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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

Christmas Eve 

Friday, December 23


Christmas Day
Monday, December 26

New Year Holiday
Monday, January 2

Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Monday, January 16

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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 Food Programs:
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 Halloween Luncheon & Party:
Foss Home & Village

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

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

Thank you for Sponsoring our 2016 Santa Breakfast:
Genesis Healthcare, Inc.
Adams Elementary School
Champion Party Supply
Glo Holcomb
Stephen Sill

Thank you for Sponsoring the 2016 Irish Tenors Holiday Concert:

Marguerite Casey Foundation

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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Social Worker


Social Worker, Carleen

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

I am happy to join the Ballard NW Senior Center family at a busy time of the year. My background/education is Art and Psychology (Mental Health Counseling/Art Therapy). My interest is working with older adults. The past eleven years included working as an Art Therapist for 4 ½ years and 6 ½ years as a Case Manager/Social Worker conducting extensive in-home assessments for clients living all over King County. I live in a house between Wallingford and Green Lake with my husband and two in-door cats.
 
Home Visits - FREE

Social Worker, Carleen
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
Social Worker, Carleen

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!