Groups & Clubs
Bridge Group - $1
Grab a friend and join in! Bridge is a trick-taking card game played by four players in two competing partnerships. Each group of four individuals sit around a square card table, with the partners facing each other.
Cribbage Group - FREE
Cribbage is a card game played with two to four or more players. This game involves playing and grouping cards in combinations to gain points. Cribbage also includes a cribbage board for scorekeeping.
Pinochle Group - $1
This game is a "trick-and-meld" card game, players score points by trick-taking and also by forming combinations of cards. With many different types of Pinochle, you will never get tired of this group.
Compete against others in cards games and more with this wonderful group. Meeting regularly in the Craft room or Dining Hall after lunch, this group learns and plays wonderful card games for the pleasure of announcing “I win!”
Table Tennis / Ping Pong - FREE
Ping-pong is one of the most popular sports in the world. What exactly does table tennis have to offer you? This game offers a fun why to social while exercising, and working on your hand-eye coordination and reflexes. And it is free! No partners needed; if you need a partner to play with please call and ask for Bob Brown or Kristina.
Support & Discussion Groups
Book Club - FREE
1st Thursday of each month, 1:00pm-2:00pm
This fun and dedicated group of bookworms meets every month. Members of this group will select, read and discuss books from the Seattle Public Library. Want to join? Call 206-297-0403 Any time on Monday, Thursday, or on Friday Morning and ask for the Social Worker for the latest book.
Book Movers Group - FREE
Meets Regularly Throughout Month
The Bookstore Leaders meet regularly to discuss new books, book organization, and everything that is happening in the Bookstore. Join this group to learn what is new at the Bookstore. Call Kristina at 206-297-0403 or stop by to join this group.
Current Events Group - FREE
Discuss current and recent events found in newspapers and on the news channels. The group decides the topic and how the discussion will run. All inquiring and open minds are welcome.
Low Vision Support Group - FREE
2nd Monday of each month, 10:30am-12:00pm
This is your opportunity to get involved in this new Low Vision Support Group. This group is open to anyone dealing with vision issues.
Sunshine Committee - FREE
Bring some sunshine into the lives of people who are ill. This group sends cards to ill members of the center. Contact us 206-297-0403 to join this new and caring-giving group. If you know of a center member who could use some caring, cheerful and encouraging words please contact us to add them to our list of card recipients.
Caregivers Group - FREE
2nd & 4th Mondays, 12:30pm—2:00pm
Are you caring for someone with dementia, Alzheimer’s or other memory impairment issues? This class provides family caregivers with the skills to reduce stress, increase self-care, reduce guilt, anger and depression, make difficult decisions, problem solve, and communicate effectively with family members, medical providers and others. Come talk about your experience with others in the same situation.
Happy Aging Support Group
1st Thursday of the Month, 2:00pm-3:00pm
Join the Happy Aging Support Group to discuss our journey through life, share stories of victories and challenges and learn new ways to cope or tackle life's difficulties. We will explore different themes each month.
Aging Ballard Lesbians Group
Meets Once A Month
The center has been asked to provide a group for Aging Ballard Lesbians and we think it is a great idea. This group will be facilitated by Ruth Vogel. For more information contact Ruth at 206-295-5855. Everyone is welcome and appreciated at Ballard NW Senior Center.
Quilter's B and Craft Group - FREE
Mondays & Wednesdays, 10:00am-12:00pm
Practice basic to advanced skills. Brand NEW Sewing machine, gorgeous 100% cotton and materials. Crafts also available for your creative mind. Socialize and share your ideas. Create and sell your quilts and crafts at our 2nd Annual Ballard NW Senior Center Quilt & Craft Show. Vendors must be 55+. Please contact Lauren Overlock to be a vendor or to volunteer at 206-296-0403 or LaurenO@seniorservices.org.
Pea Patch - FREE
Enjoy gardening outside. The only rule do not remove anyone else's plant. Pea Patches in Seattle have a very long waiting list. This is a FREE activity you can use now. Tools and gardening plots are provided. The staff does reserve the right to remove plants.
Market St. Singers
The Market Street Singers are a choral ensemble from Ballard that builds connections within diverse communities. Celebrating the joy of choral music among singers and listeners, they aspire to cultivate neighborhood pride with choral arts that are truly community-identified.