Location, Location, Location…It’s Key for Brightmore of East Memphis
April 19, 2023
“There’s so much to do.”
For most of your life, that phrase probably meant responsibility, work and errands. Now, as a senior, it takes on new meaning—there is so much to enjoy. There are plenty of onsite activities and amenities to keep you engaged at Brightmore of East Memphis. The new vibrant rental senior living community will open later this Spring , offering independent living, assisted living, and memory care.
And for those residents with an adventurous spirit, there’s lots to explore nearby. The surrounding area is known for abundant green spaces and parks, boutiques and upscale shopping, and an array of innovative dining options.
Go Play Outside!
Outdoor activities help to strengthen your muscles, relieve stress and enhance your mood. Nearby, there are numerous places to immerse yourself in nature. Shelby Farms Park features more than 40 miles of walking, running and hiking trails—and even a bison herd! The park also includes Shelby Farms Greenline, a 10.65-mile paved cycling and pedestrian trail. You can also fish or cool off on the water with a kayak or canoe rental.
For something more lowkey, enjoy nearly three miles of trails at Lichterman Nature Center, set on 65 acres that includes a lake, meadows of native wildflowers and forest, wildlife, and an environmental education center. Slow it down even more in the Garden District. Established in the early 20th Century, it’s bursting with colorful gardens, towering trees, gorgeous homes and charming businesses. Or stroll through 30 specialty gardens at Memphis Botanic Garden. For those who want to spend a bit of time inside and out, Dixon Gallery & Gardens offers indoor fine art exhibitions as well as 17 acres of woodlands and exquisite gardens.
Listen to the Music
Music can reduce anxiety and blood pressure and improve sleep quality, mood and memory, according to Hopkins Medicine. It’s a good thing that Blues, Soul and Rock’ n’ Roll Music are steeped in Memphis history and still thrive in neighborhood bars, local night clubs and music venues. Learn about the countless music legends who have roots in this city, from B.B. King to Elvis to Johnny Cash.
Feed Your Soul—and Stomach
Some of the city’s most visionary and award-winning chefs have moved into East Memphis, curating an exciting and bustling restaurant scene. Savor what Memphis is best known for—barbeque, Soul food and upscale Southern fare. Check out a local brewery or distillery and enjoy other countless dining options.
Indulge in Some Retail Therapy
Shopping provides an emotional and psychological boost. Fortunately, some of the area’s best retail is located in East Memphis. Browse locally among every type of shop, from locally owned boutiques to a traditional mall. Laurelwood Shopping Center is a well-curated collection of original shops for fashion, home décor, books and more. Or head over to Poplar Avenue to hunt for treasures at La Maison Antiques, which features more than 40 vendors.
Learn Something New
Lifelong learning keeps you intellectually stimulated, improves mental health and broadens your world. Visit the conveniently located MoSH (Memphis Museum of Science and History) and the Art Museum of the University of Memphis, or take the grandchildren to the Children’s Museum of Memphis. From music to cars to history and art, Memphis offers an abundance of museums to expand your knowledge.
There is so much to do in the Memphis area! Brightmore of East Memphis senior living community is the ideal location to help you maintain an active and adventurous lifestyle.