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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


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.


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:
Hilliard's Beer
Jim Coleman
Pacific Maritime Brewing Co.

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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Legal & Social Assistance

Couple at Parade
We offer a variety of programs and assistance in Social Work, Legal, Financial, and additional areas.

October 19th, 20th, 26th
November 2nd, 9th, 16th, 17th, 30th

Open Enrollment begins October 15th and ends December 7th.  We are here to assist with your Medicare coverage.  Help will be here in October and November on the Wednesday and Thursday dates listed above from 9:00am-12:00pm.  To schedule your appointment with Jerry Keating or SHIBA assistant, call the center at (206) 297-0403 or stop by the 2nd floor reception desk.

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.

Job Bank
Mondays - Fridays, by Appointment
Job Bank Coordinator:  Kristina, Administrative Assistant
The Job Bank is a matching database that gives free referrals.  Be added to the Job Bank or see who is available to hire.  The Job Bank currently lists over 168 people skilled in everything from caregiving to home repairs.  We are looking for additional people wth skills in Computer Assistance, Home Repairs, Plumbing, Electrical, and more.  Stop by or call 206-297-0403 to schedule an appointment.

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.

Minor Home Repair
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 Volunteer Coordinator Kristina or Center Director Carlye at (206) 297-0403.

Pathways - FREE
(Previously Eldercare Locator)
Monday—Friday, 9:00am—4:00pm
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 Sound Generations. Toll free directory assistance is available at (800) 667-1116.

PNA Villages
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, or another staff member by calling the center at (206) 297-0403.

Senior Rights and Medicare - FREE

Jerry Keating
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
Monday—Friday, 9:00am—4:00pm
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.

Social Worker
On hold as we advertise for a new social worker.
Our Social Worker is here to help you, your family, your friends and our community.  The Social Worker 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.

VFW - Veterans of Foreign Wars - NEW
3rd Thursdays    1:00pm - 2:00pm
Starts August 18th
VFW is comprised of 2.4 million members with approximately 9,000 posts worldwide.  Its mission is to "honor the dead by helping the living" through veterans' service, community service, national security, and a strong national defense.  We will provide you with information, answer your questions, and do our best to assist you in any way we can.  We look forward to working with the Ballard NW Senior Center's Veterans.  For an appointment please see the second floor receptionist or call us at (206) 297-0403.