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A Trip to the Wild Wild West Salon!

March 25, 2022

This week the residents at The Commons went back in time to the Wild Wild West! Residents started off the week with a visit to the local salon where they struck a pose in our Wanted Posters. We had a Western lunch with music from Jerry Powel and a meal fit for a cowboy. We …Read More…


Resident Spotlight Sarah O’Brien

March 23, 2022

Sarah was born on June 14, 1928 near Enfield, N.C., a small town near Rocky Mount. Her family owned a farm. It was there, in her formative years, that she grew to love plants and watching nature. She went to Leggett Elementary School for grades 1-10. However, because her parents believed her education would be …Read More…


A Shamrockin’ Good Time!

March 18, 2022

St. Patrick’s Day at Brightmore was a shamrockin’ good time! Residents picked up pretzel bites made by Morrison & a green beer or punch; and headed outside to play some courtyard games with Irish music in the background. It was a perfect day to enjoy a cold beer and sit outside on the patio and …Read More…


St. Patrick’s Day Water Walk?

In preparation for St. Patrick’s Day, the residents at Brightmore enjoyed a festive, green themed Water Walk. The residents completed 72 laps around the pool, which equals 1 mile! We kept track of the number of laps by throwing in rubber ducks after each trip around the pool. At the halfway mark, we refreshed ourselves …Read More…


Lucky Green Power Smoothie.

March 17, 2022

To get into the mood for St. Patrick’s Day, Chef Justin made the residents at The Commons a green power smoothie. Smoothies are a fantastic way to fit a wider variety of nutrients into our day. Leafy greens like kale and spinach are a great source of vitamin K and are linked to improved heart …Read More…


The Winter Games week at Brightmore was a success!

March 8, 2022

We had fun with “Carnival Style” games to get the residents excited for the Summer Olympics that is on the horizon! The first day we had “Mardi Gras” games with cones and beads. The goal was to see how many points you could earn for throwing 12 sets of beads and trying to score them …Read More…


Welcome to Haley Turbeville!

March 7, 2022

Haley Turbeville is Brightmore’s Recreation Therapy Spring Intern from East Carolina University. Haley has been with Brightmore for 8 weeks .She is completing her 14 week 560 hour Internship under Madeline Woodard, LRT/CTRS, ACE-CPT. Haley has made special relationships through teaching classes. Offerings include fitness and aquatic classes, shadows during assessments (and does her own), …Read More…


Mardi Gras Luncheon Fun!

March 4, 2022

This month The Kempton residents enjoyed celebrating Mardi Gras at the Activity Department’s monthly luncheon! Susan Savia came and performed while residents had a special New Orleans style feast to celebrate Mardi Gras & Fat Tuesday. Some residents danced in their seats during Susan’s Mardi Gras themed performance. Smiles, laughter, and mystery filled the atmosphere …Read More…


A week of Love!

March 3, 2022

Celebrating the American Heart Month in February, as well as Valentine’s Day; there was a lot of love to go around. Scavenger hunt for the Wear Red Day was February 5th 2022. Residents participated in a “Live Fierce” Animal hunt around the building to collect all the clues, and try to be the first 3 …Read More…


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Brightmore of Wilmington

2324 41st Street
Wilmington, NC 28403

910-350-1980

The Kempton

2298 S 41st Street
Wilmington, NC 28403

910-332-6899

The Commons

2320 S 41st Street
Wilmington, NC 28403

910-392-6899