The Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point welcomes to its Fall Academy retired U.S. Navy Commander Douglas B. Quelch for a series of lectures about Arab culture.
Quelch has a rich experience in Arab culture honed through almost eight years as an advisor to the Royal Saudi Naval Forces after his 23-year Navy career. In “Arab Culture,” Quelch will put Arab culture, religion, and history into unique perspective and discuss the impact of World War I on the formation of modern Saudi Arabia and much of the Middle East.
Sessions are scheduled for Monday, October 7, 14, and 21 from 1:15 to 2:45 p.m. in the Social Center on the Island at Shell Point. Quelch’s sessions are free, but space is limited and reservations are required. Please call (239) 489-8472 for more information.
“Commander Quelch’s master’s degrees in National Security Affairs, National Security and Strategic Studies, and Management, along with his background, have given him a unique understanding of Arab culture,” said Teri Kollath, manager of Volunteer Services and The Academy at Shell Point. “We are excited he is coming to share his experiences and explain the cultural nuances.”
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, 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, and recreational and fitness facilities. To learn more about Shell Point Retirement Community, visit us at www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-780-1131.
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