Ballard NW Senior Center’s 28th Annual Auction & Dinner


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Welcome to Ballard NW Senior Center

Important Information

The Governor declared the state is open as of June 30th and Ballard NW Senior Center is resuming more services and welcoming more back into the center. It is going to be wonderful to see each other, hear greetings, laughter, share a lunch, have Wednesday night bingo, have larger classes and groups, and continue our great Center services as we learn and grow together. However, we haven’t completely flipped the switch to pre-COVID levels on July 1st. We are phasing activities in and increasing the numbers of both activities and those that can participate. We ask, and expect, that participants will be vaccinated to attend our offerings and we will continue to encourage those unvaccinated to get their shots to protect themselves and all those they interact with. We will ask vaccination status. Participants don’t have to answer but for those who don’t we will assume unvaccinated status and additional requirements will be in place for these individuals. 

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 resumed on July 19th at reduced capacity (25 per day) and by reservation Pick-up/ take-out and delivery will continue as we phase this program in.

See sign up directions in the August newsletter for our offerings. We will continue to make adjustments as the situation evolves. 

About 1/3 of our participants want us to have everyone show proof of vaccination to participate; about 1/3 think we are being too restrictive and want everything open, no masks or any rules; about 1/3 think we are on target with our plans.

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. It is our tentative plan to open Community Dining 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 will be required for the first several weeks. See the July 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; 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 the July newsletter for all our exciting additions, including special welcome back events and so much more. Situations change rapidly so stay tuned for all the updates. Please contact Mark at 206-297-0403 for additional information, availability and appointments for instruction.  The July newsletter and updates will be online by July 6th.

Please get your vaccinations if you haven’t yet and we thank all that have gotten their shots. 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.

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 August 2nd – August 5th

  • Monday, August 2nd         ~ Antipasti Salad w/cheese tortellini, fresh tom, basil, mozzarella, artichoke
                                                 hearts & salami, Garlic Bread, Soup & Dessert
  • Tuesday, August 3rd          ~ BBQ Chicken, Mac & Cheese, Broccoli Salad, Fruit & Dessert
  • Wednesday, August 4th    ~ Beef Chili, Garden Salad, Cheesy Muffins, Fruit & Dessert
  • Thursday, August 5th        ~ Spaghetti & Meatballs, Salad, Garlic Bread & Dessert
                                              ~ Egg Salad Sandwich, Fruit Salad, Cottage, Soup & Dessert

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.

I 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.

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Center Sponsors

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