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

Upcoming Classes


Beginning Computers
Learn about the computer (mouse, keyboard, etc.) and how to use it. Cost: $39

3 Wks Wed.
Begins Sep 27
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
West Davenport Ctr

Learn how to browse, shop, bank, and much more. What's safe and what's not. Cost: $29

2 Wks Wed.
Begins Oct 25
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
West Davenport Ctr


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: $36

8 Wks Thu.
Begins Sep 14
9 - 10:30 a.m.
Bettendorf Community Ctr

Enjoy a class that will leave you feeling relaxed, stretched out and stronger. Please bring your own mat for the floor poses. Cost: $25

7 Wks Tue.
Begins Sep 12
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Bettendorf Community Ctr

7 Wks Fri.
Begins Sep 15
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Bettendorf Community Ctr

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: $29

8 Wks Tue.
Begins Sep 12
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
West Davenport Ctr

8 Wks Thu. Begins
Sep 14
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Bettendorf Community Ctr

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 incorporatated 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: $25

7 Wks Mon.
Begins Sep 11
9 - 10 a.m.
Bettendorf Community Ctr

7 Wks Wed.
Begins Sep 13
9 - 10 a.m.
Bettendorf Community Ctr


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: $25

7 Wks Tue.
Begins Sep 12
9:30 - 10:30
Bettendorf Community Ctr

Move to the Beat With Zumba Gold™
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. Dance on in and we'll have fun. Cost: $25

7 Wks Fri.
Begins Sep 15
9 - 10 a.m.
Bettendorf Community Ctr


Houseboats on the Mississippi
The Deere family has had a long history of boating. Learn about the family's houseboats that cruised up and down the Mississippi River in the late 1800s and early 1900s. (Includes lunch) Cost: $22

Thu. Aug 24
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
The Outing Club


The Choice is Yours, Choose Wisely! In this engaging interactive presentation you will be presented with three perspectives and effective tools that you can put to use immediately to effectively cope with the stress in your life. Our presenter, Jim Schneider, brings over 30 years of studying, teaching, and applying these tools in a variety of professional settings with employees, students, friends, (and himself!) (Lunch included) Cost: $22

Wed. Sep 20
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
The Outing Club

Hamilton's Women
Meet the Real Schuyler Sisters Who Captivated Alexander Hamilton! Alexander Hamilton was not just a powerful Founding Father, he was also a loving husband and father, a flirtatious brother-in-law, and an incorrigible lady-killer. In this new living history portrayal, meet the real Schuyler sisters who captivated Hamilton: His wife Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton, her sister, the charming, witty Angelica Schuyler Church and her other sister, high spirited Peggy Schuyler Van Rensselaer. Actress and scholar Leslie Godard Ph.D., brings these smart, beautiful women to life as they discuss their complicated relationships with Hamilton and the other men in their lives and help shape the new nation. You don't have to have seen the smash hit musical "Hamilton" to enjoy this, but if you have, it'll bring the history behind the show alive! The local chapter of the Colonial Dames of America are providing this incredible opportunity for the community. (Lunch included) Cost: $22

Tue. Oct 3
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
The Outing Club

Spirits of Halloween/Ghost Stories
Ghosts may be friendly, some are troubled and others are mischievous! Steve Holland, Muscatine Community College, English Composition Professor emeritus and Story Teller also has a curiosity about ghosts. He will relate tales about ghosts that have been reported in Iowa. (Lunch included) Cost: $22

Thu. Oct 26
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
The Outing Club


Deere and Company/Now and Then
Tour the John Deere Historic Site and Deere & Company World Headquarters. Marvel at the stunning Deere & Company World Headquarters, visit the display floor that features an assortment of equipment and memorabilia. It all began in the blacksmith shop in Grand Detour, Illinois where John Deere created the first commercially successful steel plow that helped make the American Midwest one of the greatest food producers in the world. Tour a replica of the nineteenth century blacksmith shop - sparks included and the original Deere family home. (Includes Lunch and Motorcoach) Cost: $54

Thu. Aug 10
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Modern Woodman Park


Raft the Mississippi/Sons of Perdition
Davenport's major industry in the 1860's was log rafting and lumbering, there were six major mills between McGregor and the Government Bridge in Davenport. Each Spring's freshet sent hundreds of log rafts hurtling down river, delivering hoards of the notorious "Sons of Perdition" log rafters to our very doorstep. As our 30-mile Mississippi River log rafting adventure moves up the river, we will tour the Robert Christie Mansion in the Village Rafting District; view the lavishly carved parlors of the Frederick Weyehaeuser Mansion in Rock Island; lunch overlooking the Mississippi River at Captain Daniel Dawley's Mansion in LeClaire's Captains District; pay homage to the "Lone Star" rafter; visit the W. J. Van Sant Old Mill House; have tea and dessert in the ornate parlors of lumber baron George Curtis' Mansion in Clinton (town once known as "Lumber Capital of the World"); then visit the Clinton Sawmill Museum-where loggers will fire up the vintage logging and milling machines. An 1860's Mississippi River logging adventure like no other! "Log raft's a-comin' -hide your silver spoons!" (Includes Motor Coach & Admission Fees) Dutch Lunch Cost: $49

Fri. Oct 20
9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Lower Lindsay Public Parking Lot
(Near the Channel Cat Dock)


Enrichment Courses for Retirees
ENCORE= Enrichment Courses for Retirees. This is an opportunity for retirees to come together for a half day of information and education. We have a couple of top-notch speakers scheduled and a Visiting Artist performance by PROJECT Trio so participants are sure to enjoy themselves while learning. Snacks are provided. Call toll free 1-888-336-3907 to register or visit for more information. Register soon, space is limited! Cost: FREE

Fri. Oct 20
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
CCC Maquoketa Center