatient hospice care as needed. This allows residents to benefit from hospice care without having to leave the community, explains Dr. Hirchak, who is the primary physician coordinating care at the unit. A Compassionate Team Effort Hospice brings together an interdisciplinary team doctors, nurses, nurse aides, volunteers, pharmacists, massage therapists, music therapists, chaplains, and others working together toward the same goal: To make this a comfortable, peaceful, and special time in a patient s life. Hospice allows the medical staff, residents, and their families to participate in the journey together. Dr. Hirchak is the physician in the Hospice unit of the Larsen Pavilion. With the assistance of these professional caregivers, families have more time to spend together, providing love and comfort to their loved ones. Bereavement counselors also are available to help with the transition. Hospice caregivers help make the transition easier, but death is never rushed. Hospice is not about death, it is about quality of life, Dr. Hirchak said. While he may not be able to cure a disease, he can adjust medications to help keep a patient pain-free but as alert as possible, and use different methods of managing symptoms to improve a patient s comfort. Spiritual Support Near the End of Life The feelings that people experience at this time may not be only physical. Spiritual care respects all faith traditions and can help those experiencing grief and anxiety by providing guidance in the search for meaning and closure in the midst of loss. Communicating closely with patients to support them spiritually or linking with area clergy and faith communities can help many hospice patients and their families transition to a new phase of life. This holistic approach of treating the body, mind, and spirit is embedded in Shell Point s philosophy and mission to be dedicated to the service of God and the care of His people and to always to seek to enhance the quality of life for residents. The common denominator found among Shell Point caregivers is their commitment, love, and passion for what they do, said Steve Minniear, vice president of Healthcare Services at Shell Point. We all are grateful for the privilege of serving the residents, and feel blessed to work here. 14 Shell Point Life January 2015

15 A Tradition of Excellence Services in the Larsen Pavilion The Larsen Pavilion Skilled Nursing Center has been an integral part of Shell Point from the beginning and offers personalized and compassionate care in a beautiful waterfront setting. The facility provides superior care and above-average staffing ratios that include on-site staff physicians and a nurse practitioner making daily rounds, as well as registered nurses, certified nursing assistants, and other healthcare professionals all focused on providing person-centered care to residents. I believe what sets this facility apart is the quality of care our patients receive, said Sherry Brown, director of long term care. We have on-staff physicians in the building every day, which Sherry Brown is different from almost all other facilities that rely on off-site doctors to provide ongoing assessments and care. The medical caregivers on our staff have been noted for their compassion and the caring attitude that they show the residents. Resident life in the Larsen Pavilion is enhanced by such in-house supportive services as a full-service salon, activities, nutrition, and waterfront dining. A full-time chaplaincy program provides emotional support and comfort to residents and their families, and a beautiful meditation chapel provides a spiritual sanctuary. The quality of life for every resident in the Larsen Pavilion is enhanced by the dedicated resident volunteers who serve on the Pavilion Auxiliary and provide additional support throughout the facility. Short-Term Stays Many people have the misconception that a trip to a skilled nursing facility is a permanent one; however, that is not typically the case, said Steve Minniear, vice president of Healthcare Services. More than 60% of the admissions into the Larsen Pavilion are individuals who experience successful recovery and are able to return home in a relatively short period. Our goal is to welcome people, get them healthy, and get them back to the best quality of life possible, which ultimately means the most independent setting, Steve said. Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy The Rehabilitation Center at Shell Point provides inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services through an interdisciplinary team of professionals comprised of physicians; physical, occupational, and speech therapists; behavioral health specialists; and social workers all dedicated to helping individuals achieve higher levels of independence and freedom from pain. These programs utilize a comprehensive team approach that is essential for the best results and includes the residents, their families, and the referring physician to achieve optimal benefits from therapy. Services include shortor long-term rehab services and specialized therapy programs such as orthopedics, stroke care, memory care, dysphasia, pain management, and low vision. Memory Care Shell Point s healthcare philosophy extends beyond traditional care. The second floor of the Larsen Pavilion is dedicated to individuals with moderate to advanced memory loss, Alzheimer s disease, and other dementias. Daily activities and therapeutic programs are provided to promote intellectual stimulation, personal participation, and social interaction. Hospice Care On the fourth floor, hospice care is provided in collaboration with Hope Hospice and includes palliative and hospice care. Palliative Steve Minniear care provides pain management to alleviate pain during prolonged illness, and hospice care focuses on preventing, relieving, and reducing symptoms to allow the individual to experience comfort and peace near the end of life. The Larsen Pavilion has always provided our residents with peace of mind. If they need to stay there whether it s a week or two to recover from surgery, or a long-term stay they know the quality of care offered is the best available, said Sherry. For more information about the Larsen Pavilion, including details regarding benefits, services, and amenities, contact Admissions Coordinator Rhanda Lee at (239) Shell Point Life January

16 H H H H H Pavilion Receives Five Star Rating Shell Point s Skilled Nursing Facility Recognized for Quality by National Agency The Larsen Pavilion has earned a Five-Star Rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the national agency responsible for overseeing the quality ratings of skilled nursing facilities that participate in Medicare or Medicaid. The Five Star Quality Rating System is used by CMS as part of the agency s Nursing Home Compare public reporting site, which ranks each nursing facility by a set of criteria. The primary goal in providing this rating system is to provide residents and their families with an easy-to-understand assessment of nursing home quality, making meaningful distinctions between high- and lowperforming nursing homes. The rating system features an overall five-star rating based on facility performance for four types of performance measures, each of which has its own associated five-star rating. These domains are: health inspections (measures based on outcomes from state health inspection surveys), staffing (measures based on staffing levels), RN staffing (measures based on RN staffing levels), and quality measures (based on the CMS Minimum Data Set that records outcomes of care). The Larsen Pavilion received a coveted five out of five star rating overall, as well as five out of five stars in the categories of quality measures, staffing, and RN staffing, placing it in the top 10% of the best nursing facilities in Florida. We re obviously very thrilled, said Sherry Brown, director of skilled nursing and Larsen Pavilion administrator. The five-star rating is a major achievement and one that is not easy to obtain; we re overjoyed that CMS has given us this recognition. In addition to the healthcare provided within each residential room at The Larsen Pavilion, the skilled nursing facility also offers a free-standing state-of-the-art rehabilitation center, hair salon, activity spaces, waterfront walkway and deck, chapel, dining room, reading area, and administrative building. The Larsen Pavilion also provides superior memory care, for conditions such as Alzheimer s or stroke-related dementia. We dedicate multiple resources to this group, said Sherry, including an entire floor of our facility, specialized activities staff, and an on-staff behavioral health team. Dr. Chris Votolato, director of behavioral health, is a psychologist who specializes in memory care and cognitive disorders and leads the memory care program. Sherry insists that it isn t just the outstanding facility that achieves these high standards. I am extremely proud of our staff as well for the special effort they make each day to care for our residents, she said. Our goal is to provide an individualized personcentered approach to patient care. We really look at the specific needs of each resident to create as much of a homelike setting as possible. Shell Point President Peter Dys echoed Sherry s comments, Whether we re welcoming people from outside or inside our community, it s our philosophy to operate as if we re going to be inspected every day, he said. Located in the Waterside Medical Complex at the entrance of Shell Point s Island community, the Pavilion is comprised of four floors with 219 beds. The Pavilion provides residents with peace of mind. If they need to stay in the facility whether it s for a week or two to recover from surgery, or a long-term stay they know the quality of care offered is the best available, said Sherry. More than 60% of Pavilion admissions are individuals who experience successful recoveries and are able to return to their homes in a relatively short period, she said. Our goal is to welcome people, get them healthy, and get them back to the best quality of life possible, which ultimately means the most independence possible. The Larsen Pavilion welcomes individuals from anywhere in Southwest Florida and is Medicare-approved. For information about admissions in the Larsen Pavilion or for out-patient services through Shell Point s Rehabilitation Center, call (239) We are honored to receive the fivestar rating by CMS, said Sherry. It truly shows that our resident care and quality are the best based on national, ratings. While we celebrate our five-star recognition, we will continue to abide by the highest standards and quality of care that Shell Point is known to provide. 16 Shell Point Life January 2015

17 Visit the 2015 LifeQuest Health & Wellness Expo B y M a r y F r a n k l i n, r e s o r t s e r v i c e s a n d w e l l n e s s m a n a g e r In the past, Shell Point residents have enjoyed learning about healthy wellness options from Shell Point staff and local professionals. This year s Expo will be no different, with more than 50 booths to visit. Shell Point experts will be on hand to answer your questions and share new information about services and amenities here at your fingertips. Several booths will be interactive, with fitness tests, taste sampling, and fun activities. Also look for new vendors this year from the Fort Myers community. The LifeQuest Health and Wellness Expo will be held Tuesday, January 6 from 10:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. in the Church Auditorium. Snacks, samples, and door prizes are included don t miss the fun! LifeQuest Discussion Group Joy Through Movement with Bev Chandley Saturday, January 24 10:00 a.m. Grand Cypress Room/WDL Fitness Classes/ Personal Training Shell Point Salon & Spa Shell Point Golf Club Legacy Foundation Skinny Pantry Spiritual Services Housekeeping Nutrition Education Medical Center Specialty Doctors Pharmacy Assisted Living Skilled Nursing Technology Services FineMark National Bank & Trust Sun Harvest Citrus Social Opportunities Rehabilitation Academy of Lifelong Learning The LifeQuest focus for January is the Community and Social dimension. When you don t feel well, you lose the motivation to get out and enjoy activities. Come learn about a simple practice that doctors recommend to patients to help reduce stress, increase mental clarity, tone muscles, improve balance, lower blood pressure, cope with anxiety, and boost joy in everyday life. Program Coordinator Bev Chandley teaches this introduction that may add another tool to your LifeQuest toolbox! Introducing Dr. Sabodash New Neurologist Caring for Patients at The Arbor Medical Center Dr. Valeriy Sabodash has more than 15 years of experience in the field of neurology. He completed his residency in Springfield, Illinois, as well as fellowships in geriatric behavioral health and clinical neurophysiology at the University of Chicago. Dr. Sabodash specializes in behavioral neurology, geriatric neurology, epilepsy, movement disorders, peripheral nervous system, and management of spinal pathology. Dr. Sabodash recently joined Neurology Specialists, which provides medical care for a variety of neurological issues, including dementia, movement disorders stemming from the peripheral nervous system, and ailments such as neck and back pain. Neurology Specialists takes a patientcentered approach to care. We address disorders from a neurological point of view, with the goal to prevent surgical intervention whenever possible. In most cases, we have been able to provide the medical care needed right here at Shell Point. We ve had good results and great feedback from our patients, explained Dr. Sabodash. I like working in the Shell Point environment, and am especially impressed with how the residents come to appointments with good questions and background research. When patients pay attentiton to the details like diet and social interaction it shows that they are actively involved with their health. People with this attitude are more likely to have good health to begin with, shared Dr. Sabodash. Of course, we are happy to address all of their questions and concerns. Plus, I am often on the phone with out-of-state family members, because good communication is important. Dr. Sabodash sees patients at The Arbor Medical Center on Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and visits The Pavilion as needed. To make an appointment, please call (239) Dr. Valeriy Sabodash recently joined Neurology Specialists and schedules Shell Point patient visits at The Arbor Medical Center on Fridays. Shell Point Life January

