The SAGE Lecture Series
Senior Adults Gaining Enrichment 

The Senior Adults Gaining Enrichment program is one designed for adults over 55 years of age who are interested in expanding life's experiences. SAGE offers an opportunity to enrich one's life through learning in a relaxed and accepting environment among peers. We cover a wide range of subjects in our college level lectures including social and cultural trends, evolving technologies, the arts, food and wine, politics, religion, economics, health and wellness, and many more!

Fall 2017 Lecture Schedule

Friday, September 15
"Picture This – The Evolution of Photography 1980-present"

Christos Karfakis, Contemporary Photo-Historian will return to SAGE to focus on the evolution from photography from 1980 to the present. We will touch on the demise of Kodak, the Space/Spy program, “a camera in every pocket,” and modern day photographers and their works.

Friday, October 6
"Engaging Workplace Wisdom – Tapping Your Experience"

Sybil Stershic, local author and respected thought leader in employee and volunteer engagement, will lead us in a dynamic discussion on what’s important in taking care of those who mean the most to us in the workplace and in our daily relationships. Penn State students will join us to learn from our collective wisdom and gain advice they can use from our SAGE scholars. 

Friday, November 3
"Unraveling Medicare and Medicaid"

Dr. Anita Yuskauskas, Program Coordinator for our Health Policy and Administration Degree, will share her experience as a former Technical Director with the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). She will help us understand the general benefits of these public programs, and decode the language and activities surrounding proposed legislative and policy changes to health care funding.

Friday, December 1
"Practicing Our Civic Values: Re-Imagining 20th Century Writing for the Purpose of Peace"

Dr. Maryann P. DiEdwardo will share her newest research which involves identifying key images, values, beliefs, and social structures that point toward a particular cultural movement. She will share her own healing and transformative experiences based upon her reading of the work of Thomas Merton. For those who wish to go deeper with the topic, we suggest reading The Seven Storey Mountain by Thomas Merton.

The cost per lecture is $20, or attend all four for $60. Lunch is included. For more information or to register, contact Diane McAloon at 610-285-5066 or