FORT MYERS, Fla. ( June 20 , 2013)

The Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point Retirement Community welcomes the public to The Comfort of Hospice Care, a free lecture on Friday, July 12 at 10:15 a.m. in the Social Center on the Island at Shell Point.

Join us as healthcare experts from Shell Point and Hope Hospice dispel the myth that hospice care is only for your last days. With palliative care, there is life after diagnosis. As Hope Hospice’s motto says, Each day is a gift.

“We often hear people say they wish they had known about hospice care,” said Teri Kollath, manager of The Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point and the Auxiliary. “This lecture is a great opportunity to ask questions about the benefits hospice provides patients and learn more about the comfort it gives to families.”

This course is free; however, space is limited and registration is required by calling (239) 489-8472.

The Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point is an educational initiative for the residents of the retirement community. The Academy provides approximately 80 classes each semester that encompass a well-rounded curriculum of educational opportunities for senior adults. The Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point was named as one of 2008’s most innovative active aging programs by the International Council on Active Aging, 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 that is open to the public, deep water boating access with free boat dockage, and recreational and fitness facilities. To learn more about Shell Point, visit us at or call 1-800-780-1131.

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