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November is National Diabetes Awareness Month: How Lee Health Can Help

November 17, 2020, Fort Myers, FL:  At Lee Health, we have multiple experts who work…

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November 17, 2020, Fort Myers, FL:  At Lee Health, we have multiple experts who work with patients and community members to help them treat and manage diabetes. That’s important because some recent numbers show 14 percent of adults in Lee County have been diagnosed with diabetes. Another 9.2 percent of Lee County adults have pre-diabetes or borderline diabetes. So for National Diabetes Awareness Month, here are some important things you need to know about the condition as well as some resources you can use to lower your risk or help you live your best life if you have diabetes:
What is diabetes?
Diabetes mellitus occurs when the body cannot produce or respond appropriately to insulin, a hormone that absorbs and uses glucose (sugar) as fuel for cells. The stats are staggering: Approximately 30 million Americans (9 percent) have diabetes and another 84 million Americans (26 percent) have pre-diabetes. Diabetes lowers life expectancy by up to 15 years, increases the risk of heart disease by 2 to 4 times, and is the leading cause of kidney failure, lower limb amputations, and adult-onset blindness. That might sound like a lot of bad news, but the important thing to remember: Your diabetes can be controlled. Through good self-management skills and collaboration with a health care provider, you can still live a healthy, fulfilling, active life while preventing complications.
Risk Factors
Are you at risk for prediabetes? Certain factors include:

  • Being 45 years old or older
  • Having a history of gestational diabetes
  • Having a parent or sibling with diabetes
  • Having high blood pressure, being overweight and participating in exercise fewer than three times per week

Lowering your risk for diabetes requires manageable lifestyle changes such as weight loss, being more physically active, managing stress, and making healthy eating decisions.
Finding Hope and Solutions
Lee Health Solutions values health education and support, and our team offers several free workshops and programs for disease prevention and management. They also offer diabetes education classes covered by Medicare and commercial insurance.
Certified diabetes and education care specialists – experts in their field – teach each class and take the time to answer all of your questions along the way.
More good news in these strange times: Our classes have gone virtual! So if you have recently been diagnosed with diabetes or prediabetes, or have never received comprehensive education on these conditions, Lee Health Solutions offers Diabetes Education and Support including virtual classes for prediabetes, comprehensive diabetes management, and gestational diabetes.
Virtual programs are currently running on a regularly scheduled basis. Get in touch with a program navigator to find the right program for you, and call 239-424-3127 (Fort Myers/Cape Coral) or 239-468-0051 (Bonita Springs/Estero) to learn more and get started.
Lee Health’s Healthy Life Center helps, too, with a wide range of classes for optimal health. Since the onset of COVID-19, the HLC has offered virtual classes for FREE.
So for National Diabetes Month, the Healthy Life Center is bringing awareness to diabetes in our community via a virtual education series through the end of November. Sign up for Healthy Life Center virtual classes like “Diabetes 101” or “Cooking with Kat: Making Smarter Food Choices with Diabetes” to learn alongside our health professionals and take control of your health.
Be sure to visit these free resources to help you make the healthiest choices this November and all year long!

Lani Kai Island Resort hosts an affordably elegant Thanksgiving Day menu in the Island View

You and your family are invited to join Executive Chef Angel and his award-winning staff…

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Lani Kai Island Resort hosts an affordably elegant Thanksgiving Day menu in the Island View

You and your family are invited to join Executive Chef Angel and his award-winning staff atop the beautiful, recently reopened and updated Island View, on the top floor of the Lani Kai Island Resort, 1400 Estero Blvd. Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 26. Enjoy a sit-down Thanksgiving dinner, featuring several fixed-menu items that include all the trimmings.
Some options include:
• CAMBRIDGE BRONZE TURKEY served with homemade sage stuffing, roasted vegetable medley, mashed sweet potatoes and slow-roasted pan gravy $24
• BAKED HAM WITH HONEY GLAZE served with homemade sage stuffing, roasted vegetable medley and mashed potatoes $24
• TURKEY & HAM PLATTER with a savory combination of Cambridge Bronze Turkey and Baked Ham with Honey Glaze, with homemade sage stuffing, roasted vegetable medley, mashed potatoes and slow-roasted pan gravy $24
PUMPKIN RAVIOLI served within a rich, brown-butter sauce and toasted pecans $24
We will also offer a nice selection of regular menu items that day, including:
• CREAMY LOBSTER LINGUINE
• ISLAND VIEW PRIME RIB
• CLASSIC SURF & TURF
• LOBSTER SURF & TURF
• 14 OZ. PORTERHOUSE PORK CHOP

