Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point Launches Six-Part Series: The Story of China

FORT MYERS, Fla. ( August 27, 2015) – The Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point Retirement Community launches its fall semester with The Story of China. This series of six historical lectures, will be held at Shell Point on Tuesdays this fall, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Beginning on Sept. 15, The Story of China explores the impact of China’s history, religion, and culture on the world. Professor Adrian Kerr will examine this immense and varied country, from the origins of its native people to taking its position on the world stage.

• September 15 – Prehistory and Early Times
• October 6 – The Qin to the Han
• October 13 – From the Han to the Mongols
• October 20 – The Great Ming Dynasty
• October 27 – From the Ming to the Republic
• November 3 – From the Republic to Today

Professor Adrian Kerr, a resident of Southwest Florida, has studied ancient civilizations in Egypt, China, and more for over 30 years. A regular world traveler, Kerr specializes in interaction between early civilizations, and the impact these ancient communities have on modern times.

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 facilities. To learn more, visit or call 1-800-780-1131.

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