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

(INDEPENDENCE, Mo.) Monday, June 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 July 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 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, July 1. 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.

4th of July Celebration

Wear your patriotic colors and join us for some good ol’ American fun. Fun begins at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 3. If you’d like to stay for lunch, please make your reservation no later than 12 p.m. Wednesday, July 2. The Palmer Center is located at 218A N. Pleasant St. in Independence, MO. For more information call (816) 325-6200.

Red Hat Dazzles and Dining Event

All Red Hat Chapter members are invited for shopping, entertainment, and lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 17 at Mike Onka Memorial Hall, Sugar Creek. Pre-registration deadline is July 10 and cost is $12 per person. **Cash/Checks only, made out to City of Sugar Creek. This event is 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.

Tour of the Rich & Famous

Adults 50+ are invited to join us at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, August 19 as we tour the past or present homes of more than 100 rich and famous people including Mickey Rooney, Joan Crawford and more on this entertaining driving tour around the Kansas City area. Lunch is included at Sosa’s (appetizers, sandwiches/soup, dessert, and drink. Deadline to pre-register for this trip is Tuesday, July 29 and the cost is $44 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, July 31. The Palmer Center is located at 218A N. Pleasant St. in Independence, MO. For more information call (816) 325-6200.

Puzzle Me Silly

During the week of July 14 adults 50+ are invited to visit the table in the lower lobby outside the dining hall each day for new, fun, and perplexing puzzles and brain teasers. You can do these puzzles while at the Center, or take them home and enjoy. Please call (816) 325-6200 for more information. The Truman Memorial Building is located at 416 W. Maple in Independence, MO.

AARP Smart Driver Course

From 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 12 adults 50+ are invited to tune up their driving skills and update their knowledge of the rules of the road. They can also learn defensive driving techniques and discover ways to handle left turns, right-of-way, highway traffic and blind sports. Pre-registration is required by Saturday, July 5, with payment due to the instructor on the day of class. Cost is $15/AARP member and $20/Non-member. Please call (816) 325-6200 for more information. The Truman Memorial Building is located at 416 W. Maple in Independence, MO.

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, July 9. Blood pressure and blood sugar will be checked by the Visiting Nurses Association from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 15. 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 Sleep! at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 10, co-sponsored by Heritage Physician’s Group.

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