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SHELL POINT ACADEMY OFFERS CLASS ON THE EVERGLADES
FORT MYERS, Fla. (July 1, 2011)

The Academy at Shell Point invites the public to attend a presentation by Kristie Anders, Education Director for Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation. This free event will take place on Friday, July 29, from 1:45pm to 3:15pm in the Social Center on The Island at Shell Point Retirement Community.

Story Photo Anders will focus on the Everglades, Florida's largest wilderness, for this presentation. Since our region is downstream, we are affected by the changes in that environment. This presentation will offer an overview of this stunning and vulnerable place. Registration is free; however, space is limited for this event, so if you would like to sign up, or for more information, please call (239) 454-2054.

"The Everglades is a very beautiful environment that houses so many creatures and plants that are vital in the function of our daily lives," said Teri Kollath, Manager of Academy and Volunteer Services. "It is a pleasure to have Ms. Anders back to the campus to offer insight into what we could lose if we don't take care of this fragile environment."

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 semester, 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 adults.

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 which is open to the public, as well as recreational/fitness facilities and deep water boating access for its residents. To learn more about Shell Point, visit us at www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-780-1131.

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