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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: $18

4 Wks Thu.
Begins Jan 5
9 - 10:30 a.m.
176737
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. Cost: $12

4 Wks Tue.
Begins Jan 3
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
176733
West Davenport Ctr

4 Wks Thu.
Begins Jan 5
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
176735
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.

8 Wks Tue.
Begins Jan 3
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
176720
Bettendorf Community Ctr
Cost: $24

8 Wks Fri.
Begins Jan 6
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
176721
Bettendorf Community Ctr
Cost: $24


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.

7 Wks Wed.
Begins Jan 4
9 - 10 a.m.
176711
Bettendorf Community Ctr
Cost: $21

5 Wks Mon.
Begins Jan 9
9 - 10 a.m.
176710
Bettendorf Community Ctr
Cost: $15


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

8 Wks Tue.
Begins Jan 3
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
176715
Bettendorf Community Ctr


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: $15

5 Wks Fri.
Begins Jan 6
9 - 10 a.m.
176723
Bettendorf Community Ctr

LEARN WITH LUNCH 

THE CREATIVE ARTS ACADEMY

The Arts are alive and well in downtown Davenport. Joel Franken, Director, will discuss the origin, concept, and accomplishments as well as insights into the unusual but engaging curriculum of this new magnet school. Enjoy the Holiday Spirit presented by these talented students. (Lunch Included) Cost: $21

Thu. Dec 15
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
176052
The Outing Club



THE ROAD TO FREEDOM

A history of the 108th Infantry Regiment (USCT) stationed at the Rock Island Arsenal. Ed Reiter will share his research that traces twelve recruits who c a.m. e to Moline via the Under Ground Railroad, October, 1864. Ed will include details of the men’s lives and accomplishments including photos and a video honoring the black soldier. (Lunch included) Cost: $21

Thu. Jan 12
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
176050
The Outing Club

TOURS

CIVIL WAR/ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL TOUR

Join us for a narrated bus tour of sites at the Rock Island Arsenal of historical significance to the Civil War including; the National Cemetery, Confederate Cemetery, Shop Buildings and the Rock Island Arsenal Museum exhibits on the 108th Infantry and the Civil War Prison. There will also be time to view other exhibits at the museum including the weapon collection. Cost: $9

Thu. Jan 12
2 - 4:30 p.m.
176051
The Outing Club