City of Independence, Missouri

Palmer Center Activities and Events for October 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, November 30 at 10:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.   $59

COME BLOW YOUR HORNStarring Hal Linden and Sally Struthers, this Neil Simon comedy is about family and some of the crazy, hilarious, and wonderful things that happen when parents and their adult children get together. Please note that the seats for this performance are in rows 8 through 10. Registration opens September 21.  Register by October 26.



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.

SENIOR INFORMATION FAIR – Friday, October 14 at 9:00 a.m. to Noon

Helpful information, Health Screenings, Door Prize Giveaways, and free refreshments.


POP- UP LIBRARY – Monday, October 3 at 12:30 p.m.

A representative from Mid-Continent Public Library will provide individual technology assistance and a pop-up library where you can conduct library business and check out materials.


AMAZING APPLES – Friday, October 7 at 10:45 a.m.

Apples are in season! Discover their many health benefits, and some new recipes! Co-sponsored by Natural Grocer


CAMPFIRE AT GEORGE OWENS NATURE PARK-- Tuesday, October 11 at 1:30 p.m.

Meet on the patio at George Owens Nature Center for a campfire with stories and S’mores. Call 816-325-6200 to register.


VETERAN’S CAFE – Thursday, October 13 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.


LIVING A HEALTHY LIFE WITH CHRONIC CONDITIONS - Tuesdays, October 18 to November 22 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:430 a.m.

Learn how to better manage symptoms by learning important self-management skills and techniques, such as action planning, healthy eating, and communications with your healthcare team.  This 6-week class is FREE for adults 60+.  Register by October 4 by calling The Palmer Center at 816-325-6200


HALLOWEEN PARTY-- Monday, October 31 at 10:30 a.m.

Come in costume (family friendly) and celebrate Halloween with a costume contest, refreshments, and photo booth.