  • LINGUINE WITH CRAB

 
RSVPs are highly suggested, as tables fill up quickly, and although walk-ins are welcome, it’s on a first-come, first-serve basis, based on availability at the time of request. Since reopening our award-winning Island View, our staff is proudly practicing all CDC rules and guidelines for the utmost safety through this pandemic, including all staff wearing face masks (front-of-house and back of house), socially distanced seating, and other updates and upgrades we’ve made to ensure all measures are taken for safety while still providing a romantic, beachside ambiance.
Island View hours Thanksgiving Day are noon to 10 p.m. Please call 239-463-3111 or 239-463-5550 to reserve your table, or visit IslandViewFMB.com.
Link to our official Facebook Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1015231378978943
Also that day, we are proudly hosting our annual Hands Helping Paws pet rescue fund-raiser, below.
Hands Helping Paws pet rescue benefit Thanksgiving Day
Our longtime 30-year, famed local bartender Sandy Knapp, started hosting a very special Thanksgiving benefit several years ago at the Lani Kai Island Resort and never looked back. A huge pet-rescue advocate, she said one Thanksgiving she was working the bar and felt extra thankful. That day, she decided all of her tips she raised would go to Animal Refuge Center (ARC). At the end of her shift, she ended up raising $500. From then on, every Thanksgiving day, Sandy hosts this benefit, with all tips and donations going to both ARC and now Bailey’s Way Rescue, Inc.
“Every year, more and more people get on board to help, donating items for the raffle prizes, coming by Thanksgiving to make their contribution to the cause. It’s very heartwarming,” Sandy said.
Several local merchants and businesses have already donated items for her silent auction and raffle prizes, including massage packages, skin and beauty packages, custom photography, one-of-a-kind artwork, resort stays, restaurant gift certificates, jewelry, jet-ski and parasailing packages, custom-crafted home goods and more.
And with all that, others have generously offered to match cash donations made to the benefit.
“You have no idea how thankful I am for everyone’s donations, and I am looking forward to seeing many friends, old and new,” Sandy said.
This Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 26, stop by Sandy’s bar anytime during her daytime shift and take part in her benefit between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., either by making a contribution to the collection, or purchasing raffle tickets to win some of these phenomenal prizes. The raffles take place at 5 p.m. and you must be present to win. Please visit the official Event page for further details: https://www.facebook.com/events/919259465269534
Live music Thanksgiving Day
Always the place to enjoy live and local music throughout the year, the Lani Kai is proud to host a great selection of live music throughout the property Thanksgiving Day. DJ TK will host beach-time fun and games from our beach stage from noon to 5 p.m. In the Sun Deck that evening, enjoy the blues duo K2 and the Unusuals from 5:15 to 8:45 p.m. And in Club Ohana that night, have some good ol’ classic rock n’ roll fun with Radio Ghost, starting at 8 p.m. FMB’s premier nightclub, Club Ohana never charges admission, and is 21-and-up entry.

