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Saluting Shirley Temple, “Shirley Temple” Style

August 11, 2020

This past Friday, The Commons saluted the ionic child actress, humanitarian, and diplomat, Shirley Temple. She was known for her constantly optimistic, positive and upbeat attitude. Shirley Temple movies helped boost morale during the Great Depression, and she danced her way into the heart of many Americans. Friday, she helped bring cheer to our staff …Read More…


Staying Creative Through COVID

July 21, 2020

The residents at The Commons have been getting crafty and making items that spruce up their rooms. We have made beautiful wreaths, picture frames, and recently we turned our windows into stained glass works of art. Coloring is not just for children, and studies say that it can be therapeutic for older adults. Some scientists …Read More…


We Won’t Stop the Music!

June 30, 2020

Brightmore was so excited to be able to offer our first “social distancing” music concert for our residents to start our summer season! Music has been one of our joys that we have missed tremendously through the pandemic. Music provides such comfort and happiness to each of our lives and provides memories that no one …Read More…


Celebrating our Certified Nursing Assistants

June 26, 2020

Certified Nursing Assistants are the glue that holds our healthcare community together! CNA week began today, June 18th, and all week long we celebrated those caring men and women who care for our residents. At The Kempton and The Commons, our CNA teams started the week off with some yummy treats accompanied by homemade cards …Read More…


Nurturing the Mind, Body, and Spirit

June 22, 2020

Brightmore has also continued to support a healthy lifestyle focusing on Mind, Body & Spirit. Being mindful means that our well-being comes from not just physical health, but from mental and spiritual health as well. We have been playing both beginners and guided meditations every Thursday evening to end the day, paying attention to all …Read More…


Flag Day Celebration at Brightmore

June 17, 2020

In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14th, and it commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777, by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. The Flag Resolution passed on June 14, 1777, stating: “Resolved, that the flag of the thirteen United States be thirteen stripes, …Read More…


Representing the Flamingos!

June 15, 2020

It was Flamingo Friday last week at The Commons! We chose pink flamingos because they are strong, social, fun loving birds who know how to find the balance in life. The color pink represents love and understanding and is associated with giving and receiving care. Residents and staff wore pink, and in the afternoon, we …Read More…


A Day in the Life at The Commons

May 21, 2020

Our days might look a little different but the staff and residents at The Commons are still doing the things they love to do. Every morning our Activity Directors do one-on-one visits where we tell our daily joke, a riddle, and we pass out our daily perk packet. The packet contains word puzzles, art pages, …Read More…


Staying Mentally Active During COVID

May 13, 2020

To gear up for the day, the Activities Directors at The Commons went door to door and passed out hot coffee and sausage biscuits from Hardee’s in honor of National Buttermilk Biscuit Day. Later this afternoon, residents flexed their cognitive muscles by participating in the first Spelling Bee Competition – Hallway Edition. Spelling bees are …Read More…


Don’t Worry, Be Happy!

May 5, 2020

We could all use a little happiness and laughter, especially during these difficult and uncertain times. Last week, the Commons staff dressed in fun yellow clothes, wearing our sunglasses, and of course huge smiles on our faces. Our portable Sunshine cart (along with upbeat, happy music) strolled door-to-door delivering Italian ice and ice cream sandwiches …Read More…


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Brightmore of Wilmington

2324 41st Street
Wilmington, NC 28403

910-350-1980