November 4, 2010

Calendar of Events – November 2010

Support Groups and Informational Seminars

Quad Cities Alzheimer’s Association Please call Jerry Schroeder at 563-324-1022 or 800-272-3900 for more information about programs..

Dementia 101 offered at Senior Star at Elmore Place
Are you worried about your forgetfulness? Deb Toal will be presenting Dementia 101 and will be focusing on:
• How does one know if they might have symptoms of dementia?
• Know the difference between reversible dementia and irreversible dementia
• Learn how the doctor makes the diagnosis
Presented by Deb Toal, RN -Monday, November 8th – 3:30p.m.**Please call 563-359-0100 to R.S.V.P.**

Aphasic Support Group Genesis The Aphasic Support Group meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 2 to 3 p.m. at Genesis Plaza in Bettendorf. Please call Genesis On Call at 563-421-2000 or 800-383-2575 for more information.

QC Breast CancerSupport 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. Hosted by Doug Weaver . 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

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

How to Spot Depression seminar held at Senior Star at Elmore Place. Depression is often undiagnosed in older adults. Have you or someone you care about been experiencing lack of ambition? Or being crabby? Maybe it’s not a normal part of old age – but a treatable depression. Whether you are affected or it’s affecting a loved one, learn what the symptoms are and how the symptoms can be different as we age. We’ll discuss how we get a proper diagnosis and the many treatments that are available to help. Presented by
Deb Toal, RN on Tuesday, December 7th – 3:30 pm **Please call 563-359-0100 to R.S.V.P.**

Beat the Holiday Blues offered at Senior Star at Elmore Place. Love to hear the song “Blue Christmas” but don’t want to experience the holiday blues? The holiday season can be a time full of joy and cheer. But for many people, the holidays are a time of loneliness and anxiety about an uncertain future. Deb Toal will share some tips on how to keep the happy in ‘Happy Holidays’. Learn how to set appropriate expectations for the holiday season to avoid after-holiday disappointment. We’ll talk about welcoming change with new traditions and what that might look like for each of us as individuals. Wednesday, November 17th 3:30pm **Please call 563-359-0100 to R.S.V.P.**

The Hard Days of the Holidays -a workshop about surviving the holidays -Wednesday, Nov 10- 9:30 to 11:30 Mary Arnold and Steve Hays, chaplains and bereavement coordinators, from Hospice Compassus will lead the discussion. Call Vicky at CASI 386 7477 X 227 for reservations.

How Hobbies Help Your Health offered at Senior Star at Elmore Place – What better way to stay busy than by doing something you love? No matter our age or ability, there are hobbies we can actively enjoy. Hobbies provide us with a healthier, more satisfying life. Join us for this fun, interactive presentation. Deb Toal will show us her favorite hobby – stamping! While increasing our knowledge about hobbies and how they can help us to live healthier, happier lives, Deb will lead us in creating a “stamping project”. Deb Toal, RN – Tuesday, October 26 th 9:00am
**Please call 563-359-0100 to R.S.V.P.**

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’s Support Group will meet at CASI on November 20th – 10:00 to 12 noon

Quad Cities Peripheral Neuropathy Support Group
Place: Larson Center (next to Genesis, Illini Hospital Campus) Level 1 Atrium, Wallen Conf. Rm., 4th. Wednesday, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Questions: Contact Mary Kay Keemle, 755-1063

Stroke Support Group Genesis The Stroke Support Group meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Genesis Plaza in Bettendorf. Please call Genesis On Call at 563-421-2000 or 800-383-2575 for more information

Blood Pressure Checks at CASI Available in Genesis office: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 12:30- 3:30. Dr. Lynn Boelger will do blood pressure checks on Mondays from 12:30- 2:00 p.m. in the Fitness Center.

“The Three Things Family Caregivers Must Know” presented at CASI– a free workshop presented by Marilyn Woelke of SeniorCare 411/EH Spencer Foundation on Saturday, November 13, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. at Jane’s Place at CASI (Entrance at south end of CASI). Call 386-7477 for more information

Dancing and Dance Classes

Social Dancing, Listening & Fellowship at CASI (live music) will be taking a winter break. Noreen & Freddie and Kay & John wish you a wonderful winter season. Check back here in the spring. We hope tp see you then. But … there is a DJ in the house – Social Dance with DJ Dave Hays – Wednesday, November 10 & 17 – 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Types of music: Slow, Foxtrot, Waltz, Latin, Swing, and Polka. Cost: $2 per person

USO Dance at CASI – Fri., November 5, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Free Rumba Lessons with Larry and Dianne Breitbach from 6:15 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Tickets: $8.00 pre-purchased price for CASI & Plus 60 Members. All tickets purchased at the door: $10.00 Cost covers beverages and snacks. Beer and wine available at Cash Bar. Music by Tony Hamilton Orchestra. Sponsored by Eye Surgeons Associates.

