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September Classes and Activities at The Palmer Center
August 28, 2014

(INDEPENDENCE, Mo.) Thursday, August 28, 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 September 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 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.

 

What About Wind Farms

Adults 50+ are invited to join us on an adventure as we learn about the power generated by 27 wind turbines on a King City farm. A great lunch is included at a local favorite restaurant (entrée is chicken fried steak), and the day concludes with a visit to the local, interesting museum complex. This wonderful tour will be from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 1. Deadline for registration is Wednesday, September 10. Price is $49 per person. For more information call The Palmer Center at (816) 325-6200.

 

Autumn Adventure

Come along on this annual favorite, rolling along the autumn countryside to visit Miller’s Pecan Farm in DeWitt. Learn how pecans are harvested, sample various pecans and stock up with purchases for holiday baking. A delicious lunch is included (entrée is broasted chicken) before stopping at a nearby apple orchard. This trip is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, October 14. Deadline for registration is Tuesday, September 23 and the price is $49. 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, September 2. 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.

 

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, September 25. 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, September 10. Blood pressure and blood sugar will be checked by the Visiting Nurses Association from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 16. The Palmer Center is located at 218A N. Pleasant St. For more information call (816) 325-6200.

 

FLU Shots for Seniors

For adults 50+ the Independence Health Department will be administering flu shots from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 25. Cost is $30 without insurance. The Palmer Center is located at 218A N. Pleasant St. For more information call (816) 325-6200.

 

Experts at Living Well

Enjoy the musical performance “At Home-More than a Place” by Greg and Pam, with songs by John Denver, Simon & Garfunkel, and more. Adults 50+ will also enjoy complimentary cookies and cider provided by The Groves at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, September 19. The Palmer Center is located at 218A N. Pleasant St. For more information call (816) 325-6200.

 

Palmer Center Dance Showcase

The Palmer Center invites the community, family and friends of The Palmer Center dancers to attend a showcase featuring various Palmer Center dance groups. The event will be at 7 p.m. Monday, September 29 at the Truman Memorial Building, 416 W Maple Ave. Donations will be accepted at the door and all proceeds will benefit our home-delivered meals program. 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 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 at the Truman Memorial Building, 416 W. Maple in Independence, MO. For more information call (816) 325-6200.

 

Gentle Tai Chi

A “Gentle Tai Chi” >

Adults 50+ are welcome to join this group to discuss any type of loss, whether it’s a loss of loved one, driving abilities, independence, etc., as well as myths associated with grief. Co-sponsored with Crossroads Hospice the group meets from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays each month beginning September 3 and again September 17. The Palmer Center is located at 218A N. Pleasant St. in Independence, MO. For more information call (816) 325-6200.

 

Tagilima Crafts

Adults 50+ are welcome to join others for a time of crafts and socializing from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. every Thursday at The Palmer Center. The Palmer Center is located at 218A N. Pleasant St. in Independence, MO. For more information call (816) 325-6200.

 

Centennial Birthday Party Package                

Adults 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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