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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 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.

Coffee with Carlye

Coffee with Carlye
Thursday, June 23, 2016
The center is such a busy place and we all get caught up in our work, activities, volunteering, and on it goes.  So, I truly value Coffee with Carlye times.  I enjoy hearing your good ideas or concerns, and I have the opportunity to let you know about center activities and plans.  Please join me for coffee and a cookie on June 23rd at 11:00am.

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 in my field as an Administrative Assistant I applied immediately. That was more than six 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

Melissa- Social Worker

I would like to take a moment to introduce myself to you.  My name is Melissa, as you may have heard, I was hired as the new Social Worker for Ballard Senior Center.  I immensely enjoy working with seniors and have done so for over 14 years.  I have lived in Seattle for 25 years and have an 11-year-old daughter who someday will entertain you by tap dancing to “Chattanooga Choo Choo”.  I’m delighted to be working at Ballard Senior Center and look forward to meeting everyone in person. I will work tirelessly to connect you to community resources, coordinate care, and (if need be) find new support systems.  I can help you with transitions, finding housing, applying for benefits and assist you in finding new sources of enjoyment.  You can use me simply to bounce ideas off of or more importantly to lean on in times of emotional distress. Please feel free to set up an appointment with the front desk, should you need to reach me. Also, the support groups have all resumed and I hope to see some of you there!  I welcome your ideas and suggestions. Warmest Regards.

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
Treasurer: Rutha Thomas
Secretary: Henry Grenley

Members at Large:

Claire Anderson
Jim Coleman
Rose Cornicello
Annie DavisCarl (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 Advisory Board meetings. We do welcome you to observe; however you’re not permitted to participate during the meeting, unless you have prior permission. Please let us know prior to attending so we can arrange for seating. If you would like to ask questions and give suggestions please check your newsletter for the date of our next Coffee With Carlye.