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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

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Legal & Social Assistance

Couple at Parade
We offer a variety of programs and assistance in Social Work, Legal, Financial, and additional areas.

Financial Assistance Services - FREE
1st Thursdays, 10:00am-12:00pm
30 Minute Consultations
Kyle Bernethy is an independent financial services professional who assists with financial questions. Note: Registered Representative of and offering securities through Foresters Equity Services Inc. Member FINRA/SIPC.

Job Bank
Mondays, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Job Bank Coordinator:  Kristina, Administrative Assistant
The Job Bank currently lists over 168 people who have listed their skills in everything from caregiving to home repairs. The Job Bank is a matching database that usually gives 3-6 referrals (if available). You can then contract them and choose if you wish to hire one, all, or none of them. All persons listed passed a background check.  Stop by or call 206-297-0403 to schedule an appointment.

Legal Consultations - FREE & Low Cost
Starting in April - 4th Thursday, 10:00am-12:00pm
Attorney at Law Ruth Emily Vogel offers free initial meetings to discuss legal topics at Ballard NW Senior Center. Thank you Clif Johnson for your many years of service. We welcome Ruth to the Legal Assistance Program.

Meals on Wheels
Provided by Sound Generations, (206) 448-5767 Monday-Friday.

Minor Home Repair
Monday to Friday, 9:00am-4:00pm
Service is available to homeowners in Seattle.  It allows you to have a professional do minor plumbing, electrical, and carpentry repairs for only $10 per hour plus the cost of parts.  You only have to apply once, and then can ask for assistance for 3 years. If you do not want to fill out the paperwork, they will even send someone out to do it for you.  This is a service of Sound Generations at (206) 448-5751.

Neighbor Ties Program - Free
Social Worker Carleen
By Appointment

Are you alone or lonely? Are you concerned about your medical condition? Would you like to be active in your community? Let us help! This program will pair you up with a trained volunteer to provide companionship and support.

Pathways - FREE
(Previously Eldercare Locator)
Monday—Friday, 9:00am—4:00pm
You are just a phone call away from referrals to a wide range of services, including Family and Caregiver Support, Food Assistance, Transportation Assistance, Legal and Financial, Health Care and Insurance Assistance, Fitness and Wellness Programs, Home Repair help, and more.

Pathways is a service of the Sound Generations. Toll free directory assistance is available at (800) 667-1116.

We are partnering with PNA to bring this impressive program to Ballard.  This is a great program providing many services for seniors to stay in their own community as they age.  There are many services available and opportunities to volunteer.  For more information contact Center Director Carlye, or another staff member by calling the center at (206) 297-0403. For more information visit Phinney Neighborhood Association (PNA)

A Class for Family Caregivers

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an educational program designed to help family caregivers take care of themselves while caring for a relative or friend.  You will benefit from this class whether you are helping a parent, spouse, friend, someone who lives at home, in a nursing home, or across the country. 

This class series meets once a week for six weeks. Class size is limited and registration is required.


Senior Rights and Medicare - FREE

Jerry Keating
3rd Wednesday, 9am-12pm

Jerry Keating assists with medical health insurance, power-of-attorney, healthcare issues, and wills  Please call the center at (206) 297-0403 to schedule your appointment.

Social Worker
Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, 9:00am-4:00pm
Welcome our new social worker, Carleen.  We are so pleased to welcome her on board.  She will be leading groups, providing informed help, support, listening and counseling, and will be active and involved here at the center.  To read more about Carleen's educational and employment experience, view her bio on our Staff and Board page.

Our Social Worker is here to help you, your family, your friends and our community.  The Social Worker has many services to offer (advocacy, emotional support, counseling, resource gathering, referrals, support groups, classes).  If you need someone to help or just to listen, visit or call the second floor reception desk at (206) 297-0403 to schedule an appointment.

VFW - Veterans of Foreign Wars
3rd Thursdays    1:00pm - 2:00pm
Started August 18th, 2016
VFW is comprised of 2.4 million members with approximately 9,000 posts worldwide.  Its mission is to "honor the dead by helping the living" through veterans' service, community service, national security, and a strong national defense.  We will provide you with information, answer your questions, and do our best to assist you in any way we can.  We look forward to working with the Ballard NW Senior Center's Veterans.  For an appointment please see the second floor receptionist or call us at (206) 297-0403.