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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


Memorial Day  

Monday, May 30

Independence Day       
Monday, July 4

Labor Day        
Monday, September 5

Veteran’s Day  
Friday, November 11

Thanksgiving Day        
Thursday, November 24

Day after Thanksgiving
Friday, November 25

Christmas Eve 
Friday, December 23

Christmas Day
Monday, December 26

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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. You don't have to be a senior to be a part of the excitement at the Ballard NW Senior Center.


Thank you for supporting Center programs and services in 2016:

Thank you for Sponsoring the 2016 Rainbow Bingo (February Event):
Hilliard's Beer
Jim Coleman

Thank you for Sponsoring the 2016 Night in Paris Dinner:

Thank you for Sponsoring the 2016 $pring For $eniors Auction:


Thank you for Sponsoring the 2015 Santa Breakfast:
Champion Party Supply

Thank you for Sponsoring the 2015 Seahawks Friday with Steve Raible:
Sagebrook Senior Living at Ballard

Thank you for Sponsoring the 2015 Taproot Theatre Event:
Sagebrook Senior Living at Ballard

Thank you for Sponsoring the 2015 $pring For $eniors Auction:

Holland America
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Not Just For Seniors

Our name has "senior" in it, but you don't have to be a senior to enjoy the many events, celebrations, and special fun here at the Ballard Senior Center. Join us for bingo, a BBQ or any special event. See you soon! Below are just a few events you might enjoy. And remember Membership is available to all ages.

Rainbow Bingo


Friday, May 6th 6:00pm-9:00pm

Bingo starts at  7:00pm
Theme: Cinco de Mayo
Celebrate diversity, have fun and support the center.  Enjoy good entertainment, exciting bingo games, fantastic prizes, and yoummy food and beverages.  Cafe menu and beverage servic starts at 6:00pm.  Bingo is 7:00pm to 9:00pm with Sylvia O'Stayformore and the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. Wear festive hats and attire, the evening's theme is Cinco de Mayo!

Purchase Tickets for Rainbow Bingo:

Rummage Sale

Thursday, May 19th, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Dinner at 6:00pm
Eleanor Roosevelt, as portrayed by Storyteller Debbie Dimitre, makes her second appearance at Ballard NW Senior Center.  Debbie was here for our Thanksgiving Feast as Grandma Moses, and it was an awe inspiring performance.  We welcome back Deebbie Dimitre as Eleanor Roosevelt.  Join us for an evening of yesteryear.  Chef Bob will prepare a cuisine fit for royalty.

Menu:  Spring salad, roasted chicken with mushroom sauce, new red potatoes with dill, summer squash, zucchini and red peppers, and a homemade rosemary biscuit.  Then Eleanor's favorite dessert is served - Pink Clouds on Angel Food Cake.

Tickets are available online at BallardSeniorCenter.org, by phone at 206-297-0403, and at the 2nd Floor Reception Desk.



AARP & Others Oppose Proposed United Way Funding Cuts for Seniors
AARP Washington and more than 40 other advocacy and community service services organizations that advocate and serve thousands of older adults in King County and the State of Washington are deeply concerned that United Way’s new funding priorities will no longer include investments in programs that serve older adults and people with disabilities. Read more here.

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.


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How to Give Big:

Step 1: Click on the GiveBig logo to the right.

Step 2: Our community partner Sound Generations’s GiveBig webpage will open.

Step 3: Fill in your donation amount and contact information.

Step 4: In the Comments Section type “Ballard NW Senior Center”.

Step 5: Finish filling out the form and click Show Total.

2015 was fantastic and 2016 is even better! Ballard NW Senior Center is not just a senior center, it is YOUR Senior Center. Our motto is “a place where friends meet friends” and our mission is provide as many programs and services as we can to better your life and the lives of your family, friends, neighbors, and everyone in Ballard, Magnolia, Queen Anne and the surrounding area.


Each month we offer a wide selection of programs and services at low or no cost to you and over 4,000 people every year, and this is only possible with community support.

SCHEDULE YOUR GIFT TODAY or any day leading up to May 3. Your credit card won’t be charged until May 3. GiveBig is a one day event by Seattle Foundation, who will match portions of the donations made to Seattle area non-profits including us through their website.

We need your support.

Please schedule your donation today.

Thank you,

Carlye Teel, Director

Please Note: While we appreciate donations sent in the mail, please note that donations are only eligible for GiveBIG matching funds if they are made via credit card or checking account transfer through our GiveBIG page.