Welcome to Grande Ronde Retirement Residence

Independent Living, Assisted Living

1809 Gekeler Lane La Grande, Oregon 97850

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Grande Ronde Retirement Residence

Discover Grande Ronde, A Senior Living Community in La Grande, OR.

sign outside of community that says Grande Ronde
front entranceway to community
outdoor patio with lounging bench chairs

Grande Ronde Retirement Community is a premier Independent Living and Assisted Living Community in La Grande, Oregon, that serves the city, as well as Union, Elgin, Cove, North Powder, Wallowa, Joseph, Enterprise, Summerville, Baker, Haines, Pendleton, and Hermiston. No matter where you’ve lived before, we’d be honored to have you call Grande Ronde home.

Named for a phrase often uttered by a French settler describing the area’s beauty, La Grande is a warm and cozy community just east of the Blue Mountains. It is home to Eastern Oregon University and has many local attractions such as Candy Cane Park, the Cook Memorial Library, La Grande Main Street Downtown, Morgan Lake, and miles and miles of hiking, horseback riding, and enjoying nature along snow-capped mountains.

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Awards & Recognition

Fortune Best Workplaces in Aging Services Award
2023 Great Place to Work Award Badge
Family Assets Oregon Excellence Award
2022 Pinnacle Customer Experience Award Logo

Frontier’s Award-Winning SPARK™ Program

Imagine a program specially designed for seniors that not only strives to help them reach their full potential, but also provides an opportunity to spend their days with a sense of joyful purpose. SPARK™ places ultimate focus on supporting our residents’ ideas, choices, and independence. We empower residents to create a community that speaks to them. Our staff foster the natural spark within each individual by encouraging new idea and helping to make these ideas reality.

Everyday Thriving: A SPARK Lifestyle Inspired by Montessori Methods

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Lifestyle Options

Independent Living

We offer exceptional independent living services for older adults who are capable of living on their own but enjoy the company of other older adults.

Upon moving in, you'll have access to an excellent community of other seniors and caregivers who provide everything necessary for a fun, immersive experience.

Assisted Living

Assisted living is the perfect option for older adults who need a little extra care but want to maintain a fun and social lifestyle.

After move-in, your loved one will have access to skilled caregivers who provide everything necessary for a meaningful, elevated experience.

Amenities & Events


Art Therapy

Arts and Crafts

Baking Classes

Bath Product Class


Bird Watching Group

Book Club


Car Shows

Card Writing Activity


Cocktail Classes

Coloring Day

Cooking Classes

Clubs and Resident Councils

Crazy Hat Day

Donation Drives

Dress Up Day

Eating Contests

Family Movie Night

Group Exercise Classes

Happy Hours

Holiday Celebrations

Ice Cream Outing/Social

Lunch Outings

Manicures and Pedicures

Mass Services

Men's Club

Musical Performances

Music Therapy

National Food Day Celebrations

Painting Day


Pet Therapy

Pizza Parties

Poker Night

Puzzle Night

Recognition of Residents' Birthdays

Root Beer Float Party

Sporting Event Party

Tea Parties

Technology Classes

Tie-Dying Events

Veteran's Ceremonies

Women's Group

Welcoming Committee

What's Happening

Welcoming Committee

When it comes to welcoming a new resident to our community, it’s all hands on deck! That’s why our resident-led Welcoming Committee plays such a pivotal role.

Gardening Committee

What's Happening

Gardening Committee

Gardening plays an important role in the lives of many seniors, so we offer an abundance of opportunities to plan, purchase, plant, grow, and harvest. Some meals are even served with fresh produce grown by residents themselves!

Cooking Club

What's Happening

Cooking Committee

Seniors at our community are passionate about food. That’s why we offer the opportunity for residents to support in the way that best suits them, whether it’s setting the table or assisting the Chef with a signature dessert.

"I do not often leave five-star reviews, but Grande Ronde Retirement Residence earns all five. Everyone here is compassionate and kind, yet professional and capable."

Colleen L., Daughter of Resident

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