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August Classes and Activities at The Palmer Center
July 23, 2014

(INDEPENDENCE, Mo.) Wednesday, July 23, 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 August 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.

Jefferson City Adventure
Adults 50+ are invited to join us on an adventure as we learn the history of the Missouri State Penitentiary, known as the “Alcatraz of the Midwest.” You will be able to venture for a lovely lunch with your choice of several entrees, and enjoy a tour guide on a driving tour of the interesting sites of Jefferson City. This wonderful tour will be from 7:15 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 4. Deadline for registration is Saturday, August 16. Price is $66 per person. For more information call The Palmer Center at (816) 325-6200.

Just Fun & Games
Come along and visit the Moon Marble Company to enjoy a marble-making demonstration and glass working, and learn marble history, and other fun facts. Later we will stop at the Hollywood Casino for more fun and excitement, and top off the day with a visit to the Russell Stover’s Outlet. This trip is scheduled from 9:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. on Tuesday, September 9. Deadline for registration is Tuesday, August 19 and the price is $34. 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, August 5. 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, August 28. 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, August 13. Blood pressure only will be checked by the Visiting Nurses Association from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 19. 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 Healthy Food Alternative and Diabetes at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, August 19, co-sponsored by Heritage Physician’s Group. 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 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” class is offered at The Palmer Center for adults 50+ at 6 p.m. every Monday. This video class is beneficial to those who are new to Tai Chi. Some exercises will be performed sitting down, while others will be done while standing. Pre-registration is not required and there is no fee to participate. The Palmer Center is located at 218A N. Pleasant St. in Independence, MO. For more information call (816) 325-6200.

Stretch & Tone
Stretch & Tone is held at 9 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at The Palmer Center. Maintain and improve your muscular strength, using a variety of hand-held equipment. No pre-registration is required. A $1 fee per class applies. The Palmer Center is located at 218A N. Pleasant St. in Independence, MO. For more information call (816) 325-6200.

PEPPI
Adults 50+ are invited to participate in PEPPI, a nationally-recognized exercise program to work on core strength in order to balance effectively and prevent falls. The class, co-sponsored by the Independence Health and Parks & Recreation departments, meets at 10 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at The Palmer Center. The Palmer Center is located at 218A N. Pleasant St. in Independence, MO. Call (816) 325-6200 for more information.

Pickleball
Adults 50+ are invited to play Intermediate Pickleball at The Palmer Center from 1 to 5:30 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday and from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. This exciting competitive game focuses on agility, shot placement and strategy, as opposed to power. Beginner play (not lessons) is offered from Noon to 1 p.m. The Palmer Center is located at 218A N. Pleasant St. in Independence, MO. Call (816) 325-6200 for more information.

Line Dancing
Adults 50+ are invited to receive simple beginner’s instruction in line dance from 11 a.m. to Noon on Mondays. The cost for beginner’s instruction is $1 per person. You can stay and participate in open line dance from 12:05 to 2 p.m. every Monday. The cost is $2 per person. There is also instructed line dancing from 12:05 to 2 p.m. every Friday; the cost is $2 per person. All classes are held at The Palmer Center, located at 218A N. Pleasant St. in Independence, MO. Call (816) 325-6200 for more information.

Intermediate Senior Tap Dance
Adults 50+ can enjoy this intermediate tap dance class and experience a whole new way to have fun! The next session will be August 6 through August 27 from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. on Wednesdays. Pre-registration is required three days prior to the start of the session. Registration fee is $25 for a five week session. The Palmer Center is located at 218A N. Pleasant St. in Independence, MO. Call (816) 325-6200 for more information.

Afternoon Dances
Afternoon dances are held at 1 p.m. every Wednesday at The Palmer Center. The Ed Smith Band provides music and dancers are allowed to bring commercially-prepared finger foods. The entry fee is $3. The Palmer Center is located at 218A N. Pleasant St. in Independence, MO. Call (816) 325-6200 for more information.

Learn to Belly Dance
Belly dancing is an enlivening dance that helps tone the body through a low-impact workout. Adults 50+ are invited to join friends from 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. on Thursdays for this fun class, held at the Truman Memorial Building, 416 W. Maple in Independence, MO. Come prepared for some learning, fun and fitness. The cost is $1 per class and no pre-registration is required.

Bare Bones Art
Are you creative, have an art project or idea you would like to share? At 12:30 p.m. each Monday you can gather with other artists – bring your own project, create together and help each other. This program is hosted by volunteers of The Palmer Center. The Palmer Center is located at 218A N. Pleasant St. in Independence, MO. Call (816) 325-6200 for more information.

Cover to Cover
The Palmer Center’s book club “Cover to Cover” will meet at 2 p.m. on Thursday, August 21 at the Truman Memorial Building. August’s book is “Against Medical Advice” by James Patterson and Hal Friedman. 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.

The Write Place Poetry Society
Adults 50+ are invited to read their individual poetry writings or reflect upon the work of others during the next Write Place Poetry Society meeting to be held at The Palmer Center at 3 p.m. Thursday, August 21. The Palmer Center is located at 218A N. Pleasant St. For more information call (816) 325-6200.

Crochet 101
Learn some basic crochet stitches or pursue a new hobby with new friends at 10:15 a.m. each Friday. No pre-registration is required. The cost is $1 per class. The Palmer Center is located at 218A N. Pleasant St. in Independence, MO. Call (816) 325-6200 for more information.

Pinochle
Adults 50+ are invited to play Pinochle at 12:30 p.m. on Mondays at The Palmer Center, 218A N. Pleasant St. in Independence, MO. Call (816) 325-6200 for more information.

Game Time!
Adults 50+ are invited to play a variety of games at 12:15 p.m. every day at The Palmer Center, 218A N. Pleasant St. in Independence, MO. Games consist of Hand in Foot Canasta, Card Golf and Mexican Dominoes. For more information call (816) 325-6200.

Wood Carving Club*
Adults 50+ are invited to join in on the camaraderie and friendship of others as you try your hand at wood carving from 9 a.m. to Noon on Mondays and Noon – 4 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Sermon Center, 201 N. Dodgion. *Sermon Center membership required. For more information call (816) 325-6200.

Need a Little Help?
If you are experiencing difficult life changes, loneliness, the loss of a loved one, concerns about the future, loss of a job, a lack of meaningfulness in life . . . .free counseling services are available at The Palmer Center. Services provided by Ashley Mitchell, Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor. For an appointment, please contact Ashley directly at (816) 482-2788. For more information call (816) 325-6200. The Palmer Center is located at 218A N. Pleasant St.

Monthly Grief Support Group
Adults 50+ are welcome to join this group to discuss any type of loss, whether it’s a loss of loved one, driving abilities, or 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 August 6 and again August 20. 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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