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
appreciate all.   

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!
Carlye

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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:

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 Friday. 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 in July. It will look a bit different as we phase this in and make changes to the pick-up program. Reservations now are not required but there is a maximum of 30 allowed on a first come, first served basis and proof of vaccination required. See the May newsletter and watch this website for updates. 

Menu May 16th – May 19th

  • Monday ~ Mushroom/Swiss Chicken Burger, Soup, Cottage Cheese & Fruit, Dessert
  • Tuesday ~ Balsamic Chicken w/Asparagus over brown rice, Garden Salad, Fruit & Dessert
  • Wednesday ~ Swedish Meatballs over Noodles, Veggie Salad, Fruit & Dessert
  • Wednesday Night Dinner ~ Beef Chili, Twice Baked Potatoes, Salad, Dessert

Due to staffing concerns we will not be serving a community dining meal on Friday this week, we will instead have two unique meals available for pickup on Thursday, May 19th.

  • Thursday ~ BBQ Ribs, Mac & Cheese, Slaw, Fruit & Dessert Chicken
  • Thursday ~ Caesar Salad, Garlic Bread, Soup, Fruit & Dessert

*Menu subject to change 

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.

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


members of ballard senior center with signs that say Stay Strong

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.

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OUR VOLUNTEERS
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


Take-out Meals

Pick up take-out lunches at the Center front door between 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Monday through Friday 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 lorig@soundgenerations.org, or carlyet@soundgenerations.org. We will do our best to have volunteers available to deliver meals. Thank you!  

*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.

Menu May 16th – May 19th

  • Monday ~ Mushroom/Swiss Chicken Burger, Soup, Cottage Cheese & Fruit, Dessert
  • Tuesday ~ Balsamic Chicken w/Asparagus over brown rice, Garden Salad, Fruit & Dessert
  • Wednesday ~ Swedish Meatballs over Noodles, Veggie Salad, Fruit & Dessert
  • Wednesday Night Dinner ~ Beef Chili, Twice Baked Potatoes, Salad, Dessert

Due to staffing concerns we will not be serving a community dining meal on Friday this week, we will instead have two unique meals available for pickup on Thursday, May 19th.

  • Thursday ~ BBQ Ribs, Mac & Cheese, Slaw, Fruit & Dessert
  • Thursday ~ Chicken Caesar Salad, Garlic Bread, Soup, Fruit & Dessert

*Menu subject to change 

Please note that when the Center is closed no meals are served.

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

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