18 Academic Exploration Expand Your Horizons, Test Your Skills and Get in Sync with Technology B y T e r i K o l l a t h, m a n a g e r o f T h e A c a d e m y a n d t h e a u x i l i a r y Coffee With A Neighbor On Thursday, January 22, Sheila and Herb Sklar (Eagles Preserve) will bring us Places and Faces of Israel, a photographic journey of Israel and its people as seen through the perspective of this Jewish couple on their recent trip. For the Love of Learning Anatomy of Words begins during the spring term, giving all word lovers an opportunity to explore the fascinating, unique, and sometimes challenging aspects of our mother tongue. Bring a word to dissect, or come to listen to the vocabulary choices of others, every Monday beginning January 5. Professor Adrian Kerr begins a foursession trip through Legendary Places that have been on his bucket list, and maybe yours as well. Join him each Tuesday in January for this whirlwind tour that spans the ages chronologically from the Great Pyramids of Egypt (2500 BC) to the Taj Mahal in India (1600.) Herb Sklar (Eagles Preserve) will once again enlist his friends from the Shell Point Photo Club to help those who want to learn about their digital camera, even if it s still in the box, with Digital Camera Prep School on three Tuesdays beginning January 7. Herb Sklar also begins his much requested drawing class, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, on Wednesdays, January 7 through February 11, along with artistic assistance from Karen Hubbard of Lakewood. Join Professor Adrian Kerr on each Tuesday in January for a four-session trip through Legendary Places. Susan Willoughby begins her monthlong Wednesday sessions of Intermediate Bridge on January 7. Mah-Jongg Basics begins on Thursday, January 8, for eight sessions of guided introduction to this popular, fascinating tile game. Mary Jane Atkinson (Parkwood), Karen Liberles (Eagles Preserve) and Mac Nickels (Eagles Preserve) teach with the goal of having you ready to join established Shell Point groups. On eight Thursdays, beginning January 8, David Singer (Tellidora) offers a unique opportunity to learn to tell your story with Writing with David Singer: Turning Life Experiences into Story. On Friday, January 9, The Academy welcomes international lecturer Gerald Ziedenberg, who specializes in modern history, for a look at Winston Churchill, perhaps the greatest leader of World War II. Dick Brown (Parkwood) offers a math class aimed at those who may have experienced numbers anxiety, but now want to enjoy the role math plays in our world today. Join him on four Tuesdays beginning January 13 for Math in Art, Music and Nature. The very popular Alpha Course will be offered by The Village Church on 10 Tuesdays beginning January 13. The course offers video lectures and an opportunity to explore Join lecturer and historian Gerald Ziedenberg on January 9 for a look at Winston Churchill one of the greatest British politicians of all time. 18 Shell Point Life January 2015

19 Academy on The Go Join Program Coordinator Bev Chandley for an exciting wilderness encounter on Thursday, January 15, as she leads an educational field trip to Canoe the Turner River with a Ranger. The Big Cypress National Preserve is the destination, borderwww.shellpoint.net/academy the basics of the Christian faith through small group discussion. On Wednesday, January 14, we welcome author and businessman Brian Oxley for a presentation that includes two of his films focusing on the extraordinary poem by Francis Thompson, titled The Hound of Heaven. Gerald Ziedenberg will give us a three-class look at The Decade that Changed America Forever, The 1950s beginning on Friday, January 16. We will reminisce about the people, events, and places we now know shaped the world of today. Paul Hoden (Oakmont) offers our first AARP Smart Driver Course of the semester on Monday, January 19. In just six hours, Paul presents the age-related physical changes we need to focus on as we tune up our driving skills and update our knowledge of Florida driving laws. The new Shell Point Photo Studio will hold classes on two Mondays beginning January 26, offering How to Photograph A photo of Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr., taken during the civil rights movement, reminds us of the great leaders who transformed our nation. Join lecturer, Gerald Ziedenberg, for The Decade that Changed America Forever on January 16. People, Outdoors and Indoors, taught by Herb Sklar (Eagles Preserve). Seth Mendell (Tellidora) gives us a two-session look at The Story of New England Whaling on two Mondays, January 26 and February 2. From the building of watch towers on the sand dunes of Nantucket to sightings of migrating right whales, to a look at whaling ships and their voyages, Seth ends with political and natural occurrences that led to the decline of the industry. If you, like many, have boxes of old family and travel photos and other happy memories, then Scrapbooking with a Purpose will give you an enjoyable and helpful way to present them for your satisfaction and posterity. Join instructor Debbie Melchi (Periwinkle) for five Wednesday sessions beginning January 28. Legacy Seminar Jeff Cory, Executive Director of the Legacy Foundation, welcomes presenters Craig Hersch and Michael Hill, Attorneys at Law with Sheppard, Brett, Stewart, Hersh, Kinsey & Hill, P.A., on Wednesday, January 28, for Protecting Against Attacks on the Inheritance You Leave Your Loved Ones. continued next page Explore the political and natural occurrences that led to the decline of the whaling industry as Seth Mendell of Tellidora presents The Story of New England Whaling on two Mondays, January 26 and February 2. Academy on The Go heads to Big Cypress National Preserve in the Florida Everglades on Thursday, January 15 for a rangerguided canoe trip on the Turner River. Shell Point Life January

20 Academic Exploration Continued from page 19 ing the Everglades National Park. On Thursday, January 22, Bev is off to Myakka to share the world of the famous and amazing equines with the field trip! Technology Today and Tomorrow Are you trying to log onto the new EZAccess Patient Portal but can t get past the pop ups? Join Brian Gainey, technology services coordinator, for Getting Past the Pop Ups on Friday, January 9. Leave with a handout to guide you through the process at home. Bruce Findley (Sundial) will address another innovation this term with 12 weekly lessons on the iphone. The lessons include: iphones at a Glance on Monday, January 5; iphones Basics on two Mondays, January 12 and 19; and iphones Phone App on Monday, January 26. Then Penny Modrich (Nautilus) joins Bruce Findley to teach ipad: Why Do I Need One? Will it Replace My PC? on Tuesday, January 13. The next class in the ipad series, Apple ipad: Got One, Now What? will be offered by Bruce Findley on two Tuesdays, January 20 and 27. Penny Modrich focuses on Apple iworks Apps for two classes, Apple iworks: Word Processing with Pages App on two Wednesdays, January 7 and 14, and Apple iworks: Creating Spreadsheets Using Numbers App on two Wednesdays, January 21 and 28. Did you know your ipad can take the place of a translator and a GPS tracker when traveling? Find out how in Traveling with the Apple ipad presented by Judith Krug (Eagles Preserve) on Tuesday, January 13. Our talented resident instructors and assistants will once again provide the popular Apple ipad and iphone Clinics in the Teaching Center located in The Island Tunnel on Fridays throughout the semester. Drop in any Friday from January 9 through March 27 with your Apple ipad or iphone, along with your questions. Computer College Richard Nelson (Lakewood) continues to reach out to those who are ready to get acquainted with computers. His Basics Prep School for January will take place every Wednesday from January 7 through 28. Start your journey into the world of computers with this class, or use it as a review. Russ Kraay (Oakmont) offers two workshops: a Tune-Up of the Basics on two Mondays, January 5 and 12, and Fun on the Internet on Mondays, January 19 and 26. Joe Cramer (Lakewood) offers a Beginner s Tutorial on Windows 8.1 for four Mondays from January 5 through 26. Creating and Personalizing Gmail Accounts is Jim Plummer s (Parkwood) specialty, taught on three Thursdays from January 8 through 22. Paul Neighbors (Rosemont) teaches what can be done to save your work in progress if you encounter unexpected problems, with Understanding Your Computer on three Tuesdays from January 20 through February 3. Megs Singer (Tellidora) offers a computer class, Following Your Friends and Family on Facebook, on three Fridays from January 16 through 30. Stay Tuned Please refer to the brochure for the Academy of Lifelong Learning available at either service desk, or online at for more information, including any fees and registration requirements. Ideas are welcome for future courses, and we hope to see you at an Academy class soon! POSSIBLE! GALA 2015 Join us as we celebrate life at Shell Point today and look forward to the possibilities of tomorrow. Friday, January 30 2:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. at The Village Church Just think about what s possible as we join together and celebrate the successes of 2014, then take a look into the future of Shell Point. With the sharing of gifts that we give and get, we can learn, grow, care and find that Anything Is Possible. Listen as an inspiring 14-year-old prodigy pianist, composer, and singer Ethan Bortnik performs an uplifting and memorable collection of melodies. This driven young humanitarian combines his musical pursuits with his charity work. Join us for a sweet taste of what is possible in our community. 20 Shell Point Life January 2015

