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NLCS Community Impact Grants Available for 2015

September 11, 2014

National Lutheran Communities & Services (NLCS) is pleased to announce the availability of Community Impact Grants for congregations and community social service organizations for the 2015 grant year. As a faith-based ministry providing an array of services for older adults, NLCS is interested in supporting the work of other non-profit organizations, including congregations and community-based programs, which address the critical needs of seniors today.

The NLCS Community Impact Advisory Council will award up to ten grants in 2014 to organizations having both the desire and the passion to enhance the lives of older adults.  Grants generally will be in the range of $10,000 to $15,000, in 2014; however, more or less may be awarded depending on the merits of a successful proposal. For more information regarding the submission of grant proposals, including the application form, timeline, recipient eligibility and grant reporting requirements, visit www.nationallutheran.org/impactgrants.

TVOR’s Executive Director John Midolo Appointed to VANHA Board

September 04, 2014

(WINCHESTER, Va.)  The Village at Orchard Ridge—A National Lutheran Community’s (TVOR) Executive Director John Midolo was appointed to the Virginia Association of Nonprofit Homes for the Aging (VANHA) Board of Directors. Midolo, an active member of the statewide organization since 2011, will serve a three-year term.

VANHA represents the interests of not-for-profit facilities serving older adults in Virginia by advocating for and educating its members through the ongoing development of an effective association. The organization is comprised of not-for-profit retirement housing facilities, adult care residences, nursing homes, and continuing care retirement communities. Facilities are sponsored by a variety of religious, fraternal, public, and private organizations dedicated to providing quality care and services to older adults.

“We are elated to welcome John Midolo to the Board of Directors.  With more than 25 years of executive health care experience, he will bring a wealth of knowledge to the leadership team,” VANHA President Sandee Levin said. “His upbeat personality and ability to listen, then respond thoughtfully is such a delight.”

Midolo shares in the enthusiasm and looks forward to the opportunities for increased advocacy.

“It is an honor to serve and represent the interests of all seniors at the Virginia State level to ensure that their wants, needs and desires are met,” Midolo said. “As part of the National Lutheran family, the tradition of service runs strong and I hope to continue that tradition in my capacity on the Board. I look forward to advancing VANHA’s efforts in meeting the needs of future generations.”

About The Village at Orchard Ridge (TVOR)

The Village at Orchard Ridge—A National Lutheran Community 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 in-home health services, assisted living memory care, and nursing care options and short-term rehabilitation. Currently, The Village at Orchard Ridge is in pre-sales for its Phase II expansion, which will include additional independent living apartments and cottages, a wellness center with an indoor pool, and the expansion of dining areas and skilled nursing. Construction is expected to be completed late 2016. For more information, visit www.thevillageatorchardridge.org.

About The Virginia Association of Nonprofit Homes for the Aging (VANHA)

The Virginia Association of Nonprofit Homes for the Aging (VANHA) is a statewide organization of not-for-profit retirement housing facilities, adult care residences, nursing homes, and continuing care retirement communities. Facilities are sponsored by a variety of religious, fraternal, public, and private organizations dedicated to providing quality care and services to the elderly. For more information, visit www.vanha.org 

NLCS’ Chief Financial Officer Named to LeadingAge Maryland Board

July 03, 2014

Rockville, MD- National Lutheran Communities & Services’ (NLCS) Chief Financial Officer Michael Brady was selected to join LeadingAge Maryland’s Board of Directors on January 23. Brady will serve a three-year term as the exclusive financial expert among the directors for the charitable organization.

LeadingAge Maryland was established in April 2012 as a community of not-for-profit aging services providers working together to shape the future of aging in the state of Maryland. The association represents a strong and undiluted voice that effects change and advocacy in policy, education and public arenas. Due to its new establishment, the Board’s primary focus will be to support and help govern senior leadership as they work towards continued growth and greater advocacy.

“We are pleased to welcome Michael Brady to the Board of Directors.  Mike brings a firm commitment to not-for-profit organizations working together to expand the possibilities for aging in Maryland,” LeadingAge Maryland President and CEO Jill Schumann said. “His knowledge of financial issues will be of particular value to both the Board and LeadingAge Maryland members.”

Brady noted that being in the Washington D.C. area provides opportunities for national advocacy.

“The LeadingAge Board is seeking to build relationships and expand the educational element across all departments in aging services,” Brady said. “As part of NLCS’ leadership team, one of the organizational goals is to be a role model within the industry. I look forward to sharing my knowledge and helping mold LeadingAge Maryland where I can.”

