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

  • Muscatine area

  • QuadCities area
    Gale Roeder

June through August 2014


Beginning Computer

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 Weeks, Thursdays
Begins Aug 21
12:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Muscatine Community College

2 Weeks, Fridays
Begins Aug 22
12:15 - 4:15 p.m.
West Davenport Center


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 Weeks, Tuesdays
Begins July 8
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Bettendorf Community Center

Discovering Your Intuition

Join us for an opportunity to heighten your intuitive skills and have some great fun with others as you "discover" what you already know without knowing! Whether you recognize what intuition is or not, at some point in your life you have experiences its miraculous powers. Intuition is a sense, just like sigh or smell, a perception that brings you information. It comes to you as a still small voice, an instinctive action, a flash of creativity, or a moment when you are one with the world. You suddenly know something without the use of analytical processes; the knowledge is just there. You KNOW it. Please bring a photo with just one person, an object, like jewelry, whose owner you know and an open heart! (Lunch Included)

Cost: $21
Course #138120

Tuesday, August 19
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
The Outing Club
2109 Brady Street, Davenport, IA

Food Day on the Prairie

Local Foods tour. Prepare Earth friendly and health friendly foods from garden to table at Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat. Experience working with quinoa, making kale chips, using fresh produce from the garden and the basics of making great soups and bread. Let's prove to the world that many cooks do not spoil the soup! Participants will be able to harvest what is available for a nominal fee and visit the Sand Hill Preservation Center. (Includes Lunch)

Cost: $39
Course #138118

Monday, August 4
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Kimbery Center - Alternative Ed
1002 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA

Kenosha, WI/Civil War Museum

[Located on beautiful Lake Michigan waterfront]
One of the newest and finest Civil War Museum in the United States, having the theme of "Solidarity of Soldiers through Time". State of the art museum technology, life sized dioramas and interactive engaging exhibits. Travel back in history to the social, political and economic influences of the Civil War.

As we walk through the town square and experience family life as the war breaks out
Board a train bound for the front (the individual next to you will you all about their selves)
See how men and women of all ethnic backgrounds experience the battlefield
Discover the contributions made by the six state area's to the Civil War (Includes Iowa & Illinois)
Travel back by riverboat as news of Lincoln's Kenosha public museum is next door and available for entry. You will be able to ride the Kenosha Electric Street car (2 mile loop) and your pass will allow you to ride at any time.

"Dutch lunch" is available at several trolley stops.

Cost: $84
Course #138111

Wednesday, August 13
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Kimbery Center - Alternative Ed
1002 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA