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Here's To Life at Elmcroft of Southport

Just minutes from the beaches of Wilmington and Wrightsville, Elmcroft of Southport offers residents a warm, relaxing living environment and easy access to shopping, dining and medical services. Senior residents enjoy Elmcroft of Southport’s welcoming atmosphere, engaged and friendly staff, and personalized care – including specialized care for residents with Alzheimer’s and dementia. At Elmcroft of Southport, we treat our residents like family, providing exceptional care while helping them stay as independent as possible.

We take our residents’ preferences into consideration in every way. Our community is pet friendly, so dogs and cats are welcome. Private and shared apartments are available. Upscale menus feature multiple choices of chef-prepared meals served restaurant-style in our dining room. Fun activities are planned according to the interests of our residents. And whether residents want to socialize or enjoy some peace and quiet, our comfortable indoor and outdoor common areas, patio and community gardens are perfect places to relax. 

What really underscores carefree living at Elmcroft of Southport is our capability to meet the needs of our residents, even as those needs change. Our assisted living staff are specially trained in the full range of personal care skills. Our dedicated memory care neighborhood offers the same personal care support, with the added focus on the special needs of adults with senior dementia. That means our residents can enjoy as much independence as safely as possible, as long as possible. 

Respectful, Compassionate Care 

One of the many things our residents compliment us on is our staff. Our compassionate resident care staff, as well as our culinary staff, housekeeping staff and activities coordinators are completely devoted to making our residents happy and at home.

When our residents need a little extra help throughout the day and night, our assisted living staff are specially trained to provide the considerate and compassionate service that helps them thrive. We provide help with day-to-day tasks like incontinence and medication management as well as dressing, bathing and dining. And we’re there with support for safe engagement in fun activities like art classes, barbecues and holiday parties. 

Convenient, Family-Friendly Location

Residents and visiting family and friends appreciate Elmcroft of Southport’s proximity to local shops, restaurants and entertainment, including:
  • Downtown Southport, Downtown Wilmington and Olde Southport Village Shoppes
  • Oliver’s on the Cape Fear, Mr. P’s Bistro and Ports of Call Bistro
  • Southport Waterfront Park, Franklin Square Park and Oak Island Lighthouse 

Health and Wellness

Helping our residents stay healthy is part of our mission. We coordinate with their outside healthcare providers and help residents manage medications. We also partner with outside physicians who visit the community.

All the Extras That Make Life More Pleasant

Elmcroft of Southport is both home and senior living community. Just like home, we provide comfort, love and care, but with an added level of security. Plus, we offer many special extras, like restaurant-style dining for every meal; classes, activities and outings; and social events and entertainment. 


At Elmcroft of Southport, personal care services go beyond the necessary and include all the extras that make our residents happy and keep them secure. Amenities include:

Maintenance-free, Secure Living:

  •  24-hour security
  • Emergency call response
  • Housekeeping and laundry service
  • Maintenance service

Comforts of Home:

  • Beauty shop on-site
  • Cable TV/TV lounge
  • Community gardens
  • Indoor and outdoor common areas
  • Spa tub
  • Professional manicures/pedicures by a visiting cosmetologist


  • Escort and transfer assistance
  • Move-in coordination
  • On-site religious services
  • Scheduled transportation to doctor appointments

Fun and Fitness Activities:

  • Art classes
  • Baking
  • Barbecues and picnics
  • Birthday and holiday parties
  • Brain fitness
  • Cards and games
  • Chili cookoffs and fish fries
  • Community service programs
  • Crafts
  • Dances/proms
  • Devotions
  • Escorted field trips
  • Family nights
  • Fitness
  • Gardening
  • Happy hours
  • Live musical entertainment
  • Live performances
  • Luaus
  • Lunch outings
  • Movies
  • Painting
  • Pet therapy
  • Planned social events/entertainment
  • Shopping trips
  • Social and educational programs
  • Stretching classes
  • Trivia
  • Walking paths
  • Wine tasting
  • Word games

Medical Centers Close at Hand:

  • Dosher Memorial Hospital
  • Novant Health Brunswick Medical
  • New Hanover Regional Medical Center
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