SHELL POINT ACADEMY OF LIFELONG LEARNING: THE HISTORY OF THE ORIGINAL OLYMPIC GAMES IN GREECE

FORT MYERS, Fla. ( August 28 , 2014)

The Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point welcomes Professor Adrian Kerr, who will present “The History of the Original Olympic Games in Greece” on Tuesday, Sept. 16 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Grand Cypress Room of The Woodlands at Shell Point Retirement Community.

The first Olympic Games took place in the town of Olympia in 776 BC. But who created the games? Why was Olympia chosen as the site? What were the Pan-Hellenic games? Why were the games held every four years? Who competed in the games? What did they win? The answers to these questions and many more will be revealed when Professor Adrian Kerr reviews the history of one of the greatest sporting events on the planet.

Tickets for the class are $10. Seating is limited, and reservations are required. Please call 239-489-8472 for more information.

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 (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. 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, and recreational and fitness facilities. To learn more about Shell Point, visit us at www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-780-1131.

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