Shell Point Invites Public To Hear About Parkinsons Research

FORT MYERS, Fla. (October 22, 2008) — The Academy at Shell Point will offer a presentation on “Parkinson Genetic Research” in the Village Church Auditorium on Tuesday, November 18, 2008. The event is open to the public and will begin at 7pm, and features Adriana Martinez, RN, BSN, a Clinical Project Manager at the University of Miami Institute for Human Genomics.

This presentation will focus on both the environmental and genetic changes that contribute to the development of Parkinson disease. Learn about the state-of-the-art genetic research that is being conducted at the Miami Institute for Human Genomics to discover genetic factors that contribute to the cause of Parkinson disease. Martinez will also discuss gene-environment interaction and how individuals can become involved in cutting edge studies on this topic.

This event is presented by the Academy at Shell Point, which offers lifelong learning opportunities to the community’s residents and guests.

“Research on Parkinson’s is extremely important in determining how to approach this condition, and ways to find a cure, so that generations to come can battle this disease,” said Teri Kollath, Manager of Academy and Volunteer Services. “This presentation will offer a wealth of insight into the recent discoveries that help researchers understand more about this condition.”

For more information about this event, please contact Ted Yeatts, Program Coordinator at Shell Point, at (239) 454-2057. This event is free and open to the public, no reservations are required.

Shell Point Retirement Community is a continuing care retirement community located in Fort Myers just off Summerlin Road, two miles before the Sanibel causeway. Shell Point is a nationally recognized leader in the retirement industry.

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