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Ballard NW
Senior Center

A community partner site 
of Sound Generations

Contact Us

5429 32nd NW
Seattle, WA 98107
Phone: (206) 297-0403
Fax:     (206) 297-0558

Monday   8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday   8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday  8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday  8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday  8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

On select Saturdays only
TBD, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM


Presidents Day

Monday, February 20

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Not Just For Seniors! 

Membership and our events and classes are open to ALL ages.

Take a class, join a group, or attend an event with a parent, grandparent, or friend. Come by yourself and meet new friends! Find an event for you.


Thank you for supporting Center programs and services in 2016:

Thank you for Sponsoring the 2016 Food Programs:
Thank you for Sponsoring the 2016 Night in Paris Dinner:

Thank you for Sponsoring the 2017 $pring For $eniors Auction:

Brookdale Senior Living
Genesis HealthCare
Swedish Medical Center - Ballard Campus
Sagebrook Senior Living in Ballard
Carter Subaru
Mountain Pacific Bank
KMS Financial Services, Inc.
Bowie Electric Service
Annie's Nannies
Ballard Oil Company
Malone Law Group
Ballard Ornamental Ironworks
CD Stimson Companies
Ballard Emblem Club No. 216
Foss Home & Village
Dock Street Brokers
Sunset Hill Veterinary & Rehabilitation Center

Thank you for Sponsoring our 2016 Birthday Celebrations:
Sagebrook Senior Living at Ballard

Thank you for Sponsoring our 2016 Volunteer Appreciation Reception:
Genesis Healthcare, Inc.

Thank you for Sponsoring our 2016 Halloween Luncheon & Party:
Foss Home & Village

Thank you for Sponsoring our 2016 Art, Wine, & Chocolate:
Genesis Healthcare, Inc.

Thank you for Sponsoring the 2016 Rainbow Bingo Events:
Hilliard's Beer
Jim Coleman
Pacific Maritime Brewing Co.

Thank you for Sponsoring our 2016 Santa Breakfast:
Genesis Healthcare, Inc.
Adams Elementary School
Champion Party Supply
Glo Holcomb
Stephen Sill

Thank you for Sponsoring the 2016 Irish Tenors Holiday Concert:

Marguerite Casey Foundation

AM 880 KIXI Radio
Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts
Trident Seafoods
Norse Home Retirement & Assisted Living Community
Genesis Healthcare, Inc.
Stoneway Hardware

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MEN’S BREAKFASTMen's Breakfast
Friday, February 24th, 9:00am -10:00am
Cost:  $3 per meal

Enjoy delicious pancakes, scrambled eggs, and more with friends at our monthly Men’s Breakfast.  Join Chef Bob for breakfast on Friday, February 24th from 9:00am -10:00am. $3 per meal. This wonderful Men’s Group will also be meeting on Friday March 31st.  RSVP By Phone and In-Person.  Walk-ins are welcome.


Mardi Gras CelebrationMardi Gras

Tuesday, February 28th, 10:00am – 12:00pm, Mask Making
Tuesday, February 28th, 12:30pm, Celebration

Come early from 10:00am – 12:00pm for mask making and then join us at 12:30pm for great music, games with sparkly prizes, and delicious treats. No sign up required.


St. Patrick's DaySt. Patrick’s Day Party
Friday, March 17th, 12:30pm
Everyone is Irish this day. Come for some great fun, lots of green, entertainment, food, punch, beer, and more.  Remember to wear green!  No sign up required.





$pring for $eniors Auction & Dinner

Sunday, March 26 2017, at 5pm
Our sensational and highly anticipated $pring for $eniors Auction & Dinner is going to be here before we know it! The auction date is Sunday, March 26th at 5:00pm and is located at Leif Erikson Lodge.  Put it on your calendars and make your plans now to attend, donate, or help.  Everyone can do something to make this the huge success we need it to be.  With the $40,000 decrease in support in 2017, this is our biggest fundraiser and with your help it will be successful and we will meet our goals.

Al Hovland is Auction Chair.  We have a great Auction Committee, but there is room for more to join this active group.  Contact Carlye or Al if you can be on the Auction Committee or want to know more about it.  There is an idea/wish list for donated items at the 2nd Floor Reception area.  We are always looking for vacation homes, experiences, gift cards, and cash pledges for our Match Fund A Need portion.

The event is fun with games to play, a Martini Bar and a Wine Bar, wonderful items to bid on, delicious dinners. This is a great night to celebrate our Center.  Be a part of this important event!  Join in the fun and support your Center.  Tickets are available Online, By Phone, or In-Person.

Read more about our Auction on our Auction Page and check out the fantastic Sponsors who made this night possible!


Men’s BreakfastMen's Breakfast
Friday, March 31st, 9:00am -10:00am
Cost:  $3 per meal

Enjoy delicious pancakes, scrambled eggs and more with friends at our monthly Men’s Breakfast.  Join Chef Bob for breakfast on Friday, March 31st from 9:00am -10:00am. $3 per meal. RSVP By Phone and In-Person.  Walk-ins are welcome.


How Bingo Saved This Seattle Man's Life When Bernie Sadowski first came to the Ballard Senior Center in 2009, he didn’t care about life. His wife of 50 years had died. “It was like, OK, I’ll go to sleep when I feel sleepy no matter where I was,” he said. He didn’t care if he woke up, and he didn’t know what to do with himself. Sadowski’s doctor told him he was going through depression and suggested that he get out and socialize. Sadowski’s daughter took him to the senior center. “Frankly, this saved my life,” Sadowski said.
Read more here.


The center membership dues are due in January 2017.  The dues benefit members and provide financial help to the center.  Membership is a good deal for anyone who wants to receive reduced fees on foot care, trips, many classes, as well as receive invitations to the members only luncheon and other special member only events for 2017. The dues for 2017 are $50 per person.  We offer 3 options for payment to make it easier to support us.

New members can get a jump on the year, starting on November 1st, 2016 through all of November and December 2016, and through the year 2017.  Current Members can also renew in November and December 2016. This is also a great holiday gift for friends, family, and for yourself.

Payment Plans:

1) Make one payment of $50.00

2) Make two payments of $25.00, Second Payment due June 30th.
3) Make four payments of $12.50, Second Payment Due April 3rd, Third Due June 30th, Fourth Due Sept. 30th.
4) Member Sponsorship

Paying someone’s membership makes a wonderful gift that keeps on giving throughout the year. We also accept donations to help pay dues for those who cannot afford them. You do not have to be a member to participate at the Center.