COMING SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19TH…
Ballard NW Senior Center’s 28th Annual Auction & Dinner
Welcome to Ballard NW Senior Center
Currently the county is in stage three and the Governor has announced that on June 30th the state will fully reopen. It will be fantastic to welcome everyone back, catch up, see the smiles and hear the laughter, have lunch together, and learn and grow together. We are thrilled that we are nearing the end of the tunnel but we aren’t quite there yet. During June we will add some additional small groups and classes for onsite opportunities and we will have several trial activities to see how best to reopen to many more services and programs. We will not be flipping the switch on July 1st and resuming all pre COVID services at once. Services will be phased in but steadily growing in quantity and numbers of participants at activities. We ask that participants be vaccinated, masked and some distance requirements will be in place as we move forward now and in July and beyond. We will make adjustments as the situation allows. We still must do all we can to keep participants, volunteers and staff safe. We hope any that aren’t yet vaccinated will take the many opportunities to get this done so we will win the battle with the virus.
Ballard NW will be making additions to the schedule in June, please see the newsletter, and doing some trial activities so that additions in July and later will be successful and safe.
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 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 June 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.
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 Thursday.
Many Thanks, can’t wait to see you all
Carlye Teel, Center Director
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.
AN ADDITIONAL NOTE…
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Pick up take-out lunches at the Center front door between 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm 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 email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com. We will do our best to have volunteers available to deliver meals. Thank you!
Menu June 21st – June 24th
- Monday, June 21th ~ Taco Salad, Soup, Fruit & Dessert
- Tuesday, June 22nd ~ BBQ Chicken, Mac Salad, Fruit Salad & Dessert
- Wednesday, June 23rd ~ Veggie Chili, Twice Baked Potatoes, Salad & Dessert
- Thursday, June 24th ~ Roast Pork w/potatoes & carrots, Rolls Fruit & Dessert
~ Sub Sandwiches on Soft Roll, Cottage Cheese & Fruit, Soup & Dessert
- CLOSED FRIDAY
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.
Thursday and Friday takeouts are handed out on Thursday. No Friday service.
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.
Thank you Seattle Rep for your partnership and support to our seniors participating in Public Works.