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New Horizons. Lasting Friends.

Living at Brightmore of Wilmington is independent living and more. Remaining at home is independent living, but the worries of home-maintenance and accessing the services you need may be interfering with achieving the best lifestyle possible. At The Brightmore, you increase your enjoyment of life by leaving home-ownership worries behind so that you can enjoy life to its fullest. Freed from tasks and worries, enjoy friends and family, spend more time on your passions, begin new hobbies, concentrate on improving your health, or best of all – make new friends.

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Whole-Person Wellness

Wellness is more than physical health at Brightmore of Wilmington. Our whole-person-wellness approach values overall well-being, a sense of health in mind, body and soul. Wellness programming and Life Enrichment programming work hand-in-hand to stimulate multiple aspects of health. In Brightmore’s Wellness Program, you may enjoy one of the many water classes including water aerobics, arthritis aerobic classes, or free swim. Land classes include strength training, Tai Chi, balance exercises and chair yoga. Additionally, Ageless Grace classes combine physical exercise with brain stimulation. For those interested in encouraging mental peace, meditation classes are offered.

Life enrichment opportunities compliment the Wellness Program to appeal to the other dimensions of wellness, including emotional/social, spiritual, and intellectual.

Brightmore encourages you to be the best you that you can be!

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Distinctive Dining

We all recognize how important dining is to the enjoyment of our day. Brightmore of Wilmington recognizes and responds to this aspect of life with good food and good service amidst lovely environments.

You may choose to prepare breakfast in your apartment in your own kitchen; however, if you would like the company of friends, come down to the parlor and enjoy coffee and pastries. You’ll find friends eager to join you in discussing the headlines of today’s paper or today’s exciting Brightmore activities. For lunch or dinner, choose to eat in our main dining area, The Carolina Cape. Enjoy choices of delicious entrees, vegetables, soups, salads, and desserts that are constantly changing to pertain to the season and stimulate your palate. Maybe you have a special occasion to celebrate in the evening. Join your family and friends in our private dining area, The Coastline. No cooking or clean-up for those special days. You are free to enjoy the food, the service and the fellowship of friends.


Engaging Lifestyle

Engagement and socialization are critical to aging gracefully. The community spirit at Brightmore of Wilmington offers numerous occasions for a life enriched by stimulating and engaging opportunities. If you choose to stitch or read in your private apartment, feel free. If you would rather dive into life enrichment activities, there are more than a few.

To enhance your social, emotional, and intellectual wellness, the activities programming offers a variety of socials, parties, card playing and the monthly Newcomers’ Social, complete with new friends and a glass of wine. Everyone enjoys a visit by performing artists or an excursion to an interesting location or performance. Residents at Brightmore of Wilmington are active patrons of the theater, particularly Thalian Hall. Brightmore University classes provide opportunities to explore a variety of subjects, including health, the fine arts, historical events, travel, and more.

Brightmore’s resident-lead interdenominational chapel services allow for spiritual expression. The chapel offers Catholic, protestant, and an Episcopalian service to residents, friends and family. Additionally, monthly meditation classes are also available.

Brightmore cares about you – the whole you.


Amenities and Services

At Brightmore of Wilmington, your home extends its walls outside of your apartment. With home maintenance tasks being completed by Brightmore staff, you may fill your days with the things you love to do: spending time with family and friends, even new ones; pampering yourself with a mani-pedi; exercising and staying fit; outdoor walks; a dip in the saltwater pool; reading in the library; or dining with family or friends.

Best of all, you don’t even have to go outside during inclement weather to enjoy any of it. Additionally, concierge-type services, such as scheduled transportation and dry cleaning pick up and drop off are available. You’ll have weekly housekeeping services, as well as all landscaping and maintenance handled for you, plus the peace of mind that onsite security and emergency response can provide. Brightmore of Wilmington staff is there to ensure your comfort, safety and convenience.

Amenities and Services

A full range of services is provided:

  • Weekly housekeeping including
    linen service
  • Maintenance
  • Landscaping
  • Seasonal removal of snow/leaves
  • Internal and external pest control
  • Trash removal
  • Utilities (exception of phone)
  • Life enrichment activities
  • Wellness program
  • Emergency response system
  • Scheduled transportation
  • 24-hour security
  • Daily well-person check

Amenity Areas

All under one roof, enhance your life while you escape from fending off the elements of weather.

  • Grand entry
  • Library
  • Gift and essentials shop
  • Dining room
  • Private dining room
  • Media room
  • Aquatics and Fitness Center
  • Cardio rooms
  • Chapel
  • Card/activity rooms
  • Full service salon
  • Billiard room
  • Outdoor porches


Outdoor recreational areas including:

  • Pergola
  • Outdoor seating with fire pit
  • Putting green
  • Bocce ball court
  • Walking paths
  • Garden area
  • Shuffleboard

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Brightmore of Wilmington

2324 41st Street
Wilmington, NC 28403