The Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point Retirement Community welcomes to its Summer Academy Kristie Anders, education director at the Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation. Anders will speak Monday, May 13, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Grand Cypress Room of The Woodlands at Shell Point Retirement Community.

Anders’ presentation, “Fish: No Bones About It,” is an overview of cartilaginous fish that have no bones. Anders will speak about elasmobranchii, a subclass of Chondrichthyes, which are cartilaginous fish such as sawfish, sharks, sting rays, and skates. Anders will also share what motivated Teddy Roosevelt’s visit to Captiva and what it had to do with sting rays.

This event is free, but reservations are required. Please call (239) 489-8472 for more information.

“We are delighted to welcome Kristie back to The Academy. She always highlights areas of ecological interest that are relevant to right here, where we live,” said Teri Kollath, Manager of Volunteer Services and The Academy at Shell Point.

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 or call 1-800-780-1131.

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