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Socialization for Seniors: Why It’s Vital and Nourishing

July 25, 2022

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…


The Longest Day Fundraising Event a Huge Success!

June 26, 2022

The Longest Day is the day of the year with the most light — the summer solstice. It’s the day that the entire Brightmore of Wilmington Campus has committed to fight Alzheimer’s disease. The Longest Day is a fundraising event to advance the care, support, and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association. Team #Brightmoreofilm had …Read More…


Nu Step Recumbent Cross Trainer Arrives at The Kempton!

June 14, 2022

It feels like Christmas in June for residents at The Kempton at Brightmore! Recently, The Kempton purchased an exercise machine called “Nu Step Recumbent Cross Trainer.” It is very easy to access and use. Training available from our Activities Director, Victoria (pictured). It is a low step with fifteen resistance levels. You can choose to …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…


Winter Wonderland Luncheon!

February 2, 2022

The Kempton had a winter wonderland luncheon! Residents dressed up in white or blue to celebrate winter and the recent Wilmington snowy weather. We enjoyed the 5-star meal with Phil Bruschi as the special musical guest. The centerpieces for the tables were handmade wine cork snowflakes and snow globes and they looked very festive!


Kempton Unity Tree Fingerprinted?

January 18, 2022

Yesterday, Kempton staff and residents participated in putting fingerprints on the Kempton Unity Tree to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We thought it would be a fun way for everyone to make his or her mark at the beginning of 2022 and to stand together. We are very thankful for our community!


Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2021

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas! May you enjoy this holiday season of joy hope, peace and good will.


First Day of Winter

December 23, 2021

Tuesday was the first day of winter and December solstice. The Kempton residents created snowflake bracelets and discussed interesting facts regarding this day! Here are some bracelets that we have created. The winter solstice is the moment in the year when Earth is tilted as far away from the sun as it will be all …Read More…


Hawaiian Island Cruise and Cuisine!

September 15, 2021

National Assisted Living Week is September 12-18 and to celebrate, residents are taking a cruise around the Hawaiian Islands! On Tuesday we had a Captain’s Lunch where our residents received individual invitations to dine with our very own Captain Justin. Our feast included tropical chicken kabobs, fried shrimp and coconut rice. Residents dressed to impress …Read More…


Kempton Baking Club Fun!

August 31, 2021

Haystacks are a sweet southern comfort food consisting of peanuts, butterscotch, and choy mein noodles. At The Kempton, our baking club had an excellent time making these delicious treats and eating them on Friday! Awesome work ladies!


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

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Wilmington, NC 28403

910-392-6899