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


February through April 2014

 

COMPUTERS

Beginner Computer

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

#135811
2 Wks/Thursdays
Begins April 10
12:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Muscatine Community College

#135812
2 Wks/Fridays
Begins April 11
12:15 - 4:15 p.m.
West Davenport Center


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

#135800
Thursday March 27
12:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Muscatine Community College

#135810
Friday March 28
12:15 - 4:15 p.m.
West Davenport Center


ENCORE - ENRICHMENT COURSES FOR RETIREES

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. 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!


FITNESS/WELLNESS

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: $39

#135947
8 Wks/Thursdays
Begins February 27
9 - 10:30 a.m.
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: $24

#135953
8 Wks/Friday
Begins March 7
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
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 nonstrenuous movement based on ancient principles which may bring about physical and mental relaxation. A great way to improve balance.

Cost: $24

#135956
8 Wks/Tuesday
Begins February 25
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
West Davenport Center

#135955
8 Wks/Thursday
Begins February 27
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
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: $24

#135932
8 Wks/Monday
Begins March 3
9 - 10 a.m.
Bettendorf Community Center

#135928
8 Wks/Wednesday
Begins March 5
9 - 10 a.m.
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: $24

#135937
8 Wks/Tuesday
Begins March 4
9:30 - 10:30AM
Bettendorf Community Center

#135957
8 Wks Tuesday
Begins March 4
9 - 10 a.m.
Muscatine Community College

8 Wks/Friday
Begins March 7
10 - 11 a.m.
#135939
Bettendorf Community Center


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

#135950
8 Wks/Friday
Begins April 25
9 - 10 a.m.
Bettendorf Community Center