FORT MYERS, Fla. (August 14, 2012) – Shell Point’s Academy of Lifelong Learning invites the public to attend a class presented by Kristie Anders, Education Director Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation, about hurricanes in Southwest Florida on September 18 at 10:00 am. This free presentation will take place in the Grand Cypress Room at The Woodlands in Shell Point Retirement Community; however space is limited, so reservations are required to attend. To reserve your spot please call (239) 489-8472. 

Anders experienced her first hurricane at age 6, and that was the first of many hurricanes and tropical storms that this island dwelling educator has lived through. In addition to her personal experiences, she will share the scientific information that will help us better understand this phenomenon.

“As Floridians, we are lucky to enjoy a tropical paradise for most of the year, but we do have to be prepared for when occasionally the weather chooses to create a storm,” said Teri Kollath, Manager of Academy and Volunteer Services. “Ms. Anders speaks in our Academy quite regularly, and she offers guests a great insight into many aspects of life in Southwest Florida.”

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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