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


Upcoming Classes

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.

7 Wks Thu.
Begins Jul 13
9 - 10:30 a.m.
#185220
SCC
Cost: $31

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

7 Wks Tue.
Begins Jul 11
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#183699
Bettendorf Community Ctr
Cost: $25

7 Wks Fri.
Begins Jul 14
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#183704
Bettendorf Community Ctr
Cost: $25

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.

7 Wks Tue.
Begins Jul 11
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
#185215
West Davenport Ctr
Cost: $25

7 Wks Thu.
Begins Jul 13
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
#185216
Cost: $25

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.

7 Wks Mon.
Begins Jul 10
9 - 10 a.m.
#183710
Bettendorf Community Ctr
Cost: $25

7 Wks Wed.
Begins Jul 12
9 - 10 a.m.
#183711
Bettendorf Community Ctr
Cost: $25

LEARN WITH LUNCH 

HAMILTON'S WOMEN
Meet the Real Schuyler Sisters Who Captivated Alexander Hamilton! Alexander Hamilton who 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. (Includes Lunch) Cost: $22

Wed. Jun 14
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
#182060
The Outing Club

SCANDAL AT MIDNIGHT
From Rev. William Lloyd Clark's shocking 1908 Expose of the floating log whore houses once tethered on the Davenport levee, to the City Council's ingenious plan to impose a "sin tax" on Davenport "Ladies of the night" and saloon keepers (Davenport's first TIF district!), Madam Karen Rose will lift the forbidden curtains of "Bucktown" for a peek into the dark and dusky back rooms of some of Davenport's most infamous turn-of-the-century saloons and gambling parlors. WARNING-Nude photos of bare ankles, necks and elbows will be displayed! (Smelling salts available, upon request) LADIES WILL KINDLY REMOVE THEIR HATS GENTLEMEN WILL REFRAIN FROM SPITTING ON THE FLOORS PISTOLS MUST BE CHECKED AT THE DOOR ABSOLUTELY NO HORSES PAST THE LOBBY! (Includes Lunch) Cost: $22

Tue. Jul 18
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
#182063
The Outing Club

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.
#182061
The Outing Club

TOURS

MIDNIGHT SCANDAL TOUR
Optional Bus Tour of local sites of historic interest after the lecture such as; --Turner's Saloon, Washington Street --Washington Gardens Saloon, Marquette Street --Bucktown Arts Center, W. 2nd street --Tour the Antoine LeClaire House Mansion --Boyler's Blacksmith Shop Saloon (Oldest continuously operating saloon in the state of Iowa). Cost: $9

Tue. Jul 18
2 - 4:30 p.m.
#182064
The Outing Club

DEERE AND COMPANY/NOW & 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.
##182062
Modern Woodman Park