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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

Independence Day Weekend
Monday,  July 3, 2017 Open!
Tuesday, July 4, 2017 Closed
Labor Day
Monday, September 4, 2017

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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:

Ballard Taco Time 
Laurel Ink
Rain City Video

Thank you for Sponsoring the 2016 Food Programs:
Thank you for Sponsoring the 2016 Night in Paris Dinner:

Thank you for Sponsoring the 2017 $pring For $eniors Auction:

Annie's Nannies 
Ballard Emblem Club No. 216   
Ballard Hardware
Ballard Industrial
Ballard Market
Ballard Oil Company
Ballard Ornamental Ironworks
Banner Bank
Bowie Electric Service
Brookdale Senior Living
Brown Bear Carwash
Carter Subaru
CD Stimson Companies
Century 21
Dock Street Brokers 
ERA Living 
Foss Home & Village 
Genesis HealthCare
Holland America Line
Homestreet Bank
Howard & Cindy's
      Adult Family Home
Keller Williams Realty
      Greater Seatlle
KMS Financial Services, Inc.
Lantern Brewing
Malone Law Group
Mountain Pacific Bank
Norse Home
Old Ballard Liquor Co.
Sagebrook Senior Living
      in Ballard
Seattle Divorce Services
Sunset Hill Veterinary
      & Rehabilitation Center
Swedish Medical Center
      Ballard Campus
Total Wine & More
Trident Seafoods 

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:
Adams Elementary School
Champion Party Supply
Genesis Healthcare, Inc.
Glo Holcomb
Stephen Sill

Thank you for Sponsoring the 2016 Irish Tenors Holiday Concert:
AM 880 KIXI Radio
Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts
Genesis Healthcare, Inc.
Marguerite Casey Foundation
Norse Home -
    Retirement & Assisted Living
Stoneway Hardware
Trident Seafoods

Sponsor Us!
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The Ballard Northwest Senior Center extends a Ballard Senior Centervery warm welcome to you. We are located in the Ballard area of Northwest Seattle about 1 block from the Hiram Chittenden Ballard Locks. The Ballard Northwest Senior Center is “the friendly center” where all are welcome.

See our New Programs and Partnerships starting in July!  Scroll Down or Click on JULY or AUGUST to find center Events for upcoming months. Enjoy the July Highlights Newsletter that includes calendar pages for each day's lunch menus and activities.

Plus we have volunteer and sponsor opportunities!
  • If you volunteer with us, you might even have your name listed on our Volunteers of the Month website page and in our newsletters.
  • Learn how easily you can Shop and Support Us when you make purchases at local and online stores that donate a percentage of your purchase to Ballard NW Senior Center!  Plus there are other ways of sponsoring and supporting us! 
We look forward to meeting and visiting with you!




Community Partner Ballard Pool
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 11:15am-11:55am

Dive into fitness with water aerobics! Provided in partnership with Ballard Pool. You can enjoy water resistance training to improve muscle strength, posture, balance, and increase your mobility and joint flexibility while also easing stiff joints and relaxing sore muscles. The senior class fee is for 65 and older. If you are want us to save you lunch call Ballard Senior Center at 206.297.0403 to reserve a late lunch as you will easily work up an appetite. Cool off and get fit! Call 206.297.0403 to register for the class. Transportation is not provided.

Reiki Master Lee & Reiki Practitioners
Thursdays, By Appointment

Reiki is an ancient healing art. Reiki brings the body and mind into an even balance and works on all levels. It encourages self-healing, strengthens body and soul, opens blocks, balances the chakras, rebuilds harmony and flows in unlimited quantity. By appointment; please sign up by calling 206.297.0403.

1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 10:00am-12:00pm
Being active is the secret to staying healthy, and walking is one of the easiest and least expensive ways to get moving. Register by calling 206.297.0403.
  • July 5th—Walking to Golden Gardens (4 miles) Meet in the Harmony Dining Hall at the Walking Group Table. This is a FREE activity. Bring water and walking shoes. Sandals are not recommended. Bottles of Water are available for $1.
  • July 19th—Walking Greenlake (2.8 miles) - $3 Members / $6
Meet in the Harmony Dining Hall at the Walking Group Table. We will take the center van to Greenlake and return in time for lunch.

