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

COMPUTERS

BEGINNING COMPUTERS
Learn hardware (Mouse, keyboard, etc.) Cost: $29

2 Wks Wed. Begins Mar 2
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
#166904
West Davenport Ctr


MICROSOFT OFFICE, OVERVIEW
Overview of the programs used in business. Cost: $34

3 Wks Wed. Begins Apr 20
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
#166901
West Davenport Ctr


E-MAILS
Learn how to compose and send e-mails. Cost: $19

Wed. Mar 16
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
#166905
West Davenport Ctr


INTERNET
Learn how to browse, shop, bank, and much more. What’s real and what’s not. Cost: $29

2 Wks Wed. Begins Mar 30
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
#166902
West Davenport Ctr

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.

6 Wks Thu. Begins Mar 3
9 - 10:30 a.m.
#167430
Bettendorf Community Ctr

6 Wks Thu. Begins Apr 21
9 - 10:30 a.m.
#167428
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 Feb 26
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#167425
Bettendorf Community Ctr

6 Wks Fri. Begins Apr 15
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#167426
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 Mar 1
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
#167434
West Davenport Ctr

6 Wks Thu. Begins Mar 3
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
#167438
Bettendorf Community Ctr

6 Wks Tue. Begins Apr 19
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
#167433
West Davenport Ctr

6 Wks Thu. Begins Apr 21
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
#167436
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.

7 Wks Mon. Begins Mar 7
9 - 10 a.m.
#167429
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 Feb 23
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
#167437
Bettendorf Community Ctr

6 Wks Tue. Begins Apr 12
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
#167435
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: $21

7 Wks Fri. Begins Apr 8
9 - 10 a.m.
#167424
Bettendorf Community Ctr

LEARN WITH LUNCH 

“LILA”/2016 ALL IOWA READS
Lila is a story of a powerful woman who leads those around her from doubt and sorrow to compassion and understanding. Set in Iowa, starring Iowans, the story is immersed in the history and natural beauty of the prairie. The author, Marilynne Robinson of the renowned Iowa Writers’ Workshop, is one of the greatest novelists of our time. Robinson dedicates her book “To Iowa”. (Includes Lunch) Cost: $21

Thu. Feb 25
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
#167370
Crow Valley Golf Club


ALL ABOARD! THE A TRAIN
Celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the End of World War II in 1945. The history of the Friendship/Merci Trains will be shared along with live music and entertainment from the era. (Includes Lunch) Cost: $21

Thu. Mar 31
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
#167369
The Outing Club


EICC/CELEBRATES 50 YEARS
Your community college has been fulfilling its broad spirited mission to provide quality, affordable education opportunities for the past 50 years. High Lights of the Past, What’s Happening Now, and A Glimpse of the Future will be presented. Come and celebrate with us and be surprised by some of the colleges’ current programs and what they have to offer to you. (Includes lunch) Cost: $21

Tue. Apr 26
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
#167368
The Outing Club