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The Palmer Center February Activities & Classes
January 27, 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 February include:

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SilverSneakers® Fitness Program
The Palmer Center is proud to begin providing 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.

Galvin’s & Terrible's Day Trip
On Tuesday, March 11, adults 50+ are off to St. Joseph on this day trip – starting with the delicious family-style lunch (included) at Galvin’s Dinner House where the main entrée will be free-range organic Amish-raised pan-fried chicken. A wonderful guided overview of historical downtown follows, and then it’s off to Terrible’s Frontier Casino. Deadline to pre-register is Thursday, February 20. Trip times are 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday, March 11. Price for registration is $49.

5-A-Day Bingo
The Palmer Center will host 5-A-Day Bingo at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, February 4. 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 325-6200.

Valentine’s Day Party
Celebrate LOVE at this annual event at 11 a.m. on Friday, February 14. If you plan to stay for lunch, make a reservation by no later than noon on Thursday, February 13. For more information call The Palmer Center at 325-6200.

Navigating Your PC
The Palmer Center is offering a Navigating Your PC class to adults 50+ from 1 to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays, February 11 and February 25. Seating for this free class is limited. Call 325-6200 to register. The Palmer Center is located at 218-A North Pleasant St. in Independence, MO.

Brain Strain
Here’s an opportunity for adults 50+ to get mental muscles healthy and fit by strengthening them through several different mental exercises. Brain Strain I is held from 1 to 2:00 p.m. on Tuesdays, February 4 and February 18, and features wacky word games, puzzles and many other fun ways to keep exercising your brain. This program is free and no pre-registration is required. Coordinated with the Kansas University Nursing Students and The Palmer Center. For more information call 325-6200. The Palmer Center is located at 218A N. Pleasant St. in Independence, MO.

Cell Phone Solutions
Cell phones are great, but can be complicated. Adults 50+ are invited to bring in a cell phone and instruction book and let us help you figure it out. Nursing Students from Kansas University will host this program at 2 p.m. on Tuesdays, February 11 and February 25. For more information call 325-6200. The Palmer Center is located at 218A N. Pleasant Street in Independence.

Health Education & You in 2014
Adults 50+ may come to The Palmer Center to learn more about incontinence at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 13. The Palmer Center is located at 218A N. Pleasant St. For more information call 325-6200.

Annual Tournament
The tournament is scheduled for 8 a.m. on Saturday, February 22. You must have a playing partner and may register for Men’s doubles, Women’s doubles and/or Mixed doubles. Each player will receive a tee-shirt. Registration deadline is Saturday, February 8 and cost is $12-$15 per person. For more information call The Palmer Center at 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, February 27. The Palmer Center is located at 218A N. Pleasant St. in Independence, MO. For more information call 325-6200.

Blood Pressure Checks
Adults 50+ may have their blood pressure only checked by the Visiting Nurses Association from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 18. From 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 12, blood pressure only will be checked by Dr. John Chapman. The Palmer Center is located at 218A N. Pleasant St. For more information call 325-6200.

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