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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 Saturdays 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Thursday, Nov. 26 - Thanksgiving

Friday, Nov. 27 - Day after Thanksgiving
Thursday, Dec. 24 - Christmas Eve
Friday, Dec. 25 - Christmas Day

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!

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

Ballard Emblem Club

Thank you for Sponsoring the 2014 Thanksgiving Feast:

Tom & Joy Lewis

Seaview Orchards

Thank you for Sponsoring the 2014 Santa Breakfast:

Thank you for Sponsoring the 2014 Irish Tenors Holiday Concert:

AM 880 KIXI Radio Station

Thank you for Sponsoring the 2015 Night in Paris Dinner:

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

Holland America
Richard & Sherry Richards
Trident Seafoods
Ballard Care & Rehab
Genesis HCC
Eye Associates Northwest
Brown Bear Car Wash
Ballard LandMark Inn
ERA Living
Henry Grenley
Old Ballard Liquor Co.
Foss Home & Village
Seattle Divorce Services
Sequoia In-Home Care
Swedish/Ballard Hospital
Evergreen-Washelli Funeral Home
Carter Subaru
Nancy & Leo Parks
Tim & Sharon McKenzie
Bowie Electric Service
Camco Electric Inc.
Stimson Marina
Century 21
Magnum Associates
Annie's Nannies
Art Olsen
Sara Easter
Careage Home Health
Ballard Market
American West Bank
Ballard Ornamental Ironworks
The Lawless Partnership, LLP
Senior Financial Consultants
Ivy Law Group
Ballard Hardware & Supply Inc
Hawley Realty Inc
Ballard Industrial
Ed & Katie Robinson
Claire Phelps
Dan L. Larson -
  Attorney at Law
Ballard Emblem Club No. 216
Ballard Blossom
Home Street Bank

Thank you for Sponsoring the 2015 Rainbow Bingo (May Event):
Hilliard's Beer
Jim Coleman

Thank you for Sponsoring the 2015 Rainbow Bingo (June Event):
Hilliard's Beer
Veraci Pizza
Jim Coleman

Thank you for Sponsoring the 2015 Art, Wine, & Chocolate: 

Total Wine & More
Fran's Chocolates
Trader Joe's
Sweet Mickey's

Thank you for Sponsoring the 2015 Rainbow Bingo (October Event):
Hilliard's Beer
Jim Coleman

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

Hello, I am Jeanese the new Social Worker at Ballard Northwest Senior Center. I am ecstatic to join the team of staff here and I look forward to offering my services to all its members! Prior to getting my masters in social work, I learned that my passion in life is to work with older adults. I value the wisdom and knowledge I can learn while I work to be a helpful guide in people’s lives.

In 2013, I completed my Masters in Social Work from the University of Washington Tacoma, where I completed two internships at Swedish Cancer Institute and Pierce County AIDS Foundation. For the past two years, I have worked for Plymouth Housing Group providing case management to 96 residents, who ranged in age from 29 to 83 years old.

My husband and I live in a small apartment with our two cats, Sophie and Marcellus.  On hot summer days, you can find us grilling on our patio next to my garden. When it’s cold, we enjoy spending an evening listening to music on our record player. I also love to draw and paint in my free time.

I am excited to get started in my role at this senior center and look forward to getting to know all the members! 

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.