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The BrightNotes, Spreading Joy through Song

December 20, 2018

One of our most popular groups at Brightmore of South Charlotte is the BrightNotes. Our resident-led choral group is composed of residents who enjoy singing. There is no prior music experience required to join the group and it’s open to all! The BrightNotes rehearse weekly and perform seasonal concerts for the community. The BrightNotes have …Read More…


Functional Fitness Benefits at Retirement Community

August 14, 2018

In the fitness field there are often trends that become incredibly popular for a period of time and then inevitably phase out so that the next latest and greatest thing can come along and replace it. The days of P90x, Tai Bo, and Step aerobics have come and gone, but there is one trend that …Read More…


Optimizing Brain Fitness at Brightmore

July 27, 2018

Nothing keeps you younger than continuing to learn. That’s why Educational series tend to be among the most popular activities on our active social calendar at Brightmore of South Charlotte. Our residents are currently wrapping up the class, Optimizing Brain Fitness from The Great Courses. They have thoroughly enjoyed learning about memory, creativity, and focus …Read More…


Retirement Community Line Dancing

July 17, 2018

A new and exciting addition has come to the I.N.S.P.I.R.E program here at Brightmore of South Charlotte retirement community. We have added a Line Dancing class to our Wellness Calendar. This class will be for all ability levels and will start on Thursdays at 1:00 in our Aerobics Room. Couple the physical health benefits Line …Read More…


Book Talk with Local Author

July 6, 2018

Recently at Brightmore of South Charlotte we had the pleasure of hosting Gene Stowe, a local author and former reporter for the Charlotte Observer. After 15 years of teaching, Gene returned to freelance writing in 2006 when he published Inherit the Land: Jim Crow Meets Miss Maggie’s Will. Gene joined our residents for an afternoon …Read More…


Seniors Guide to Stay Hydrated

June 28, 2018

Summer is now upon us in Charlotte, NC and with that comes the heat and humidity that the Carolina’s are known for. One of our biggest concerns as health care providers for seniors during this time of year is dehydration. So what are some of the contributing factors that lead to dehydration in our senior …Read More…


Brightmore Takes a Trip to Kentucky

June 22, 2018

This spring, several of our Brightmore residents packed their bags and were off to the races! We joined up with a group of our friends from Sun City Carolina Lakes and spent 5 days in the Bluegrass state. We began our trip in historic Berea, Kentucky, at the Boone Tavern Inn with a lovely dinner …Read More…


Americans in Denial about the Need for Long-Term Care

October 28, 2015

In an article I recently found on SeniorCare.com pertaining to Americans facing the prospect of long-term care, over 75 percent of people admitted they had not discussed long-term care options with their family. For most, it’s a topic that is quickly pushed under the rug. After all, the costs and the circumstances that go along …Read More…


Socialization the Key to Longevity, Happiness

October 8, 2015

Not ready yet? For seniors who think that staying in their homes makes more sense than moving into a senior living community such as Brightmore of South Charlotte, I would like to suggest they reconsider. Unaware of the negative impacts of isolation, many seniors choose to remain in their home and live alone. An unfortunate …Read More…


Seniors Capitalizing on the Value that Renting Provides

September 8, 2015

The American Dream of home ownership is a cliché as old as apple pie, backyard barbecues and the Fourth of July. So embedded in our culture is the idea that we should aspire to own a home of our own someday that renting is often viewed as a last resort: an option that should only …Read More…


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