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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

Hours     
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

Closed

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

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Not Just For Seniors! 

Membership and our events and classes are open to ALL ages.

Take a class, join a group, or attend an event with a parent, grandparent, or friend. Come by yourself and meet new friends! Find an event for you.


Sponsors

Thank you for supporting Center programs and services in 2016:


Thank you for Sponsoring the 2016 Night in Paris Dinner:

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

Holland America Line
Genesis Healthcare, Inc.
Sagebrook Senior Living in Ballard
ERA Living
Henry Grenley
Nancy & Leo Parks
Claire Phelps
Norse Home Retirement & Assisted Living Community
Ballard LandMark Inn
Brown Bear Carwash
Carter Subaru
Seattle Divorce Services
Swedish Medical Center - Ballard Campus
Ballard Ornamental Ironworks
Bowie Electric Service
Camco Electric Inc.
Stimson Marina
Ken & Janice Wherry
Tim & Sharon McKenzie
Rutha Thomas, Century 21
Visiting Angels
Foss Home & Village
Garden Seasoning, Inc.
Ballard Emblem Club No. 216
Ballard Hardware & Supply, Inc.
Ballard Oil Company
KMS Financial Services, Inc.
Law Office of Dan L. Larson
Stoneway Hardware
The Lawless Partnership, LLP

Thank you for Sponsoring our 2016 Birthday Celebrations:
Sagebrook Senior Living at Ballard


Thank you for Sponsoring our 2016 Volunteer Appreciation Reception:
Genesis Healthcare, Inc.

Thank you for Sponsoring our 2016 Art, Wine, & Chocolate:
Genesis Healthcare, Inc.

Thank you for Sponsoring the 2016 Rainbow Bingo:
Hilliard's Beer
Jim Coleman
Pacific Maritime Brewing Co.

Thank you for Sponsoring the 2016 Irish Tenors Holiday Concert:
AM 880 KIXI Radio
Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts
Trident Seafoods
Norse Home Retirement & Assisted Living Community
Genesis Healthcare, Inc.
Stoneway Hardware

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Health & Wellness


Fitness Classes

Enjoy the many fitness classes here at the Ballard NW Senior Center. For more information on the types of classes and their hours please visit the Presentations & Classes page.

Fitness Groups
Our fitness groups are very popular, meet new friends and explore the neighborhood through exercise. For more information on the groups visit the Clubs & Groups page.

Support Groups
Our support groups provide a wonderful place to discuss ideas, worries, or just have fun. For more information on the groups visit the Clubs & Groups page


Smoke Alarms for Seniors

Please call 206-386-1337 to get a new smoke alarm for your home.  The Seattle Fire Department will provide and install FREE smoke alarms in your home.  Contact them!  For more senior fire safety tips view and print Seattle Senior Fire Safety brochure.



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FLU PREVENTION VACCINATIONS
Monday, October 3rd
10:00am - 11:30am
Most insurance plans are covered.
For uninsured participants  - $30 fee, cash or check only.
It is almost that time of year.  Flu shot time!  Monday, October 3rd is the day.  Call and sign up for your appointment and get that flu shot.  Flu can be very dangerous.  A flu vaccination will help to protect you.

Most insurance plans are covered.  Most insurances can be billed; notable exceptions are Cigna and Kaiser.  For those on Medicare, it is helpful to have a copy of each person's Medicare Insurance card to attach to their Consent Form. 

For uninsured participants, the $30 fee - cash or check only, will be collected at the time that the flu shot is given.  Please write checks as  payable to the Seattle Visiting Nurse Association.

Social Worker


Social Worker - Free

On hold as we advertise for a new social worker.

Melissa has resigned because of child care issues.  We are sorry to lose her and thank her for her service to the center, and we wish her well.  We have started the hiring process for her replacement.  The center has had three talented Social Workers over the last two years, but it has been difficult to retain them because this is a part time position and doesn't pay on the high end of the scale.  We hope the next social worker will be with us for a long time.  We will keep you posted.  Our intention is to have someone on board around October 1st or before.  Questions?  Ask Carlye.
 
Home Visits - FREE

On hold as we advertise for a new social worker.

If you're concerned about a relative or a neighbor who is home-bound or has difficulty getting out, please do not hesitate to contact our center for a social worker referral.  Call 206-297-0403 or stop by the 2nd Floor Reception Desk.


Enhance Wellness - FREE
On hold as we advertise for a new social worker.

Enhance Wellness is a proven wellness program especially designed for older adults who want healthier lives. You, the participant, develop a plan with a Social Worker, to work on areas of your life that are important to you.  If you have an immediate need for this, please do not hesitate to contact our center for a social worker referral.  Call 206-297-0403 or stop by the 2nd Floor Reception Desk.

