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The Palmer Center Programs and Activities for March.
February 27, 2013

(INDEPENDENCE, Mo.) February 27, 2013 – 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 50+ adults. For more information call 325-6200 or visit the website www.independencemo.org/parksandrec. Classes and programs offered in March include:

AARP Tax Preparation Assistance
The Palmer Center is taking appointments for 60+ adults to meet with a trained AARP volunteer to prepare their income tax forms. The appointments are being made through April 11, starting at 9 a.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting. This program takes place at The Palmer Center, 218A N. Pleasant St. in Independence, MO. Call 325-6200 to make an appointment.

5-A-Day Bingo
The Palmer Center will host 5-A-Day Bingo at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 5. Fruits and vegetables are contributed by HyVee on 23rd Street to use as prizes during this nutrition-education bingo game. The Palmer Center is located at 218A North Pleasant St. in Independence, MO. This program is free and no pre-registration is required. Questions may be directed to 325-6200.

Cell Phone Solutions
50+ adults may bring their cell phone and instruction booklet for assistance at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 5. This program is co-sponsored with Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph and will be held at The Palmer Center, 218A N. Pleasant St. in Independence, MO. Questions may be directed to 325-6200.

Intermediate Senior Tap Dance
Have you always loved watching a tap dancer? Listen as your feet rhythmically strike the floor to the tunes in this intermediate tap dance class and experience a whole new way to have fun! Please bring your own tap shoes. The next four-week Intermediate Senior Tap Dance class will start at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 6. Pre-registration is required; the fee is $20. Call 325-6200 to register at least three days in advance. The class will be held at The Palmer Center, located at 218A N. Pleasant St. in Independence, MO.

Diabetic Foot Screening
St. Mary’s Hospital will provide adults 50+ free diabetic foot screening, blood sugar and blood pressure checks from 10 to 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, March 6. For more information call 325-6200. The Palmer Center is located at 218A N. Pleasant St. in Independence, MO.

Memoir Writing Club
The Palmer Center invites 50+ adults to a six week writing program that will meet until March 21 at 1 p.m. at The Palmer Center, 218A N. Pleasant Street in Independence. Writing a personal memoir can be a great way to share your story and create a family heirloom for future generations. This program is co-sponsored with the Midwest Genealogy Library and does not require pre-registration. Questions may be directed to 325-6200.

Skillbuilders
Widows, Widowers and caregivers – enjoy a Danish and coffee while learning about weekly topics presented by informative speakers: home security and personal safety, managing your money, making simple home repairs and more. A celebration party will take place on the last day of the session. It will be held from 9:45 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. on Tuesdays between March 12-May 14 at The Palmer Center, 218A N. Pleasant St. in Independence. Questions may be directed to 325-6200.

Blood Pressure Checks
Adults 50+ are invited to The Palmer Center for free blood pressure checks by Dr. Chapman from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 13. The Visiting Nurses Association will provide free blood pressure and Blood Sugar checks from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 19. The Palmer Center is located at 218A N. Pleasant St. in Independence, MO. Questions may be directed to 325-6200.

Health Education and You
Adults 50+ are invited to a free Health Presentation at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 14 at The Palmer Center. This month’s topic is “Restless Leg Syndrome.” The program is sponsored by Independence Parks and Recreation and Heritage Physician’s Group. The Palmer Center is located at 218A N. Pleasant Street in Independence. For more information call 325-6200.

Red Hat Pokeno
Red Hat Chapter members are welcome to play Pokeno at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 14 at The Palmer Center. The Palmer Center is located at 218A N. Pleasant Street in Independence. For more information call 325-6200.

Show Us Your Shamrock Party
The Palmer Center is hosting a St. Patrick’s Day party for seniors at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, March 15. This event will be held in conjunction with the daily lunch program and requires reservations. Call 325-6200 for more information. The Palmer Center is located at 218A N. Pleasant Street

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