Community Health

Program Description

Directions to Building 3 – Lower Gym
Enter Building 3 at the entrance marked “3NW.” Take an immediate left down the stairs to the bottom floor. At the bottom floor, turn left and enter through the second set of doors on the right. The lower gym is located in the middle of the track (second door on the right, next to the Fitness Center).


Braking Traffik
Presenters: Jessie T., BSW and Emilee G.,LMSW, Family Resources

Attendees will learn about the different types of trafficking and the vulnerable populations’ traffickers’ target, examining the link between sex trafficking and prior trauma. Red flags will be discussed regarding survivors and their interactions with health care providers as well as the physical and psychological impact of trafficking. Attendees will also leave with referral information and resources to provide patients.

1 Wednesday         Feb. 13                   9:00 a.m. – Noon
CRN 11119           HSC – Rm. 206        Fee: FREE

The class is free; however, registration is required.

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 3.0 CEs provided for Social Workers, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, and Massage Therapists.


Youth Mental Health First Aid USA Training
Presenter: Bridgeway

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach the community and professionals how to respond when a youth is experiencing a mental health problem or a mental health crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with youth ages 12-18. They will gain knowledge of the potential risk factors and warning signs for a range of mental health problems, including depression, anxiety, psychosis, substance abuse disorders, self-injury, disruptive disorders (including ADHD) and eating disorders. The class will include a five-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources and knowledge to assess the situation, to select and implement appropriate interventions, and to help the individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional care. Please note – This course does not teach how to diagnose or counsel, but how to help a person needing early intervention or crisis assistance. (Manual and lunch included.)

1 Friday                 Apr. 5                               8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
CRN 11120           HSC – Rm. 205                  Fee: FREE

The class is free; however, registration is required.

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 8 CEs provided for Social Workers, Massage Therapists, Nursing Home Administrators, Physical Therapists, and Physical Therapy Assistants.


AHA’s Heartsaver CPR (Adult, Child, Infant), AED and First Aid
Instructor: B. Smith, M. S. , Cert. AHA BLS Instr., Cert. ARC BLS/First Aid Instr.
*Not intended for Health Care Providers.

Heartsaver® courses are intended for those with little or no medical training who need a course completion card for a job, regulatory (e.g., day care providers, OSHA), or anyone who wants to be prepared for an emergency in any setting. Courses are designed to prepare you to provide first aid, CPR, and use an automated external defibrillator (AED) in a safe, timely and effective manner. This includes CPR for adult, child and infant as well as AED and first aid. CPR only or first aid only are also offered.

CPR & First Aid
1 Friday              Feb. 8                               Noon – 5:00 p.m.
CRN 11159        Outreach – Rm. 407           Fee: $85

CPR Only
1 Friday              Feb. 8                               Noon – 2:00 p.m.
CRN 11160        Outreach – Rm. 407          Fee: $55

First Aid Only
1 Friday              Feb. 8                              2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
CRN 11161        Outreach – Rm. 407          Fee: $65

CPR & First Aid
1 Friday              Mar. 8                             Noon – 5:00 p.m.
CRN 11162        Outreach – Rm. 407         Fee: $85

CPR Only
1 Friday              Mar. 8                             Noon – 2:00 p.m.
CRN 11163        Outreach – Rm. 407         Fee: $55

First Aid Only
1 Friday              Mar. 8                             2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
CRN 11164        Outreach – Rm. 407         Fee: $65

Instructor: R. Buresh, Cert. AHA BLS Instr.
CPR & First Aid
1 Saturday          Feb. 16                            8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
CRN 11165        Outreach – Rm. 407         Fee: $85

CPR Only
1 Saturday          Feb. 16                            8:00 – 10:00 a.m.
CRN 11166        Outreach – Rm. 407         Fee: $55

First Aid Only
1 Saturday            Feb. 16                           10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
CRN 11167         Outreach – Rm. 407         Fee: $65

CPR & First Aid
1 Saturday            Mar. 30                           8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
CRN 11168         Outreach – Rm. 407         Fee: $85

CPR Only
1 Saturday            Mar. 30                           8:00 – 10:00 a.m.
CRN 11169         Outreach – Rm. 407         Fee: $55

First Aid Only
1 Saturday            Mar. 30                           10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
CRN 11170         Outreach – Rm. 407         Fee: $65


Clearing Out in the New Year!
Instructor: Dr. D. Mizener, Ed.D.

