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Seattle, WA 98107
Phone: (206) 297-0403
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Hours

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 - 4:30PM
Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

On select Saturdays only:
Saturday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Check back soon for 2015 dates!

Closed
Nov. 11 -  Veteran's Day
Nov. 27th & 28th - Thanksgiving 
Dec. 24th, 25th, & 26th - Christmas



Not Just For Seniors! 

  Not just for Seniors

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Sponsors

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

Ballard 
Red Mill Totem House
Chihuly Garden & Glass
Woodland Park Zoo
Ballard Emblem Club
SSCC Culinary Arts Dept.
Old Ballard Liquor Co.
U Frame It
Grocery Outlet

Thank you for Sponsoring the Antique Appraisal Event:


Randy Lyon
Lyons Estate Sales
Jerid Paige
NW Senior Care

Thank you for Sponsoring Art, Wine, & Chocolate 2014:


Seattle Boat Show
Fran's Chocolates
Trader Joe's
Chocolati Cafe
Sweet Mickey's

Thank you for Sponsoring the Thanksgiving Feast:


Tom & Joy Lewis
Seaview Orchards

Thank you for Sponsoring the 2014 Santa Breakfast:




Thank you for Sponsoring the 2015 Night in Paris Dinner:



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Classes and Activities

Classes & Activities


November 2014

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Presentations


SOCIAL MEDIA TALK
Wednesday, November 5th - 12:30pm
Karen Anderson shares the Do’s and Don’ts of Social Media.
Learn the safest ways to navigate the Web.

FROM POWERLESS TO EMPOWERED
Five Secrets to Taking Charge of Your Eye Health
Wednesday, November 12th - 12:30pm
Author Ingrid Ricks refused to accept that there was no hope or cure for her degenerative eye disease. Ingrid decided to take charge of her eye health through a holistic approach that integrates naturopathy and Chinese medicine. Sharing her journey from victim to eye health advocate and she will discuss the five things she’s been doing to maintain and improve her eyesight.

UW FOCUS GROUP
Thursday, November 13th - 12:30pm

Jonathon Joe, UW for Biomedical and Health Informatics, provides this opportunity for a Discussion/Focus Group on the topic of new technology and design ideas for wellness tools. UW Research Group is very interested in getting your feedback on new technology ideas for health, wellness and engaged communities.

THE PENTAGON
Wednesday, November 19th - 12:30pm

Speaker and Center Member, Stan Steenrod will speak about his experiences in the Pentagon. Stan will share some amazing stories and photos, you truly don’t want to miss this talk.

SCAMMED - NOT
Wednesday, November 26th - 12:30pm

Look around you… chances are that someone you know, friend, family, neighbor has been scammed. They may not talk about it as they may be embarrassed, but the truth is that sharing a scamming experience can help inform everyone. And remember that we all listen to someone we trust. Learn more about: Imposter Scams, Identity Theft, Charity Fraud, Health Care Scams, Paying Too Much and “YOU’VE WON! Informational packets will be available to all who attend. “Pass-It-On”.


Language Classes

Language Classes

ESL: ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE
Friday, 1:00pm-2:00pm

 Is English your Second Language? Work on pronunciation, grammar, and expanding your vocabulary. Class taught by experienced instructor Beatrice Ruhli.

CHINESE (MANDARIN)
Thursday, 2:00pm-3:00pm

Learn conversational Mandarin Chinese through games, practice and socializing. Books, games, and materials provided in class.

CONVERSATIONAL FRENCH
Thursdays, 10:30am-11:00pm

French instructor Marilyn Severson invites all who wish to converse in French for 30 minutes prior to Beginning French class.

FRENCH CLASS
Beginning French Thursdays, 11:00am-12:00pm

French instructor Marilyn Severson comes to us from SPU where she taught for 25 years all levels of French.

SPANISH CLASSES
Intermediate Spanish Fri, 9:00am-11:00am
Beginning Spanish Fri, 11:00am-12:00pm

Do you already know a little Spanish and want to learn more? Beginner and Intermediate classes are taught by Spanish instructor Beatrice Ruhli.

Art

Art and Crafts Classes

ACRYLICS-$10MEM/$12NON
Wednesday, 1:00pm-3:00pm

Artist/Instructor Joanne Hansen, teaches you acrylic painting techniques to create your own art work. The world is at your fingertips. Bring any supplies you have.

COLLAGE-$6MEM/$8NON
Thursday, 1:30pm-3:30pm

Collage allows for self expression. Supplies provided. Joanne Hansen is your experienced instructor.

DRAWING-$10MEM/$12NON
$12 ONE TIME FEE FOR MATERIALS
Thursday, 10:00am-12:00pm

Instructor Howard Hansen instructs on how to create
your own landscapes, seascapes and learning the basics to advanced drawing techniques. Materials provided or pick up a list of approved supplies from Howard and purchase them yourself. Just ask Howard prior to class.