OUTDOOR ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR HOSTED BY UNITED METHODIST WOMEN

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Shop arts, crafts, holiday gifts and baked goods

Fort Myers, FL (November 12, 2020) The public is invited to shop Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church’s annual arts & crafts fair Saturday, November 21 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 4141 DeLeon St., Fort Myers. Find arts, crafts and handmade holiday gifts by local artists. Baked goods and refreshments will be available for purchase. The new outdoor location allows for maintaining a social distance.
“Our congregation looks forward to this every year,” said Erin Alvarez, long time member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church. “It’s part of the church’s community outreach to give back to our community.” Proceeds collected from space rentals support women, youth and children in the immediate area.
Artists and vendors interested in reserving space can contact Susan Webb at SMDWebb@hotmail.com.
IF YOU GO:
What: Outdoor Arts & Crafts Show
When: Saturday, November 21 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, 4141 DeLeon St., Fort Myers, FL
Admission: Free

American Cancer Society’s Cattle Baron’s Ball of Lee County To Go Virtual

Event Chair Finds Inspiration For Nov. 14 Event In Family Member’s Cancer Journey FORT MYERS…

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Event Chair Finds Inspiration For Nov. 14 Event In Family Member’s Cancer Journey

FORT MYERS – The American Cancer Society will hold the 16th annual Cattle Baron’s Ball of Lee County as a virtual celebration at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14. It’ll include a virtual auction that will feature travel opportunities, spa packages and restaurant experiences.
It also will underscore how the community can join in the fight against cancer, a fight all too familiar for event chair Susan Frantz, founder and CEO of Frantz Marketing Solutions.
When the pandemic started, Frantz’s Uncle Barry, a cancer survivor, complained of a few stomach issues. As a survivor, he knew any ill feeling could be a recurrence, but Frantz said, “He stayed positive and kept smiling and laughing with his incredibly loving and endearing spirit.”
The weird feelings were indeed a warning, and his doctor eventually shared the three words no person wants to hear: You have cancer. It’s a diagnosis COVID-19 made even more difficult.
“Barry, our sweet, strong, kind, loving and funny as hell uncle, is once again battling THE BEAST that is cancer with a positive attitude, and knowing that he will again kick cancer to the curb,” Susan said. “I wish we could live in a world where no one has to be told they have cancer.”
The American Cancer Society fights to create a world without cancer every day. ACS is the nation’s leading nonprofit private fundraiser of research, and currently funds $12 million in research grants in Florida alone. But it now faces a $200 million shortfall in research funding because of COVID19. With the help of the Lee County community, the Cattle Baron’s Ball can give hope the advantage over the pandemic. It also will raise dollars that specifically targeting pediatric cancer research.
Cancer hasn’t stopped, so neither can we. And neither can Barry. He recently walked out of Moffitt Cancer Center after surgery, prepared to kick cancer to the curb. Again.
“Let’s fight to end cancer together,” Frantz said. “Join me at the Cattle Baron’s Ball and let’s take cancer by the horns.”
Tickets for the Cattle Baron’s Ball of Lee County start at $150 and include a meal-to-go from Ruth’s Chris Steak House. For more information, visit www.acsengage.org/leecattlebaronsball or email Kayla Carney at kayla.carney@cancer.org.
ABOUT THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of 1.5 million volunteers dedicated to attacking cancer from every angle. For more information, go to www.cancer.org.
 

Lee BIA Builders Care to host fourth annual Charity Clay Shoot on Dec. 4

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Oct. 27, 2020) – Lee BIA Builders Care has announced its fourth…

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FORT MYERS, Fla. (Oct. 27, 2020) – Lee BIA Builders Care has announced its fourth annual Charity Clay Shoot, to be held on Friday, Dec. 4 in Punta Gorda.

The tournament offers individual shooters and shooting teams an opportunity to navigate a multi-station interactive course while completing specialty challenges and competing for prizes. The event is a signature fundraiser for Lee BIA Builders Care, which provides emergency construction services at no cost to needy and deserving elderly and/or disabled homeowners, and their families, who cannot obtain repairs through traditional means.

The fourth annual Charity Clay Shoot will be held Friday, Dec. 4 at Bermont Shooting Club, 40571 Bermont Road in Punta Gorda. Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. All participants must attend a mandatory safety meeting at 8:15 a.m., and the tournament starts at 8:30. Following the tournament, participants will enjoy lunch, live music, raffle drawings and an awards ceremony.

