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The news coming out of The Village at Orchard Ridge tells the story of real progress in senior living. From home designs to health care, everything at our new community represents the most forward-thinking ideas. Please bookmark this page to keep abreast of milestones at our growing community.

 
 

The Village at Orchard Ridge Receives Five-Star Rating From CMS

June 12, 2017

Winchester, Va. – The Village Orchard Ridge—A National Lutheran Community has earned a five-star rating for Orchard Woods Health Center, the skilled nursing neighborhood at Orchard Ridge.  With this announcement, The Village at Orchard Ridge joins its sister community The...

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Study Says Virginia is Most Accommodating State for Retirement

June 7, 2017

At National Lutheran Communities & Services, we have always loved all that Virginia has to offer seniors when they retire. With two communities and our home care and home health service located in Virginia, we were confident that more people...

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The Village at Orchard Ridge Welcomes Belinda “Dee Dee” Barbour as Director of Philanthropy

May 17, 2017

Winchester, Va. – We are pleased to announce that Belinda “Dee Dee” Barbour was named the Director of Philanthropy for The Village at Orchard Ridge—A National Lutheran Community, effective May 1, 2017. A lifelong resident of Winchester, Dee Dee joins...

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Providing Comfort to Babies in the NICU

March 31, 2017

Members of the Flying Fingers knitting group at The Village at Orchard Ridge–A National Lutheran Community undertook a special project recently – knitting frontless sweaters to give to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Winchester Medical Center. Aptly named...

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National Lutheran Communities & Services Partners with American Public University to Enhance Employee Education Options

January 17, 2017

Rockville, MD- National Lutheran Communities & Services (NLCS) is partnering with American Public University (APU) so employees can take full advantage of NLCS’ tuition reimbursement program, earning an online degree or certificate from APU. NLCS values lifelong learning, not only for...

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Permanent IRA Tax Benefit for Donations

January 1, 2017

Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCD) from IRAs have been made permanent through the PATH Act of 2015. This legislation allows individuals 70 ½ or older to direct a portion or all of the annual required minimum distribution (RMD) to a charity...

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National Lutheran Awards $253,500 in Grants for 2017

December 6, 2016

National Lutheran Communities & Services’ (NLCS) Community Impact Council awarded 30 grants for the 2017 grant year, totaling $253,500. This marks the fourth year of the grant program, with a significant increase in amounts requested, number of grantees and awarded...

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Hear Us On WASH-FM!

November 18, 2016

National Lutheran Communities & Services (NLCS) is getting into the Christmas spirit with its sponsorship of 24/7 holiday music on WASH-FM 97.1 from Nov. 18- Dec. 25 and on WMZQ 98.7 on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. You'll hear on-air spots...

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The Village at Orchard Ridge Hosts Clinical Pastoral Education Interns

October 6, 2016

This fall, The Village at Orchard Ridge—A National Lutheran Community in Winchester, Va. welcomed two new interns into National Lutheran Communities & Services’ Satellite Program of Eastern Mennonite Theological Seminary’s Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) curriculum. Pastor Haley dos Santos joins...

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National Lutheran Communities & Services Becomes a Satellite Site for Eastern Mennonite Seminary’s Clinical Pastoral Education Program

June 15, 2016

Rockville, MD- Theological students from Eastern Mennonite Seminary (EMS), along with clergy and laypersons pursuing Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE), will be able to continue earning credits toward their denominational ordination requirements and/or certification as professional chaplains at National Lutheran Communities &...

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The Village at Orchard Ridge Celebrates Opening of The Engage Center

June 15, 2016

The Village at Orchard Ridge—A National Lutheran Community celebrated progress on Phase 2 expansion with a grand opening of its Engage Center on Wednesday, June 1. Orchard Ridge’s Phase 2 began in January 2015 and so far, has seen the...

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Tim Peifer Joins the National Lutheran Family as Director of Philanthropy

January 12, 2016

National Lutheran Communities & Services (NLCS) welcomes Tim Peifer as the Director of Philanthropy for The Village at Orchard Ridge—A National Lutheran Community in Winchester, Va., and The Legacy at North Augusta—A National Lutheran Community in Staunton, Va.             Peifer...

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New IRA Tax Benefit for Donations

December 22, 2015

For those aged 70 & a half or older, it is once again possible to make tax-favored charitable gifts from traditional and Roth IRA accounts. On December 18, Congress passed and the President signed legislation retroactively extending the charitable IRA rollover...

