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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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Health & Wellness

Fitness Classes

Enjoy the many fitness classes here at the Ballard NW Senior Center. For more information on the types of classes and their hours please visit the Presentations & Classes page.

Fitness Groups
Our fitness groups are very popular, meet new friends and explore the neighborhood through exercise. For more information on the groups visit the Clubs & Groups page.

Support Groups
Our support groups provide a wonderful place to discuss ideas, worries, or just have fun. For more information on the groups visit the Clubs & Groups page

Smoke Alarms for Seniors

Please call 206-386-1337 to get a new smoke alarm for your home.  The Seattle Fire Department will provide and install FREE smoke alarms in your home.  Contact them!  For more senior fire safety tips view and print Seattle Senior Fire Safety brochure.

Social Worker

Social Worker, Carleen

Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, 9:00am - 4:00pm

I am happy to join the Ballard NW Senior Center family at a busy time of the year. My background/education is Art and Psychology (Mental Health Counseling/Art Therapy). My interest is working with older adults. The past eleven years included working as an Art Therapist for 4 ½ years and 6 ½ years as a Case Manager/Social Worker conducting extensive in-home assessments for clients living all over King County. I live in a house between Wallingford and Green Lake with my husband and two in-door cats.
Home Visits - FREE

Social Worker, Carleen
If you're concerned about a relative or a neighbor who is home-bound or has difficulty getting out, please do not hesitate to contact our center for a social worker referral.  Call 206-297-0403 or stop by the 2nd Floor Reception Desk.


Enhance Wellness - FREE
Social Worker, Carleen

Enhance Wellness is a proven wellness program especially designed for older adults who want healthier lives. You, the participant, develop a plan with a Social Worker, to work on areas of your life that are important to you.  If you have an immediate need for this, please do not hesitate to contact our center for a social worker referral.  Call 206-297-0403 or stop by the 2nd Floor Reception Desk.





   Tuesdays  9:00am - 12:00pm

 Community Acupuncture

   Tuesdays  1:00pm -   5:00pm  Individual Table Acupuncture
   Fridays  9:00am - 12:00pm  Individual Table Acupuncture

We have a new Acupuncturist.  His name is Brendan Fegan,  Brendan Fegan, Acupuncturist

and he will be here Tuesday and Fridays minusBrendan Fegan, Acupunturist the 3rd Friday of each month.

Traditional and holistic medicines regard disease and dysfunction as disharmony and imbalance of the 'energy' within the body.  Acupuncture is a safe and effective method to rebalance this disordered energy and increase quality of life.  Acupuncture can help regulate blood flow, regulate the central and peripheral nervous systems, regulate the pain response, and decrease inflammation in the body.  It is generally a pain-free experience.

Per Carlye – "I hate needles but I love what this treatment has done for me. Give it a try and see the benefits for yourself." Each appointment is one hour.


Community Acupuncture

$10 for Members / $20 for Non-Members

Individual Table Acupuncture

$20 for Members / $40 for Non-Members


“I first discovered my passion for natural medicines while exploring the Michigan wilderness as a child, learning how to read the land and hear the voice of nature. Many years later I was fortunate enough to move to Seattle to study Chinese medicine at Bastyr University, undergoing rigorous clinical and didactic training at the teaching clinic as well as several off-site Seattle locations and two Shanghai hospitals.  I am a licensed practitioner of East Asian medicine (EAMP) and a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine, board certified in both Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine by NCCAOM. Currently, I am pursuing a Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) degree at Bastyr University to further expand my knowledge and abilities.” – Brendan Fegan


Bastyr Clinic - FREE

Tuesdays, 1:30pm-4:30pm

Fridays, 9:00am-12:00pm
Need a doc? Come to one of our two free clinics! Stop in for Bastyr Clinic at Ballard NW Senior Center today! Naturopathic medicine emphasizes preventing disease, encouraging the body’s inherent healing ability, treating the whole person and educating patients to be partners in their own health care. While firmly science-based, modern naturopathic medicine also preserves the century-old wisdom of successful natural therapies.

Through Bastyr Center’s Team Care approach, you will see one licensed naturopathic practitioner and one to three advanced student clinicians. Your naturopathic team takes the time to listen to and get to know you as a whole person, working with you to discover your own unique route to wellness.

Our two free Bastyr clinics are very popular so make sure to sign up in advance. These services are free to all, but do require an appointment. Only two appointments per month are allowed for the Bastyr Clinics. Call us at 206-297-0403 or stop by the 2nd Floor Reception to make an appointment.

Click here to read more about Bastyr Center's Clinics and what services they offer.

Dental Hygiene

Dental Hygiene Services

Fee Range:  $85-$102

Scheduled for Fridays

Our Dental Hygiene program offers low-cost preventative dental cleanings, periodontal evaluation and oral cancer screening.  All services provided at the center by Jan Loder, RDH. Our Dental Hygiene program helps to promote healthy teeth and great smiles. First time patients must fill out a dental form before their first appointment and pay a first time patient fee of $14. Members do not have to pay the first time patient fee. Call (206) 297-0403 or stop at 2nd Floor Reception Desk for dental forms and to schedule your appointment.

Read about this fantastic program at the Ballard News-Tribune. 

Foot Care

Foot Care
Fee:  $20 Member / $40 Non-Member
Tuesdays, 9:00am-4:00pm
Keep your feet healthy and happy.  Come in and see Nurse Carolyn, our Foot Care Specialist, who will take care of your feet. Your feet will thank you. By appointment only. Please call 206-297-0403 for further information.

A $10 fee will incur if
cancellations are less than 2 days prior to your appointment.


Massage Therapy
Fee:  $8 Member / $16 Non-Member

Massage Therapist:  Tom Whitmore
Tuesdays, 10:00am-12:00pm 

Wednesdays, 12:00pm-2:00 pm
Let your stress go with a relaxing massage.  It helps relieve muscle tension, reduces stress, and evokes feelings of calmness. These 15 minute sessions are fully clothed, table or chair massages. Combining two 15-minute sessions is allowed.  For appointments call (206) 297-0403 or drop by the 2nd floor receptionist.
Tuesdays, 10:00am-12:00pm 
Wednesdays, 12:30pm-2:30pm
Let your stress go with a relaxing massage.  It helps relieve muscle tension, reduces stress, and evokes feelings of calmness. These 15 minute sessions are fully clothed table or chair massages. Combining two 15-minute sessions is allowed.  For appointments call (206) 297-0403 or drop by the 2nd floor receptionist. One session is $7 for members and $10 for non-members. Punch cards (4 sessions) are available at $28 for members and $40 for non-members. 


Reiki Master Lee and 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.

Genesis Clinic

Wellness Clinic - FREE

On Hold
2nd Thursdays, 11:00am-1:00pm

Get your blood pressure checked, blood sugar levels looked at, and answers to general health questions from Genesis Healthcare Inc.'s nurse. The Wellness Clinic is open today from 11:00am-1:00pm at Ballard NW Senior Center. This fantastic free clinic is available for drop ins and open to adults of all ages! No sign up required.

Thank you Genesis Healthcare Inc. for providing a monthly free Wellness Clinic at Ballard Senior Center!