August 27, 2019

Calendar of Events – September 2019

Support Groups and Informational Seminars

Lunch and Learn at Ridgecrest Wednesday, September 18 in the Kooning Center at Ridgecrest, 4130 Northwest Blvd. 12 noon lunch buffet $5.00 with program at 1:30 (no charge for program only) Topic: Shoulder arthritis, presented by Dr. Ryan Dunley from ORA Orthopedics. If you are suffering from shoulder pain you might have Osteoarthritis. Dr. Dunley will discuss the two types of Osteoarthritis, who is at risk, symptoms and treatments. Light refreshments will be served afterwords. To register, call Karen or Ann by September 16 at (563) 388-3563

Open AA Meeting – There are ongoing open meetings every Friday, Saturday or Sunday evening at 7 pm. Location: 1706 Brady Street, Suite 105, Davenport. For more information contact Illowa Intergroup 24 hour (309) 764-1016 or visit

Quad Cities Alzheimer’s Association – Are you or someone you know a caregiver for someone with Alzheimer’s? Free educational classes are offered for people with dementia, their families, and those who professionally serve them. The Alzheimer’s Association has a variety of support groups that meet monthly in Illinois and Iowa. If you are interested in learning more about a support group please call our office at (563) 324-1022.

Caregiver’s Support Group – Alzheimer’s Association second Tuesday of each month 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm at CASI, 1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport. CASI and the Iowa Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association invite area caregivers to participate in a caregiver support group. Group will meet on the second Tuesday of each month and is designed for individuals caring for loved one’s with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia or for those who are caring for a loved one with another health condition. Call (563) 386-7477. See ad on page 7.

Prediabetes Informational Class, first Wednesday of each month at 3:30 – 4:30, at Genesis Diabetes Care Center, 2535 Maplecrest Rd, Suite 13, Bettendorf, IA. The class is to help those with elevated blood sugars or those at high risk for developing diabetes, to prevent or delay the onset of Type 2 Diabetes. Class is taught by a certified Diabetes Educator. Cost is $20. Call (563)421-3261 to register.

QC Breast Cancer Support Group (Iowa and Illinois): First Tues. of each month from 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Unity Point in Bettendorf, 4500 Utica Ridge Road. Third Wed of each month from 11:30-12:30 p.m. Bring your lunch, Butterworth Center, 1105-8th Street, Moline. Third Thurs of each month from 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Gilda’s Club 1234 E. River Drive in Davenport. Support and education for breast cancer survivors. You may attend either or all. Cost: free. Info: Call Pat Conway (563) 355-7548

Genesis Aphasia Support Group Genesis Physical Rehabilitation -Valley Fair, 2720 West Locust Street, Davenport, IA. Second Tues. of month. No Fee. No registration. For more info call Rebecca Rall, Speech Therapist at (563) 421-3495.

Quad Cities Blind and Low Vision Friends Group – meets the third Tuesday of the month at 10 a.m. at CASI. Our group is open to anyone with a visual impairment, a family member, or a caregiver. We offer the opportunity to socialize with others, to share common concerns, and to find ways to overcome difficulties. The goal of the group is to educate, motivate, and empower visually-impaired individuals with regard to not only day-to-day living skills but also community involvement. 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, (563) 386-7477.

Lewy Body Disease Support Group meets the third Tuesday
of the month at 6:30 pm, at The Fountains Retirement Community, 3726 Thunder Ridge Rd, Bettendorf,IA. Meetings are held in the Club House which is on the left (west) side of the courtyard.. Time and room location may change during the winter months. For info, call Peggy, (563) 388-1095 or Marilyn, (309) 781-6462.

Lewy Body Dementia Caregivers Support Group meets 2nd Thursday of each month at 7 PM. Meeting place is Classroom A in the Larsen Building connected to Genesis Hospital (old Illini Hospital) in Silvis, IL. For more info email or call 563-340-2137

Caregiver Support Group: (Iowa and Illinois) Second Mon. of each month 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., at Milestones Area Agency on Aging, 935 E. 53rd St., Davenport, Iowa. Hosted by Milestones Area Agency on Aging. For more information, call Karen Coats at (563) 324-9085 ex 227. Cost: free.

Diabetes Support Group at Genesis: First Tues. of each month, 11 a.m. 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 – A support group for anyone coping with a loss. A loss is a loss and causes grief. Meet with others who have traveled this path. Group meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 9:30-11 a,m. Hosted by Vicky Ertel. Donation accepted. CASI is located at 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport. (563) 386 7477.

MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Support Group – Support group for people & family members with multiple sclerosis. Meets 2nd Mon. of every month at Genesis Medical Center West Campus Sunderbruch Room, 2-3:30 p.m. For info, contact Anne Dalton at (563) 322-8709

MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Support Group to meet in Iowa – Becky Pilcher will facilitate a MS Support Group. The group meets the 1st Thursday of each month at the Davenport Fairmount Street Library from 6-8pm. This is a support group for people and family members dealing with MS (multiple sclerosis). For more info contact Becky Pilcher (563) 650-0820 or

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.

Suicide Support Group 2209 3rd Avenue, Rock Island. Christian Care provides a confidential support group to serve and include those who have contemplated or attempted suicide or those coping with the loss of friend or family member due to suicide. First and third Wednesdays of the month, 4 p.m.–5:30 p.m. Call (309) 786 5734 for more information or go to

The VIP (Visually Impaired People) Support Group meets first Tues. of every month at 2 p.m. at Lighthouse at Silvis-1900 10th St., Silvis, IL. (Call Heather at (309) 792-2800 for details or to register)

Parkinson’s Support Group – In Illinois: at Active Day center (former Intouch) 4011 Avenue of the Cities, Moline, IL. Meetings are third Monday of the month, 2:00 – 3:30 pm. For info, call Marilyn, social worker, at (309) 781-6462. No reservation needed.

In Iowa: at Ridgecrest Village in the Crest Activity room 4130 Northwest Blvd, Davenport, IA. Meetings are third Saturday of the month, 10:00 am – noon. For info, call Gene Kenyon (563) 549-7890. The public is welcome and parking is free.

Dancing and Dance Classes

Friday Night Country Dance at CASI with Don Coker, September 7 – 10:30pm Couples and singles welcome. $7.00 at the door. 1035 W. Kimberly Rd, Davenport, IA (563) 386-7477.

Line Dancing I at CASI –Tues. mornings 9-11 a.m. Cost: $3. for CASI member $5 for non-member. Free Line Dance lessons 8:30-9 a.m. The Line Dance Lessons prior to the class are free.1035 W. Kimberly Rd, Davenport, IA (563) 386-7477.

Advanced Line Dancing at CASI Thursday afternoons, 2:30 – 4:00, Cost, $3 for members/$5, non-members

Zumba Gold Class – At CASI Mondays from 10:15–11:15 a.m.; Wednesdays 9-10 a.m.; Thursdays 9-10 a.m. It’s lower impact, easy to follow steps, Latin inspired dance fitness party. Come try Zumba Gold! Members $3 Non-members $5. For more info call (563) 386-7477.

Zumba Gold Toning at CASI Monday mornings 10:15 – 11:15, cost members $3, non-members $5. CASI is located at 1035 W Kimberly Rd, Davenport, IA (563) 386-7477.

YOGA, Gentle Exercise, and Aquatic Exercise, and Relaxation

Free Lunchtime Meditation Class: Wednesdays noon-12:30 p.m. Learn how to do a simple breathing meditation, no experience required. Lamrim Kadampa Buddhist Center, 502 W. 3rd Street (Entrance on Scott St), Davenport. For more info: (563) 322-1600

Meditation Class: Tuesdays at the QC Botanical Center, 2525 4th Avenue Rock Island, 6:45-7:45pm. $5 seniors. All are welcome. Meditation is a beautiful and practical way of finding inner peace, reducing stress and finding solutions to the problems of daily life. For more info: (563) 322-1600 or

Aquatic exercise at Two Rivers YMCA 2040 53rd St., Moline. IL, Call (309) 797-3945-MS exercise Tues. & 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.-noon.

Low Impact Exercise at CASI 1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport. Mon., Wed. & Fri. 9–10 a.m. Cost: $2 for members, $5 non-members. Call (563) 386-7477 for more info.

Tai Chi Ch’un offered at CASI Wed 10:25–11:25 . Scott Caulpetzer instructor. Cost, $24 members $36 non-members for 6 weeks Call (563) 386-7477 for class schedule info as to when next session starts..

Personal reflexology session at CASI with Janet Latchaw 45 minute sessions Wednesdays or Thursdays. Appointments are1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. cost $20. Call (563) 349-5832 for reflexology reservation 1035 W. Kimberly Rd, Davenport, IA.

