FORT MYERS, Fla. (August 23, 2011) – The Academy at Shell Point will offer a presentation that looks at Military Tribunals in US History led by Tom Eastwood, a consultant, lecturer, and “edutainer.” This event will take place on Friday, September 9 from 1:00pm-2:30pm, in the Grand Cypress Room at The Woodlands in Shell Point Retirement Community. This event is open to the public, however space is limited, so tickets are required to attend, and can be purchased for $10 a piece by calling (239) 454-2054.

“This is a topic that has received a lot of media attention in the last decade,” said Teri Kollath, Manager of Academy and Volunteer Services. “We hope this presentation will offer an insightful and timely review of the lessons from our history and how those choices affected the country then and now. We are extremely pleased to have Mr. Eastman speak about this topic and offer his perspective.”

Eastwood will discuss one the hottest issues facing our nation today – should terrorists be tried in US or military court – by tracing the history of military tribunals from the American Revolution to the present. He 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 has also served as a senior executive for the IRS.

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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