Ballard District Council November meeting tonight

The monthly Ballard District Council meeting is happening tonight (Nov. 13), featuring speakers from Merrill Gardens, Kaiser Permanente, and the Ballard NW Senior Center.

It’s a three-part agenda planned for tonight, with the following topics (from the BDC’s event info):

What To Look for in Elder Care: Presentation on Assisted Living Facilities. Mac McQuade, Community Relations Director for Merrill Gardens (an Assisted Living/Care Facility in Ballard), will talk about how to research and find suitable facilities for aging relatives, as well as what questions to ask as part of the search. Following the 20-minute presentation, there’ll be time for Q&A.

Sneak Preview of the New Ballard Kaiser Permanente Clinic. Rhenda Meiser & Dr. Hannah Burdge will give an overview of the new Kaiser Permanente medical facility opening this winter on the 5th floor of the Ballard Blocks 2 building (1401 NW 46th St), next to Ballard Bridge.

An Update from Ballard Senior Center. Founded in 1973, the Ballard Senior Center provides a wide range of programs and services to seniors in the Ballard community and beyond. Mary Webster will briefly outline the mission and the services offered to more than 4,000 seniors annually (including food programs, fitness, social work, health and wellness education, partnerships with local theater groups, and more).

Next month, a BDC selection committee will nominate the board of directors for 2020 — if you want to serve on the BDC board, contact the council to voice your interest. The board will meet monthly in addition to the regular council meetings, and their primary purpose is to set the agenda for meetings, arrange speakers, and conduct the meetings.

Tonight’s meeting will be held at 7pm at the Sunset Hill Community Association (3003 NW 66th St). All are welcome.


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