City of Independence, Missouri

Palmer Center Activities and Events for August 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 Programs offered in July include:


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.


LAUGHTER YOGA - Wednesday, August 3 at 11:00 - 11:20 a.m.

Free This unique exercise routine combines unconditional laughter with yogic breathing. Anyone can laugh without relying on humor and science shows the body does not differentiate between simulated and real laughter. Once the laughter is initiated as a group, real and contagious laughter usually follows leaving one feeling joyful and relaxed and promoting better health and well-being. Certified Instructor: Pam Burnham from Sugar Creek Parks and Recreation.


NEW THEATRE - Wednesday, September 28 at 10:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. $59

HANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAY By the time Hank Williams was twenty-five he was a superstar. Four years later, the world lost this extraordinary musician. The joy, humor, and music of this amazing talent is captured in Lost Highway Price: $59 Date: Register by August 24, 2022



If you have registered for a tour and you must cancel for any reason, the following will apply: Before the original registration deadline - full refund minus $5 processing fee. After the deadline - no refund unless another registration is received for the tour. If a replacement is found, you will receive a full refund minus a $5 processing fee.


ARE YOU READY? EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS SERIESTuesday, August 9, and August 23 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 August are August 9 – Protect your Property and Valuables and August 23 – Whole Community and National Preparedness Month


VETERAN’S CAFE – Thursday, August 11 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.


HEALTH PRESENTATIONS BY DR. GARCIA- Wednesday, August 17 at 10:45 a.m.

Dr. Tess Garcia will share about a different health topic each month. July 20 – Psoriasis Awareness


DEMENTIA AND ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE - Thursday, August 18 at 10:30 a.m.

A representative from the Alzheimer’s Association will share valuable information about Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia.


SCAMBOREE - Wednesday, August 31 at 9:30 a.m.

Exhibits open - 9:30 a.m. SMP Bingo - 10:00 a.m. Speakers and Panel Discussion - 10:30 a.m. Exhibitor information and question time through 11:30 a.m. For more information, call the Palmer Center at 816-325-6200 Have Fun Learning Protect - Detect - Report