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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

Hours
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

Closed

Martin Luther King Day
Monday, January 18


Presidents’ Day      
Monday, February 15


Memorial Day  
Monday, May 30


Independence Day       
Monday, July 4


Labor Day        
Monday, September 5


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


Not Just For Seniors! 

  Not just for Seniors

Find an event for you.

You don't have to be a senior to be a part of the excitement at the Ballard NW Senior Center. Check out the great events coming up!

Support Us!
Donate Online 

Sponsors

Thank you for supporting the programs and services of the Center:


Thank you for Sponsoring the 2016 Rainbow Bingo (February Event):
Hilliard's Beer
Jim Coleman

Thank you for Sponsoring the 2016 Night in Paris Dinner:


Thank you for Sponsoring the 2016 $pring For $eniors Auction:

Richard & Sherry Richards
Trident Seafoods

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Thank you for Sponsoring the 2015 Santa Breakfast:
Champion Party Supply

Thank you for Sponsoring the 2015 Seahawks Friday with Steve Raible:
Sagebrook Senior Living at Ballard

Thank you for Sponsoring the 2015 Taproot Theatre Event:
Sagebrook Senior Living at Ballard

Thank you for Sponsoring the 2015 $pring For $eniors Auction:


Holland America
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Auction

2016 $pring for $eniors Auction & Dinner
Sunday, April 3rd, 5:00pm

Our biggest fundraiser of the year. We need everyone’s help to reach our $75,000 goal. We appreciate your support. This is a great event. How can you help? And everyone can help. How? Donate an item, give a good bottle of wine, and/or something to compliment a theme basket, buy and donate a restaurant, hotel, sporting event, theatre gift certificate. Give us a cash donation so we can buy what’s needed to finish a basket or item. We need volunteers to help before, during, and after the auction. Attend, put a together a table, or sit at a no-host table. Please do your part, it is important and I thank you for your support. If you need ideas pick up an idea list at Reception.

Regular Tickets: $50
Benefactor Tickets: $75


Purchase tickets online, or by contacting Kristina at Kristina at KristinaW@SeniorServices.org or 206-297-0403.


 

Bingo

RAINBOW BINGO: 
VALENTINE'S & LOVE

Friday, February 5th, 6:00pm-9:00pm
(Bingo 7:00pm)
Valentines is the theme for our 1st Rainbow Bingo session of 2016. Celebrate diversity with Sylvia O’Stayformore and the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. Bet Sylvia might have a love song or two to sing. Food and beverages service starts at 6:00pm with Bingo, songs, fun, and prizes from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Great theme baskets and gift certificates for prizes. Wear red and see you there.

Rainbow Bingo Tickets: $15

Purchase Tickets

Chinese New Year

CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION
Monday, February 8th, 12:00noon

Enjoy Chinese music while eating a delicious Chinese meal in the Harmony Dining Hall to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Come for Lunch! No sign up required.

Year of the Monkey (猴)
Were you born in the year of the Monkey?
Years of the Monkey include: 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016

People born in the Year of the Monkey tend to be smart, clever, lively, flexible, quick-witted, versatile, hasty, impulsive, and proud.



MARDI GRAS PARTY 
Wednesday, February 9th, 12:30pm 
Lots of colorful beads and decorations for Mardi Gras. This is a scrumptious party with delicious treats, games, prizes and entertainment. 

Mardi Gras is French for "Fat Tuesday", reflecting the practice of feasting before the fasting of late winter and early spring begins. Also known as Carnival, Mardi Gras has origins thousands of years old, and has spanned many cultures, countries, and religions including the Roman Empire. Come for the Party! No sign up required.


    Paris Dinner

    “A NIGHT IN PARIS” DINNER
    Thursday, February 11th, 6:00pm-8:00pm

    Love is in the air with Valentine’s only three days away. South Seattle College Culinary Students mentored by Chef Houot and Culinary Arts Instructor Darrell Tsukiji will prepare once again an authentic French cuisine for your delight. Ballard NW Senior Center’s French class will serenade you with French tunes then Seattle Shores Choir will sing love songs for this memorable evening. Picture a Parisian bistro night club here at the Center. 
    Purchase tickets early as this event sold out last year! 
      


    Menu: Potage Parmentier (potato leek soup garnished with crème fraiche and chives), Poulet Chasseur (chicken with mushrooms and tomato sauce, served with potato gratin, string beans, and tomatoes provencale), and Tarte aux Pommes Alsacienne for dessert (apple tart served with whipped cream).

