FORT MYERS, Fla. (November 15, 2012) – The Academy at Shell Point invites Southwest Florida residents to attend an informative presentation, Russia Revisited, by Thomas Tyrell, retired lawyer and former economic advisor to the UK government. This presentation will take place on Tuesday, November 27, at 10am, in the Grand Cypress Room of The Woodlands at Shell Point Retirement Community. Tickets are required and the cost to attend this presentation is $10 per ticket.

Thomas provided three sessions in the Academy last fall on “Russia in The Twenty First Century – Who Lost The Peace Dividend?” This fall upon his return from the Isle of Man, he will share with us his perspective on Russia since then.

“A lot has happened in Russia this past year, and we always enjoy Thomas’ learned interpretations, especially gleaned from his half year over there,” said Teri Kollath, Manager of Academy and Volunteer Services.

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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