It’s May But…
2022 started out much as 2021 and ended with the surge in Omicron. Cases are still going down
and the governor has changed and reduced some of the mandates. However, at the Ballard NW
Senior Center proof of vaccination and masks are required through March. We continue to serve
all our participants and to make a difference in people’s lives. Our goal for 2022 is to grow
membership and participation and to reach more of the underserved. Our motto is “together
we can do more” as the friendliest Center where we work together to welcome, support and
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!
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Welcome to Ballard NW Senior Center
Currently proof of vaccination is required to be in the Center. We have, over this past year, 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.
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 30 per day on a first come first served basis, reservations are NOT required but you must show proof of vaccination. 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.
Current On-Site Services Include:
Community Dining Lunches. Pick-up/Take-out sack lunches are available at the Center front door Monday through Friday between noon and 1:00 pm on a first-come-first-served basis. The suggested donation is $4.00 per meal. Harmony Hall dining room is now open. Grab a sack lunch and join friends in the dining room for a chance to visit over the noon meal. Observing best practices, dining capacity is limited to 30 people, on a first come, first served basis and proof of vaccination required.
This Week’s Menu
- Menu May 23rd – 27th
Monday ~ Spinach Ravioli w/Pink Sauce, Roasted Veggies, Soup, Fruit & Dessert
Tuesday ~ Baked Chicken, Scalloped Potatoes, Salad, Fruit & Dessert
Wednesday ~ Egyptian Travel Lunch ~ Cous Cous w/diced cucumbers, tomatoes, garbanzos, feta, fresh herb vinaigrette w/Grilled Chicken, Pita & Dips, Lentil Soup & Dessert
Wednesday Night Dinner ~ Same as lunch
Thursday ~ BBQ Chicken, Hawaiian Mac Salad, Baked Beans, Fruit & Dessert
Friday ~ Tuna Salad on a Croissant, Soup, Chips, Fruit & Dessert
*Menu Subject to Change
Delivery Meals are available in our limited delivery area. Two unique full meals are prepared for delivery on Tuesdays and Thursdays at a suggested donation of $10.00 per day.
*Please note that when the center is closed no meals are served.
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 veterans with our Veterans Advocate, Violet. Things can change rapidly so contact the Center at 206-297-0403 for any questions and appointments, or changes.
Please watch this website and check the May newsletter for all our exciting additions, including our 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.
Please get your vaccinations if you haven’t yet. For additional information you can always 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
The Ballard NW Senior Center 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.
“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
The virus has turned our world upside down. Please donate to support the Center during this very difficult and uncertain time.
Thank you Seattle Rep for your partnership and support to our seniors participating in Public Works.