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Celebrating a New Chapter for Jan Green, Director of Paraklay Way!

March 28, 2019

The definition of grateful is feeling or showing an appreciation of kindness and thankfulness.  Residents and staff have a lot to be thankful for here at the Commons.  Jan Green is one of the reasons everyone is grateful.   Jan has been the area director of Paraklay Way since 1989, and she is retiring on April 1, …Read More…


Brightmore Starts the Next Great Course On The World’s Greatest Paintings

The resident’s at Brightmore started a new educational DVD Course provided by The Great Courses on “The World’s Greatest Paintings.”  It will take us 12 sessions to complete the whole topic that is professionally lectured by Professor William Kloss. Professor Kloss is an independent art historian and lecturer for the Smithsonian Institution’s seminar and travel …Read More…


Wellness Wednesday – Rhythm & Strength Class

March 20, 2019

Brightmore loves Heather Wadsworth! She comes once a month to teach the class “Rhythm & Strength” and then follows the class with Line-Dancing. Residents enjoy the aerobic workout, along with the fun music she plays. Heather uses the yoga balls and weights to conduct the class, along with lots of movement, resident smiles and singing. …Read More…


Silver Striders Starts with a Bang!

March 15, 2019

Walking is considered the best form of exercise for the whole body. Moreover, walking is beneficial for all age groups, whether it is children or senior citizens, all can benefit from this simple yet effective form of exercise that does not require any special equipment or skills. Research suggests that exercising in a group is …Read More…


Happy St. Patrick’s Day from The Commons

It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day here at The Commons, and our residents kicked off the festivities with a “Luck of the Irish Social”.  Our whole building got in on the fun!  Residents gathered in Paraklay Way and in the main dining room where everyone found a four leaf clover waiting on them!  Of course, we …Read More…


“When a Headache Is Not Just a Headache”

Brightmore University held its 2nd presentation in our health series for the New Year with Dr. Francis O’Donnell, DO/Headache Specialist NHRMC, Physician Group/Neurology, to speak on headaches and when a headache is not just a headache and may need more attention. Dr. O’Donnell started his Neurology practice in Ohio and moved to Wilmington six months …Read More…


The Kempton Focuses on Brain Awareness Week

Brain Awareness Week (BAW) is a nationwide effort organized by the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives and the Society for Neuroscience. The Society for Neuroscience is a professional society, headquartered in Washington, DC, for basic scientists and physicians around the world whose research is focused on the study of the brain and nervous system. The …Read More…


“Women’s Voices through History” Vocal Recital with Maria Beery

Maria Beery, Grand-daughter of Brightmore Resident, Martha Beery, provided a vocal performance this weekend that was a true delight! Maria Beery, professional Soprano and Dr. Elizabeth Loparits, Collaborative Pianist and faculty member of UNCW, put on an hour and half recital that they will also be performing at the end of the month at Beckwith …Read More…


Brightmore Has A Wonderful Time Celebrating Mardi Gras!

March 7, 2019

Although we tend to think of Mardi Gras as a giant party held in the streets of New Orleans, the holiday’s foundation is a religious season. Mardi Gras refers to both the season of Carnival and the specific celebration of Fat Tuesday, or Shrove Tuesday, which is the day before Lent begins. It’s also known …Read More…


Happy Mardi Gras from The Commons!

It’s Mardi Gras at The Commons, and our residents are having a blast celebrating Fat Tuesday!  The highlight of our festivities was a special meal by Morrison’s.  Residents were transported to New Orleans with jazz music while we passed out beads for them to wear.  They were treated to shrimp & grits, cajun fried okra, and …Read More…


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