March 31, 2010

Calendar of Events

50+ Lifestyles is the place to get all the latest updates on important and fun events taking place in April. From support groups, dance classes, movies and all things in between, you can find the latest info here. Times, dates, places… Check it out!

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Support Groups

Quad Cities Alzheimer’s Association has moved to 2208 E. 52nd St, Suite B, Davenport, 52807. Please call Jerry Schroeder at 563-324-1022 or 800-272-3900 for more information.

Aphasia Group GENESIS MEDICAL CENTER All Aphasia Support Group meetings are held the second (2nd) Tuesday of each month. Call Linda McNeill, Speech Therapist, at 563-421-3490 or Rebecca Rall, Speech Therapist, at 563-468-1443.
QC Breast Cancer Support Group (Iowa): First Tuesday of each month, 7-9 pm downstairs Trinity at Terrace Park, 4500 Utica Ridge Road, Bettendorf. (Illinois):Third Wednesday of each month, noon luncheon 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: None. Information: call Pat Conway @563-355-7548 0r Barb Lynch @563-332-9041

CASI Caregiver Support Group: Second Monday of each month 11am- 1pm, CASI, 1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport. Cost: none

Diabetes Support Group at Genesis: First Tuesday of each month, 11:00AM to Noon, Larson Center, Genesis Medical Center, Illini Campus, Silvis, IL Recommended for people with diabetes who are interested in receiving help with diabetes self-management. Cost: none. Registration: 309-792-4389

Fibromyalgia (Fibro Friends): 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month at 1:00 pm at Genesis Maplecrest in Bettendorf. Contact Alicia Owens 563-421-3491 for more information.

Grief Support Group – CASI 1035 W Kimberly Road 2nd and 4th Wednesdays 9:30-11:00 Hosted by Vicky Ertel. Donation accepted

Low Vision Support Group at CASI: the first Thursday of every month at CASI, 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, facilitated by Lilah Bell (Call 563-386- 7477 Ext. 231 for details or to register) Anyone with vision problems is welcome to attend.

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 2:00 at Lighthouse as Silvis-1900 10th St., Silvis, IL. (Call Heather at 309-792-2800 for details or to register)

Parkinson Support Group Meets at CASI: Please join the Davenport Metro Parkinson Support Group at 10 am –Noon, third Sat of the month at CASI, 1035 W. Kimberly Rd, Davenport. For more information, please contact Joe at 309-762-9231 or Nancy at 563-332-4098.

Stroke Support Group: Third Wednesday of each Month, 2-3 p.m., Genesis at Maplecrest, 2535 Maplecrest Road, Suite 14, Bettendorf. The Genesis Support Group brings together stroke survivors and their families in an atmosphere of caring and sharing to assist recovery. Education about life after a stroke, helpful hints and coping skills. Cost: None. Registration: Alicia Owens at (563) 421-3491 or

SMOKING CESSATION PREVIEW/SUPPORT GROUP call Trinity’s My Nurse at (309) 779-2000 or (877) 242-8899. 6-8 p.m., Trinity offers a preview session on how to quit smoking. Please join us as we help you map out a strategy that is right for you on your journey to becoming smoke-free. Fee: Free.

Dancing and Dance Classes

Social Dancing, Listening & Fellowship 1:00-3:00 P.M. at Center for Active Seniors, Inc. (CASI) 1035 W. Kimberly Road Davenport, IA. – Donations $5.00 per person. Call CASI at 386-7477 for more information. Wednesday – April 7 Freddie Steenbock Duo with dance lessons by Larry & Dianne Breitbach from 1:00-1:30 P.M. Wednesday – April 14 John & Kay Retzl with dance lessons by Larry & Dianne Breitbach from 1:00-1:30 P.M. Wednesday – April 21 Freddie Steenbock Duo Wednesday – April 28 John & Kay Retzl Wednesday – May 5 Freddie Steenbock Duo

Polka Club of Iowa, Inc. – Eastern Chapter “Spring Fling”
Walcott Coliseum, Walcott, Ia. Saturday – April 10, 2010 & Sunday – April 11, 2010 – 12 noon to 8:00 P.M. both days. Saturday Bands are: Barefoot Becky & The Ivanhoe Dutchmen from Mt. Vernon, IA. 12:00-2:00 & 4:00-6:00 P.M.; Malek’s Fishermen Band from Duncan, IA. 2:00-4:00 & 6:00-8:00 P.M. Sunday Bands are: Jim Busta Band from Spring Grove, MN. 12:00-2:00 & 4:00-6:00 P.M.; Squeezebox Band from Ridgeville Corners, OH. 2:00-4:00 & 6:00-8:00 P.M. Featuring Mollie Busta (playing with both bands) awarded the favorite female vocalist in 2008 by the United States Polka Association. Admission: Saturday $11.00; Sunday $11.00; 2 Day Pass $18.00. Call 563-285-5989 for more information.

Line Dancing at CASI Tues mornings from 9:00-11:00 A.M., 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA Members $2.00 per person. Call CASI at 386-7477 for more information.

Square Dancing at CASI with Mike Johnson Tuesday afternoon 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. and/or Thursday 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., at CASI, 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA. Members $3.00 per person. Call CASI 386-7477 for more information.

YOGA, Gentle Exercise, and Aquatic Exercise

HOLISTIC BODYWORK The Trinity Enrichment Center For more information or to register, call (309) 779-2000. Registration and pre-payment are required for all classes.Stott Pilates Method: Intermediate level 5:30-6:30 p.m.,Tuesdays, ($48/six weeks) Whether you’re 18 or 80, you can use Pilates for general fitness or as cross training with other sports, dance and exercise regimes to greatly improve your performance. The rhythmic exercises will promote a strong and flexible body core. An exercise mat is required for class.