    TICKETS SOLD OUT

    Chinese New Year

    Valentine

    VALENTINE’S DAY LUNCH & PARTY 
    Friday, February 12th, 12:30pm

    Hearts, Cupid and Sweet Treats await you at our Valentine’s Party. Along with entertainment, games and prizes. Bring your creative side so you can WIN the Valentine’s Prize! Come for the Party! Please RSVP for Lunch.

    President

    CLOSED FOR PRESIDENT’S DAY
    Monday, February 15th, All Day
    Mark your calendars and plan ahead. The center is closed Monday, February 15th for President’s Day. Celebrated each year on the third Monday of February in honor of George Washington, the first President of the United States. Take this time to remember Washington and all our presidents.

    In The News

    Mardi Gras


    Rummage

    HUGE SPRING RUMMAGE SALE
    Friday, February 19th, 9:00am-4:00pm
    Saturday, February 20th, 9:00am-3:00pm
    There is a treasure for everyone! Bring family, friends, and find that special item. Chef Bob's Café Menu will be awaiting your dining pleasure with homemade soups, sandwiches, and salads. For the sweet tooth, there will also be pies, cookies, and even ice cream!

    COLLECTING FOR NEXT RUMMAGE SALE
    Box up your don't needs and bring them in. Our next Rummage Sale comes in February and we are now collecting donations for this rummage sale. We take gently used items. We have a list of what we take and what we do not take here. We also do pickups in the Ballard area, call us at 206-297-0403 and ask for a Rummage Pickup to be scheduled.

    Motown

    MOTOWN COMES TO THE CENTER
    Tuesday, February 23rd, 5:00pm-7:30pm
    (Dinner 6:30pm)

    “Motown The Musical” coming to the Paramount from May 31st thru June 12th is an irresistible look back at the country’s most loved game and the music that transformed America. Celebrating Motown (sing-a-long) at the Center on February 21st will consist of songs from the musical like “My Girl”, “I Got The Feeling”, “Please Mr. Postman” and many more. This interactive 1-1/2 hour workshop presentation will be a celebration of Motown The Musical” with Master Artist Bernadette Bascom, who has opened for Ray Charles, Ashford Simpson and Tower of Power. She was a backup singer for Elton John, Kid Creole, and has toured with the Platters. Also includes performances Seattle Theatre Group Young Adult Program. Join us and celebrate history through music.

    Menu: Barbeque beef ribs, served with cornbread, baked beans, okra and onions fried with bacon simmered with tomatoes and corn, and an early spring salad. Bourbon pecan bread pudding for dessert.

    Motown Dinner Event Tickets: $20

    Purchase Tickets

    Rainbow Bingo Tickets: $15

    Purchase Tickets
    • BY PHONE at 206-297-0403
    • IN PERSON at the 2nd Floor Reception Desk
    • CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE <---Coming Soon

    JAJance Dinner

    DINNER WITH AUTHOR J. A. JANCE
    Monday, March 21st, 5:30pm-7:00pm
    (Dinner at 6:00pm)

    We are very excited to announce that best selling author J. A. Jance is returning to the Center for a dinner, presentation, and book signing event on Monday, March 21st. She is a nationally revered best selling author and a fascinating speaker. When she came last year guests said it was our best event ever. Get your tickets soon, this event will sell out.

    Menu: Bourbon pecan chicken over mushroom brown rice, zucchini, red peppers, and yellow squash served with oven baked rolls and a spring salad. Cheese cake for dessert.

    Dinner With Author J. A. Jance Tickets: $20

    Purchase Tickets
    • BY PHONE at 206-297-0403
    • IN PERSON at the 2nd Floor Reception Desk
    • CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE <---Coming Soon

    Rainbow Bingo Tickets: $15

    Purchase Tickets
    • BY PHONE at 206-297-0403
    • IN PERSON at the 2nd Floor Reception Desk
    • CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE <---Coming Soon
    Rainbow Bingo Tickets: $15

    Purchase Tickets
    • BY PHONE at 206-297-0403
    • IN PERSON at the 2nd Floor Reception Desk
    • CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE <---Coming Soon

    Motown Dinner

    IN THE NEWS:


    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

    2016 MEMBERSHIP DUES 


    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. 

    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 payment by 1/31/2016, 2nd payment by 4/3/2016, 3rd payment by 6/30/2016, 4th payment by 9/30/2016)

    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.

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