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.”

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Shell Point Welcomes Residents of Southwest Florida to Summer Informational Meetings

FORT MYERS, Fla. ( May 17 , 2013)

Residents of Southwest Florida who would like to learn about resort style retirement options and lifecare are invited to attend one of several informational meetings at Shell Point Retirement Community. One of Shell Point’s experienced retirement counselors will explain the numerous benefits of becoming a Shell Point resident.

The meetings will be held at 10 a.m. in the main Commons located in The Woodlands neighborhood at Shell Point on the following dates:

June 4, 12, 18, and 26
July 2, 10, 16, 24, and 30
August 7, 13, 21, and 27

During the casually-structured meeting, guests will learn about lifecare and the retirement options and amenities available at Shell Point. Guests can also tour two of the three Shell Point neighborhoods, The Island and The Woodlands, and see a model residence.

Admission to these informative sessions is free; however, seating is limited, so reservations are required and may be made by calling Maureen Thomson at 239-466-1131 or 1-800-780-1131.

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.

JORDAN’S PETRA – “ROSE RED CITY HALF AS OLD AS TIME”— AND AQABA PART OF THE SHELL POINT ACADEMY OF LIFELONG LEARNING

FORT MYERS, Fla. ( May 9 , 2013)

The Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point welcomes to its Summer Academy Professor Adrian Kerr on Tuesday, May 21 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Grand Cypress Room of The Woodlands at Shell Point Retirement Community.

Professor Kerr’s class will discuss Aqaba, the starting point for excursions to Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This magnificent Nabatean stronghold — “the rose red city half as old as time” –- was carved out of pink sandstone cliffs during mid-Roman times. A major trading center with a critical water supply for Arab caravans, it was rediscovered in the early 19th Century by the Swiss explorer Stresult. This unique archaeological site has been featured in many movies, including “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.”

Tickets for the class are $10. To purchase a ticket, please call (239) 489-8472.

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