Groups & Clubs
NEW! Word Puzzle Group - FREE
3rd Tuesday of the Month, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Test your word knowledge solving word puzzles and playing Scrabble. No need to grab your dictionary, just show up and this great group will help you find the words.
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.
NEW! Chess Club
After a wonderful lunch meet up with this group to play chess. All skill levels welcome.
NEW! Games 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
NEW! MS & Parkinson's Support Group - FREE
4th 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.
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.
Clutter Group - FREE
2nd & 4th Thursdays, 12:30pm-1:30
Over time our homes accumulate and collect all kinds of treasures, gems and keepsakes, and everyday more paper arrives. Learn the skills and techniques that will help you declutter and turn your home back into your castle! Discuss ideas and challenges. 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.
(series again in Summer or Fall)
Join us for lively discussions on aging. Is it lemons or lemonade? We will use the book LIFE GETS BETTER and a university study of the real experts 1,000 seniors. Materials provided.
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 and 4th Mondays of each month, 12:30pm—2:00pm
Are you caring for someone with dementia, Alzheimer’s or other memory impairment issues? Come talk about your experience with others in the same situation.
Gardening Group - FREE
Sunshine and Plants, the Gardening Group meets in the Center’s Garden to plant flowers, herbs, vegetables, and fruit. Donations of plants, bulbs, and seeds are welcome. Materials and tools are provided, including aprons.
NEW! 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.
Green Tea Club - FREE
We are excited to have the ladies back who lead the Green Tea Club. They will be coming once each quarter. This is a great opportunity to enjoy another culture and crafts by making Origami or a craft and enjoying warm green tea. Warm tea in December sounds great! The Green Tea Ladies missed the regulars who come to this class for September.
Knitting & Crocheting Group
Bring a project, questions or ideas. Knitting and crocheting is a wonderful way to engage creatively in an art project that can be taken with you anywhere. The results can also become well loved fabrics and clothes for you or family and friends.
Quilters Group - FREE
We know you are out there. Come join this fun group, get advice, have fun working together, and do some good in the community. This is a self run group, so the group will decide what projects to do and how the group will run.
Hollywood in Ballard Movies - FREE
Enjoy classic movies and meet new friends. We're open to suggestions for future months. We're sticking with the “Classics”.
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.