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At Graceworks, our people make the difference. Enjoy these articles about our staff, residents, and volunteers that help us fulfill our mission of Faithful Caring for people in challenging and changing circumstances.

Pastor Celebrates 50 Years

On August 23, Pastor Larry Hoffsis will celebrate 50 years of ordained ministry. Hoffsis currently serves as Mission Integration Consultant at Graceworks Lutheran Services, a position he’s held since 2002. Pastor Hoffsis attended Capital University in Columbus, graduating in 1959. His education continued at Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, finishing in 1963. He traveled abroad, […]

Marketing Director Graduates Leadership Dayton

Jackie D’Aurora, Senior Director of Marketing and Public Relations for Graceworks Lutheran Services, graduated from Leadership Dayton, on June 11, 2014. Jackie participated in the program for the past 10 months along with 49 other leaders from a wide variety of other organizations throughout the greater Dayton area. The 2014 graduating class worked on an […]

Centerville students recognized as Bethany volunteers

Centerville High School students in the Integrated Transition Options Program (ITOP) were thanked for their volunteer service during an appreciation lunch on May 9 at Bethany Village. Graceworks  President and CEO Bill Serr, along with Centerville City Schools superintendent Dr. Tom Henderson, also attended the event. ITOP has been partnering with Bethany Village Volunteer Services […]

Graceworks at Home honors their compassionate nurses

Today Graceworks at Home celebrated the dedication and hard work of their homecare nurses through camaraderie and a delicious breakfast. They enjoyed waffles with a wide selection of fruit and nuts for toppings. Bonnie Smith, Graceworks at Home Administrator states “Homecare, and the nurses that work in homecare are uniquely special. As a nurse you […]

Graceworks Celebrates Volunteers

Graceworks held many volunteer appreciation events in every service line during the month of April. Some of the highlights include an event at Good Shepherd in Greenfield, Indiana (Housing Services) where the Mayor spoke about volunteering and an event for the Senior Companion program where a comic entertained the crowd. Several Bethany Village residents are […]

Music Therapy visited by University of Dayton and WHIO Media

Bethany Village had the opportunity to showcase our Music Therapy program and our collaboration with the University of Dayton recently.  We had the pleasure of showcasing our program this morning when a TV news crew from Channel 7 filmed the students and our residents enjoying the music.  UD Music Therapy students complete their required clinical […]

Honoring National Social Workers Month

We would like to take this time to acknowledge our wonderful staff of our social workers. Our social workers provide services across the Bethany Village continuum of care and Housing services, helping to effectively and compassionately assist our residents through the phases of aging or other difficult life challenges in a way in which their […]

Bethany Village Nursing Care Mentors Program

While the on-boarding of new staff Resident Care Technicians (RCT) receive extensive training. Karen Webb, Nursing Orientation Coordinator, recognized that new employees could use further support and assistance after they start working. She felt that they could use a helpful hand to further welcome them onto the care team as well as ramp up their already […]