City of Independence, Missouri

Palmer Center Activities and Events for April 2022

e Palmer Center is pleased to share its slate of activities and events for April 2022. Located at 218A N. Pleasant St. in Independence, the Palmer Center is dedicated to the mission of improving the overall health of adults 60 years old and older.

For more information call (816) 325-6200 or visit the website,

NEW THEATER – THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG – Wednesday, May 18, at 10:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Play That Goes Wrong is a comedy about a small theater company staging a production of a 1920s-style murder mystery, The Murder at Haversham Manor, but when the curtain goes up, everything quickly goes from bad to utterly disastrous.

Please indicate who you would like to sit with when making your reservation.  If you are signing up a friend for a trip who has not previously registered, you must have their name, address, birth date and phone number. Registration opens March 23. Deadline to pre-register: April 13. Price: $59.


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.

This Month’s Highlighted Programs

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

ARE YOU READY? EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS SERIESTuesday, April 5 and April 19, at 12:15 p.m.Join us at The Palmer Center for this new free series every other Tuesday at 12:15 p.m. beginning April 5th.

April 5, 2022:  Preparedness on a Shoestring

April 19, 2022: Who You Gonna Call?

TOOLKIT FOR ACTIVE LIVING Tuesdays, April 5 through May 10, from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Registration Required. Free for adults 60+

Living with a chronic condition such as diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, pain, or anxiety can be a challenge, but it doesn’t have to be. This 6-week workshop will be held via conference call using your telephone and will help you discover how to make healthy food choices, increase physical activity and exercise safely, cope with pain and fatigue, communicate effectively with your health team, and develop an action plan to improve your health and wellbeing. Class size is limited.

TAI CHI FOR ARTHRITIS Tuesdays & Thursdays, April 5 through May 26, from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Registration Required by March 22. Free for Adults 60+

Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention is an evidenced-based program designed by Dr. Paul Lam, along with a team of medical experts and Tai Chi masters. This 8-week program uses the Sun style of Tai Chi and is easy to learn, safe, and effective. Instructor: Michelle Pena

AMERICAN RHYTHM DANCE TROUPE Thursday, April 7, at 12:30 p.m.   

This show features dances through the decades, country, and patriotic dances performed by dancers 3-19 years old.

FINANCIAL SAFETY – Tuesday, April 12, at 12:30 p.m. 

A speaker from the Secretary of State's office will present on protecting your investments and avoiding fraud.

VETERAN’S CAFE – Thursday, April 14, at 10:30 a.m. 

Join other veterans and family members for coffee, pastries, conversation, and learning about veteran benefits.  Co-sponsored by Good Shepherd Hospice.

EASTER EGG HUNT – Friday, April 15, at 10:30 a.m.

Come join in on the Palmer Center Easter Egg Hunt.  Each person is invited to find four plastic eggs filled with candy as a sweet treat.

FOR THE BIRDS – Thursday, April 28, at 12:30 p.m.

Paint a birdhouse while learning about birds in springtime.  Co-sponsored by George Owens Nature Park.