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Ballard NW
Senior Center

A community partner site 
of Sound Generations


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5429 32nd NW
Seattle, WA 98107
Phone: (206) 297-0403
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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.

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Sponsors

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 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 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:


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Museum of Flight TripGROUP TRIPS

The Center offers a wide variety of diverse and interesting trips to nearby points of interest. The trip sign-up and payment policy is listed after the trip offerings. For all center trips carpooling is not allowed. This policy deals with safety, insurance, training, and more. Thank you and please enjoy our numerous trips. 

Walking Guide
High (H), Medium (M), Low (L)

JULY TRIPS

QUIL CEDA CASINO (L)
Fee: $10 Member / $20 Non-Member
Thursday, July 7th,  8:45am-4:30pm

Bring additional money for lunch and misc.  You’ll have lots of time for slots, card games and lunch.  Enjoy playing the slots with center friends and don’t go over your allotted monthly gambling budget!

LAVENDER FESTIVAL (H)
Fee: $10 Member / $20 Non-Member
Friday, July 15th,  7:45am-4:30pm

Breathe in the Lavender and enjoy the 2016 Festival! To catch an early ferry be at the Center by 7:30am to depart on time.  We will also be visiting the Nelson Duckpond Lavender Farm.  Then off to Applebee’s for lunch.  Please bring additional money for lunch and miscellaneous purchases.

RED HAT TRIP TO SHORELINE CAR SHOW (L)
No Transportation Fee - Car Pooling
Sunday, July 17th,  9:45am

Get out in the sun and view stunning cars from different decades and enjoy Elvis.  This trip is part of the Red Hats Group.  Trip participants must attend one Red Hat Group meeting to go on a Red Hats Group trip.

DINE-OUT DINNER AT WEDGEWOOD BROILER (L)
Fee: $3 Member / $6 Non-Member
Tuesday, July 19th,  4:30pm-7:30pm
Bring additional money for dinner and relax with center friends while dining out at the Wedgewood Broiler.  Bring family members for a nice evening out, after all, it’s summer!

RED HAT TRIP TO WHIDBEY ISLAND (L)
Fee: $10 Member / $20 Non-Member
Wednesday, July 20th,  9:45am
Enjoy a wonderful ferry trip to Whidbey Island and lunch at Gor-dons on Blue Berry Hill as well as a shopping excursion.  Please bring additional money for lunch and shopping.  This trip is part of the Red Hats Group.  Trip participants must attend one Red Hat Group meeting to go on a Red Hats Group trip.

PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP TRIP
Fee: $5 Member / $10 Non-Member
Tuesday, July 26th, Destination TBD
Capture Seattle scenes with your camera. Trips are scheduled for the last Tuesday of each month. This trip is part of the Photography Group. To become a group member join the Photography Workshop on Tuesdays at 1:30pm.

SKAGIT VALLEY GARDENS (M)
Fee: $5 Member / $10 Non-Member
Wednesday, July 27th,  10:30am-4:30pm
Additional money needed for lunch at the Garden Café right there on the grounds.
  You might want to bring along a camera to capture all of the flowers in bloom.  And of course bring along a little bit of change in case you wish to go through the gift shop.

CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN GONDOLA & LUNCH AT THE SUMMIT HOUSE (H)
Fee: $30 Member / $40 Non-Member
Thursday, July 28th,  8:30am-4:30pm

Additional money needed for lunch at The Summit House Restaurant.  If you sign-up to go on this trip it is mandatory that you go on the gondola, there are NO exceptions, as the group stays together for the ride up enjoying a spectacular view, lunch and the ride down.  Don’t miss this exhilarating experience.  Sign-up early.

RED HAT TRIP TO SALTY’S (L)
No Transportation Fee - Car Pooling
Friday, July 29th,  9:45am
Enjoy delicious drinks out with the girls at Salty’s Happy Hour.  Please bring additional money for drinks and food.  This trip is part of the Red Hats Group.  Trip participants must attend one Red Hat Group meeting to go on a Red Hats Group trip.

NOTE:  If you have ideas for new destinations please connect with Lauren via email at  laureno@soundgenerations.org, call her at 206-297-0403, or drop be her office located on the second floor of the Center.

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AUGUST TRIPS

SNOQUALMIE CASINO (L)
Fee: $10 Member / $20 Non-Member
Thursday, August 4th,  8:45am-4:30pm

Additional money needed for lunch and miscellaneous purchases.  Enjoy the ride to Snoqualmie Casino.  Center friends and even friends that have yet to come to the center are welcome. Try not to gamble too much away or you’ll have to dip into your piggy-bank.

SENIOR DAY AT THE PARK (M)
Fee: $5 Member / $10 Non-Member
Wednesday, August 10th,  9:00am-4:30pm
Additional $5.00 for BBQ lunch. 
Bellingham Senior Activity Center has extended an invitation to the Ballard NW Senior Center to join them for 'Senior Day at The Park'.  Frolic in the sun at Hovander Park, featuring a BBQ lunch, entertainment, door prizes, activities, vendor booths and dancing.  Bellingham Senior Center visits our Center regularly.

CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN GONDOLA & LUNCH AT THE SUMMIT HOUSE (H)
Fee: $30 Member / $40 Non-Member
Monday, August 15th,  8:30am-4:30pm

Additional money needed for lunch at Summit House Restaurant.  If you sign-up to go on this trip it is mandatory that you go on the gondola, there are NO exceptions, as the group stays together for the ride up enjoying a spectacular view, lunch and the ride down.  You won’t want to miss this exhilarating experience.  Sign-up early.

DINE-OUT DINNER AT CHINOOK’S AT FISHERMAN’S TERMINAL (L)
Fee: $3 Member / $6 Non-Member
Tuesday, August 16th,  4:30pm-7:30pm

Additional money needed for dinner. Chinook’s offers fresh seafood and so much more. If you choose a fish entrée, try the Rock Fish Tacos! Lauren highly recommends them. YUM!

WOLF HAVEN INTERNATIONAL (H)
Fee: $15 Member / $30 Non-Member
Monday, August 29th,  8:30am-4:30pm

Howl with the wolves! Wolf Haven International is a nationally recognized wolf sanctuary that has rescued and provided a lifetime home for 200 displaced, captive-born animals since 1982.  Guided 50-minute walking tour offer guests a rare, close-up view of wolves.  Additional money needed for lunch at Pellegrino’s Italian Kitchen.

PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP TRIP
Fee: $5 Member / $10 Non-Member
Tuesday, August 30th
Destination TBD

Capture Seattle scenes with your camera.  Trips are scheduled for the last Tuesday of each month.  This trip is part of the Photography Group.  Join this 1:30pm Tuesday group.

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SEPTEMBER TRIPS

ANGEL OF THE WINDS CASINO (L)
Fee: $10 Member / $20 Non-Member
Thursday, September 1st,  8:45am-4:30pm

Bring additional funds for lunch and miscellaneous purchases.  Keep your BFF close by just in case you run out of money.  Of course maybe if you WIN lots you can share your winnings with everyone, well - everyone from BNWSC!

SEATTLE AQUARIUM GUIDED TOUR (H)
Fee: $3 Member / $6 Non-Member
Thursday, September 15th,  10:00am-4:30pm
Fish, fish, and mammals.  There is a new harbor seal exhibit completed in 2013, the first step in the institution's 20-year strategic plan, which includes a goal of increasing its impact by nearly 70 percent.  Lunch money needed for Giddy Up where you can have regular or gluten free burgers!

COUGAR MOUNTAIN ZOO (H)
Fee: $15 Member / $30 Non-Member
Monday, September 19th,  9:00am-4:30pm

World of Cougars/Purring Cats!  Cougars have over 200 names because they inhabit the largest geographical region of any other cat in the world.  Other names for the cougar include: mountain lion, panther, puma, catamount, American lion, screamer, painted cat, and fire cat.  Additional $ needed for lunch at the Flat Iron Grill in Issaquah.

DINE-OUT DINNER AT RISTORANTE PICOLINOS (L)
Fee: $3 Member / $6 Non-Member
Tuesday, September 20th,  4:30pm-7:30pm

Support our local community!  Ristorante Picolinos, a fantastic restaurant located just a few blocks up from us on 32nd Avenue, features authentic Italian cuisine.  You can choose to eat in the Secret Garden outside.

BLOEDEL RESERVE GUIDED TOUR (H)
Fee: $30 Member / $40 Non-Member
Wednesday, September 21st,  10:00am-4:30pm

“To provide tranquility in the presence of natural beauty.” Enjoy a guided tour of the beautiful flowers and plants of Bloedel Reserve.


PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP TRIP
Fee: $5 Member / $10 Non-Member
Tuesday, September 27th
Destination TBD

Capture Seattle scenes with your camera. Trips are scheduled for the last Tuesday of each month. This trip is part of the Photography Group. To become a group member join the Photography Workshop on Tuesdays at 1:30pm.

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Trip Sign-up and Payment Policy

1. Sign up at the 2nd Floor Reception Desk in person or by phone at 206-297-0403. When you sign up for a trip you must pay a $5.00 nonrefundable trip fee within 3-days. If the trip is $5 or less than $5, then you just pay that amount as your deposit and final payment.

2. Final payment is due one week prior to the trip. Final payment is the cost of the trip less the $5 deposit (e.g. trip cost $12, less the $5 trip fee then final payment is $7).

3. If final payment is not made, you forfeit your place on the trip and the $5 trip fee.

4. If you cancel your reservation two days or less before the trip is to depart, you forfeit your entire payment unless we can fill your space or you are canceling for certified illness. If we fill your space, we will refund all but the $5.

5. Deposits, payments and refunds are not exchangeable or interchangeable. Thank you for your cooperation. Enjoy your trip!

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