For individual shooters, the cost to participate is $250 and includes lunch. The entry fee for a four-person team is $750 and also includes lunch for each participant.

LSI Companies is returning as the Presenting Sponsor for the fourth consecutive year. Saint Raphael Roofing is the Breakfast & Lunch Sponsor, Barraco & Associates, Inc. is the Beverage Sponsor, Better Buildings, Inc. is the Judge Shoot Out Sponsor and Paul Homes is the Green Bird Sponsor. Additional sponsorship opportunities start at $200. One hundred percent of proceeds from the tournament directly support Builders Care in its efforts to provide emergency construction services at no cost to needy and deserving elderly and/or disabled homeowners, and their families, who cannot obtain repairs through traditional means.

For more information on sponsorships, tournament details and volunteer opportunities, please contact Builders Care at 239-938-0056 or builderscare@bia.net. Additional tournament information can also be found at www.LeeBuildersCare.org.

About Lee BIA Builders Care

The mission of Lee BIA Builders Care is to provide emergency construction services at no cost to needy and deserving elderly and/or disabled homeowners, and their families, who cannot obtain repairs through traditional means. Lee BIA Builders Care offers a full range of no-cost emergency construction services to improve the safety and health for needy seniors and disabled individuals of all ages by enlisting the expertise and donated services and materials of contractors, sub-contractors and businesses. To date, Lee BIA Builders Care has put more than $4.75 million in construction services back into the community at no cost to homeowners in need. Builders Care is funded through financial donations, grants and donated services and materials to provide emergency construction services to qualified homeowners throughout the community. Lee BIA Builders Care is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization under the charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association. Lee BIA Builders Care is headquartered at 6835 International Center Blvd. #4 in Fort Myers. Donations can be made online at www.LeeBuildersCare.org. More information is available by calling 239-938-0056, and by following Builders Care at www.Facebook.com/LeeBuildersCare.

SWFL teachers hone skills at early childhood education conference

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Oct. 28, 2020) – Pre-school and kindergarten teachers from across Southwest Florida…

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FORT MYERS, Fla. (Oct. 28, 2020) – Pre-school and kindergarten teachers from across Southwest Florida sharpened their skills at a one-day conference sponsored by Child Care of Southwest Florida.
The nonprofit child care provider offers professional development opportunities through its Focus on Four initiative, which began in June 2017 as an initiative aimed at providing additional instructional time to 4-year-olds during the summer. This year’s Focus on Four conference was held Oct. 24 at Florida Gulf Coast University.
“After registration opened, the conference filled both sessions within a matter of days,” said Chris Hansen, CEO of Child Care of Southwest Florida. “As educators, teachers are continuously trying to instill a love for learning among students, but this conference shows that teachers, too, want to continue learning more about their profession.”
Led by renowned early childhood education specialist Lisa Murphy, the Focus on Four conference included presentations and discussions focused on creating child-centered learning environments in which all students can thrive academically and socially.
Murphy is founder and CEO of Ooey Gooey, Inc., which strives to transform early childhood education by presenting training programs, providing relevant materials and resources, and igniting insightful conversations and connections through social media. The author of five books, Murphy presents more than 100 early childhood education workshops each year and is known for her ability to link hands-on activities to educational standards, outspoken advocacy and commitment to creating child-centered, play-based early childhood environments. With more than 30 years of experience in early childhood education, Murphy has taught and worked with children in multiple learning environments, including Head Start, kindergarten, private preschools, family child care, park and recreation centers, group homes and child care centers.
The Lee Chapter of Florida Association for the Education of Young Children provided Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to attendees.
The Focus on Four Conference was funded by The Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation, which was created in 2004 by Best Buy founder, Dick Schulze, to give back to the communities where Dick and his family grew up – in Minnesota, where he built Best Buy to become the world’s largest consumer electronics retailer and in Florida, where he now maintains a permanent residence. The Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation creates grant partnerships with organizations that generate transformational results in human and social services, education, and health and medicine.
About Child Care of Southwest Florida
Child Care of Southwest Florida, Inc. (CCSWFL) is a nonprofit early childhood education provider with five learning centers in Lee and Hendry counties that serve more than 400 children from 6 weeks to 8 years old. Each center is accredited through the National Accreditation Commission for Early Learning Leaders and is recognized as a Gold Seal Quality Care Program through the Florida Department of Children and Families. All CCSWFL locations have five-star ratings through the Early Learning Coalition of Southwest Florida. CCSWFL follows the nationally recognized, research-based Creative Curriculum, with a goal of creating safe, nurturing learning environments that develop young minds, support families, strengthen the community and secure the future. Through its participation in the USDA’s Child Food Care Program, each child has access to a healthy, nutritious breakfast, lunch and snacks. Sponsor, volunteer and donation opportunities are available. For more information, please visit ccswfl.org.

