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2018 Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) has begun.

If you haven't received LIHEAP before, and are a senior or a person with disabilities, call your local Community Connections office to see if you financially qualify and to schedule an appointment.

LIHEAP opens to the general public starting December 1, 2018.



Did you know your purcahses can make a difference? AmazonSmile donates to Community Connection of Northeast Oregon when you do your shopping at





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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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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.

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.

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


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

New Class Listed

Health Promotion

Disease Prevention

Living Well with Chronic Conditions

Chronic Pain Self Management Program

Union County Transit Hub, 2204 East Penn Ave, La Grande, Jan 11, 2019 to February 15, 2019, 2:30-5:00, click here for flyer

Encompass Home Health, 3370 10th St, Baker City, Jan 7, 2019 to Feb 25, 2019, 1:30-4:00, click here for flyer

Diabetes Self-Management Program

Union County Transit Hub, 2204 East Penn Ave, La Grande, Jan 10, 2019 to Feb 14, 2019, 9:30 -12:00, click here for flyer

Encompass Home Health, 3370 10th St, Baker City, Jan 7, 2019 to Feb 25, 2019, 9:30-12:00. click here for flyer

Wallowa Senior Center, 204 E 2nd St, Wallowa, Jan 8, 2019 to Feb 12, 2019, 11:00 -1:30. click here for flyer

National Diabetes Prevention Program

Call Kathy at

for more information
or to register. 



Northeast Oregon Public Transit

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Fresh Alliance

Fresh Alliance brings nutritious food to our neighbors in need and is a key component of Oregon Food Bank's commitment to increase the nutritional quality of the food distributed.

We work closely with local grocers and retailers to pick up donations of nutritious, perishable food.

Since its inception in 2001, Fresh Alliance has diverted more than 80 million pounds of food from waste and compost, and has been replicated by food banks across the country.

Fresh Alliance offered Monday - Friday at the Union County Senior Center, Offering fresh produce and baked goods


Program News

Would you like to provide leadership for senior citizen programs? For transportation, food bank, and emergency programs? Well then, Community Connection is looking for you! We have private-sector opening on our Board of Directors for Baker County.  If you live in Baker County, and are interested in this volunteer position, please contact Diana at 541-963-3186 x1004 for an application.


Go to our job openings page for a listing of current jobs available.

The Housing Resource Center is planning our 2019 Building Your Budget and Becoming a Rental Superstar class schedule. Please take our poll to determine what times are most convenient for classes.

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

January 26, 2019

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!!!