Shell Point Presents Recognized Author Dr. Stephen Post on His Book, Why Good Things Happen to Good People

FORT MYERS, FL (February 21, 2008) – The public is invited to attend the spring lecture series sponsored by The Village Church and the Academy at Shell Point Retirement Community featuring Dr. Stephen Post, Professor of Bioethics and Family Medicine in the School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University.

Dr. Stephen Post will discuss his research showing that compassion, generosity and volunteerism are good for your health.  Co-author of Why Good Things Happen to Good People, Dr. Post will present the inspiring message about the pursuit of happiness and health in a series of three lectures in The Village Church Auditorium on the Island at Shell Point Retirement Community: Monday, March 3 at 7:15 p.m. and Tuesday, March 4 at 9:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.  Each session will be unique with Dr. Post covering different portions of this book.  To maximize the advantages of this series, plan to attend all three lectures.  This event is free of charge, and if you have any questions, please call (239) 454-2147.

“I have worked in a medical school for 19 years and am convinced by a whole lot of good science that it’s good to be good.  When we live at least as much for others as for self we discover a kind of fulfillment and wellness,” said Dr. Post.  “It makes sense – spiritual traditions and epidemiology consider these behaviors to be a central element in having a healthier and happier life.”

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 is a nationally recognized leader in the retirement industry.

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