OUR PEOPLE

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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.

Graceworks Enhanced Living welcomes residents to new home

“I want to emphasize, this is really Ken and Esther’s home,” said Deb Lyle, Administrator, Graceworks Enhanced Living, as she welcomed guests – and new residents Ken and Esther – to a Sept. 19 celebration of the opening of a new residence for adults with intellectual disabilities in Hamilton County. The new residence shows the […]

Bethany Village resident honored by Ohio Watercolor Society

When Bethany Village resident Homer Hacker receives the Ohio Watercolor Society Jim Brower Lifetime Achievement Award on Sept. 14 in Oberlin, it will be a recognition of an artist’s unending passion for seeing and expressing the beauty in life. He will become just the third person to receive the award since its inception in 2011. Whether painting […]

Exercise at 101: Joe’s daily way of life

At 101, Joe Wanner doesn’t miss a day of exercise. See Joe’s workout video. He takes a daily one-mile walk inside Bethany Village.  He goes to the retirement community’s Fitness Center three afternoons a week to do a half-hour workout on the step machine and then upper body exercises. He does all that after his 40-minute routine […]

Senior Director of Marketing begins Leadership Dayton participation

Jackie D’Aurora, Senior Director, Marketing and Public Relations, is participating in Leadership Dayton, along with leaders from a wide variety of other organizations throughout the greater Dayton area for the next 10 months. Leadership Dayton, a program of the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce, is a premier leadership development program designed to identify, educate and motivate a […]

Bethany nurses get innovative training in Living Laboratory

When pneumonia-flu season arrives, Bethany Village nurses will be ready. About 120 Bethany nurses are getting prepared for the upcoming pneumonia season by practicing with “Mrs. B.” Mrs. B is an electronic human patient simulator in the Living Laboratory, a unique homelike environment for nursing education operated by the Nursing Institute of Wright State University on […]

Bethany residents “Make Someone Smile” this week

Dorothy likes to share her smiles with others, as she demonstrated during national “Make Someone Smile” week, July 22-26. She and other residents of the Cascade community in the Bethany Village retirement community  helped create smiley-face T-shirts for staff and residents to wear. But they didn’t stop with just circles and dots and a smile […]

Bethany Village residents bowl for national Wii record

Whether it was their first time or their 300th time, 25 Bethany Village residents joined in a national Wii bowling event on July 16. The National Senior League hoped to set a world record for the most senior Wii bowlers participating on a single day, asking Wii bowlers to roll a single game on July 16. The NSL […]