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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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Thank You One and All for Our SUCCESSFUL Auction!
$pring for $eniors Auction & Dinner, 2017!

Auction 2017Update! Thank you again to every sponsor, donor, guest, and volunteer. You made this event a tremendous success. We are still adding and subtotaling.

Our very ambitious and dream goal was to   gross $80,000. We are at $84,235 gross and still climbing. Our previous high was in 2016 and it was grossed $72,711. Expenses usually run around $12,000 to $14,000. A detailed report will be available by early May. Stay turned and, again, thank you! Awesome!

It was a wonderful event and evening! Thank you to everyone who supported The Ballard NW Senior Center by purchasing tickets, attending the auction, bidding on our thoughtfully donated items, enjoying the lovely dinner, and celebrating having winning bids.

Thank you to the businesses and individuals who generously donated auction items, and thank you to the volunteers who donated their time to help create  our auction.  We could not have accomplished $pring for $eniors Auction & Dinner without you.

A special thanks goes to our Sponsors!  

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



$pring for $eniors Auction & Dinner

Sunday, March 25 2018, at 5pm
Our sensational and highly anticipated $pring for $eniors Auction & Dinner is going to be here before we know it! The auction date is Sunday, March 25th at 5:00pm and is located at Leif Erikson Lodge. Put it on your calendars and make your plans now to attend, donate, or help.  Everyone can do something to make this the huge success we need it to be.  This is our biggest fundraiser.  Our goal is to raise $80,000 which includes making up for the $40,000 decrease in other support in 2018.  We can do it if we all pull together and 'go the extra mile'.  Please help us meet our goals!

Al Hovland is Auction Chair.  We have a great Auction Committee, but there is room for more to join this active group.  Contact Carlye or Al if you can be on the Auction Committee or want to know more about it.  There is an idea/wish list for donated items at the 2nd Floor Reception area.  We are always looking for vacation homes, experiences, gift cards, and cash pledges for our Match Fund A Need portion.

The event is fun with games to play, a Martini Bar and a Wine Bar, wonderful items to bid on, delicious dinners.  

This is a great night to celebrate our Center.  Be a part of this important event!  Join in the fun and support your Ballard NW Senior Center.  Tickets are available Online, By Phone, or In-Person.

Purchase Tickets:

Regular Tickets:     
Benefactor Tickets:




$pring for $eniors Auction & Dinner

For 43 years Ballard NW Senior Center has provided outstanding programs and services to over 100,000 individuals. All auction proceeds go to support the programs and services of the Ballard NW Senior Center, which serves the needs of more than 4,000 seniors and their families in the Seattle area each year. The Center is a home away from home for many including hundreds of volunteers from every walk of life and every age from 5 to 95, who have become active in their communities.This is our main fundraiser for the year, and there are several ways you can get involved.


Join us at the beautiful Leif Erickson hall, where every year in March more than 200 community leaders and business owners come together for the $pring For $eniors Auction. We are delighted you are going to be a part of this wonderful night. Our Annual Auction includes a live auction, three silent auctions, dinner, and more. There will be an amazing array of items to bid on. Please bid often and give generously, without your support, we wouldn't be here! Enjoy this evening of delicious food, beverages, games, and fun! Tickets are $60-$85 and group rates are available.

Group Rates: Purchase A Table
Tickets are $60-$85 and are available at the upstairs reception desk, on our website above, or by phone at 206-297-0403 to sign up. If you are interested in purchasing a table or if you are want to sit at a particular table please contact Kristina at KristinaW@SoundGenerations.org or 206-297-0403.

Host A Table

Our annual auction is here. It is time to make up your tables. Each table has 8 to 12 auction attendees. Contact your family, friends, co-workers, and business associates to fill up a table. Remember the more people who sit at your table the better your table does in the Dessert Dash! Call Kristina at 206-297-0403 or email her at KristinaW@SoundGenerations.org for more information.

Donate New Items/Gift Certificates

This is the main fundraiser for the Center, so all donations are vital and important, and several opportunities are available. Donate new items and gift certificates to your favorite places and activities for our silent and live auctions. Item pickup is available. Our goal is to raise $100,000 for the programs and services of the center. Think about what you, your family, friends, business associates, favorite merchant or restaurant can donate. Call Kristina at 206-297-0403 or email her at KristinaW@SoundGenerations.org for more information.

Donate for Funds/Supplies
If you are unable to donate an actual item, cash is a great option so the committee can buy needed things to go in baskets or to complete another item. Event supplies are also very welcome. Please contact Kristina at 206-297-0403 or email her at KristinaW@SoundGenerations.org for more information. Thank you, this is our largest fundraiser and if we all work together we can make it the most successful event.

Sponsor the Event
Through the support of businesses and individuals who value the work that the Ballard NW Senior Center does, the $pring for $eniors Auction is possible. I hope you will help to underwrite this event. Call Kristina at 206-297-0403 or email her at KristinaW@SoundGenerations.org for more information.


We are very impressed with the commitment and generosity of the volunteers that work to make this evening a success. The Ballard NW Senior Center has 4,000 attendees, 500 volunteers, and only 5 staff members each year. Volunteers make everything possible. First Time Volunteers: Fill out this form here to get started volunteering. The form only takes a few minutes to fill out. All volunteers receive a background check, and then will be contacted by email if listed on the application or phone if not. Ballard NW Senior Center Volunteers: Check out the list of Auction volunteering jobs here and email KristinaW@SoundGenerations.org or call her at 206-297-0403 with the volunteering positions you are interested in and your questions.

Directions to Leif Erikson Hall in Ballard

Going North on I-5:

Take Exit 172 for 85th St

Turn left on to 24th Ave NW

Turn left on to NW 57th St

Going South on 1-5:

Take Exit 172 for 85th St

Turn left on to 24th Ave NW

Turn left on to NW 57th St

Thank your for your participation!