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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 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 2016 Rainbow Bingo:
Hilliard's Beer
Jim Coleman
Pacific Maritime Brewing Co.

Thank you for Sponsoring the 2016 Irish Tenors Holiday Concert:
Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts
Trident Seafoods

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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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)

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



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.

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.  Photography Workshop is every Tuesday at 1:30pm.  All levels of photographers are welcome.



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!

Fee: $12 Member / $24 Non-Member
Wednesday, September 7th,  9:00am-4:00pm

Enjoy an amazing exhibit of astounding talent and lunch at Little Coney's in Ballard.  Bring extra money for lunch. 

Fee: $3 Member / $6 Non-Member
Thursday, September 8th,  9:00am-4:30pm
Explore fascinating exhibits at a fantastic price and lunch at Ivar's Fish Bar on Lake Union.  Bring extra money for lunch.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.


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!