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


October through January 2015

 

GENERAL SKILLS

YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS

For most people, social security is one of their largest assets. It is more complicated than deciding when to start receiving your benefits. Find out about the hundreds of filing options, and select the best option for you that will maximize your lifetime benefits. Cost: $4

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
#143390
7 – 8 p.m.
West Davenport Center
2950 N. Fairmount Street, Davenport, IA

A RISING MARKET/ORIENTAL ITEMS

Have you traveled to S.E. Asia? Do you collect Burmese, Chinese, Indian or Japanese antiques and collectibles? If yes, come to this talk and learn about this area. You may bring items for discussion. The talk will be given by MEO’s antiques and collectibles dealer and appraiser, Mary Elizabeth Sievert. Cost: $10

Monday, October 20, 2014
#140177
1:15 – 4:15 p.m.
West Davenport Center
2950 N. Fairmount Street, Davenport, IA

AFRICAN ART’S & CURIOS

Come and learn about the fascinating African continent’s art and curios. You may bring items for discussion. The talk will be given by MEO’s antiques and collectibles dealer and appraiser, Mary Elizabeth Sievert. Cost: $10

Monday, November 17, 2014
#140245
1:15 – 4:15 p.m.
West Davenport Center
2950 N. Fairmount Street, Davenport, IA

THE CHURCH SUPPER

Explore the history of Pot-Luck meals and the meals of the thirties, forties and fifties. Explore and prepare typical recipes from local church cook books. Cost: $19

Thursday, November 20, 2014
#145407
1 – 4 p.m.
West Davenport Center
2950 N. Fairmount Street, Davenport, IA


APRONS, EASY TO SEW

Fun, Flirty and we promise that it will fit! Bring two one yard pieces of coordinating cotton fabric to make it reversible. We will provide the pattern. You are encouraged to bring your sewing machine. Cost: $19

2 wks, Thursday, December 4, 2014
#145406
1 – 3:30 p.m.
West Davenport Center
2950 N. Fairmount Street, Davenport, IA

HOLIDAY DAZE

The holidays are the perfect time to bring out your holiday antiques and collectibles. In today’s markets you may be wondering about their value. The talk will be given by MEO’s antiques and collectibles dealer and appraiser, Mary Elizabeth Sievert, and you may bring items for discussion. Cost: $10

Monday, December 8, 2014
#140174
1:15 – 4:15 p.m.
West Davenport Center
2950 N. Fairmount Street, Davenport, IA

 

LEARN WITH LUNCH

CHINA YESTERDAY, CHINA TODAY

Drawing upon four decades of directing programs in China, most recently last fall, Dr. Moline will share some reflections on the important changes which have occurred and discuss some key current issues facing China and some of its solutions for those challenges. Several issues are similar to ones in the U.S., and all should be understood as we

interact with that country and its people. (Lunch is included) Cost: $21

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
#143594
11:30AM – 2 p.m.
The Outing Club
2109 Brady Street, Davenport, IA

AN APRON COLLECTION

Revisit Grandma’s cedar chest for a look at the history of aprons. Cathy will display her Apron Collection and discuss the significance of the aprons. Bring/wear one of your favorite aprons. (Lunch included) Cost: $21


Thursday, November 13, 2014
#145404
11:30AM – 2 p.m.
The Outing Club
2109 Brady Street, Davenport, IA

HEY KIDS! WHAT TIME IS IT?

Sue will share her collection and many interests as well as her life story from her perspective with humor and impatience of living with multiple sclerosis. Sue has written her story “A Wheel Chair?” (Lunch Included) Cost: $21

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
#145402
11:30AM – 2 p.m.
The Outing Club
2109 Brady Street, Davenport, IA

 

COMPUTERS

BEGINNING COMPUTER / SENIORS

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

2 Wks. Thursdays,
Begins November 6, 2014
#144882
12:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Muscatine Community College
152 Colorado St., Muscatine, IA

2 Wks. Fridays,
Begins November 7, 2014
#144884
12:15 - 4:15 p.m.
West Davenport Center
2950 N. Fairmount Street, Davenport, IA

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

Thursday, October 23, 2014
#142692
12:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Muscatine Community College
152 Colorado St., Muscatine, IA

Friday, October 24, 2014
#142693
12:15 - 4:15 p.m.
West Davenport Center
2950 N. Fairmount Street, Davenport, IA

 

FITNESS

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 Weeks, Thursday s
Begins November 6
9 - 10:30 a.m.
#145656
Bettendorf Community Center

6 Weeks, Thursdays
Begins January 8
9 - 10:30 a.m.
#145655
Bettendorf Community Center

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 Weeks, Fridays.
Begins November 7
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#145667
Bettendorf Community Center

6 Weeks, Fridays
Begins January 9
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#145663
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: $18

6 Weeks, Tuesdays
Begins November 4
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
#146784
West Davenport Center

6 Weeks, Thursday
Begins November 6
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
#145657
Bettendorf Community Center
 
6 Weeks, Tuesdays
Begins January 6
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
#146785
West Davenport Center

6 Weeks, Thursday
Begins January 8
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
#145658
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.

7 Weeks, Mondays
Begins November 3
9 – 10 a.m.
#145646
Bettendorf Community Center

Cost: $21

7 Weeks, Wednesdays
Begins November 5
9 - 10 a.m.
#145647
Bettendorf Community Center
Cost: $21

6 Weeks, Thursdays
Begins November 6
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
#146782
West Davenport Center
Cost: $18

6 Weeks, Mondays
Begins December 29
9 - 10 a.m.
#145648
Bettendorf Community Center
Cost: $18

6 Weeks, Wednesdays
Begins January 7
9 - 10 a.m.
#145649
Bettendorf Community Center
Cost: $18

6 Weeks, Tuesdays
Begins January 8
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
#146783
West Davenport Center
Cost: $18

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.

7 Weeks, Tuesdays
Begins November 4
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
#145651
Bettendorf Community Center
Cost: $21

6 Weeks, Tuesdays
Begins January 6
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
#145652
Bettendorf Community Center
Cost: $18

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

6 Weeks Fri.
Begins November 7
9 - 10 a.m.
#145653
Bettendorf Community Center

6 Weeks Fri.
Begins January 9
9 - 10 a.m.
#145654
Bettendorf Community Center