City of Independence, Missouri

Palmer Center Activities and Events for August, 2019

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 60+. For more information call (816) 325-6200 or visit the website Programs offered in August include:

STONEHENGE EXHIBIT AT UNION STATION – Wednesday, September 18 at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Price is $72.  Deadline to pre-register is August 14

Begin with an included lunch at Harvey’s Restaurant before touring Union Station’s latest exhibit: Stonehenge. After the tour, board the Kansas City streetcar for a ride to the River Market.

NEW THEATRE — THE LAST ROMANCE – Wednesday, September 25 at 10:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Price is $55.  Deadline to pre-register is August 28

THE LAST ROMANCE is a heart-warming romantic comedy.

BRANSON CHRISTMAS – Thursday & Friday, November 7 & 8 at 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. next day.  Price: $379 double, $429 single, $369 triple, $364 quad $50 deposit due at time of registration, balance due by 8/31/19.  Deadline to pre-register is August 23

Stay at the newly renovated Grand Oaks and see four shows including Miracle of Christmas at Sight & Sound Theatre, The Brett’s Christmas Show, Daniel O’Donnell show, and Showboat Branson Belle. Stop for an included dinner at Lambert’s on the trip home.


If you have registered for a tour and you have to cancel for any reason, it is in your best interest to find your own replacement. Please inform us of the change. If you can’t find your own replacement, the following will apply if you cancel the tour:

  • Before the original registration deadline—full refund minus a $5 processing fee.
  • After the deadline—no refund unless we receive another registration for the tour. If a replacement is found, you will receive a full refund minus a $5 processing fee.
  • We will do our best to replace your spot, by referring to the wait list. Refunds will be sent within four weeks after the scheduled tour date.

REMINDER: If you are signing up a friend for a trip who has not previously registered, you MUST have their name, address, and birth date and phone number.


This Month’s Highlighted Programs

Please note events will be held at the Palmer Center located at 218A N. Pleasant Street in Independence, Mo., unless otherwise indicated. Call (816) 325-6200 for registration or further information.

PAIN MANAGEMENT -- Tuesdays August 6 to September 10 at 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

This evidenced-based interactive program was developed for people who have a primary or secondary diagnosis of chronic pain. Registration is required. Contact Orvie Prewitt at or call 816-932-2351 to register for this class.

THERAPY DOG JOSIE -- Wednesday, August 14 at 10:30 a.m.

Josie is one of the newest members of the Independence Police Department, and the first therapy dog to join the team. Come and meet her, learn what her duties are, and how she helps the officers day to day.

STRETCHING YOUR MEDICARE BENEFITS -- Friday, August 16 at 10:45 a.m.

A representative from CLAIM will be here to go over ways that you might be able to take advantage of your Medicare benefits to help stretch you Medicare dollars.

PLANTS FOR BEES -- Friday, August 23 at 10:30 a.m.

Mel Haney from George Owens Nature Park will be here to share about the best plants you can put in your garden to benefit bees. You will have a chance to get your fingers dirty by planting a few of these plants yourself.

WOMEN OF THE 1859 JAIL -- Monday, August 26 at 10:30 a.m.

After 160 years, the 1859 Jail in Independence still has stories to tell. The Women of the 1869 Jail program tells the stories of the women who worked, lived, and were imprisoned in the historic jail. Come learn about these women’s roles in the history of this Independence Square Landmark. This program is presented by the Jackson County Historical Society.