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Love at Brightmore

February 16, 2017

Brightmore Independent living’s theme this year was a “Groovy Kind Of Love” 60’s/70’s Picture Party. Residents of Brightmore donated pictures of themselves during the 1960’s and 1970’s. They also gave unique facts about themselves that no one knew. With this information, we created an interactive game for the residents to be a part of for …Read More…


Come on Down to the Pumpkin Patch!

October 11, 2016

This week the Kempton Assisted Living residents went to the pumpkin patch and picked out our Pumpkins for Halloween! The residents then attended a craft class and painted the pumpkins they picked out. You should see how cute they are! Many residents are displaying them outside their room for others to see. The Kempton residents …Read More…


Kempton Assisted Living Raises Money for ALZ NC

October 4, 2016

Friday, September 30th, Kempton Assisted Living at Brightmore of Wilmington retirement community had it annual Spaghetti Lunch Fundraiser to raise money for Alzheimer’sNC. Lisa Ritter, our dietary supervisor made her famous Spaghetti sauce for the lunch. All plates included Spaghetti with or without meatballs, a salad, bread stick, dessert and tea for only $5.00! Senior …Read More…


Explore Cultures Around the World with The Kempton at Brightmore

September 22, 2016

The Kempton residents are becoming quite the foodies!  Foodies are people who seek new experiences in food.  Each month the Kempton residents explore various cultures and their traditions and customs. We visit twelve different cultures to see what a meal is like for families around the globe. This month focused on Hispanic Heritage. The residents …Read More…


Let’s Party Hawaiian Style!

September 18, 2016

The Kempton at Brightmore wrapped up National Assisted Living Week with our annual Luau Party. The Luau was Thursday September 15th from 5-7. Residents, family, friends and staff celebrated the night with Hawaiian music and dancing with El Jaye. There was a wide variety of food including Hawaiian Pork, Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken, Banana Poi and …Read More…


Brightmore of Wilmington Campus Enjoys Thalian’s “Will Rogers Follies”

August 8, 2016

The Brightmore retirement community campus enjoyed Tuesday night at Thalian seeing the play “Will Rogers Follies”. The warmth, wit, charm, and common sense of Will Rogers transformed him from a restless cowboy into the best-loved American of his day. He dominated every medium of his time – stage, screen, radio, newspapers, and personal appearances – …Read More…


“The Story of Frances” Inspires Residents of The Kempton

July 15, 2016

A Matter of Survival: The Story of Frances On Thursday, July 7th, 2016 the Kempton had a interesting guest speaker, author of A Matter of Survival: The Story of Frances, Arleen Mercorella. Mrs. Mercorella is also the daughter of the main character in the nonfiction book. She author wrote this book as a tribute to her …Read More…


Everyone Loves Music at The Kempton

June 28, 2016

Allegra Music Therapy The Kempton Assisted Living celebrated the second day of summer with Emily from Allegra Music Therapy. The residents participate in an interactive music session that included singing and playing different musical instruments. Music is truly a special form of therapy that can help everyone.  MusicTherapy.com says music therapy can help with emotional …Read More…


Everyone at Brightmore of Wilmington Loves Bingo Bash!

June 20, 2016

This week all three of our Brightmore Communities; Brightmore Independent, The Kempton and The Commons got together for our “Community-Wide BINGO BASH!”  We really enjoy doing this as a community two times a year to bring everyone together for fun and fellowship…and what a better way to do that then to play over 20 rounds …Read More…


Having Trouble with Technology?

June 6, 2016

Do you need help with your new or old technology?  At the Kempton Assisted Living we found the solution. On Thursday June 2nd from 3-4 the Kempton at Brightmore of Wilmington had Rosemarie Summers, an in home tech tutor, visit to tell about the services she offers. You might wonder what an in home tech …Read More…


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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

2320 S 41st Street
Wilmington, NC 28403

910-392-6899