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).


Growth and Development for Ages 0-3
Instructor: F. Cunningham RN, BSN
Increase your knowledge and confidence for working with or parenting children as they grow and develop through the milestones from birth through age 3. Learn about the anatomy and function of the young and developing brain. Discover how to apply Maslow’s hierarchy of needs with an emphasis on safety. An overview of infant/toddler accessories will be discussed as well as the assessments used to measure physical and emotional growth and development.

1 Wednesday    Oct. 9    10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
CRN 81112    Outreach – Rm. 407    Fee $25

1 Wednesday   Nov. 13   10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
CRN 81113   Outreach – Rm. 407    Fee $25

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 1.5 CEs provided for social workers, massage therapists, physical therapists and physical therapy assistants.


Cultural Competency
Instructor: L. Garrison, M.S.
In order to provide the best quality care for the increasingly diverse U.S. population, cultural competency training is essential for the professionals who work to provide care for others. Learn about the cultural factors that influence people’s health beliefs and behaviors, gather resources that can be useful in addressing barriers such as language and communication, and increasing trust and patient empowerment. Improve your sensitivity, compassion, understanding and acceptance of patients with different values, beliefs and behaviors so that you can provide quality care that is unbiased and culturally aware.

1 Thursday    Sept. 12    6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
CRN 81111    Outreach – Rm. 407    Fee $35

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 2 CEs provided for social workers, massage therapists, nursing home administrators, physical therapists and physical therapy assistants.


Everyday Ethics for the Caring Professions
Instructor: D. Elliott, MLAS
Examine the ethical challenges that professionals face in our complex global society – including confidentiality, divided loyalties, racism and sexism – through discussions of the overlapping normative systems of law, religion, morality and etiquette. Designing goals with consideration for human-oriented values will also be practiced.

1 Thursday    Nov. 14    6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
CRN 81110    Outreach – Rm. 407    Fee $35

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 2 CEs provided for social workers, massage therapists, nursing home administrators, physical therapists and physical therapy assistants.


Becoming a Foster Parent
Presented by Foster Care Alliance
Have you ever considered becoming a foster parent but weren’t sure where to start? Do you have questions regarding qualifications or if this is the right fit for you? Representatives from the Foster Care Alliance will be available to help with these questions and more. The Foster Care Alliance promotes cooperation among foster care agencies in the Quad Cities. Their goal is to educate and support foster families and to nurture and protect children in the child welfare system.
More than 22,000 children are in foster care in Illinois and Iowa with more children entering the system every day. Come to this free informational session to learn how you can help a foster child.

1 Monday    Oct. 7    6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
CRN 81114    Outreach – Rm. 408    Fee: FREE

1 Saturday    Oct. 19    9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
CRN 81115    Outreach – Rm. 204    Fee: FREE


Adult Mental Health First Aid USA Training
Program presented by Bridgeway
This course is designed to teach the community and professionals how to respond when a person is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.

Please note – This course does not teach how to diagnose or counsel, but how to help a person needing early intervention or crisis assistance.

Participants will:

  • Understand the prevalence of mental illness in the United States.
  • Understand the importance of stigma reduction.
  • Learn risk factors and warning signs of specific illnesses such as anxiety, depression, self-injury, eating disorders, psychosis and addiction.
  • Engage in experiential activities that build understanding of the impact of illness.
  • Learn 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 the appropriate professional care.

Manual and lunch included.

1 Friday Oct. 11 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
CRN 81116 HSC – Rm. 205 Fee: FREE

The session 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.


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     Sept. 4 – Sept. 25    6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
CRN 81117    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.


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    Oct. 1 – Oct. 22    6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
CRN 81118    Outreach – Rm. 204    Fee $35

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 4 CEs provided for social workers, nursing home administrators and massage therapists.


The Memory Benefits of Mindful Meditation
Instructor: Dr. D. Mizener, Ed.D.
Join Dr. Mizener as she demonstrates how simple meditation techniques and basic breathing can help to improve your memory. She will share current research findings of various contemplative practices and their benefits to your memory and emotional well-being.

1 Wednesday    Oct. 2    6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
CRN 81119    Outreach – Rm. 406    Fee $19

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 1.5 CEs provided for social workers, nursing home administrators and massage therapists.


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. 9 – Jan. 30    6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
CRN 10002    Outreach – Rm. 204    Fee $35
(Registration for this class begins Nov. 5)


The Art of Healing
Instructor: Dr. D. Mizener, Ed.D.
Throughout our existence we have been told of individuals who have healed themselves from various illnesses. These phenomenon have often been referred to as “medical miracles” or “unexpected remissions.” Recently, researchers decided to interview people who survived illnesses and have identified seven keys to healing. Learn about the factors that influence our health, quality and length of life and practice techniques that have been shown to be effective and beneficial to our health.

4 Wednesdays     Oct. 23 – Nov. 13    6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
CRN 81120     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.


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. 8 – Jan. 29    6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
CRN 10001    Outreach – Rm. 407    Fee $35

(Registration for this class begins Nov. 5)
Professional Continuing Education Credits: 4 CEs provided for social workers, massage therapists, nursing home administrators, physical therapists and physical therapy assistants.


Medical Marijuana
Presented by Nature’s Treatment of Illinois
An educational presentation by an established local dispensary will discuss the background of medical marijuana. Who is legally allowed to have it? What overall steps does it take to obtain medical marijuana? What are the health benefits? Why is this a growing field?

1 Tuesday    Sept. 10    6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
CRN 81121    Outreach – Rm. 204    Fee: FREE


Introduction to Essential Oils 101
Instructor: S. Mosier
This beginner’s class will introduce you to what essential oils are and their many uses. Become educated on ways to safely use essential oils aromatically, topically and internally. This interactive class will have you smelling and interacting with a variety of essential oils and blends. You will receive a bottle of oil to bring home to practice what you learn in class.

1 Tuesday    Sept. 17    6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
CRN 81123    Outreach – Rm. 406    Fee $23

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 2.0 CEs provided for massage therapists.


Essential Oils for Pregnancy, Birth, and Babies
Instructor: S. Mosier
Becoming a parent is an exciting time! Learn how you can use essential oils throughout this new journey. We will discuss which oils to use for bothersome pregnancy symptoms, what oils to pack in your hospital bag for delivery, which oils are gentle enough to use on newborns, and MUCH more! Learn some great tips that have been gathered from midwives, doulas and experienced oil users around the country. Leave with a lavender roller that is gentle enough to use during all of these stages!

1 Thursday    Oct. 10    6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
CRN 81124    Outreach – Rm. 406    Fee $23

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 2.0 CEs provided for massage therapists.


Benefits of Essential Oils for Children with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder)
Instructor: S. Mosier
Working with children on the spectrum is so rewarding, but can also pose some challenges. Learn how essential oils can be incorporated into your child’s daily routine. We will discuss essential oils that are known to help children with ASD. Create a custom oil blend specifically made for your child to take home.

1 Tuesday     Oct. 22    6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
CRN 81125    Outreach – Rm. 406    Fee $23

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 2.0 CEs provided for massage therapists.


Essential Oils for Stress Management, Relaxation, and Sleep
Instructor: S. Mosier
Do the thoughts of the upcoming holidays have you feeling overwhelmed or stressed? Do you have difficulty sleeping? Specific oils known for their soothing and calming properties have been used for thousands of years to help people relax and sleep peacefully. Explore these oils and customize an oil blend for your needs to take home.

1 Thursday    Nov. 14    6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
CRN 81126    Outreach – Rm. 406    Fee $23

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 2.0 CEs provided for massage therapists.


Essential Oils of the Bible
Instructor: S. Mosier
Why did the wise men give Baby Jesus frankincense and myrrh? Why are oils mentioned more than 500 times in the Bible? Learn the answers to these questions and much more in this class. Many of the essential oils in scripture can still be used today much like they were in that era. We will be making an “anointing blend” with a recipe found in scripture. Enjoy an evening filled with lots of interesting facts!

1 Tuesday    Dec. 3    6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
CRN 81127    Outreach – Rm. 406    Fee $23

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 2.0 CEs provided for massage therapists.


Family-to-Family Program
Program presented by NAMI – National Alliance on Mental Illness of the Greater Mississippi Valley
This 12-week evidence-based program is specifically for family members, caregivers and friends of individuals dealing with a mental health condition and is sponsored by National Alliance on Mental Illness of the Greater Mississippi Valley (NAMI). Although the course is not diagnosis-specific, it covers information about schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar disorder, panic disorder, borderline personality disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder.

The curriculum includes:

  • Family responses to trauma
  • Diagnosis and dealing with critical periods
  • The biology of the brain
  • Problem solving workshop
  • Medication review
  • Understanding the inner experience of living with a mental health condition
  • Communication skills workshop
  • Self-care
  • Rehabilitation services available
  • Advocacy and fighting stigma

Each 2½-hour class is taught by trained family members who share the same lived experience. Join the many families who have gained information, insight, understanding and empowerment from attending this program.

After registration, one of the instructors will contact each registrant for a conversation before the program begins.

