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Good Food, Good Times Had By All

February 28, 2019

From shopping at their favorite stores, to seeing the lovely sites Wilmington has to offer, the residents at The Kempton always enjoy getting back out into the community. This week the residents went out to lunch at Indochine. They enjoyed Wilmington’s most acclaimed Thai and Vietnamese Asian restaurant, where the atmosphere made you feel the …Read More…

Exercising Does A Body Good!

February 21, 2019

We try to incorporate exercise in many different ways here at the Commons.  On Monday’s we exercise with Janet, and she guides our residents through a seated fitness routine.  She does a combination of seated aerobic and resistance exercises, and we use light hand weights and resistance tubes.  These exercises help decrease the amount of arthritis and …Read More…

Jumping Out of the Age Box isn’t new for this Brightmore Resident

February 18, 2019

This past week, a bus of Brightmore residents enjoyed an evening out to support one of our own, Clara Hodges. At the age of 83 years young, she had her first art exhibit, titled “Mental Meanderings”, at Waterline Brewing Company. Clara displayed over 30 pieces of her pen and ink abstract artwork. Clara even sold …Read More…

Happy Valentine’s Day from The Commons!

February 15, 2019

For Valentine’s Day the residents of the Commons had a day packed with fun and great food.   Resident had visits from several volunteer groups bringing candy, flowers and cards along with a Valentine’s social with music by Al Dimarco. The highlight of our day was a lunch made by Morrison’s because we all know …Read More…

Exploring Creativity Through the Art of Painting

February 14, 2019

On Tuesday, February 12th, the residents at The Commons had a sip and paint party.  Our residents sipped on sparkling juices while they painted pictures for Valentine’s Day.  Painting can be very therapeutic; it helps strengthen coordination and sharpens fine motor skills, explores our creativity it, and gives our residents a sense of accomplishment.  We used …Read More…

Reviving The Arts Council of Wilmington

Brightmore University for February presented “Learn about Wilmington’s Active Art Scene” with Rhonda Bellamy, Executive Director of The Arts Council of Wilmington. In 2002, the Arts Council of Wilmington closed its doors. In the years to follow, Rhonda Bellamy with her extensive expertise in the arts as being a founder to the Black Film Festival, …Read More…

Get Moving During Recreation Therapy Month

Recreation Therapy Month is celebrated in February, and with one of Brightmore’s staff members, Madeline Woodard, being a Recreation Therapist, she always make sure to plan something extra special and different for the residents in February. This month, she planned a “Creative Station Day” in the pool. This is the first time the residents have …Read More…

Get Moving for American Heart Day with Brightmore!

February 7, 2019

Residents had the chance to try something different to get their hearts working this year! What better way, than a riddle scavenger hunt?  Madeline and Lisa came up with 12 riddles, which were strategically placed around the campus and inside the Brightmore Building.  Residents signed up in teams of four to compete for first place! …Read More…

Chinese New Year at the Kempton

On Tuesday February 5th, the Kempton Assisted Living residents and staff celebrated Chinese New Year. The dining room was decorated with festive Chinese New Year items. The residents enjoyed a choice of sesame chicken or beef stir fry that also came with sides and an egg roll. After lunch, the residents enjoyed a Chinese New …Read More…

A Jazzy Night for Brightmore Residents

February 6, 2019

Brightmore attended the 39th Annual Opening Night of the NC Jazz Festival this past Thursday evening at the Hotel Ballast in Downtown Wilmington! It was an evening of celebration, not only because of the amazing talent that was opening this weekend-long festival, but because we were all there to celebrate the life and memory of …Read More…

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Brightmore of Wilmington

2324 41st Street
Wilmington, NC 28403