FORT MYERS, Fla. (March 2, 2012) – The Academy at Shell Point invites the public to attend an Academy class regarding The Story of China From The Boxer Rebellion To Today on Monday, March 19 from 7:15pm to 8:45 pm, in the Church Auditorium on The Island at Shell Point Retirement Community. Tickets are required to attend, and can be purchased for $10 each by calling (239) 454-2054.

Professor Adrian Kerr returns to Shell Point to examine the immense and varied country of China, and how it has been the most populous country on the planet since before the Roman times. The impact of China’s history, religion and culture is widespread and is felt every day as its influence continues to grow. He will start out discussing the Boxer Rebellion in the 1890’s and carry audience members through the history of China to the Mao control. All of these events played significant roles in the reform and westernization of China, making it a super power.

“Professor Kerr has been one of our most popular and regular presenters in the Academy at Shell Point, and he always brings intriguing and informative presentations to the Academy because of his immense knowledge of the history of various regions and his ability to share how that regions’ history relates to today,” said Teri Kollath, Manager of Academy and Volunteer Services. “We are pleased to welcome him back, and I know that guests will enjoy learning more about China today.”

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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