Group Leader & Dancer Paige
Thursdays, 1:00pm-3:00pm

Dancing is a fun whole-body workout. It's good for your heart, it makes you stronger, and it will help with balance and coordination. Freestyle dance is so fun and liberating. It captures the essence of what dance is really about – moving for the sake of matching motion to music. No dance experience needed. Great for new and experienced dancers. Call 206.297.0403 for more information and to sign up.

Musician & Singer Linda Lee
1st & 3rd Fridays, 1:00pm-3:00pm

We are offering a sing a long group. This group will be led by guitarist and song writer Linda Lee and all are welcome to come and sing, sing, sing whether you can carry a tune or not. Just come have fun and sing songs from the 50s, 60s, 70s or other times that are important to you. Just have fun. Additional musicians are welcome, and you don't have to be a BOOMER to join in. All ages welcome! Drop-in or register by calling 206.297.0403.

Community Partner Ballard Tool Library Volunteer Anna
Thursday, July 27th, 6:00pm-7:00pm

Have something that needs mending, fixing, or repaired? Need some advice on a project. The Ballard Tool Library, a project of Sustainable Ballard, has volunteer specialists skilled in fixing a range of items, as well as tools for you to use during the café. Drop-ins welcome. No registration needed.

After Beginning Spanish on Tuesdays each week at 3:00pm we will be playing movie in Spanish, including movies that are made in English and dubbed in Spanish. Please join us. All are welcome!



Thursday, July 13th, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Fee:  $15.00/person
One of our favorite events is our Summer BBQ. Yummy! Order steak or chicken, with baked potatoes and all the trimmings, corn on the cob, salad and a yummy dessert. Special entertainment by pianist and singer Cheri Adams performing summer songs by Jimmy Buffet and Harry Belafonte, and swing music by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Natalie Cole, and more! This sells out quickly so sign up soon.

Suggested Donations: 
$5   Adults 60yrs and above (or 1cent or free or...)
$10 Adults 59yrs and below
Friday, July 14th
12:00pm - Lunch, 12:30pm - Presentation

One of our lunch guests suggested that our center with Ballard’s Scandinavian history ought to serve Scandinavian food on occasion. We agree, so once a month we will  serve a Scandinavian lunch. It might be Norwegian, Swedish, Finish, Danish, or a combination of these. Join us in July for our next offering. If you have a favorite family recipe, a national dress, or would be willing to share history of your country or family we would be honored. See Kristina or Bob to be a part of these special days. For Community Dining Meals a senior is defined as adults whoo are 60 and older. Seniors can contribute a penny, $5, or whatever they are comfortable with.

Thursday, July 20, 12:00pm-12:30pm
Is your birthday this month? Do you love mouth-watering cake decorated with delicious icing? Then join us for a delicious birthday lunch with a fantastic dessert. Thank you, Brookdale Senior Living, for sponsoring fantastic meals like this one. Thank you Pat and TW for decorating the Birthday Table. No sign up required, just check in at the front desk when you arrive.

Big, Colossal, Gigantic Book and Movie Sale  
Saturday, July 22nd, 9:00am-3:00pm

The center will be awash in books and movies on Saturday July 22nd from 9:00am to 3:00pm. We have been the lucky recipients of two business closings. The first was the Independent Book Store in Queen Anne and second was Rain City Video just up the street on32nd. So all the  books and movies from both stores will be on sale at the center on the 22nd.

Come, tell everyone and find books and movies from all genres available at rock bottom prices. Chef Bob’s Café will also be open serving soups, sandwiches, salads, pies, and more. There is a book or movie for everyone from kids to elders. Come to this sale!

SUMMER PICNIC    Summer Picnic
Tuesday, July 25th, 12:00pm-2:00pm
Fee:  $5.00

A warm July day and it’s time for a Center picnic. Come for hotdogs, hamburgers, watermelon, salads, chips, ice cream, and more as we celebrate summer, play games, enjoy entertainment and each other’s company. This is not a regular nutrition lunch but the Center’s annual picnic. Please sign up for this lunch so we can plan for enough food and fun. See you then!

Men’s Breakfast                            Breakfast
Friday, July  28th,     9:00am-10:00am
Friday, August 25th, 9:00am-10:00am

Cost: $3.00 per meal
This is the guys’ special time. Sorry, no women allowed. Join your friends for a delicious breakfast of eggs, pancakes, ham or sausage, juice and coffee from Chef Bob and a terrific speaker. 
  • July’s speaker is Chris Easterday, giving a history of parks presentation. 

