President William and First Lady Nellie Taft come to life at Bethany Village

Actors William and Sue Wills brought President William Howard Taft and First Lady Nellie Taft to life at Bethany Village before residents and invited guests on June 20 and 21. “Theodore Roosevelt, my good friend and mentor …” President Taft’s character begins one recollection and his wife sharply finishes the thought: “… who stabbed you […]

Bethany chef is a master of yummy treats: takes a medal in 2013 Banana Split Festival

Chef Eric Williams of Bethany Village took home the second-place medal in the 2013 Banana Split Festival on June 8 with the yummy treat in the photo below. The Banana Split Festival celebrates the invention of the banana split in a Wilmington, Ohio, drug store in 1907. The festival invites some of the area’s best […]

Bethany makes UD homecoming wish come true

Bethany Village staff helped make a wish come true for resident George Zimmerman this spring with a return to visit the University of Dayton music department, where he was a beloved music professor for many years. “He has left a legacy there and several professors remember him,” said Liz Crombie, Bethany Village Music Therapist and a […]

Want good exercise? Go dig in your garden, says Bethany Village fitness expert

You can walk, work and play your way to fitness. What better way than by gardening? Every day, Bethany Village Exercise Physiologist Craig Cole advises residents how to use the well-equipped fitness center in the retirement community to maximum effect for healthy living. But gardening can also yield great fitness results, he says, particularly for […]

Bethany Village hosts innovative program: Reducing Disability in Alzheimer’s Disease

Graceworks at Home and Bethany Village retirement community are working with the Alzheimer’s Association to help persons with memory challenges on an innovative program called Reducing Disability in Alzheimer’s Disease (RDAD). You, or a family member or friend with memory challenges, are welcome to participate (enrollment information below). “We did this exercise together at home […]

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 […]