Steuben County Council on Aging • 317 S. Wayne St., Suite 1 B • Angola, IN 46703
C.O.A. Office (260)-665-8191 STAR Transportation (260)-665-9856
The Steuben County Council on Aging is a community leader in advocacy and services, including transportation, for older adults and others to empower independence and enhance well-being.
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Welcome to the Steuben County Council on Aging Community Center!!!
The Steuben County Council on Aging is staffed with dedicated people who are committed to assisting older
adults and persons with disabilities so that they are able to remain independent in the home of their choice
with dignity, thus preventing premature institutionalization.
The SCCOA is an independent, not-for-profit agency funded by: Title IIB Older Americans Act, Medicaid,
Trustees/County Commissioners, City of Angola, Churches and Civic Groups,
Steuben County United Way, Foundations & Grants, Private Donations and Fundraising.
The SCCOA acknowledges and supports the rights of all individuals and is actively involved in
serving older adults & persons with disabilities, as well as low-income families without any discrimination.
We believe all persons have the right to know what is available to help them care for themselves.
The Council on Aging staff can help provide this information to you.
We provide a wide range of information from all over Steuben County and the region.
If we can be of help, let us know — we are here to serve you!
HONORING OUR VETERANS
A love story that bloomed in the service to our Great Country.
Natalie Shepherd was recruited into the Army while in college studying ‘linguistics’. Fort Dix, NJ is where she began her basic training, then moved on to AIT—Advanced Individual Training which consists of the remainder of the total basic training period and where recruits train in the specifics of their chosen field, Natalie’s choice being Administrative Specialists. From there she was sent to Grafenwohr, Germany where she worked in the Postal Service. During her time in Germany she met Ray who had also joined the Army. Ray and Natalie became friends and then Ray left Germany and the two lost touch with one another.
Natalie also left Germany and re-enlisted and was stationed at Fort Hood, Texas. Not knowing anyone there she recalled an old letter she had received from Ray saying he had re-enlisted and was stationed at Fort Hood, so she decided to look him up. They reconnected that night and it wasn’t long until one evening her father said there was a young man at the front door to see her. It was Ray, and that spark that had ignited as friendship grew and the two were married on Veterans Day – Nov 11, 1989 at the Saint Patrick’s Cathedral at Fort Hood.
While expecting their first child in October of 1990, Ray was called to active duty in Desert Storm.
He was gone until May of 1991 at which time he got out of the service and was a Sheriff’s Deputy in Huston Texas.
That child they were expecting was a daughter named Alexis. She followed in her parents footsteps and served four years in the Army, as a Signal Communication Specialists and flew on Black Hawks in Afghanistan.
She has a son named Dusti, Ray and Natalie’s only grandson.
Alexis has a brother named Nicholas. He joined the Navy in May of 2015 as a
He is still on active duty stationed in San Diego, CA.
This is a love story of family and country. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!
Please join us Saturday November 11, 2017 at Potowatomi Inn for our "DANCING TO THE STARS AND STRIPES" Fundraising event. Go to the "SENIOR CENTER ACTIVITIES" Tab for more information