The Ballard NW Senior Center offers many programs throughout the week including classes, workshops, presentations, and groups. However, during COVID our activities are very limited because of the COVID restrictions. Except for one on-one-services, most activities are virtual and start this month. Please check each section below to view our active, virtual programs.


Help with Virtual Classes (including phone and tablet) is available.
Most of our classes, clubs and groups are going virtual because of COVID.  If you need help in figuring out how to participate in these activities, please contact Mark, our Program Coordinator:  206-297-0403 or email

Arts & Crafts include many classes and groups offering many opportunities to learn about different art forms, languages, theater, and music.

Fitness includes over 33 exercise opportunities weekly at the center. Our many highly experienced instructors and group leaders are dedicated to improving the health and fitness of everyone. Choose from a wide range of programs from low intensity balance classes to high intensity dance classes.

On the Trips & Recreation page you can find a wide variety of trips to wonderful locations throughout King County and Washington State. Group trips are listed by month with descriptions including destination, cost, and walking levels of low, medium, and high.  The Trip Policy is also listed, please read it before registering for any trips.

Check out our list of local Clubs & Groups & Other Activities  meeting here regularly. As the “friendly center” we welcome new groups to join our activities and encourage everyone to participate in one or more groups.

Join in on Games & Cards. Card games like bridge, rummy, and poker keep our minds active, boost concentrating, and offer a social outlet all of which are key factors in a happy and healthy life. Our growing list of game groups is expanding all the time. Tell us if you would like to add a new group to this list.

Stop by the Bookstore to relax with a good book, chat quietly with friends, find a great movie or music CD to take home. Our collection of hundreds of quality second hand books are rotated regularly and all are for sale. More than 1,000 books find new homes every year. Donate or purchase new books, movies, or music to enjoy today! All proceeds benefit the senior center.