Book Clubs, Movies, Theater Trips and Speakers

Book Club at CASI, 10 am – noon on the first Friday of the month. Call (563) 386-7477 for more information. 1035 W Kimberly Rd, Davenport, IA. Member cost: $2.00

Movie Matinee at CASI – Second Tuesday of the month at 1 p.m. – September 10, “100 Yards”. Sponsored by Eye Surgeons and Silvercrest/Garner Farms..Members $2/Non-Members $5 – 1035 W. Kimberly Rd, Davenport, IA. Call (563) 386 7477 for more info.

Classic Movie Matinee at CASI Fourth Tuesday of the month
at 1:00 pm,. September 24, “Rio Grande” with Bette Davis
Member’s $2/non-members $5. 1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA (563) 368-7477.

CASI’s Second Avenue Players will perform two short skits, Friday September 13, 10:30am – 11:30am. Skits were written by their own Larry d’Autremont. Event is free but donations are accepted. 1035W Kimberly Road, Davenport.

Bucktown Revue Third Friday at Nighswander Theatre 2822 Eastern Ave, Davenport. Performances start at 7:00pm. For more information email or call Mike Romney at (563) 940-0508.

Circa 21 in Rock Island, 1838 3rd Avenue, Rock Island, IL
Comedy whodunnit “Shear Madness” now through September 7.
Call (309) 786-7733 or go online at for showtimes and ticket information.

Clinics and Classes

Foot Clinics at CASI By appt only. Genesis Foot Clinic provided by Genesis VNA. Check at CASI call (563) 320-3978 for schedule. Cost $22. 1035 W. Kimberly Rd, Davenport, IA

Sports, Cards and Games

Cards at the Bettendorf Community Center – Bettendorf Seniors group invites anyone in the Quad Cities, age 50 or over, to join us in playing cards at the Bettendorf Community Center, 2204 Grant Street, Bettendorf. We play “500” every Tuesday & Thursday from 12:30 pm – 3 pm, Euchre and Pinochle are also available. Coffee and snacks served following games. We have a potluck at 12 noon on the second Tuesday of each month. We celebrate Birthdays the third Tuesday of each month. Membership is available for $12 per year. For more info please contact: Maxine Hansohn at or call Maxine at 563-370-9088

Duplicate Bridge – ACBL Sanctioned Bridge Games – Quad Cities Bridge League – Duplicate For Duffers – Tuesday/Thursday evenings 6:30 to 10 p.m. and/or Wednesday afternoons 12:00 to 3:30. $5 or $6 per game. Please arrive 30 minutes before game time. Held at the Herbert Goettsch Community Center, 2204 Grant Street, Bettendorf, Iowa. For more info, please call George at (563) 355-4850.

Shuffleboard at CASI: Mon. 2:15–3:45 pm, $2 for Member. Mary Anne Maxwell.

Billiards at CASI: In the CASI Game Room. Two billiards tables and one big screen TV Cost $1 for Member. NEW Women’s Pool League Monday from 2:30 – 4:30. Members $1/ non- members $2. CASI is located at 1035 W Kimberly Rd, Davenport, IA. Call (563) 386-7477 for more info.

Cards & Games at CASI Pinochle – Wed., 1-3:45 p.m.; Bridge – Mon. and Fri. 12:30–3:45 p.m.; Euchre Thurs. and Fri. 12:45-3:45 p.m.; Canasta Tues. 1-3 pm; Cribbage Wed. 1-3 pm; Bunco Wed 2 p.m. All games are $2 Member and $5 non-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 p.m.

Evening Bingo – at CASI 1035 W Kimberly Rd, Davenport, IA every Wednesdays. Doors open at 5 pm. Call (563) 386-7477 for more info.

Bingo on Credit Island sponsored by Friends of Credit Island.
Wednesday at 2200 W. River Drive. Doors & kitchen open at 4:30 pm. Games start at 6 pm. Questions? Call Bingo Bob at (563) 529-3080.

Milan Lions Wednesday Night Bingo, at the Camden Center, Milan, IL. Doors open at 4:00, Earlier Bird Game at 6:15pm. Games start at 6:30pm sharp. Questions? Call Harry at (309) 787-5000.

Arts, Performing Arts, Crafts, Knitting and Sewing

CASI’s Theater aka Second Avenue Players – Friday’s 10:30 – 11:30 am Cost: $2 – Call (563) 386 7477 for more information

CASI’s Bob Gaston New Horizons Band of the Quad Cities – on winter break.

