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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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We just finished our June sale and thanks to all of you we raised around $4,300 and are still counting. Thanks to all the donated, volunteered, attended, purchased and supported. Whew! Congratulations! Job well done!

But guess what! It’s time to get ready for the October Sale. So, with summer clean ups and downsizing, put together a bag, or call for pick up. Things you don’t need are someone else’s treasures. These are huge fundraisers for us, so thank you for your support.


This was a long process and, after over 20 people applied, I am delighted to announce that our Admin Assistant, Kristina, was chosen by me and two interview committees to be our new Program Coordinator. She will do an outstanding job. Now we will be hiring a new Administrative Assistant. We look forward to welcoming a new Admin in the near future. Please congratulate Kristina. Looking forward to great programs.


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 when we 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!


Elders in America: Living on the Edge. Why We Should Care.
Equal Voice, written and edited by award-winning professional journalists, and published by Marguerite Casey Foundation, brings attention to funding challenges at Ballard NW Senior Center.
Read the April 19, 2017 Equal Voice original  posted article.
Read the 19 APRIL 2017 / TRUTH-OUT.ORG re-posted article.
Read the September 25th, 2015  My Ballard  re-posted article.


Agency Name Change

Beginning January 1, 2016 Senior Services has a new name “Sound Generations”. “The word “sound” has many positive meanings, beyond the geographic reference...it means strong and reliable. While Senior Services name is changing, our commitment to our mission remains steadfast.” Ballard NW Senior Center will not be changing the Center’s name. The Center will keep the same name as always, Ballard NW Senior Center.


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.

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Councilmember Phillips, Lunch and Support
Larry Phillips, a long time supporter of the Ballard NW Senior Center, stopped by the Center on March 4th, 2011 to have lunch and answer any questions people had about current events in politics. He also presented a check for $15,000 from King County which will go to supporting the activities and services provided here at the Center.
Read the My Ballard article.