T’ai Chi – The Essence of T’ai Chi 6:30-7:30 p.m.,Tuesdays, ($42/six weeks) If you are searching for relaxation and inner peace while being physically fit, T’ai Chi is for you. T’ai Chi offers meditation in motion, a system of rounded, fluid and balanced movements that help center your mind and strengthen your body.
Qigong 7:30-8:30 p.m., Tuesdays, ($48/six weeks) You will be “working with the life energy” when learning Qigong, the ancient Chinese art of cultivating and training your internal energy to relieve stress and pain for health and healing.

Yoga: Mind and Body 6-7 p.m., Mondays, April 5 to May 10 ($42/six weeks) 6-7 p.m., Mondays, May 17 to June 28 ($42/six weeks) – No class May 31 7-8 p.m., Mondays, April 5 to May 10 ($42/six weeks)
7-8 p.m., Mondays, May 17 to June 28 ($42/six weeks) – No class May 31 5-6 p.m., Wednesdays, April 7 to May 12 ($42/six weeks) 5-6 p.m., Wednesdays, May 19 to June 30 ($49 /seven weeks) 6-7 p.m., Thursday, April 1 to May 6 ($42/six weeks) 6-7 p.m., Thursday, May 13 to June 24 ($49/seven weeks) Hatha Yoga emphasizes the development of strength, stamina, and flexibility by utilizing the body’s postures and breathing techniques essential to your mental and overall wellness. An exercise mat is required for class. SPIRITUAL LIFE Meditation for Balanced Living 5:30-6:30 p.m., Fridays, April 9 to May 14 ($42/six weeks) 5:30-6:30 p.m., Fridays, May 21 to June 25 ($42/six weeks) In this class you will learn to transform stress into healthy vitality and calm the mind through the ancient practice of meditation and breathing exercises.

Great River T’ai Chi Ch’un at CASI 10:30 – 11:30 Wednesdays, ($18/ six weeks members – $22.50/ six weeks nonmember) Call CASI at 386-7477 for info and to enroll

Egyptian Healing Rods at CASI Manifestation & Healing Circle Meditation with Egyptian Healing Rods are going to continue into the new year on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month. 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Call 386-7477

Book Clubs

Book Discussion: The Speckled People by Hugo Hamilton
Tuesday, April 20 7:00-8:30 p.m. at the German American Heritage Center 712 West 2nd Street in Davenport, Iowa. Cost: Free: Lead by Sharon Helming Call 563 332 8844 for more information.

Movies, Theater, Speakers and Entertainment

Movie Matinee at CASI Movie Matinee at CASI 2nd Tuesday of the month $2.00 donation and free refreshments. Call 386-7477 for more information.

Film at the German American Heritage Center 712 West 2nd Street in Davenport, Iowa. Cost: Free with museum admission; Free for members Sunday, May 2 at 2:00 p.m.

Among Farmers-Saviors in the Night In partnership with the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities, we invite you to enjoy this film and refreshments. Ludi Boeken’s “Under Bauern” (Saviors in the Night) tells of farmers — unter bauern — in Westphalia who sheltered Jewish friends from the Nazis. The movie is based on Marga Speigel’s memoir “Saviour in the Night” who tells the story of how a little family survived in their hiding place because of the help of farmer families Aschoff, Pentrop, Sickmann and Silkenbömer from the Münsterland.

Talk of the Town at CASI Wednesday April 21 at 11:15 – 12:30 p.m. Kee Kee Pregracke, mother of Chad Pregracke the founder of Living Lands and Waters, will be the speaker. It’s fun and it’s free. Pizza lunch.
Reservations needed since space is limited. Make reservations at the CASi Reception Desk – 563 386 7477. GolderCare the presenting sponsor
Jaguar Love@ Redstone Room April 10 2010 Date of Event: Saturday, April 10 2010. Where: The Redstone Room @ River Music Experience/129 Main St./Davenport, IA 52801- Admission: $10.00 Doors: 7:30pm; Show: 8:30pm Phone: 563-326-1333 ext. 101. Artist Website:

Genesis VNA Foot Clinics at CASI By appt only. 1st Thursday 1:00–4:00 pm; 2nd Monday 9:00–11:00 am; 3rd Monday 9:00–11:00 am & 1:00–3:00 pm; 4TH Tuesday 1:00-3:00 pm; 4th Friday 9:00–11:00 am. Call Dee at 563-320-3978 to schedule. Cost $15.00.

Trinity VNHA foot care clinics cleaning, clipping and filing of the nails and a lotion massage to the calves and feet.  $25 cash or chck only foot care. VNHA office, 106 19th Ave., Suite 101, Moline:1-4 p.m., first Tuesday; 12:30-3:30 p.m., second Thursday; 9 a.m. to noon, third Friday; 12:30-3:30 p.m., fourth Friday, Appointments: (309) 779-7600. Enrichment Center, 4622 Progress Drive, Suite A, Davenport, IA 1-4 p.m., second Wednesday, Appointments: (309) 779-7600. Senior Star, 4502 Elmore Avenue, Davenport. Call for appointment: (309) 779-7600.

CANCER- Look Good…Feel Better 6-8 p.m., Monday, May 17 (Illinois) 3-5 p.m., Monday, April 5 (Iowa) This program teaches beauty techniques to female cancer patients in active treatment to help them combat the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. The American Cancer Society, in partnership with the National Cosmetology Association and the Cosmetics, Toiletry and Fragrance Association, train volunteer cosmetologists to teach women how to cope with skin changes and hair loss using free cosmetics and skin care products donated by the cosmetic industry. Fee: Free.