CASI’s Golden Tones Chorus – Friday 9:00 – 10:00, Cost $2- Call (563) 386-7477 for more information.

CASI’s Silver Lining Bell Choir – Monday 9:30 – noon. Interested? Contact Dave Smith at (309) 755-8934 or

CASI Art Classes:- (563) 386 7477

Ceramics I – Monday 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Mary Ellen Dregger. Cost per class: Members $7, Non-Members $9.

Ceramics II – Tuesday 9:30 a.m.-Noon- and 1-3 p.m. with Dar Hanssen Cost: Members $7 per class in morning, $9 all day, Non-Members $11 per class in the morning, $12 all day. Class size limited.

Ceramics I & II – Friday 9-11 a.m. $7 for member $9 for

Sewing Ugly Quilts at CASI – Mondays, 8 – 11 a.m.

Instructor: No cost, No Sewing experience necessary.

CASI, 1035 W Kimberly Rd, Davenport, IA (563) 386-7477

Crocheting and Knitting at CASI – Tuesday 12:30 – 2:30 led by Donna Curtis, no cost – Make hats, scarves & mittens for children and the homeless.

Other Events

Golf Outing to Support Ridgecrest Foundation Friday, September 13, a 4 person best ball tournament held at Sunrise Golf Course. 10:00 am shotgun start. $45 per person or $180 team. This includes 9 holes of golf, cart, lunch and a lot of fun! Contact Carrie to sign up TODAY (563) 388-3431 or

Ridgecrest Septemberfest held at Ridgecrest Village 4130 Northwest Blvd, Davenport. Saturday September 21. A fall carnival celebration on the Village Green 10:00 am – 2:00pm. Festivities will include lunch, bingo, raffles, prizes, cake walk, silent auction, snack, dunk tank, games, face painting, a bounce house and a memory walk. Open to the public and bring the whole family as there is something for everyone. Call Ridgecrest front desk to RSVP (563) 391-3430. Proceeds go to benefiting future projects for our residents living with Alzheimer’s or other dementia.

West High School Class of ‘65 Luncheons –

Over the last 3 years classmates from the West High, class of 65 have gotten together to celebrate our friendships and high school memories. Our lunches start at noon, last Wednesday of every month at Hickory Gardens Restaurant on Hickory Grove Rd. We open our invitation to any class Between ‘61 and ‘64 and friends. If any West High graduates are looking for a place to share your laughs, Memories and friendships, we would be glad to welcome you. Please join us if you can and after the first time you will be glad you came. Contact Robert Graff at

The Davenport Breakfast Lions Club meets 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of each month, at 6:30 am, at Hickory Gardens Restaurant on Hickory Grove Road Davenport, IA. The Lions organization worldwide is one of largest service groups in the world. Explore exciting local membership with the Breakfast Club. A special invitation goes to all
VETERANS of our Armed Services…for additional information
contact, Ken Meyer (563) 344-9288.

Rock Island County Senior Center/Project NOW

Congregate Meals served Daily:Rock Island County Senior Center, 2221 11th St., Rock Island – Lunch Available Mon. thru Fri. at 11 am; Westwood Terrace, 2200 1st St. A, Moline – Lunch Available Mon. thu Fri. at 11 am; Colona House; 54 41st Ave, East Moline – Lunch Available Mon. thu Fri. at 11 am; 1st United Methodist Church; 9412 228th St. N, Port Byron – Lunch Available Tues. thru Thurs. at 11 am; Edgington Presbyterian Church; 13228 140th St. West, Edgington – Lunch Available Mon. and Thurs. at 11 am; American Legion Hall; 501 N Main St., Reynolds – Lunch Available on Tuesdays at 11 am. *If interested in a lunch at one of the Sites, please contact Senior Center at 309-788-6335 by noon the day prior to reserve a lunch. **Suggested Donation of $3 per meal

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) at CASI, 1035 W. Kimberly Rd, Davenport, Wednesdays, Weigh-in 11-Noon; Meeting noon-1 p.m. Cost: $1. (563) 386 7477.

Red Hat Luncheon First Tuesday of month 12 p.m. Departs CASI at 11:30 a.m. Call Joy Andrews at CASI (563) 386-7477 for more info.

Meals for Seniors at First Presbyterian Church, LeClaire every Mon., Wed. and Fri. at 12 p.m. Good food & time to visit with others. Call (563) 324-9085, make a reservation 2 days in advance.


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