Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point Launches Five-Part Series on World War I

FORT MYERS, Fla. ( September 22, 2015) – The Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point Retirement Community welcomes Seth Mendell, Shell Point resident and historical enthusiast, as he travels back 100 years to observe how the first World War tore apart the nations of Europe. This series of five historical lectures will be held at Shell Point on Mondays, from 1:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Beginning on Oct. 12, Mendell unravels the events leading to the declarations of war by various European nations, then traces the major battles and catastrophic happenings between 1914 and 1918:

• Oct. 12 – World War I: Prologue and Outbreak
• Oct. 19 – The Opening Phases: Strategies and Battles
• Oct. 26 – Middle Phases: Battles and Events
• Nov. 2 – U.S. Entry: The Russian Revolution
• Nov. 9 – Collapse of Central Powers

Shell Point resident and historical enthusiast Seth Mendell presents a five-part series on The Great War (pictured here) as part of The Academy of Lifelong Learning’s fall semester at Shell Point Retirement Community.

Separate tickets are required for each session, and cost $10 each. To purchase tickets for these presentations, please call 239-489-8472 or visit

The Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point is an educational initiative that provides approximately 80 classes each semester, and encompasses a well-rounded curriculum of educational opportunities for senior adults, from computer technology to financial, travel, artistic, entertainment, historical, and more.

About Shell Point Retirement Community
Shell Point Retirement Community, founded in 1968, is a nonprofit continuing care retirement community located in Fort Myers, Florida. Shell Point offers independent retirement living, assisted living, and skilled nursing for its 2,400 residents in an active, resort-style environment. Lifestyle amenities include deep-water boating access with free boat dockage, a championship 18-hole golf course, and other recreational activities. To learn more, visit or call 1-800-780-1131.

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