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National Lutheran Awards $221,250 in Grants to Local Organizations

December 1, 2015

National Lutheran Communities & Services’ (NLCS) Community Impact Council awarded 21 grants for the 2015-2016 grant year, totaling $221,250. This marks the third year of the grant program, with a significant increase in applicants and awarded funds throughout Maryland, Virginia,...

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TVOR Featured in Environments for Aging Design Publication

December 1, 2015

(WINCHESTER, Va.) The Village at Orchard Ridge—A National Lutheran Community (TVOR) was included in Environments for Aging’s spring 2014 design publication, published by Long-Term Living. TVOR was selected as one of 43 projects, for creating a town center and village green, surrounded by residences that...

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TVOR Supports Parkinson's Awareness

December 1, 2015

This April, millions of people around the world will recognize April as Parkinson’s Awareness Month. Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological disorder that affects nearly one million people in the United States. Although promising research is being conducted, there is...

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The Gift of an Organ for The Chapel at Orchard Ridge

December 1, 2015

The Village at Orchard Ridge—A National Lutheran Community (TVOR) is pleased to announce a major gift to The Chapel at Orchard Ridge, A Center for Faith and Community Life by one of its own residents—one that will enrich lives within...

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The Village at Orchard Ridge Partners with Winchester Chapter of The American Guild of Organists for Music Concert Series

December 1, 2015

Winchester, Va. – The Village at Orchard Ridge—A  National Lutheran Community (TVOR) in Winchester, Va., will host a series of organ recitals to be presented by members and friends of the Winchester Chapter of the American Guild of Organists on...

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Your4state.com Visits Dance Lessons at Orchard Ridge

December 1, 2015

WHAG/Your4state.com reporter, Sarah Gisriel visited The Village at Orchard Ridge during our East Coast Swing dance lessons. See the full story here: http://www.your4state.com/news/virginia/village-at-orchard-ridge-senior-living-center-residents-bloom-on-dance-floor

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The Village at Orchard Ridge Launches New Website With Informational Tools and Updated Community Offerings

December 1, 2015

WINCHESTER, Va. - The Village at Orchard Ridge (TVOR), A National Lutheran Community, today announced the launch of its new senior-friendly website. The site, which utilizes the community’s ‘Go’ theme, features interactive campus and area tours, fly-through virtual video and...

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The Village at Orchard Ridge Announces Construction Milestones

December 1, 2015

WINCHESTER, Va. - Five months after holding its groundbreaking, The Village at Orchard Ridge, A National Lutheran Community, announced today that significant construction milestones have been achieved at the new Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC). Footings, foundations and basement walls...

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The Village at Orchard Ridge Celebrates Autumn with its First Annual Fall Harvest Festival

December 1, 2015

City-wide pumpkin decorating contest held at senior-living communityWINCHESTER, Va. - In celebration of the autumn colors and aromas, The Village at Orchard Ridge (TVOR), A National Lutheran Community, hosted its First Annual Fall Harvest Festival on Friday, October 21, 2011....

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The Village at Orchard Ridge Hosts Groundbreaking Celebration

December 1, 2015

National Lutheran Communities and Services (NLCS) senior living and health care community, celebrated its groundbreaking today off of Route 50/Northwestern Pike.During the ceremony, Reformation Lutheran Church in New Market, VA, represented by Pastor Jeffrey Sonafelt, was recognized for a generous...

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The Village at Orchard Ridge Board Member Named Citizen of the Year

December 1, 2015

Mr. Jerry Kerr, a member of the board of directors of The Village at Orchard Ridge, was awarded the Citizen of the Year Award by the Top of Virginia Regional Chamber at the 93rd Annual Membership Meeting and Regional Greater...

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Senior living community receives donation for The Orchard Ridge Chapel Capital Campaign

December 1, 2015

Winchester, Va., May 19, 2011 – The Village at Orchard Ridge (TVOR) celebrated its groundbreaking today off of Route 50/Northwestern Pike. During the ceremony, Reformation Lutheran Church in New Market, Va., represented by Pastor Jeffrey Sonafelt, was recognized for a...

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The Village at Orchard Ridge on WASH-FM

December 1, 2015

National Lutheran Communities & Services (NLCS) is getting into the Christmas spirit with its sponsorship of 24/7 holiday music on WASH-FM 97.1 from Nov. 21- Dec. 25. You'll hear on-air spots for The Village at Rockville, A National Lutheran Community...

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Melissa Fortner Named Executive Director of The Village at Orchard Ridge

August 26, 2015

Winchester, Va. – The Village at Orchard Ridge—A  National Lutheran Community (TVOR) in Winchester, Va., announced Melissa Fortner as its Executive Director effective August 24, 2015.  Fortner brings 20 years of senior living experience, most recently as Vice President of...