These breakfasts are a time for men to connect, talk, learn, and enjoy each other’s company. RSVP by calling 206-297-0403.



Friday, Aug. 4th, 2:00pm-4:00pm
It is a hot August day and that means an Ice Cream Social. Yummy! Ice cream cones, sundaes, banana splits, and root beer floats are on the menu and prices will be posted from $2 to $4 depending on your selections. Fun day, cool off with ice cream and enjoy friends and ice cream.

Tickets are $2 each or $20 per book.
Purchase tickets at the 2nd floor reception desk or from a center member.
Return tickets to the 2nd floor reception desk by noon on Friday August 4th.

Join us at the Ice Cream Social as we draw winners. If you are a winner and not at the event, we will contact you! Please return your tickets by noon on Friday, August 4th. You could be our winner, and who can’t use some extra cash for summer fun! Might your family help sell a book or two to support your center that does so much for so many? Good luck!

The Prizes:
  • 1st Prize:  $150 cash                                          
  • 2nd Prize: $100 cash
  • 3rd Prize:   $75 cash
  • 4th Prize:   $50 cash
  • 5th Prize:   $25 Gift Certificate to Red Mill Burger

Tickets are due back by August 4th at noon. Hope you are our next big winner!

VOLUNTEER CELEBRATION                           
Thursday, August 17th, 3:00pm-5:00pm

My favorite event of the year. It is our celebration of all our fabulous volunteers. As we say every day, this center wouldn’t be able to operate and our services wouldn’t be so good without our fabulous volunteers. We serve over 4,000 individuals annually and only have 4 staff members. Volunteers are the life blood of this center. Volunteers give of themselves and I think also get satisfaction from helping. Thank you and we look forward to honoring you at this event. We appreciate your support every day as you give so much.

Men’s Breakfast                            Breakfast
Friday, August 25th, 9:00am-10:00am
Cost: $3.00 per meal
This is the guys’ special time. Sorry, no women allowed. Join your friends for a delicious breakfast of eggs, pancakes, ham or sausage, juice and coffee from Chef Bob and a terrific speaker. These breakfasts are a time for men to connect, talk, learn, and enjoy each other’s company. RSVP by calling 206-297-0403.



Anyone can be a Center Member! Membership provides you with so much: reduced fees on classes, foot care, massage, acupuncture, trips, certificates for discounts, newsletter subscriptions, an invitation to our Member Only Event, and you still support your center. Dues are $50. We have payment plans available and there are some scholarships available. We value and appreciate all who come to the center and those who choose to join.

Payment Plans:

1) Make one payment of $50.00

2) Make two payments of $25.00, Second Payment due June 30th.
3) Make four payments of $12.50, Second Payment Due April 3rd, Third Due June 30th, Fourth Due Sept. 30th.
4) Member Sponsorship

Paying someone’s membership makes a wonderful gift that keeps on giving throughout the year. We also accept donations to help pay dues for those who cannot afford them. You do not have to be a member to participate at the Center.

We just finished our June sale and thanks to all of you we raised around $4,300 and are still counting. Thank you to all the donated, volunteered, attended, purchased and supported. Whew! Congratulations! Job well done! 

Starting June 1st!
Calling all senior artists extraordinaire! Artists can now sign up for Art, Wine & Chocolate, our fantastic September 28th event. Crafters can now sign up for the Senior Quilt & Craft Fair with Bake Sale, our wonderful October 21st event. Contact Kristina by email at KristinaW@SoundGenerations.org or call 206.297.0403.

You could be the next big winner of our Spring/Summer Raffle. The drawing is on August 4th at the Ice Cream Social. Summer cash always comes in handy or how about Red Mill Burgers. The Center has to raise over 70% of our budget with our events, grants, donations, etc., and our raffle is one way to contribute. Participants receive one book of tickets to buy or sell. Tickets are $2 each or $20 for the book.

Members and Community Partners have been mailed a book of 10 to buy or sell. For additional tickets see the 2nd Floor Receptionist. 

The Prizes:
  • 1st Prize:  $150 cash                                          
  • 2nd Prize: $100 cash
  • 3rd Prize:   $75 cash
  • 4th Prize:   $50 cash
  • 5th Prize:   $25 Gift Certificate to Red Mill Burger

Tickets are due back by August 4th at noon. Hope you are our next big winner!