FORT MYERS, Fla. (May 17, 2012)

The Academy of Life Long Learning at Shell Point invites southwest Florida residents to attend a series of Academy classes focused on The History of the United States Through 1815. This series will occur over a three week time period with classes from 10am until 11:30am in the Grand Cypress Room of The Woodlands. Tickets are required to attend each session, and can be purchased for $10 each by calling (239) 489-8472. Classes will take place on Tuesday mornings, June 12, June 19, and June 26.

As we approach the annual celebration of our nation’s independence, Shell Point welcomes back Professor Adrian Kerr to take participants through a comprehensive look at the span of American History through the year 1815. It starts with the original people who settled in North America and will continue to the end of the war of 1812-1815. Each session will focus on certain parts of this history, with session one looking at the colonization, session two looking at the road to independence, and the final session detailing how the new nation emerges.

“Professor Kerr has been a part of our Academy of Lifelong Learning for several years now and always brings some of the most intriguing and informative presentations to our residents and the community,” said Teri Kollath, Manager of Academy and Volunteer Services. “He always amazes us with his expansive knowledge about so many cultures and their histories.”

The Academy of Life Long Learning at Shell Point is a lifelong learning educational initiative for the residents of the retirement community. The Academy provides anywhere from 70 to 90 classes each semester, that encompasses 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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