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April 2022

Did you know that Lifelong learners are happier and tend to live longer?

FGCU Academy is your place to help you do just that

Greetings, Some of the health and social benefits a person receives from participating in lifelong learning classes goes far beyond what one would think.

You may be less prone to depression which in turn can decrease your blood pressure and increase your energy levels. This is all due to the fact that you are getting out, socializing and partaking in stimulating short lectures about a vast variety of interesting topics. By participating and engaging in group discussions, people have a sense of purpose and belonging.

A combination of stimulating your brain, nourishing your spirit, eating well and engaging in physical activity in some form tend to make you healthier, happier and live longer than those that are sedentary and isolated.

Get on your computer and register for your next class at FGCU Academy now. Or call us to assist you with registration at 239.434.4737. Either way, take the next step toward enjoying your retirement and staying involved. We have so many choices for you.

You can view what is coming up by clicking on the May 2022 Daily Calendar below. It will provide you with all courses being offered on a daily basis.

As always, we look forward to seeing you at FGCU Academy!

You can call us to register (239) 434-4737 or you can register online.

Online registration is available

April Featured Lectures

This Week’s Features and More…

New Session Beginning this Week
Balance University: Improve Balance, Posture and Flexibility (4-part series)

Naples Center or Online Webinar
April 29, May 6, 13, 20 | 9 – 10 a.m.

Balance University is an interactive wellness class designed to improve balance, posture and flexibility. This program starts with basic balance exercises and progresses to more complex movements over time.

Instructor: Chris Williams

Enlightened Despots: Frederick the Great, Maria Theresa and Catherine the Great

Naples Center or Online Webinar
April 25 | 1:30 – 3 p.m.

The Scientific Revolution and Age of Enlightenment brought new knowledge and ideas to an increasingly literate European society that was hungry for information. The famous “salons” of Paris….

Instructor: Nancy Maxwell

Could We Have Another Civil War? Reflections on America’s Past “Civil Wars”

Commons Club at The Brooks
April 26 | 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Following World War I, there was a World War II. The seeds of the Second World War were sown by the first one.

Instructor: Charles Kupchella

Amphibians and Reptiles of the Peruvian Amazon

Moorings Park
April 27 | 10 – 11:30 a.m.

The Amazon Rainforest is world renowned for its beauty, life and mystery. Despite this global interest, little is known about vast areas of the Amazon that remain untouched.

Instructor: Matthew Metcalf

iOS15 – Tips, Tricks & Secrets of Apple’s Newest Operating System for iPhone and iPad

Babcock Ranch
April 26 | 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Join this lecture-style presentation to learn all of the new features, upgrades and enhancements of Apple’s newest Operating System for iPhone and iPad

Instructor: John Guerra

Voltaire, Natural Disasters, and God

Commons Club at The Brooks
April 28 | 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Natural disasters have been in the news quite regularly in recent years: tsunamis, earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes, tornadoes. Much has been written in an attempt to explain the destruction and…..READ MORE

Instructor: Donald Spinelli

• Camp Boardwalk” and the War at the Jersey Shore

• iPhone/iPad for Intermediates: All the Things You Never Knew

• Mah Jongg for Beginners (3-part series)

• The Invisibility of Social Issues in Southwest Florida

• The Creation of Italy

• Taking Amazing Vacation and Travel Photos

FGCU Academy Giving Campaign

Thoughtful gifts of all sizes enable FGCU Academy to meet the ongoing needs for state-of-the-art technology equipment, speakers for our Salke art series, and the ability to keep our costs down for our day trips. Without your support, this vital community outreach program would not be possible. Our programs deliver academic substance in an interactive format that encourages the exchange of ideas and provides both intellectual stimulation and personal enjoyment. They also serve as a vital social connection for seniors looking to remain active and engaged. Make your gift now. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

Travel is not reward for working, it’s education for living

2022 International Travel
Live to Travel – Travel to Live
Limited number of registrants.

View our
Pre-Recorded Travel Open House Presentation

Oh, the Places You’ll Go
Dr. Seuss

Insider’s Japan – View Full Itinerary/Travel Brochure
May 18 – 30, 2023 | 13 days

Northern Italy – From the Alps to the Adriatic – View Full Itinerary/Travel Brochure
August 24 – Sept 7, 2022 | 15 days

Provincial French Countryside – View Full Itinerary/Travel Brochure
August 26 – Sept 9, 2022 | 15 days

Machu Picchu to the Galapagos – View Full Itinerary/Travel Brochure
September 13 – 28, 2022 | 16 days

Classic Safari: Kenya & Tanzania – View Full Itinerary/Travel Brochure
September 25 – October 10, 2022 | 16 days

FGCU Academy
Collier / Lee / Charlotte

704 Goodlette-Frank Rd N
Suite 330
Naples, FL 34102


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