FORT MYERS, Fla. (August 24, 2010) – The public is invited to attend a presentation by Sanibel Author Charles Sobczak, sponsored by The Academy at Shell Point. The event will take place on Wednesday, September 8, starting at 10:00am in the Grand Cypress Room located in The Woodlands neighborhood in Shell Point Retirement Community.

    Sobczak lives and writes on Sanibel Island, and in this presentation, he will share his experience of living on Sanibel Island through his recently published book Living on Sanibel: A Nature Guide to Sanibel and Captiva Islands. The event is free, however, space is limited. If you would like to sign up for this presentation, or for more information, please call (239) 454-2054.

    “We have such a beautiful environment here in Southwest Florida with so much to see and interact with” said Teri Kollath, Manager of Academy and Volunteer Services. “I am so happy that Mr. Sobczak will help us focus on the unique richness that surrounds us with the in depth look that his book provides.”

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 115 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.

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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