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Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point to host July classes on American history, archaeological discoveries

The Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point Retirement Community invites the Southwest Florida community to attend its July Academy classes, which will feature informative discussions on American history and archaeological discoveries. Classes are open to the public and will take place on July 2 and July 23 at Shell Point in Fort Myers.

Florida SouthWestern State College Professor Adrian Kerr will present “How Caribbean Sugar Helped George Washington Win Independence” at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, July 2, featuring a “sweet” discussion on the many benefits of Caribbean sugar during the early colonists’ bid for independence in 1776. Attendees will learn how America’s first president, George Washington, defeated the overwhelming power of the British army through strategic planning and unexpected resources.

Kerr will also present “The Lost World of Atlantis – Did it Exist?” from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, July 23. During this 90-minute presentation, Kerr will investigate recent archaeological discoveries, review historical events and decide whether Plato’s account of the “land of Atlas” holds any validity.

Tickets to attend the classes are $10 each, and can be purchased by calling 239-489-8472. To learn more, visit www.shellpoint.org.

The Academy of Lifelong Learning

The Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point is an educational initiative that provides approximately 80 classes each semester, and encompasses a well-rounded curriculum of educational opportunities for senior adults, from computer technology to financial, travel, artistic, entertainment, historical, and more. The Academy of Lifelong Learning 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.

About Shell Point Retirement Community           

Shell Point Retirement Community, founded in 1968, is a nonprofit continuing care retirement community located in Fort Myers, Florida. Shell Point offers independent retirement living, assisted living, and skilled nursing care for its 2,400 residents in an active, resort-style environment. Lifestyle amenities include deep-water boating access, six public restaurants, a championship 18-hole golf course, and many other recreational and educational activities. Learn more at www.shellpoint.org or 1-800-780-1131.

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