Stevens Construction Inc. wins best healthcare project for Frantz EyeCare

NAPLES, Fla. (Oct. 28, 2020) – Stevens Construction has won a Sand Dollar Award from…

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NAPLES, Fla. (Oct. 28, 2020) – Stevens Construction has won a Sand Dollar Award from the Collier Building Industry Association for best healthcare project, announced Dan Adams, principal and vice president, south Florida.

In a virtual ceremony held on Oct. 24, Stevens Construction earned a Sand Dollar award in the $1 million to $3 million healthcare category for Frantz EyeCare, located at 2500 Goodlette-Frank Road in Naples. To accommodate their growing Naples clientele, Frantz EyeCare, the design team and Stevens Construction thoughtfully collaborated on a design that aligned with their budget and schedule, provided the aesthetic appeal to the Naples community and promotes staff efficiency, data collection and a unique and comfortable patient flow experience. Frantz Eyecare houses a 9,280-square-foot medical office on the first floor with an optical boutique, 21 exam rooms, patient lounge and procedure room. Situated in the center of the medical office is the cornerstone of the design, a state-of-the-art diagnostic testing room, which evaluates eye conditions and vision capabilities.

Stevens Construction has earned eight Sand Dollar Awards since 2015. Sand Dollar Awards are presented annually to building, design and marketing professionals who have demonstrated excellence within the building industry in Collier County. Entries are judged on unique features of the project, unusual constraints and the how the project addresses the needs of the target market.

About Stevens Construction, Inc.

With offices in Fort Myers, Tampa and Orlando, Fla., Stevens Construction specializes in providing construction management, general contracting and consulting services to clients and design professionals. Other services include site and design team selection, budgeting, project scheduling, permitting, cost and quality control and warranty service. The company builds healthcare, commercial and hospitality facilities. For information, visit www.stevensconstructioninc.com or call 239-936-9006.

Offshore Sailing School Announces Boat Show Bonanza with 20% Savings on Select Courses in Florida For a Limited Time

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Offshore Sailing School Announces Boat Show Bonanza with 20% Savings on Select Courses in Florida For a Limited Time

