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Anders lecture about the Everglades coming to Shell Point

By Staff | Jul 22, 2011

Kristie Anders

The Academy at Shell Point invites the public to attend a presentation by Kristie Anders, Education Director for Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation. This free event will take place on Friday, July 29 from 1:45 to 3:15 p.m. in the Social Center on The Island at Shell Point Retirement Community.

Anders will focus her lecture on the Everglades, Florida’s largest wilderness, for this presentation. Since our region is downstream, we are affected by the changes in that environment. This presentation will offer an overview of this stunning and vulnerable place.

“The Everglades is a very beautiful environment that houses so many creatures and plants that are vital in the function of our daily lives,” said Teri Kollath, manager of Academy and Volunteer Services. “It is a pleasure to have Ms. Anders back to the campus to offer insight into what we could lose if we don’t take care of this fragile environment.”

Registration is free; however, space is limited for this event, so if you would like to sign up, or for more information, call 239-454-2054.

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 semester, that encompasses a well-rounded curriculum of educational opportunities for senior adults.

In addition, 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 is a not-for-profit continuing care retirement community located in Fort Myers just off Summerlin Road and McGregor Boulevard, two miles before the Sanibel Causeway. To learn more, visit www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-780-1131.