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.

Bethany Resident Hosts Art Show

Homer Hacker’s art career led him from his home in Dayton to the White House, as one of the Dayton area’s most distinguished artists. As he prepared an exhibit at Bethany Village this week, he said he has come to see his purpose. Whether painting a landscape, a quaint country house, or portrait of an […]

Graceworks manager lends voice to Leaders are Readers

Gloria Hurwitz, Manager, Resource Development, represented Graceworks in the Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley’s Radio Reading Service Leaders are Readers 2013 Spring event, June 24. She joined a number of area business Leaders to visit our broadcast studio during the event time to lend their voices in support of the Radio Reading Service. Radio Reading […]

Deb Lyle of Graceworks graduates from Leadership Dayton

Deb Lyle, Administrator, Graceworks Enhanced Living, graduated from Leadership Dayton, on June 12, 2013. Deb participated in the program for the past 10 months along with leaders from a wide variety of other organizations throughout the greater Dayton area. “As part of the Leadership Dayton process, I am now serving on the board for the […]

Bethany Village resident wins invitational spelling bee

When the pressure was on, the incontrovertible evidence was in: Bethany Village resident Carol Lancaster really knows how to spell. She spelled “incontrovertible” and then “infinitesimal” to win St. Leonard’s First Invitational Spelling Bee on May 24. “Even though I was privileged to receive the trophy, the win belongs to our whole team, as we all worked […]

Bethany Village honors those who served

Ten veterans will board an Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. to visit war memorials, courtesy of the Bethany Village senior living community in Centerville. Bethany Village paid to sponsor the flights for 10 veterans “to honor our community members who served our country,” said Jackie D’Aurora, Senior Director, Marketing and Public Relations for Graceworks Lutheran […]

Veteran recalls those who served, sacrificed for ‘our cause’

“Our cause was independence, liberty and freedom. That cause prevails yet today.” As Memorial Day approaches, Marion Hoffman recalls those who flew with him, survived POW camp with him, those who came back from war and all who made the supreme sacrifice throughout the years for “our cause.” “We lost four good men that day,” says […]

Centerville students recognized as Bethany volunteers

Centerville High School students in the Integrated Transition Options Program (ITOP) were thanked for their service during a volunteer appreciation luncheon on May 17 at Bethany Village. ITOP has been partnering with Bethany Village Volunteer Services since 1995 in providing career exploration and job training opportunities for students. ITOP students contribute between 600 and 1,000 […]

Bethany Resident Richard Neff Is United Way Volunteer of the Month

April 2012 Friends at Home volunteer and Bethany Village resident Richard Neff is the United Way Volunteer of the Month! Richard Neff lives united by being a friend. Volunteer Connection is proud to announce Richard Neff as the Community Volunteer of the Month. Richard is a volunteer Friendly Visitor with the Friends at Home program. […]