City of Independence, Missouri

Palmer Center Activities and Events for August 2017

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. – The Palmer Center at 218A N. Pleasant St. in Independence, MO is operated by the City of Independence and is dedicated to the mission of improving the overall health of adults 60+. For more information call (816) 325-6200 or visit the website Classes and programs offered in August include:


Arrowhead Tour – September 13 at 8:45 a.m.

What better way to kick off the NFL season than with a private tour of beautiful Arrowhead Stadium. The stadium, home to football’s loudest and proudest fans, has undergone a major renovation and you will get to go behind the scenes. On your tour, you will see the press box, Chiefs’ Hall of Honor, The Stadium Club Level and stand on the sidelines of the field. After your private stadium tour, visit another Kansas City icon, “The Hereford House," for an included lunch. Your lunch includes salad bar, with a variety of toppings and their famous house dressings, baked potato bar with all the fixings, their homemade steak soup, coffee, tea and dessert.  Deadline to pre-register: August 11. Price: $49 per person


Terrible’s Frontier Casino — St. Joseph -- September 27 at 8 a.m.

Take a chance on lady luck at Frontier Casino in St. Joseph! Over 470 slot & video poker machines await you. You can play the pennies or be a high roller on the $5 slots or table games! You will receive $5 in free play, a free lunch at the soup and salad bar, and a goodie bag on departure! Deadline to pre-register: August 25.  Price: $40 per person


Branson in the Fall – October 17 at 7:30 a.m. and returning October 18 at 7 p.m.

This is the last year that Sight & Sound Theatre is presenting the amazing production of Moses. You do not want to miss the chance to see this spectacular show! That alone would be enough to make this trip a “don’t miss,” but there is so much more! Depart around 7:30 am, and you’re on the way to Branson! Enjoy an included lunch at Lambert’s, the famous “home of throwed rolls.” Next, check into your beautifully appointed room at the Grand Oaks Hotel. Your first show that afternoon will be #1 Hits of the 60s & the 50s, too! Get your toes tapping and hands clapping to the music from back-in-the day. Over 100 costume changes, a live band, a tribute to our Vets— you’ll be “feelin’ groovy!” You’ll have a light dinner at the Pickin’ Porch Deli (included), before heading to Sight & Sound to see Moses. What a great first day! The next morning, before checkout, enjoy breakfast at your hotel (included). We then proceed to the Dogwood Canyon Wildlife Tour. It will be a great time to enjoy the fall colors while you take their tram through the beauty of the canyon and surrounding area. Stop for a picnic lunch (included) before continuing past majestic bluffs and waterfalls, herds of bison and elk and so much more. After your two hour tour, you can browse their on-site museum before departing for Independence. With a stop en-route for a quick on your own dinner, you will arrive home around 7 p.m. Trip includes: round trip motor coach, one night hotel with luggage handling, Crossroad Tours escort, two shows (Moses & #1 Hits of the 60s), four meals, Dogwood Canyon guided tram tour and museum, and drive.

Deadline to pre-register with $50 deposit is August 28. Cost per person: $339 single, $304 double, $299 triple, $294 quad, must be paid in full by September 15. 



If you have registered for a tour and you have to cancel for any reason, it is in your best interest to find your own replacement. Please inform us of the change. If you can’t find your own replacement, the following will apply if you cancel the tour:

  • Before the original registration deadline — full refund minus a $5 processing fee.
  • After the deadline — no refund unless we receive another registration for the tour. If a replacement is found, you will receive a full refund minus a $5 processing fee.

We will do our best to replace your spot, by referring to the wait list. Refunds will be sent within four weeks after the scheduled tour date.


REMINDER: If you are signing up a friend for a trip who has not previously registered, you MUST have their name, address, birth date and phone number.


This Month’s Newly Scheduled Activities

Please note events will be held at The Palmer Center located at 218A N. Pleasant Street in Independence, Mo., unless otherwise indicated.


Solar Eclipse Myths and Facts – August 21 at 11 a.m.

Come and learn about the myths and facts on the Solar Eclipse and the best way to view it.


Personal Safety – August 22 at 10:30 a.m.

The Independence Police Department will be talking about personal safety issues and how to face tough situation.


Cover to Cover – August 17 at 2 p.m.

The Palmer Center’s book club “Cover to Cover” for adults 60+ will meet at the Truman Memorial Building. August’s book is “Learning to Swim” by Sarah J. Henry. Copies are being made available at the North Independence Mid-Continent Public Library. Please call (816)325-6200 for more information. The Truman Memorial Building is located at 416 W. Maple in Independence, MO.


Surprise Craft – August 4 at 10 a.m.

Sponsored by Redwood of Independence, each month The Palmer Center will be doing a special craft. It will be a fun time with others and a time to let your creative side out.


Meet & Move 1st & 3rd Fridays from 9:45-11 a.m.

All SilverSneakers members are invited as well as anyone else who would like to get some great information for the first 35 minutes then walk together in the gym for the last 35 minutes. This month’s topics are: August 4 “Staying Social” and on August 18 “The Skinny on Fat.” Attend one or attend all, no pre-registration necessary, but put these dates on your calendar! These events are co-sponsored with Humana.


Games & Brain Teasers – August 24 at 10:30 a.m.

Stretch your brain! Have some fun playing games. This event is co-sponsored by Redwood of Independence & Carmel Hills. Call (816) 325-6200 for more information.


PAM’S POTPOURRI -- August 11 at 10:45 am

Who said we had to do the same things every day? Let us help you incorporate PLAY into your life. From amusing games and creative crafts, to conducting music or dancing, discover new ways to PLAY while enriching your overall wellness at the same time! Co-sponsored with The Groves.