FORT MYERS, Fla. ( December 27, 2012 )

The Academy at Shell Point invites Southwest Florida residents to attend an informative presentation by David Serra on our 30th President of the United States, Calvin Coolidge. This is a free presentation; however space is limited so reservations are required. This event will take place on Thursday, January 10, at 2pm, in the Grand Cypress Room of The Woodlands at Shell Point Retirement Community.

David Serra is the Executive Director of the Coolidge Foundation located in Plymouth Notch, Vermont. During this presentation, Serra will offer some visual imagery of Coolidge’s homeplace and the environment that shaped his life and public service, including his presidency. Serra will also discuss Coolidge’s philosophy as President, as well as presidential history in general. Historically misunderstood, Calvin Coolidge’s policies brought the United States great prosperity after World War I. Join us for a bit of a civics lesson that illuminates the man who said, “We review the past not in order that we may return to it, but that we may find in what direction, straight and clear, it points into the future.”

“We are looking forward to reviewing the life of Calvin Coolidge, as well as our country’s presidential history, with such a distinguished guest lecturer,” said Teri Kollath, Manager of Academy and Volunteer Services. For your reservations, or for more information, please call (239) 489-8472.

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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