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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

Independence Day Weekend
Monday,  July 3, 2017 Open!
Tuesday, July 4, 2017 Closed
Labor Day
Monday, September 4, 2017

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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:

Ballard Taco Time 
Laurel Ink
Rain City Video

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:

Annie's Nannies 
Ballard Emblem Club No. 216   
Ballard Hardware
Ballard Industrial
Ballard Market
Ballard Oil Company
Ballard Ornamental Ironworks
Banner Bank
Bowie Electric Service
Brookdale Senior Living
Brown Bear Carwash
Carter Subaru
CD Stimson Companies
Century 21
Dock Street Brokers 
ERA Living 
Foss Home & Village 
Genesis HealthCare
Holland America Line
Homestreet Bank
Howard & Cindy's
      Adult Family Home
Keller Williams Realty
      Greater Seatlle
KMS Financial Services, Inc.
Lantern Brewing
Malone Law Group
Mountain Pacific Bank
Norse Home
Old Ballard Liquor Co.
Sagebrook Senior Living
      in Ballard
Seattle Divorce Services
Sunset Hill Veterinary
      & Rehabilitation Center
Swedish Medical Center
      Ballard Campus
Total Wine & More
Trident Seafoods 

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:
Adams Elementary School
Champion Party Supply
Genesis Healthcare, Inc.
Glo Holcomb
Stephen Sill

Thank you for Sponsoring the 2016 Irish Tenors Holiday Concert:
AM 880 KIXI Radio
Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts
Genesis Healthcare, Inc.
Marguerite Casey Foundation
Norse Home -
    Retirement & Assisted Living
Stoneway Hardware
Trident Seafoods

Sponsor Us!
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The Ballard Northwest Senior Center extends a Ballard Senior Centervery warm welcome to you. We are located in the Ballard area of Northwest Seattle about 1 block from the Hiram Chittenden Ballard Locks. The Ballard Northwest Senior Center is “the friendly center” where all are welcome.

See our New Programs and Partnerships starting in July!  Scroll Down or Click on AUGUST to find center Events for upcoming months. Enjoy the August Highlights Newsletter that includes calendar pages for each day's lunch menus and activities.

Plus we have volunteer and sponsor opportunities!
  • If you volunteer with us, you might even have your name listed on our Volunteers of the Month website page and in our newsletters.
  • Learn how easily you can Shop and Support Us when you make purchases at local and online stores that donate a percentage of your purchase to Ballard NW Senior Center!  Plus there are other ways of sponsoring and supporting us! 
We look forward to meeting and visiting with you!





VOLUNTEER CELEBRATION                           
Thursday, August 17th, 3:00pm-5:00pm

My favorite event.—We honor all those who are the heart and soul of our center—our volunteers. 

Time you give, thoughtfulness to all, together we serve & achieve. 
Heart you give & show, helpful to all, humor, honor. 
Answers you provide, awesome service to all, always giving more. 
Nice, never ending support to all, notable contributions. 
Kind, knowing what’s needed, key to center success. 

You are the center’s stars. 
Opportunity to all, outstanding work, ovations to you. 
Useful, unity, unforgettable service, unselfish. 

You are each a piece of the puzzle that weaves its magic to provide all our programs and services, together we can do everything. Please join us as we celebrate you, our awesome volunteers.

MEN'S BREAKFAST CLUB                            Breakfast
Group Leader Al 
Friday, August 25th, 9:00am-10:00am 
Friday, September 29th, 9:00am-10:00am 
Friday, October 27th, 9:00am-10:00am 

Enjoy a lovely summer morning and a delicious breakfast of eggs, ham, pancakes, fruit, OJ, and a speaker to inform you on an interesting topic and time to chat with the other guys. 
Special Guest Speakers: 
August 25th - Joey Holman, Filson Co. 
September 29 - Lee Ehrheart, Building a Personal Botanical Garden: Caregiving and Healing Center 
October 27 - Wayne Lennon, Local Ballard Author




Anyone can be a Center Member! Membership provides you with so much: reduced fees on classes, foot care, massage, acupuncture, trips, certificates for discounts, newsletter subscriptions, an invitation to our Member Only Event, and you still support your center. Dues are $50. We have payment plans available and there are some scholarships available. We value and appreciate all who come to the center and those who choose to join.

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.

Starting June 1st!
Calling all senior artists extraordinaire! Artists can now sign up for Art, Wine & Chocolate, our fantastic September 28th event. Crafters can now sign up for the Senior Quilt & Craft Fair with Bake Sale, our wonderful October 21st event. Contact Kristina by email at KristinaW@SoundGenerations.org or call 206.297.0403.


Our center and Seattle Parks and Rec senior programs are going to be doing some joint programming. This will be fun and beneficial to all as they have some activities we don’t have and we have some they don’t have. Look for some this fall but more starting in winter 2018 (January-March).

This free class for family caregivers is an educational program designed to help caregivers with goals to help themselves when caring for a relative or friend. You will benefit from this class whether you are helping a parent, spouse, friend, someone that lives at home, in a nursing home, or across the country. This class meets once a week Thursdays, Sept. 21st through Oct. 26th from 1:00pm to 2:30pm. Free, just agree to attend all 6 sessions. Call Daria at 206-727-6231 to register. Class size is limited.

