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
Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 9:00am-11:45am
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!”
Support & Discussion Groups
MS & Parkinson's Support Group - FREE
4rd Thursday of each month, 12:30pm-1:30pm
Have Parkinson’s? Multiple Sclerosis? Other movement disorders? Join us to share what has helped you to manage your condition, resources which have been useful, and to learn from each other. The ONLY group of it's kind in the area!
Social Work - FREE
Our social worker, Scott Theisen, is here to help you, your family, your friends and our community. If you need someone to help or just to listen, contact Scott on his voice mail (206) 268-6761.
Book Club - FREE
1st Thursday of each month, 12:30pm-1:30pm
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 Scott Theisen (206) 268-6761 for the latest book.
Book Movers Group - NEW TIME. FREE
1st, 3rd, and 5th Thursdays, 10:30am-11:30am
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.
Clutter Group - FREE
2nd & 4th Thursdays, 12:30pm-1:30pm
Dealing with clutter? Join this group to discuss this issue! Share what helps to conquer it and learn learn tips on how to take control of the clutter. Develop a plan for reducing clutter and freeing up your space for yourself and your family. Everyone is welcome!
Current Events Group - FREE
2nd & 4th Tuesdays 10:30am-11:45
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.
Bible Study Group - FREE
Discuss the Bible and its impact on your life. This group is open to all who are interested in reading the Bible and wish to talk about it.
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.
Gardening Group - FREE
Monday—Friday, All Day
Enjoy gardening both indoors and out. This is a FREE group. Tools and gardening plots are provided. To learn about this fast growing group call the center and ask for Kristina.
Wednesday Night Movies - $2/movie + free popcorn!
Cool off with fantastic movies this summer. Come enjoy classic and new release movies. This fun group meets after dinner on Wednesdays. Everyone who watches has a vote on the next movies chosen. Free popcorn provided!
Dec. 4 - "We're No Angels"
, Humphrey Bogart
Dec. 11 - "Le Choir", French
Dec. 18 - "It's a Wonderful Life"
Hollywood in Ballard Movies - FREE
Come enjoy classic movies and meet some new friends. This group is open to suggestions for future movies and everyone who watches has a vote on the movies chosen. Free popcorn provided!
Dec. 5 - "The Bishop Wife", Romance
Dec. 12 - "Miracle on 34th Street", Original
Dec. 19 - "White Christmas", Musical
Knitting & Crocheting Group
$10 member/ $15 non-member
Learn knitting and crocheting skills to create your own handmade wares from Praveena Patel, a professional knitter and crochetier and experienced instructor.
Quilters Group - FREE
Mondays & Wednesdays,
We know you are out there. Come join this fun group, get advice, have fun working together, and do some good in the community. Practice basic to advanced skills. Sewing machine and some materials provided. This is a self run group, so the group will decide what projects to do and how the group will run.
EnhanceFitness Coffee Group - FREE
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10:00am-11:00am
Before or after you exercise drop by the Dining Hall for conversation and coffee. Tea and apple cider are also available. If you love exercising and getting fit then drop by to chat with others who also love exercising and getting fit.