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Enhancing Lives Every Day: The Value of Activity-based Programs for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

Day programs, such as those offered by Graceworks Enhanced Living, provide a place for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to be active within their community and socialize with others, outside of a home environment. These coordinated programs give participants the independence and freedom to be themselves and pursue their interests, while at the same […]

Soaring to Success Becomes First Employee Resource Network® (ERN) In Southern Ohio; Graceworks Lutheran Services Is Proud Participant

Centerville, Ohio (June 5, 2019) – Graceworks Lutheran Services, a non-profit organization based in Centerville, Ohio is pleased to announce the creation of a new Employee Resource Network ® (ERN) and Success Coach. The ERN, which is a partnership of three local employers plus Graceworks, is the first of its kind in southwest Ohio. Called […]

Bridging Generational Divides Through Technology

In our ever-changing digital world, it can be difficult to keep up with the latest technological trends. But it can be especially frustrating for older adults, who may be learning technology for the first time. While today’s teens grew up surrounded by smartphones, wireless internet, and social networking sites, the digital world is a relatively […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

Leadership With Integrity

On March 3, 2019, Judy A. Budi officially became the eighth CEO of Graceworks Lutheran Services. After 20+ years with the organization in a wide range of capacities, Judy is well able to lead us forward as the future of healthcare and the workforce continues to evolve. Since 1926, the Graceworks vision of faithful caring […]