Crane’s Mill Blog

Did You Know? Crane’s Mill Offers Sub-Acute Rehabilitation Services

Open to residents of the greater community beyond just residents of Crane’s Mill, sub-acute rehabilitation at Crane’s Mill is renowned as one of the best in Northern New Jersey. Yes, Crane’s Mill has wonderful independent living apartments and cottages and excellent care in its assisted living and skilled nursing areas. But did you know that Crane’s Mill offers sub-actue rehabilitation services? Our on-site rehabilitation area is not exclusive just to Crane’s Mill residents—it’s open to anyone looking for the best in rehab services. Picture this scenario: you or a loved one need to have a knee replacement surgery. You pick …Read More »


Crane’s Mill Reviews

Read reviews from New Jersey and beyond about the Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing services at Crane’s Mill in West Caldwell How do you know if you or your loved one are going to receive excellent care in an Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing or Sub-Acute Rehab setting? Sure, you can learn plenty from the admissions personnel, do online research, and even visit the community. But when you really want to know the truth about a community, it’s best to hear from the residents and their family. How did the staff treat them throughout their stay? Was the community clean and …Read More »


Crane’s Mill 2020 Calendar

Have you seen our 2020 Calendar? Each month features a resident profile, along with a current and past portrait. January’s resident is Bebe Antell, who moved to Crane’s Mill in 2015. Ms. Antell previously lived in Millburn and West Orange, NJ.   Bebe enjoys all sorts of activities at Crane’s Mill, including the garden club, exercising in the fitness center, musical entertainment, and movies on the big screen in our auditorium, Hinman Hall. …Read More »


Do You Remember New Jersey’s Drive-in Movie Theaters?

Residents from All Over the Northern New Jersey Area Have Fond Memories of Drive-In Theaters At Crane’s Mill, we have residents from many different areas. Of course, being in Northern New Jersey, we have a large number of people from Essex, Bergen, Passaic and Morris counties. Many of our residents who have New Jersey roots will certainly remember the state’s fabulous drive-in movie theaters. A while back, NJ.com (the website for the Star-Ledger newspaper) featured a piece on one of the nation’s largest drive-in movie theaters, located just a few miles away in Newark, NJ. It’s a wonderful read, and this …Read More »


More Ways to Stay Fit This Winter: Daily Exercise Classes at Crane’s Mill

Crane’s Mill Residents Enjoy Professional Exercise Classes Six Days a Week In Northern New Jersey, we have seen our fair share of tough winter seasons. Whether we’re faced with big snowfalls and icy sidewalks or blustery below-freezing temperatures, Jack Frost can really put a wrench in our daily lives. At Crane’s Mill, residents are lucky to have a number of ways to stay fit, active and healthy regardless of the weather. In addition to the community’s wonderful fitness center and indoor pool, residents have access to morning exercise classes geared specifically for seniors. Classes take place six days per week …Read More »


Did You Know? Towne Square at Crane’s Mill Plays Host to Monthly Art Exhibits

The Koether Art Gallery at Crane’s Mill is Named for this Special Area’s Original Curator Walking through Towne Square at Crane’s Mill for the first time can be breathtaking. From the grand entrance way with reclaimed wood to the dining venues and fitness center, it seems there is something fun, interesting or delicious at each turn. What visitors may not know is that in the hall near the library and gift shop is an art gallery featuring an ever-changing roster of artists. The Koether Art Gallery, named for late Crane’s Mill residents and gallery curator Mary Koether, displays an array …Read More »


A New Year’s Resolution You’ve Earned

Give Yourself the Gift of an Exceptional Lifestyle this Year. We love this time of year. The winter months mean spending time with family and loved ones, enjoying the cool, crisp air and embracing the joyful holiday season. As the New Year approaches we find it fun to reminisce about the past and also welcome the chance to look ahead and plan what’s next. In fact, at Crane’s Mill people are busy thinking up their New Year’s resolutions. Some are striving to exercise more, take a trip or spend more time with family. What is your resolution for 2020? Here are some ideas to …Read More »



An Active Senior Couple Moves to Crane’s Mill – See What Happens Next

Watch What Happens When an Independent Couple Moves to Crane’s Mill When you come to Crane’s Mill, you are doing more than making a physical move–you are making an investment in yourself. Residents reap the rewards of a refreshed, healthy lifestyle, and a long-term well-being that can only come from moving to such a community. Check out the video below for a fun look at a new couple’s journey, and call 973-276-6700 or click here when you are ready to learn more. …Read More »


The Crane’s Mill Weekend Weather Forecast

70 Degrees and Sunny All Weekend Long in West Caldwell, NJ for Crane’s Mill Residents Northern New Jersey weather can be unpredictable–to say the least. Luckily for Crane’s Mill residents, they’ve put the worries of winter behind them! Restaurants, swimming, exercise, movies, friends, and neighbors are all connected to every apartment home. There’s no need to traipse outside, so residents can just enjoy the view of the snow falling on our 48-acre campus. Speaking of snow, here is some helpful information about how Crane’s Mill helps residents on the snowiest of days. Ready to learn more? Call 973-276-6700 or click …Read More »