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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:

Holland America Line
Genesis Healthcare, Inc.
Sagebrook Senior Living in Ballard
ERA Living
Henry Grenley
Nancy & Leo Parks
Claire Phelps
Norse Home
Ballard LandMark Inn
Brown Bear Carwash
Carter Subaru
Seattle Divorce Services
Swedish Medical Center - Ballard Campus
Ballard Ornamental Ironworks
Bowie Electric Service
Camco Electric Inc.
Stimson Marina
Ken & Janice Wherry
Tim & Sharon McKenzie
Rutha Thomas, Century 21
Visiting Angels
Foss Home & Village
Garden Seasoning, Inc.
Ballard Emblem Club No. 216
Ballard Hardware & Supply, Inc.
Ballard Oil Company
KMS Financial Services, Inc.
Law Office of Dan L. Larson
Stoneway Hardware
The Lawless Partnership, LLP

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 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.


Are you the next big raffle winner?  Who couldn't use some extra summer cash?  Books containing 10 raffle tickets each go in the mail the week of May 15th and will also be available at the 2nd Floor Reception Desk.  Tickets are $2 each.  The drawing is at the Summer BBQ on July 14th.
Please return your tickets by noon on the 14th.  Hope you can purchase or sell to family and friends.  Maybe they can help and sell to their circle of friends and contacts.  Thank you for your support!

1st Prize   
$150 Cash
2nd Prize
$100 Cash
3rd Prize
  $75 Cash
4th Prize
  $50 Cash
5th Prize
  $25 Certificate to Red Mill Burgers


Friday       June 10th, 9:00am-4:00pm
Saturday  June 11th, 9:00am-3:00pm
We are known for our quality Rummage Sales.  Someone's Rummage is another's treasure.  Our next big sale of 2016 is on June 10th and 11th. 
Please volunteer - We need lots of help to get ready.  Please join the Rummage Sale Committee facilitated by Bob.  The Committee members plan, organize, price, give their good ideas, and help make the sale a spectacular success.  We especially need pricing help now:  This is a fun thing to do as a group - price, laugh, and take some ownership of the sales.  We also need your 'don't needs':  While spring cleaning, put a box or two aside for the center.  Need a pick-up?  Call and we will come for larger loads.  These sales bring in over $20,000 a year and we truly need you help!  Our 2nd Floor Board Room will be transformed into a very special place. 

Chef Bob's Cafe - Rummage Sale Open Hours
Friday      June 10th  10:00am-3:00pm
Saturday  June 11th  10:00am-2:00pm
Menu includes soups, sandwiches, pies, and beverages.

Set Up of Rummage Sale
Thursday, June 9th   7:00am - 4:00pm
Sign up now to volunteer:  Call 206-297-0403 or stop in at the 2nd Floor Reception Desk.  Thank you!

Saturday  June 11th, 9:00am-3:00pm
We will have our first Open Saturday this year on June 11th, the same day as our Rummage & Book Sale.  Find rummage treasures, all your summer reading materials, have lunch in Bob's Cafe, and participate in Open Saturday activities.  A full day at the center!  Open Saturday features Bridge, Social Worker appointments, Movie, and more!


SUMMER BBQ - $12 Adults / $8 Kids
Thursday, July 14th, 6:00pm
The Summer BBQ is always fun and delicious.  Plan to join us for your choice of grilled chicken, hamburgers, or brats, served with corn on the cob, potato salad, coleslaw, watermelon, and chocolate chip brownies topped with vanilla ice cream.  Live entertainment by Cheri Adams, singer and musician. 
Tickets available online, by phone, and at the 2nd Floor Reception Desk.


Thursday,  August 25, 2016    2:00pm - 4:00pm

What's better on a hot summer day than ice cream, ice cream cones, sundaes, floats, and more.  Put August 25th on your calendar and join us for all things ice cream.

Rainbow Bingo October


Friday, October 7th, 6:00pm-9:00pm
Bingo starts at  7:00pm
Theme: Oktoberfest
Celebrate diversity, have fun and support the center.  Enjoy good entertainment, exciting bingo games, fantastic prizes, and yummy food and beverages.  Cafe menu and beverage service starts at 6:00pm.  Bingo is 7:00pm to 9:00pm with Sylvia O'Stayformore and the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.

Purchase Tickets for Rainbow Bingo:
  • BY PHONE by 206-297-0403
  • IN PERSON at the 2nd Floor Reception Desk
  • ONLINE tickets coming soon!


Tuesday, December 13, 2016

You are the first to know.  We are bringing the world famous Irish Tenors to Benarooya Hall to celebrate the Ballard NW Senior Center.  The Irish Tenors Holiday Concert is scheduled for Tuesday, December 13th at Benaroya Hall.  This is our huge holiday fundraiser and center celebration.  Come celebrate more than 43 years of center services and activities. Tickets go on sale in September.  Please enjoy this magnificent evening and support the center.  More information will be in our July newsletter.  Stay tuned!


2016 $pring for $eniors Auction & Dinner

was on Sunday, April 3rd

What a fantastic event. The best result in center history. Our dream goal was $75,000. We raised $72,152 and then one generous center couple donated another $1,425 toward our dream goal through the GiveBig campaign. That donation will be higher with the “stretch” gift from the Seattle Foundation. We are so thrilled and delighted with the amazing support of our sponsors, donors, guests, and volunteers. What amazing results! I’m overwhelmed with the community support. Thanks

Read more about our Auction on our Auction Page here and check out the fantastic Sponsors who made this night possible! And look through our fantastic Auction Catalog.

Our next Auction is scheduled for:

$pring for $eniors Auction & Dinner
Returns Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 5pm

Regular Tickets: $50 

Benefactor Tickets: $75