September 27, 2012

October Calendar of Events

Support Groups and Informational Seminars

Quad Cities Alzheimer’s Association – Learn about signs and symptoms, stages, diagnosis, treatment and care of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Come with any questions about Alzheimer’s and/or Related Dementia to “Ask the Experts” on Wed., Oct. 3, 4–5 p.m.. Speakers are Dr. Phillip Kent, Neuropsychologist and Jerry Schroeder, Program Specialist for Alzheimer’s Association. Held at Senior Star at Elmore Place, 4502 Elmore Avenue, Davenport RSVP by 10/01/12 (563) 359 0100.
QC Breast Cancer Support Group (Iowa): First Tues. of each month, from 7 – 9 p.m., Trinity at Terrace Park, 4500 Utica Ridge Road, Bettendorf. (Illinois): Third Wed. of each month, noon to 1 pm at Butterworth Center, 1105-8th Street, Moline For women dealing with breast cancer or survivors of breast cancer. You may attend either one or both. Cost: free. Info: call Pat Conway at (563) 355-7548.
CASI Caregiver Support Group: Second Mon. of each month 11 am- 1 pm, CASI, 1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport. Hosted by Susan Kivisto, from Alternatives for Older Adults & Karen Coats, from Generations Agency on Aging. Cost: free.
Diabetes Support Group at Genesis: First Tues. of each month, 11 am to Noon, Larson Center, Genesis Medical Center, Illini Campus, Silvis, IL For people with diabetes who are interested in receiving help with diabetes self-management. Cost: free. Registration: (309) 792-4389.
Grief Support Group – CASI 1035 W Kimberly Road 2nd and 4th Wednesdays 9:30-11 am. Hosted by Vicky Ertel. Donation accepted.
Life After Loss Support Group – Genesis – Meetings at the Illini Campus are the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month 2 – 3:30 p.m. at the Little Brick House, 1213 Hospital Drive, Silvis, IL This is an ongoing group, new members welcome at any time. Meetings at the West Campus are the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month noon to 1:30 p.m. at Genesis West, 1401 W. Central Park, Davenport, IA. This is an ongoing group, new members welcome at any time. Also at Genesis West is an evening group that started meeting in August and will continue through October. 6:30 – 8 p.m. Monday nights on the even dates of the month. 10/8 and 10/ 22. Call (563) 421-7970 for registration in the night group or for any other information about any of the groups.
Low Vision Support Group at CASI: the first Thursday of every month 10 am to noon. Topic ”Visual Management.” Hosted by Ben Lorenzen at CASI, 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA. Call (563) 386-7477 Ext. 231 for details or to register. Anyone with vision problems is welcome to attend.
MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Support Group – A support group for people and family members with multiple sclerosis. The MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Support Group meets the 2nd Mon. of every month at Genesis Medical Center West Campus Sunderbruch Room from 2-3:30 p.m. For more information, contact Anne Dalton at (563) 322-8709
Prostate Cancer: Us, Too, Greater Quad City Cancer Support Group – Support Group for those dealing with Prostate Cancer or who had prostate cancer. Group meets the 3rd Thurs. of each month, except December from 7 – 9 pm. Location alternates between Trinity Medical Center, 7th St. Campus and the Genesis Adler Health Education Center, 1236 E. Rusholme, Davenport. Call Bill for location information prior to attending: Bill, (309)-799-3621.
Stroke Support Group – The Genesis Stroke Support Group brings together stroke survivors and their families in an atmosphere of caring and sharing to assist recovery. This support group meets on the third Wed. of each month from 2-3 pm. Genesis Plaza – 2535 Maplecrest Road, Suite 14, Bettendorf, IA
The VIP (Visually Impaired People) Support Group is facilitated by Al Ayew-ew of the Center for Independent Living, meets the first Tues. of every month at 2 pm at Lighthouse at Silvis-1900 10th St., Silvis, IL. (Call Heather at (309) 792-2800 for details or to register)
Parkinson’s Support Group – Saturday, Oct. 20., 10 a.m. – noon at CASI 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, 52806 (563) 386-7477
Blood Pressure Checks at CASI Available in Genesis office: Call CASI @ (563) 386 7477 or stop by the front desk for schedules.

Dancing and Dance Classes

Line Dancing at CASI –Tues. mornings 9 to 11 am. Cost: $2. for CASI member $4 for non-member.
Advanced Line dancing at CASI – every Thurs. afternoon from 2:30 – 4 p.m. Cost: Members $2 non-members $4.
Zumba Gold Class – At CASI will meet every Mon. from 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.; Wednesdays 1-1:45 p.m.; Thursdays 9:45 – 10:30 a.m.; Fridays 8:00 – 8:45 a.m. Lower impact, easy to follow steps, Latin inspired dance fitness party. Come try Zumba Gold! Members $2 Non-members $4. For more info call (563) 386-7477
Evening Zumba at CASI – Mon., Wed. 5:30 – 6:15. Members $2:00 Non-members $4.00. For more info call (563) 386-7477.
ZUMBA!! EVERY Wednesday at the Rec Center in LeClaire (3rd & Ferry) 5:30PM $5/class or a punch card for $40 for 10 classes!! Come see what you’ve been missing!!

