Legal & Social Assistance
We offer a variety of programs and assistance in Social Work, Legal, Financial, and additional areas.
AARP Tax Aide - FREE
Wednesdays (Last Day April 13th)
Get your taxes done for free! AARP Tax Aide volunteers are here every Wednesday up to April 15th when taxes are due to answer questions and assist with filing returns. Please sign up for your appointment. You must bring your year 2014 tax return form, photo ID. SSN, and all your tax information for 2015.
Pathways - FREE
(Previously Eldercare Locator)
You are just a phone call away from referrals to a wide range of services, including Family and Caregiver Support, Food Assistance, Transportation Assistance, Legal and Financial, Health Care and Insurance Assistance, Fitness and Wellness Programs, Home Repair help, and more.
Pathways is a service of the Administration on Aging. Toll free directory assistance is available at (800) 667-1116.
Financial Assistance Services - FREE
1st Thursdays, 10:00am-12:00pm
30 Minute Consultations
If you are in need of financial assistance Kyle Bernethy, our independent financial services professional is here to assist you with a free
30 minute consultation. Important Note: Kyle is a Registered Representative of and offers securities through Foresters Equity Services, Inc. and is a Member FINRA/SIPC. Please call the center at (206) 297-0403 to schedule your appointment.
Mondays - Fridays, by Appointment
Job Bank Coordinator: Kristina
Minor Home Repair
The Job Bank is a matching database that gives free referrals. Be added to the Job Bank or see who is available to hire. Stop by or call 206-297-0403 to schedule an appointment.
The Job Bank currently lists over 150 people skilled in everything from caregiving to home repairs. We are looking for additional people wth skills in Computer Assistance, Home Repairs, Plumbing, and Electrical.
Job Seekers can also benefit from the Job Bank's services which include help with resumes, cover letters, job searches, job applications, and interview preparations.
Legal Consultations - FREE
1st Mondays, 10:00am-12:00pm
Clif Johnson, attorney, is here each month to help you with legal issues. The initial meeting is free; additional meetings are at a low fee. Consultations can cover wills, power of attorney, living wills, landlord-tenant issues, loans, and more. Please call the center at 206-297-0403 to schedule your appointment.
Monday to Friday, 9:00am-4:00pm
Service is available to homeowners in Seattle. It allows you to have a professional do minor plumbing, electrical, and carpentry repairs for only $10 per hour plus the cost of parts. You only have to apply once, and then can ask for assistance for 3 years. If you do not want to fill out the paperwork, they will even send someone out to do it for you. This is a service of Sound Generations at (206) 448-5751
Neighborhood Ties Program
Could you benefit from a visit at least twice a month from our Neighbor Ties Volunteers? Maybe you have had surgery and need this service short term, or maybe you have felt isolated for a longer time. These visitors might just sit and talk with you or play a board game, share tea and a cookie, or take a drive with you. We match your needs with our volunteer's strengths.
Perhaps you want to help an isolated or lonely senior. This is a unique and meaningful opportunity to provide friendship and assistance. Visit a short or long term isolated person. This program provides an opportunity for help and companionship. We match Neighborhood Ties volunteers with each senior's needs and each volunteer's strengths. Training is provided for all volunteers.
Refer yourself or someone else or if you would like to volunteer, talk with our Social Worker Melissa or Center Director Carlye at (206) 297-0403.
Phinney Neighborhood Association (PNA)
We are partnering with PNA to bring this impressive program to Ballard. This is a great program providing many services for seniors to stay in their own community as they age. There are many services available and opportunities to volunteer. For more information contact Center Director Carlye, Social Worker Melissa, or another staff member by calling the center at (206) 297-0403.
Senior Rights and Medicare - FREE
3rd Wednesday, 9am-12pm
Jerry Keating will assist you with substitute decision making (power-of-attorney), healthcare issues like Medicare enrollment, and estate information such as wills and power of attorney issues. Please call the center at (206) 297-0403 to schedule your appointment.
Senior Information and Assistance
A great place to find information on the services and resources available to seniors. This is a service of Sound Generations at (206) 448-3110
Our Social Worker is here to help you, your family, your friends and our community. Melissa has many services to offer (advocacy, emotional support, counseling, resource gathering, referrals, support groups, classes). If you need someone to help or just to listen, call the second floor reception desk at (206) 297-0403 to schedule an appointment. Read more about Social Worker Melissa and her services on our Health & Wellness