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When is it time for assisted living

August 8, 2022

When you hear the term “assisted living,” what comes to mind? Perhaps you recall images from film and television, which are often rather bleak and, thankfully, not an accurate reflection of the vibrant communities available to families today. Or, you may be new in your search and unsure of the differences between independent living, assisted …Read More…


Outdoor Cornhole Games!

July 25, 2022

Ladies at Brightmore enjoyed corn hole and sunshine last week! Cornhole can be set-up anywhere, however, the best place is in the sunshine!


Socialization for Seniors: Why It’s Vital and Nourishing

Connecting with others adds sweetness and meaning to life. From time spent nurturing lifelong relationships to meeting new friends and neighbors, positive interactions with others feed the spirit and the mind. The scientific community agrees—an article published in The Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience reports, “Humans are inherently social. We are not special in this …Read More…


Celebrate Gorgeous Grandmas in Your Life!

July 22, 2022

July 23rd is Gorgeous Grandma Day and the residents at The Commons celebrated with glamour shots and a social! Gorgeous Grandma Day recognizes the beauty of all women of a certain age, whether or not they are grandmothers. It encourages all women to flaunt their grandma attitudes with purpose, style and pride. Make sure you …Read More…


Enjoy a Summer Soiree with Musical Guest

July 18, 2022

The Commons at Brightmore was excited to enjoy a summer soiree with musical guest Dara Kahkonen,, an accomplished flute player and dancer. Dara is the owner of Music Bird Studios. This studio was created to bring high-energy and high-quality music education to all ages. ?p> Dara’s love of music, energy, charisma, and creative style are …Read More…


Meet Life Enrichment Director, Ashlen James!

July 15, 2022

Brightmore of Wilmington is excited to introduce our new Life Enrichment Director, Ashlen James! We look forward to her skills. Ashlen graduated from UNCW with a Bachelors of Arts in Recreation Therapy. She recently completed a clinical internship at a rehabilitation center working with adults who have experienced traumatic brain injuries. Ashlen is from the …Read More…


Crafting Seashell Wreaths!

July 14, 2022

Crafty residents were put to the test creating their own seashell wreaths to hang on their doors. Brightmore offers many types of activities, with something for everyone to enjoy!


Historic Airlie Gardens Trip!

July 12, 2022

Our beautiful city of Wilmington has so much to offer, including the historic Airlie Gardens. Residents of Brightmore Wilmington enjoyed a guided walking tour of Airlie Gardens last week, complete with learning about the beginning of the gardens, beautiful flowers of all kinds and even wildlife including birds and turtles!


Gifting The Commons a Treasure!

July 11, 2022

Thank you to one of our resident families for gifting such a treasure. They gave the The Commons a Battleship flag and plaque!


LaTanya Celebrates 25 Years at the Commons!

June 29, 2022

The Commons at Brightmore is proud to spotlight one of our most dedicated employees this month, LaTanya McBride. LaTanya is celebrating her 25th anniversary at The Commons . Her dedication to the residents is legendary. Notorious for taking part in activities, dancing in the hallways and just being a shining light to everyone she meets. …Read More…


Brightmore of Wilmington

2324 41st Street
Wilmington, NC 28403

910-350-1980

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Wilmington, NC 28403

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The Commons

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Wilmington, NC 28403

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