City of Independence, Missouri

Palmer Center Activities and Events for June 2022

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

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.

New theatre Wednesday, August 17 at 10:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Freaky Friday the Musical will be featured. This musical is based on the beloved novel and hit Disney film, when a mother and her teenage daughter magically swap bodies. They come to appreciate each other’s struggles, learn self-acceptance, and realize the immeasurable love and mutual respect that bond a mother and daughter. Price: $59, Registration opens June 1, 2022, Register by 7/15/2022


Veteran’s Cafe, Thursday, June 9 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.


Native Plant Care, Thursday, June 9 at 12:30 p.m.

Join us to learn how to care for plants that are native to Missouri and take a plant home. Co-Sponsored by George Owens Nature Park.


U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Voucher Program, Friday, June 10 at 12:15 p.m.

A representative from University of Missouri (MU) Extension will have information about the USDA Voucher Program and help with registering qualified individuals.


Are You Ready? Emergency Preparedness Series, Tuesday, June 14, and June 28 at 12:15 p.m. Join us at The Palmer Center for this new FREE series every other Tuesday at 12:15 p.m. topics for June are June 14 - Fire Prevention & Suppression and June 28 will be Pet Preparedness & Protection


Music with the Hillen Brothers, Wednesday, June 22 at 12:30 p.m.

Enjoy a musical performance by the Hillen Brothers.


Aging Mastery Program (AMP), Tuesdays, June 28 – August 30 at 9:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Created by the National Council on Aging, the Aging Mastery Program (AMP) offers a comprehensive and fun approach to living that celebrates the gift of longevity. The 10-week program uses goalsetting, daily practices, professional speakers, peer support, and incentives to help you create your own personal playbook for aging well.

Core Curriculum:

  • Navigating Longer Lives: The Basics of Aging Mastery
  • Exercise and You
  • Sleep
  • Healthy Eating and Hydration
  • Financial Fitness
  • Advance Planning
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Medication Management
  • Falls Prevention
  • Community Engagement

Register by June 10, 2022. The suggested donation is $10 for class materials, refreshments, and incentives.