The Village at Orchard Ridge Named 2018 Best Large Business of the Year by Top of Virginia Regional Chamber of Commerce

February 8, 2019

The purpose of the Greater Good Awards is to celebrate outstanding individuals and businesses for contributions they make to the quality of life and economic stability of the region through genuine community commitment, dedication to excellence, and ethical and creative business practices.

The Village at Orchard Ridge’s mission to residents past, present and future has been reinforced with this recognition, strengthening commitment to serve residents and citizens of the Shenandoah Valley.

The Village at Orchard Ridge was honored at the Top of Virginia Regional Chamber of Commerce Greater Good Awards ceremony on Friday January 25, 2019, at the Clarion Inn in Winchester Virginia. Executive Director, Melissa Fortner accepted the award on behalf of The Village at Orchard Ridge. In her acceptance speech, Fortner gratefully acknowledged residents, community vendors and sponsors, as well as other local resources, without whom this award would not have been possible.

“I sincerely thank The Top of Virginia’s Regional Chamber for recognizing The Village at Orchard Ridge at a level that we can proudly hold up this award as a milestone achievement and mark of our continued growth and commitment to service and excellence within the greater Shenandoah Valley,” said Fortner. “I assure you that my team and I will continue to champion this accomplishment as a measure of continued success within our community. Thank you especially to our residents, team members, donors, sponsors and colleagues who have supported our mission over the course of the past five years. The best is yet to come!”

The Village at Orchard Ridge in Winchester, Va., is a 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 in-home services, assisted living memory care, and skilled nursing for both long-term care and short-term rehabilitation.

With 128-years’ experience, National Lutheran Communities & Services honors, inspires and supports choice and opportunity in service to seniors. Based in Rockville, MD, NLCS is a faith-based, not-for-profit ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s (ELCA) Delaware-Maryland, Metropolitan Washington, D.C. and Virginia Synods, serving people of all beliefs.

Entities sponsored by National Lutheran include myPotential at Home in Winchester VA, and Rockville, MD; The Village at Rockville in Rockville, MD; The Legacy at North Augusta in Staunton, VA; The Village at Orchard Ridge in Winchester, VA; Impact1890, and The Village at Providence Point in Annapolis, MD, subject to Maryland Department of Aging approval.

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