Summer Session 2018 – Brightmore University Series, Classes and Events


Saturday, May 12th, 2018 at 10:00 – 3:00 PM
“Turquoise & Jewelry Show”
Presented by: Bill Conway, C & C Turquoise Traders

Explore this collection of native turquoise and contemporary sterling silver and beaded jewelry as you learn more about the earth’s beautiful mineral treasures from an expert.
Location: Brightmore Fitness Center, 2324 South 41st Street
RSVP: BY Friday, May 11th.


Thursday, May 24th, 2018 at 2:00 PM
“Mrs. Hudson’s Olympic Triump”: Book Review & Signing: Author Series Part 1
Presented by:  Barry Brown, Author of The Mrs. Hudson of Baker Street Series

Join Mrs. Hudson and her colleagues, Holmes and Watson on an adventure to the Olympics and the mysteries surrounding a murder and a missing Ambassador. Book signing will follow.
Location:  Brightmore Independent Living Fitness Center, 2324 South 41st Street
RSVP by Wednesday, May 23rd   


Thursday, May 31st, 2018 at 2:00 PM
“Are You A Good Steward of Your Medicare?”: Guard Your Card…Protect Your Benefits
Presented by:  Stephanie Bias, Program Coordinator, NC Senior Medicare Patrol Program,
Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP),
NC Department of Insurance

Are you prepared to receive your new Medicare card?  Do you know the steps to take to ensure your new Medicare Beneficiary Identification Number is protected? Join us for a conversation focusing on the importance of the 2018 changes to your Medicare identifying information and how to protect yourself from Medicare Fraud!   
RSVP: BY Tuesday, May 29th.




Monday, June 4th, 2018 at 2:00 PM
“Operation Protect Veterans and Your Family”
Presented by: Members of The AARP Fraud Watch Network

“America’s Veterans have a new enemy: scammers offering to update military information, VA Loan Modifications, Advanced Cash for future pension/benefits, and opportunities to donate to a charity raising money for disabled veterans.  Join us and learn of consumer protection tools and preventions to protect military veterans and their family from FRAUD.  
Location: Brightmore Independent Living, 2324 South Forty-First Street
RSVP BY: Friday, June 1st


Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 at 2:00 PM
“A Final Broadside”: Book Review & Signing:  Author Series Part 2
Presented by: Buddy Worrell, Author

In the review of this military thriller, an American born during the Pearl Harbor attack, must rely on his paranormal skills, a retired battleship and a ghostly crew to stop a modern day international criminal and his evil plot. Book signing will follow.   
Location: Brightmore Independent Living, 2298 South Forty-First Street
RSVP BY: Monday, June 11th 


Thursday, June 28th, 2018 at 6:00 – 9:00 PM
4th Annual “Salute to the Troops Concert & Dance”: A FREE Pre-4th of July Event!
Presented by: Brightmore, Wilmington Funeral & Cremation & Liberty Hospice

Join us for The Andrew Thielen Big Band of Myrtle Beach performing Big Band, Jazz & Patriotic music favorites, a Picnic-style buffet with desserts and non-alcoholic beverages, plus more! Proceeds from adult beverages and raffle tickets sales benefit The Wilmington Parkinson’s & Lewy Body Support Group through The Parkinson’s Association of the Carolina’s.
Location: Brightmore Independent Living, 2324 South Forty-First Street
RSVP: BY: Monday, June 25th    




Monday, July 9th, 2018 at 2:00 PM
“Life Isn’t Perfect, But My Lipstick Is!:” Book Review & Signing:  Author Series Part 3
Presented by: Diane Pascoe, Author & Humorist

Enjoy this intro into a compilation of short stories that will make you chuckle, laugh out loud and think!  All stories are relatable and are based on real-life situations experienced by the author at some time in her life.  Book signing will follow.
Location: Brightmore Independent Living, 2324 South Forty-First Street
RSVP: BY: Friday, July 28th


Tuesday, July 17th, 2018 at 2:00 PM
“Bio-Field Tuning”: Pathways to True Solutions
Presented by: Eileen Rainier, Cert Practitioner, Transformation & Empowerment Coach

Learn about the unique, non-medical therapeutic method of Bio-field Tuning that uses sound waves to produce profound and powerful outcomes that can facilitate your health, peace and success through natural healing.
Location: Brightmore Independent Living, 2324 South Forty-First Street 
RSVP BY: Monday, July 16th                   


Tuesday, July 31st at 3:00 PM
“You Served Your Country”. . . Let the VA Service Your Long Term Care Needs!
Presented by: Kelly Shovelin, VA Accredited Attorney, Four Pillars Law Firm, PLLC

Learn about the little-known Veterans Administration’s Improved Pension “Aid & Attendance” Benefit which pays upwards of $2,000 to veterans (and/or their surviving spouses) to supplement long term care medical expenses.  Many veterans don’t even know about this benefit or some of the other benefits for which you may be eligible!
Location: Brightmore Independent Living, 2324 South Forty-First Street 

RSVP BY: Monday, July 30th

Reserve your seat for these FREE events by calling 910.338.2905!

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