Think to Move, Move to Think

The prevalence of cognitive impairment continues to grow as our population is able to live longer but increasingly becomes more sedentary. The increases of mild cognitive impairment and dementia (Alzheimer’s disease included) are becoming societal concerns. Vast amounts of research are being dedicated to understanding what causes cognitive impairments, what markers to look for in […]

New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthier You

The promise of a new year often brings optimism and good intentions. Those good intentions usually lead to New Year’s Resolutions. The residents at Bethany Village, with the help of the Village Center Fitness Center staff, are working on some health resolutions of their own. Because the resolutions are good for anyone at any age, […]

Community Care Programs Earn Accreditation

Graceworks Lutheran Services Community Care programs (Consumer Credit Counseling Service, Eaton Once Around Shop, Preble County Emergency Assistance, and Senior Companion Program of Dayton and Miami Valley) recently earned its sixth four-year accreditation from the Council of Accreditation (COA). The accreditation is approximately a 12 – to – 18 month process where each program undergoes […]

ABC 22 and Fox 45 News features CCCS

Consumer Credit Counseling Service was recently featured during a special report on ABC 22 and Fox 45 News.  The feature highlighted debt reduction and management services.  Four counselors were present to take viewers’ calls during the broadcast. Due to a great public response and a high number of calls during this broadcast and afterwards, ABC […]

Microclinic Program impacts residents’ health

St. Paul Trinity Community partnered with the Mason County Kentucky Health Department to host a unique program from Microclinic International. The Microclinic Program is based on the idea of “contagious health”. This fun and free sixteen week program encourages a healthy living lifestyle. The program presents health education on a variety of topics each week […]

Graceworks golf outing raises more than $37,000

More than $37,000 was raised during the 17th annual Graceworks golf outing, held July 17, 2015 at the Golf Club at Yankee Trace. Funds raised will benefit Graceworks Lutheran Services, based in Centerville, Ohio. Graceworks provides residential and community services for older adults and persons who have disabilities or financial challenges, in more than 50 […]

CCCS helps 72-year-old senior save her home

Lutheran Services in America is featuring senior services success stories. They recently featured Graceworks and Consumer Credit Counseling Service. The story initiative is part of the 2015 White House Conference on Aging.   CCCS helps 72-year-old senior save her home June* (not client’s actual name) recently went through a divorce which caused a lot of […]

Annual Delegates Meeting Held

Each spring, Graceworks Lutheran Services invites member congregations to the campus of Bethany Village for an annual meeting of the delegate body. Graceworks currently has 43 member congregations. Board Chair Jeff Teeters presided over the business portion of the meeting which included the approval of minutes and voting on new board members. Board members Ron Long […]