FORT MYERS, Fla. (May 29, 2012)

Shell Point’s Academy of Lifelong Learning invites the public to attend a class presented by Charles Sobczak about the nature of Southwest Florida on July 11 at 9:00 am. This free presentation will take place in the Grand Cypress Room at The Woodlands in Shell Point Retirement Community; however space is very limited, so reservations are required to attend. To reserve your spot please call (239) 489-8472.

Sanibel Author Charles Sobczak has written and published three books about the natural paradise in Southwest Florida, highlighting alligators, sharks, panthers, wildlife on Sanibel Island, as well as wildlife on the gulf coast. All of his books are filled with wonderful photos and anecdotes which are presented in a serious, yet humorous manner. This presentation will be an hour of pure nature appreciation, and Sobczak’s books will be available for purchase after the class.

“As Floridians, we live in a paradise and have so many beautiful creatures and foliage around us, and we are so pleased that Charles will take us through this presentation to understand our natural neighbors,” said Teri Kollath, Manager of Academy and Volunteer Services. “This is the second time we have had Mr. Sobczak with us to speak, and we know that those who attend will love what he has to offer.”

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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