INSPIRE at Carolina Bay

…to be the best You!

Inspirational:     The INSPIRE program allows you to feel better physically, mentally and emotionally through our person-centered dynamic programs

Nutritional:         Morrison healthy dining options, smoothie bar, fitness nutrition programming and nutritional seminars

Spiritual:              Mindfulness Program including yoga, tai chi, meditation, stress reduction & relaxation techniques and life coaching

Personal:              Wellness assessments, on-site personal training 7 days a week and individualized exercise programs for every resident

Integrative:          Open referral system between the rehab department and on-site Medical Director to address all resident needs

Rehabilitative:    INSPIRE works directly with the rehab department to continue the plans of care for residents in the Wellness Center upon discharge from therapy services

Educational:        The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNC-Wilmington provides educational lectures and programs for residents of Carolina Bay

Multi-dimensional and comprehensive, designed to fully immerse residents in a well-rounded program where they can achieve an exceptional feeling of well-being and a high sense of self-efficacy. INSPIRE at Carolina Bay meets each resident’s unique needs. Our goal is to provide residents with the opportunity to have some of the best years they have ever experienced.

Residents can choose from a wide variety of wellness programs from the beginner to the advanced fitness enthusiast. Several aquatics programs include arthritis based aquatics classes, Saltwater Circuit Training, and high intensity water aerobics. Everything from cardio and strength conditioning to full body seated conditioning classes as well multiple levels of Tai Chi, Yoga, and Meditation are offered in our Wellness Studio and Zen Garden. INSPIRE has an on-site Personal Trainer available for residents to work with on an individual basis as well 7 days a week. Fitness assessments and individualized exercise prescriptions are tailored to meet each resident’s needs based on their personal fitness levels and abilities.

Programming is available for those with cardiac and pulmonary conditions, low vision, and mobility challenges. Falls prevention is of high importance on our campus and we offer beginner as well as advanced level balance classes and one-on-one balance training sessions to prevent falls from happening in the future.

Participating residents in the INSPIRE Program at Carolina Bay will begin to see steady decreases in blood pressure, lower resting heart rates, increases in oxygen levels, as well as gains in muscular strength and cardiovascular endurance. Not only will you feel better physically but you will feel better mentally and emotionally as well. Some of the programs available to our residents:


  • Beginner and Advanced Water Aerobics
  • Cardio and Strength Conditioning Classes
  • Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Yoga
  • Guided Meditation Sessions
  • Functional Fitness Seated Conditioning Classes
  • Personal Training In- House 7 days a week
  • Weekly Autumn Hall Community Bike Rides
  • Fitness Center equipped with Keiser Pneumatic Resistance Equipment and TRUE line of Cardio Equipment



Nature trails, bike paths, Autumn Hall’s 8 Acre Lake, and the headwaters of Bradley Creek bring other wellness programs to the outdoors such as hiking, biking, fishing and kayaking.

We invite you to come be a part of something special, INSPIRE at Carolina Bay.  The current INSPIRE program schedule is also available on our News and Events page.

For more information or to schedule your INSPIRE ASSESSMENT and WELLNESS CENTER ORIENTATION call Wellness Director, Nate Futrell at (910) 769-7511.

Bridge To Wellness

A vital part of the continuum of care in our community, the Bridge to Wellness program, will allow residents to transition to and from therapy services seamlessly and effortlessly without leaving the community they love. Learn more about the Bradley Creek Health Center Bridge to Wellness.

INSPIRE Program Staff

It takes a dedicated, passionate and knowledgeable team to offer the complete array of wellness services that are available to the residents of Carolina Bay. Nate Futrell and the INSPIRE Wellness Team provide that and more by focusing on each individual, personal ongoing training, and years of experience. Learn more about the INSPIRE program staff...

INSPIRE Testimonials

85% of Carolina Bay residents participate in INSPIRE! Find out what our residents are saying about INSPIRE and how it is improving their quality of life after retirement on our Testimonials page!

Star News INSPIRE Program Advertorial

Read our latest Star News article. To promote an active lifestyle, the INSPIRE Program at Carolina Bay at Autumn Hall is designed to fully immerse residents in a well-rounded, multi-dimensional, and comprehensive program where residents can achieve an exceptional feeling of well-being and a high sense of self-efficacy leading to an extraordinary quality of life. Their goal is to provide residents with the opportunity to have some of the best years they have ever experienced.