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. 

Fall 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.

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.

October Berlin – Capital of Germany

November Mirador – Largest Maya Metropolis

December Lisbon – Gateway to Portugal

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.

Holiday Bazaar

Holiday Bazaar and Bake Sale

Friday Nov 22 (9-4), Saturday Nov 23 (9-3)

Do all your holiday shopping and get all your baked goods on this weekend.

Beautiful handcrafted items and new gift items perfect for everyone on your gift list.

Delicious baked goods are all available at our famous Holiday Bazaar. Chef Lori’s Café will serve up sweet and savory breakfast specialties, delicious lunch items and great desserts

The Bishop’s Wife

Taproot Holiday Event

Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

Ballard NW Senior Center has taken over Taproot Theater on Tuesday December 10th for their holiday presentation of “The Bishop’s Wife”, a holiday classic at 7:30 p.m.
Please support the center by attending this play on the center’s night.
This is our major December fundraiser. It will be a  special evening for you.

Tickets for this performance can only be obtained through the senior Center.

Prices range from $27 to $50



BY PHONE: 206.297.0403


The VIP ticket includes a lovely event wine reception at 6 p.m. before the play, and the best seats in the house



Harvest Dinner

Friday, November 15th @ 5:30 pm
Cost: $15.00

Please come for a lovely and relaxing fall harvest themed evening. Wine and cocktails are available for purchase and appetizers will be available at 5:30 pm. Dinner will follow, then we will be entertained with the great sounds of Motown. The dinner menu features 4 courses from chef Lori which are:

  • Roasted butternut, carrot and ginger soup
  • Fennel, pears and gorgonzola salad
  • Beef bourguignon with slow roasted carrots and cipollini onions served over rustic mashed potatoes
  • Cream topped apple tart

This will be a night to remember. Get your tickets early.
For reservations call: 206-297-0403
In person: 2nd floor of the Ballard NW Senior Center
Cash, credit or debit card are accepted