The Academy of Lifelong Learning welcomes
Kristie Anders, Education Director for the Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation, for “The
Life and Time of Jay Norwood Darling—aka “Ding” Darling” on Monday, May 12 in the Grand Cypress Room at The Woodlands in Shell Point Retirement Community from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Anders will share her knowledge of local lore as she takes a closer look at the life of Jay Norwood “Ding” Darling, a noted editorial cartoonist who chronicled the crossing of the Atlantic by Lindbergh, the fallen sons of World War I and World War II, and the creation of the League of Nations. Over his lifetime, about 10% of his editorial cartoons were about the environment. He received two Pulitzer prizes, and some of his biggest contributions to the country were conservation-oriented. Of course, we know him best for the national wildlife refuge right down the road on Sanibel that bears his name.
“Kristie always delights with her unique combination of scholarship, humor, and understanding of our local environment,” said Teri Kolath, manager of the Academy of Lifelong Learning.
This class is free, but space is limited and registration is required by calling (239) 489-8472.
The Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point is an educational initiative for the residents of the retirement community. The Academy provides approximately 90 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 located in Fort Myers just off Summerlin Road and McGregor Boulevard, two miles before the Sanibel causeway. The community offers retirement living in a resort-style environment with a newly renovated 18-hole championship golf course, salons, restaurants, 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.
« Return to main News and Stories page
For a full list of upcoming events visit the Events page of our website: ShellPoint.org