FORT MYERS, Fla. (August 24, 2011) – The Academy at Shell Point invites the public to attend a presentation led by Tom Eastwood, a consultant, lecturer, and “edutainer” analyzing the CIA and US Military Terrorist Detention Programs. This event will take place on Monday, September 12 from 1:00pm-2:30pm, in the Grand Cypress Room at The Woodlands in Shell Point Retirement Community. Space is very limited, so tickets are required to attend, and can be purchased for $10 a piece by calling (239) 454-2054.

“Since 9-11, Americans have closely watched the topics surrounding terrorists and the nation’s security,” said Teri Kollath, Manager of Academy and Volunteer Services. “Mr. Eastman will discuss the various detention programs and locations, and how they treat their detainees, while also reviewing how these programs play a role in helping to prevent any future attacks on our country.”

Eastwood will discuss the treatment of terrorists held by the CIA and the US military that have received so much media coverage. This frank and revealing course discusses enhanced interrogation, secret over-seas detention sites, Guantanamo, and Abu Ghraib. Eastwood began his career with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms before transferring to the Department of Defense. His career also included conducting and leading counterintelligence and criminal investigations, and he also served as a senior executive for the IRS. The cost is $10 to attend, and space is limited, so call (239) 454-2054 to purchase your tickets.

The Academy 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 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, 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 which is open to the public, as well as recreational/fitness facilities and deep water boating access for its residents. To learn more about Shell Point, visit us at or call 1-800-780-1131.

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