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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


Presidents Day

Monday, February 20

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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:

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:

Brookdale Senior Living
Genesis HealthCare
Swedish Medical Center - Ballard Campus
Sagebrook Senior Living in Ballard
Carter Subaru
Mountain Pacific Bank
KMS Financial Services, Inc.
Bowie Electric Service
Annie's Nannies
Ballard Oil Company
Malone Law Group
Ballard Ornamental Ironworks
CD Stimson Companies
Ballard Emblem Club No. 216
Foss Home & Village
Dock Street Brokers
Sunset Hill Veterinary & Rehabilitation Center

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:
Genesis Healthcare, Inc.
Adams Elementary School
Champion Party Supply
Glo Holcomb
Stephen Sill

Thank you for Sponsoring the 2016 Irish Tenors Holiday Concert:

Marguerite Casey Foundation

AM 880 KIXI Radio
Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts
Trident Seafoods
Norse Home Retirement & Assisted Living Community
Genesis Healthcare, Inc.
Stoneway Hardware

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Nifty Thrifty Bookstore

Find a good book in our Bookstore to read this season, or donate your previously read books. The Book Movers Group, an amazing group of volunteers, organize and run the Bookstore. Books are sorted by category, with a special section for Large Print Books.

Ballard Ladies

Women of The Book
First there was a room without a real purpose; someone proposed they build a bookcase and have books for borrowing. Then shelves overflowed and they wanted more bookcases, and so it became a bookstore. It’s a bookstore open to the public and it has a name, "Nifty Thrifty Bookstore" run by a dedicated group I like to call Women of The Book at the Ballard NW Senior Center. The Nifty Thrifty Bookstore keeps on growing from your ongoing generous donations.  Thank you!

Read more on the Ballard News-Tribune.

Amazing Donations

Every day donations of books, movies, and music are given to the center. Thank you everyone who has helped to fill the Bookstores shelves. Thank you Mary Zippel and Wendy McCallum for donating the wonderful bookcases which line the Bookstore. This amazing donation was made in 2012 and greatly increased the Bookstores popularity. In 2013, Mary Zippel also donated a CD shelf to go on the wall. This wonderful addition to the Bookstore will make access to our wide selection of music CDs easier to reach.

We want to hear from you!
Feedback is essential to updating and running the Bookstore. Be a part of the action. There is a short Bookstore Survey/Suggestion form available in the Bookstore. Please fill it out and put your suggestions in the Bookstore Cash Box. Thank you!