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Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

Baker County is having its annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner, Tuesday, August 21 at the Community Connection building. Dinner will be served at 5:00pm. Volunteers who have worked in the past year are invited to attend at no charge. Please RSVP by August 15. We need the name of everyone who will be coming, not just number of people in the group.

We will be presenting the "Marian Kolb Volunteer of the Year" Award to the person who receives the best nomination from our senior customers.

If you have any questions please call us at 541-523-6591.

Wallowa County

Come join us for an evening of honoring our community's incredible volunteers! Please meet us at the Wallowa Senior Center on August 23 at 5:30 pm, for a fun night of dinner and prizes. We would also like to spend some time sharing how devoted volunteers continue to help make the work of Community Connection possible!

A bus service is available from Enterprise to Wallowa at 4:45 pm. To sign up for this service please call the office at 541-426-3840.



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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.

Pre-Service Dementia Care Training for Direct Care Staff
August 13
9 am - 4pm
Geiser Grand Hotel, Baker City

August 16
9am - 4pm
Integrated Services Building, La Grande

August 17
9am - 4pm
Wildhorse Resort and Casino, Pendleton   

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.

Volunteers needed:

Baker County
Serving Group for the 2nd Monday of the month
cashier and registrar for every Monday
Bingo cashier and caller
MOW Driver, fill-in
Call 541-523-6591

Walllowa County
Call 541-426-3840

Union County
Call 541-963-7532

Summer Shuttle
Wallowa County

The Community Connection Summer Shuttle bus service starts June 1 and runs through September 29.  The service runs 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM. Cost is $1.50 one-way or $3.00 for an all day pass. Bus schedules are available through Community Connection, local grocery stores, Winding Waters Clinic, and other businesses and locations in Joseph, Wallowa, and Enterprise. For more information please call Community Connection at 541-426-3840

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

Wallowa County

Diabetes Self-Management Program

National Diabetes Prevention Program

Wallowa County

Call Rochelle at

for more information
or to register. 




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

Veterans Home Improvement Grant Program

This grant will provide up to $15,000 for home repairs to qualified Veterans.

Typical repairs include: Ramps and other accessibility improvements such as widening doorways, grab bars and removal of other architectural barriers. Repairs can also include emergency repairs such as roofs and gutters as well as fixing substandard electrical, plumbing, siding, insulation, heating systems, water heaters and mold/rot issues.

Summer Food


August 2018

Advisory Council Meeting
August 2018


Tai Chi Volunteers

Community Connection  is looking for volunteers to be trained as Tai Chi instructors. There will be a leader training held in La Grande on August 18. This is an all-day training that will start at 9AM. Volunteers must be willing to hold a Tai Chi Class at an approved site. Classes are to be twice a week for 12 weeks. Please contact Rochelle at 541-963-3186 if you are interested in becoming a leader.

Community Connection
is taking names for the
Housing Rehabilitation Program





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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

August 25, 2018

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Music by: 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!!!