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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

COMPUTERS

BEGINNING COMPUTERS
Learn about the computer (Mouse, keyboard, etc.) and how to use it. Cost: $39

3 Wks Wed.
Begins Feb 15
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
#181304
West Davenport Ctr

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

2 Wks Wed.
Begins Apr 19
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
#181305
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. Cost: $27

6 Wks Thu.
Begins Mar 23
9 - 10:30 a.m.
#181330
SCC


YOGA
Enjoy a class that will leave you feeling relaxed, stretched out and stronger. Please bring your own mat for the floor poses. Cost: $24

8 Wks Fri.
Begins Mar 3
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#181326
Bettendorf Community Ctr

8 Wks Tue. Begins Mar 7
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#181327
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: $18

6 Wks Tue.
Begins Mar 21
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
#181514
West Davenport Ctr

6 Wks Thu.
Begins Mar 23
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
#181511
SCC


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

8 Wks Mon.
Begins Feb 27
9 - 10 a.m.
#181319
Bettendorf Community Ctr

8 Wks Wed.
Begins Mar 1
9 - 10 a.m.
#181320
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. Cost: $24

8 Wks Tue.
Begins Mar 7
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
#181325
Bettendorf Community Ctr


MOVE TO THE BEAT WITH ZUMBA GOLD
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. Dance on in and we’ll have fun.

7 Wks Fri.
Begins Feb 17
10 - 11 a.m.
#181328
Bettendorf Community Ctr
Cost: $21

6 Wks Fri.
Begins Apr 21
10 - 11 a.m.
#181329
Bettendorf Community Ctr
Cost: $18

LEARN WITH LUNCH 

BOTTOM LAND/2017 ALL IOWA READS
The author, Michelle Hoover, a native of Iowa, based this story on her grandmother’s life experiences in Iowa in the wake of World War I. At once intimate and sweeping, Bottomland - follows the Hess family in the years after World War I as they attempt to rid themselves of the Anti-German sentiment that left a stain on their name. Told in the voices of the family patriarch and his children, this is a haunting literary mystery that spans decades before its resolution. Hoover deftly examines the intrepid ways a person can forge a life of their own despite the dangerous obstacles of prejudice and oppression. (Lunch Included) Cost: $22

Thu. Mar 9
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
#181229
The Outing Club


FASCINATING FASCHING
Enjoy a seasonal outing where traditions abound! The German American Heritage Center will host a program about the Mardi-Gras like celebration in Germany, Austria and Switzerland! From parades and floats to regional costumes and masks, this colorful spectacle is a unique way to prepare for Lent! Complete with the traditional Kaffee and Berliners, a traditional Fasching Treat. You will also have full access to the Museum at your own pace, including seasonal exhibits and the award-winning exhibit, “The German Immigrant Experience”, a jewel of the Quad Cities at any time of year! Cost: $12

Mon. Feb 13
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#181228
German American Heritage Ctr.


MAKING BETTER DECISIONS
Making good decisions is a key skill, one that will serve you well in anything you do in life. Learn how to avoid making snap decisions or being indecisive. This session will share systematic approaches to decision making that can help you in all areas of your life. (Lunch Included) Cost: $22

Tue. Apr 24
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
#181227
The Outing Club

TOURS

FABULOUS FORTUNES / "FAR, FAR WEST"
Fabulous Fortunes in the “Far, Far West”: Muscatine, Iowa-”Pearl Button Capital of the World”. Overnight fortunes were made when the Black Hawk Purchase was officially opened to settlement in 1833- west of the Mississippi River. Sodbusters soon discovered that their fortunes were not buried in the ground-but in becoming the chain of supply to the western frontier. The Black Hawk Purchase opened such a settlement boom that twenty-one towns were staked out, overnight, between Davenport and Muscatine. Join us on our bus tour down river and back through time, as we revisit: Antoine LeClaire House Historical Interpretive Center; the Buffalo, Iowa Historical Society Museum; Enjoy lunch on the banks of the Mississippi River near Muscatine’s “Clammer Statue”; Visit the Muscatine History and Industry Museum’s “Pearl Button Capital of the World” exhibit); Tour the Muscatine Art Center; and venture out across the prairies to visit “Winter Bison” farm to view the region’s only free range buffalo herd. (Includes box lunch and bus tour) Park at River Heritage Park, along the Mississippi River across from where Third & Fourth Streets connect,on East River Drive, Davenport, IA.

Cost: $34
Wed. Apr 12
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
#181313
River Heritage Park