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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 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 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 the 2016 Rainbow Bingo:
Hilliard's Beer
Jim Coleman
Pacific Maritime Brewing Co.

Thank you for Sponsoring the 2016 Irish Tenors Holiday Concert:
Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts
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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Monday,  September 12th,   12:30pm
Join us for this special celebration in the Harmony Dining Hall.  We will enjoy entertainment and special dessert!


COFFEE WITH CARLYE                            Carlye
Thursday,  September 15th,  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 September 15th at 11:00am.


Friday,  September 23rd,  12:00pm Noon
Members are invited to the Members Only Luncheon, a special time for special people.  Thanks for being members of Ballard NW Senior Center.  Call or stop by the Second Floor Reception Desk to RSVP by September 17th.  More information about this event will be in the next newsletter. Made possible by United Way's Day of Caring and Cambia Health Solutions



Thursday,  September 29th,  5:00pm - 8:00pm
$20 per person
This event is fun!  What is better than looking at amazing art from local artists, finding that piece you just have to have, tasting six wines - buying a bottle or two to take home to accompany a fabulous dinner, and sampling chocolates from four local chocolatiers, all while enjoying the Anne Merrifield Jazz Trio's lovely music.  Sign up early.


$3 per meal
Friday, September 30th, 9:00am - 10:00am
Join in on the Men's Breakfast Club and enjoy a scrumptious breakfast accompanied by good friends.  Chef Bob prepares his buttermilk pancakes with scrambled eggs, bacon, and seasonal fruit.  Beverages include orange juice, coffee, and tea.  Male speakers share their stories, experiences, and tours of local establishments.
Sign up by phone at 206-297-0403 or at the 2nd Floor Reception Desk.



Friday,  October 7th,  6:00pm-9:00pm
Cost: $15 pre-registration /$20 at the door
Bingo starts at 7:00pm

Celebrate Oktoberfest with a festive night of great food and beverages, bingo, and entertainment by Sylvia O'Stayformore and the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.  You will want to attend this spirited and fun event!  Bring money for food and beverages including a fantastic selection of beer.  Great prizes for our lucky winners include restaurant gift certificates, themed baskets, and cash!  Sign up now and save $5.00!
Purchase Tickets for Rainbow Bingo:


Plus BOOK Sale!
Friday, October 14th
Saturday, October 15th
The last rummage sale of the year is Friday and Saturday, October 14th and 15th.  Your treasures await!  our sales are legendary, and there truly is something for everyone.  Do your fall and pre-holiday cleaning and bring us your lightly used, in good working order 'don't needs'.  These sales are very profitable for the center and are eagerly
awaited by the community and our folks.  Bob's Cafe is
open, so come enjoy a variety of soups, sandwiches, salads,
pies, and more!  Thank you!


Saturday,    October 22nd,   10:00am - 4:00pm
Ballard NW Senior Center will hold its 3rd annual Quilt & Crafts Fair & Bake Sale, honoring senior talents and crafts.  Not only will you find one-of-a-kind handmade quilts, you'll  find hand-sewn aprons, infinity scarves, jewelry, pottery, and woodwork.  Chef Bob will prepare his Cafe Menu with his famous soups, sandwiches, and sides.  The bake sale will host a wide variety of sweets to top off lunch.  If you would like to be a vendor, please contact Kristina as there are only a few spaces left.  Vendors must be 50+.  Call or email Carlye at
206-297-0403 or CarlyeT@SoundGenerations.org.


Plus BOOK Sale!

Friday, November 18th
Saturday, November 19th

The Holiday Bazaar is fast approaching.  What a great place to do all your Holiday shopping!  Perfect new gifts, handmade items, decorated trees and wreaths, treasures from the past including vintage holiday decor are all available!  In addition we are having a wonderful bake sale!  Mark the dates on your calendars for this great event! 


Ronan Tynan, Anthony Kearns, and Finbar Wright
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 7:30pm
Ticket Range:  $47 to $150

The world renowned Irish Tenors have performed all over the world.  Their music has thrilled audiences worldwide.  Their voices are individually beautiful, together inspirational and magnificent.  Hear Irish music and beautiful holiday favorites performed with a full concert orchestra.  This is the perfect start for the holiday season for your family and a great gift for friends and business colleagues.  Share this beautiful performance with those who matter in your life.
Tickets go on sale Tuesday, September 6, 2016

  • Online at BenaroyaHall.org
  • By Phone at 206-215-4747 or 1-866-833-4747 (toll free)
  • In Person at the Benaroya Hall Ticket Office -
          Location:  Corner of 3rd Avenue and Union Street in downtown Seattle 
          Hours:     Monday-Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 1pm-6pm

Thank you for Sponsoring the 2016 Irish Tenors Holiday Concert:
Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts
Trident Seafoods
AM 880 KIXI Radio
Genesis HealthCare LLC
Stoneway Hardware



What a fantastic event. The best result in center history. Our dream goal was $75,000. We raised $72,152 and then one generous center couple donated another $1,425 toward our dream goal through the GiveBig campaign. That donation will be higher with the “stretch” gift from the Seattle Foundation. We are so thrilled and delighted with the amazing support of our sponsors, donors, guests, and volunteers. What amazing results! I’m overwhelmed with the community support. Thank you!

Read more about our Auction on our Auction Page here and check out the fantastic Sponsors who made this night possible! And look through our fantastic Auction Catalog.

Our next Auction is scheduled for:

$pring for $eniors Auction & Dinner
Returns Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 5pm

Regular Tickets: $50 

Benefactor Tickets: $75




AARP & Others Oppose Proposed United Way Funding Cuts for Seniors

AARP Washington and more than 40 other advocacy and community service services organizations that advocate and serve thousands of older adults in King County and the State of Washington are deeply concerned that United Way’s new funding priorities will no longer include investments in programs that serve older adults and people with disabilities. Read more here.

How Bingo Saved This Seattle Man's Life When Bernie Sadowski first came to the Ballard Senior Center in 2009, he didn’t care about life. His wife of 50 years had died. “It was like, OK, I’ll go to sleep when I feel sleepy no matter where I was,” he said. He didn’t care if he woke up, and he didn’t know what to do with himself. Sadowski’s doctor told him he was going through depression and suggested that he get out and socialize. Sadowski’s daughter took him to the senior center. “Frankly, this saved my life,” Sadowski said. 

Read more here.


Membership dues for 2016 are $50 for the year and are available for purchase now. Membership is a good deal for anyone who wants to receive reduced fees on foot care, trips, many classes, as well as invitations to the member’s only luncheon and other benefits. Members receive coupons which provide some additional savings. We offer 3 options for payment to make it easier to support us. 

Payment Plans:

1) Make one payment of $50.

2) Make two payments of $25.
    (1st payment by 1/31/2016, 2nd payment by 6/30/2016)

3) Make four payments of $12.50.
    (1st and 2nd payment now, 3rd payment by 6/30/2016, 4th payment by 9/30/2016)

4) Member Sponsorship

Paying someone’s membership makes a wonderful gift that keeps on giving throughout the year. We also accept donations to help pay dues for those who cannot afford them. You do not have to be a member to participate at the Center.