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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…


The Wet Lands Come to The Kempton!

April 11, 2016

On Friday April 8th, the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher visited The Kempton at Brightmore. Two of the Aquarium’s staff members and a few of the Aquarium’s permanent residents (the animals) came out and presented a program on the Wild Wet Lands. The program educated the residents on all the different animals that live …Read More…


Brightmore Celebrates the Azalea Festival in Style!

In celebration of Wilmington’s 69th Azalea Festival, Brightmore Independent had its very own Garden Party and Croquet Tournament on Thursday, April 7th. The morning hours worried us with thunderstorms, but Mother Nature blessed us with beautiful sunny skies and dry grass so we could continue with our Azalea Festival festivities. The guests wore their finest …Read More…


Chef Ryan Cooking It Up At The Commons!

March 25, 2016

On Tuesday Chef Ryan wowed us with his impressive pizza dough slinging skills at The Commons of Brightmore.  He whipped up a batch of pizza rolls for us to enjoy and the cheese and pepperoni filled rolls were delicious.  In case you don’t have your own Chef to whip up some fresh pizza dough many …Read More…


Cooking with Ryan at The Commons

March 1, 2016

What better way to spend a Friday afternoon than coming to our own Executive Chef’s cooking demonstration?   Chef Ryan wowed us by preparing a delicious creamy spinach dip.  He showed us step by the step the process of making this fabulous zesty dip!  Of course we all to sample it and gave it 5 stars!!! …Read More…


Brightmore University | Sweetheart Brunch

February 16, 2016

Brightmore University presented a “Sweetheart Brunch” on Sunday, February 14th, 2016, to celebrate Valentine’s Day with the residents of Brightmore of Wilmington and also with our friends in the community.  When you think of Valentine’s Day you think of roses, candy, hearts, balloons, mimosas’, chocolate desserts, good food, and beautiful music…Brightmore had all of this …Read More…


Brightmore University |Live More with “Qi Golf”

February 10, 2016

This week Brightmore University presented, Live More with “Qi Golf” presented by Keith Webb, Certified Practice Leader, Qigong & Tai Chi Easy. Residents of Brightmore joined Keith Webb on Monday to learn the basics of Qi Golf to not only improve their golf game, but to also learn healthy breathing techniques to clear your mind …Read More…


Throw for a Healthy Heart at Brightmore

February 9, 2016

“Throw for a Healthy Heart” on National Wear Red Day!  Friday, February 5th was National Wear Red Day to support the American Heart Association. Every year at Brightmore, we plan a “healthy heart” activity and healthy raffle baskets, so we can raise money for our own “Heart Healthy” activity in the spring. This year our …Read More…


Iceland: A 2015 Photographic Journey

January 28, 2016

Brightmore University’s “Armchair Traveler’s” Series opened with its first out of three presentations for the semester with, “Iceland: A 2015 Photographic Journey” presented by Les and Patty Conner, photographers and members of the Cape Fear Camera Club.  We thoroughly enjoyed an afternoon of their photos from a professionally guided tour they took in May and …Read More…


A Century of Dining at Wrightsville

January 25, 2016

Brightmore University held its 2nd class, Up to Date with “A Century of Dining at Wrightsville”:1870-1970, presented by Elaine Hensen, a Wilmington historian. Elaine presented the history of Wrightsville Beach’s culinary past: where visitors have eaten, from the late 1880’s in hotels and guest houses, to the 1970’s in restaurants like The Marina, Faircloth’s, Crystal …Read More…


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Brightmore of Wilmington

2324 41st Street
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