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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


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.


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 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 Art, Wine, & Chocolate:
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:
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.



Thursday, October 6th, 8:45am-4:30pm
Fee: $10 Member / $20 Non-Member

Fun is the name of the game at Tulalip Resort Casino.  You get the best odds, best variety and selection of slots and the best cash-back of any area casino.  Tulalip also has a wide variety of all your favorite table games.  Bring additional money for food and entertainment.

Friday, October 7th, 9:00am-4:30pm
Fee: $15 Member / $30 Non-Member

World of cougars and purring cats!  Other names for the cougar include: mountain lion, panther, puma, catamount, and fire cat.  Additional money needed for lunch at the Flat Iron Grill in Issaquah.  This is the rescheduled trip.

Tuesday, October 18th, 4:30pm-7:30pm
Fee: $3 Member / $6 Non-Member

Amazing views and great food.  This seafood restaurant and bar is in the heart of the Edmonds Waterfront.  Enjoy views of Puget Sound, delicious food, and great friends.  Additional money needed for dinner.

Thursday, October 20th, 9:00am-4:00pm
Fee: $20 Member / $40 Non-Member

Enjoy a jam packed fall day in the Carnation, Sno Valley area.  Leave the center at 9am.  First stop is Remlinger Farms for a self guided tour including a pioneer home, corn maze, steam train, and picking out a pumpkin before leaving for delicious lunch at Sno Valley Senior Center.  It’s their Birthday Lunch too!  Sno Valley is one of our sister centers at Sound Generations.  After lunch check out their thrift store then head into Carnation to check out the gift and antique shops before heading back to our center.  Admire the pretty fall leaves.  We return about 4pm.  Bring additional money for shopping.

Sunday, October 23rd, 10:30am-5:00pm
Fee: $20 Member / $40 Non-Member

A great Sunday excursion.  See the fall leaves as you drive to North Bend.  Enjoy a yummy lunch at Brickyard Brewing.  Then you are off to the Valley Center Stage for the three Act play “Night Must Fall”.  This play is full of intrigue and suspense, with quirky characters and interesting twists taking place in Mrs. Bramson’s Manor.  This is very special Sunday outing and is limited to 12 spaces.  Don’t wait to sign up, or you will be left out.  The theater is on the second floor; talk to us about mobility concerns.  Bring extra money for lunch.

Tuesday, October 25th, Destination TBD
Fee: $5 Member / $10 Non-Member

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

Wednesday, October 26th, 10:30am-2:00pm
Fee: FREE Members / $3 Non-Member

Join Metro for an excursion to the Downtown Public Library for Music Director, Adam Stern’s 12pm to 1:00pm presentation on the Philharmonic's upcoming concert featuring Dvorak's "New World" Symphony.  Marie from Metro will also be sharing info on awesome routes thru Downtown Seattle that avoid hills no matter where you get off the bus.

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.


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!