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

BEGINNING COMPUTERS

BEGINNING COMPUTERS

Learn hardware (Mouse, keyboard, etc.)If you are over 50 and would like training in the fields of health, education or social services, you may be eligible to have the tuition waived. Call our plus 50 Advisor at (563) 336-3386. Cost: $29

2 Wks Wed. Begins Sep 16
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
#159123
West Davenport Center


INTERNET

Learn how to browse, shop, bank, and much more. What’s real and what’s not. If you are over 50 and would like training in the fields of health, education or social services, you may be eligible to have the tuition waived. Call our plus 50 Advisor at 563-336-3386 Cost: $29

2 Wks Wed. Begins Oct 14
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
#159354
West Davenport Center


E-MAILS

Learn how to compose and send e-mails. If you are over 50 and would like training in the fields of health, education or social services, you may be eligible to have the tuition waived. Call our plus 50 Advisor at (563) 336-3386 Cost: $19

Wed. Sep 30
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
#159125
West Davenport Center

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: $32

7 Wks Thu. Begins Sep 10
9 - 10:30 a.m.
#159303
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: $21

7 Wks Fri. Begins Sep 11
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#159304
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: $21

7 Wks Tue. Begins Sep 8
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
#159305
West Davenport Center

7 Wks Thu. Begins Sep 10
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
#159306
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. Cost: $18

6 Wks Mon. Begins Sep 21
9 - 10 a.m.
#159309
Bettendorf Community Center

6 Wks Wed. Begins Sep 23
9 - 10 a.m.
#159308
Bettendorf Community 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: $21

7 Wks Tue. Begins Sep 8
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
#159307
Bettendorf Community Center


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 Wks Fri. Begins Sep 11
9 - 10 a.m.
#159311
Bettendorf Community Center

6 Wks Fri. Begins Oct 30
9 - 10 a.m.
#159310
Bettendorf Community Center

LEARN WITH LUNCH

HOLLYWOOD IN THE HEARTLAND

Discover Iowa’s legacy with the silver screen throughout history, leading to the most recent contributions to American film. Learn how Iowans have been portrayed on screen and those who have made an impression on-screen and behind the scene in major films, Iowa actors and theaters. Presented by Leo Landis, curator of the State Historical Museum of Iowa. (Lunch included) Cost: $21

Thu. Sep 24
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
#158936
The Outing Club


MOVIES THEN & NOW

A discussion on movies that are recently released as well as blockbusters and how movies have changed over the years. (Lunch included) Cost: $21

Wed. Oct 28
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
#158937
The Outing Club