21 LifeQuest Menu Options Make Healthy Eating Possible B y L i n d a R a k o s, R D N, A s s i s t a n t D i r e c t o r o f H o s p i t a l i t y S e r v i c e s We all know that healthy eating can be of benefit no matter what our age. It may give us more energy, keep off extra weight, and lessen the risk of numerous diseases. The U.S Dietary Guidelines advise to eat more fruits and dark green and orange vegetables; focus on whole grains; eat lean protein; and cut down on sodium, sugar, and saturated and trans fats. If one of your LifeQuest goals is to eat healthier, Hospitality Services dining venues provide healthy eating options to help you achieve that goal. LifeQuest dining options were first introduced in the Crystal Room in A LifeQuest plate is designed to have no more than 700 calories and less than 750 milligrams of sodium. Fat is also limited to 26 grams or less, with no more than 8 grams of saturated fat. The current selection of Crystal LifeQuest plates average about 400 calories with an average sodium content of 500 milligrams. The Crystal Room offers an entire menu page of LifeQuest options on the a la carte menu, including broiled cod, roast turkey, oven-baked chicken, fork-tender pot roast, and grilled salmon. The real stars are two signature chicken dishes. One is a delicious grilled chicken breast seasoned with shallots and coriander, served with pan-seared mushrooms, tomatoes, squash, and spinach, all served over quinoa. The second includes bite-sized pieces of roasted chicken sautéed with asparagus, tarragon, and fresh lemon, For this entree and other healthy LifeQuest options, just look for the Q on the menu. then tossed with a brown rice ziti. Due to popular request, brown rice, quinoa, and baked sweet potatoes can be ordered as one of the numerous side items. The extensive Crystal Room salad bar has many items available to help you build your own colorful and healthy plates, including the recent addition of quinoa salad and sugar-free gelatin. The Palm Grill also features tasty and healthy LifeQuest entree plates. Diners can select: mahi mahi topped with fresh The Crystal Room s Grilled Salmon and Grilled Chicken Primavera (above), and the Palm Grill s Open Face Vegetable Sandwich (inset) are delicious as well as nutritious, at 700 calories or less. pineapple salsa, served with brown rice and fresh broccoli; grilled ciabatta bread sandwich with grilled zucchini, yellow squash, roasted red peppers, mushrooms, spinach, and Havarti cheese, topped with a balsamic glaze; or fresh vegetable kabob on a bed of quinoa with an arugula salad. LifeQuest options are available daily in the Arbor, King s Crown and the Springs dining rooms as well as the Larsen Pavilion. Are you interested in learning more about making healthy food choices? The Hospitality Services team will provide many opportunities throughout the coming year. Stop by our Keeping it Fresh Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle booth at the LifeQuest Expo on January 6, visit our displays during National Nutrition Month in March, and plan to attend one of our informative Health Connections programs during the coming year. For more information, contact Linda Rakos, RDN, at (239) Shell Point Life January

22 Did You Get a New TV for Christmas? B y P e t e r B u r t, t e c h n i c a l s u p p o r t s e r v i c e m a n a g e r Check your tuner to determine if it is compatible with the Shell Point cable system. A word of caution: Not all televisions have digital tuners that are compatible with the Shell Point TV channel broadcast. Here are some tips to be sure your set can pick-up all 108 digital channels clearly including the three in-house SPTV options, and the 40 channels available in high definition. The ASTC digital tuner installed in many TV models today is designed to accommodate the customers who receive TV signals from an antenna on their roof; that is not how Shell Point feeds your service. If your TV set doesn t have a highquality digital QAM tuner, you can purchase a set top box from Shell Point for $125. Please know that many manufacturers use lower quality QAM tuners, which could cause reception problems here. Their belief is that most of America uses some type of set top box, either from a satellite or cable company, which negates the need to include a tuner in the TV set. Shell Point technicians have found that most Samsung, LG, and Visio brand TVs seem to deliver the best results in our community. If you purchase a new TV, make sure it can be exchanged if it does not work properly on our system. If you need help installing your TV hook-up or have questions about your reception, please contact the Call Center at to send maintenance or technical support service. You also can ask for a channel line-up card, or pick one up at either service desk, to see all the channels that are available. Tech Tip Expanding Your Expertise in 2015 B y B r i a n G a i n e y, t e c h n i c a l s e r v i c e s What better time to consider learning something new and exciting than at the beginning of a new year? With technology s pace of innovation, we all have something new we could learn our computer, ipad, Smart TV or Smartphone. Don t wait any longer! Just choose the topic you want, and go. Many bookstores hold rows of books that are designed to walk you through the learning process, no matter your skill. Heard of the Dummy books? Many have found success with them. My first website design book was a Dummy book, which inspired me to start taking computer classes way back in high school. Make learning to use your computer or device fun. If learning from a book doesn t work for you, consider taking a class or hiring a tutor. I help many people who begin with all stages of computer knowledge to learn a specific task. You may not always understand why your tutor assigns certain homework at first, but you will soon enough. I remember helping someone with her first ipad and my homework assignment was to play Angry Birds for an hour a day. All I wanted was for her to get used to the touch screen. Within one week, she was no longer using a stylus and enjoying the ipad more. In 2015, let s grow and stretch our minds and learn a new task with technology! If you have any questions or are looking for some help org, or call and place a work order. 22 Shell Point Life January 2015

23 A Passion for People B y S a r a h N a d a l, p u b l i c r e l a t i o n s s p e c i a l i s t Dr. George Magnant has dedicated his life to caring for children and adolescents, from his successful family practice of 50 years to his current role as parttime pediatrician for students at Florida Gulf Coast University. George reflects on the development of the pediatric field and his personal passion for people. Dr. George Magnant (Periwinkle) was born and raised in the small, scenic whaling town of New Bedford, Massachusetts. During his senior year at Assumption College, George met and married Marielle, his wife of many years. Marielle married me after my first year at Medical School at Georgetown, where I studied pediatrics and adolescent medicine. Then, we moved to the Maryland suburbs after graduation to complete my internship and residency at Bethesda Naval Hospital, in pediatrics and adolescent medicine, shared George. George served five years in the Navy, putting his skills to work and gaining experience in infectious diseases and mental health diagnoses. But as any doctor will tell you, my job was 5 percent treatment, and 95 percent reassurance, George laughed. SOS Sundays During his time at Bethesda Naval Hospital, George had the opportunity to experience medical history in the making. An area of particular interest to me is the polio epidemic of I recall treating a 3-month-old girl with polio, just three months before the polio vaccine was available. As part of my training, we made the rounds at the National Children s Center, where they Continued next page Shell Point Life January

24 A Passion for People Continued from page 23 had a polio ward with 40 iron lungs. After two years, they were relegated to the storage room, thanks to the Salk vaccine, remembered George. When the Sabin oral vaccine became available, George and his colleagues participated in the program to vaccinate the entire Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. Public schools opened for this purpose, and over a period of three months and only on Sundays we systematically administered the Sabin vaccinations in three doses. We nicknamed these vaccination days SOS Sundays, which stood for Sabin on Sundays, explained George. The oral vaccines were served on sugar cubes, and we charged one quarter apiece. I d hear a clink each time someone threw their quarter in a large metal washbasin at the entrance. At the end of the night, the basins would be overflowing. Of course, we gave out the vaccinations whether people could afford it or not. A Family Affair After completing his residency in Maryland, Dr. Magnant opened a practice in northern Virginia, at the junction of Arlington, Alexandria, and Fairfax. His patients included all segments of society, including embassy employees from nearby Washington, D.C., and children from international academies. I had the pleasure of meeting people of many different faiths and cultural heritages. They were lovely people who brought a new and fascinating perspective on life in America. Getting to know these families over time sparked many meaningful conversations and mutual respect. As a result, my wife and I have a keen interest in current affairs and world travel. Above: My colleagues and I jokingly referred to Bethesda Naval Hospital as the U.S.S. Bethesda. Each morning, we would salute the flag as they ran it up the pole. We were patriotic pediatricians. George supervised many young pediatricians during his time as a staff pediatrician in the Navy. Left: George s patients often said he resembled Captain Kangaroo. One year, I met him at an Academy of Pediatrics medical convention, and told him what my patients had said. They re right! he said to me so we took this photo for posterity. 24 Shell Point Life January 2015

25 I may be retired, but I don t think with a retiree mindset. George Magnant For nearly 50 years, George took care of successive generations as his patients married and had their own children. I cared for children until they grew up, and then those patients would bring me their kids. After two or three generations passed through my office, my patients felt more like family. And of course, they were well-behaved, because I d trained them for three generations! chuckled George, with a twinkle in his eye. George s patients weren t the only families who benefited from his expertise in pediatrics. Members of the Magnant family joined the practice one by one, and it turned into a family affair. My wife managed the office, and my three daughters even worked the front desk. The children must have seen how satisfying practicing medicine is no matter the long hours, nor the house calls in the early years. I know this because six of my eight children obtained their MDs. Plus, our oldest became a nurse, and we even have a lawyer in the family. A Passion for People George and his wife sold the family practice to a local Virginia hospital and moved to Florida in But after a few months of downtime, George realized that something was missing from his life. While my plan had been to retire, I learned that I m a better person when I m working, said George. A friend once told me that the secret to happiness is that you never retire and he is right. After several years of pro bono work, George stumbled on a second career. I heard about a medical consultant position at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU), and inquired about the opening. During the interview, the recruiter asked me, When can you start? I told her, Tomorrow! and I have been working there ever since. George s passion for people shines through his everyday interactions with the students. I love getting to know my patients. Often, I ask the students about their outlook on life, or their feelings on current affairs. Sometimes, they ask me about medical school in return. But most of all, I like to be a friendly face for these students. FGCU has appreciated George s expertise for the past 13 years. Dr. Magnant is a great resource for the Student Health Center staff, and he provides exceptional care for our students. He is always gracious, his common sense approach to treatment is refreshing, and he is happy to share the vast knowledge he has accumulated from his many decades of experience. We have all learned a lot from Dr. Magnant, and we re lucky that he is part of our team, shared Dr. Kevin Collins, Director of Health Services at FGCU. From time to time, George s coworkers call him in for a second opinion. They rib me occasionally and respectfully about my age. When a student stops by with a rash, or other symptoms they don t recognize, the doctors ask what would George do? and give me a call, shared George. It is my pleasure to help them in those situations. George won t let anything hold him back from doing what he loves. Most pediatricians in practice today haven t experienced a fraction of the infectious diseases that I have witnessed in my long career. That is one reason why I m committed to working as long as I am able. I can be a reference to my younger colleagues; the voice of a different generation of doctors, said George. If you love what you do, why give it up? Shell Point Life January

26 The Health Connection New Year, New Physical Wellness Goals B y M a r y F r a n k l i n, r e s o r t s e r v i c e s a n d w e l l n e s s m a n a g e r Kick off the New Year by focusing on physical wellness goals. Many active and educational classes are planned throughout the month. You can sign up at either service desk. Wellness Specialty Classes The Senior Fitness Test is an individual fitness test that involves completing common activities such as getting up from a chair, walking, lifting, bending, and stretching. The test will measure your current fitness level within your designated age bracket. The fitness team will guide you through these exercise-related tests in both January and July every year, which allows participants to track progress. For more information about the Senior Fitness Test, please contact Michelle Smith, fitness supervisor at or Appointments must be arranged prior to January 9; however appointments are available for the entire month of January. Exact times and locations will be given when the appointment is made. As we grow older, flexibility, strength and balance decrease. Specific balance exercises, designed to enhance these capabilities, can be very effective. This course focuses on techniques to improve balance and prevent falls along with exercises to strengthen the legs, feet, and ankles, and upper body for better posture. Balance and Mobility Level 1 Session B is for those looking to begin a structured balance program and to gain strength, increase flexibility and confidence. This class is taught by fitness coordinator Craig Norling on Mondays and Wednesdays, January 5 through March 25, at 1:45 p.m. in the Island Health Club. Balance and Mobility Training Level 2 Session B is designed for those looking for a challenging balance program which includes stretching and strengthening lower and upper body muscles and improving posture and gait. Level 2 focuses on gaining strength, increasing flexibility, and improving balance and coordination. Level 2 Balance uses the balance board, balance disks and exercise balls to challenge core stability and strength. If you are able to stand on one foot for 20 seconds, Level 2 is the right class for you. Sign-up is required, and the class takes place at 2:45 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday at the Island Health Club, from January 6 through March 26. Shell Point as Your Resource You are all signed up and your new benefits have kicked in. Now what? Make the Most of Your 2015 Medicare Benefits and the services that are offered to you through Medicare. Joni Reagan, Medicare billing manager/accountant and her Medicare billing team will break all the newest information down for you on Thursday, January 26 Shell Point Life January 2015

27 8, at 10 a.m. in the Grand Cypress Room. Esthetician Kendal Campion and Salon and Spa Manager Robyn Church will facilitate Complexion Perfection, a fun hands-on class to learn the best way to care for your skin at home. Don t bother wearing makeup! Your skin is in for a treat on Tuesday, January 13, at 1:15 p.m. in the Social Center. The cost is $5, but attendees will receive a $5 coupon for skincare products redeemable at any Shell Point Salon. Skin Care Labels Decoded will take place Monday, January 26, at 1 p.m. in the Grand Cypress Room. Learn how to decipher the ingredient list and what ingredients work for different skin types and goals. Salon and Spa manager Robyn Church will help you become an expert. Your Medical Community Join Dr. Edward J. Danehy (left) of Radiology Regional Center on Wednesday, January 21, to learn how MRI technology can screen for prostate tissue abnormalities. Join Dr. Robert Follweiler (right) on Thursday, January 20, to learn about recovering from repetitive sports injuries in the upper body. The Low Vision Works program is a highly effective vision rehabilitation process that restores vision and functionality to individuals suffering from low vision disabilities, such as age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and certain types of stroke-related vision disorders. Kaitlyn Cremer, OTD, OTR/L, will conduct Low Vision Works Get the Facts on Monday, January 19, at 10:15 a.m. in the Social Center. Prostate MR is the imaging of the prostate gland using magnetic resonance (MR) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology. The MR scanner, a large magnet, is used to create images of various tissues in the body that a radiologist can use to diagnose abnormalities. To intensify the signals and improve the clarity of these images, several variations of MR coils are sometimes used. Edward J. Danehy, MD, Board Member of Radiology Regional Center, will lead the session on Wednesday, January 21, at 10 a.m. in the Grand Cypress Room. Are your years of playing tennis and golf catching up with you? Sports and Overuse Injuries in the shoulder and upper extremities of the aging adult are very common. There is no need to live with the pain. Join Dr. Robert Follweiler, from The Institute for Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine, on Thursday, January 29, at 1:15 p.m. in the Social Center, when he will discuss your options so you can get back in the game. Volunteers Make Gift Shop Extravaganza a Holiday Success B y M e l o d y D e s i l e t s, v o l u n t e e r c o o r d i n a t o r L-R: Lessie Slater (Sand Dollar) offered guests fresh-popped popcorn, while Anne Parton (Rosemont) and Mira Eyman (Nautilus) served punch in the Social Center during the Gift Shop Extravaganza. Shoppers at the annual Gift Shop Extravaganza, held last month, enjoyed shopping, demonstrations, refreshments, cheerful music, and prizes donated by many generous Gift Shop suppliers. Dawn Heintzelman (Sundial) won a beautifully handcrafted pearl bracelet made by Jean Longhurst (Junonia). I feel like I m a winner every day since arriving at Shell Point, she said. I m so thrilled to receive such a beautiful gift, and look forward to wearing it! In addition to jewelry, shoppers purchased glitter-adorned Christmas trees, autographed books, children s items, boxed holiday cards, woodwork, and much more. Are you still looking for the perfect present? Be sure to stop by the Shell Point Gift Shop, Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. or on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Handcrafted and personally enhanced gifts created by Shell Point residents are there for you. Shell Point Life January

28 To include a listing for an upcoming event or activity, please contact Mary Franklin, resort services and wellness manager, at or 2 Shell Point Market Place Friday, January 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 8:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. 9, 16, 23, 30 Administration Courtyard/IS Start off the New Year with our fabulous local vendors here at the Market Place! Treat yourself to a beautifully designed handbag or a pair of dazzling earrings. It s also a good time to stock up on local honey, baked goods, fruits, and veggies. Come to socialize, shop, and see what s new. 6 LifeQuest Health & Wellness Expo Tuesday, January 6 10:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. Church Auditorium/IS Kick off the New Year at the annual LifeQuest Expo. The Expo will showcase 50 booths representing all six dimensions of LifeQuest wellness. A variety of Shell Point programs and services along with several Fort Myers businesses will be represented. Be sure to get your name in the drawing for wonderful raffle prizes! 8 Photo Club Meeting Thursday, January 8 2:15 p.m. Social Center/IS Bring your holiday photos (8x10 or larger) and share them on the Critics Wall for display and discussion. Another topic for discussion will be the 2015 Photo Show and Contest, as well as a springtime field trip to Babcock Ranch. Directly following the meeting, stay for a 30-minute National Geographic video featuring useful tips for better photography. Please note that this meeting will take place on the second Thursday of the month. 28 Shell Point Life January 2015

29 Events Programs Parties Movies Outings Excursions Veterans Club Meeting Friday, January 9 10:00 a.m. Grand Cypress Room/WDL Rear Admiral Roger W. Triftshauser, a native of Batavia, New York, and former Genesee County Legislative chairman, will be speaking at this month s Veterans Club meeting. He served in the U.S. Navy Dental Corps for 33 years, then retired from the Naval Reserve in 1995 and now resides on Sanibel Island. Walking Club Heads to Venetian Bay Saturday, January 10 8:00 a.m. Administration Courtyard/IS 9 10 The Walking Club will travel to Naples to walk either a three- or six-mile trail in one of our region s most picturesque tourist settings, Venetian Bay. If you re adventurous, inquisitive, and physically fit, call Jim Plummer (Parkwood) at or Charlie McDonald (Royal Bonnet) at for more information. 10 Saturday DVD: The Book Thief Saturday, January 10 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Grand Cypress Room/WDL Based on the best-selling book, this movie follows Liesel (Sophie Nelisse), a girl whose infectious personality changes the lives of those around her. When her mother can no longer care for her, she is adopted by a couple from Germany (Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson). Liesel is illiterate when she arrives and learns how to read from her adoptive father. When the couple take in Max (a Jew hiding from Hitler s army), Liesel befriends him, and together use their love of words and literature to escape war s reality. 12 Singles Group Kick-off Meeting and Luncheon Monday, January 12 12:15 p.m. Social Center/IS You re cordially invited to a luncheon and talk regarding the formation of a new Singles activity group. By resident request, this new group will provide a welcoming and warm atmosphere for social outings, activities, and events. Leadership opportunities will be discussed. Dinner: Connors Steak & Seafood Monday, January :30 p.m. Island 4:40 p.m. Woodlands 4:50 p.m. Eagles Preserve/EST 8:00 p.m. approximate return Cost: $8 (dinner on your own) Dinner at Connors Steak & Seafood in Estero is bound to be a treat. Enjoy delicious appetizers, wood-grilled USDA prime steaks and chops, and seafood. Entrées typically priced between $11 - $30. Speaker: Edison & Ford Winter Estates Expert Wednesday, January 14 2:15 p.m. Social Center/IS 14 Chris Pendleton, President and CEO of the Edison & Ford Winter Estates, will talk about the amazing history of these two properties. She has directed museums and historic sites in Florida, Virginia, and both Carolinas since Pendleton directed a major restoration of the historic buildings here in Southwest Florida. Learn about our local history from this expert in the museum profession. Computer Club: Popular Websites Thursday, January 15 2:15 p.m. Manatee Room/IS Mike Peterson from Computer Medics will be examining the five most popular websites of today Google, Facebook, YouTube, Yahoo, and Wikipedia. Mike will highlight the content of each website and give you helpful tips to use every day, then answer your questions. 15 Shell Point Life January

