FORT MYERS, Fla. ( August 20 , 2014)
The Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point welcomes Professor Adrian Kerr, who will present “The Glorious History and Culture of Thailand and Phuket” on Tuesday, Sept. 9 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Grand Cypress Room of The Woodlands at Shell Point Retirement Community.
Professor Kerr will trace the origins of the Thai people, including a look at the founding of the early empires and capitals, the rise of the Chakri Dynasty, and how Thailand avoided the colonialism that overtook the rest of Southeast Asia. Professor Kerr will review the political turmoil that has befallen the country recently and the role of the highly respected king in maintaining stability—for now. The course will close with a review of the fascinating history and colorful highlights of Phuket Island and how it has recovered after the devastating tsunami of 2004.
Tickets for the class are $10. Seating is limited, and reservations are required. Please call 239-489-8472 for more information.
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.