 

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 and services in Maryland and Virginia.

Other communities sponsored by NLCS include The Village at Rockville in Rockville, Md., a continuing care retirement community that offers independent living, rehabilitation, respite, assisted living, 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; 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; The Village at Orchard Ridge in Winchester, Va., a new continuing care retirement community that opened in Feb. 2013. For more information about any of our communities, visit www.nationallutheran.org

About LeadingAge Maryland

LeadingAge Maryland is a community of not-for-profit aging services organizations serving residents and clients through continuing care retirement communities, senior housing, assisted living, nursing homes and home and community based services. The association represents a strong and undiluted voice for not-for-profits in policy, education and public arenas. For more information, visit www.leadingagemaryland.org

Annapolis Named in Forbes Top 25 Places to Retire

June 23, 2014

Annapolis has been deemed one of the top 25 Great Places to Follow Your Passions in Retirement by Forbes. The city is dominated by the Chesapeake Bay—surrounded by three sides of water—and is well known for its recreational boating. We think Annapolis is a great place to retire too. It’s the home of our next continuing care retirement community, The Village at Crystal Spring—A National Lutheran Community (TVCS). Whether your passion is photography, learning to sail or discovering your inner artist, all of those interests and more can be pursued at TVCS.

Forbes identified seven categories focusing on personal leisure-time interests. The categories included arts, fine dining, lifetime learning, volunteering, outdoor activities on water, outdoor activities on land, and golf. According to Forbes’ article, they canvassed statistical databases and previously published assessments by enthusiasts, then evaluated them with internal metrics. Annapolis was chosen, among the likes of Traverse City, Mich., Asheville, N.C. and Austin, Texas.  

TVCS will be the anchor to a planned mixed-use development located at Forest Drive and Spa Road—pending approval by the Maryland Department of Aging. The community will offer seniors a variety of residential, lifestyle and health care options, several dining venues, hotel-style amenities, a chapel, and a health care center with private rooms. Future residents and their families will also enjoy various retail amenities and a shared Village Green within Crystal Spring Annapolis.

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NLCS' Newest Community Featured in Environments for Aging Design Publication

May 27, 2014

(WINCHESTER, Va.) The Village at Orchard Ridge—A National Lutheran Community (TVOR) was included in Environments for Aging’s spring 2014 design publication, published by Long-Term Living. TVOR was selected as one of 43 projects, for creating a town center and village green, surrounded by residences that created an environment conducive for seniors to thrive.  

Long-Term Living is a senior living industry publication that reaches more than 28,000 professionals, including CEOs, Executive Directors, and association members. Each spring they feature a special publication, Environments for Aging, selecting projects from across the nation that address design issues and trends related to the needs of the entire aging population—from nursing home residents to active seniors. A panel of 22 judges compromised of architects, interior designers, providers, regulators, consultants, and researchers determine the awardees.

The two-page spread features interior and exterior photographs of the community and highlights the various attributes that led to the selection. The judges were impressed by TVOR’s ability to work with a challenging site and capitalize on buildable areas.

“The primary organizational feature for TVOR was creating a town center and green space encircled by a variety of senior living residences including market rate and rental options,” Partner at RLPS Architects and TVOR’s lead architect Craig Kimmel shared. He continued to explain the innovative design concepts that contributed to the selection by the panel. “Much like a traditional town, most of the community spaces are on the first floor with apartments on the upper floors. For the homes along the entry drive, we raised the front porches and moved the garages behind the homes, and kept the focus on the pedestrian-friendly streetscape. One distinctive aspect of this community is the small house concept which pairs a 10-bed skilled nursing care house and an 18-bed memory care house, maintaining the desired residential scale and offering operational efficiencies.”

 

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 in-home services, memory care, and skilled nursing for both long-term care and short-term rehabilitation. Currently, The Village at Orchard Ridge is in pre-sales for its Phase II expansion, which will include additional independent living apartments and cottages, a wellness center with an indoor pool, and the expansion of dining areas and skilled nursing. Construction is expected to be completed mid-2016. 
For more information, visit www.thevillageatorchardridge.org

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 and services in Maryland and Virginia.

Other communities sponsored by NLCS include The Village at Rockville in Rockville, Md., a continuing care retirement community that offers independent living, rehabilitation, respite, assisted living, 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 www.nationallutheran.org

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