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!
COUNCIL ON AGING ANNUAL
Dancing with the Stars and Stripes
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 11, 2017
POTAWATOMI INN-LAKE JAMES BALLROOM
TICKETS ARE $40.00/person &
$50.00/person AFTER November 1st
THERE WILL BE A VERY SPECIAL TRIBUTE
TO HONOR OUR AREA VETERANS
If you would like to be a sponsor, make a donation or buy tickets
Please contact Steuben County Council on Aging:
317 S. Wayne St. Suite 1-B
Angola, IN 46703
we are having a year-long tribute to the
Veterans of Steuben County
We are inviting everyone to share a story/picture
of a veteran you know.
Each month all year, one veteran will be recognized in our monthly newsletter, on our Facebook page and our Website.
Call 665-8191, Email: Ktreadwell@steubencoa.org or stop in the office at 317 S. Wayne Street Suite 1-B for more information.
The willingness of America's veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.
Many, many thanks.
HONORING OUR VETERANS
SPC Dean Sutton United States Army
SPC Dean Sutton was nominated by Anita Dierkes. I had the honor of meeting and talking with
this very polite, friendly, and in my opinion, what seemed to be a quiet man in his apartment at
Cameron Woods. Specialist Sutton was born in Steuben County in 1931, was drafted by the
US Army in 1954 at the age of 23 after graduating from Purdue University with an Engineering
Degree. SPC Sutton served 8 total years. He explained it as 2 years active duty, 3 years ready
reserve and 3 years standby. He attended 8 weeks basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri,
8 weeks Combat Engineer Training, and another 7 weeks at “Fort Bel” (Fort Belvoir) Virginia for
Water Supply training.
When asked what the worst part about his experience was, he stated being separated from his
family. SPC Sutton was just married at the time of his draft, so he left behind a new bride. I asked
him about his living conditions at the various places he was stationed. In the US they were “standard
barracks”, he spent 16 months in La Rochelle, France, where he said the living conditions were basically “shacks”. At the time he was stationed in France, there was the communist Influence that did not care for the troops being there, but the French people were okay and understood why they were there. He was reunited with his wife while in France, where they were able to have a place to live off post. They were able to travel to southern France and Paris while there.
SPC Sutton and his (then expecting) wife left France, went to Germany, boarded a flight to New York City to Fort Hamilton where they spent the night and got on a train headed back to Indiana, thus ending his Military tour of duty. After a short stay back in Indiana, he returned to his job in Niagara Falls where he spent 13 years, then to Ohio where he retired in 1996. In 2004 he moved back to his Native hometown in Angola, Indiana and moving to Cameron Woods in 2011. He is currently a Member of the American Legion, and keeps in contact with a fellow Service member from Topeka. Specialist Dean Sutton received a Good Conduct Medal and a National Defense Service Medal while serving his country.
THANK YOU SPECIALIST SUTTON FOR YOUR COMMITMENT, SERVICE AND DEDICATION TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!!