FORT MYERS, Fla. (September 27, 2012)

The Academy at Shell Point invites Southwest Florida residents to attend an informative presentation by Chauncey Goss entitled, Federal Budget 101. This presentation will take place on Thursday, October 11, at 7pm, in the Village Church Auditorium on The Island at Shell Point Retirement Community.

Goss has been a resident in southwest Florida for 31 years, and established his own fiscal policy consulting firm in 2010, Goss Practical Solutions, LLC. He currently serves as a managing director and provides economic and fiscal policy analysis to help businesses address economic policies coming from Washington DC. Prior to establishing his own practice, Goss served as a senior staffer for the Office of Management and Budget, and he was a Deputy Staff Director for the US House Budget Committee where he worked closely with Congressman Paul Ryan.

“His experience provides him with a unique and valuable understanding of the federal government’s budgetary process and fiscal policy,” said Teri Kollath, Manager of Academy and Volunteer Services. “We are looking forward to learning about how our national budget works, and to see how financial policies coming out of Washington DC are impacting our region.”

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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