YOGA, Gentle Exercise, and Aquatic Exercise

Aquatic exercise at Two Rivers YMCA 2040 53rd Street, Moline. IL call (309) 797-3945 – MS exercise Tues. and Thurs. at 10:30–11:15 a.m. – Slow and easy water exercise Mon., Wed. & Fri. 8:15 a.m. – 9 a.m.; 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.; 11:15 a.m. – noon; 5:15 p.m. – 6 p.m. or Tues. and Thurs. 11:15 a.m. to noon
Gentle Exercise at CASI 1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport. Mon., Tues., Wed., Fri. 9 – 10 a.m. and Thurs. 8:30-9:30 a.m. Cost: $2 for members, $4.00 non-members. Call (563) 386-7477 for more information.
Tai Chi Wednesdays 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Scott Caulpetzer instructor. New session starts on October 3. Cost: $18 for 6 weeks. Call (563) 386-7477 for class
schedule info.
Tai Chi for Arthritis at CASI – Instructor: Erica Heinrichs, Certified Senior Trainer – Mondays 4:30–5:30 p.m. Member Cost: $45 for 8 week class. Classes can be made up if missed.
Chair Yoga at CASI – Mondays, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Certified Instructor: Janet Darmour Cost: $30 for 6 weeks. Can start class at anytime. Chair Yoga with weights – Thurs. 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., $5.00 per session members;$6.00 non-
Energizing Yoga–Wednesday 2 – 3 p.m. $5.00 members $6.00 non-members
Senior Theater at CASI.
Fridays at 1:30 p.m. 8 wk session starts October 5.

Book Clubs, Movies, Theater Trips and Speakers

Talk of the Town at CASI, 1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA. Wed Oct. 17 Fireman Mark Kakert. Free Pizza. Make your reservations at front desk.11a.m. to 12:30 p.m., eat at 11a.m. Sponsored by Goldercare Solutions. Members, free; non-members $2. Reservations must be made as space is limited..
Book Club at CASI Led by Jane Cronkelton,10 a.m. – noon on Fridays, October 5, “Galway Bay” by Mary Pat Kelly; November 2, “The Secret Cardinal” By Tom Grace.
Movie Matinee at CASI Tuesday, Oct.9, starting at 1 pm., Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. $2 donation includes popcorn and beverage. Call (563) 386-7477 for more info.
Travelogue at CASI, Mon Oct. 8 – 1 -3 p.m. Budapest to Prague by Marcie Siegel. Sponsored by: Palmer Hills Free for CASI Members Reservations needs, receive your tickets at CASI Front Desk.

Clinics and Classes

AARP Defensive Driving at CASI Mon., Oct. 15, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Members $12 Non-Members $14 Register through Scott Community College at (563) 441-4100.
Learn What Reflexology Can Do For You! Call for your personal reflexology session at CASI at 349 – 5832 for reflexology reservation for Wednesdays, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. Cost $20.
Foot Clinics at CASI By appt only. Genesis Foot Clinic provided by Genesis VNA.Call (563) 320-3978 to schedule your appointment ath the Genesis office at CASI. Cost $20. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.
Trinity Foot Clinic from 1 to 4 p.m. Stop at the CASI Reception desk or call (563) 386-7477. Appointment required. Cash or checks only. Please bring two towels and one wash cloth to your appointments.
SHIIP (Senior Health Insurance Information Program) Clinic at CASI, 1st and 3rd Wednesdays Genesis Office, 9–11 a.m.

Sports, Cards and Games

Shuffleboard at CASI: Monday 2:15–3:45 pm $2 for Member. Mary Anne Maxwell
Billiards at CASI: Cost $1 per person Member. Call 386-7477 for info and availability.
Wii at CASI Play Wii sports. The Wii is free!! Up to 4 players available whenever room is open.
Cards & Games at CASI – Pinochle – Mon., Wed. & Fri., – 1–3:45 pm; Bridge – Mon. and Fri. 12:30–3:45 pm; Euchre – Thurs. and Fri. 1 – 3:45 pm; Canasta – Tues. 1 – 3 pm; Cribbage – Wed. 1–3 pm; Scrabble – Mon. 10:30 –11:30 a.m. (bring your own board if you want); Bunco – Wed 2 p.m. All games are $2 Member at Center for Active Seniors, Inc. (CASI) 1035 W. Kimberly Rd, Call CASI at (563) 386-7477 for more info.
Bingo at CASI Fridays at 12:30 pm. Sandwiches and snacks available at Eleanor’s Café. Until 1 pm.

