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

  • Muscatine area

  • QuadCities area
    Gale Roeder

March through April 2015


Enrichment Courses for Retirees – Spring 2015

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
8:30 a.m. — 2 p.m.
CCC Technology Center
1951 Manufacturing Drive, Clinton

ENCORE = Enrichment Courses for Retirement. This is an opportunity for retirees to come together for a day of entertainment and enrichment. There are several top-notch, informative speakers scheduled throughout the day with a special performance by Visiting Artist NNenna Freelon. We hope participants are able to spend the day with us, get tuned up for a great spring season, sit back, enjoy yourselves and lunch is provided! For more information, call 563-244-7001.



Overview of the programs used in business. 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 (plus text)

3 Weeks
Tuesdays, Begins March 17
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
West Davenport Center



The 2015 All Iowa Reads selection by Robin Oliveira, a stunning Civil War epic about a young headstrong midwife determined to become a surgeon striving to overcome the prejudices against women in medicine. Fully drawn characters, family conflicts, the politics of war, and achieving humane medical care in the aftermath of violence are some of the themes. (Includes lunch) Cost: $21

Thursday, March 5
11:30 a.m.  - 2 p.m.  
The Outing Club


Fans of Julian Fellows’ hit show Downton Abbey can step back 100 years to the world of the pampered, privileged upper class and their servants at a tea where they can sample some tea and goodies served at the aristocratic manor house, hear reviews of books related to the series, review the past five seasons with a trivia quiz or perhaps win a prize or two. (Includes lunch) Cost: $21

Thursday, April 30
11:30 a.m.  - 2 p.m.  
he Outing Club




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 April 16
9 - 10:30AM
Bettendorf Community Center


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 April 17
11AM – 12 p.m.  
Bettendorf Community Center


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 April 14
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
West Davenport Center

6 Weeks
Thursdays, Begins April 16
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Bettendorf Community Center


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 Weeks
Mondays, Begins April 13
9 - 10AM
Bettendorf Community Center

6 Weeks
Wednesdays, Begins April 15
9 - 10AM
Bettendorf Community Center

6 Weeks
Thursdays, Begins April 16
10:30 - 11:30AM
West Davenport Center


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 Weeks
Tuesdays, Begins April 14
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Bettendorf Community Center


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

7 Weeks
Fridays, Begins April 10
9 - 10 a.m.
Bettendorf Community Center