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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


Martin Luther King Day
Monday, January 18

Presidents’ Day      
Monday, February 15

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

Not Just For Seniors! 

  Not just for Seniors

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. Check out the great events coming up!

Support Us!
Donate Online 


Thank you for supporting the programs and services of the Center:

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:

Richard & Sherry Richards
Trident Seafoods


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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Our Staff & Board


Carlye - Executive Director

Welcome! I am Carlye Teel the Director of the Ballard NW Senior Center. I have been the Director here for over 30 years and I love what I do. Everyday provides an opportunity to help, make a difference, learn and connect with the wonderful people that come to this warm, friendly and caring center. I love working with my fine staff, all the fantastic volunteers, the participants, community and everyone that helps to make this center such a terrific place. I am a recent widow, have 2 wonderful children and 4 fantastic grand kids all of whom are the pride and joy of my life. I enjoy traveling, wish I had time to do more, being with family and friends, reading, golf, being involved in the community and with my Rotary Club and other volunteer activities. I look forward to meeting you, please come and see what this center is all about. I am delighted to have you visit the Ballard NW Senior Center website.  


Carlye Teel is at the Center of the Action,
Read this Article on the Magnolia News website.

Administrative Assistant

Kristina - Administrative Assistant

Welcome to the best Senior Center in town! My name is Kristina Webberley. I first got introduced to the Ballard NW Senior Center through my volunteer work, and when I found out that there was an opening for an Administrative Assistant I applied immediately. That was more than five years ago and I still love working here. 

I have worked simultaneously as an Administrative Assistant and Accountant for three companies since I graduated from Western Washington University with a BA in Accounting back in 2008. My co-workers, the volunteers, and the wonderful people, who attend the Center, make every work day fantastic. I grew up in Ballard and I am proud that my career is helping to make it a better place to live. Recently I adopted a beautiful cat named Tigger and a fish named Alfie.

Program Coordinator

Lauren - Program Coordinator

Bob, Nutrition Manager

As the new Program Coordinator for Ballard Northwest Senior Center, I'm elated to say that I've never had a job where I get paid for laughing every day! 

After fourteen years of working as a road warrior for a textbook publishing company traveling throughout Washington and Oregon, I look forward to my five minute commute to work and being home each night for dinner .

Here’s a little bit about who I am.

Growing up in Maine I was very close to my Grandmother. She taught me how to bake, how to sew, how to find natural herbs in the woods and, in general, about life. She also taught me about some of the hard realities of life, like competition. We played Scrabble all the time – and I never once beat her. Her sense of humor, her wit and her inner strength helped to mold who I am today.
I’m so looking forward to immersing myself into my new position and becoming part of the Ballard Northwest Senior Center’s Family!

Social Worker

Jeanese - Social Worker

We are sad to be losing Social Worker Jeanese. She did a fantastic job while she was with us and she will be missed. We are happy for her that she will have a full time position helping the homeless and seniors who have significant mental illness and clinical dependency issues. This is her passion.

From Jeanese:
“Hello everyone! I wanted to have a chance to say goodbye to you all as I am leaving the center to pursue a passion of mine. I was so warmly welcomed here and have met so many wonderful people that I will miss. This was not an easy decision to make because this center is truly an amazing place. Carlye is working hard to find you a new social worker as soon as possible. They will be lucky to be here! I wish you all the best.” - Jeanese

Update: The job announcement has been posted, resumes are coming in, interviews will be scheduled in February. My guess is the new social worker will start in March. I’ll keep you posted.

Nutrition Site Manager

Bob, Nutrition Manager

Bob - Nutrition Site Manager

Hi, I'm Bob. I’m the Nutrition Site Manager and head chef here at Ballard Senior Center. I really enjoy my job and love working with the seniors and the great staff here. I live in Shoreline and I have three great dogs. Come in any Monday through Friday for my homemade lunch!

Board of Directors

Board of Directors:

President: Jan Loder
Secretary: Henry Grenley
Treasurer: Rutha Thomas

Members at Large:

Claire Anderson
Pam Barber
Jim Coleman
Rose Cornicello
Carl (Rusty) Forster
Carolyn Golesch, RN
Ruth Higgins
Alan Hovland
Wendy McCallum
Kathryn Quackenbush
Susan Schneider
Paul Sivesind


Last Tuesday of each Month - 5:00pm

Center members, participants and guests are very welcome to attend our Board meetings. We do welcome you to observe; however, you’re not permitted to participate during the meeting. Please let us know prior to attending so we can arrange for seating.