Groups & Clubs
Bridge Group - $1
Tuesdays, 9:00am-11:00am (Learn to play Bridge)
Wednesday 1:00pm (beginning in May)
Wednesday Nights at 6:00pm (April)
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, 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.
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
3rd 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 & by Appt.
Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays
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 or email ScottTh@seniorservices.org.
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 - 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-11:45am
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.
Quilter's B and Craft Group - FREE
Mon & Wed, 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 1st Annual Ballard NW Senior Center Quilt & Craft Show - Sat., Aug 9, 2014. 10am-4pm. Vendors must be 55+. Please contact Lauren Overlock to be a vendor or to volunteer at 206-296-0403 or LaurenO@seniorservices.org.
Gardening Group - FREE
Knitting & Crocheting Group - FREE
Enjoy the wonderful natural lighted crafts room to knit or crochet. Experienced knitters and crocheters are welcome. Start now and be a vendor at our very 1st Quilt & Crafts Fair on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 10am-4pm
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.
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.
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!
August 6th Saving Mr Banks, Biography
August 13th Roman Holiday, Comedy
August 20th Jean de Florette, Drama
August 27th The Way We Were, Romance
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!