WINCHESTER, Va. – National Lutheran Communities & Services is pleased to announce the opening of a new 17-residence neighborhood which will add traditional assisted living services to The Village of Orchard Ridge’s continuum of care.
The new assisted living services are part of Orchard Ridge’s integrated continuum of care that also encompasses in-home care, short-term rehabilitation, long-term care, and a secure memory care neighborhood for individuals diagnosed with moderate-to-advanced dementia.
Renovations to convert former independent living spaces at Orchard Ridge into the new Assisted Living Neighborhood began early in the first quarter of 2022. Orchard Ridge Executive Director John Loop says excitement has been building over these past months as the design for the new neighborhood has taken shape. “It’s a great feeling to see all of our planning and preparation come to fruition,” Loop says. “We believe we’ve created something quite exceptional here.”
The new Assisted Living Neighborhood will feature a central dining area complete with a juice and coffee bar and inviting common areas for visiting with family and enjoying new pastimes with friends.
“We believe in helping older adults thrive through support services and person-centered engagement opportunities that nourish the mind, body, and spirit,” says NLCS President and Chief Executive Officer Cyndi Walters. “We form connections that lead to holistic well-being by helping older adults imagine, experience, and engage in pursuits that fulfill their aspirations and make each day more meaningful. This provides greater choice in where and how individuals receive support, helping them live more independent and abundant lives.”
The new apartments encompass a variety of spacious and accessible floor plans ranging in size from a studio apartment up to one bedroom/one bath plus den apartment models. All are beautifully appointed with high ceilings and large windows for a bright and spacious ambiance.
The design team consists of Noelker & Hull Associates, Inc. and ARCH Consultants, Ltd.
The project was built by Howard Shockey & Sons, Inc., which built The Village at Orchard Ridge continuing care retirement community (CCRC) on 132 acres in Winchester, Virginia. The community first 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 in the Shenandoah Valley.
The Village Orchard Ridge will host an open house on Thursday, July 28, to provide tours of the new neighborhood and model residences.