City of Independence, Missouri

Palmer Center Activities and Events for May 2023


111 East Maple Avenue | P.O. Box 1019 | Independence, Missouri 64051 - 0519 | 816-325-7000




April 27, 2023


Media contact:

Meg Lewis, Public Information Officer

(816) 325-7086


Palmer Center Activities and Events for May 2023

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. – 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 May 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.

Health Screenings Blood Pressure Check: Monday, 5/1 from 10:00-11:15 a.m.

By Cleveland University Tuesdays, 5/16 & 6/20 from 9:30-11:15 a.m. by VNA Blood Sugar Check: Tuesday, 5/16 from 9:30-11:15 a.m. by VNA

Tech Talk and Pop-Up Library Monday, 5/1 at 12:15 p.m.

Learn about different technology topics each month from a representative from the Mid-Continent Public Library. After the tech talk, they are available to help you with technology assistance and provide a pop-up library where you can conduct library business and check out materials.

Nature Walk at George Owens Nature Park Tuesday, 5/9 at 1:00 PM

Take a guided peaceful stroll on some of the trails at George Owens Nature Park. Remember to wear good walking shoes and bring your sunscreen and binoculars. Light refreshments will be provided afterwards.

Veteran’s Café Thursday, 5/11 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.

Fire Safety Preparedness Tuesday, 5/16 at 12:30 p.m.

Do you have a Bug Out Bag or a Safety Plan? Join local firefighters as they talk about how to prepare for the worst-case scenario.

Noggin Joggin’ Wednesday, 5/17 at 10:00 a.m.

Have fun while giving your brain a workout. Each session includes warm-up material, a group activity, and personal exercises designed to be both fun and challenging.

Karaoke with Cleveland University Friday, 5/19 at 10:00 a.m.

Whether you sing on key, off key, or no key at all, we’d love for you to join us! Come have fun singing karaoke with students from Cleveland University.

Ice Cream Social Friday, 5/19 at 12:15 p.m.

Socialize with your friends while enjoying an ice cream treat. Co-sponsored by Archwell Health

Summer Reading Challenge Begins Thursday, 5/25 at 12:30 p.m.

The Palmer Center is issuing a Summer Reading Challenge to all our friends. The challenge begins on May 25th at 12:30 p.m. and will run through late August. Stop by the Palmer Center to learn more, check out some books, and pick up a book log. Whoever reads the most books gets a special prize!

Grief Recovery Group Fridays, 5/26 - 7/14 from 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Starting May 26th, we invite you to join us for our Grief Recovery Group, Co-Sponsored by Crossroads Hospice and Palliative Care. Anyone can join if you have experienced loss of any kind and would like to talk about it with others.

Summer Kickoff on the Patio Tuesday, 5/30 at 12:30 p.m.

We’re kicking off summer with a little celebration on the patio! Drop by for a snack and outdoor games. Co-sponsored by Missouri Pall

June Preview with May Registration Deadline

Precious Moments Chapel and Carthage Square on Thursday, 6/8/2023 from 9:15 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Enjoy a guided tour of the Precious Moments Chapel with time to browse in the Visitor’s Center and Gift Shop. After visiting the Chapel, enjoy an included lunch at Taste of Italy and then spend some free time exploring Carthage Square. Deadline to pre-register: 5/5/2023 Price: $78

Warm Springs Ranch Tour at Warm Springs Ranch in Boonville, MO on Thursday, 6/22/2023 from 7:45 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Home to more than 70 Clydesdales ranging from foals to stallions. The tour also includes lunch at Maggie’s Bar & Grill. Deadline to pre-register: 5/12/2023 Price: $82




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