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Graceworks Spring Appeal

Graceworks Lutheran Services helps people experience dignity and wholeness by delivering Faithful Caring to some of the most vulnerable members of our community. In early March, I became President and CEO of Graceworks. I am humbled at the opportunity to lead so many wonderful employees in our ministry of caring. Each day, they improve the […]

5 Things to Know About Aging in Place

Today’s seniors are healthier, more active and have more choices than ever before, and many are choosing to “age in place.” As it implies, aging in place refers to the decision to remain living in your own home for as long as it makes sense to your health and well-being. And, just like all of […]

Graceworks Names New Human Resources Vice President

Centerville, Ohio (May 28, 2019) – Graceworks Lutheran Services is pleased to announce Dawn Barhorst as its new Vice President of Human Resources. Barhorst will be in charge of recruiting, benefits, training and volunteer programs. As Vice President of Human Resources, Barhorst will lead a human resources and talent team that is refocusing on employee […]

Community Living Promotes Independence for Individuals with Disabilities

It can be difficult for caregivers of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to “let go” and allow them to find a more independent lifestyle. As with any change, there is always a natural fear of the unknown. Caregivers may ask themselves questions like: Will he be able to get along on his own? Will […]

The Importance of Affordable and Accessible Housing for Older Adults

As the Baby Boomer generation ages, it’s projected that the number of Americans over the age of 65 will more than double by 2040, increasing to about 91 million. The rapid growth of the senior population means that there will be an increased need for housing options that are safe, affordable, and accessible for older […]

Graceworks Lutheran Services Named Large Business of the Year by City of Centerville

Centerville, Ohio (May 15, 2019) – On Wednesday, May 15, 2019, Graceworks Lutheran Services was named Large Business of the Year at the annual Centerville Mayor’s Breakfast. Graceworks is a nonprofit organization headquartered in Centerville, Ohio. The organization has four service lines including Bethany Village, a continuing care retirement community, Graceworks at Home that helps […]

Update: Bethany Village Employee Runs Boston Marathon

This is an update to a post from April 8, 2019. Christopher Kuntz is a Bethany Village resident care technician (RCT). When he is not at work, he likes to run. A lot. Chris recently ran and completed the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2019. He completed the race with a very respectable time of […]

What is the Value of Community Inclusion?

Everyone deserves the right to be fully included and immersed in their community and enjoy opportunities to live, learn, grow, work and socialize with others side by side. This includes older adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities, who need varying levels of support with things like transportation, shopping for groceries and clothes, and finding community […]