Polka Club of Iowa, Inc. – Eastern Chapter Dance at Walcott Coliseum, Walcott, IA. Sunday November 14, 2010 1:30-5:30 P.M., Admission $8.00 per person Dance to Goodtime Dutchmen from Kewaskum. WI Vernon, IA
Sunday December 3, 2010 – Dance to Karl & the Country Dutchmen from Trempealeau, WI Time 7:30 – 11:30 pm (NOTE TIME CHANGE) For more information, call 563-285-59s

YOGA, Gentle Exercise, and Aquatic Exercise

Gentle Exercise at CASI 1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport. Jan Dorgan, Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9:00 – 10:00 am. Call 386-7477 for more information.

Gentle Yoga at CASI Mondays, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Certified Instructor: Meg Bolich. Cost: $30 for 6 weeks.
6 week session starting December 6.

Chair Yoga at CASI Mondays, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Certified Instructor: Meg Bolich. Cost: $30 for 6 weeks.
6 week session starting December 6

Tai Chi at CASI Wednesdays, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Certified Instructor Scott Caulpetzer. Cost: $18 for 6 weeks. New 6 week session starts on November 10. Call 386-7477 for more info.

Zumba Gold Class – something new at CASI – will meet every Wednesday starting November 3 from 1:00 – 1:45 p.m. Everyone can do it. It’s lower impact, easy to follow steps, Latin inspired dance fitness party. Come try Zumba Gold.! Sign up at the front desk for class. Pay $2.00 fee at each class. For more info call 386-7477

Book Clubs, Movies, Theater Trips and Speakers

DAGOBAH is a volunteer-led group that meets on the second Monday of each month, at 6:00 p.m., at the Main Library. It tackles topics such as: movies, comics, and (of course!) books. The group has been thriving for 25 years, and would love to welcome new members.

Book Club at CASI Lead by Mary Anne Maxwell,
November 5: The Pact by Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, & Rameck Hunt December 3: Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin January 7: The Songcatcher by Sharyn McCrumb 10:00 a.m. – Noon, Cost: $2

Movie Matinee at CASI 2nd Tuesday of the month, starting at 1:00 pm November 9, Toy Story will be shown. $2.00 donation includes popcorn and treats. Call 386-7477 for more information.

Everyone’s A Critic at the Putnam/IMAX Think you’ve got what it takes to be a critic? Here’s your chance! It’s Everyone’s A Critic, the wildly popular IMAX film series where you rate the film! Tickets go on sale exclusively each Wednesday at 4pm. Showtimes are 5pm, 6pm and 7pm. The best part? It ‘s only $7 and includes film, pop and popcorn! On Wednesdays, now through November 17! Sponsored by Nestle Purina!

Circa 21 Christmas Show – Special CASI Member Benefit

Plaid Tidings Tickets $26.00 Lunch, Matinee Show, Parking Permit & Gratuity included. Call 386 7477, ask for Joanna for more information

Travelogue at CASI – Spectacular Lands and Wondrous Waters “Christmas Time on the Rhine” with Elmer Brunk
Monday, November 8, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Free admission to CASI members only. Reservations needed – limited to 75
people. Sponsored by Lighthouse at Silvis

Learned Conversations: World War II Memorial with Caryl Derenfield – takes place at CASI Friday, November 12, breakfast at 9:30 a.m. Join in on the discussion about World War II and share your memories. Free admission to CASI members only. Get your ticket at the CASI Reception Desk. Call 386-7477 for more information.

Talk of the Town at CASI, 1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA. Wednesday, November 17 with Speaker Bob Morrison Director of Local Honor Flight Chapter Free admission to CASI members only. Pizza lunch served at 11:15 am. Reservations needed – limited to 75 people. Sponsored by GolderCare Solutions.

Clinics and Classes

Genesis VNA Foot Clinics at CASI By appt only. 1st Thurs. 1:00–4:00 pm; 2nd Mon. 9:00–11:00 am; 3rd Mon. 9:00–11:00 am & 1:00–3:00 pm; 4TH Tues. 1:00-3:00 pm; 4th Fri. 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 check 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.