Fort Myers, Fla (October 6, 2020) – The US Sailboat Show would have kicked off in Annapolis, MD, on October 8 but like most events in 2020 that attract a large audience, the Show has been postponed until October 2021. However, Offshore Sailing School’s founder/owners Steve and Doris Colgate are pleased to announce their company’s 2020 Boat Show Bonanza just launched, with up to 20% savings on select courses at three locations on Florida’s Gulf Coast. This limited-time offer is available for new course enrollments aboard Colgate 26 sailboats and 40’-50’ monohull yachts.
The promotion runs the duration of the original US Sailboat Show dates, with discounted courses available for enrollment from October 5 to Monday, October 12, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. ET. The Boat Show Bonanza requires that two students enroll together in same course with 20% savings on 5-day Learn to Sail; the company’s most popular Fast Track® to Live Aboard Cruising; and Live Aboard Cruising Courses on Captiva Island, Fort Myers Beach, and St. Petersburg, Florida. Resort accommodations are available but not required to take advantage of these savings. Private Couple and “Buy-the-Boat” packages are available with 15% savings. These types of bookings offer comfort knowing it will just be your family (up to five members) with our instructor aboard the boat. Learn more.
The company’s Colgate 26 sailboat is also part of the Boat Show Bonanza, with 10% savings on a new Colgate 26 daysailer ordered by October 31, 2020. Plus, new Colgate 26 sailboat buyers will receive a complimentary barrier coat and bottom paint job (an additional $2,995 value!).  Learn more.
All four of Offshore Sailing School’s Florida locations are open.  The Government of the British Virgin Islands, where Offshore Sailing School has two additional locations, on Scrub Island and at The Moorings base on Tortola, just announced last week that it will reopen its borders to tourists on December 1, 2020 (travel requirements/protocols have not yet been announced by the BVI Government). The border has been closed to visitors since early March 2020. Offshore Sailing School plans to resume operations at its Caribbean base, Scrub Island, BVI, on January 1, 2021.
Offshore Sailing School teaches a maximum of four students or a family of five together aboard its fleet of Colgate 26 sailboats, and 40’-50’ cruising yachts, sailing and power catamarans. Offshore Sailing School’s US Sailing-certified instructors will follow all CDC guidelines and its classrooms and fleet of boats will continue to be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized before each use.
Steve and Doris Colgate relocated their company’s headquarters to South Fort Myers, Florida, from New York in 1975 and now operate four sailing school locations on Florida’s Gulf Coast and two more in the British Virgin Islands. Offshore Sailing School has taught more than 150,000 adults and families how to sail and powerboat safely and competently for the past 56 years. Offshore Sailing School was founded by Olympic and America’s Cup sailor Steve Colgate in 1964. Steve was inducted into the National Sailing Hall of Fame in 2015. Steve and his wife Doris Colgate have written many books on sailing, racing, and bareboat cruising, and are considered the preeminent authorities for sailing education. For more information, visit www.OffshoreSailing.com or call 800-221-4326.

Offshore Sailing School Updates Website, Adds Special Events & New Courses in 2021

Fort Myers, Fla (October 21, 2020) – Offshore Sailing School has extended its “Buy Now,…

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Fort Myers, Fla (October 21, 2020) – Offshore Sailing School has extended its “Buy Now, Sail Soon” promotion offering savings of 10% on new Learn to Sail, Fast Track® to Live Aboard Cruising, Live Aboard Cruising, and Fast Track® to Power Catamaran Cruising Courses at its locations on Fort Myers Beach, Captiva Island, and St. Petersburg, Fla. Students now have until December 20, 2020, to enroll and complete a course to earn US Sailing certification, using the Sail Soon 10% savings.
The company recently completed a refresh of its website at www.OffshoreSailing.com, especially improving navigation on mobile devices, adding an electronic brochure for download, and adding an online pricing page for specific courses.
New course dates have been announced for popular Women’s Fast Track® to Cruising Courses, where up to four women learn to sail and handle a large cruising boat together from a Saturday to Saturday, earning three US Sailing certifications to skipper boats up to 50’.

  • January 9, 2021 on Fort Myers Beach, FL
  • February 6, 2021 on Captiva Island, FL
  • April 24, 2021 on Captiva Island, FL
  • May 1, 2021 on Scrub Island, British Virgin Islands
  • October 30, 2021 on Captiva Island, FL

