Thursday, October 14, 2021

The George Washington Hotel

Celebrating the Achievements of Those Over Seventy

Join us as we honor their accomplishments

Age is not a barrier to living an impactful life, and individuals in the greater Winchester area are proving this every day. The Village at Orchard Ridge—A National Lutheran Community supports personal empowerment, an active lifestyle and opportunities for unlimited engagement.

We are pleased to present the second Stellar 7 Over 70 Awards hosted by The Village at Orchard Ridge, since the inaugural event was first launched in 2019. Plans for a 2020 awards event were disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The purpose of the Stellar 7 Over 70 Awards program is to celebrate, show our appreciation and showcase the achievements of individuals aged 70 and over who are making a difference in their communities and in the lives of others. The Stellar 7 Over 70 Awards is the first awards program of its kind in the region.

Stellar 7 Over 70 Award Criteria

  • Individuals 70 years of age or older
  • Individuals must live in Winchester City, Frederick or Clarke Counties
  • Individuals currently engaged in new or long-held accomplishments in which they are achieving excellence. These achievements may be based or built on previous work or commitments, but the individual should still be actively pursuing these interests.

Nominees must meet all criteria set forth above.

The focus of the awards is not on past accomplishments or lifetime achievements. Rather, individuals should be nominated for notable accomplishments in which they are currently achieving excellence. Their achievement(s) may be occurring in one or more of the following categories:

  • Intellectual Growth
  • Fitness and Health
  • Social and Community Involvement
  • Spiritual Expression
  • Creative Engagement
  • Environmental Awareness
  • Vocational Connectivity

A nominee unveiling will be held at the Chapel at Orchard Ridge, A Center for Faith & Community Life on September 16, 2021 and the final award luncheon is planned for October 14, 2021 at the George Washington Hotel in Winchester, Virginia. Details regarding ticket sales are forthcoming and will be posted on this page. The 2021 Stellar 7 Over 70 Awards events will follow all applicable federal, state and local guidelines regarding COVID-19 prevention protocols.

For additional details or questions contact or 540-431-2801.

Nominations closed on August 6, 2021. If you have a nominee in mind, please continue to monitor this page and submit their nomination in 2022.