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Contact: Jessica Clark, APR, Public Relations Coordinator (239)
SHELL POINT ACADEMY OFFERS
SEMINAR SERIES ON ANCIENT ROME
— The public is
invited to attend a seminar series titled “Ancient Rome – The History
of its Rise and Fall” presented by Professor Adrian Kerr, and sponsored
by The Academy at Shell Point. The event will take place on Thursday’s,
June 3, 10, 17 and 24, with each session being 10:15am to 11:45am in
the Social Center located on the Island at Shell Point Retirement
Roman Empire represents an unmatched period in scale and stability
during the turbulent times in Europe and the Middle East. Its art,
architecture, law, philosophy, writing, engineering, language, and
religion are all very relevant to today’s world. Tickets for each
seminar are $10, for a total cost of $40 for the entire series.
If you would like to sign up for the seminars, or for more information,
please call (239) 454-2054 as seating is limited.
“The influence that Rome has had on the world is immense,” said Teri
Kollath, Manager of Academy and Volunteer Services. “We are very
excited to have Adrian Kerr back at Shell Point again discussing this
very exciting and interesting topic.”
Professor Adrian Kerr is regularly invited to give talks on the Ancient
Middle East internationally, and has participated in TV and Radio
programs relating to various topics in which he is considered an
expert. The purpose of this seminar series is to investigate the
familiar highs and lows of the Roman time period. He will discuss
the fall of the city in 455AD, and how their influences are carried
well into our recent times and traditions. The series will
consist of four seminars, with each one focusing on a different stage
in the Rise and Fall of Ancient Rome.
The Academy at Shell Point is a lifelong learning educational
initiative for the residents of the retirement community. The Academy
provides anywhere from 70 to 90 classes each trimester, that
encompasses a well-rounded curriculum of educational opportunities for
senior adults. The Academy at Shell Point was named as one of 2008’s
most innovative active aging programs by the International Council on
Active Aging (ICAA), an association that supports professionals who
develop wellness/fitness facilities and services for age 50-plus
Shell Point Retirement Community is a not-for-profit continuing care
retirement community located in Fort Myers just off Summerlin Road, two
miles before the Sanibel causeway. Shell Point has received national
accreditation from CARF-CCAC, and is a nationally recognized leader in
the retirement industry. The community offers retirement living
in a resort-style environment with an 18-hole championship golf course,
deep water boating access, and recreational and fitness
facilities. To learn more about Shell Point, visit us at
www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-780-1131.
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