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Holiday Reminiscing at The Commons

December 24, 2020

The Grinch posing by the treeeEveryone knows the story of the Grinch and how he attempted to steal Christmas. This week, the Grinch attempted to break into The Commons and steal some of our Christmas spirit.

Our residents were prepared with Nerf guns and did some Grinch target shooting. We are happy to report that the Grinch has officially found his Christmas spirit with the help of our residents! He even stopped to pose for Christmas pictures with residents and staff afterwards. Happy Holidays!

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Holiday Reminiscing at Parkalay way

December 23, 2020

Holiday Reminiscing is one of our favorite activities on Paraklay Way with our Reminiscing Programs. Reminiscence Programs consist of sharing life experiences, memories and stories from the past. Often people with dementia lose short-term memory, but they are still able to recall older memories. This week we encouraged residents to share some holiday memories. We …Read More…

Celebrating Holiday Traditions !

December 15, 2020

Brightmore of Wilmington is Celebrating Holiday Traditions ! Brightmore has many holiday traditions as the season begins. We start the season with two full days of decorating our beautiful community to the fullest. This year we have a new outside courtyard that is decorated with live greenery, outside lights and a Christmas tree! One of …Read More…

Making New Memories for Christmas!

December 11, 2020

The holidays look different this year, but they are definitely NOT cancelled! Instead, we are using this opportunity to make new memories. Residents and staff at The Commons are starting some new traditions that we can’t wait to share with you! This past week we set up a socially distant Christmas photo booth, and our …Read More…

Giving Back Means Even More this Holiday Season!

December 10, 2020

Giving Back Means Even More this Holiday Season! This year our Needlework and Craft Groups from Brightmore Independent Retirement Community were to hold their 9th Annual Holiday Craft Bazaar where 100% of the proceeds go to a local ministry. Due to COVID, we were unable to do this. We still wanted to be able to …Read More…

Oh, Christmas Tree!

December 9, 2020

The Kempton Assisted Living has an Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. This year was a little different with social distancing and masks. Look at the excitement in the eyes of the residents. Our talented resident, Bettie Morrow, played Christmas carols on the piano. The residents enjoyed a sing-along .Candy canes and Christmas necklaces were passed around. …Read More…

Fresh Air and Exercise: A Great Combination

October 15, 2020

Since the start of Covid, residents at The Kempton have been having “Sit and Stretch” exercise class without their normal instructor, Paula; and, they have missed her greatly. Recently, she was able to come and lead an exercise class outdoors. The weather was lovely, and everyone enjoyed having Paula back! We will be looking forward …Read More…

Make Your Own Fall Owl Door Decoration!

October 7, 2020

The residents of Brightmore Independent Living definitely got in the spirit of the Fall Seasonas they thoroughly enjoyed creating a whimsical Fall-colored Owl for their doors yesterday! No experience was needed and each owl had its own personality by the time the resident was finished! Directions: Purchase Owl Cutout, Fall leaves and Fall Sunflowers from …Read More…

Festive Fall

September 25, 2020

Brightmore has been waiting for some beautiful Fall weather, and the first day of Autumn did not fail us at 72 degrees! It was a perfect day to enjoy a fall snack of apples and caramel…a reminder of the many times some of our residents traveled to the NC Mountains just to stop at an …Read More…

National Assisted Living Week celebrated at The Kempton

September 18, 2020

The theme for this year’s National Assisted Living Week at The Kempton was “Caring is Essential”. They kicked it off on Monday with a special brunch for lunch. The menu included made to order omelets, pancakes, bacon, breakfast potatoes, fruit medley and assorted scones. In addition, the residents received mimosas and a special “Caring is …Read More…

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2324 41st Street
Wilmington, NC 28403