Six Colgate Sailing Adventures® hosted flotilla sailing vacations will take place in Belize, Exumas in the Bahamas, the Greek Islands, The Seychelles, Tahiti, and the British Virgin Islands.
The 20th Annual Performance Race Week with North U Coaches will take place April 11-17, 2021, at the Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina on Fort Myers Beach, FL. This special event is limited to 40 participants and was sold out in 2020 before the date was rescheduled to 2021 due to travel restrictions caused by the pandemic.
Coastal Navigation and Passage Making Courses will occur in January, March, May, October, and November 2021 on Fort Myers Beach, FL. Celestial Navigation and Offshore Passage Making Courses are planned starting March 3, 2021, on Captiva Island, FL.
A new Fast Track® to Sailing Course combining learning to sail, with small boat handling and navigation takes place November 7-13, 2021 on Captiva Island, FL.
A special Catamaran Refresher Course will take place January 11-13, 2021, in Cape Coral, FL. This course aboard the School’s Leopard 40 catamaran is for Offshore Sailing School Bareboat Cruising Course graduates who learned aboard monohulls and wish to obtain US Sailing Catamaran Endorsement, or graduates who have been away from sailing for a while and wish to refresh and improve their skills aboard a catamaran.
Offshore Sailing School’s US Sailing-certified instructors follow all CDC guidelines, and its classrooms and fleet of boats will continue to be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized before each use.
Steve Colgate founded Offshore Sailing School on City Island, New York in 1964. Steve and Doris Colgate relocated their company’s headquarters to South Fort Myers, Florida, in 1988 and now operate four sailing school locations on Florida’s Gulf Coast and two more in the British Virgin Islands. Offshore Sailing School has taught more than 150,000 adults and families how to sail and powerboat safely and competently for the past 56 years. Offshore Sailing School was founded by Olympic and America’s Cup sailor Steve Colgate in 1964. Steve was inducted into the National Sailing Hall of Fame in 2015. Doris Colgate founded the National Women’s Sailing Association and the Women’s Sailing Foundation. The Colgates have written many books on sailing, racing, and bareboat cruising, and are considered the preeminent authorities for sailing education. For more information, visit www.OffshoreSailing.com or call 800-221-4326.

Shell Point physician receives Quality Champion Award for Florida

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Oct. 29, 2020) – Dr. David Nesselroade, staff physician at the Larsen…

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FORT MYERS, Fla. (Oct. 29, 2020) – Dr. David Nesselroade, staff physician at the Larsen Pavilion Skilled Nursing Center at Shell Point Retirement Community in Fort Myers, has been named the recipient of the second annual Quality Champion Award by FMDA – The Florida Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine.
The award was presented by Dr. Mark Beauchamp, chairman of the Quality Champion Award Committee, on Oct. 24 in a live-streaming ceremony as part of the FMDA’s annual conference for the state of Florida.
FMDA’s Quality Champion Award is presented in recognition of the skills, talents, expertise, commitment and personal attributes that encompass quality patient-centered care.
“This award honors clinicians who work day-in and day-out to serve the frailest population in Florida’s post-acute and long-term care continuum,” said Beauchamp during his presentation of the award to Nesselroade. “The recipient of this award embodies the highest standards of dedication, leadership, engagement and innovation and is personified as a cornerstone in his or her respective field, as well as within the facility or roles served.”
Nesselroade has a distinguished medical career at Shell Point, where he has worked for 34 years, including serving as vice president and director of physician services from 1986 to 1996, followed by being a full-time staff physician at the Larsen Pavilion Skilled Nursing Center.
“We feel extremely blessed to have Dr. Nesselroade here at Shell Point,” said Dr. Gary Goforth, medical director for the community. “We are thankful for his incredible dedication to his patients and excellence in long-term care medicine.”
The Larsen Pavilion, which is located in the Waterside Medical Complex on The Island at Shell Point, has 219 beds and encompasses a state-of-the-art rehab center, short-term and long-term care, an Alzheimer’s unit, hospice and palliative care. Shell Point Retirement Community is located along the Caloosahatchee River in Fort Myers, approximately two miles from the Sanibel Causeway leading to Sanibel and Captiva islands.
About Shell Point Retirement Community
Shell Point Retirement Community, founded in 1968, is a nonprofit continuing care retirement community located in Fort Myers, Florida. Shell Point offers independent retirement living, assisted living, and skilled nursing for its 2,500 residents in an active, resort-style environment. Lifestyle amenities include deep-water boating access with free dockage, a championship 18-hole golf course, and other recreational and educational activities. To learn more, visit www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-780-1131.