March 1, 2012

March Calendar of Events

Support Groups and Informational Seminars

Quad Cities Alzheimer’s Association – A new support group is being planned. At the initial meeting the goal was to give everyone a chance to meet one another and to lay the foundation for the group going forward. The long range goal is to give participants a warm, welcoming, supporting place to share their experiences and stories with others who understand their journey. Please call Jerry Schroeder at (563) 324-1022 or 800-272-3900 for more information about programs.
QC Breast Cancer Support Group (Iowa): First Tuesday of each month, from noon to 1 pm, Trinity at Terrace Park, 4500 Utica Ridge Road, Bettendorf. (Illinois): Third Wednesday 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. Information: call Pat Conway at (563) 355-7548.
CASI Caregiver Support Group: Second Monday 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 Tuesday of each month, 11 am 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: 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 Medical Center, Illini This group will meet on Thursdays from 10 – 11 am. Facilitated by a member of the Genesis Medical Center, Illini Spiritual Care Department. New members may join at any time. Genesis Medical Center, Illini Campus – Larson Center Lower Level – Wallen Room. Larson Center Lower Level – Wallen Room, Silvis, IL
Low Vision Support Group at CASI: the first Thursday of every month 10 am to noon. 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 Monday 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 Thursday of each month, except December from 7 – 9pm. 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 Wednesday 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, March 17 – 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 – every Tuesday morning 9 to 11 am. Cost: $2.
Advanced Line dancing at CASI – every Thursday afternoon from 2:30 – 4 p.m. Cost: Members $2 non-members $4.
Zumba Gold Class – At CASI will meet every Wednesday from
1 – 1:45 p.m. And Thursdays 9:45 – 10:30 a.m. Everyone can do it. It’s lower impact, easy to follow steps, Latin inspired dance fitness party. Come try Zumba Gold! Members $2 Non-members $4.
For more info call 386-7477
Zumba Basics – at CASI Mondays 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Members $2 Non-members $4. For more info call 386-7477

YOGA, Gentle Exercise, and Aquatic Exercise
Aquatic exercise at Two Rivers YMCA 2040 53rd Street, Moline. IL call (309) 797-3945 – MS exercise Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30–11:15 a.m. – Slow and easy water exercise Monday, Wednesday & Friday 8:15 a.m. – 9 a.m.; 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.; 11:15 a.m. – noon; 5:15pm – 6 p.m. or Tuesday and Thursday 11:15 a.m. to noon
Gentle Exercise at CASI 1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport. Jan Dorgan, Mon., Wed. and Fri. 9 – 10 a.m. Call (563) 386-7477 for more information.
Tai Chi Wednesdays 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Scott Caulpetzer instructor. New session starts on Apr. 4, 2012. Cost: $18 for 6 weeks. Call (563) 386-7477 for class schedule information.
Tai Chi for Arthritis at CASI – Instructor: Erica Heinrichs, Certified Senior Trainer – Mondays New Time: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Member Cost: $32 for 8 week class. Classes can be made up if you miss.
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.
Laughter Yoga at CASI – Thursday, 9:30-10:15 am. Free classes taught by certified Senior Star staff.

Book Clubs, Movies, Theater Trips and Speakers

Ballet Quad Cities presents Love Stories – What: From the Pages of a Young Girls Life – The Anne Frank Story Who: Ballet Quad Cities Where: Holzwoth Performing Arts Center, Davenport North High School, 626 W 53rd Street. When: March 3, 2012 Ticket Prices: Adult – $20 / Senior – $15. Students and Children $10
For more information call (309) 786 3779
Talk of the Town at CASI, 1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA. March 21, Inger Heloe talks about growing up in Norway during WWII. Eat at 11 a.m. Make your reservation now! 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.. Members free, non-members $2 to cover cost of pizza. Reservations needed – limited to 75 people. Sponsored by GolderCare Solutions. Make your reservation now!
Book Club at CASI Led by Jane Cronkelton,10 a.m. – noon on Fridays, Friday – March 2, 2012 “Pillars of Earth” by Ken Follett (Continued), Part Three – 1140-1142, Part Four – 1142-1145, Part Five – 1152-1155. For you faster readers or people who don’t want to tackle “Pillars of the Earth”, we will also discuss at “I Heard the Owl Call My Name” by Margaret Craven. Friday, April 6, “People of the Book” by Geraldine Brooks, May 4, – “Pearl of China” by Achee Min, June 1, – “Saturday” by Ian McEwan

Movie Matinee at CASI Tuesday, March 13 starting at 1 pm., Hugo. $2 donation includes popcorn and beverage. Call (563) 386-7477 for more information.
Travelogue at CASI – Serbia, Slovenia, Hungary, and Austria, the Rhine River through Germany and on to Amsterda with Elmer Brunk Monday March 12, 1 – 2 p.m., Members: Free tickets at front desk. Non Members: $1.00

