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Brightmore of South Charlotte LifestyleSenior Living Community Near Ballantyne

Whole-Person Wellness

A Focus on Well-Being

A senior living community in the Ballantyne neighborhood of Charlotte, Brightmore of South Charlotte lets you live your best life in all ways. We approach wellness through a combination of fascinating programs, a state-of-the-art Wellness Center with a swimming pool and fully-equipped fitness center and personalized action plans to create a senior living lifestyle anyone would envy.

Studies have shown that regular physical activity and exercise are vitally important to your well-being. Brightmore of South Charlotte’s keen focus on well-being elevates independent living and sets us apart from other senior living communities. By enjoying the daily exercise and social opportunities our community provides, you can lead a healthier, happier life.

Research shows that regular exercise not only strengthens the mind and body, but generates endorphins that lift the spirit. The Wellness Center at Brightmore puts that philosophy into practice with daily opportunities for activity and classes that promote overall well-being. To help keep residents active, we have available a personal wellness coach who develops a personalized fitness plan and provides the motivation needed to succeed.

In addition, the Aquatic & Fitness Center offers daily exercise classes, from Pilates to water aerobics and yoga classes. Regardless of your activity and fitness levels, our trained wellness staff provides the support you need to enjoy an active and healthy retirement

NASM Performance Partner AFAA Group Fitness

The partnership between Liberty Senior Living and the NASM/AFAA organization is an indicator of Liberty being viewed as a leader in the senior fitness industry. This partnership provides more opportunities for current staff to obtain higher quality training as well as retention in employees through continuing education opportunities including conferences. In turn, this provides our communities’ residents with more extensive programming possibilities. The NASM Senior Fitness Specialization is provided to all INSPIRE interns at our various communities to establish continuity and a basic understanding of working with the older adult population within the fitness realm. This partnership will draw more determined interns with the intent on carrying out a career in the fitness world.

Distinctive Dining

At Brightmore of South Charlotte, you won’t need to leave the premises to find a wide variety of great dining options. Maybe you’re craving a Chicago-style pizza or in the mood for an indulgent glazed salmon meal. Perhaps it’s fine dining you want, pairing a succulent rack of lamb with a big, bold Merlot. With meals served restaurant-style, you can indulge in the venue and menu you prefer: formal dining, casual pub-style meals or lighter fare from our own fresh market.

Every meal is prepared on site using the freshest ingredients to meet the exacting standards of our executive chef. Each day, our culinary team prepares savory pastries, sumptuous entrees and desserts, and beverages that pair perfectly with each meal. We are happy to offer a wide range of specialty menus to assist in meal planning.

But our dining program means more than great food. From themed meals and health promotions to wine pairing dinners, you’ll find many ways to please your palate while filling your social calendar. And you won’t have to stop entertaining after retiring to Brightmore, either. Catering is available to residents as well, meaning you can always celebrate with family and friends without lifting a finger.


Ardrey’s is an elegant restaurant-style atmosphere with a seasonally changing menu and Daily Special Items that brings delight to residents with each visit. Special Menu Items will incorporate seasonal local items so that they become a meal with a story.

Kell's Junction

Kell’s Junction is the go-to venue and the hub of activity for Brightmore of Charlotte. Open throughout the day, it enables residents to be flexible about their dining times and dining choices. Daily Specials are a regular fare. Comfort food, as well as delight items, are found at this location, and to keep variety in the environment, residents will enjoy themed meals, promotionals, and exhibition cooking on a regular basis. Lunch will include lighter items, soups, salads, paninis and daily specials. For dinner, residents will find casual fare such as Shrimp and Pasta, BBQ Plates and chicken entrees with a high level of regional appeal.

The Market

The Market provides many of the essentials a resident might need, from common convenience items and gifts, to ‘to-go’ foods such as fresh fruits, yogurts, bagels, muffins and baked goods, ice cream, and bottled beverages. The hours of operation make it readily available to residents between meals and throughout the day so that there is no need to add another off-campus chore to the list.