How is your living environment? Tired of looking at piles of papers and wasting time looking for items? Is it time to de-clutter your house and mind? Come and learn a new attitude of minimalism and take some action to unload excess and reorganize your home. Tips, ideas and strategies will be provided so you can gain more freedom and live a more purpose-driven life.

4 Thursdays          Jan. 10 – Jan. 31             6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
CRN 11012         Outreach – Rm. 204       Fee: $35


Basic Spanish for Health Care
Instructor: M. Cavazos

This class will help those navigating the health care system as a patient or caregiver, as well as those employed as health care professionals, to communicate simply and effectively in Spanish to medical staff, patients and families. Learn Spanish pronunciation, basic vocabulary such as family members, numbers, body parts, times, and directions. Communicate and gather personal information and symptoms regarding a patient with confidence. Course includes learning kit with manual and audio CD.

6 Wednesdays        Feb. 6 – Mar. 13           6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
CRN 11171           Bldg. 3 – Rm. 311         Tuition Fee: $149

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 12 CEs provided for Social Workers, Nursing Home Administrators, Physical Therapists and Assistants, and Massage Therapists.


Start Your Happiness Project
Instructor: D. Robinson, MLAS

Explore practical approaches to everyday life that can increase the happiness you feel while also learning methods for goal-setting, journaling and self-reflection. You will learn work/life balance skills, time/stress management techniques, tips for strengthening relationships, self-acceptance and letting go of self-criticism. Learn about the science of happiness and how it can be applied to your workplace and personal life for overall benefit. With techniques and simple ideas to shift your outlook on life, this course is your active commitment to beginning your personal Happiness Project.

1 Tuesday               Feb. 12                            5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
CRN 11122           Outreach – Rm. 406          Fee: $35

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 2 CEs provided for Social Workers, Nursing Home Administrators, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants and Massage Therapists.


Mindful Eating
Instructor: Dr. D. Mizener, Ed.D.

What is your relationship with food? Mindful eating is allowing yourself to become aware of the positive and nurturing opportunities that are available through food selection and preparation. Learn to change your relationship with food by using all your senses in choosing to eat food that is both satisfying to you and nourishing to your body, acknowledging your responses to food (likes, dislikes or neutral) without judgment, and becoming aware of physical hunger and satiety cues to guide your decisions to begin and end eating.

4 Tuesdays             Mar. 19 – Apr. 9            6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
CRN 11123           Outreach – Rm. 406      Fee: $35

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 4 CEs provided for Social Workers and Nursing Home Administrators.


Meditation 101
Instructor: Dr. D. Mizener, Ed.D.

Scientists are studying it. Doctors are recommending it. Authors are writing about it. Millions of Americans are practicing it every day. In this course you will learn about the various kinds of meditation, the benefits of meditation, and the basic techniques and practice of meditation. Come learn how easy it actually is and discover new ways to manage thoughts, of perceiving people and experiencing the world!

4 Wednesdays       Jan 9 – Jan. 30               6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
CRN 11011         Outreach – Rm. 204       Fee: $35

4 Wednesdays      Apr. 17 – May 8             1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
CRN 11124         Outreach – Rm. 204       Fee: $35

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 4 CEs provided for Social Workers, Massage Therapists, Nursing Home Administrators, Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants.


Mindfulness Meditation
Instructor: Dr. D. Mizener, Ed.D.

This course is a practical guide to developing the skill of mindfulness and applying it to every aspect of daily life. Practicing mindfulness over time reveals and develops the qualities of wisdom and compassion. The foundational technique for cultivating mindfulness is the practice of meditation. Each week you will learn how to become more mindful and practice various mindfulness meditations.

4 Wednesdays        Apr. 17 – May 8             6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
CRN 11125           Outreach – Rm. 406       Fee: $35

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 4 CEs provided for Social Workers, Massage Therapists, Nursing Home Administrators, Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants.


Chair Yoga
Instructor: B. Maertens, RN, RYT, PT

*Don’t wait to register. This class fills quickly.

