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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 care neighborhood welcomed its first residents, featuring 14 private suites, two double-occupancy suites, a memory garden that facilitates outdoor strolls and stimulation in a secure environment, along with a salon and common spaces.  Amenities include daily housekeeping, laundry, transportation services, all meals and life enrichment activities. The nursing care and short-term rehabilitation neighborhood of Orchard Woods Health Center will open at the end of the summer.  

“The core concept of a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) is that residents have access to health care amenities should they ever need them.  At TVOR, we strive to preserve independence and choice by bringing health care services to a resident in the comfort of their residence on campus,” Executive Director John Midolo said. “Orchard Woods Health Center will provide more intensive health care services in a residential setting. It truly means that services are rendered in a space where all residents experience a home-like atmosphere, rather than an institutional setting.”

Residents began moving into TVOR in February 2013, with more than 200 residents currently calling TVOR home. The opening of the Chapel in May will mark the completion of phase one’s construction.  A free, community-wide Grand Opening Celebration that is open to the public will occur on Monday, June 17, 2013 at 2 p.m. featuring caregiving and wellness advocate Joan Lunden.


About The Village at Orchard Ridge (TVOR)
The Village at Orchard Ridge in Winchester, Va., is a new continuing care retirement community (CCRC) on 132-acres in the Shenandoah Valley. The community opened in February 2013 and offers independent living cottage homes and apartments with home-based assisted services, assisted living memory care, and coming soon—nursing care options and short-term rehabilitation. For more information, visit

About National Lutheran Communities & Services (NLCS)
Based in Rockville, Md., NLCS is a not-for-profit, faith-based ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s (ELCA) Delaware-Maryland, Metropolitan Washington, D.C. and Virginia Synods, serving people of all beliefs. NLCS provides seniors with a variety of lifestyle, residential and health care options through retirement communities in Maryland and Virginia.

Other communities sponsored by NLCS include its flagship community The Village at Rockville (formerly the National Lutheran Home) in Rockville, Md., offering independent living, assisted living, short-term rehabilitation, respite, extended nursing care, hospice, and coming soon, memory support; The Legacy at North Augusta in Staunton, Va.,an independent living rental community offering assisted living services; and The Village at Crystal Spring in Annapolis, Md., a new continuing care retirement community – subject to Maryland Department of Aging approval – which will serve as the centerpiece of a multi-generational residential and mixed-use project. For more information about any of our communities, visit


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