All course materials furnished at no cost.
Registration deadline: Sept. 3

12 Tuesdays    Aug. 27 – Nov. 12    6:00-8:30 p.m.
CRN 81122    STB – Rm. 114    Fee: FREE

The session is FREE; however, registration is required.
For additional information, please call NAMI of the Greater Mississippi Valley at 563-386-7477.


Beginning Ballroom Dancing
Instructor: D. Elgatian
Learn (or review) the basics in traditional smooth dances – Foxtrot and Waltz as well as Swing and Rumba. You’ve seen the dances on TV – now it’s your turn! Be prepared to step out onto the dance floor at weddings, parties and other social events. Instruction includes lead/follow, music identification and styling. Intermediate dancers are welcome. Please wear soft-soled shoes.
(Registration information is needed for both parties).

6 Tuesdays    Nov. 5 – Dec. 10    7:00-8:30 p.m.
CRN 81128    Bldg. 3 – Lower Gym    Fee: $52 per couple


Swing Dance for Beginners
Instructor: G. Schlueter
Add the basic skills of swing dancing to your life and increase the fun you have on the dance floor! Learn the basic skills of lead and follow as well as beginner footwork patterns and transitions that will get you started in this fun and popular dance style. Register as an individual or as a pair. Partners will rotate in class to allow for the best learning environment of this dance style. Please wear soft-soled shoes.

6 Tuesdays    Sept. 17 – Oct. 22    7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
CRN 81129    Bldg. 3 – Lower Gym   Fee: $26 per person


Self-Defense for Seniors
Presented by: 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 Thursday    Sept. 19    2:00-4:00 p.m.
CRN 81130    Bldg. 3 – Lower Gym    Fee $10


Ladies-Only Self-Defense
Presented by: 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 Thursday    Sept. 19    6:00-8:00 p.m.
CRN 81131    Bldg. 3 – Lower Gym    Fee $10


5K Your Way!
Instructor: E. Mahr
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 outdoor track at Black Hawk College (weather-permitting). Indoor track if inclement weather. The course fee will include your registration fee for the Saturday, Nov. 9th Black Hawk College 5K Hustle – For the Hill of It.

8 Wednesdays    Sept. 18 – Nov. 6    6:00-7:00 p.m.
CRN 81132    Bldg. 3 – Outdoor Track    Fee $59


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 Cardio Kick class! This high energy workout will challenge every fitness level. Please wear comfortable clothing that allows ease of movement.

6 Thursdays    Oct. 17 – Nov. 21    7:00-8:00 p.m.
CRN 81133    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. Please wear comfortable clothing that allows ease of movement.

6 Thursdays    Sept. 5 – Oct. 10    7:00-8:00 p.m.
CRN 81134    Bldg. 3 – Lower Gym    Fee $39


Chair Aerobics
Instructor: T. Richie
We welcome you to try this safe and practical alternative to traditional exercise! This class is ideal for anyone new to exercise, recovering from injury, or returning after a long break. Chair aerobics combines upbeat music and modified aerobic exercise for a fun, convenient, energetic way to burn calories and increase activity from a safe, seated position. Perfect for all levels and ages, chair aerobics will deliver a gentle workout from head to toe. Wear comfortable clothing that allows ease of movement.

6 Thursdays    Aug. 22 – Sept. 26    5:30-6:30 p.m.
CRN 81135    Outreach – Rm. 406    Fee $49

6 Thursdays    Oct. 3 – Nov. 21    5:30-6:30 p.m.
CRN 81136    Outreach – Rm. 406    Fee $49
(No class Oct. 10 and Nov. 14)


Chair Yoga
Instructor: J. Wesson
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. Please wear comfortable clothing that allows ease of movement.

6 Thursdays    Aug. 22 – Sept. 26    6:45-7:45 p.m.
CRN 81137    Outreach – Rm. 406    Fee $39


Yoga Stretch
Instructor: J. Wesson
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. Please wear comfortable clothing that allows ease of movement and bring a yoga mat.

6 Thursdays    Oct. 3 – Nov. 21    6:45-7:45 p.m.
CRN 81138    Outreach – Rm. 406    Fee $49
(No class Oct. 10 and Nov. 14)


AHA’s Heartsaver CPR (Adult, Child, Infant), AED and First Aid
This class is 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. Fee includes manual and CPR card.

Instructor: R. Buresh, Cert. AHA BLS Instructor
1 Saturday    Oct. 12    8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
CRN 81139    Outreach – Rm. 407    Fee $85

Instructor: B. Smith, M. S. , Cert. AHA BLS Instructor, Cert. ARC BLS/First Aid Instructor
1 Friday    Nov. 22    Noon – 5:00 p.m.
CRN 81140   Outreach – Rm. 407    Fee $85