Private Dining Room & Catering

Brightmore of Charlotte has a Private Dining Room for the use of its residents’ and guests. This venue is used from time to time for special events outside of the declining dollar portfolio, such as ‘chef’s tables’ or wine pairing dinners. Morrison provides a catering menu for the use of the residents, but can also create an event from scratch to the taste of the resident.

Life Enrichment

A Hub of Activity

Whether you’re passionate about Bridge, books or baking, Brightmore of South Charlotte offers programs that define “life enhancement”. From wine and cheese socials to live entertainment and adventures around the Ballantyne neighborhood, there’s never a dull moment.

International Council on Active AgingIn addition to courses available at Charlotte’s many universities and colleges, we offer educational classes on our own campus. Perhaps you’ve always wanted to learn the tango or to play an instrument Maybe you’re interested in oil painting, line dancing, or being part of a craft or book club. Brightmore of South Charlotte offers infinite ways to enhance your life.

Life Enhancement programs occur on-campus and throughout the community with transportation provided for all scheduled events. Programs change weekly and can range from in-house movies and theater performances to competitive games and social outings at fine restaurants or cultural arts events. Here are just a few of the activities available:

  • Bridge, Canasta and Poker clubs
  • Monthly Book Club
  • Bingo
  • Craft and Knitting clubs
  • On-campus movie matinees
  • Trips to Charlotte art museums, events and performances
  • Excursions to the beach, mountains, Kentucky, etc.

Brightmore is a Full Service Senior Living Community

When choosing your retirement destination make sure you’re comparing apples to apples.

Standard Apartment Living

  • Apartment-style Floor Plans
  • On-site Clubhouse

Active Adult: 55+ Apartment Living

  • Apartment-style Floor Plans
  • On-site Community Clubhouse
  • Community activities
  • On-site fitness center
  • On-site weekly housekeeping and flat linen service-extra fee

Brightmore of South Charlotte Living

  • Apartment-style Floor Plans
  • Newly updated community and amenity spaces
  • On-site Activities Director with a robust monthly calendar
  • On-site, certified training personnel for customized fitness programs
  • On-site group fitness, wellness and aquatics classes
  • Multiple restaurants on-site with a variety of culinary menu options
  • Dining dollars to use at any of the on-site restaurants
  • Resident “check-in” system for added safety
  • Peace of mind with additional levels of support and care on-site
  • On-site weekly housekeeping and flat linen service
  • On-site security 24/7
  • On-site Salon and Barber Shop in operation full time
  • On-site vehicles for transportation

Amenities and Services

All In One Place

At Brightmore of South Charlotte, living the life you deserve has never been so easy. All the services and conveniences of a carefree retirement lifestyle are part of your monthly rental fee. From social events and outings to utilities and housekeeping service, you’ll have access to a wide range of amenities, advantages, and activities that will make your retirement years both active and worry-free.

Days that go from a relaxing yoga class to a rousing game of Bridge. Weeks that are filled with scheduled local adventures to eclectic museums and shopping centers. At Brightmore of South Charlotte, we emphasize the “active” in “active retirement lifestyle”. Our amenities focus on well-being and enhancement for a life rich in experiences and a social calendar brimming with events.


  • Flexible meal times and menus
  • On site healthcare and rehabilitation
  • Restaurant-style dining
  • Private dining services
  • Social, recreational and educational programs
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room
  • Indoor heated pool with water aerobics
  • Wellness Center with Nautilus equipment
  • Market and gift shop
  • Beauty salon and barber
  • Pet friendly residences
  • Available storage space


  • Cable, water/sewer, electricity included
  • Wireless internet service
  • Scheduled transportation and outings
  • Weekly housekeeping service including flat linens
  • Professional landscaping
  • Groundskeeping
  • Sprinkler system
  • Building elevators
  • Security system
  • 24-hour emergency response system
  • Concierge services

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Brightmore of South Charlotte & The Terrace at Brightmore

10225 Old Ardrey Kell Rd
Charlotte, NC 28277