The Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point presents “Russia Under the Tsars” lectures on three Mondays in the month of November from 1:15 to 2:45 p.m. in the Social Center on the Island at Shell Point Retirement Community.
- Monday, Nov. 3: Alexander I, Napoleon, Nicholas I
- Monday, Nov. 10: Alexander II the Tsar Liberator
- Monday, Nov. 17: Nicholas II and The Russian Revolution
Presented by resident Seth Mendell, the lectures cover Russia’s past from the early grand princes of Kiev in the late 9th century to the fall of the Romanovs in the early 20th century. Particular attention will be paid to the major personalities of the period, as well as the formation of the themes that drive Russian policy today.
The presentations are 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 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. 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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