Legal & Social Assistance
We offer a variety of programs and assistance in Social Work, Legal, Financial, and additional areas.
AARP TaxAide - Free
This wonderful program returns February 1st through April 12th
. Sign up for Wednesday TaxAide appointments now. Our very competent and knowledgeable AARP TaxAides start their valuable service on February 1st and continue to help every Wednesday until April 12th. Call for an appointment and to see what you need to bring to your appointment in addition to your 2015 Tax Return.
This is a great free service but donations to the center are appreciated.
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, Administrative Assistant
Meals on Wheels
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
Note Date Changes!
Starting in April - 4th 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.
Provided by Sound Generations, (206) 448-5767 Monday-Friday.
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
Neighbor Ties Program
Director Carlye & Social Worker Carleen
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 Center Director Carlye or Social Worker Carleen at (206) 297-0403.
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 Sound Generations. Toll free directory assistance is available at (800) 667-1116.
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
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
Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, 9:00am-4:00pm
Welcome our new social worker, Carleen. We are so pleased to welcome her on board. She will be leading groups, providing informed help, support, listening and counseling, and will be active and involved here at the center. To read more about Carleen's educational and employment experience, view her bio on our Staff and Board page
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
3rd Thursdays 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Started August 18th, 2016
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.