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.

Eastern Iowa Community Colleges also offers a Plus 50 program for those 50 years or older to take credit classes, earn certifications and even finish degrees.

For more information in the:

  • Clinton/Maquoketa area
    563-244-7040

  • Muscatine area
    563-288-6165

  • QuadCities area
    Gale Roeder
    563-336-3450


Upcoming Classes

FITNESS/WELLNESS

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: $27

6 Wks Thu. Begins Jun 9
9 - 10:30 a.m.
169315
Bettendorf Community Ctr

6 Wks Thu. Begins Jul 28
9 - 10:30 a.m.
169316
Bettendorf Community Ctr


YOGA

Enjoy a class that will leave you feeling relaxed, stretched out and stronger. Please bring your own mat for the floor poses. Cost: $18

6 Wks Fri. Begins Jun 3
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
169320
Bettendorf Community Ctr

6 Wks Fri. Begins Jul 22
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
169321
Bettendorf Community Ctr


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.

6 Wks Tue. Begins Jun 7
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
169312
West Davenport Ctr

6 Wks Thu. Begins Jun 9
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
169313
Bettendorf Community Ctr

6 Wks Tue. Begins Jul 26
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
169311
West Davenport Ctr

6 Wks Thu. Begins Jul 28
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
169314
Bettendorf Community Ctr


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: $21

7 Wks Mon. Begins Jul 11
9 - 10 a.m.
169323
Bettendorf Community Ctr

7 Wks Wed. Begins Jul 13
9 - 10 a.m.
169325
Bettendorf Community Ctr



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.

6 Wks Tue. Begins May 31
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
169318
Bettendorf Community Ctr

6 Wks Tue. Begins Jul 19
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
169319
Bettendorf Community Ctr

LEARN WITH LUNCH 

IN THE CROSSHAIRS
Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate (ALICE). Should you be confronted by a violent intruder or active shooter event, learn proactive options - based strategies that will increase your chances of survival. Taught by experienced law enforcement instructors of the Midwest Center for Public Safety Training (MCPST). (Lunch included) Cost: $21

Wed. Jun 15
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
169109
The Outing Club


THE FRONT PORCH PICKERS
Music from the heart passed down through the generations. The Back Porch Pickers will share the history and the music enjoyed by early Eastern Iowa settlers (1700-1800). Sing and clog to old time fiddle tunes. (Lunch included) Cost: $21

Thu. Jul 28
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
169108
The Outing Club


FRIENDLY LUCAS
Meet Friendly Lucas, the wife of Robert Lucas the First Governor of the Iowa Territory and learn about the life of this Victorian Lady as portrayed by Jean Morgan and their beloved home, Plum Grove, Iowa City. (Lunch included) Cost: $21

Wed. Aug 31
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
169106
The Outing Club