Clinics and Classes
University of Iowa – Scott County Extension Women in Agriculture Seminar to be offered March 23rd at the iWireless ,1201 River Drive, Moline, IL 61265. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. The conference will begin at 9:00 and will wrap up around 3:00 p.m.
The cost of the program will be $50 which will include a breakfast and a luncheon buffet. Registration materials must be received by March 1st. Any registrations received after March 1st will be $60. Walk-ins the day of the conference will be $75. To register, contact the Rock Island County Farm Bureau office at (309) 736-7432 or online at
University of Illinois Master Gardeners Spring Series of Home Horticulture Set As homeowners begin to prepare plans for their spring and summer gardens, University of Illinois Extension has a great series of workshops to provide knowledge and inspiration. Sponsored by the Rock Island County Master Gardeners, the six series programs will place on Monday evenings from March 19 – April 23 from 7 – 9 pm at University of Illinois Extension, 321 West 2nd Ave., Milan, IL. Pre-registration is required. The cost is $5 per session or $25 for the series. ($3 or $15 for Illinois Master Gardeners.). Here’s what’s planned:
March 19 – Insect & Pest Management Ray Wolf, Scott County Master Gardeners. Ray will provide a general background on insect & spiders & integrated pest management concepts, then show & discuss the most common critters found in our houses, yards and gardens. After attending this class, you will be able to identify these common pests & determine whether treatment is warranted, and if so, what type of approach.
March 26 – There’s a Lady On The Phone & She Wants To Know About???- Water Gardens & More! Let Eastern Iowa Pond Society member, Jackie Allsup, give you the correct answers to questions regarding water gardens and goldfish & koi keeping, so that you’ll know what to tell others. She’ll go over the most common questions/problems and answer any new ones you may have been asked in the past. Jackie is a Certified Koi Health Advisor, a 16-year member of the EIPS, and a hopeless Koi fanatic.
April 2 – Don’t Blame The Plant! Martha Smith, University of Illinois Horticulture Educator. How many times do we blame a plant for doing poorly? Have you ever considered what that plant has to endure to survive? This program will help you look at things from the plant’ perspective. Weather, poor planting, impossible growing site… and what silly things people do to plants will all be considered and discussed.
April 9 – Common Tree Mistakes & Tree Q& A. Certified arborist Brian Jay with Davey Tree Expert Company has seen a lot in his 37 years in the tree business. He’ll advise you what to do and what not to do to keep your trees in tiptop shape and answer any tree-related questions you may have.
April 16 – Grow it! Cook it! Bake it! Learn how to take the bounty from your garden and turn it into lovingly home-cooked meals. Cathy Lafrenz, of Miss Effie’s fame, shares some of her favorite homegrown recipes including spinach bisque soup, herb bread and a dessert using a home canned product.
April 23 – What’s New In The Greenhouse? Gwen Coobs of Allen’s Grove Greenhouse will share the latest and greatest information on new plants varieties available for 2012. She’ll bring a few of her favorites from years past as well and talk about how to best utilize each plant in your container, garden or yard. Plants will be available for sale.
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. SHIIP (Senior Health Insurance Information Program) Clinic at CASI, 1st and 3rd Wednesdays Genesis Office, 9–11 a.m.

Sports, Cards and Games
Trivia Night – Sponsored by the Bend of the River Quad-Cities Pilot Club Saturday, April 14, 2012 at the Knights of Columbus Hall (lower level) 1111 West 35th Street, Davenport, Iowa (use lower level parking lot and entrance) All proceeds will go to the Genesis
Rehabilitation Department DOORS OPEN AT 6:00 PM – QUESTIONS START AT 7:00PM COST: $10.00 Per Person – (8 Players maximum per team) TO RESERVE YOUR TABLE CALL Mary Jo Mularz at (563) 505-5442
Shuffleboard at CASI: Monday 2:15–3:45 pm $2 for Member. Mary Anne Maxwell
Wii at CASI Play Wii sports. The Wii is free!! Up to 4 players available whenever room is open.
Cards at CASI – Pinochle – Monday, Tuesday,, Wednesday & Friday, – 1–3:45 pm; Bridge – Monday and Friday 12:30–3:45 pm; Euchre – Thursday and Friday 1 – 3:45 pm; Canasta – Tuesday 1 – 3 pm; Cribbage – Wednesday 1 – 3 pm. All games are $2 Member at Center for Active Seniors, Inc. (CASI) 1035 W. Kimberly Road, 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. 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.
Crochet and Knitting at CASI – Tuesdays 12:30 – 2:20 pm. Make hats, scarves and mittens to be donated. We will teach beginners to crochet.
Sewing Ugly Quilts at CASI 1035 W Kimberly Road Every Tue 8-11 pm. No charge.
CASI Art Classes – Call (563) 386 7477 Art Class with Betty Felder.
Drawing & Clay Sculpting Instructor: Paul Aglueseva, Thursdays, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Cost: $5.00 + materials; Monday evening, 6:30 – 8 p.m. Cost: $6.00 + materials. CASI 1035 W. Kimberly Rd, Davenport, (563) 386-7477.

Other Events
Live Music for Brunch at Brady Street Chop House – Every Sunday 10 am – 1 pm– at the Brady Street Chop House at RADISSON QUAD CITY PLAZA Phone: (563) 322-2200 Website:
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