Senior Adults Gaining Enrichment lectures set for fall

August 26, 2014

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. – Senior Adults Gaining Enrichment (SAGE), an outreach program of Penn State Lehigh Valley for adults age 55 and older, has announced the schedule for its fall 2014 four-part lecture series. Each SAGE session begins with coffee at 10:30 a.m., the featured speaker at 11 a.m. and lunch at noon. All SAGE lectures are held in Room 135 at Penn State Lehigh Valley in Center Valley.

The fall schedule is:

Sept. 12 - "Basic Meteorology"

Eastern PA Weather Authority meteorologists Mike DeFino and Bobby Martrich will cover key elements that make up our weather patterns and share "a day in the life" of a meteorologist.

Oct. 3 - "Behind the Scenes at the Symphony"

Diane Wittry, director and conductor of the Allentown Symphony, will share her experience. An orchestra is a complex engine, with many hands working behind the scenes to help create the magic. How does it all come together, and what does it all look and sound like from the perspective of the conductor?

Nov. 7 - "Military Personnel and their Families"

Daniel Perkins, director of the Penn State Clearinghouse for Military Readiness, will describe a Penn State initiative designed to apply strong science to understanding the families of the nation’s military men and women in order to advance their health, well-being and resilience.

Dec. 5 - "In Pursuit of the Relaxation Response"

Christine Scarince, certified health coach, will present research-based data on the Relaxation Response, a physical state of deep rest that changes the physical and emotional response to stress and has been shown to aid in the prevention of chronic illness.

The cost per lecture is $20 or $60 for all four. Lunch is included. The mission of SAGE is to encourage intellectual and cultural enrichment for seniors, 55 and older, by providing a stimulating college-level lecture, workshop and seminar environment through a self-funded, self-directed and member-driven program.

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Last Updated January 09, 2015