Acupuncture Clinic

Acupuncture Clinic
Fee:  $20 Member / $40 Non-Member
Acupuncturist is 
Phonexay Lala Simon, LAc, EAMP
Tuesdays,  9:00am-12:00pm
NEW - 1 hour table treatments
Make an appointment to start acupuncture and feeling better today. Appointments are one hour each. Acupuncture can promote blood circulation, decrease inflammation, calm down the central nervous system, enable detoxification, increase your pain thresholds, decrease pain, stimulate the body's natural pain killers, and promote lymphatic and water metabolism.

Phonexay is a licensed practitioner of East Asian medicine (EAMP) and Acupuncture. She is a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine and board certificed in both Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine by NCCAOM. She underwent rigorous clinical and didactic training at Bastyr Universitiy's teaching clinic as well as several off-site Seattle locations and international clinics.

"From one who doesn't like needles and didn't really believe, I, Carlye, have benefited from this service.  Phonexay is great, caring, and makes this a relaxing and beneficial experience.  If you have an issue, talk to her; see if this is something that can be treated, and then give it a try.  She is here Tuesdays from 9:00am to noon.  Call for an appointment and see if this works for you.  It did for me."

Acupuncture is the insertion of microfine needles into the body to stimulate healing processes. Generally a painless and pleasurable experience.

Bastyr

Bastyr Clinic - FREE

Tuesdays, 1:30pm-4:30pm

Fridays, 9:00am-12:00pm
Need a doc? Come to one of our two free clinics! Stop in for Bastyr Clinic at Ballard NW Senior Center today! Naturopathic medicine emphasizes preventing disease, encouraging the body’s inherent healing ability, treating the whole person and educating patients to be partners in their own health care. While firmly science-based, modern naturopathic medicine also preserves the century-old wisdom of successful natural therapies.

Through Bastyr Center’s Team Care approach, you will see one licensed naturopathic practitioner and one to three advanced student clinicians. Your naturopathic team takes the time to listen to and get to know you as a whole person, working with you to discover your own unique route to wellness.

Our two free Bastyr clinics are very popular so make sure to sign up in advance. These services are free to all, but do require an appointment. Only two appointments per month are allowed for the Bastyr Clinics. Call us at 206-297-0403 or stop by the 2nd Floor Reception to make an appointment.

Click here to read more about Bastyr Clinic and what services they offer.


Dental Hygiene

Dental Hygiene Services

Fee Range:  $85-$102

Scheduled for Fridays

Our Dental Hygiene program offers low-cost preventative dental cleanings, periodontal evaluation and oral cancer screening.  All services provided at the center by Jan Loder, RDH. Our Dental Hygiene program helps to promote healthy teeth and great smiles. First time patients must fill out a dental form before their first appointment and pay a first time patient fee of $14. Members do not have to pay the first time patient fee. Call (206) 297-0403 or stop at 2nd Floor Reception Desk for dental forms and to schedule your appointment.

Read about this fantastic program at the Ballard News-Tribune. 

Foot Care

Foot Care
Fee:  $20 Member / $40 Non-Member
Tuesdays, 9:00am-4:00pm
Keep your feet healthy and happy.  Come in and see Nurse Carolyn, our Foot Care Specialist, who will take care of your feet. Your feet will thank you. By appointment only. Please call 206-297-0403 for further information.

A $10 fee will incur if
cancellations are less than 2 days prior to your appointment.

Massage

Massage Therapy
Fee:  $8 Member / $16 Non-Member

Massage Therapist:  Tom Whitmore
Tuesdays, 10:00am-12:00pm 

Wednesdays, 12:00pm-2:00 pm
Let your stress go with a relaxing massage.  It helps relieve muscle tension, reduces stress, and evokes feelings of calmness. These 15 minute sessions are fully clothed, table or chair massages. Combining two 15-minute sessions is allowed.  For appointments call (206) 297-0403 or drop by the 2nd floor receptionist.
Massage
Tuesdays, 10:00am-12:00pm 
Wednesdays, 12:30pm-2:30pm
Let your stress go with a relaxing massage.  It helps relieve muscle tension, reduces stress, and evokes feelings of calmness. These 15 minute sessions are fully clothed table or chair massages. Combining two 15-minute sessions is allowed.  For appointments call (206) 297-0403 or drop by the 2nd floor receptionist. One session is $7 for members and $10 for non-members. Punch cards (4 sessions) are available at $28 for members and $40 for non-members. 

Flu Shot Clinic

Wellness Clinic - FREE

2nd Thursdays, 11:00am-1:00pm

Get your blood pressure checked, blood sugar levels looked at, and answers to general health questions from Genesis Healthcare Inc.'s nurse. The Wellness Clinic is open today from 11:00am-1:00pm at Ballard NW Senior Center. This fantastic free clinic is available for drop ins and open to adults of all ages! No sign up required.


Thank you Genesis Healthcare Inc. for providing a monthly free Wellness Clinic at Ballard Senior Center!