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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


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

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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.

You don't have to be a senior to be a part of the excitement at the Ballard NW Senior Center.


Thank you for supporting Center programs and services in 2016:

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:

Holland America Line
Genesis Healthcare, Inc.
Sagebrook Senior Living in Ballard
ERA Living
Henry Grenley
Nancy & Leo Parks
Claire Phelps
Norse Home
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 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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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.


Living Well with Chronic Conditions:
Health and Wellness Program
Mondays, June 6th - July 18th (except July 4th)
1:30pm - 4:00pm in the Dining Hall
Chronic conditions such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, obesity, arthritis, asthma, pain, COPD, dementia, and Alzheimer's are among the most common and discouraging health problems.  The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) provides information and teaches practical skills on managing chronic health issues while also giving you the confidence and motivation needed to manage the challenges of living with a chronic health condition.

This program is facilitated by non-health professionals with chronic diseases themselves.  Participants receive a copy of Living a Healthy Life With Chronic Conditions and an audio relaxation CD Relaxation for Mind and Body.

It is the process in which the program is taught that makes it effective.  Classes are highly participative where mutual support and success build the participants' confidence to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives.

Social Worker

Social Worker - Free

Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays - 9:00am-4:30pm 

Our social worker is here to troubleshoot any issues or situations that come up which make you feel like you need help.  She can connect you with resources and services, and provide support and encouragement to assist you in achieving your goals, thus helping you to remain self-sufficient.  She can help sort through insurance complexity, daily bills, housing issues, and more. To sign up call 206-297-0403 or stop by the 2nd Floor Reception.

"I would like to take a moment to introduce myself to you.  My name is Melissa, as you may have heard, I was hired as the new Social Worker for Ballard Senior Center.  I immensely enjoy working with seniors and have done so for over 14 years.  I have lived in Seattle for 25 years and have an 11-year-old daughter who someday will entertain you by tap dancing to “Chattanooga Choo Choo”.  I’m delighted to be working at Ballard Senior Center and look forward to meeting everyone in person. I will work tirelessly to connect you to community resources, coordinate care, and (if need be) find new support systems.  I can help you with transitions, finding housing, applying for benefits and assist you in finding new sources of enjoyment.  You can use me simply to bounce ideas off of or more importantly to lean on in times of emotional distress. Please feel free to set up an appointment with the front desk, should you need to reach me. Also, the support groups have all resumed and I hope to see some of you there!  I welcome your ideas and suggestions. Warmest Regards."

Home Visits - FREE

Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays - 9:00am-4:30pm 

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 Social Worker. To sign up call 206-297-0403 or stop by the 2nd Floor Reception.

Enhance Wellness - FREE
Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays - 9:00am-4:30pm 

Enhance Wellness is a proven wellness program especially designed for older adults who want healthier lives. You, the participant, develop a plan with our Social Worker, to work on areas of your life that are important to you. To sign up call 206-297-0403 or stop by the 2nd Floor Reception.

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 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 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.
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!