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TVOR Receives Bond Financing for Phase 2

December 24, 2014

The Village at Orchard Ridge—A  National Lutheran Community (TVOR) in Winchester, Va., received its tax-exempt bond financing on Thursday, December 18, 2014 for approximately $67,835,000. Following such a successful opening of Phase 1, this is another milestone in advancing the...

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NLCS Receives Home Care License in VA

February 20, 2014

National Lutheran Communities & Services’ (NLCS) was granted licensure from the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Department of Health on Dec. 31, 2013 to begin providing in-home health services to seniors. myPotential at Home—A National Lutheran Service will begin its first phase of offerings...

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Orchard Ridge Partners with Eastern Mennonite Seminary

July 9, 2013

Theological students from Eastern Mennonite Seminary, along with clergy and laypersons pursuing Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) will now be able to earn credits toward their denominational ordination requirements and/or certification as professional chaplains at The Village at Orchard Ridge—A National...

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Joan Lunden Speaks at Orchard Ridge's Grand Opening Celebration

June 18, 2013

(WINCHESTER, Va.) The Village at Orchard Ridge—A National Lutheran Community (TVOR) commemorated their community-wide Grand Opening Celebration on Monday, June 17 with caregiving and wellness advocate Joan Lunden and approximately 700 guests. Lunden, the longest-running Good Morning America host, New...

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Orchard Ridge Opens Health Center

May 30, 2013

The Village at Orchard Ridge—A National Lutheran Community (TVOR) opened the doors of its on-campus health center—Orchard Woods Health Center, which offers assisted living memory care, nursing care and short-term rehabilitation services. On Tuesday, May 28 the assisted living memory...

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Job Fair at The Village at Orchard Ridge April 25!

April 23, 2013

Are you looking for a new job? If so stop by The Village at Orchard Ridge's Job Fair on Thursday, April 25, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Sales Center(320 Westside Station Drive, Winchester). You may either drop off...

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Orchard Ridge Welcomes First Residents

February 15, 2013

The Village at Orchard Ridge—A National Lutheran Community (TVOR), in Winchester, Va., welcomed its first residents on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013. Dr. Hampton and Mrs. Judy Hylton were the very first to move into their cottage at the new community,...

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Follow us on Twitter!

November 13, 2012

To learn more about what's happening within the National Lutheran Family, follow us on Twitter! @NLCSNews will be tweeting news items, project updates, events and more on behalf of all our retirement communities: The Village at Rockville (formerly the National...

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NLCS in The Virginia Lutheran

October 4, 2012

NLCS was featured in the Oct. 3 edition of The Virginia Lutheran for its senior ministry taking shape in the Shenandoah Valley. The article highlights the progress The Village at Orchard Ridge--A National Lutheran Community in Winchester, Va., and The...

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Water Booster Station Pumps to Serve as an Alternative to Proposed Water Tank

March 2, 2012

(WINCHESTER, Va.) – The Village at Orchard Ridge, A National Lutheran Community, in partnership with Silver Lake, LLC and Frederick County Sanitation Authority (FCSA) is providing a new solution to remedy the ongoing water tank discussion and ensure timely water...

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Rev. George Sims Named Director of Philanthropy at the Village at Orchard Ridge

November 18, 2011

ROCKVILLE, Md. – National Lutheran Communities & Services (NLCS) named Reverend George Sims as the Director of Philanthropy, focusing specifically on The Village at Orchard Ridge (TVOR), A National Lutheran Community, in Winchester, Va. In this position, Sims will oversee...

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The Village at Orchard Ridge Celebrates New Sales Office Grand Opening

September 1, 2011

Future residents can now experience the community’s residential options for seniorsWINCHESTER, Va.- After months of construction and renovation, The Village at Orchard Ridge (TVOR), A National Lutheran Community, announced the opening of its new sales office at 320 Westside Station...

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The Village at Orchard Ridge Receives $82 Million in Bond Financing

July 20, 2011

(WINCHESTER, Va.) – The Village at Orchard Ridge (TVOR), A National Lutheran Community in Winchester, Va., received its tax-exempt bond financing on Tuesday, July 19, 2011 for approximately $82 million. Following the groundbreaking in May, this is another milestone in...

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The Village at Orchard Ridge Appoints Executive Director John Midolo

February 23, 2011

(WINCHESTER, Va.) – The Village at Orchard Ridge (TVOR), A National Lutheran Community in Winchester, Va., announced John Midolo as its Executive Director. With an expected opening of this community in 2013, Midolo will actively be involved in its development...

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