Celebrating the Achievements of Those Over Seventy

Age is not a barrier to living an impactful life, and individuals in our community 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 inaugural  Stellar 7 Over 70 Awards program in order 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 greater Winchester area.

Please join us in celebrating those who demonstrate that it is never too late to make a lasting impact by generously giving their time and talents to benefit others. Be a part of this rewarding experience by nominating a deserving individual today!

What are the requirements?

  • 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.

How are the awardees selected?

To nominate a deserving individual, please complete and submit a nomination packet. Please be specific and use examples that illustrate the nominee’s notable achievements 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

Nominees will be announced at a reception at The Chapel at Orchard Ridge—A Center for Faith and Community Life, on October 10, 2019. Final winners in each category will be revealed at a ticketed awards luncheon at The George Washington Hotel on November 7, 2019.

For consideration, nominations must be received by Friday, August 30, 2019. Please note to avoid conflicts of interest and ensure a level playing field, team members of National Lutheran Communities & Services or its entities are ineligible to participate in the nomination process.


For additional details or questions contact stellar7over70@thevillageatorchardridge.org or 540-431-2793.

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