Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point to host September classes on history of Iran, Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

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CUTLINE: Florida SouthWestern State College Professor Adrian Kerr will join the Academy of Lifelong Learning for a two-part series on “Iran: Its History and Today” and “The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World,” taking place in September at Shell Point.

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Aug. 21, 2018) – The Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point Retirement Community invites the Southwest Florida community to attend its September Academy classes, which will feature informative discussions on some of the world’s oldest continuous civilizations and archaeological history. Classes will take place at 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 11, Sept. 18, Sept. 25 and Sept. 27 at Shell Point in Fort Myers.

The first two-part series, entitled “Iran: Its History and Today,” will take place at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11 and Tuesday, Sept. 18, tracing some of the world’s oldest settlements dating back to 4000 B.C. The first session will introduce the Indo-Europeans and uncover the rise and fall of the nation of Iran. The second session will discuss how the Islamic conquest of A.D. 650 was a turning point in Iranian history. Kerr will conclude this two-part discussion with a look at recent times and the major shift in Iranian leadership.

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Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point to host June classes on history, successful writing practices

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CUTLINES: Photo 1: Florida SouthWestern State College Professor Adrian Kerr will join the Academy of Lifelong Learning for a series on “Vietnam: Its History and Culture,” taking place June 4, June 11 and June 18 at Shell Point.

Photo 2: The Academy of Lifelong Learning will welcome award-winning author and historian, Robert Macomber, for a workshop on successful writing, taking place at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 23 at Shell Point.

FORT MYERS, Fla. (May 29, 2018) – The Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point Retirement Community invites the Southwest Florida community to attend its June Academy classes, which will feature informative discussions on Vietnamese history and successful writing practices. Classes will take place on June 4, June 11, June 18 and June 23 at Shell Point in Fort Myers.

“Vietnam: Its History and Culture” will trace the origins of the Vietnamese people and their heritage during a series of lectures, presented by Florida SouthWestern State College Professor Adrian Kerr. The first session, “Prehistory & Early Northern Kingdoms,” will delve into the foundation of the early northern kingdoms, colonization and the rise of communism. The second session, “The French War, American War, and Present-day Vietnam,” will utilize a sequence of photographs to depict how the Viet heritage has produced a vibrant, colorful and unique religion. The series will conclude with “Da Nang and the Ancient Capital Hue,” illustrating the still-evident divide between the North and South.

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Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point offers May classes on history, environment and politics

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CUTLINES: Photo 1: Kristie Anders, education director at the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, will join the Academy of Lifelong Learning for a presentation on waves, tides and currents of the sea, at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 17 at The Woodlands at Shell Point.

Photo 2: The Academy of Lifelong Learning will welcome Lee County Supervisor of Elections Tommy Doyle for a presentation at 10:15 a.m. on Saturday, May 19 on The Island at Shell Point.

Photo 3: Florida SouthWestern State College Professor Adrian Kerr’s Academy of Lifelong Learning class will highlight The Viking Age at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22 in The Woodlands at Shell Point.


FORT MYERS, Fla. (May 8, 2018)
– The Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point Retirement Community invites the public to attend May classes that will discuss the environment, politics and history.

At 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 17, Kristie Anders, education director at the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, will present “Tides and Currents” in the Grand Cypress Room at The Woodlands at Shell Point, 14441 Woodsong Lane in Fort Myers. This presentation will explore waves, tides and currents of the sea. During the lecture, Anders will explain not only what influences the tides, but also how they affect Southwest Florida residents. A short film by the Captiva Island Historical Society, entitled “Santiva,” will also be shown.

The Academy of Lifelong Learning will also welcome Lee County Supervisor of Elections Tommy Doyle for a free presentation at 10:15 a.m. on Saturday, May 19 in the Social Center on The Island at Shell Point, 15101 Shell Point Blvd. in Fort Myers. During his class, entitled “Lee County Supervisor of Elections Preparing for Mid-Term Elections,” Doyle will focus on politics and upcoming elections. As a lifelong resident of Lee County, Doyle has a deep-rooted passion for the county’s history and traditions. His fundamental belief in a representative form of government led him to run for office, and he was elected Supervisor of Elections in 2016.

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Shell Point Offers Assisted Living Seminars at The Springs

FORT MYERS, Fla. ( September 24, 2015) – Shell Point Retirement Community encourages senior adults and their family members to better understand the many types of assisted living facilities and what to look for when choosing a community. Learn more during a free seminar held on Friday, Oct.16, at 10 a.m. at The Springs at Shell Point.

During this informative presentation, Shell Point’s assisted living expert, McKenzie Millis, will simplify the search for assisted living by breaking down the many levels of assisted living care, types of facilities, and various licensures. Each presentation attendee will receive a comparative worksheet to use when exploring future assisted living options.

“Not knowing what to look for when choosing an assisted living community can be overwhelming. This search usually takes place during a medical crisis or other need-driven circumstance, which adds stress to a generally complicated process,” said Millis. “The goal for this presentation is to simplify this search and help attendees plan ahead for their future care.”

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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. 
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 www.shellpoint.org/events.

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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 www.shellpoint.org/events.

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Educational Seminars at The Springs Answer Assisted Living Questions in August

FORT MYERS, Fla. ( July 14 , 2015) – Shell Point Retirement Community invites senior adults and their family members to two educational seminars in August that will cover basic questions about assisted living care. Both free presentations are hosted by Shell Point’s assisted living expert, McKenzie Millis, at The Springs at Shell Point.

Learn the top 10 signs that indicate when one should consider making a move to assisted living, during “When Is It Time to Move to Assisted Living?” on Friday, August 7, at 10 a.m. Gain a better understanding of the differences between independent living, assisted living, and skilled nursing care. Reservations are required at 239-454-2077.

“Worried About a Parent? Here’s What You Need to Know about Assisted Living” will be held on Thursday, August 27, at 6 p.m. This crash course about assisted living is designed for those with a loved one who may need assisted living care in the near future. This presentation will provide a comprehensive overview of assisted living services, suggest who would benefit most from it, and discuss what to consider when searching for assisted living facilities. Reservations are required at 239-454-2077.

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