FORT MYERS, FL (February 5, 2010) ) – The public is invited to attend a seminar titled Ancient Egypt and Us presented by Professor Adrian Kerr, and sponsored by The Academy at Shell Point. The event will take place on Thursday, February 11, at 7:15pm and will be held in the Village Church Auditorium located on the Island at Shell Point Retirement Community.

“Professor Kerr has offered several presentations for Shell Point residents, and he has always been a popular presenter,” said Teri Kollath, Manager of Academy and Volunteer Services. “We are very excited to have him back at Shell Point again discussing his most recent expeditions in Egypt.”

Professor Adrian Kerr travels twice a year to Egypt keeping up on the latest discoveries, giving talks, and sharing his wealth of information with traveling scholars. He is regularly invited to give talks on the Ancient Middle East internationally, and has participated in TV and Radio programs relating to the race against time to save Ancient Egyptian monuments. Egypt was the dominant civilization in the Middle East for over 2,000 years, its kings are household names and many of its monuments are classified as World Heritage Sites. This presentation is an interactive talk for those interested in what we have learned from the Ancient Egyptians and still use today. The talk will be extensively illustrated by photographs from his visits to Egypt.

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 trimester, 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.

This event is free, and open to the public, if you would like more information, please call (239) 454-2054.

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, 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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