SHIIP (Senior Health Insurance Information Program) Clinic at CASI Every Wednesday in November and December. Genesis Office, 9:00–11:00 a.m.

SHIIP: Medicare Drug Comparison –clinic at CASI Fri., Dec. 3, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Sponsored by Genesis Call 421-1096 to make an appointment. Several SHIIP volunteers will be working.

Sports, Cards and Games

Shuffleboard at CASI: Monday 2:15–3:45pm $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.
Ping Pong at CASI! Free. 2 or 4 players available whenever room is open.
Cards at CASI – Pinochle – Monday, Tuesday,, Wednesday & Friday, – 1:00 – 3:45; Bridge – Monday and Friday 12:30 – 3:45; Euchre – Thursday and Friday 1:00 – 3:45; Canasta – Tuesday 1:00 – 3:00; Cribbage – Wednesday 1:00 – 3:00. All games are $2 Member at Center for Active Seniors, Inc. (CASI) 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Call CASI at 386-7477 for more info.
Bingo at CASI Fridays at 12:30 pm. Sandwiches and snacks available at Eleanor’s Café. Until 1:00 pm. NOTE: No Bingo on Friday, Nov 26 – it will be Monday Nov 22 instead!
Turkey Bingo!!! Friday, November 19, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Special Prizes and special dessert. Sponsored by Grand Haven Retirement Community. Cost: $2.00 for CASI members.

Arts, Crafts, Knitting and Sewing

Beginning Ceramics at CASI Monday 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Verdene Franklin Member cost:$5 per class.
All Day Beginning and Advanced Ceramics 9:30 a.m. – Noon- Lunch – 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. with Dar Hanssen Cost: $5.00 per class in the morning, $8.00 all day Class size is limited. Call CASI at 386-7477 for more information.
Crochet and Knitting at CASI – Tuesdays 12:30 – 2:20 Make hats, scarves and mittens to be donated. We will teach beginners to crochet September 7, 14, and 21.
Sewing Ugly Quilts at CASI 1035 W Kimberly Road Every Tue 8-11 No charge
Donna Dewberry One-Stroke Painting at CASI With Betty Felder, September 13 – Painting on Goose Eggs/ September 20 – Painting on Rocks. Members $4 per class, Non members $6 per class. all items provided except wood and glass. class size is limited. Make reservations and pay fees at CASI reception desk.
November 8 – Lilac/ Hydrangia/ One stroke leaves
November 15 – Sunflowers/ Sunflower Leaves
November 22 Wild Flowers/ Bird Houses
November 29 Misc. Flowers/ Leaves

Art Class at CASI With Paul Algueseva, Thursday, November 18 and December 6, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Finishing Projects.
From 2-D drawing to three dimensional art form and function: Fundamental and advanced methods of working with ceramic clay in pottery, sculpture, & wall plaques. Member cost: $5 each class. Non-Member cost: $9.00 per class
Beginning Silk Painting Class at CASI With Jean Johnson
Thursday, November 4, Noon – 4:00 p.m. Make 11” X 11: Sun Catcher or picture that can be framed. Special Member price: $15.00 for class fee, materials, and processing.
Silk Scarf Painting at CASI With Jean Johnson, Thursday, November 11, December 2, and December 9, Noon – 4:00 P.M. Make a silk scarf for yourself or friend. Special Member Price: $20.00 for class fee, materials, and processing.

Other Events

The Shams Band with special guest Mathien at The Redstone Room @ River Music Experience – Date of Event: Saturday, November 6, 2010 – With every live performance, The Shams Band makes sure that the audience leaves with a personal feeling of satisfaction. The Shams Band is the epitome of a do-it-yourself band whose music reflects its hard-working spirit. Influenced by Sly and the Family Stone, Gram Parsons and Wilco, singer/songwriters Donnie Biggins, Paul Gulyas and Brian Patterson create distinct, personal songs. Once united with the full group, these songs come to life, tell stories and send audiences singing all the way home. Admission: $7 Doors: 7:30PM; Show: 8:30PM
Artist’s Website:
For more information, contact: Kate Benson, Director of Entertainment, River Music Experience, Phone: 563-326-1333 ext. 101

CASI’s own New Horizons Band will perform November 6 Scottish Rite Program, 7:00 p.m., Davenport & November 9 for the Retired School Personnel, 12:30 p.m., Steeplegate, Davenport.

