Senior Citizen Programs

Older student sculpting art pieceEastern Iowa Community Colleges offer a wide range of Continuing Education classes specifically intended for older students.

These include such diverse topics as gardening, history, trips and tours, physical fitness and more. In addition to those classes designed just for older adults, many of our traditional Continuing Education classes will interest seniors as well. See the current schedule of classes below.

For more information in the:

  • Clinton/Maquoketa area
    563-244-7040

  • Muscatine area
    563-288-6165

  • QuadCities area
    Gale Roeder
    563-336-3450


April through August 2014

 

COMPUTERS

Beginning Computer

Are you just beginning to use computers? This class is for you. Learn the basics to operate this machine that is fast becoming a necessity in today's modern life. Become familiar with terminology. Get a taste of Windows XP, the database and Internet, through hands on experience in the computer lab. Book included in fee.

Cost: $49

#137725
2 Weeks, Thursdays
Begins Aug 21
12:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Muscatine Community College

#137728
2 Weeks, Fridays
Begins Aug 22
12:15 - 4:15 p.m.
West Davenport Center


E-mail Family & Friends

In this class, you will register on Hotmail, a free mail service; learn to create, send and receive messages and send attachments, place e mails into folders and maintain an address list. Prerequisite: should be proficient with a mouse. Book included in the fee.

Cost: $24

#137709
Thursday, May 1
12:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Muscatine Community College

#137708
Friday, May 2
12:15 - 4:15 p.m.
West Davenport Center

Search & Surf the Internet

Learn to surf the Internet following Hyperlinks, let the mouse take you where you want to go, and search using the web browser and search engines. Prerequisite: should be proficient with the mouse. Book included with the fee.

Cost: $24

#137710
Thursday, June 19
12:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Muscatine Community College

#137724
Friday, June 20
12:15 - 4:15 p.m.
West Davenport Center


FITNESS/WELLNESS

Move to the Beat

Move to the music that we like best, with low impact moves that are fun and rewarding. If you enjoy music and want exercise, this is the perfect combination. Waltz on in and we'll have fun.

Cost: $18

#135950
8 Wks/Friday
Begins April 25
9 - 10 a.m.
Bettendorf Community Center

Tai Chi

Meditation in motion, a gentle non strenuous movement based on ancient principles which may bring about physical and mental relaxation. A great way to improve balance.

Cost: $41

#138248
9 Weeks, Thursdays
Begins May 1
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Bettendorf Community Center

#138249
9 Weeks, Thursdays
Begins July 10
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Bettendorf Community Center


Tai Chi for Beginners

This program has been designed for the beginning student ready to learn Tai Chi and also students who want to go back to the basics. You will practice. Meditation in motion, a gentle non strenuous movement based on ancient principles which may bring about physical and mental relaxation. A great way to improve balance.

Cost: $27

#138245
9 Weeks, Thursdays
Begins May 1
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Bettendorf Community Center

#138247
9 Weeks, Thursdays
Begins July 10
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Bettendorf Community Center


Body Power for a Healthier You

Muscle toning, flexibility, posture, balance and cardio fitness will be emphasized. Resistance training using body weight, resistance bands, and dumbbells will be incorporated to help build muscle with control and balance. A few Yoga moves will be added to emphasize flexibility and some cardio exercises from the chair will help improve your heart health. Building a body capable of doing real life activities will be added to the program through functional fitness moves. Teaching the muscles to work together with ease when bending, twisting and lifting are just a few of the benefits received by adding Body Power to your exercise routine. Modifications for all levels of fitness will be given.

Cost: $24

#138215
8 Weeks, Mondays
Begins May 5
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Bettendorf Community Center

#138210
8 Weeks, Wednesdays
Begins May 7
9:00 - 10:00a.m.
Bettendorf Community Center

#138216
8 Weeks, Mondays
Begins July 7
9:00 - 10:00a.m.
Bettendorf Community Center

#138213
8 Weeks, Wednesdays
Begins July 9
9:00 - 10:00a.m.
Bettendorf Community Center


The Perfect Exercise Mix

The Perfect Mix provides a combination of stretching, weight training (dumbbells provided) and a low impact cardio workout all in one class. Improve your cardiovascular system, flexibility and strength with the Perfect Mix.

Cost: $24

#138222
8 Weeks, Tuesdays
Begins May 6
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Bettendorf Community Center

#138233
8 Weeks, Tuesdays
Begins July 8
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Bettendorf Community Center


LEARN WITH LUNCH
CPR/Family & Friends

To the beat of the Bee Gee's "Staying Alive", learn the lifesaving compression techniques to assist a cardiac arrest victim. Most cardiac arrests occur at home with loved ones. You can help a loved one survive by doing CPR. (Includes Lunch)

Cost: $21

#138117
Thursday, June 19
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
The Outing Club