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5429 32nd NW
Seattle, WA 98107
Phone: (206) 297-0403
Fax: (206) 297-0558

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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
Feb.  16th President’s 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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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 2014 Antique Appraisal Event:


Randy Lyon
Lyons Estate Sales
Jerid Paige
NW Senior Care

 

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

 


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

 

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:



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
Tim & Sharon McKenzie
Bowie Electric Service
Camco Electric Inc.
Stimson Marina
Century 21
Magnum Associates
Annie's Nannies
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
Home Street Bank
Dan L. Larson -
  Attorney at Law
Ballard Emblem Club No. 216


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Classes and Activities

Classes & Activities

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GUARDIANSHIP-HOW DOES IT WORK?

Wednesday, March 11th - 12:30pm

Florence K. Deleranko will walk us through the facts about guardianship. Florence will provide handouts and answer questions. 

 

Free, no sign up required.

 

GREEN BUSINESS-WHAT GOES WHERE?

Wednesday, March 18th, 12:30pm

Seattle Public Utilities/Waste Management will show us what to recycle, how and where to put your compost and what really goes in the garbage can?!

Free, no sign up required.

 

CREATIVE WRITING READINGS

Wednesday, March 25th, 12:30pm

The creative writing class has been busy writing their stories. Mentored by instructor Penny Hinke, they will share their stories and accomplishments with you, the appreciative audience.

Free, no sign up required.


Language Classes

Language Classes

CHINESE (MANDARIN) - $1Members / $2Non-Members
Mondays, 10:00am-11:00am

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

CONVERSATIONAL FRENCH - $1Members / $2Non-Members
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 - $1Members / $2Non-Members
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. Punch Cards good for four classes available.

SPANISH CLASSES - $1Members / $2Non-Members
Coming Soon!

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 - $10Members/$12Non-Members
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 - $6Members/$8Non-Members
Thursday, 1:30pm-3:30pm
Collage allows for self expression. Supplies provided. Joanne Hansen is your experienced instructor.

DRAWING - $10Members/$12Non-Members
$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 - $10Members/$12Non-Members 
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 
Watercolor Painting

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

QUILTER’S B AND CRAFTS GROUP - FREE 
Mondays, 10:00am-12:00pm 
Wednesdays, 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 - $10Members/$12Non-Members 
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.



Music Classes

PIANO-GROUP SETTING - $10Members/$12Non-Members
Wednesday Nights, 5:00pm, Exercise Room 
Wednesday Nights, 6:00pm, Exercise Room 
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. Combines 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.

PIANO-Individual Lessons - $15Members/$20Non-Members
Wednesdays, 1:45pm - Begins February 18th
Wednesdays, 2:30pm - Begins February 18th
Wednesdays, 3:15pm - Begins February 18th
30 minutes personal piano lessons with Cecilia Manalili. It is a beautiful instrument with a beautiful look and a beautiful sound. It can be a soloist's instrument or a group instrument. It sharpens the mind and body. Beginners welcome.


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Literature Classes

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 - $10/Class
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 - $25/Month

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 8:45am Class
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10:45am Class
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 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 the form.

YOGA - $5Members / $7Non-Members
Tuesdays, 9:30am-10:45am

Practice positions to build strength and flexibility while deepening relaxation. All abilities are welcome. Certified yoga instructor. Punch Card for 4 classes available.

GENTLE YOGA - $5Members / $7Non-Members
Thursdays, 9:30am-10:45am
Practice positions to build strength and flexibility while deepening relaxation. All abilities are welcome. Gentle Yoga is a style of yoga that is less strenuous than other forms so it can be very useful for people who already are quite fit but who lack the overall flexibility to be able to do some of the more intense yoga poses. Certified yoga instructor. Punch Card for 4 classes available. 

CHAIR YOGA - $5Members / $7Non-Members
Tuesdays, 1:00pm-1:45pm
Thursdays, 1:00pm-1:45pm

Practice positions to build strength and flexibility while deepening relaxation. All abilities are welcome. Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support. This class is perfect for people who want additional assistance to balance during yoga poses. Certified yoga instructor. Punch Card for 4 classes available.

BALANCE - FREE
Mondays, 11:00am-11:45am
Thursdays, 11:00am-11:45am
Fridays, 11:00am-11:45am
Practice positions to build strength and balance. All abilities are welcome.

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.

T’AI CHI-FAN - $5Members / $7Non-Members
Thursdays, 3:00pm-4:00pm - Starting again February 5, 2015
Our teacher is an experienced teacher in Traditional Chinese T'ai Chi Fan. This class assists good coordination, balance, and fitness. 

ZUMBA - $5Members / $7Non-Members
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.





Technology & Automotive Classes

AARP DRIVER SAFETY TALK
Wednesday, February 11th - 12:30pm
Instructor Rhea Lutton shares Driver Safety Tips with us. What we all should know and practice when we get behind the wheel. Stick around after lunch and ask Rhea some driver safety questions. She promises to bring hand-outs.

During August 2014 the Ballard NW Senior Center visited City Hall and was awarded the 2014 Technology Matching Fund. This grant is and has increased our ability to offer a public computer lab and many different computer classes.

Personal Computer Lessons - $5Members / $6Non-Members
Tuesday, 10:00am-11:00am
Wednesday, 9:00am-10:00am
Wednesday, 10:00am-11:00am
Wednesday, 6:00pm-7:00pm
Wednesday, 7:00pm-8:00pm

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. By appointment only, call (206) 297-0403 to sign up.

Personal iPad, iPod, iPhone Lessons - $5Members / $6Non-Members

Wednesday, 6:00pm-7:00pm
Wednesday, 7:00pm-8:00pm

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. By appointment only, call (206) 297-0403 to sign up. Must bring your smart device.

Personal Cell Phone Lessons - $5Members / $6Non-Members
Wednesday, 6:00pm-7:00pm
Wednesday, 7:00pm-8:00pm

By popular demand!  One-on-one technology lessons with a knowledgeable instructor. Ask your questions and get answers.  Learn more about your cell phone in personalized classes just for you. By appointment only, call (206) 297-0403 to sign up. Must bring your cell phone, charger, and manual.

Personal Techonology Lessons - $5Members / $6Non-Members
Tuesday, 10:00am-11:00am
Wednesday, 10:00am-11:00am
Wednesday, 6:00pm-7:00pm
Wednesday, 7:00pm-8:00pm
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. By appointment only, call (206) 297-0403 to sign up.

New Group Computer Classes start February 10th

Class # 1: Classes to be taught together

Basic Computer Skills, Introduction to Keyboarding Techniques, Microsoft Office Word and Excel (Practical Uses i.e. Online Banking). Details on this class can be found here.

 

Class # 2: Classes to be taught together

Email Fundamentals, World Wide Web, Facebook & Skype. Details on this class can be found here.

 

Class # 3: Classes to be taught together

Resume Workshop, Cover Letters, and Researching Companies. Details on this class can be found here.


Class # 4: Classes to be taught together

Digital Cameras, Computers, and Photo Technology. Details on this class can be found here.





Wednesday Evening Activities

BINGO, DINNER & MOVIES!!!

Car Game

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

Please reserve your spot, by the end of the day, on the Monday before you wish to attend. 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 Menu
March 4th-Roast turkey
March 11th-Chicken casserole
March 18th-Spaghetti and meatballs
March 25th-Chicken pot pie

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



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!

March 4th-Cheaper by the Dozen
March 11th-Bell, Book and Candle
March 18th-Anna and the King
March 25th-Guys and Dolls

 
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!