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Lunch and Museum Trip

January 6, 2023

Brightmore Residents enjoyed the Cameron Art Museum . They also had lunch at the CAM Cafe and then viewed the beautiful pieces on display.

Health Benefits of “Every Day Essential Oils”

November 8, 2019

Brightmore University started our second semester with a very popular new way of aging healthily and naturally that we have been reading about in not only health articles, but also in senior living magazines – “Every Day Essential Oils”. Sara Godfrey, Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist, Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant and Essential Oils Educator, joined …Read More…

Brightmore University: Lumina During the Wars: 1905-1973

July 12, 2019

Elaine Henson is known in the Wilmington, Wrightsville Beach and Carolina Beach areas for her vast knowledge of history, starting in the 1800’s. What makes Elaine’s presentation so interesting is she tells her history and story through vintage postcards. Since many of our residents are Wilmingtonians, they remember much of what her presentations include and …Read More…

Brightmore University: “Random Destiny” Book Review

May 13, 2019

Brightmore University starts its three-part author series with “Random Destiny”: How the Vietnam War Draft Shaped a Generation book review, presented by author Wes Abney. Residents joined to hear actual stories told by Wes Abney of lives altered by the draft, including not only those who were drafted, but also those who made major changes …Read More…

Preserve Wilmington’s History with Brightmore University

November 26, 2018

Brightmore ended its Fall Semester with the “Preview of Thalian Association’s Pearl Harbor Commemoration/USO Dance”, presented by Captain Wilbur Jones and The Cape Fear Swing Dance Society. Captain Wilbur Jones has dedicated his life to preserving Wilmington’s WWII History and has been fighting to get Wilmington, NC Congress approved as the first WWII Heritage Preserved …Read More…

Music Therapy: Easing the Transition for End of Life

November 14, 2018

Brightmore University invited residents and our community to our last part in a Therapeutic Music Therapy series; “Gentle Music for Peaceful Transitions”: Part 3, presented by Therapeutic Musicians of Coastal Carolina, Julie Reader and Susan Creecy.  This session allowed us to learn how “live” bedside music provides comfort to patients and families at home, in …Read More…

Hearing, Vision and Memory Loss…What You Need To Know

October 31, 2018

Brightmore University ended our October sessions with “Different Different World”: Living with Hearing, Vision & Memory Loss presented by Pam Poretti, Hard of Hearing Specialist with the Division of Services for Deaf & Hard of Hearing. Pam brought with her Janelle Taylor, Telecommunications Consultant and Christina Bauman, Community Accessibility Specialist to help present. The first …Read More…

Biofield Tuning With Tuning Forks

July 19, 2018

Brightmore University Series had the pleasure of listening to Eileen Rainier speak about a non-medical Therapeutic Method that is unique, simple, non-invasive and efficient. The method is “Bio-tuning” and has produced profound and powerful outcomes. Eileen Rainier has trained directly with Eileen McKusick, the developer and researcher of “Bio-tuning.”  During the presentation, Eileen used Bio-tuning …Read More…

“Life Isn’t Perfect, But My Lipstick Is!” – Author Series Part 3

July 12, 2018

Brightmore University ended its Author Series this month with “Life Isn’t Perfect, But My Lipstick Is!” book review and signing: Author Series Part 3 presented by Diane Pascoe, Author & Humorist. Diane introduced the audience into a small piece of her 41 short humorous true life stories – a compilation of short stories that made …Read More…

Brightmore University: Salute to the Troops Concert and Dance!

July 3, 2018

Retirement community residents of Brightmore of Wilmington celebrated their 4th Annual “Salute to the Troops Concert & Dance”: A Pre-4th of July event! In conjunction with Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, Brightmore supported Parkinson’s of the Carolinas with an evening of delicious food and live music as we danced the night away with The Andrew Thieland …Read More…

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