Community Health

Program Description

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 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 2 ½ 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: Feb. 11.

12 Tuesdays        Feb. 4 – Apr. 21           6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

CRN 10850         STB – Rm. 114             Fee FREE

The session is FREE; however, registration is required.

For additional information, please call NAMI of the Greater Mississippi Valley 563-386-7477.

 

Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa

Program Presented By: Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa (BIAIA)

Founded in 1980, the Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa (BIAIA) is the second charter chapter of the Brain Injury Association, Inc. Members include people with brain injuries, their family members, their friends and professionals who work with people who have had brain and head injuries. Major causes of brain injuries include, but are not limited to: stroke, falls, motor vehicle crashes, medical conditions and sports-related injuries. Brain injury is often called a “silent epidemic” because many of the effects are invisible. BIAIA works to support, assist and advocate for persons with acquired brain injury and for their families. Join us as we learn about their support groups and services for people and their families with brain injuries.

1 Tuesday            Mar. 31                         6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

CRN 10851          Outreach – Rm. 204  Fee FREE

The class is free; however, registration is required.

 

Youth Mental Health First Aid USA Training                   

Program Presented By:  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                May 1                           8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

CRN 10852         HSC – Rm. 205            Fee FREE

The class is free; however, registration is required.

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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 Tuesdays     July 7 – July 28     6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
CRN 50167   Outreach – Rm. 406     Fee $35
(Registration for this class begins April 7)

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 Wednesdays   May 6 – May 27   1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
CRN 50166 Outreach – Rm. 406   Fee $35
(Registration for this class begins April 7)

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 4 CEs provided for Social Workers, Nursing Home Administrators, Dietitian/Nutrition Counselors, and Massage Therapists.

 

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   May 6 – May 27           6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

CRN 50005         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.

(Registration for this class begins April 7)

 

Introduction to Essential Oils 101

Instructor: S. Mosier

This beginner’s class will introduce you to what essential oils are and how to identify the different grades of essential oils. Learn ways to safely use essential oils aromatically, topically, and internally. This interactive class will have you smelling 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 Saturday           Feb. 22                         Noon – 2:00 p.m.

CRN 10855          Outreach – Rm. 406  Fee $23

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

 

Essential Oils for Overall Wellness

Instructor: S. Mosier

Essential oils are a great tool to incorporate in your life and can help you stay healthy! In this class, you will be able to customize a wellness plan for you and your family by identifying the areas of greatest needs and finding suitable essential oils that are appropriate for those needs. Whether it is to maintain your health or to address a specific health concern, this class will show you which oils to use along with custom samples to take home and try.

1 Saturday           Mar. 7                           Noon – 2:00 p.m.

CRN 10856         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! Come and 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 which is gentle enough to use during all of these stages!

1 Thursday          Mar. 19                         6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

CRN 10857          Outreach – Rm. 204  Fee $23

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

 

Essential Oil Recipes & Blends

Instructor: S. Mosier

Recipes for cooking with essential oils is not all this class will offer! Learn how to create household essential oil recipes for cleaning, roller bottle blends, diffuser recipes, as well as face/body care blends! The benefits of using more than one essential oil and how combining them together can do amazing things will also be discussed. Everyone will go home with a personalized roller bottle blend.

1 Wednesday     Apr. 8                           6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

CRN 10858         Outreach – Rm. 406  Fee $23

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

 

Essential Oils for Pets

Instructor: S. Mosier

Can essential oils be beneficial for pets as well? Absolutely! Join us and learn how to safely and effectively use essential oils with your pets! Acquire some of the tips and recommendations used by many veterinarians all over the country. Some topics we will be covering are animal anxiety, what to diffuse around animals, and which oils need to be avoided. Leave with some specific essential oil samples for your beloved pet!

1 Tuesday            May 12                         6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

CRN 10859         Outreach – Rm. 406  Fee $23

 

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.) Please wear soft-soled shoes. (Registration information is needed for both parties).

6 Tuesdays         Jan. 28 – Mar. 3           7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

CRN 10860         Bldg. 3 – Lower Gym Couple Fee/$52

 

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          Mar. 24 – Apr. 28        7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

CRN 10861         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          Feb. 27                         2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

CRN 10862         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          Feb. 27                         6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

CRN 10863         Bldg. 3 – Lower Gym Fee $10

 

Zumba

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.

Instructor: T. Gomez

6 Thursdays        Feb. 13 – Mar. 19        7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

CRN 10864         Bldg. 3 – Lower Gym Fee $39

 

Instructor: L. Kirgan

6 Thursdays        Apr. 2 – May 7             7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

CRN 10865         Bldg. 3 – Lower Gym Fee $39

 

Belly Dancing

Instructor: B. Lancial

For centuries, this dance has been used to maintain good health for the mind, body and spirit. You will be introduced to the basic principles of belly dance, as well as some more advanced movements, giving the knowledge to create your own routines whether for performance or a fun workout at home. This class is welcoming to all shapes and sizes. Please wear comfortable clothing that allows ease of movement.

6 Wednesdays   Apr. 8 – May 13           7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

CRN 10866         Bldg. 3 – Lower Gym Fee $39

 

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        Apr. 9 – May 14           6:45 – 7:45 p.m.

CRN 10867         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 bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing that allows ease of movement.

6 Thursdays        Feb. 20 – Mar. 26        6:45 – 7:45 p.m.

CRN 10868         Outreach – Rm. 406  Fee $49

 

 

Directions to Bldg. 3 – Lower Gym

Enter the Northwest door to Bldg. 3. Take an immediate left down the stairs to the bottom floor. At the bottom floor, turn left and enter through the 2nd 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 weight room.)