Arts, Crafts, Knitting and Sewing

Beginning Ceramics at CASI Monday 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Verdene Franklin & Mary Ellen Dregger. Member cost: $5 per class.
All Day Ceramics 9:30 a.m. – Noon- Lunch – 1 – 3 p.m. with Dar Hanssen Cost: $5 per class in the morning, $8 all day Class size is limited. Call CASI at (563) 386-7477 for more information.
Join us for LeClaire Library’s new yarn arts group! 1st and 3rd Wed of each month.Knitters, crocheters, needle-pointers, and other fiber artists are invited for regular informal stitching sessions. Share patterns, tips and tricks, or bounce ideas off each other. 1st Wed of every month at 1:30 p.m. and the 3rd Wed of every month at 6:30.p.m.
CASI Art Classes –
Drawing & Clay Sculpting Instructor: Paul Aglueseva, Thursdays, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.; Monday evening, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Cost: Members: $5 + materials, Non-member $6 + materials. CASI 1035 W. Kimberly Rd, Davenport, (563) 386-7477.

Other Events

Day Trip with CASI Thursday, Oct. 25 Departing CASI at 10:30 a.m. 39 Steps at Old Creamery Trip provided by Burlington Trailways. $13.83 a person! Make Reservations with Stephanie Smith in Trailways office inside CASI or at (800) 992-4618
Halloween Party “Bring a Sweet Treat” Pot Luck at CASI Wed., Oct. 31, 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Avenue 4. Dress up in your favorite costume for the costume contest! Bring a “Sweet Treat” to share and we’ll provide the drinks!
Ballet Quad Cities will be presenting The Nutcracker on Saturday, Dec. 8 and Sunday Dec. 9 at the Adler Call (309) 786-3779 for information, times and cost.
Putnam Museum – Throwback Theater on Thursdays Thurs, Oct. 4: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, 6 and 8:30 p.m. Thurs, Oct. 11: Grease, 6 and 8:30 p.m.Thurs, Oct. 18: The Breakfast Club, 8:30 p.m. and Thurs, Oct. 25: Top Gun, 6 and 8:30 p.m. Individual tickets: $8.50 /adults; 7.50 /seniors /student/military; and $6.50 /youth ages 3-12. Members receive $1 off these prices. Contact: Jenna Smith, Putnam Museum, | 563.324.1054 x 258
10th Annual Jewish Film Festival Presented by the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities At the Putnam Theater, 1717 W. 12th St., Davenport. Admission $6 for adults. Free admission for students. All films have won multiple awards and all have adult content. BROTHERS Sun., Oct. 7, 4. pm & IN THE GAZA SEA Sun., Oct. 14, 4:00 pm Contact 793-1300 for more information.
Fridays at Deere-Wiman House series funded by the William Butterworth Memorial Trust. Jaclyn Theis will explore “Language of the Fan.” Theis shares her passion for the gentility and splendor of the Civil War era through extensive research brought to life in a unique manner. 3 p.m., Fri., Oct. 12, Deere-Wiman House, 817 11th Avenue, Moline, Ill. Admission: free; refreshments following. For more info, call (309) 743-2701; or contact Gretchen Frick Small,,
2012 annual NAMIWalk of the Greater Mississippi Valley on the Davenport Riverfront starting at Centennial Park on Oct. 6, 2012. This distance is 2 miles. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.; the Walk begins at 10. a.m. To register, contact NAMI Greater Mississippi Valley, 1706 Brady Street, Davenport, (563) 322-8870 or NAMI Greater Mississippi is an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. For more info go to or
ServeHAITI Fundraiser – Sat., Oct. 13, 2012, 6-11 p.m. at the River Music Experience, The Redstone Room, 2nd Floor, 129 Main St. Davenport, Iowa. A Casual Fundraising Event to Benefit the People of Grand-Bois, Haiti, Silent auction, live music, and a HAITIAN ARTISAN MARKET featuring original one-of-kind pieces Sponsored by the Bob and Rita Thompson Family. More info, contact Jennifer Hildebrand (563) 370 4412 or
Lunch at The First Presbyterian Church in LeClaire: “We feel called to offer a free lunch to anyone in LeClaire, once a month. Free lunch on Tuesdays from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Civic Center. Serving macaroni and cheese, fruit, hot dogs and cookies, lemonade, milk and coffee. Anyone, any age, regardless of need is invited. Please help us pass the word. Our lunches will be Oct 16, Nov 20 and Dec. 18.”
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) held at CASI – Wednesdays Weigh-in 11:00 – Noon Meeting 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Cost: $1
Red Hat Luncheon – Tuesday, Oct. 2, 12 p.m. Group departs CASI at 11:30 a.m. for The Steeple Gate Inn. Call Joy Andrews at CASI (563) 386-7477 for more information.
Bucktown Revue – a local variety show – The Bucktown Revue can be experienced 7 p.m. every third Friday of the month from September to May at the Nighswander Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport, Iowa. Admission: $10 at the door. Reserved season seating is also available.
Monthly All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast $7 per person on 1st Sunday of the month , 7-11 a.m. at American Legion – 702 W. 35th Street – Davenport, IA. Variety Music 8-11 a.m.; Oct 7, – By Freddie Steenbock Duo; and Dec 2, – By Freddie Steenbock Duo.
Live Music for Brunch at Brady Street Chop House – Every Sunday 10 a.m.–1 p.m. at the Brady Street Chop House at RADISSON
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