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Tax Preparation

Wallowa County is still taking calls for tax preparation.

Wallowa County

Wallowa County is now taking calls for tax preparation appointments that will be held on Fridays and Wednesdays throughout February, March and April. Appointments will be in 45 minute intervals. Tax preparation is for seniors and low income individuals. There is no fee, but donations are gratefully accepted. To schedule an appointment, call 541-426-3840.

Union County

Union County will have appointments for tax preparation scheduled on Mondays and Saturdays throughout February, March and April. Tax preparation is for seniors and low income individuals. To schedule an appointment, call 541-963-7532 and you will be put on the list to have an appointment scheduled.

Baker County

Baker County will not have tax preparation this year. AARP has still not found a volunteer to prepare taxes in Baker County. Please call (888)687-2277, to find the closest location, or if you are interested in becoming a tax prepare volunteer.


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Are you a veteran in Baker or Wallowa County? Would you like free transportation to medical appointments? Community Connection can provide those rides to you. We were sucessful in acquiring a Highly Rural Veterans Transportation Grant that is specific to veterans who live in rural counties, and need or want transportation to medical appointments.  If you or someone you know is interested in more information or would like to schedule a ride, please call Jodi at 541-523-6591 in Baker County and Danielle at 541-426-3840 in Wallowa County.



The ADRC has trained, professional staff to provide guided assistance to help individuals and their families with immediate needs, or help plan for the future when choosing services, and can also help them learn about local public and privately paid options.  The ADRC website is an auxiliary tool with the meat of the program being the personal, one-on-one attention.

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Union County


This service, powered by AlertSense, allows fire, police, and other emergency response agencies to issue emergency alerts to warn citizens of events such as need for immediate evacuation, crime/imminent danger, and local area emergencies. 

Since many households no longer utilize traditional land-based telephone lines, we urge all individuals and businesses in the county to register and provide your additional contact methods to ensure that we can alert you in the event of an emergency. 



Free Classes:

Did you know that Oregon Care Partners offers more than 60 free online trainings?

These classes can be taken at anytime, anywhere, providing maximum flexibility and convenience for busy caregivers. Online trainings are self-paced and most take only an hour to complete. Trainings cover many topics on Alzhemeir's and dementia care.   

Call 1-800-930-6851 if you have questions. 

The intercity bus from Joseph to La Grande, runs three days a week for your convenience. Schedules are available in the office or online. If you would like more information please call 541-426-3840.

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Mission Statement


The mission of Community Connection of Northeast Oregon, Inc. is to advocate for and assist senior citizens, children, low-income persons and persons with disabilities in attaining basic human needs and in becoming more self-sufficient.

This will be accomplished by providing direct client services; stimulating a more efficient use of existing resources; broadening the available resource base; and providing decent, safe, sanitary and affordable housing for low and moderate income persons.


NE Oregon residents with low-to-moderate incomes who seek funds for a down payment toward a home purchase are encouraged to apply to a program that Community Connection administers called the "Individual Development Account" (IDA). IDAs provide a 3-to-1 savings match. Someone who saves $1,000 and completes the program will receive an additional $3,000. Up to $12,000 total!

Transportation News

Any worries about dashing through the snow without a one-horse open sleigh? Need a ride to the meal site? We have transportation available in Wallowa County; call the office to arrange for the bus to pick you up. $1 round trip. In addition, if you are over 60 years or receiving disability, you may be eligible for discounted medical rides - local and out of the county - with our Special Transportation Program. Call Danielle at 541-426-3840 for more information and to make a reservation.

Legal Aid

Baker County

Oregon Law Center (OLC) is a non-profit law firm that gives free legal assistance to low-income individuals. OLC will provide private consultations with an attorney to elligible low-income individuals with civil legal problems. Call 1-888-250-9877 for more information.

Union County


Wallowa County

Legal Aid Services of Oregon (LASO) is a non-profit law firm that gives free legal assistance to low-income individuals. LASO provides free consultations with an attorney in La Grande or Enterprise or by telephone. Call 1-800-843-1115 or 541-276-6685 for an appointment. Find more legal information at


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Health Promotion

Disease Prevention

Powerful Tools For Caregivers

Living Well with Chronic Conditions

Chronic Pain Self Management Program

Diabetes Self-Management Program

National Diabetes Prevention Program

Call Rochelle at

for more information
or to register. 

Volunteers Needed

Medical Transportation Drivers
Meals on Wheels Drivers

Baker County Senior Center please check in the office for more information or call 541-523-6591

In Wallowa County please call 541-426-3840


Northeast Oregon Public Transit

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Entree Sponsors

are needed for


Union County call 541-963-7532

Baker County call 541-523-6591

Wallowa County call 541-426-3840

 Put your tax dollars to work and sponsor a meal at your local dining center.




Program News

Building your Budget

Baker County April 4, 2018
12pm - 2pm

Grant County April 24, 2018
12pm - 2pm

Wallowa County May 8,2018
12pm - 2pm

Homebuying Workshop

Baker County April 14, 2018
9am - 2:30pm

Grant County April 28, 2018
9am - 2:30pm

Wallowa County May 19,  2018
9am - 2:30pm

2nd Annual
Ladies Night Out

Mark you calendars and join us for a night of shopping, music and wine tasting.

We are still registering vendors. Please apply and have your registration turned in by April 1, 2018.

Community Connection
is taking names for the
Housing Rehabilitation Program




Decorative Wreaths

For Sale


Just in time for the Holidays. Visit our Facebook page for more designs.



Where Healthy Food is

Fun, Fast, Tasty and

Fits Your Budget

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Baker County Senior Center

 Exercise Classes

Tai Ji Quan Moving for Better Balance
10 am Tuesdays

Tai Chi  Movement for Better Balance
11 am Tuesdays

Stretch & Flex
Monday & Thursday
9 am

For more information please call 541-523-6591.


Community Dance

Union County Senior Center

February 24, 2018

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Music by: The Blue Mountaineers

National Do Not Call List

You can register your phone or cell phone on the do not call list by calling 1-888-382-1222 from the phone you want to register; or go to the website at:
The telemarketing and robo calls should stop once your phone number has been on the registry for 31 days.

Come join our

 Chair Exercise Class

at the Union County Senior Center  
1504 Albany, La Grande   

Monday - Wednesday - Friday          

  Arrive by 10:00 a.m.        

     For more information contact 

       Joan @ 541-663-1983              

Everyone is welcome!!!