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


April - August

LEARN WITH LUNCH

BIX, A LEGEND

An interpretation of a Legend. The “Legend of Bix” is a meticulous recreation of the music and look of the jazz age. A dramatic and faithful picture of one of the greatest jazz musicians who ever lived. (Includes Lunch) Cost: $21

Tue. Jul 21
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
#152921
The Outing Club

BOOSTER SIGNS IN THE AMERICAN LANDSCAPE

Home of the World’s Largest Strawberry Most towns and cities strive to have a distinct identity, to have a unique place on the map. One way by which they present this uniqueness to the outside world is on the welcoming booster signs along their highway entrances. Some are factual and serious; others are for fun. In addition to being enjoyable, these signs embody an important concept in town planning: each place as it moves forward needs to have a unique identify about which residents are proud. This talk will show many such signs in groups embodying some main themes. (Includes Lunch) Cost: $21

Wed. Aug 12
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
#152922
The Outing Club

 

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 Wks Thu. Begins Jul 23
9 - 10:30 a.m.
153091
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 Wks Fri. Begins Jul 24
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#153083
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 Wks Tue. Begins Jul 21
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
#153096
West Davenport Center


6 Wks Thu. Begins Jul 23
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
#153094
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 Jul 20
9 - 10 a.m.
#153089
Bettendorf Community Center


6 Wks Wed. Begins Jul 22
9 - 10 a.m.
#153087
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: $18


6 Wks Tue. Begins Jul 21
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
#153085
Bettendorf Community Center