30 Happenings Places to go, People to Meet, & Things to Do 17 Blades vs. Gladiators Saturday, January 17 5:30 p.m. Island 5:40 p.m. Woodlands 5:50 p.m. Eagles Preserve/EST 10:15 p.m. approximate return Cost: $28 (snacks on your own) It s hockey season, and the local Florida Everblades are possibly skating to another Kelly Cup Championship. Join other hockey enthusiasts as the Blades take on the Gladiators. Note: Stairs and arena navigation are required for this outing. Sunday Matinee: Angry Men (1957) Sunday, January 18 2:30 p.m. Grand Cypress Room/WDL This film is based on a jury of 12 men who deliberate over a murder trial. Henry Fonda is the holdout who desperately seeks to convince his 11 peers to reconsider their hasty conviction of a boy accused of murdering his father. The struggle behind closed doors is fascinating, and the actors give a superb performance. 20 Chiller Plant Tour Tuesday, January 20 9:00 a.m. Island 9:10 a.m. Woodlands 9:20 a.m. Eagles Preserve/EST Have you ever wondered what it s like behind the scenes at the Chiller Plant of Shell Point? Here is your chance to take a guided tour and learn how this economical, environmentally friendly, ice-based cooling process works. Space is limited; be sure to reserve your spot. Lunch at Saltwater Smokehouse Tuesday, January :15 a.m. Island 10:25 a.m. Woodlands 10:35 a.m. Eagles Preserve/EST 1:30 p.m. approximate return Cost: $7 (lunch on your own) Saltwater Smokehouse in St. James City uses oak supplemented with mesquite to smoke its delicious ribs, chicken, pork, and brisket bar-becue. This Pine Island BBQ establishment is unpretentious and fun. Try the key lime pie! Prices range from $5.95 to $ Do You Know Your Neighbor? (Germany) Thursday, January 21 2:15 p.m. Social Center/IS Have you ever traveled to or lived in Germany? Sprechen Deutsch? Come share your stories and experiences with others who appreciate all this country has to offer. Learn about the German culture and taste some German refreshments. Nicht verpassen! (Do not miss!) 22 Aviation Club Kick-off and Meeting Thursday, January 22 1:15 p.m. Osprey Room/IS A new resident activity group is taking off! If you re interested in aviation, worked on aircraft, or just want to learn, this group is for you. This first meeting will feature a panel of residents who will share their unique knowledge of aviation and answer your questions. 24 Caloosahatchee Celtic Festival at Centennial Park Saturday, January 24 11:15 a.m. Island 11:25 a.m. Woodlands 11:35 a.m. Eagles Preserve/EST 3:00 p.m. approximate return Cost: $18 (food on your own) Sponsored by Celtic Heritage Productions, this annual festival is chock full of lively Celtic music and dance. Vendors from all over display their Celticstyle wares, and festival food is avail- 30 Shell Point Life January 2015

31 Sign-up required for this activity. Call Island ( ) or Woodlands ( ) Special event bus will be running Walking required Walking up and down stairs able for purchase. Seating is not provided, so it is recommended that you bring a lawn chair light enough to carry about 100 yards or a blanket if you wish to sit. 26 Movie Night: Shane (1952) Monday, January 26 6:45 p.m. Social Center/IS This movie introduces Alan Ladd, a drifter and retired gunfighter, who assists a homestead family who has been terrorized by a wealthy cattleman and his hired gun. This mysterious, Academy Award-nominated film directed by George Stevens is a classic western myth that is enhanced by the great performances of its cast. 27 Fort Myers Archery Club Demonstration and Participation Tuesday, January 27 2:00 p.m. Bocce Ball Courts/WDL Come and enjoy an exciting demonstration and participate in a fun afternoon with the Fort Myers Archery Club. Experts and beginners can receive guided instruction and shooting practice. 27 Library Book Talk: The Hidden White House Tuesday, January 27 2:15 p.m. Social Center/IS Jim Davey (Junonia) will review The Hidden White House. In 1945, when Harry and Bess Truman and their daughter Margaret moved into America s most famous house, they found it unsafe, unsound, and unsanitary. The author, Robert Klara, tells the story of Truman s restoration of our nation s most important home. Discussion and refreshments will follow the review. Beach Day Thursday, January 29 8:30 a.m. Island 8:40 a.m. Woodlands 8:50 a.m. Eagles Preserve/EST 3:00 p.m. approximate return Cost: $16 (ice cream on your own) 29 A favorite outing for many residents, beach day gets us outdoors to enjoy the sun, sand, and surf. The group will head to Delnor- Wiggins Pass State Park for fun, food, and friendship. After a picnic lunch, we ll stop for ice cream on the return trip. Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow. -Helen Keller Helping Feed Our Community The South Fort Myers Food Pantry wants to thank the good people of Shell Point and The Village Church for your continued support. Since our inception in 2008, you have provided volunteers, food, and financial support. Some of our neighbors are able to feed their families because of your generosity. The November food drive generated 1,147 pounds of food and $4,182 contributed for this cause. Along with the buying power multiplier factor provided as a partner agency with the Harry Chapin Food Bank, the food pantry was able to purchase $25,092 worth of food to feed the hungry in our community. During all of 2014, contributions totaled 2,271 pounds of food plus $7,466 donated translating into $44,796 worth of food to help those in need. Jan Emrich, secretary for The Village Church, displays some of the donated canned goods, while Melody Desilets, volunteer coordinator, presents a raffle prize that was won by one lucky donor. Shell Point Life January

32 Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Thursdays, January 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 4:30 p.m. Sabal Room/WDL This open meeting of AA welcomes those who struggle with alcohol as well as those who support them. For more information, contact the intergroup number, Cancer Support 1-on-1 Mentoring The goal of this resident-led program is to establish group mentoring connections between newly diagnosed cancer patients and cancer survivors. Contact Barbara Maruchi (Springs) at Caregiver Support Group Tuesdays, January 6 & 20 Group 1: 9:15 a.m. Group 2: 10:30 a.m. Medical Center Conference Room/IS This therapeutic group is aimed at helping residents deal with issues of being a caregiver for someone with a memory disorder. The resident with a memory disorder may be cared for in independent living, assisted living, or skilled nursing. Dr. Nancy Spencer facilitates the group and can be reached at Sign up is required. Diabetes Group Appointment Friday, January 2 1:00 p.m. Social Center/IS Both insulin and non-insulin diabetics are encouraged to attend this meeting. Each monthly meeting covers a different topic and includes open discussion. Finding Joy - for Caregivers Thursday, January 29 1:45 p.m. Manatee Room/IS This group which promotes coping through shared experiences and uplifting programs. Julie Avirett, music therapist with Lee Memorial Health Center, will present How music can change your emotions and lives. Contact Jane Johnston (Lucina) at for information. Coffee and dessert reception will start at 1:30 p.m. Healing Journey Grief Support This group is on break. If you have experienced a recent loss, and would like to talk to someone, please contact Dotty Morrison (Cellana) at , or Judy Mayer (Junonia) at Or you may contact the Village Church office at Support Groups Hearing Enrichment Group Wednesday, January 28 1:15 p.m. Manatee Room/IS Poor hearing can affect many aspects of one s life. Katalin Carrow, case manager, will help residents cope with such issues. Please attend the first meeting to brainstorm ideas and share information for the future of this group. Memory Care Support Groups Note - Individual assessment is required before joining one of the following groups: Tuesdays, January 6 & 20 Group 1: 9:15 a.m. Group 2: 10:30 a.m. Behaviorial Health Conference Room/IS Wednesdays, January 7, 14, 21, 28 3:00 p.m. Behaviorial Health Conference Room/IS These therapeutic groups are designed to provide education and support to residents who have some type of memory disorder. The objectives of the groups are to identify practical strategies to help residents better manage their memory loss, address longrange planning, and offer an environment that fosters a sense of purpose and heightened self-esteem. The last Wednesday of every month will be facilitated for the caregiver who already has a loved one attending the Wednesday meetings. Kathy Fratrick, LCSW, facilitates the group and can be reached at Individual appointments are also available. Neuropathy Support Group Wednesday, January 21 11:00 a.m. Oak Room/WDL This group provides support and educational opportunities for those dealing with neuropathy. Contact Lenny Wodarczyk (Parkwood) at Parkinson s Enrichment Group Monday, January 5 10:15 a.m. Community Room King s Crown/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. Each meeting includes a speaker, group discussion, and opportunities for emotional support. For more information, contact Janine Hammond, resident support services manager, at Shell Point COPD Support Group Tuesday, January 8 1:30 p.m. Oak Room/WDL Ken Peterson (Oakmont) leads this informative group to share information and knowledge among individuals who are oxygen dependant. For more information, please call Ken at The Vision Enrichment Group This group is for networking and to share stories and information. The group will be going off-site to the Eye Research Symposium in lieu of the monthly meeting. Florence Putman (Eagles Preserve) is the chairperson. For more information, contact case managers Angie Prichard at or Mary Jude Moffat at Shell Point Life January 2015

33 Assisted Living Outdoors Style Fun in Our Own Backyard B y I n g a B r e d a h l, a s s i s t e d l i v i n g a c t i v i t i e s s u p e r v i s o r Jean Peacock and Larry Vassamillet of The Arbor relax in the picnic gazebo. Bob Stults of The Springs loves getting out on the water and admiring the beauty of nature. It s January, and while the rest of the country is still bundling up, here in Florida we re heading outdoors for fresh air and sunshine. We ve resolved to stay active and healthy this year, and what better way to do that than by having fun in our own backyard? Here are some of the ways we enjoy our time outside. Come join us! Cornell Moore of The Arbor sits in the sunshine after picking fresh flowers for her home. Jane Hanks (King s Crown) loves to exercise and swim daily. Roberta Jones of The Arbor enjoys walking for exercise. Pauline Schroeder and Ben McKoy of The Springs like to relax by the pool. Bill Peterkin (King s Crown) realizes the importance of exercising. Bill Saunders (King s Crown) enjoys giving flowers to friends. Shell Point Life January

