The Ballard NW Senior Center offers many programs throughout the week including classes, workshops, presentations, and groups. However, we are still under COVID restrictions and our activities are very somewhat limited to being  virtual or by phone. But starting in June, we will begin to have a few in-person classes with limited capacity. Please check each section below to view our active programs.

Help with Virtual Classes (including phone and tablet) is always available.
Many of our classes, clubs and groups are 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 In non-COVID times, 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 in non-COVID times 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 be listed. It is a must read before registering for any trips.  We are excited to tell you that starting in June, we will have our first trip but with limited capacity.  Check out the Trips & Recreation section and register soon.

Don’t forget to 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.

Soon you will be able to join in again 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.

In the coming months you will be able to 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.