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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

Sponsor Us!
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Museum of Flight TripGROUP TRIPS

The Center offers a wide variety of diverse and interesting trips to nearby points of interest. The trip sign-up and payment policy is listed after the trip offerings.

For all center trips carpooling is not allowed. This policy deals with safety, insurance, training, and more. Thank you and please enjoy our numerous trips. 

Walking Guide
High (H), Medium (M), Low (L)

If you have ideas for new destinations please connect with Kristina via email at  KristinaW@SoundGenerations.org, call her at 206-297-0403, or drop by her office located on the second floor of the Center.


June Trips

Fee: $10 Member / $20 Non-Member
Thursday, June 29th, 10:00am-4:30pm
The Red Hat Scarlett Belles are heading to La Conner to enjoy the shops and fun attractions of this destination town. Attend the Red Hat Meeting for info Monday, June 5th at 12:00pm.


July Trips

Fee:  $10 Member / $20 Non-Member
The Red Hat Scarlett Belles is a group of women who greet age with humor, amusement, and energy. Attend the Red Hat Meeting on the 1st Monday of each month for additional trip details.
  • Whidbey Island Trip—Thursday, July 13th, 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Saltys Happy Hour—Thursday, July 27th, 2:00pm-5:00pm


Fee: $10 Member / $20 Non-Member
Thursday, July 6th, 9:00am-4:30pm

Enjoy delicious food from 4 casual restaurants and bars, and fun game slots and table games at Angel of the Winds Casino. Bring additional money for food and entertainment.

Fee: $29 Member / $58 Non-Member
Saturday, July 8th, 10:00am-5:00pm

Enjoy a delicious lunch at Snoqualmie’s Black Dog, where you can choose from a delightful selection of artist inspired homemade recipes. Then board the Northwest Railway at 1:00pm for a round trip two hour scenic train ride from Snoqualmie to North Bend with a visit to the Railway History Center. Enjoy beautiful views from the train as it visits the top of the valley. Afterwards stop to visit your old or new 268 foot NW friend, Snoqualmie Falls, before returning to the center. Bring additional money for food.

Fee: TBD
Sunday, July 9th, 9:00am-3:00pm

Be a part of history! Over 100 years ago the SS Roosevelt was the first vessel to pass through the Ballard Locks. To commemorate the event, there will be a recreation of the parade featuring historic vessels, starting in Salmon Bay and ending in Lake Union. The Virginia V and the Argosy Sightseer have reserved 16 seats in the Boat Parade for Ballard NW Senior Center. Sign up now!

Fee: To Be Determined
Tuesday, July 11th, TBD

A.B.L.E.: Aging Ballard Lesbian Exchange is heading to the beautiful Vashon Island to enjoy a potluck at PSOLOC. To learn more about this group see Page 6. Limited to 8.

Mount ST. HELENS (H)
Fee: $25 Member / $50 Non-Member
Monday, July 17th, 8:00am-6:00pm - Updated

Journey to Mt. St. Helens to view the beauty and grandeur of nature. Start with coffee and pastries in the Harmony Dining Hall before we head out. Journey to the Mt. St. Helens Visitor Center, Weyerhaeuser Forest Learning Center, Elk Rock Viewpoint, and the Johnston Ridge Observatory just 5 miles from the blast zone. Sack lunches and bottled water are provided during this trip. Bring an umbrella and sunscreen.

Fee: $22 Member / $44 Non-Member
Wednesday, July 18th, 9:00am-4:30pm

Enjoy lunch at the center and then head to Taproot Theatre for Jane Austin’s Persuasion. Ms. Austin’s novel soars to life in this ravishing new musical about love, longing, and second chances.

SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK:  A Midnight’s Summer Dream (L)
Fee: $3 Member / $6 Non-Member
Sunday, July 23rd, 2:00pm

Four actors will bring all the laughter, all the adventure, and all the magic of this play to life. Bring a folding lawn chair for this local park. Snacks and sodas will be provided.
Limited to 8 participants.

Destination:  TBD
Fee: $5 Member / $10 Non-Member
Tuesday, July 25th, 1:30pm 

Capture Seattle scenes with your camera. Trips are scheduled for the last Tuesday of each month. Join the Photography Group each Tuesday at 1:30pm for trip information.


August Trips

Fee:  $10 Member / $20 Non-Member
Destination:  To Be Determined

The Red Hat Scarlett Belles is a group of women who greet age with humor, amusement, and energy. Attend the Red Hat Meeting on the 1st Monday of each month for additional trip details.

Fee: $10 Member / $20 Non-Member
Wednesday, August 9th, 8:45am-4:30pm
Come on a pretty summer day and drive to the Swinomish Casino for a day of fun and games. A lovely setting. Fun games and slots and table games. Enjoy lunch at one of the restaurants and bring additional money for food and entertainment.

Fee: $25 Member / $50 Non-Member
Wednesday, August 16th, 8:45am-4:30pm
Paradise is famous for its glorious views and wild flower meadows. Come on a lovely day trip to this beautiful place and also enjoy the Parks Main Visitor Center, the new Paradise Jackson Visitor Center which offers information, exhibits, the new park film, guided ranger programs, and book & gift shop. You will see beautiful meadows, lakes, and viewpoints. Lunch will be at the historic Paradise Inn and features a wide variety of burgers, salads, sandwiches, soups, and more. Prices range from around $10 to $25 for lunch items. A lovely day at the glorious Mount Rainier. Bring additional money for food and extras.

Fee: $5 Member / $10 Non-Member
Monday, August 21st, 4:30pm
A summer night at Anthony’s Beach Café in Edmonds. With unparalleled views of Puget Sound and ferry boats. A casual restaurant featuring fresh NW seafood and outside dining when weather permits. A perfect place for our August dine out. Bring additional money for food.

Fee: $25 Member / $50 Non-Member
Wednesday, August 23rd, Time:  To Be Determined
A summer drive to Bellingham along the Chuckanut Highway with a stop in nearby Edison for a morning cinnamon roll at either Breadfarm or Farm to Market Bakery. Then a quick stop at Smith & Vallee Gallery housed in a restored, turn of the century schoolhouse—then it is on to Chuckanut Drive, a beautiful scenic two lane road with great views takes you right into old Fairhaven. Visit the shops, bookstore, galleries, and enjoy lunch at the Mambo Italian Café. After a full day head back to the center after an ice cream stop. Bring extra money for food and shopping. 


Trip Sign-up and Payment Policy

  • When you sign up for a trip you must pay a $5 non-refundable trip fee.  If the trip is $5 or less than $5, then you just pay that.
  • Final payment is due one week prior to the trip.  Final payment is the cost of the trip less the $5 deposit.  If final payment is not made, you forfeit your seat and deposit.
  • If you cancel your reservation less than one week before the trip is to depart, you forfeit your entire payment unless we can fill your space or you are canceling for certified illness.
  • If the trip is cancelled, deposits and payments will be refunded.
  • Deposits, payments, and refunds are not exchangeable or interchangeable.  Refunds are prepared after the trip date.