Ballard NW Senior Center will be a vaccination site on
Tuesday, May 18th for people 18 years old and over needing
the first dose of the Moderna vaccine or the one-dose
Johnson & Johnson vaccine.  Limited slots available.
Appointment needed.  Please call Patricia at 206-297-0403
by Thursday afternoon before 4:30 p.m.

Welcome to Ballard NW Senior Center

Important Information

Currently the county is in Phase Three and we hope we will not have to move back to phase two. The Governor will announce the results next week. We all must take precautions and follow the guidelines to stay masked, practice social distancing, wash hands and get the vaccination if we are to win the war against Covid-19 and we must win the war.  While we wish we were farther along the path there is a bright light at the end of the tunnel and getting brighter.

Many of our participants have been fully vaccinated but many of our onsite activities are still suspended to protect  participants, volunteers and staff. Ballard NW does have some one-on-one services available on site and plans to offer additional small groups, 5 or less participants, offerings in addition to all the remote opportunities that are available in May. As long as the county remains in Phase three and moves in a positive direction we are making plans for increased services at the center. Please look at the May newsletter that is on this site for additional information. Anyone coming to the center for our services must come masked, maintain social distance and pass all protocols before entrance for services.

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.

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 May 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 contact Mark at
206-297-0403 for additional information, availability and appointments for instruction.

For additional information please contact the center at 206-297-0403 between 9 and 3 Monday through Thursday.

Many Thanks
Carlye Teel, Center Director

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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.

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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.

AN ADDITOINAL 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 janicevc@seanet.com 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 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, or patricias@soundgenerations.org. We will do our best to have volunteers available to deliver meals. Thank you!

Menu May 10th – May 13th

  • Monday, May 10th           ~ Balsamic Chicken & Asparagus w/Rice Pilaf, Soup & Dessert
  • Tuesday, May 11th          ~ Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Buttered Broccoli, Soup, Fruit & Dessert
  • Wednesday, May 12th    ~ Chicken Yaki Soba & Veggies, Eggrolls, Egg Drop Soup & Dessert
  • Thursday, May 13th        ~ Roast Pork & Ham Cubano, Slaw, Soup, Fruit & Dessert
                                            ~ BBQ Chicken Legs, Macaroni & Cheese, Slaw, Fruit & 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!

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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.

Please Donate Here

Center Sponsors

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