34 Fantasy of Flight Flying High after Week of Events The Fantasy of Flight outdoor celebration kicked off the week of November with uplifting entertainment. The community-wide 2014 signature event brought residents together to laugh, learn, and celebrate life at Shell Point. While the weather put a damper on some of the events, determined residents were still wowed by the YOLO Jetpack diving and hovering along the Caloosahatchee River and the Wizard of Whistling launched into his whistling virtuoso. Even though the hot air balloon could not inflate due to the high winds, Balloon Odyssey displayed the basket and fired up the burners to demonstrate its power. The Cape Coral Sea Hawks displayed a large array of planes and drones, many of them with special effects. Professional kiter Peter Dolphin dipped and danced his kites overhead, and residents were amazed to learn he personally sews his own kites. The Vanderbilt Strings musical notes drifted into the wind while residents enjoyed games and camaraderie. Soaring on Volunteer Wings Residents rose to new heights of volunteering wonder as they discovered uplifting ways to contribute time and talent outside of Shell Point. An Aerial View of Volunteering in Lee County included representatives from 23 organizations, such as Lee Memorial Health System, Alliance for the Arts, Humane Society, Lee County Parks and Recreation, and more. During the event, residents gave back by contributing to the 1,147 pounds of food gathered by The Village Church for the Fort Myers Food Pantry. The Academy of Lifelong Learning hosted two events during the uplifting week. First, we all agree that mosquitoes are not the most pleasant creatures in the air, but they still have an important role in our environment. Freshly back from a conference with Wings and sails, hot air and kite tails all contributed to a week of experiences soaring above sea level the Fantasy of Flight. the Florida Mosquito Control Association, T. Wayne Gale, executive director of the Lee County Mosquito Control District, discussed information about West Nile Virus and Chikungunya Fever. Second, Jerry Jackson, WGCU radio personality, FGCU professor, and lecturer for the popular program The Birds of Southwest Florida, spoke at The Village Church. Teri Kollath, manager of The Academy, was impressed by his vast knowledge coupled with brilliant bird 34 Shell Point Life January 2015

35 Sky high and feeling fine, thanks to mile-high entertainers. aviation photographs. The Shell Point bus headed out Wednesday for a behind-thescenes tour at Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW). The group attended a classroomstyle presentation focused on the airport s history, social and economic benefits, and impact on our region. The group also was lucky to get a visit from the Airport Police Department K-9 Unit. Air Travel Funnies Huge smiles and lots of laughs filled The Village Church as the staff took to the stage sharing hil-air-ious travel misadventures aboard flight TVC15. Once the audience was scanned through security, the humor began with the drama and trauma of personal travel experiences. Dr. Sue Stranahan shared her story as a missionary in the Democratic Republic of the Congo when the captain announced over the loud speaker that they did not have enough fuel to make it to their destination! Of course, it all ended well and she now Up, up, up we go in our flying machines. has a hil-air-ious story to claim. The big screen came to life with the traveling antics of TV legends Carol Burnett, Tim Conway, and Bob Newhart. On Thursday morning, planes were soaring off the second floor of The Village Church. Individuals and teams designed and named model airplanes that were put through flight testing. The only rule: No motors allowed. The team led by Roger Olson (Oakmont) flying the One-Eyed One- Horned Flying Purple People Eater went the longest distance in the group category, and Marilyn Brownell s (Royal Bonnet) son, Willis, won the individual longest flight. George Chun (Cellena), who loved airplanes as a boy growing up in Hawaii, won the best individual design, and The Fiber Fantastic s team won most creative design in the group category. Kay Goodchild (Periwinkle) had the best named plane, calling it The Pointed Shelly. The week-long celebration wrapped up with a visit to The Last Frontier. Dr. Weiping Yu, a senior scientist and physicist at NASA s Kennedy Space Center since 2002, presented Unlocking the Mysteries of the Universe. He is a member of the American Physical Society (APS), the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Dr. Yu s energetic love of science captivated the crowd as he shared his theories of physics. To see more photos from Fantasy of Flight visit our Facebook page at Shell Point Life January

36 B y S t e v e M o r t o n, l a n d s c a p e m a n a g e r Nature s Notebook Paradise Lost and Found I love to watch the TV game show Jeopardy with Alex Trebek. Playing along with the contestants from my easy chair, I blurt out the answers, much to the chagrin of my wife. In my fantasy, I am on the show with the buzzer in my right hand, nervously awaiting my favorite category Herbs and Spices. The first answer revealed on the board for $200 is: A. Mentha piperita, one of the more than 20 species of mint, and is frequently used in cooking. I respond: What is peppermint, Alex? The studio audience politely applauds my horticultural acumen. Same category for $400, Alex. A. Sticks of this spice are made from long pieces of cassia that roll as they dry. My response: What is cinnamon, Alex? Less applause now, and the yawning audience hopes that I will switch to the sports category. After cashing in on Herbs and Spices, I am expected to quickly choose the next category of answers before the audience goes into full revolt. Still heady from my utter dominance in herbs, I carelessly select the innocuous sounding Before and After category. The choice was a horrible mistake. A. Epic poem describing the fall of man and the location of misplaced possessions. My previously focused mind is now suddenly blank. How can anyone make sense of this cryptic, vague nonsense? I look to my right as the returning champion buzzes first, then smugly responds, What is...paradise Lost and Found? Alex Trebek praises the champion, prattling on about his knowledge of 17th century poet John Milton. Although the Jeopardy dream was crushed, I began to think about this notion of Paradise Lost and Found in discussions I have had with gardeners. People who previously gardened in the North often bemoan the Exchange Hostas (bromeliad) loss of their favorite plant. They opine, If I could only grow Hydrangeas here in Florida, I would start my garden tomorrow, or, I used to grow Hosta Lilies in the Midwest, but it is too hot to grow them here. Due to the vast amount of plant diversity in the tropical and subtropical environments, if there is a plant you liked in the temperate North, I suggest we can find a substitute in Southwest Florida. Hydrangeas are an easy, simply alternative with the Florida Hydrangea, Dombeya burgessiae. Exchange Hostas for Neoregelia bromeliads, as they slowly multiply offsets Wisteria vine like Hostas and have the added benefit of more color choices. Even the spectacular Wisteria vine has a suitable replacement in the equally beautiful Queen s Wreath, Petrea volubilis. We use all of these plants here at Shell Hydrangea Point in the same landscape capacities as in northern gardens. For annual flowers, Southwest Florida has the best of both temperate and tropical climates. We can grow temperate northern flowers like geraniums in our winter season and tropical climate flowers in our hot, humid summer season. There is no time of the year in south Florida when gardeners are forced to look at brown, deciduous plant material and wish they could garden. Poet Milton described the Garden of Eden as a paradise that contained everything humans could need. With a never-ending growing season, ample sunshine, and myriad available plants, I cannot imagine a more fitting description of the Southwest Florida garden experience. From my perspective, gardening at Shell Point is Paradise Found. 36 Shell Point Life January 2015

37 What Better Way to Start the New Year? Come Stay with Us! The holidays are over and expectations abound for the New Year. You may have friends and family asking, When should we come to Shell Point to visit? Now is a great time to make reservations at the Guest House on the Island at Shell Point. It s cold up north and the Guest House has rooms available in January! The Guest House at Shell Point offers 39 nicely furnished rooms with either two queen beds or one king bed with sofa, along with access to on site dining in the Crystal Room and Island Cafe, and a beautiful aquatic center with a large swimming pool to catch some laps and rays! Special rates are provided for guests of Shell Point residents, AAA and AARP members, and people staying longer than 30 days. The Guest House is very competitive in room rates compared to other nearby hotels. As soon as you know your planned travel dates, let us know, since the earlier you reserve, the better chance for availability and the best rate, which is flexible according to demand. A number of guests return each year to enjoy the security and beauty of our tropical paradise, from the beautiful wildlife of ospreys, egrets, and manatees, to the water softly lapping on shore by the Caloosahatchee River. Remember to make plans early as we receive reservations on a first-come, firstserved basis. Our comfortable guest rooms, the tropical ambiance, and many amenities of The Island, along with our close proximity to Sanibel Island and Fort Myers Beach, are sure to provide a restful and recreational vacation for all who visit our community. Have you visited the Guest House yet? Stop by on your way to the LifeQuest Expo. We will have rooms available for viewing along with brochures for your planning reference. Guest House Open House Tuesday, January 6 10 a.m. 2 p.m. CALLING ALL ARTISTS New Opportunity to Participate in Market Place on Fridays Beginning this spring, Shell Point artists will be featured weekly at Market Place on Fridays in the Administration Courtyard. All artists are invited to participate, thanks to a recommendation from the Shell Point Artists Advisory Board s fall 2014 meeting. The Market Place is a wonderful opportunity for artists to bring awareness to the talent here at Shell Point and sell their work. Interested artists must submit their name and medium to Katelyn Van Scoy at (239) or shellpoint.org by Friday, January 16. The cost per table is $10. One artist will be represented each week and the date assignment will be decided by random drawing. The level of interest will dictate the rotation sequence. All artists that are actively selling at the Shell Point Gift Shop must follow the Gift Shop guidelines when selling at the Market Place. Shell Point Life January

38 Launching A New Tradition Holiday Cruise Offered Opportunities to Explore Aruba, Panama, Costa Rica, and More B y B e v C h a n d l e y, p r o g r a m c o o r d i n a t o r Last May it seemed the entire Shell Point population was a-buzz over news of a 2014 Thanksgiving cruise to the Panama Canal. Within a week 84 residents signed up for this annual trip, more than ever before! About half of the participants were taking the Thanksgiving cruise for the second or even third time making it a new holiday tradition. The Coral Princess whisked the group off for their 12-day adventure at sea. This beautiful ship was kept so tidy and offered plenty of opportunities for both relaxation and fun activities. The crew on board was outstanding, pampering the group as they well deserved. The seas were calm as the trip began with two full days at sea. By the time the group arrived in Aruba, most had a pretty good idea where to go to navigate on board especially the ice cream bar! Aruba is most famous for its white sand beaches with crystal clear waters. Cartagena, Columbia, was port of call number two and a new destination for most of the travelers. The Castillo de San Filipe was the biggest attraction, and residents made the hot climb to the top where they enjoyed outstanding views of the countryside and learned about the history of the fort and Cartagena. During 2014, the Panama Canal turned 100 and Shell Point was there to celebrate! The Panamanians are also proud to showcase the near completion of the new canal expansion. Panama uniquely blends natural splendor and a strong cultural history with one of the greatest man-made marvels of concrete and steel. In early 2016, the second lock system will be finished, designed to move larger boats through the canal using fewer locks without the use of locomotives. In the early morning on the day we arrived in the Panama Canal, residents could look out their cabins to see that the ship was only approximately 18 inches from the wall of the lock! Locomotives are used to stabilize these huge ships to avoid damage as they move through the locks. Excursions in Panama took some residents on train and boat tours through the locks and to the Pacific side of the Panama Canal. Others went on tours of the countryside, the Embera Indian Village, and on nature hikes. White-faced capuchin monkeys, howler monkeys, and sloths were seen Kathy McCallum (Tellidora) enjoying the view of Cartagena from Castillo San de Filipe. Castillo de San Filipe in Colombia 38 Shell Point Life January 2015

