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
    563-244-7040

  • Muscatine area
    563-288-6165

  • QuadCities area
    Gale Roeder
    563-336-3450


September through January 2015

 

GENERAL SKILLS

RETIREMENT/FINANCIAL SURVIVAL

Basic Tax Reduction Strategies. Protecting your savings from the threat of a health care catastrophe. The four legal documents every retiree must have Protecting your savings from investment mistakes. The missing estate plan: Handling IRAs, 401ks, and other retirement accounts. Cost: $9

2 Wks. Tuesday, October 9, 2014
#143393
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
West Davenport Center
2950 N. Fairmount Street, Davenport, IA

YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS

For most people, social security is one of their largest assets. It is more complicated than deciding when to start receiving your benefits. Find out about the hundreds of filing options, and select the best option for you that will maximize your lifetime benefits. Cost: $4

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
#143390
7 – 8 p.m.
West Davenport Center
2950 N. Fairmount Street, Davenport, IA

A RISING MARKET/ORIENTAL ITEMS

Have you traveled to S.E. Asia? Do you collect Burmese, Chinese, Indian or Japanese antiques and collectibles? If yes, come to this talk and learn about this area. You may bring items for discussion. The talk will be given by MEO’s antiques and collectibles dealer and appraiser, Mary Elizabeth Sievert. Cost: $10

Monday, October 20, 2014
#140177
1:15 – 4:15 p.m.
West Davenport Center
2950 N. Fairmount Street, Davenport, IA

AFRICAN ART’S & CURIOS

Come and learn about the fascinating African continent’s art and curios. You may bring items for discussion. The talk will be given by MEO’s antiques and collectibles dealer and appraiser, Mary Elizabeth Sievert. Cost: $10

Monday, November 17, 2014
#140245
1:15 – 4:15 p.m.
West Davenport Center
2950 N. Fairmount Street, Davenport, IA

THE CHURCH SUPPER

Explore the history of Pot-Luck meals and the meals of the thirties, forties and fifties. Explore and prepare typical recipes from local church cook books. Cost: $19

Thursday, November 20, 2014
#145407
1 – 4 p.m.
West Davenport Center
2950 N. Fairmount Street, Davenport, IA


APRONS, EASY TO SEW

Fun, Flirty and we promise that it will fit! Bring two one yard pieces of coordinating cotton fabric to make it reversible. We will provide the pattern. You are encouraged to bring your sewing machine. Cost: $19

2 wks, Thursday, December 4, 2014
#145406
1 – 3:30 p.m.
West Davenport Center
2950 N. Fairmount Street, Davenport, IA

HOLIDAY DAZE

The holidays are the perfect time to bring out your holiday antiques and collectibles. In today’s markets you may be wondering about their value. The talk will be given by MEO’s antiques and collectibles dealer and appraiser, Mary Elizabeth Sievert, and you may bring items for discussion. Cost: $10

Monday, December 8, 2014
#140174
1:15 – 4:15 p.m.
West Davenport Center
2950 N. Fairmount Street, Davenport, IA

 

LEARN WITH LUNCH

CHINA YESTERDAY, CHINA TODAY

Drawing upon four decades of directing programs in China, most recently last fall, Dr. Moline will share some reflections on the important changes which have occurred and discuss some key current issues facing China and some of its solutions for those challenges. Several issues are similar to ones in the U.S., and all should be understood as we

interact with that country and its people. (Lunch is included) Cost: $21

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
#143594
11:30AM – 2 p.m.
The Outing Club
2109 Brady Street, Davenport, IA

AN APRON COLLECTION

Revisit Grandma’s cedar chest for a look at the history of aprons. Cathy will display her Apron Collection and discuss the significance of the aprons. Bring/wear one of your favorite aprons. (Lunch included) Cost: $21


Thursday, November 13, 2014
#145404
11:30AM – 2 p.m.
The Outing Club
2109 Brady Street, Davenport, IA

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

 

COMPUTERS

BEGINNING COMPUTER / SENIORS

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 Wks. Thursdays,
Begins November 6, 2014
#144882
12:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Muscatine Community College
152 Colorado St., Muscatine, IA

2 Wks. Fridays,
Begins November 7, 2014
#144884
12:15 - 4:15 p.m.
West Davenport Center
2950 N. Fairmount Street, Davenport, IA

SEARCH & SURF THE INTERNET

Learn to surf the Internet following Hyperlinks, let the mouse take you where you want to go, and search using the web browser and search engines. Prerequisite: should be proficient with the mouse. Book included with the fee. Cost: $24

Thursday, October 23, 2014
#142692
12:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Muscatine Community College
152 Colorado St., Muscatine, IA

Friday, October 24, 2014
#142693
12:15 - 4:15 p.m.
West Davenport Center
2950 N. Fairmount Street, Davenport, IA

 

TOURS

HISTORICAL MUSCATINE TOUR

One of the most interesting trips is the trip to Muscatine (The only city with this name in the world). We will follow the river road as the leaves are turning…with a drive through Wild Cat Den. Muscatine has a rich historical background and commercial development dating back to the 1830’s, that is unique and interesting. We will tour “Weed Park”, “The Octagon House”, “The Site of KTNT (Know the Naked Truth)” and the newly revised “Pearl Button Museum” and a unique downtown shopping area. Dutch lunch at one of the many available restaurants.

In the afternoon a tour including (Soccer Complex) that has hosted both the Boys and Girls State Soccer Tournaments! We will drive through the Sports complex including “Tom Bruner Field”, where in 1913 the Muscatine Camels defeated the Chicago Cubs in an exhibition game. We will stop at the Laura Musser Museum, and maybe Mark Twain or Norman Baker may be there! Last stop is at one of the most unique churches in the Midwest. (Dutch lunch) Cost: $44

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
#143033
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Kimberly Center Alternative
1002 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA

HOLIDAY MANSION TOUR

Our most popular tour usually fills up fast, as we visit historic area mansions decorated in period holiday finery. The tour will visit the Geneseo Historical Society Museum, where the staff will be dressed in period clothing; after we take a tour conducted by “Angie” of the interesting homes of the community. You will have time to shop in downtown Geneseo, before having a (Dutch) lunch at the “Victorian Inn”. In the afternoon we will have a tour conducted by “Gretchen” of the Deere-Wiman House built in 1872 for John Deere’s son, Charles. Enjoy tea and cookies in the elegant dining room, and then tour the Butterworth Center built in 1892 for Charles Deere’s daughter, featuring an 18th Century Italian ceiling painting. The Holiday season is the best time of the year to visit these Mansions. Cost: $29

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
#143035
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Kimberly Center Alternative
1002 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA

 

AARP DRIVER PROGRAM

Get answers to today’s driving challenges, such as: How to compensate for changes in vision, hearing, and reaction time; how to handle problem situations such as left turns, right-of-way, freeway traffic, trucks, and blind spots; what to do if confronted by an aggressive driver; when to use the cell phone; how medications may affect driving; how to properly use anti-lock brakes, air bags and safety belts; how to assess your and others’ abilities via a “Personal Driving Capability Index.” Many insurance company’s offer a discount to those who complete this course (consult with your agent).

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
#143017 - AARP Members: Cost $15.00
#143002 - Non-Member: Cost $20.00
Center for Active Seniors Inc. (CASI)
1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA

Thursday, October 9, 2014
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
#143001 - AARP Members: Cost $15.00
#142973 - Non-Member: Cost $20.00
MCC – McAvoy University Center
1403 Park Avenue, Muscatine, IA