PASTEL CLASS - NEW - $10MEM/$12NON
Friday, 1:00pm-2:00pm

Instructor Jeffrey Mayo experienced Pastel artist welcomes all levels of students. Materials are provided, but you may bring others if you wish. Learn the creative world of Pastel drawing.

PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP - FREE
Tuesday, 1:30pm-4:30pm
 
Boon Goh Photography taught in a supportive atmosphere, Can use a standard or digital camera. Activities include outdoor trips.

PIANO-GROUP SETTING-$10MEM/$12NON
Wednesday Nights, 5:00pm, Exercise Rm
Wednesday Nights, 6:00pm, Exercise Rm
NEW Class Begins July 5th for 10 weeks @ 5:00pm

Piano in a Group setting taught by Katy Gilberts. This class is Recreational Music Making at the Piano. Com-bines reading notes and learning chords by ear. Great for brain stimulation, as it involves memory. One time fee of $25 fee for CD & Book. Pay 2nd floor receptionist before class. Keep receipt for Katy to record.

POTTERY CLASS - $5MEM/$7NON
Monday, 1:00pm-2:30pm

Nicole McMlellan Pottery class focuses on hand building without a wheel, employing the three techniques of pinching, coil building and slab building. These techniques, while often overlooked are very natural and organic forms of pottery. Hand building lessens arthritic and joint pain and the act of pinching the clay is very therapeutic and relaxing. The clay being quite pliable provides limitless options to create and form your own masterpieces. Ceramic Artist Nicole McClellan is your experienced instructor and is looking forward to working with all levels of students.

QUILTER’S B AND CRAFTS GROUP - FREE
Monday & Wednesday, 10:00am-12:00pm

Practice basic to advanced skills. NEW Sewing machine and some materials provided. 1st Quilt & Crafts Fair, Sat., Aug 9th - 10:00am-4:00pm, Vendors must be 55+ Please contact Lauren Overlock to be a vendor or to Volunteer @ 206-297-0403 or LaurenO@seniorservices.org

WATERCOLOR CLASS - $10MEM/$12NON Watercolor Painting

Tuesday, 10am-12pm
(Art Group- July/Aug-FREE)

Taught by well known Ballard artist and instructor Susan Schneider. Beginners and drop-ins welcome. Learn basic techniques to advanced practicum. Bring materials. Some materials provided.

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Groups & Clubs


BOOK CLUB - FREE
1st Thursday each month, 12:45pm-1:45pm
This fun and dedicated group of bookworms meets every month. Members of this group will select, read and discuss books. Join in.

CURRENT EVENTS GROUP - FREE 
2nd & 4th Tuesday, 10:30am-11:45am

Discuss current and recent global events. The group decides the topic and how the discussion will run. All inquiring and open minds are welcome.

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MEMOIR WRITING - FREE
Friday, 1:30pm-2:30pm

Here’s your opportunity to join a writing class and work with Claire Anderson a published writer. Claire will assist with developing your writing skills.

CREATIVE WRITING - FREE
Monday, 1:00pm-3:00pm - Sept., 8

NEW Writing Instructor: Penny Hinke’s work has appeared in magazines including Sing Heavenly Muse!, Quality Women’s Fiction (QWF), and M slexia. Her story "The Lottery of Lava Falls" placed first in Mslexia’s Travel Writing Competition (2006). Although her first love is memoir, Penny also enjoys writing and performing poetry. She received a BA in French and an MA in French literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. More recently, she completed a Certificate in Memoir Writing from the University of Washington. She is a candidate in the MFA program in creative writing at Goddard College. Penny enjoys running, yoga, playing the piano and listening to jazz.






Fitness Classes & Activities

ENHANCEFITNESS® MONTHLY CLASSES
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
8:45am Class, 10:45am Class, or 3:30pm Class

One hour classes led by trained and certified instructors. These classes focus on strength training, balance, aerobics and stretching. All levels are welcome. $25/month or Approved Group Health Participants can qualify for no fee. See our 2nd floor receptionist and fill-out form.

YOGA & GENTLE YOGA - $5/CLASS
Tues/Yoga & Thurs/Gentle - 9:30am-10:45am
NEW TIME: YOGA - Thurs - 2:00pm-3:15pm

 Practice positions to build strength and flexibility while deepening relaxation. All abilities are welcome. Certified yoga instructor. Pick up a 5 class punch card from our 2nd floor reception desk. $25 Punch Card for 5 classes

JUGGLING CLASS - FREE - NEW
Tuesdays, 1:00pm-2:00pm  
Randy Engel
Starts: Tues., July 8th through Aug., 12th

Sign-up w/2nd floor reception 8 students only Why join? It’s fun, improves coordination (right and left hand) and balance, increases range of motion and flexibility, improves upper body strength. Provides mild cardio activity, reduces anxiety and improves concentration. MRI studies have shown that learning how to juggle increases both the amount of gray and white matter in the brain. May indicate that the normal loss of brain cells with age can be at least partially counteracted by juggling. Come Join!

