Directions & Hours
The Ballard Northwest Senior Center is located in the Northwest Seattle neighborhood of Ballard. We are about a block from the Hiram Chittenden Locks. Our address is 5429 32nd NW Seattle WA 98107. We are at the intersection of 32nd NW and Market Street.
Monday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM - 4:30PM
Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
There is free parking on the North, East, and South sides of the building. There is also street parking in the neighborhood. If parking in the South parking lot, please avoid parking at the apartments next door. There is also paid parking at the Ballard Locks one block from the Ballard NW Senior Center.
The following services are useful for arranging transportation to the Center or other appointments. All of these services including Seattle Metro stop directly in front of the Center on 32nd Street.
Seattle Metro Buses
We are on the metro line 44 which stops in front of the Center and includes a full bus stop with benches.
Access is available to those who qualify, and takes you anywhere a Metro bus or Sound Transit light rail goes at that time and on that day of the week. Call Access at 206-205-5000.
Senior Services Transportation
A team of over 600 volunteer drivers use their own vehicles to transport and accompany seniors 60 years and older to medical and other essential appointments—offering a ride and a helping hand. This service is available through the Volunteer Transportation Program at 206-448-5740.
These shuttles are available through Senior Services and Metro. Round-trip van transportation to hot lunches, senior centers, grocery shopping, and other local errands for seniors 55 years of age and older and people with disabilities of all ages. To contact the Hyde Shuttle to see what options there are and the coverage areas please call Hyde Shuttle at 206-727-6262.
Metro fares are increasing, March 1, 2015:
Seniors: fares increase to $1 per trip (25 cent increase)
People with Disabilities: fares increase to $1 per trip (25 cent increase)
Access paratransit service: fares increase to $1.75 per trip (50 cent increase)
Reduced Metro Fares for Low Income:
They are also adding a low-income fare of $1.50 per trip for qualifying riders who have low incomes. The reduced fare will be available to adult riders with incomes at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level — about $23,000 in annual income for an individual. This is the income guideline most widely used by government agencies for determining eligibility for assistance and services. King County will work with local and state service providers to determine the most accessible and cost-effective way to verify program eligibility. Eligible individuals will have to requalify for this fare program every two years.
Qualified riders will use an ORCA card to pay the fare; cash will not be accepted for reduced-fare payment on buses. For eligible reduced fare customers, using an ORCA card, loading value onto the card, fare payment, and transfers will be the same as it is for other ORCA card users.
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