39 in the wild as the buses went through the jungle-like Panamanian countryside. Costa Rica was next on the agenda, and many in the group purchased some of their world-famous coffee. Some of the more adventurous residents even enjoyed Rainforest Aerial tram rides and whitewater rafting! Grand Cayman was the grand finale stop for the group, although some enjoyed the ship so much they chose to stay aboard. Others took tours of the island to see the Cayman green sea turtle farm. They release 3,000 turtles per year with the goal of keeping them from extinction. Isings Travel treated the Shell Point group to two evening receptions, including door prizes. And, as you can see by the smiles in the photo that captured most of our group, we had a grand Thanksgiving! Above L-R: Bill and Janet Burbage (Rosemont; Elise and Dick Allen (Harbor Court); and Adrienne and Brad Prokop (Oakmont) Joyce Crawley (Harbor Court), and Peg White (Cellana). Green Sea turtles in Grand Cayman Far left: Kathy Rossie (Turban), Jean McIndoo (Turban), and Beanie Cudahy (Turban). Left: Dick Allen and Eleonora Harmacek (Cellana). Shell Point Life January

40 Legacy Foundation Seminar Protecting Against Attacks on the Inheritance You Leave Your Loved Ones In this timely seminar, board-certified attorneys Craig Hersch and Michael Hill will discuss estate planning strategies that can be used to protect the inheritance you leave your loved ones. They will review recent court cases involving both traditional inheritance and new issues that have cropped up surrounding IRA and 401(k) accounts. The seminar is free; however seating is limited and reservations are required. To reserve your space, please contact either service desk. Craig Hersch Michael Hill Protecting Against Attacks on the Inheritance You Leave Your Loved Ones Wednesday, January 28 10:00 a.m. Grand Cypress Rm/WDL GUEST SPEAKERS: Craig Hersch and Michael Hill, Attorney at Law with Sheppard, Brett, Stewart, Hersch, Kinsey & Hill, P.A. LS01 Q&A FineMark National Bank & Trust Answers Your Personal Banking Questions B y A n n a S m i t h, m a n a g i n g e x e c u t i v e o f f i n e m a r k n a t i o n a l b a n k a n d t r u s t Question: What are some things to consider when it comes to estate planning? Answer: Estate planning can be difficult since many of us don t want to address our mortality or a time when we may no longer be able to handle our own affairs. However, it s important to consider creating these basic planning documents to help ease the burden on your spouse or family when that time comes: 1. WILL: provides for the disposition of property titled in your individual name. 2. REVOCABLE TRUST: protects and controls assets if you die or become incapacitated. Assets you wish to be controlled by this arrangement must be titled in the name of the trust. 3. HEALTH CARE SURROGATE or Health Care Power of Attorney allows named individuals to act on your behalf and make medical decisions if you can t do so yourself. 4. DURABLE POWER OF ATTORNEY allows others to act for you in the event of incapacity. 5. LIVING WILL specifies what actions should be taken for your health care if you are no longer able to make decisions due to illness or incapacity. 6. Consider having a DO NOT RESUS- CITATE ORDER on hand. If you are in a medical situation where you do not want to be resuscitated, your LIVING WILL does not stop medical personnel from efforts to resuscitate. Once you have these documents in order, determine where you will keep them. In addition to standard paper files, you may consider storing them electronically on your computer or online in a cloud-based program. Remember to tell others where these documents will be stored, as providing ready access is a gift to your spouse and your family, and it also provides you with peace of mind. If you have any questions about this article or if you would like to schedule a complimentary review of your documents, give us a call at (239) or stop in the bank on The Island. We would be more than happy to help. 40 Shell Point Life January 2015

41 Twists, Turns, and Quirky Characters SPOT Performs Don t Mention My Name Ruth Deuber (Periwinkle), with her group of on-stage performers, presented a fun and lighthearted rendition of Don t Mention My Name. This comedy, written by Fred Carmichael, takes place in the living room at a Vermont bed & breakfast with eight characters who couldn t seem to get their stories straight. It turns out they all work undercover for the government, except one sneaky mastermind. Don t be fooled by the serene setting during this humorous and mysterious reading it was filled with twists and turns, and some pretty quirky characters! Don t Mention My Name surprised the audience as the intriguing story took an unexpected turn. Close-ups clockwise from top left: Ann Wharton (Cameo), Andrea Palms (Lucina), Woody and Charlotte Stemple (Cellana), Marilyn Webber (Macoma), Susan and Dick Uhleman (Nautilus), and Bob Dempsey (Harbor Court). Save the Date Three Spectacular Artistic Shows to be Held in March! SIGN-UP BEGINS JANUARY 2 Biennial Quilt Show March 7-9 If you would like to participate in the biennial Quilt Show, entitled Sea of Colors, registration forms will be at either service desk beginning Friday, January 2. Annual Art Show & Sale March The 2015 Art Show & Sale has taken a creative twist, while retaining the artistic talents and stunning artwork that has set precedence over the years. Registration will take place on February 3, 4, and 5 from 1:00 3:00 p.m. in the Resident Activity Center on The Island. Media accepted for this year s show includes: paintings, note cards from original art, pottery, sculpture, stained glass, photography, woodworking, lapidary, scrapbooking, and more. A list of rules is available at either service desk beginning Friday, January 2. Photo Contest & Show March 30 - April 10 Registration for this show begins Monday, February 9. The deadline to submit photos meeting the appropriate criteria is Friday, March 6. A list of rules and registration forms are available at either service desk beginning in February. The Photo Show Gala & Awards Ceremony will take place on the evening of Tuesday, March 31. Shell Point Life January

42 Shell Point Concert Series Music For the New Year The Shell Point Concert Series continues in January. SOUTHWEST FLORIDA SYMPHONY SERIES SIMPLY CLASSICS Tuesday, January 13 7:30 p.m. Nir Kabaretti, Conductor In the late 18th century, Vienna was the glittering musical capital of Europe. Join Maestro Nir Kabaretti and the Southwest Florida Symphony as they perform music by three of Vienna s brightest stars. Joseph Haydn, known as the father of the symphony, also was a prolific opera composer, and Overture to Armida is one of his most delightful works. Wolfgang Mozart s Piano Concerto in A Major is one of his greats. The brilliant pianist Andrew Armstrong will scale the heights and plumb the depths of this rich and emotionally complex work. Beethoven s Symphony No. 4 begins with the same melodic outline as his legendary Fifth, but the two symphonies are a world apart. There are no storm clouds here; the Fourth, one of Beethoven s happiest creations, is brimming with fun and the joy of song and dance. Tickets for this performance are available for $20, or there is still time to purchase tickets to both concerts in the Southwest Florida Symphony Series for a total price of $32 a savings of $8. Tickets can be purchased at either service desk. For more information, call or visit www. shellpoint.org/concerts. 42 Shell Point Life January 2015

43 FINE & PERFORMING ARTS CONCERT SERIES TOMMY DORSEY ORCHESTRA Friday, January 16 7:30 p.m. In the history of the Big Bands, The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra is recognized as one of the greatest all-around bands that could swing with the best of them. No other band could come close to the way they played ballads. Tommy Dorsey, the Sentimental Gentleman of Swing, was a master at creating warm and sentimental musical moods. Frank Sinatra s career blossomed with Dorsey, and the band became even more successful with Sinatra s vocals. Tommy Dorsey had a run of 286 Billboard chart hits and 17 number one hits with his orchestra in the 1930s and 1940s, including: Boogie Woogie, I ll Never Smile Again, Song of India, and The Music Goes Round and Around. Tommy Dorsey s legacy of great music has transcended time, with Buddy Morrow one of the all-time great trombone players conducting the Orchestra for more than 30 years, with a goal of retaining the authentic Dorsey sound and style. The tradition continues today under the direction of Terry Myers, who is undoubtedly one of the best all-around reed players in the country. While the faces have changed, the songs remain the same and the band plays on. The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra still represents explosive and swinging Big Band entertainment at its very best. Individual tickets for this performance are available for $35, or there is still time to purchase tickets to three concerts in the Concerts & Conversations Series for a total price of $90 a savings of $15. Stop by either service desk or call for more information. The full concert lineup can be found online at CONCERTS & CONVERSATIONS SERIES EVAN DRACHMAN, CELLIST RICHARD DOWLING, PIANIST Thursday, January 29 7:00 p.m. Cellist Evan Drachman has appeared regularly as a soloist with orchestras for recitals and chamber music performances across the United States. He has also played recitals in India, Great Britain, Sweden, Italy, and Canada. Drachman has carried on two techniques for which his grandfather, cellist Gregor Piatigorsky, was revered: the ability to make the cello imitate the human singing voice, and the ability to tell a story. He is founder and artistic director of the Piatigorsky Foundation, whose mission is to make classical music a part of the fabric of everyday life. Richard Dowling is hailed by The New York Times as an especially impressive fine pianist. He appears regularly across the United States in solo recitals and concerts with orchestras. He has an elegant and exciting style that earns him frequent return engagements. An artist of rising international stature, Dowling has presented solo recitals in France, the Far East, Australia, Africa, and Europe. Individual tickets for this performance are available for $25. Stop by either service desk or call for more information. The full concert lineup can be found online at Shell Point Life December

