FORT MYERS, Fla. ( January 16, 2012 )

The Academy at Shell Point welcomes back Award winning maritime author and lecturer Robert Macomber to present three informative sessions on The Forgotten War. These presentations are open to the public, and tickets are required for each session. The first session will take place on Monday, January 28, at 2:00 p.m. in the Grand Cypress Room of The Woodlands at Shell Point Retirement Community. Session two and three will take place on February 4 and 11, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. in the Grand Cypress Room of the Woodlands at Shell Point. Tickets are $10 each and to purchase tickets for these presentations, please call (239) 489-8472.

In the first session, Macomber will cover an overview of Germany’s Pacific Empire from the 1870’s to 1914, which stretched across a huge area from China to Saipan, New Guinea to Samoa, and greatly influenced the rest of the Pacific. The second session includes the story of the Imperial German Navy’s Asiatic Squadron and its naval campaign across the Pacific in the opening months of World War One. The final session in the series begins after the initial carnage in 1914, as World War One in the Pacific changed into a cat-and-mouse game between the German raiders and the Royal Navy. To purchase tickets please call (239) 489-8472.

“We are so happy to welcome Robert Macomber back to present in the Academy,” said Teri Kollath, Manager of Academy and Volunteer Services. “His presentations are always intriguing and informative.”

The Academy of Life Long Learning at Shell Point is an educational initiative for the residents of the retirement community. The Academy provides anywhere from 70 to 90 classes each semester that encompass a well-rounded curriculum of educational opportunities for senior adults. The Academy of Life Long 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, deep water boating access, and recreational and fitness facilities. To learn more about Shell Point, visit us at or call 1-800-780-1131

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