ph: 816.235.2870
fx: 816.235.5681
SPARK/UMKC 4825 Troost
Room 214D Kansas City, MO.
Relay Missouri:
800 735-2966 (TT) or
800 735-2466 (voice)

Welcome to the SPARK (Senior Peers Actively Renewing Knowledge) Website!

The SPARK Philosophy

SPARK’s philosophy is to provide, at modest cost, learning and fun social experiences for participants.  There are no prerequisites, tests or grades for classes.  Instructors are members or volunteers who have a strong interest in a particular topic.

SPARK is an Elderhostel Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI) and a member of the Elderhostel Institute Network (EIN.)

SPARK partners with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC.)  This allows SPARK to have an LLI in a collegiate environment supported by the intellectual and cultural resources of the university. 

The SPARK office is open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. and Tuesdays when classes are in session.

Contact Information:  816-235-2870 or e-mail:

Join SPARK or renew your SPARK membership now. 

Annual membership is from January thru December.  The fee is $40.

2016 Classes
Fall 2016 Schedule

Check the class schedule for class fees.

Registration Form

If you experience problems using the registration form do the following.  Click  the Registration Form Link.  When the form opens, save it using the "Save As" function, giving it a name you will remember in a location easy to find such as My Pictures. Close the registration form and find the copy you saved and open it with Adobe Reader.  It is now ready to use.  If you do not have Adobe Reader, go to the Adobe web site,, and download it.  It is a free download.


Fall 2016 classes begin September 26, 2016


4825 Troost

Room 214D

Kansas City, Missouri 64110

Telephone: 816-235-2870


The Fall Picnic will be on September 8th.  Contact the SPARK office to make your reservation by September 1st. The cost is $15.00.


Board Meetings for 2016

The SPARK board of directors meets every other month, beginning in  February. 

 The next board meeting of 2016 is October 21, 2016.

The meetings are held in room 214 D of the SPARK office.

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