Amavida Resort Style Living Community Announces New Welcome Center

Quadrum Global announced that Amavida, a new resort-style living community, has opened its welcome center and is now accepting deposits. The welcome center is located at 7650 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33908. The 32-acre development will provide alternatives through every phase of life and will offer independent living, assisted living and memory care.

The 488,265-square foot campus will provide direct access to Lakes Park and will feature 460 rental homes, including cottages, residences, apartments and suites. Setting itself apart from the status quo in senior living, the community will offer a variety of services and amenities, including concierge and valet services, on-site wellness center, fitness center, art studio, cafe, outdoor courtyards, swimming pools, spa and salon, a variety of restaurants, library, private theater, tennis and pickleball courts.

“Challenging the notion of what it means to be 55 and older is our mission, and creating a new kind of independence is something we want to invoke and inspire,” Colin Marshall, president of Quadrum Senior Living, said. 

For more information, visit or call 888.518.7428.

Florida Autism Center Expands to Fort Myers

Florida Autism Center is proud to announce the official opening of its 20th ABA therapy facility in beautiful Fort Myers. The center is located at 4085 Hancock Bridge Parkway, Unit 101, North Fort Myers, FL 33903.

FAC provides center-based treatment based on the basic principles of applied behavior analysis and has a specific focus on early intensive behavioral intervention, verbal behavior (language) training and social skills training. Specialty services include toilet training, food acceptance program and extensive parent training. FAC provides the highest-quality ABA therapy based on scientific best practices.

FAC has an ongoing partnership with the University of Florida that allows the most cutting-edge, data-based ABA research to be implemented immediately across all locations.

FAC is currently enrolling clients for the Fort Myers location, offering private tours and helping parents navigate through the tricky insurance approval process.

For more information about Florida Autism Center, visit Call 866.610.0580 for more information or to schedule a private tour.

Summer Camp Registration Open with Lee County Parks & Recreation

Registration is open for Lee County Parks & Recreation Summer Camp, which annually draws thousands of youngsters to programs, outings and activities at the department’s traditional camps, teen camps and specialty camps.

Parents are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible. Each year the allotted spaces at Wa-Ke Hatchee, Lakes Regional Park and Estero Recreation Center fill up well before school ends. Camp registration is ongoing as long as space is available. Summer camp runs eight weeks, from June 11 through August 3.

If you plan to register for camp at one of the four large recreation centers, you need to obtain a family membership first.

All campers will receive a specially designed Lee County Parks & Recreation T-shirt. Campsites will participate in countywide initiatives, such as service learning projects, fitness and wellness programs, and National Park and Recreation Month.

For for more information about Lee County Parks & Recreation locations, camps, amenities and other special events, visit, call 239.533.7275 or email

Island Hopper Songwriter Fest returns in September

The fifth annual Island Hopper Songwriter Fest returns September 21-30 to fill The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel with music and fun at a number of tropical venues.

The festival will take place over 10 days on Southwest Florida’s most beautiful barrier islands. It’s also a chance for fans to hear popular songs they’ve heard on country radio performed by the actual songwriters.

“Island Hopper brings people closer to the music, giving visitors the chance to see and meet top songwriters in some of our destination’s most spectacular island settings,” Tamara Pigott, executive director of the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau, said.

The festival kicks off September 21-23 on Captiva Island, then moves September 24-2 to historic downtown Fort Myers, and wraps up September 28-30 on Fort Myers Beach. The exciting lineup of festival headliners and songwriters will be announced later this year.