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June Activities and Classes at The Palmer Center
May 30, 2014

(INDEPENDENCE, Mo.) Friday, May 30, 2014 – 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 50+. For more information call (816) 325-6200 or visit the website www.independencemo.org/parksandrec. Classes and programs offered in June include:

Upcoming Events

SilverSneakers® Fitness Program
The Palmer Center is proud to provide SilverSneakers® – the nation’s largest older adult fitness program – available through select Medicare health plans. To find participating plans, go to www.silversneakers.com; call Silver Sneakers at 1-888-423-4632; or stop by The Palmer Center front desk, 218A N. Pleasant. For more information call The Palmer Center at (816) 325-6200. 

NON - SilverSneakers® Members
The Palmer Center is proud to announce that non-SilverSneakers members may now take SilverSneakers classes for $2.00 per class. Just sign in and pay at the Truman Memorial front desk the day of the class. The Truman Memorial Building is located at 416 W. Maple in Independence, MO. For more information call The Palmer Center at (816) 325-6200. 

5-A-Day Bingo
The Palmer Center will host 5-A-Day Bingo at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, June 3. Fruits and vegetables are contributed by Hy-Vee on 23rd Street to use as prizes during this nutrition-education bingo game. The Palmer Center is located at 218A N. Pleasant St. in Independence, MO. This program is free and no pre-registration is required. For more information call (816) 325-6200.

Father’s Day Recognition
All fathers will receive special recognition prior to lunch. If you’d like to stay for lunch, please make your reservation no later than 12:00 p.m. Thursday, June 12. The fun starts at 11:15 a.m. on Friday, June 13. The Palmer Center is located at 218A N. Pleasant St. in Independence, MO. For more information call (816) 325-6200.

Picnic in the Park
Enjoy picnic fare, music entertainment, and bingo! Adults 50+ are invited to join the fun at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 10 at Harrison Park, 11500 Silver Lane, Sugar Creek. Pre-registration deadline is Thursday, June 5 and cost is $8 per person. Co-sponsored with Sugar Creek Parks and Recreation. For more information call (816) 325-6200. The Palmer Center is located at 218A N. Pleasant St. in Independence, MO. 

Discovery of King Tut
Adults 50+ are invited to join us at 9:15 a.m. on Tuesday, July 15 as we visit Union Station’s exhibit of Egypt’s Valley of the Kings. You will see more than 1,000 reproductions of Tut objects, including the famous golden mask that covered the mummy’s face. Afterwards lunch will be available at your own expense at many restaurants at the Crown Center, then finish the day with a leisurely stroll through the Kauffman Memorial Garden. Deadline to pre-register for this trip is Tuesday, June 17 and the cost is $38 per person. For more information call The Palmer Center at (816) 325-6200. The Palmer Center is located at 218A N. Pleasant St. in Independence, MO. 

White Elephant Bingo
Join friends at The Palmer Center for a game of White Elephant Bingo. Bring a wrapped, white elephant gift to use as a prize at 12:15 p.m. on Thursday, June 26. The Palmer Center is located at 218A N. Pleasant St. in Independence, MO. For more information call (816) 325-6200.

Blood Pressure Checks
Adults 50+ may have their blood pressure only checked by Dr. John Chapman from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 11. Blood pressure only will be checked by the Visiting Nurses Association from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 17. The Palmer Center is located at 218A N. Pleasant St. For more information call (816) 325-6200.

Health Education & You in 2014
Adults 50+ may come to The Palmer Center to learn more about Physical/Occupational Therapy at 10:45 a.m. on Thursday, June 12, co-sponsored by Heritage Physician’s Group. The Palmer Center is located at 218A N. Pleasant St. For more information call (816) 325-6200.

Pets for Life (Pet Visit)
Adults 50+ may come and enjoy visiting with some furry friends and learn more about Pet therapy at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 27. The Palmer Center is located at 218A N. Pleasant St. For more information call (816) 325-6200.

MONTHLY ACTIVITIES

Wake-Up Workout
Wake-Up Workout is offered at 9 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at The Palmer Center. This low impact aerobics class for adults 50+ benefits the cardiovascular system. No pre-registration is required. A $2 per class fee applies. The Palmer Center is located at 218A N. Pleasant St. in Independence, MO. For more information call (816) 325-6200.

Sittin’ Fit
Sittin’ Fit is held at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at The Palmer Center. These gentle chair exercises are beneficial for the beginning, older exerciser. No pre-registration is required and classes are free. For more information call (816) 325-6200. The Palmer Center is located at 218A N. Pleasant St.

SilverSneakers Classic
SilverSneakers Classic is offered at 10 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at the Truman Memorial Building. A variety of exercises are designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activities for daily living. A chair is available if needed for seated or standing support. Classes are free to SilverSneakers members, and only $2.00 to non-members. The Truman Memorial Building is located at 416 W. Maple in Independence, MO.

SilverSneakers Circuit
SilverSneakers Circuit is offered at 11:15 a.m. every Monday and Wednesday at the Truman Memorial Building. This program is a combination of fun and fitness to increase your cardiovascular and muscular endurance power with a standing circuit workout. The use of hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a SilverSneakers ball is alternated with low-impact aerobic choreography. A chair is available if needed for seated or standing support. Classes are free to SilverSneakers members, and only $2 to non-members. The Truman Memorial Building is located at 416 W. Maple in Independence, MO.

SilverSneakers® Yoga
Improve joint range of movement, strength and balance—and relax. Learn safe moves and breathing exercise to reduce stress and mental anxiety. Join this fun on Mondays starting at 10 a.m. at the Truman Memorial Building. Classes are free to SilverSneakers members, and only $2 to non-members. The Truman Memorial Building is located at 416 W. Maple in Independence, MO. For more information call The Palmer Center at (816) 325-6200. 

TRX Essentials Flexibility Class
Adults 50+ are welcome to try out the TRX Essentials Flexibility Class from 1 to 1:45 p.m. every Monday. Improve your posture, increase range of motion and build greater stability from head to toe with the Essentials Flexibility workout. This class is designed for those who are fairly active and fit. No pre-registration is required; $3 fee per class. Classes will be held a celebrating their 100th birthday are welcome to celebrate this milestone by having their special day at The Palmer Center, 218A N. Pleasant St. in Independence, MO. A complimentary room will be made available on Saturday afternoons, based on space availability. Proof of Independence residency is required. Call (816) 325-6200 for more information.

Vital Volunteer Program
The Palmer Center is currently accepting applications for volunteers who would like to teach a special skill to older adults or be a general program leader. Please call (816) 325-6200 to request an application. Palmer Center Advisory Council The Palmer Center is accepting applications for Advisory Council members. Members must be a resident of Independence, have a strong interest in senior center and parks and recreation programs for older adults, and be able to commit to attendance at a meeting each month. Call (816) 325-6200 to request an application. 

Palmer Center Fitness Center Memberships
Adults 50+ are invited to tour The Palmer Center Fitness Room and consider joining as a member for a nominal annual fee. The Fitness Room includes several cardiovascular and weight-training machines. Each new member will complete a fitness assessment and receive an orientation to the equipment. Call (816) 325-6200 for more information about becoming a member.

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