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

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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Ronan Tynan, Anthony Kearns, and Finbar Wright
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 7:30pm
Ticket Range:  $52 to $92 (VIP $152)

The world renowned Irish Tenors have performed all over the world.  Their music has thrilled audiences worldwide.  Their voices are individually beautiful, together inspirational and magnificent.  Hear Irish music and beautiful holiday favorites performed with a full concert orchestra.  This is the perfect start for the holiday season for your family and a great gift for friends and business colleagues.  Share this beautiful performance with those who matter in your life.
Tickets are on sale now!

  • Online at BenaroyaHall.org
  • By Phone at 206-215-4747 or 1-866-833-4747 (toll free)
  • In Person at the Benaroya Hall Ticket Office, on the corner of 3rd Avenue and Union Street in downtown Seattle, Monday-Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 1pm-6pm 



At Our Holiday Party on Friday, December 16th
Buy Your Tickets Early!
We hope you can sell or buy your book of raffle tickets. Who wouldn’t want these great prizes? Could your family or friends help us meet our goals by selling a book or two to their contacts? Thanks for your support! The drawing is at the Holiday Party on Friday, December 16th. Raffle Tickets are available at the 2nd Floor Reception Desk.
  • 1st  Prize $150 Cash
  • 2nd Prize $100 Cash
  • 3rd  Prize $75  Cash
  • 4th  Prize $50  Cash
  • 5th  Prize $25  Certificate to Red Mill Burgers



$3 per meal
Friday, October 28th, 9:00am - 10:00am
Join in on the Men's Breakfast Club and enjoy a scrumptious breakfast accompanied by good friends.  Chef Bob prepares his buttermilk pancakes with scrambled eggs, bacon, and seasonal fruit.  Beverages include orange juice, coffee, and tea.  Male speakers share their stories, experiences, and tours of local establishments.  Due to the Holiday dates and schedules there is no Men’s Breakfast in November and December. All you guys remember to join the group again on Friday, January 27th as Men’s Breakfast resumes with delicious breakfast and

fantastic speakers RSVP by calling 206.297.0403

or stop by the 2nd Floor Reception Desk.


HALLOWEEN LUNCHEON & PARTY                     Happy Halloween!
Monday, October 31st
Lunch 12:00pm,  Party 12:30pm

Grab your costume and come for a fantastic Halloween Lunch and Party at Ballard NW Senior Center. We will enjoy a spooky and delicious meal by Chef Bob at 12:00pm.  At 12:30pm musician Jim Toivonen will delight with live music, our costume contest will be voted on, and desserts will be served. No RSVP needed.

Sponsored by Foss Home & Village


VETERAN’S DAY CELEBRATION                      
Thank You!Thursday, November 10th, 12:30pm-1:00pm
Join us on this day as we honor our veterans. 
Clark Silliman, a Navy Vietnam veteran, will speak
as we celebrate our veterans’ service.  A special
dessert will be served. No RSVP needed.
The center will be closed Friday, November 11th
in honor of all Veterans. 


Including Stationery & Book Sale

Friday, November 18th, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday, November 19th, 9:00am - 3:00pm

Decorated trees and wreaths, handmade items, new gifts for all, treasures from the past including vintage holiday décor will be available for your holiday buying pleasure. Another table will showcase delicious bake goods, including breads, cookies, pies, and sweets! All you need for your holiday entertaining. Donations are being accepted. Please call the center for additional info. Chef Bob will be serving his famous soups, sandwiches, salads, and pies during the sale. Mark your calendars and bring family and friends.


THANKSGIVING FEAST                                Happy Thanksgiving!
Monday, November 21st, 12:00pm
Chef Bob is planning a feast to remember!  His
menu includes his delicious turkey, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, baked vegetables, cornbread, and more.  You will want to sign up early as this is a very popular meal.  RSVP by calling 206.297.0403 or stop by the 2nd Floor Reception Desk.               

SANTA BREAKFAST  Breakfast with Santa
Saturday, December 3rd, 9:00am-12:00pm
Cost:  $5 per Meal,  Optional Photo Packages:  $20
Join us for Professional Santa Photos with Mr. and Mrs. Claus, delicious pancake breakfast, and children’s book sale.  Boon Goh takes amazing single, family, and pet photos.  Photo packages are only $20.  Chef Bob and his Chef Assistants prepare buttermilk pancakes with maple syrup, scrambled eggs, and bacon.  Hot chocolate, tea, and coffee will be available.  Breakfast is $5 per meal. Our popular annual children’s book sale includes books for kids, teens, and young adults.   Stationery and book accessories will also be on sale.  Stop by for this fantastic family event and purchase wonderful holiday gifts. RSVP for by calling 206.297.0403 or stop by the 2nd Floor Reception Desk.


COFFEE WITH CARLYE               Coffee with Carlye                          
Thursday, December 15, 2016, 11:00am
The center is such a busy place and we all get caught up in our work, activities, volunteering, and on it goes.  So, I truly value Coffee with Carlye times.  I enjoy hearing your good ideas or concerns, and I have the opportunity to let you know about center activities and plans.  Please join me for coffee and a cookie on December 15th at 11:00am.

HOLIDAY PARTY    Bonnie Birch Musician     
Friday, December 16th, 12:30pm
Musician Bonnie Birch is a wonderful entertainer with skills in European Continental music including Italian, French, German, Spanish, Russian, American Standards, Classical, Argentine Tango, and Ballroom Dance.  Join us for a free performance and great drinks and hors d'oeuvres after lunch at 12:30pm.  Bonnie will play holiday music to celebrate the season.  No RSVP needed.

Including   FALL & WINTER RAFFLE !!   $2 PER TICKET  Tickets
Buy Your Tickets Early!
We hope you can sell or buy your book of raffle tickets. Who wouldn’t want these great prizes? Could your family or friends help us meet our goals by selling a book or two to their contacts? Thanks for your support! The drawing is at the Holiday Party on Friday, December 16th. Raffle Tickets are available at the 2nd Floor Reception Desk.

  • 1st  Prize $150 Cash
  • 2nd Prize $100 Cash
  • 3rd  Prize $75  Cash
  • 4th  Prize $50  Cash
  • 5th  Prize $25  Certificate to Red Mill Burgers


Monday, December 19th, 12:00pm
Santa Claus will be visiting for a delightful holiday meal.  Chef Bob will be preparing mouthwatering baked ham with a brown sugar and mustard glaze, sautéed vegetables, spiced biscuits, and more for your pleasure.  Sign up early as this meal is going to be delicious!  RSVP by calling 206.297.0403 or stop by the 2nd Floor Reception Desk.

Friday, December 30th, 12:30pm
Raise a glass of champagne or sparkling cider in celebration.  2016 was a good year, and 2017 will be a great one!  Join us for a delicious meal at 12:00pm and stay for the party at 12:30pm.  Enjoy live entertainment, prizes, and great hors d'oeuvres with friends as we say goodbye to this year and welcome the next.  No RSVP needed.

Enjoy popular songs of the 1930s through the 1950s set to a jazzy swingin’ beat.


Cheri Adams is a multi-talented vocalist, pianist, and arranger.  She has performed for audiences all over the world  -  Japan, Berlin, St. Thomas, St. Martin, on Princess Cruise Lines, and at many nightspots in the Northwest such as The Cloud Room in the Camlin Hotel.  A perfect addition to any special event, she has performed in Seattle for events at The Seattle Yacht Club, The Seattle Tennis Club, The Women’s University Club, and Merrill Gardens U District and Northgate, Parkshore in Madison Park, The West Seattle Senior Center.   She was a regular at 13 Coins near the SeaTac Airport playing 5 nights a week for 10 years.   Recently she has been seen at Waving Tree Winery, Vortex Winery, and  Michael Florentino Winery in Woodinville.


With the addition of her own prerecorded arrangements, she sounds like a well rehearsed trio.   Her song list is vast, including songs from Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington, Glen Miller, Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Louis Prima, Bobby Darin, and Nat “King” Cole, Elvis, The Beatles, and many more.


“Her music will make you tap your foot and wanna dance."


Returns Sunday, March 26 2017, at 5pm

Latest News on $pring For $eniors
Our annual auction and dinner is a greatly anticipated event and our biggest fundraiser.  We surpassed
our goal last April and we are planning an even better event for this coming spring.  Sign up if you would like to help by sponsoring, donating, volunteering, or attending.  This is a fun event with many opportunities for you to show your love of Ballard NW Senior Center.  This is also a great time to volunteer for the Auction Committee whose first meeting is in January.  Call 206.297.0403 or email KristinaW@SoundGenerations.org

Read more about our Auction on our Auction Page here and check out the fantastic Sponsors who made this night possible for $pring for $eniors in 2016!  And look through our fantastic Auction Catalog.

Regular Tickets: $50 

Benefactor Tickets: $75




AARP & Others Oppose Proposed United Way Funding Cuts for Seniors

AARP Washington and more than 40 other advocacy and community service services organizations that advocate and serve thousands of older adults in King County and the State of Washington are deeply concerned that United Way’s new funding priorities will no longer include investments in programs that serve older adults and people with disabilities. Read more here.

How Bingo Saved This Seattle Man's Life When Bernie Sadowski first came to the Ballard Senior Center in 2009, he didn’t care about life. His wife of 50 years had died. “It was like, OK, I’ll go to sleep when I feel sleepy no matter where I was,” he said. He didn’t care if he woke up, and he didn’t know what to do with himself. Sadowski’s doctor told him he was going through depression and suggested that he get out and socialize. Sadowski’s daughter took him to the senior center. “Frankly, this saved my life,” Sadowski said. 

Read more here.


Membership dues for 2016 are $50 for the year and are available for purchase now. Membership is a good deal for anyone who wants to receive reduced fees on foot care, trips, many classes, as well as invitations to the member’s only luncheon and other benefits. Members receive coupons which provide some additional savings. We offer 3 options for payment to make it easier to support us. 

Payment Plans:

1) Make one payment of $50.

2) Make two payments of $25.
    (1st payment by 1/31/2016, 2nd payment by 6/30/2016)

3) Make four payments of $12.50.
    (1st and 2nd payment now, 3rd payment by 6/30/2016, 4th payment by 9/30/2016)

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.