When you think of a yoga class, do you imagine flexible young people bent into all sorts of impossible shapes no human should be able to do? If so, then you’ll be surprised to learn of a yoga that can be practiced from the comfort of your own chair! Perfect for all levels and ages, chair yoga is a great way to relax from head to toe. Learn a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair or standing using a chair for support. Whether you are looking to try yoga for yourself or to learn some techniques that will benefit your patient care practice, this is the perfect class for you! Wear comfortable clothing that allows ease of movement.

6 Mondays             Feb. 11 – Apr. 1            3:45 – 4:45 p.m.
CRN 11126           Outreach – Rm. 406      Fee: $39
(No class Feb. 18 and Mar. 11)

6 Tuesdays             Feb. 12 – Mar. 26          3:45 – 4:45 p.m.
CRN 11127           Outreach – Rm. 406      Fee: $39
(No class Mar. 12)

6 Tuesdays             Apr. 9 – May 14            3:45 – 4:45 p.m.
CRN 11128           Outreach – Rm. 406      Fee: $39

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 6 CEs provided for Social Workers, Nursing Home Administrators, Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants.


Yoga Stretch
Instructor: B. Maertens, RN, RYT, PT

Just starting out in yoga, recovering from an injury, or interested in using yoga to help with aches and pains? Our beginner Yoga Stretch class is for you. With an emphasis on floor postures to stretch and relax the body, this calming, stress-relieving yoga class will help you to stretch and strengthen gradually. Wear comfortable clothing that allows ease of movement. Please bring a yoga mat.

6 Wednesdays        Feb. 13 – Mar. 27         3:45 – 4:45 p.m.
CRN 11129           Outreach – Rm. 406     Fee: $49
(No class Mar. 13)

6 Wednesdays        Apr. 10 – May 15         3:45 – 4:45 p.m.
CRN 11130           Outreach – Rm. 406     Fee: $49


Introduction to Aromatherapy

The use of aromatherapy dates back to ancient times where it was used for therapeutic, spiritual, medicinal, hygienic and ritualistic purposes in many cultures. This blending workshop will recognize essential oils and their individual properties. You will also customize aromatherapy blends and learn how to use them in your everyday life.

1 Tuesday              Feb. 26                            5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
CRN 11131           Outreach – Rm. 406         Fee: $19

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 2.0 CEs provided for Massage Therapists.


Aromatherapy — Using Essential Oils for Relaxation and Sleep

Do you suffer from stress, insomnia, anxiety, restlessness and fatigue? Do you have trouble unplugging, winding down or sleeping? Specific essential oils and blends of those oils known for their soothing and calming properties have been used for thousands of years to help people relax and sleep better. Enjoy an evening learning how to improve your sleep and ultimately your mood!

1 Tuesday              Mar. 5                             5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
CRN 11132           Outreach – Rm. 406        Fee: $19

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 2.0 CEs provided for Massage Therapists.


Aromatherapy — Using Essential Oils to Energize Your Life

Feeling drained? Not ready to face the day? Learn how aromatherapy using specific essential oils alone or blends of essential oils can help to energize and revitalize you! Specific essential oils can help stimulate thinking, decrease headaches and irritability as well as increase focus.

1 Tuesday              Mar. 12                           5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
CRN 11133           Outreach – Rm. 406        Fee: $19

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 2.0 CEs provided for Massage Therapists.


Loosen Up and Lighten Up
Instructor: J. Grice, LPN, CPR Certified Instructor, CPI

Let the good times roll as you learn the importance of laughter to balancing your total well-being. Laughter is a powerful antidote that benefits you physically, mentally, and socially. LOL coming your way in this class.

1 Thursday             Mar. 21                           7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
CRN 11134           Outreach – Rm. 406         Fee: $29

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 1.5 CEs provided for Social Workers, Nursing Home Administrators, Massage Therapists, Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants.


Caregiver Boot Camp
Instructor: J. Grice, LPN, CPR Certified Instructor, CPI

Being a family caregiver can be a challenge but you don’t have to do it alone. Get help navigating the challenges of care giving. Learn about the aging process, memory loss and common chronic diseases. Take home new communication skills and techniques for handling difficult situations.

