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Brain Training with Painting?

November 17, 2022

Did you know that painting forces you to use both sides of your brain simultaneously? This helps creativity, increases cognitive function, boosts blood flow and improves coordination. Residents at The Commons love to show off their artistic abilities. This week we celebrated Georgia O’Keefe. Born in 1887, Georgia O’Keefe was an American Artist who painted …Read More…

Veterans Recognition and Celebration!

November 11, 2022

This week at The Commons, our residents have been working hard to honor Veterans. We made goodie bags for our local VA clinic, we painted cards for our local VFW, and we spent time reminiscing with our veterans and families. Our grand finale was our Veterans Day Celebration with Kelly Jewell. Our veterans were all …Read More…

Bob Ross Style Painting Class

October 27, 2022

Yesterday at The Commons, residents got out their easels and paintbrushes and had a painting group with our very own Bob Ross (A.K.A. Jennifer Goodman). Bob Ross was an American painter, art instructor, and television host. He was the creator and host of The Joy of Painting, an instructional tv program that aired for more …Read More…

Falling into Fall Week!

October 17, 2022

Here in Wilmington, Fall is one of the most beautiful times of the year. Last week, the Commons celebrated the season with “Falling into Fall Week”. Residents crafted scarecrows, painted pumpkins, and played Fall games in the courtyard. The Fall games included a visit from everyone’s favorite clown, Pinky; candy corn toss, pumpkin toss, golf, …Read More…

Joyful Moment’s this years Theme!

September 13, 2022

This week is National Assisted Living week and this year’s theme is “Joyful Moments.” At The Commons we are going “Up, Up & Away” on our very own hot air balloon ride across the country. For our kickoff we celebrated our home state of North Carolina and learned important facts about our beloved Wilmington. We …Read More…

Pretty Enough to Eat!

September 9, 2022

Studies have shown that food presentation can be used to boost appetite and can even make the food itself be perceived as tasting better! Here at The Commons at Brightmore we strive to make every meal not only pleasing to your palette but visually appealing. The Chef’s with Morrison Living give every plate a special …Read More…

Wilmington History Presentation

August 24, 2022

Robin Triplett is a retired social studies teacher and Wilmington native who loves teaching American and Cape Fear History. She owns a local tour guide business called Trip With Triplett. Tuesday, Robin stopped by The Commons to share her passion for Wilmington’s rich history. Robin’s engaging personality and animated storytelling had our residents on the …Read More…

Senior Beach Day Photo Share

August 23, 2022

#throwbackthursday to our Senior Beach Day on Monday. Senior Beach Day photos are just too hard to resist. It was a great of weather filled with happiness in all their faces. We just had to share more pictures of our fun!


August 21, 2022

Brightmore of Wilmington is honored to help seniors transition to a community. They can live their life to the fullest! For us, every day is #SeniorCitizensDay!

Venus Flytrap … Did You Know Day?

August 12, 2022

Did you know It takes longer than a week for a Venus flytrap to digest an insect? The Dionaea muscipula, or Venus flytrap, is an carnivorous plant that is only native to two states in the United States: South Carolina and North Carolina. Charles Darwin described them as the “most wonderful plant in the world.” …Read More…

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