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: $39

3 Wks Wed.
Begins Sep 14
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
174088
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 Oct 12
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
174085
West Davenport Ctr

FITNESS/WELLNESS

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 Tue.
Begins Sep 13
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
174493
Bettendorf Community Ctr

6 Wks Fri.
Begins Sep 16
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
174492
Bettendorf Community Ctr

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 Jul 28
9 - 10:30 a.m.
169316
Bettendorf Community Ctr

6 Wks Thu.
Begins Oct 6
9 - 10:30 a.m.
175672
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 Thu. Begins Jul 28
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
169314
Bettendorf Community Ctr

6 Wks Tue.
Begins Oct 4
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
174496
West Davenport Ctr

6 Wks Thu.
Begins Oct 6
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
174495
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. Cost: $18

6 Wks Mon.
Begins Sep 12
9 - 10 a.m.
174489
Bettendorf Community Ctr

6 Wks Wed.
Begins Sep 14
9 - 10 a.m.
174490
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: $18

6 Wks Tue.
Begins Sep 13
9:30 - 10:30AM
174491
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: $18

6 Wks Fri.
Begins Sep 16
9 - 10 a.m.
174494
Bettendorf Community Ctr

LEARN WITH LUNCH 

THE FRONT PORCH PICKERS
Music from the heart passed down through the generations. The Back Porch Pickers will share the history and the music enjoyed by early Eastern Iowa settlers (1700-1800). Sing and clog to old time fiddle tunes. (Lunch included) Cost: $21

Thu. Jul 28
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
169108
The Outing Club


FRIENDLY LUCAS
Meet Friendly Lucas, the wife of Robert Lucas the First Governor of the Iowa Territory and learn about the life of this Victorian Lady as portrayed by Jean Morgan and their beloved home, Plum Grove, Iowa City. (Lunch included) Cost: $21

Wed. Aug 31
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
169106
The Outing Club


A NATION ON THE MOVE

Songs of Americans on the move down the road of life to something better. Song writers have been inspired by modes of transportation. Explore folk country music from the first half of the 20th century. (Includes lunch) Cost: $21

Thu. Sep 29
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
174449
The Outing Club


MEET GEORGE WASHINGTON

“Meet George Washington, as portrayed by Dean Malissa, the official and sole portrayer of George Washington at Mount Vernon. Find out in Mr. Washington’s own words which of our favorite stories about him are fact and which are fiction. We will even get a glimpse of the social life of our Founding Fathers as Mr Washington gives us a few pointers on the proper way to dance the minuet” The local chapter of the Colonial Dames of America are providing this incredible opportunity for the community. (Includes a beverage and cookies) Cost: $5

Wed. Oct 26
1 - 2 p.m.
174450
Putnam Museum


LUNCH WITH MR. WASHINGTON

George will greet guests, mingle and tell stories, during a Mount Vernon inspired lunch. Cost: $19

Wed. Oct 26
12 - 1 p.m.
174451
Putnam Museum

TOUR

INDIANS/UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER

From the disappearance of the two thousand year old mound builders of Albany to the burning of Black Hawk’s “Saukenuk” village in Rock Island: The last days of the largest Indian occupations on the upper Mississippi River. From 200 BC to 300 AD the mound builders at Albany, Illinois built the largest group of Hopewell Culture burial mounds and village sites in the Upper Mississippi River Valley. Many of the 96 original mounds were excavated by the Davenport Academy of Natural Sciences in the late 19th century and revealed central tomb burials and exotic grave offerings.

The Hopewell Culture ended abruptly, an event which still perplexes archaeologists today. By the 1830s, Black Hawk’s warrior band controlled a territory which stretched from Wisconsin to Missouri, and west of the Illinois River to western Iowa. His valiant effort to save his homeland during the bloody four-month long Black Hawk War ended 13,000 years of Indian occupation in our region. His bravery propelled his name into an international cultural icon.

Join our Mississippi River archaeological bus tour as it travels to two of the most important archaeological sites on the Upper Mississippi River: Black Hawk’s Saukenuk Village in Rock Island, the largest Indian habitation on the Mississippi River in the 1820s; the two western-most battle sites of the War of 1812- the “Battle of Credit Island” where Black Hawk sent future President, Zachary Taylor packing down river and the “Battle of Campbell’s Island”; then enjoy he ride up river for a guided tour of Albany Mounds State Historic Site. Presenters: Ferrel Anderson, President of the QC Archaeology Society and co-founder of the Illinois Society for the Advancement of Archaeological and Karen Anderson, Program Director, Antoine LeClaire House Historical Interpretive Center (Box lunch included) Cost: $25

Tue. Sep 20
12 - 4:30 p.m.
174583
River Dr & Gaines