Welcome to Ballard NW Senior Center

We wish to thank all of the donors, guests and volunteers who made our 26th Annual $pring for $eniors Auction a fabulous success.  We are grateful for your generous and thoughtful donations. Your presence at the event was greatly appreciated. 

Winter is here!  We have many fun and interesting events, trips, classes, and health clinics. It is not necessary to be a member to attend.  A noon hot lunch is served Monday through Friday for $4, 60 years of age and over, or $10 under THE age OF 60. We look forward to seeing you!

Ballard NW Senior Center, located by the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, has for over 45 years provided adults 50 and older in the Ballard, Magnolia, Queen Anne, and surrounding areas with programs and services to improve and change lives. We hope you will stop in for our classes and groups, social events and celebrations, and health and wellness services. We are a community partner of Sound Generations (formerly Senior Services). Find out what is being offered in your neighborhood! If you know of other services or activities that you would like us to offer please let us know!

Click on our event calendar and our newsletter on the right to find Center programs and events. We also have volunteer and sponsor opportunities. Become a Ballard NW Senior Center Member and receive benefits including discounts on most classes, trips, and services! We look forward to seeing you at the center. Join!

Holiday Concert Sponsors:

  • Thank you AM 880 KIXI Radio for sponsoring the Irish Tenors Holiday Concert this December.
  • Thank you Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts for providing such excellent hospitality
    and for sponsoring our benefit concert.
  • Thank you Norse Home Retirement & Assisted Living Community for supporting the “We Three Kings” holiday concert at Benaroya Hall.
    Thank you Mountain Pacific Bank for your support and contribution this important and wonderful event.
  • Thank you Jerome G. Murphy,Jr., D.D.S. assisting with the concert.

Introduction to Astrology

Thursdays in February from 1PM-2:30PM* (4 Sessions) $100

*Please note this is the correct time and day.

The January Newsletter’s schedule for the class is incorrect. 

Learn about real Astrology and how to read your Birth Chart. Bob Lohmeyer has studied and practiced Astrology for over 40 years. Try the 1st Session and if you do not wish to continue you can be reimbursed $75. Email Bob Lohmeyer with any questions and receive a syllabus for the class: rlohmeyer@yahoo.com

Adventure lunches

We travel the world with Janice Van Cleve. Janice has taken us to all corners of the world. Come for a great lunch from Chef Lori and crew inspired by that part of the world, followed by Janice’s presentation. We are so grateful for this opportunity to learn about different areas, customs and traditions from a true world traveler.

Tuesday,  January 21st –  Tunisia
Tuesday,  February 18th –  Morocco
Tuesday,  March 24th –  Antigua

Research Study at Ballard NW Senior Center starting Jan 2020!

Researchers at the University of Washington are looking for older adults to participate in a study on knee arthritis. You may be eligible if:

  • You are 65 or older
  • Have knee arthritis
  • Have knee pain that makes it difficult to walk or go up and down stairs

Participants will attend Enhance Fitness exercise classes and a weekly educational class at the Ballard NW Senior Center.

If you are interested, please call (206) 685-2082 or email pacificstudy@uw.edu.

Center Sponsors:

  • Thank you Salmon Bay Sand & Gavel for providing materials to repair our driveway.
  • Thank you Seattle Rep for your partnership and support to our seniors participating in Public Works.
    And thank you for providing decorations for our Murder Mystery Dinner.
  • Thank you Foss Home & Village for sponsoring our Halloween Party.

Rainbow BINGO Mardi Gras Theme

Fri, Feb 7th 6PM-9PM
$15 with Reservation/ $20 night of
Best Costume Prize!

Sylvia O’Stayformore & Mardi Gras Themed Rainbow Bingo is on the way. The only thing needed to make a blast of a time is YOU! Chef Lori’s food available for purchase beginning at 6PM. Games begin at 7PM. Bring Cash!

Remember: Due to the Gambling Commission we can no longer pay online or by using a credit card for Bingo.

Our first rummage sale of 2020 is just around the corner…

Fri, Feb 21 9AM-4PM & Sat, Feb 22 9AM-3PM

We need Rummage!
We are famous for quality merchandise and people come from all around for our sales. For many, this is the first sale of the season and they are ready to shop our quality items, so while doing your after holiday cleaning put a bag or box or two aside for the center. Then mark your calendar to come and find your perfect treasure.

The Al Hovland Memorial $pring for $eniors Auction

Sun, Mar 29, save the date!

The Ballard NW Senior Center auction committee and board are honored to name our 2020 auction the Al Hovland Memorial Auction and Gala. This will be our biggest and best event ever!

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