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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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$pring for $eniors Auction & Dinner

Sunday, March 26 2017, 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 26th 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.  With the $40,000 decrease in support in 2017, this is our biggest fundraiser and with your help it will be successful and we will 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 Center.  Tickets are available Online, By Phone, or In-Person.

Read more about our Auction on our Auction Page and check out the fantastic Sponsors who made this night possible!


$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!