1 Thursday            Mar. 28                           7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
CRN 11135           Outreach – Rm. 406        Fee: $29

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 1.5 CEs provided for Social Workers, Nursing Home Administrators, Massage Therapists, Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants.


Self-Defense for Seniors
Instructor: East Moline Police Department

Learn how to safely protect yourself from potential criminals and physical attacks. By changing a few simple habits, you can avoid looking like a target. From how you carry your purse/wallet to where you park your car, all can be altered to increase safety. Join us for this interactive class and leave knowing you can make small changes that will increase your safety.

1 Wednesday         Feb. 20                            2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
CRN 11136           Bldg. 3 – Lower Gym        Fee: $10


Ladies-Only Self-Defense
Instructor: East Moline Police Department

Being able to recognize dangerous situations and knowing how to escape them can be lifesaving skills. Join us for an interactive class that emphasizes awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance. Learn what small changes you can make that will have a great impact on your safety.

1 Wednesday         Feb. 20                            6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
CRN 11137           Bldg. 3 – Lower Gym        Fee: $10


5K Your Way!
Instructor: K. Doerr

Walkers, joggers and runners welcome! Join us as we help you to develop an individualized plan to walk, jog or run a 5K, whether it is your first 5K or 50th! Our experienced instructor can help you build the stamina to complete a 5K and/or help you structure a plan to improve your time. This course will cover pre- and post-workout stretching as well as how to deal with typical exercise injuries. Class will meet at the Black Hawk College campus outdoor track, weather permitting. The course fee will include your registration fee for QC 5K on Saturday, May 4th.

8 Tuesdays             Mar. 12 – Apr. 30                 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
CRN 11138           Bldg. 3 – Outdoor Track       Fee: $59
(Indoor track if inclement weather)


Cardio Kickboxing
Instructor: T. Gomez

Join us as we combine martial arts with cardio to help increase stamina, improve coordination, and burn calories. Jab, knee, and kick your way through this fun and easy to follow Train Dirty Fitness Cardio Kick class! This high energy workout will challenge every fitness level. Wear comfortable clothing that allows ease of movement.

6 Thursdays           Feb. 7 – Mar. 14           7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
CRN 11139           Bldg. 3 – Lower Gym    Fee: $39


Zumba
Instructor: L. Kirgan

Combine motivating music and high energy with unique moves and combinations that allow you to dance away your worries. Zumba is fun, easy and can be done at your own level. The music will move from today’s songs to Latin and international. Routines will feature aerobic/fitness with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. Wear comfortable clothing that allows ease of movement.

6 Thursdays           Mar. 21 – Apr. 25          7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
CRN 11140           Bldg. 3 – Lower Gym     Fee: $39


Social Dancing
Instructor: D. Elgatian

Easy and fun to do! Prepare for upcoming weddings, vacations and night clubs!  Basics in five dances from “dips and turns” to “shake your body” (Slow Dance, Merengue, Swing, West Coast Swing, and Salsa.) Bring soft-soled shoes. (Registration information is needed for both parties).

6 Tuesdays             Feb. 5 – Mar. 12             7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
CRN 11141           Bldg. 3 – Lower Gym     Couple Fee: $52


Ballroom Dancing – Latin Style
Instructor: G. Schlueter

For beginners and intermediate dancers!

Spice up your dancing with Merengue, Rumba, Cha-Cha and Samba. These Latin dances range from slow romantic moves to fast and fancy footwork. Learn the steps and the styling. Intermediate dancers will appreciate the chance to improve their Cuban motion. Instruction also includes lead/follow and music identification. Bring soft-soled shoes to preserve our floor. (Registration information is needed for both parties).

6 Tuesdays             Apr. 2 – May 7               7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
CRN 11142           Bldg. 3 – Lower Gym     Couple Fee: $52


Beginning Pickleball
Instructor: Quad Cities Pickleball Club

Beginning Pickleball offers the opportunity to learn the fastest growing racket sport in America. You will learn the basic skills, rules and strategies to play the game successfully. Equipment will be furnished. Tennis shoes required.

2 Tuesdays             Mar. 19 – Mar. 26         6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
CRN 11143           Bldg. 3 – Lower Gym    Fee: FREE

 

2 Thursdays           May 2 – May 9              6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
CRN 11330           Bldg. 3 – Lower Gym    Fee: FREE