Reiki Master Lee & Reiki Practitioners
Reiki is an ancient healing art. Reiki brings the body and mind into an even balance and works on all levels. It encourages self-healing, strengthens body and soul, opens blocks, balances the chakras, rebuilds harmony and flows in unlimited quantity.

August’s Scandinavian special lunch will honor Sweden and its traditional food. Please join us on Friday, August 18th at 12 noon to celebrate the food and learn about the country.

Group Leader & Dancer Paige
Thursdays, 1:00pm-3:00pm

Dancing is a fun whole-body workout. It's good for your heart, it makes you stronger, and it will help with balance and coordination. Freestyle dance is so fun and liberating. It captures the essence of what dance is really about – moving for the sake of matching motion to music. No dance experience needed. Great for new and experienced dancers. By appointment, call 206.297.0403

SHALLOW WATER FITNESS - $4 Senior / $6 Adults

Community Partner Ballard Pool
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 11:15am-11:55am

Dive into fitness with water aerobics! You can enjoy water resistance training to improve muscle strength, posture, balance, and increase your mobility and joint flexibility while also easing stiff joints and relaxing sore muscles. The senior class fee is for 65 and older. If you are and you want us to save you lunch call Ballard Senior Center at 206.297.0403 to reserve a late lunch as you will easily work up an appetite. Cool off and get fit! Call 206.297.0403 to register for the class. Transportation is not provided.

Group Leader George
Wednesdays, 1:00pm—STARTS in September 

This class is for both beginning meditators, as well as for those who have meditated periodically. This class will expose the student to various meditation approaches drawn from a number of spiritual practices and traditions. It is intended to develop mindfulness, reduce stress, improve concentration, increase self-awareness, and further spiritual growth. RSVP at the 2nd Reception Desk

Community Partner Ballard Tool Library Volunteer Anna
Thursday, July 27th, 6:00pm-7:00pm

Have something that needs mending, fixing, or repaired? Need some advice on a project? The Ballard Tool Library, a project of Sustainable Ballard, has volunteer specialists skilled in fixing a range of items, as well as tools for you to use during the café. Drop-ins welcome. No registration needed.



This fall will be fantastic at our center. Here is a quick preview – put all of these dates on your calendar.

September 8, 2017 – September 10, 2017
Our center participates in this partnership with the Seattle Rep. The roles have been cast in this awesome and spectacular play at our community partner Seattle Repertory Theater. Come watch as our participants take part in this production.

Friday Sept 15th, 12:00pm-1:00pm
All members are invited to come to the members’ only luncheon. This will a special day for our dedicated members with delicious food.

Featuring the Ev Stern’s Jazz Trio
Sponsored by Brookdale Senior Living
Thursday, September 28th, 5:00pm-8:00pm
Interested in outstanding art and tasting wines then purchasing your favorites, tasting delicious chocolate while listening to jazz and enjoying heavy hors d’oeuvres? If so then this is the event for you. Get your tickets early – special night! $20 per ticket.

Calling all senior artists extraordinaire! Artists can now sign up for Art, Wine & Chocolate, our fantastic September 28th event. Crafters can now sign up for the Senior Quilt & Craft Fair with Bake Sale, our wonderful October 21st event. Contact Kristina by email at KristinaW@SoundGenerations.org or call 206.297.0403.

Friday, October 6th, 6:00pm-9:00pm
Come at six for delicious Oktoberfest food, and drink, followed by fun and lively bingo hosted by the superlative Sylvia O’Stayformore who entertains and calls the games. Win prizes and have a great night that celebrates Oktoberfest, friends and diversity. All are welcome. Get your tickets early. $15.00 pre event and $20.00 night of. Buy online or in person.

Friday, October 13th, 9:00am-4:00pm
Saturday, October 14th, 9:00am-3:00pm
Time to put aside a bag or two of rummage while doing summer and early fall cleaning. Clothes, jewelry, bags, knick knacks, china and crystal, kitchen items, crafts, small furniture, linens, purses, antiques, and more. Need your rummage as this becomes another’s treasures. Help us to make our fall sale the best sale this year.
Saturday, October 21st, 9:00am-3:00pm
Enjoy homemade desserts and purchase quality handmade crafts by local seniors. A wide range of beautiful crafts.
Friday, November 17th, 9:00am-4:00pm
Saturday, November 18th, 9:00am-3:00pm
Our great holiday bazaar with handmade items, new gift items, holiday decorations new and old, make your handmade items, donate and plan your bake good items.

December 2nd, 9:00am-12:00pm
Yummy breakfast and Santa Photos for the whole family. Get it on the calendar. Done in partnership with Adams Elementary.
Tuesday, December 5th
We are taking over taproot for the night as a fundraiser with their holiday production of “A Civil War Christmas”. It’s a bitterly cold Christmas Eve on the banks of the Potomac River when the lives of abolitionists, assassins, soldiers, enslaved and free, are woven together in an American tapestry. In their darkest hour, when peace seems impossible, the promise of Christmas pierces through conflict and despair in this musical celebration of compassion, reconciliation, and hope by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Paula Vogel. If you plan to go to this play or want to support our center, buy your tickets for this night through the center and not the taproot box office and see the play while supporting your center. All seats are reserved and prices will be announced in Sept. There will be VIP tickets with pre-concert wine, heavy hors d’oeuvres and premium seating. Watch for more info next month.