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May Events & Classes at The Palmer Center
April 29, 2014

INDEPENDENCE, Mo.) Tuesday, April 29, 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 City of Independence’s website at www.independencemo.org/parksandrec. Classes and programs offered in May 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 now take SilverSneakers classes for $2 per class. Just sign in and pay at the Truman Memorial Building front desk the day of the class. The Truman Memorial Building is at 416 W. Maple in Independence, MO. For more information call The Palmer Center at (816) 325-6200. St. Dionysios Greek Festival Adults 50+ are invited to join us at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 7 to enjoy some old world culture in Overland Park. The 53rd annual festival will feature Greek dancing, music, and delightful Greek cuisine. You will have time to browse the Plaka (Athenian marketplace) for your shopping pleasure. Pre-registration deadline is Saturday, May 17. Price is $21 per person. For more information call The Palmer Center at 325-6200. The Palmer Center is located at 218A N. Pleasant St. in Independence, MO. Mother’s Day Recognition All mothers will receive special recognition at 11:15 a.m. on Friday, May 9. If you’d like to stay for lunch, please make your reservation no later than 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 7. The Palmer Center is located at 218A N. Pleasant St. in Independence, MO. For more information call 325-6200. 5-A-Day Bingo The Palmer Center will host 5-A-Day Bingo at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, May 6. 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. Older Americans Month The Palmer Center is paying tribute to the older adults in our community! Adults 50+ are invited to stop by for complimentary cake and punch, sponsored by The Groves, from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 13. For more information call 325-6200. The Palmer Center is located at 218A N. Pleasant St. in Independence, MO. Health Education & You in 2014 Adults 50+ may come to The Palmer Center to learn more about on the topic of “Get Into Walking” at 10:45 a.m. on Tuesday, May 6 and Physical/Occupational Therapy at 10:45 a.m. on Thursday, June 12, co-sponsored by Heritage Physician’s Group. The Palmer Center is located at 218A N. Pleasant St. For more information call 325-6200. One-On-One Diabetes Counseling Adults 50+ are encouraged to learn more about diabetes, participate in discussion and learn about treatment options as well as get tips to develop a nutrition plan. This program will be provided by KU Nursing students at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 6. The Palmer Center is located at 218A N. Pleasant St. in Independence, MO. For more information call 325-6200 Maximizing Your Doctor’s Visit Adults 50+ are invited to learn how to maximize a doctor’s visit during this educational event. Learn about the SilverSneakers older adult fitness program, participate in a class demo and take a tour of the fitness room/class location. Presented by Humana MO at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, May 7. For more information call 325-6200. The Palmer Center is located at 218A N. Pleasant St. in Independence, MO. Cover to Cover The Palmer Center’s book club “Cover to Cover” will meet at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 15 at the Truman Memorial Building. May’s book is “The Paris Wife” by Paula McLain. Copies are being made available at the North Independence Mid-Continent Public Library. Please call 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, May 15. The Palmer Center is located at 218A N. Pleasant St. For more information call 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, May 14. Blood pressure and blood sugar will be checked by the Visiting Nurses Association from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 20. The Palmer Center is located at 218A N. Pleasant St. For more information call 325-6200. National Senior Health & Fitness Day Attention Adults 50+! Come exercise, enjoy healthy snacks, a chance to win prizes, and get helpful tips from our fitness trainer from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 28. For more information call 325-6200. The Palmer Center is located at 218A N. Pleasant St. in Independence, MO. 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, May 29. The Palmer Center is located at 218A N. Pleasant St. in Independence, MO. For more information call 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 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 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 Circuit SilverSneakers Circuit is offered at 11:15 a.m. every Monday and Wednesday at the Truman Memorial Building. This program is a combination of fun and fitness to increase your cardiovascular and muscular endurance power with a standing circuit workout. The use of hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a SilverSneakers ball is alternated with low-impact aerobic choreography. 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 Palme month. Call 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 325-6200 for more information about becoming a member.

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