218A N. Pleasant St., 64050
The Palmer Center is a facility that is dedicated to the mission of improving the overall health of 50+ adults in the community. This community focal point for Independence is a place where one can find the resources needed to live a vital and healthy lifestyle. The Center offers nutritious lunches, social events, holiday gatherings, fitness opportunities, educational and leisure activities, escorted tours, volunteer opportunities and many valuable services for the elderly. The facility has an outdoor patio, a welcome center, gymnasium, fitness room, meeting space, game & craft room, library, computer lab, the Catherine J.A. Curtis Dining Hall, and a full service kitchen. Rental space is available for special events. Call The Palmer Center at (816) 325-6200 for information.
|Monday through Thursday
||8 a.m. - 7 p.m. |
||8 a.m. - 5 p.m. |
||1 - 5 p.m. |
- Fitness Room
- Game/Craft Room
- Dining Hall
- Small Meeting Room
- Outdoor Patio
- Low Vision Center
- Computer Lab
- Concession stand
The welcome center includes the front office with staff dedicated to providing an exceptional senior center for your use. This is where you may find general information regarding programs, register for classes, and express your concern to staff. Comfortable seating and a complimentary coffee are available.
The outdoor patio, which stretches along the front of the building provides seating for you to enjoy fresh air, in a historical surrounding and participate in planned outdoor activities.
This 6,956-square-foot gymnasium is ideal for special events and athletic programs. Features include an adjacent concession stand with counter space and a commercial sized refrigerator to provide concessions as well as a marked walking track around the perimeter of the gym. Rental is available.
The Palmer Center has a fitness room for 50+ adults to pursue their individual fitness goals. Included are Nu-Steps Treadmills, an elliptical trainer, a recumbent bike, and six Nautilus Nitro weight training machines. Each membership requires a fitness assessment and equipment orientation. Fee: An annual membership is $50 for Independence residents, $65 for non-residents.
Engage in a healthy diversion of an assortment of friendly game opportunities and classes to explore your creative abilities. This room can be divided with a movable partitioned wall or expand up to 1,400 square feet. Be looking for billiards, board games, bingo, card games, bunko, art classes and more.
A variety of computer classes and an open computer lab are offered at The Palmer Center. Please call (816) 325-6200 for a schedule of classes.
If you experience problems with low vision plan a visit to utilize or perhaps borrow some of our equipment: A Merlin - a full color auto focus video magnifier system, a variety of magnifiers, check writing guides and 20/20 pens.
The Palmer Advisory Council meets monthly to discuss issues related to The Palmer Center and 50+ Parks & Recreation programs. Please contact The Palmer Center office at (816) 325-6200 for more information.
Do you have a talent or skill you would like to share with others? We are looking for instructors and volunteers to teach new classes and host activities. Class topics include: crafts, art, computer, educational, health, fun & games, fitness, inter-generational, etc. Volunteers are also needed to package home delivered meals and serve meals at the daily nutrition site.
Call (816) 325-6200 for additional information.