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


December through January 2015

LEARN WITH LUNCH

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

 

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, 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 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 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.

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.

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 January 9
9 - 10 a.m.
#145654
Bettendorf Community Center