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There are just 0 days left in 2021…But…

What a year it has been, many great highlights and many challenges. We have served thousands and
made a difference in people’s lives. While 2021 has come to an end, we still need your help and
support for 2022.  Please consider making a a tax deductible donation today so we can provide for
our older adults. These folks might be you, your family, friends or neighbors. Food security, health
and wellness, increased connections and less isolation, assistance services, socialization are all part
of the center programs that make so many lives better. We couldn’t do all we do without your
generosity, please consider a tax deductible donation to Ballard NW Senior Center by
donating online and clicking the “Donate” button on the top right of this page or the
“Please Donate Here” button below. You can also send your check to Ballard NW Senior Center at
5429 32nd NW Seattle WA 98107. Thank you for your help for our seniors.  

A Heartfelt Thank You!




 Welcome to Ballard NW Senior Center

Important Information

Welcome to Ballard NW Senior Center. Currently and into 2022, because of recent mandates and best practices, proof of vaccination is required to be in the Center.  We have, over the last months, increased our programs and resumed many activities and services. Our highest priority is to keep everyone safe. It’s been wonderful to welcome more back to the Center each month. It’s nice to see the smiles, hear people greet each other, exchange news, laugh, share a lunch together, have Wednesday night happy hour, dinner and bingo, see the classes and groups resume, watch folks get on with their exercise routines, balance, enhance fitness, yoga, walking  and continue our opening plan as we learn and grow together.

We look forward to a festive New Year Party on January 6th with all our safety measures in place.  We hope for a healthy, positive, inspiring, caring, and peaceful year in 2022.  Happy New Year to all and please join us at the Center, of course vaccinated and masked as we start a new year.

Some guidelines for All to observe:

  • Entrance is through the main front door.
  • Masks will continue to be required for all unless you are eating or drinking in the dining room.
  • Some distancing requirements will still be in place and maximum capacities and reservations for classes and activities are still being observed. Check with the Center for details at 206-297-0403.
  • Inside Community Dining is capped at 25 per day on a first come first served basis, reservations are NOT required. Take-out/ pick up at the door and delivery continue as usual. All three have the same menu.

Call the Center (206) 297-0403 to make your reservations for activities that require reservations.

Can’t wait to see you all and am excited to catch up with everyone. Welcome! 


Lunch Delivery Services: Pick up take-out lunches at the Center front door between 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm on a first-come-first-served basis Monday through Thursday. Suggested donation of $4.00 per meal.  Delivery meals in our limited area are available Tuesdays and Thursdays. Two full meals and a container of soup are available those days at a suggested donation of $10.00 per day. Community Dining began at limited capacity on Monday July 19th. It will look a bit different as we phase this in and make changes to the pick-up program. Reservations are still required until further notice. See the August newsletter and watch this website for updates and particulars. 

One-on-One Services: All are by appointment with no drop-in appointments: Social work services with Jennifer; Foot care with Keith; Dental Hygiene with Jan; Bastyr Naturopathic Services; Massage with Thomas; and Financial Advice with Kylle; and help for with our new Veterans Advocate, Violet. Things can change rapidly so contact the center at 206-297-0403 for any questions and appointments.

Current Remote Groups: They continue but check with your leader for any changes and additional remote offerings are added each month, please see the August newsletter.  

Need help connecting? The Center has some tablets and hot spots available to borrow to help our participants stay connected to family and the Center so all can participate in these activities and avoid isolation.

Please watch this website and check the January newsletter for all our exciting additions, including special events and so much more. Situations change rapidly so stay tuned for all the updates. Please contact the Center at 206-297-0403 for additional information, availability and appointments for instruction.  The January newsletter has some wonderful activities Including new events.

Please get your vaccinations if you haven’t yet. For additional information please contact the Center at 206-297-0403 between 9 and 3 Monday through Friday.

