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SHELL POINT ACADEMY JUNE CLASSES: KHASAB, MUSCAT AND KALALAH
FORT MYERS, Fla. ( May 24 , 2013)

The Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point welcomes Professor Adrian Kerr to its Summer Academy for three classes in June. The classes are scheduled from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Grand Cypress Room of The Woodlands at Shell Point Retirement Community. Tickets for classes are $10 each and can be purchased by calling (239) 489-8472.

  1. June 4: Khasab – The Norway of Arabia. Located at the northernmost tip of Oman separated from the rest of the Sultanate by the United Arab Emirates, Khasab has a rugged coastline that is often called the “Norway of Arabia.” With a rocky headland that juts into the Strait of Hormuz, Khasab has one of the most strategic shipping lanes in the world.
  2. June 18: Muscat – Jewel of the Persian Gulf. Muscat, the beautiful historic capital of Oman, has been an important trading port since Roman times. Unlike other Gulf capitals, Muscat has truly retained its old world charm.
  3. June 25: Salalah – Ancient Capital of Incense. Oman’s ancient incense capital is an oasis with lush vegetation resulting from seasonal monsoons. Marco Polo visited in the 13th century, and even the Queen of Sheba fell under the spell of the area and sent frankincense to impress King Solomon.


The classes are scheduled from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Grand Cypress Room of The Woodlands at Shell Point Retirement Community. Tickets for classes are $10 each and can be purchased by calling (239) 489-8472.

“We are delighted to welcome Professor Adrian Kerr back to The Academy,” said Teri Kollath, manager of Volunteer Services and The Academy at Shell Point. “He has a wonderful way of making history come alive for us in his informative and interesting presentations.”

Kerr is the author of "Ancient Egypt and Us," a review of three thousand years of history that focuses on how our modern religion, literature, art, architecture, medicine, cosmetics, warfare, peace treaties, mathematics, government, women’s empowerment, and science all have their roots in ancient Egypt.

The Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point is an educational initiative for the residents of the retirement community. The Academy provides approximately 80 classes each semester that encompass a well-rounded curriculum of educational opportunities for senior adults. The Academy of Lifelong Learning 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 and McGregor Boulevard, 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 that is open to the public, deep water boating access with free boat dockage, 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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