Fall 2023 - Spring 2024
November 28: Dementia Friends Information Session
Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Lofstrom Library Seminar Room 004 or Zoom: 917 5016 1053
Dementia Friends is a global initiative, active in Pennsylvania, to help community members understand what dementia is and how it affects people, so that each of us can make a difference for people touched by dementia. Participants will learn five key messages about dementia and a bit about what it’s like to live with dementia. You may choose to become a Dementia Friend following this information session.
Beth Greenberg, MA, MPA is Penn State Hazleton’s Health Policy and Administration (HPA) faculty and Program Coordinator and the Internship Coordinator for the HPA Consortium.
October 12: Old World Wines vs. New World Wines (Vintage vs. Blends & Reds vs. Whites)
Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Ever wonder, “what’s up with this Vintage versus Blended wines – is one really better than the other?” Did you ever ask yourself, what the difference is between old world style wines and new world wines? Finally the one that sticks in everyone’s craw, “why can’t I drink red wines with seafood,” and “why is it so wrong to drink a white wine with red meat.” Are these statements true and are the rules valid? Join me for a little peek into the thoughts of a wine geek and get some help with planning beverages for upcoming events.
Barb Brazon is the Hazleton Campus Program Coordinator, Information Sciences and Technology, and wine professional. She began her formal education in wine studies at The Wine School of Philadelphia (2001) - Wine School’s beginners, Wine Levels 1 thru 3. Then in 2010 she earned a professional wine certification from the Wine Spirit and English Trust (WSET), an internationally respected program. From WSET, she received placement of “Distinction” in levels 1 and Level 2 and holds Level III certifications. In the blind-tasting portion of the examination for WSET she earned a rank of Distinction and in the four-hour essay examination, a rank of Merit.