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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


Martin Luther King Day
Monday, January 18

Presidents’ Day      
Monday, February 15

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

Not Just For Seniors! 

  Not just for Seniors

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

Thank you for Sponsoring the 2016 Rainbow Bingo (February Event):
Hilliard's Beer
Jim Coleman

Thank you for Sponsoring the 2016 Night in Paris Dinner:

Thank you for Sponsoring the 2016 $pring For $eniors Auction:

Richard & Sherry Richards
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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Groups & Clubs

Card Groups 

Bridge Group - $1
Mondays, 12:30pm-4:00pm
Wednesdays 12:30pm-4:00pm
Fridays, 1:00pm-4:00pm 
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
Tuesdays, 9:30am-11:30am

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, 8:30am-11:30am
Wednesdays, 8:30am-11:30am

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.

Games Group
Fridays, 1:00pm-4:00pm

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!”

Exercise Groups

Table Tennis / Ping Pong - FREE

Mondays, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Wednesdays, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Fridays, 1:00pm-3:00pm

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
Led by Bernie Sadowski
Tuesdays, 10:30 am-11:30 am
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.

Art Groups

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

Monday—Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm

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.

Wednesday Movies

Wednesday Night Movies - $2/movie + free popcorn!

Wednesdays, 6:00pm 

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! 

Thursday Movies

Hollywood in Ballard Movies - FREE
Thursdays, 1:00pm (FREE popcorn!)

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!