Live Music for Brunch at Brady Street Chop House – Every Sunday 10 am – 1 pm November 7 – Manny Lopez Trio, 14 – Five Bridges Jazz Band, 21 – Terry Hanson Ensemble, 28 – Anthony Catalfano Quartet December 5 – Manny Lopez Trio, 12 – Five Bridges Jazz Band, 19 – Terry Hanson Ensemble, 26 – NO ENTERTAINMENT The Brady Street Chop House at RADISSON QUAD CITY PLAZA Phone: 563-322-2200 Website:

Veterans’ Day Open House at Ridgecrest Village, 4130 Northwest Blvd, Davenport – Thursday Nov 11, from 1:00pm – 3:00 pm

Honoring Our Nation’s Veterans at The Fountains, 3726 Thunder Ridge Road, Bettendorf. Flag ceremony at 4:30 and Dinner at 5:00 Call Becky at 563 332 5775 for reservations.
Book Release at CASI Tuesday, November 16, 4:00 to 6:00 for Mary Shricker’s new book, A Labor of Love: A Personal Journey through the World of Caregiving. This is a must read for anyone that has had to go through the caregiving or grieving experience. There will be a short presentation at 4:30 p.m. followed by a wine and cheese reception.
The Second Annual Holiday Hat Bash will be held on:Thursday, November 18, 2010 5:30- 8 p.m, CASI 1035 W. Kimberly Rd., Davenport The Holiday Hat Bash event is an evening of fun, music, spectacular raffles all supporting a good cause. Hats are encouraged but are optional. Decadent gourmet hors d orvres and desserts will be featured by chefs from local senior assisted living centers. All proceeds will provide holiday gifts and food baskets for Quad Cities Seniors.Admission is free. All we ask is a tax deductible donation to support the Senior Santa program.
CASI’s own Golden Tones Chorus to perform at the FESTIVAL of TREES – November 19, Festival of Trees, 11:00 a.m.
Thanksgiving Dinner Sponsored at CASI by Davenport Jaycees
Tuesday, November 23 -11:00 a.m.– 1:30 p.m. Tickets: $6.00 are on sale now! Entertainment by Vintage Radio
“Listen To Me Read” CASI’s “Listen To Me Read” intergenerational literacy program began in 1991. Today the program is in 23 schools in Scott County. This year the program was a recipient of an award fro, the Bi-State Literacy Council . Anyone interested in joining the rewarding experience please call Joy Andrews, CASI “Listen To Me Read” coordinator to enroll for the 2010- 2011 school year. Go to the school of your choice for one hour per week and help a kindergartener, 1st grader or 2nd grader with their reading skills. Our motto is “You can do it!” This applies to both and students and the volunteers.

Save the dates!

Christmas Dinner Party at CASI sponsored by Davenport Fire Fighters, Tuesday, December 7, 11:00 am – 1:30 pm Tickets: $6.00 available now! Entertainment by Ray Wierson and Son
CASI Light Up the Holidays Family Festival Saturday, December 13 – 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. A fun-filled day for the whole family.
River Music Experience Announces New Senior Music Series
The River Music Experience (RME) is excited to announce its brand new Senior Music Series. The series will feature a variety of musical talent that will include jazz, big bands, and even a Senior Citizen prom. Concerts will run from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. and will be held on the second floor of the RME. Admission to each show is $7 for non-members, $5 for RME members and for groups of ten or more. From big band jazz to 50’s rock, the new series will be a fantastic addition to the diverse musical opportunities provided by RME. “The Senior Concert Series at RME is an wonderful new addition to our programming, and compliments our mission to serve as a music center for the entire community,” said Ellis Kell, Director of Programming & Community Outreach.
“The RME is always looking for ways to engage people of all ages in our community,” said Jean Bahls, RME Controller, who created the new concert series for seniors. “The Senior Concert Series gives us a wonderful opportunity to connect with seniors and provide them with new and interesting musical education and entertainment.”
The Senior Music Series is made possible by the generous sponsorship of Senior Star at Elmore Place.
Concert Schedule
Tuesday, December 14: A Christmas concert featuring the CASI Band
Tuesday, February 22: 50’s Band
Tuesday, April 26: Jazz Band
Tuesday, June 28: Senior Citizen Prom
Tickets are available at Mojo’s only or by contacting Ellis Kell at 563-326-1333 ext. 113

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