LAUGHTER YOGA - FREE
Thursdays, 11:00am-11:50am

Laugh your way to good physical and mental health. These classes introduce the techniques to effectively exchange your xygen, by ridding you of old oxygen and bringing in new oxygen. Laugh your way to better health.

PING PONG - FREE
Mon., Wed., Fri., 1:00pm-3:00pm Thurs., 12:00pm-2:00pm

Ping Pong in the Exercise room. Ping Pong, also called Table Tennis, greatly improves hand eye coordination.

T’AI CHI-FAN/SWORD DANCING $5/CLASS
Thurs, 3:00pm-4:00pm - NEW 
Begins July 10th 
The traditional Chinese fan dance has been a part of China's heritage for over two thousand years. Mrs. Wang covers Fan Dancing and Sword Dancing. Like Tai Chi, this class assists good coordination, balance, and fitness. 

ZUMBA - $5/CLASS/$20 PUNCH CARD
Tuesdays, 11:00am-12:00pm
Dance and aerobics for great fitness, flexibility, coordination, and balance. Before you know it you’ll be getting fit and also improving your energy level.





Other Classes

Thanks to the hard work of our wonderful IT team the computer lab now has an additional new computer.  Our two new computers have Window 7 and Microsoft Office 2010 on them. Our older computers run Windows XP and Microsoft Office 2003. For computer lab & wi-fi hours, click here.


Personal Computer Lessons

Tues., 10:00am-11:00am
Wed., 10:00am-11:00am
Wed., 6:00pm-7:00pm
Wed., 7:00pm-8:00pm
$5/class (By appt. only, call (206) 297-0403 to sign up). 

By popular demand!  One-on-one technology lessons with a knowledgeable instructor. Ask your questions and get answers.  Learn more about the computer, iPad, iPod, and all cell phone types in personalized classes just for you.

AARP Driver Safety Program

Wednesday, July 30th - 9:00am-1:00pm &
Thursday, July 31st - 9:00am-1:00pm
$15/AARP member and $20/non-AARP member.  Pay directly to instructor.

AARP offers the popular Driver Safety Program for all drivers 50 years and older. Graduates may be eligible for multi-year discounts on their auto insurance. Must attend both days to complete the course. SIGN-UP REQUIRED!


Thursday Movies, 1pm
Sept 4—Need For Speed, Stunt Thriller
Sept 11–Agatha Christie's Mrs. Marple
Sept 18—Good Will Hunting, Robin Williams
Sept 25—Bears, Documentary

Wednesday Evening Activities

BINGO, DINNER & MOVIES!!!

Car Game

Wednesday Dinner
Cost: $7
Every Wednesday at 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Dining Hall is open to all. Expect delicious meals which include a salad, a protein, a vegetable, a bread & a dessert. Please contact the Center at 206-297-0403 for additional information and to reserve your a table/seat. 

DINNER, MOVIE, PIANO & BINGO
Dinner $7.00 @ 5pm,
Little Cinema $2.00 @ 6pm, Group Piano $10.00@5&6
BINGO $6.50 buy-in @ 6:30pm
PLEASE Reserve your Meal by Monday of that week, so Chef Bob can plan the food to prepare. Thank you!

Sept 3 Chicken Crepes in White Wine Sauce
Sept 10 Crab Cakes with Shrimp Salad
Sept 17 Fried Chicken with Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
Sept 24 Pork Loin with Asparagus

Dinners include: Salad, protein, vegetables, bread & dessert!  

Dinner & Movie
Wednesdays.  Dinner $7 at 5:00pm, Movie Donation $2 at 6:00pm.  

Every Wednesday we show a new movie on our 52” TV. Our theater includes wonderfully comfortable chairs, choice seating and hot POPCORN!

Sept 3 Dark Passage, Lauren Bacall
Sept 10 Dead Poets Society, Robin Williams
Sept 17 Key Largo, Humphrey Bogart
Sept 24 How To Marry A Millionaire, Marilyn Monroe
 
Dinner & Bingo!
Wednesdays.  Dinner $7 at 5:00pm, Bingo Buy-In $6 for each session.
 
Have you ever screamed “BINGO?” Well, here's your chance to scream as loud as you like as we host BINGO every Wednesday evening. Bring your friends and family members and get caught up in the game of chance and luck!