Many Thanks, can’t wait to see you all

Carlye Teel, Center Director


members of ballard senior center with signs that say Stay Strong

Ballard NW is known as the friendly Center where all are welcome and appreciated. We are committed to equity and inclusion. As our CEO said, “At Sound Generations we embrace the belief that racial and other social identities should be respected and affirmed.” We don’t tolerate racism on any level and we commit to work for a better future.


I want to thank each and every volunteer for all your service to the Center. You are the heart and soul of our Center. We applaud and honor each of you. Your care, concern, commitment, time, energy, knowledge, heart, friendliness, hard work, effort and dedication are deeply appreciated. Thank You, Thank You! Love and hugs to each of you. Keep smiling, we will be serving together as soon as possible.

Our wonderful Travel Adventure presenter Janice is offering to provide some of her adventures over the years via email. You will love her outstanding adventures. If you want to take advantage of this fantastic offer, email Janice at and she will include you when she sends these out.  But, surprise:  Janice will be in person at the Center in January.  The date will be announced shortly.

Another opportunity for you to learn and enjoy:  Please go to the Seattle Public library site and look for “ Virtual arts for 50+”. They have some wonderful offerings. Enjoy!

 “I wasn’t afraid to fail. Something good always comes out of failure.” – Anne Baxter

“If age imparted wisdom, there wouldn’t be any old fools.” – Claudia Young

Take-out Meals

Pick up take-out lunches at the Center front door between 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Monday through Thursdays on a first-come-first-served basis. Suggested donation of $4.00 per meal. Delivery meals in our limited area are available Tuesdays and Thursdays. Two full meals and a container of soup are available those days at a suggested donation of $10.00 per day. To request delivery please leave your name, phone number and address and we will contact you. Please request by email to either, or, or We will do our best to have volunteers available to deliver meals. Thank you!  

Menu January 18th – January 20th

• Monday, January 17th             ~ CLOSED:  Martin Luther King Day

• Tuesday, January18th             ~ Pasta & Meatballs, Garlic Bread, Salad, Fruit & Dessert 

• Wednesday, January 19th       ~ Baked Chicken, Scalloped Potatoes, Veg, Fruit & Desert
                  Wed. Night Dinner   ~ Pizza, Salad & Desert

•  Thursday, December 20th      ~ Beef Chili, Cornbread, Salad, Fruit & Desert
                                                   ~ Roast Beef & Cheddar Cheese Sandwich, Soup, Fruit & Dessert

•  Friday, December 21rst           ~ Closed

                                         Menu Subject to Change

Menu January 18th – January 20th

• Monday, January 24th             ~ Chicken & Mushroom Stroganoff over Noodles, Salad, Fruit & Desert

• Tuesday, January 25th             ~ Hearty Soup, Salad, Biscuits, Fruit & Desert 

• Wednesday, January 26th       ~ BBQ Pork Sandwich, Slaw, Baked  Beans, Fruit & Desert
                  Wed. Night Dinner   ~ TBD

•  Thursday, December 27th      ~ Lasagna, Garlic Bread, Salad, Fruit & Desert
                                                   ~ Turkey & Cheese Sandwich, Tomato Soup, Fruit & Dessert

•  Friday, December 28th           ~ Closed

                                            Menu Subject to Change


                                         »» IMPORTANT NOTE »»
During regular weeks, Community dining doesn’t operate on Friday. Two take-out meals are available on Thursday.  (The Center is now open for some other activities on Friday – call the Center at 206-297-0403 for information about the Friday activities.) 

Menus will be announced weekly as food availability changes. Because of this we can only make meal menus available the first of each week. Thanks for your patience.


We have a list of community members that are willing to shop for local neighbors and pick up prescriptions etc. if you have a need. Please call the Center at 206-297-0403 and we will do our best to make arrangements (but no promises).

We are very grateful to Ballard Trader Joe’s, Byen Bakeri, and Dole company for the delicious products they donate for our take-out/pick-up lunches. We so appreciate your help and support!


The virus has turned our world upside down. Please donate to support the Center during this very difficult and uncertain time.

Please Donate Here

Center Sponsors

Thank you Seattle Rep for your partnership and support to our seniors participating in Public Works.