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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


New Year Holiday

Monday, January 2

Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Monday, January 16

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

Thank you for Sponsoring our 2016 Santa Breakfast:
Genesis Healthcare, Inc.
Adams Elementary School
Champion Party Supply
Glo Holcomb
Stephen Sill

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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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: $10 Member / $20 Non-Member
Thursday, January 12th, 8:45am-4:30pm

Have a fun day with center friends at this friendly, enjoyable, and busy casino. Friendly atmosphere, super games and slots, and a wide variety of food options.  Something for everyone.  Bring additional money for food and entertainment.

Fee: $10 Member / $20 Non-Member
Wednesday, January 18th, 10:15pm-2:30pm
Have a fun guided tour at the Gates Foundation Visitor Center where you will learn about the fascinating work the Foundation does improving lives from Seattle to South Africa all around the world.  This is a fun and unique experience.  Arrive curious and leave impressed.  Then have lunch at Dukes Chowder House on Lake Union for great food, great views, and great service.  Bring additional money for lunch.

Fee: $3 Member / $6 Non-Member
Tuesday, January 17th, 4:30pm-7:30pm

Head to the heart of Ballard to the Hi-Life Restaurant.  A 1911 Fire-house is the place for this new American eatery.  The menu features the best of the Pacific Northwest. They feature a menu with a wide variety and they specialize in grilled and brick oven roasted dishes.  Delicious!  Bring additional money for dinner.

Fee: $3 Member / $6 Non-Member
Thursday, January 26th, 9:30pm-3:30pm

Travel to Everett’s Schack Art Center for a guided tour and to especially see the Red Tails, Silver Wings exhibit. This special exhibit features paintings that capture the history of America’s first African American fighter squadron, the Tuskegee Airmen. The story of the Tuskegee Airmen is uniquely American.  During the tour you might also see glass blowing, painters creating their artworks, and more.  Then it is off to the Everett Waterfront for lunch at Anthony’s Woodfire Grill.  Bring additional money for lunch.

Fee: $10 Member / $20 Non-Member
Attend a First Monday Red Hat Meeting for Trip Date & Times!

Grab your red hat and throw on your purple dress to join The Scarlet Belles of Ballard as they explore Seattle and the surrounding areas. This trip is part of the Red Hats Group. To become a group member attend the Red Hats Meeting on the 1st Monday of the Month.


February Trips

Muckleshoot Casino (L)
Fee:  $10 Member / $20 Non-Member
Thursday, February 9th, 8:45am – 4:30pm
Grab a friend and head to Muckleshoot Casino.  Our Casino Trips are wonderful fun, and this one offers a sizeable venue for table and video gaming, plus a dance club and several restaurants.  Bring additional money for food and entertainment.

Coffee Love Affair Tour & Lunch
Fee:  $5 Member / $10 Non-Member
Thursday, February 16th, 10:30am – 2:00pm
Introducing an one-of-a kind coffee shrine in our hometown that captures the past, present, and future of Starbucks.  This trip includes a tour of the Starbucks Roastery followed by lunch at one of the best Tom Douglas restaurants in Downtown, Serious Pie.

Artisian Glass & Wine at Seattle Center (L)
Fee:  FREE Member / $5 Non-Member
Thursday, February 23rd, 1:00am – 4:30pm
Join this group to enjoy the beauty and majesty of Chihuly’s Garden & Glass Museum.  Afterwards, at 3:00pm, enjoy drinks and food at Collector’s Café’s Happy Hour where you can view Chihuly’s lifelong passion for collecting interesting and unique items.  Bring additional money for food and drink.

Red Hat Trips and Dine-Outs (L/M/H)
Fee: $10 Member / $20 Non-Member
Attend a First Monday Red Hat Meeting for Trip Date & Times!
The Red Hat Scarlet Belles is a group of women who greet middle age with humor, amusement, and energy.  They enjoy having fun and making friends while wearing red hats and purple outfits.  Join this group for a fantastic time.  Attend the Red Hat Meeting the 1st Monday of each month for the dates and times of the Red Hat Trips & Dine Outs.  Additional Red Hat trips will take place in February and March.

NOTE:  February’s Highlights will list additional EXCITING TRIPS. Join our email list to hear more about upcoming classes and trips as we create them.


Trip Sign-up and Payment Policy

  • When you sign up for a trip you must pay a $5 non-refundable trip fee.  If the trip is $5 or less than $5, then you just pay that.

  • Final payment is due one week prior to the trip.  Final payment is the cost of the trip less the $5 deposit.  If final payment is not made, you forfeit your seat and deposit.

  • If you cancel your reservation less than one week 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 the trip is cancelled, deposits and payments will be refunded.
  • Deposits, payments, and refunds are not exchangeable or interchangeable.  Refunds are prepared after the trip date.