The Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point welcomes Professor Adrian Kerr, who is presenting “The Story of Pakistan and Afghanistan” on Tuesday, March 18 and Tuesday, March 25 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Grand Cypress Room of The Woodlands at Shell Point Retirement Community.
Professor Kerr offers a two-part series of lectures on the history and colorful cultures of Pakistan and Afghanistan. Each country is often overshadowed by their neighbors— the giant India to their south and Iran to their north. They are two of the most enigmatic countries, and both have emerged into high profile as a result of the post-911 conflicts in the Middle East.
Tickets for the class are $10. To purchase a ticket, please call (239) 489-8472.
“Professor Adrian Kerr brings such richness to The Academy,” said Teri Kollath, Manager of Volunteer Services and The Academy at Shell Point. “He always brings some of the most intriguing and insightful presentations to our residents and the community,” she added. “These two historical presentations are a prelude to Professor Kerr’s lecture on Pakistan post 9/11 scheduled for May.” Kerr is the author of "Ancient Egypt and Us," a concise yet sweeping 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, 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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