44 Pedicures and Massage Specials in January B y R o b y n C h u r c h, S a l o n a n d S p a M a n a g e r Arbor Salon Now Open Saturday! For appointments call: ext 1 Soak Your Cares Away in Our New Pedicure Chairs! Our new pedicure chairs are designed with the latest technology proudly manufactured in the USA! These plush chairs boast vibration massage with warming heat in the lower back zone to sooth tired muscles and improve circulation. In addition to the adjustable armrests, the chair will swivel 90 degrees for easy access. The basin is pipeless for maximum sanitation. Our pedicures include a relaxing foot soak followed by clipping and filing of toenails. Feet are exfoliated of dry skin and massaged up to the knee for ultimate relaxation. Ladies finish a pedicure with polish on the toes for sandal-ready feet. Call the Island Salon & Spa today at (239) to pamper your digits! Lymphatic Massage Improves Your Immune System The lymphatic system of the body transports a clear fluid called lymph, which distributes immune cells (lymphocytes) throughout the body. These cells protect against antigens (viruses, bacteria, etc.) that can invade the body. Lymph also interacts with the blood circulatory system to drain fluid from cells and tissues. The circulatory system supplies blood to the body as lymph vessels supply cleansed fluid to almost every cell. The lymphatic system has no central pumping function. It depends on muscle contraction through deep breathing, exercise, and manual manipulation (or massage) to move the fluid. A person with a strong lymphatic system will feel healthy and happy. A popular method of massage dating back to the 1930s is the Vodder Method of manual lymphatic drainage, developed by Dr. Emil Vodder, a Danish physiotherapist. He found that lymphatic massage was helpful in treating lymph edema and other disorders, such as sinusitis, multiple sclerosis, stress, depression, fatigue, chronic bronchitis, and arthritis. Treating Lymph Edema The lymph nodes throughout the body collect fluid. If fluid becomes blocked due to a build up of toxins or bacteria, the fluid may have to take a detour. Extreme blockage is called lymph edema. These blocked pathways can cause joint pain, soreness, and flu-like symptoms. Lymphatic drainage massage can reduce or eliminate these symptoms by manually moving the lymph fluid.the increased flow of fluid through massage will help move harmful toxins and bacteria while cleansing the cells. Think of the lymphatic system as a river. When a river is flowing, it is clean and healthy. If the flow of water slows, the water becomes dirty and bacteria will begin to take over. Move the river of lymph with massage to keep your body healthy all during this New Year! Salon SAVINGS Save 10% on MASSAGE Offer expires January 31, 2015 Salon SAVINGS Save $2 on a CLASSIC PEDICURE Offer expires January 31, Shell Point Life January 2015

45 Getting to Know You DR. CLAUDE DEGRAFF is a familiar, and friendly face at Shell Point s Medical Center, but who is the man inside the white coat? Shell Point Life went behind the scenes to investigate Dr. DeGraff s childhood move from Haiti, his fancy for flight, his most meaningful accomplishment, and what he really thinks about Shell Point. B y S a r a h N a d a l, p u b l i c r e l a t i o n s s p e c i a l i s t SPL: When did you first realize that you wanted to become a doctor? CD: My career, and those of my six siblings, started with gentle inspiration from our mother. We were raised in Haiti, and lived there until my father passed away. In 1970, my mother left our comfortable family home behind and arranged for residency in New York, where she could better provide for us as a single mother. I have a lot of respect and gratitude for my mother. As we grew up, I remember her admonition to us. There are two paths ahead of you, she would say. Either you can go your own way, live the life of the New York streets, and become addicted to drugs, or you can stay in school and I will support you as you make something of your life. My mother saw bright futures for all her children, and we wanted to make her proud. In fact, she picked out a career for each of us: attorney, dentist, engineer, priest, pilot. And of course, I became a family doctor. SPL: What do you love to do during your time off? CD: During my time off, I indulge my longtime love of flying, which I picked up as a young boy. My father was a colonel in the Haitian army, and because of his role, our home had direct access to the airport. At age 6, I flew on a McDonald Douglas DC-3, and fell in love with planes. In New York, I picked up the hobby of building radio-controlled airplanes. Eventually, I got the guts to take a flight lesson, and was hooked! My flight instructor advised me to save money by buying my own plane, which I did in I keep my Piper Cherokee 140, which I nicknamed Charlie, at Page Field when it s not in the air. SPL: What s your biggest accomplishment? CD: I am most proud of the successes that my three children have achieved. My oldest, Rochele, is 26 years old. She will graduate summa cum laude from Duke University with a degree in psychiatry. She is interviewing at Emory, Yale, and Harvard to continue her career, and is getting married in May. Nathalie, who is 24, is attending college in Wisconsin for an environmental law degree. And my youngest Isabelle, 20, is attending the University of Central Florida. I m trying to brainwash her into the pre-med program, but I will be proud of her no matter what she chooses. SPL: What do you like most about Shell Point? CD: Without a doubt, it would be my patients. I ve worked in family medicine for many years, and I ve seen all kinds of people. I find the residents at Shell Point to be more proactive than most about their health, and they understand the importance of wellness. Plus, in my four years here, I ve met pilots, veterinarians, CEOs, veterans, and more. It is humbling to see all that my patients have accomplished, and I go home feeling happy and fulfilled each day that I am able to care for them. Shell Point Life January

46 Women s Ministries Spring Bible Study Examines Adversity The Women s Fellowship Bible Study will begin in February. It s an exciting study by Priscilla Shirer, entitled Gideon: Your Weaknesses, God s Strength. During seven Tuesday morning sessions that begin February 3 and run through March 17, learn how your weaknesses can be empowered by God s strength, and see how impossibilities can be turned into divine possibilities. The first gathering will meet on Tuesday, February 3, at 9:30 a.m. in the Hospitality Room of The Village Church. A video presentation will be followed by group discussion. God is just waiting to demonstrate to you how your weakness is actually a gift a key that will unlock and unleash His power in your life. Registration will begin on Sunday, January 18. Workbooks are available for $15 at the church office, or pick up a copy before a Sunday morning worship service. Call (239) for more information. Kick off the New Year with Tim Zimmerman & The King s Brass Formed more than two decades ago, the group is composed of professional musicians from across the country who wish to use the instruments they love to lead others in praise and worship. The King s Brass features three trumpets, three trombones, a tuba, percussion, and keyboards that blend together to create a time of innovative worship that will be enjoyed by all generations. Secular and sacred music critics alike applaud these concerts as superb in every way and innovative and well played. Combining classic hymn arrangements with a contemporary flair, this concert will truly be an unforgettable experience. Tickets are available for $10 each, and can be purchased at the church office during regular business hours or online at For more information, call (239) of Lyrical, Innovative, Moving Tim Zimmerman & The King s Brass ccccc Sunday, January 11 6:15 p.m. The Village Church 46 Shell Point Life January 2015

47 GLOBAL IMPACT WEEK JANUARY Learn How International Workers Create Access You ve seen the headlines: Tensions Between Russia and Ukraine Masses Fleeing Syria Broken Cease-Fires Between Israel and Palestine ISIS Marching Across the Middle East Ebola Marching Across West Africa. What you may not know is that international workers with The Christian and Missionary Alliance have boots on the ground in many of the world s toughest places. In fact, our U.S. family sends and supports hundreds of Alliance international workers who care for the sick, befriend the lonely, and introduce spiritually impoverished people to the One who releases us all from the curse of sin and the sting of death. Guest Speakers Want to hear more? Join us for Global Impact Week, January Special guest for the opening weekend will be Dr. John Stumbo, who has filled many roles with The Alliance over the past 30 years, including pastor, administrator, and District Superintendent. Most recently, he was elected to serve as the twelfth president of the U.S. C&MA. Stumbo will be speaking Sunday, January Dr. John Stumbo, president of the C&MA, will be the kick-off guest speaker for Global Impact Week. Todd Adams, (left) a field worker in Indonesia will be a featured speaker and Janice Quinlan (right) will close the conference as the keynote speake. 18, at both the morning and evening services and again at the banquet on Monday, January 19. Tickets are available for the banquet at no cost by calling the church office at International worker Todd Adams from Indonesia and a creative access worker from Guinea also will be sharing insights throughout the week. The emphasis is The Joy of Access. Janice Quinlan will help close the conference as the keynote speaker for the morning worship service on Sunday, January 25. Quinlan serves as an international worker in Thailand and has been residing at Shell Point while on home assignment this year. We call her our International Worker in Residence. You Are Invited A number of events will highlight Global Impact Week 2015 a week that promises to be both informative and challenging. Please review the schedule of events for times and locations. All events will take place in the Church Auditorium, unless otherwise noted. Everyone is warmly invited to participate in the week s events. SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES Sunday, January 18 10:15 a.m. Dr. John Stumbo, speaker 6:15 p.m. Dr. John Stumbo, speaker BANQUET - ticketed Monday, January 19 6:00 p.m., doors open at 5:30 p.m. Dr. John Stumbo, speaker TUESDAY EVENING SERVICE Tuesday, January 20 7:15 p.m. Todd Adams, speaker WOMEN S MINISTRIES GLOBAL OUTREACH Wednesday, January 21 10:15 a.m. Todd Adams, speaker WEDNESDAY EVENING SERVICE Wednesday, January 21 7:15 p.m. JD, speaker FELLOWSHIP COFFEE Friday, January 23 10:00-11:30 a.m. Grand Cypress Room/WDL Todd Adams, Janice Quinlan, and JD, speakers FRIDAY WORSHIP SERVICE Friday, January 23 7:15 p.m. Todd Adams, Janice Quinlan, and JD, speakers SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES Sunday, January 25 10:15 a.m. Janice Quinlan, speaker 6:15 p.m. JD, speaker Shell Point Life January

48 Smiles of Shell Point Light Up the Halls B y D i c k W r i g h t, C h a i r m a n o f E m p l o y e e C h r i s t m a s F u n d In early December, our courteous, hardworking Shell Point employees received their 2014 Christmas gift from the residents. What a joyous way to kick off the holiday season! Thanks to our very generous Shell Point residents, our employees couldn t stop smiling. The atmosphere was electric as they beamed in delight after receiving their gifts. Residents set a record this year by contributing $438,180 to the Employees Christmas Gift Campaign, which resulted in an average of $605 for each employee who worked full time during the year. This was the largest Christmas gift ever for Shell Point employees. (Those who worked less than 12 months in 2014 received a pro-rated amount.) Thank you, residents, for your generosity! Thanks also to the Resident Council, Administration, Finance, SPTV, and Marketing, as well as the internal mail service, and all who supported this annual effort. Thank you from the 2014 Employee Christmas Gift committee. L-R: John Burden, Dick Wright, Barbara Whitton, and David Marriott.

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