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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 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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Nutrition & Meals

Morning Cafe

Begin the day with a hot cup of coffee or tea, and a delicious treat made by Chef Bob. Selections vary by day, but we're always open for a piping hot cup of coffee!


Food Pick Up

Monday-Friday - FREE!
On occasion we receive food donations for all of our community, members and friends. Check in to see if we've received anything and help yourself to a free item or two. Fresh baked goods from Tall Grass Bakery are usually available every Thursday and Friday. Food, flowers, and more are available every once in a while thanks to the Ballard Food Bank. Thank you to all who supply us with weekly donations!

Regular contributions by Tall Grass Bakery and Ballard Food Bank

Weekday Lunches

12:00 pm-1:00 pm
$3 suggested donation seniors 60+ years old
Anyone under 60 can enjoy lunch for $6.00
Monday through Friday delicious and nutritious hot lunches are served. Enjoy a variety of handmade meals, created and cooked by our own Chef Bob and a range of dishes to satisfy any palate. Milk choices, non-fat, 2% or chocolate milk. Menus are subject to change, check your newsletter or give us a call to find out today's menu. No where else in Seattle but at a Community Dining Program can you get a variety of freshly made lunches for just $3. 

Check In For Lunch

We are having some issues with our daily lunch procedures. Because of this, we have started a new ticket procedure. Currently too many participants bypass the sign-in procedure, so we are not getting reimbursed for all the meals we serve. With food prices on the increase, it is vital that we get reimbursed for each meal we serve.

The New Process Is: When you come in, you will be asked if you want lunch. If yes, you will be asked to initial next to your name if you are a frequent guest. If you are not a frequent participant, you will be asked to sign a different sheet. The donation process remains the same. You will receive a ticket; place this ticket at your place on the table when you go in for lunch. You must be seated and have a ticket to receive a meal. No ticket, or lost ticket, you will be asked to go back to the reception area for a new ticket and check the sign in. Please do not go to the kitchen counter as this impedes service. We expect some glitches and appreciate your comments and help as we get this new process up and running efficiently. Thank you. 

Birthday Lunch

3rd Thursdays of each month
Join us for a delicious lunch prepared by Chef Bob and his lunch crew and then celebrate a friends or your birthday with fantastic birthday cake. We celebrate birthdays monthly on the 3rd Thursdays of each month. A special birthday table to decorated to the occasion for our birthday people. Stop by, no sign up necessary.

Wed Dinner

Wednesday Night Dinner
A home style dinner prepared for your pleasure every Wednesday evening. All dinners begin with a salad, an entrée (includes a protein, a vegetable, a bread) and a dessert. A very reasonable cost for a delicious summer meal shared with friends enjoying great conversation! Please sign up for Wednesday night dinner by the Monday before the night you'd like to attend, thank you for your help! $7 all ages 

All dinners come with salad, vegetable, bread and dessert.

Wednesday Night Classes & Groups
Wednesday nights are full of activity at the Center. Chef Bob prepares a home-style meal complete with salad, main course and dessert. Afterward you can catch and movie or play bingo. Genorvan and crew make the games fun and the evening has a great feel to it. Movies happen upstairs as do computer classes and a nice group of volunteers work on current projects, and piano lessons are downstairs. Quite a night at your center!

Wednesday Night Activity List

   Nifty Thrifty Bookstore
   Open Computer Lab
   Individual Technology Assistance
(by appointment only) 
   Individual Technology Assistance
(by appointment only)
   Table Tennis / Ping Pong
   Chef Bob's Wednesday Night Dinner
   Wednesday Night Movie Group
   Wednesday Night Bingo with Genavon

Wednesday Night Project Group


Love working as a team? Projects focus on behind the scenes work for fundraising events. Perfect for busy people who work or go to school during the day. Volunteers contribute one or more hours of their time between 3pm and 8pm. Contact Kristina to join at 206-297-0403 or KristinaW@soundgenerations.org. Thanks.