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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


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.


Thank you for supporting Center programs and services in 2016:

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 Retirement & Assisted Living Community
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 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:
Hilliard's Beer
Jim Coleman
Pacific Maritime Brewing Co.

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

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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, October 20, 2016, 11:00am
Thursday, December 15, 2016, 11:00am
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 October 20th and December 15th at 11:00am.

Administrative Assistant

Kristina - Administrative Assistant

Welcome to the best Senior Center in town! My name is Kristina. 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 and also ran a successful Professional Organizing business for 5 years. My co-workers, the volunteers, and the wonderful people who attend the Center, make every work day fantastic. I grew up and lived in Ballard for 30 years and I am proud that my career is helping to make it a better place to live. A few years ago I adopted a beautiful cat named Tigger and a fish named Alfie.

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!


Staff Updates

Social Worker
We are in the process of setting up interviews with Social Worker candidates. We are looking forward to welcoming a new Social Worker hopefully within the next month.

Program Coordinator
We thank Lauren for her positive contributions to the Center, the agency, and the senior community for the last three plus years. We are in the process of advertising and look forward to welcoming a new program coordinator in the next few weeks to carry on our proud tradition of outstanding programming.

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 Davis
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 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.