Crane’s Mill Blog

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 »


Don’t Miss Breakfast with Santa and a Magical Horse and Carriage Ride – Saturday, December 14

Kick off the holidays at Crane’s Mill with this free Breakfast with Santa at our West Caldwell, New Jersey Retirement Community! Bring your children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren for their chance to meet Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, and their elves! Please be sure to bring your own camera for pictures with Jolly Old Saint Nick! Plus, take a horse-drawn carriage ride around our campus, play fun games, warm up with cocoa, and enjoy a holiday sing-a-long! The fun takes place on Saturday, December 14th from 9:00 a.m. to 12 Noon at Crane’s Mill. Call 973-276-3070 or click here to send email …Read More »



Gallery: Thanksgiving Unstuffed

Guests filled Hinman Hall for ‘Thanksgiving Unstuffed,’ a special cooking demo hosted by Crane’s Mill executive chef Dominic Ackerman. Chef Dom walked the crowd through unique ideas for holiday leftovers including Turkey Pot Pie Soup, Turkey Endive Salad, and Thanksgiving Frittatas. Everyone enjoyed sampling the chef’s dishes while sharing holiday traditions–new and old–with the group. …Read More »


Rehabilitation Services at Crane’s Mill

The Crane’s Mill sub-acute rehabilitation department provides residents and members of the outside community with the ability to complete their rehabilitation after an illness, joint replacement, hospital stay, or surgery. The department’s focus is on the resident’s recovery, helping residents achieve long-term health and return to being as independent as possible. …Read More »


Honoring our Veterans

Today is Veterans Day, and we pay special attention to a group of real American heroes. Please join us in honoring our country’s veterans today. They are responsible for protecting the freedoms which we all hold dear. At Crane’s Mill, many of our residents have served across the different branches of the military. Each year, we look forward to seeing their photos and hearing stories of their time in the service, in training, and when stationed overseas. For more on the history of Veterans Day, you can click here to visit the US Department of Veterans Affairs website which has a complete …Read More »



Crane’s Mill Trip Opportunity – Christmas in Hershey

Here’s your chance to take a “sweet” trip with the Crane’s Mill residents! You’re invited to join the Crane’s Mill residents for a special trip to “The Sweetest Place On Earth” Sunday, December 1st –Monday, December 2nd, 2019 (2 days, 1 night) The holidays glow even brighter in Hershey, and we are excited to offer this chance to experience it for yourself. $635.00 per person (single occupancy) $555.00 per person (double occupancy)  $525.00 per person (Triple occupancy)  *Price includes Luxury Motor Coach Transportation (full-size luxury coach with lavatory)  Taxes & Gratuities for included meals, Hotel, Driver and guides tips….  *Overnight …Read More »


Soup’s on! Twice a day, in fact!

Crane’s Mill residents, staff and guests LOVE the delicious, homemade soup options available at the Heartwood Cafe and Candleberry Dining Room. Autumn is one of our favorite seasons. There’s an array of colors on, and falling from, the trees, the kids are preparing to trick or treat, and there’s a slight chill to the air. There are few things we love more on a cool fall afternoon than a delicious bowl of homemade soup. To satiate our need for a delicious way to warm up, Crane’s Mill offers one delicious homemade soup at lunch, and another at dinner, every day …Read More »


Retirement Living 101: What Questions Should You Ask When Visiting A Retirement Community?

Are you doing research and visiting retirement communities throughout New Jersey? Make an informed decision about your retirement by asking the right questions: How convenient is the location? What’s around the community? Is the community a true Continuing Care Retirement Community with a licensed Skilled Nursing Unit? What types of contracts and financial options are available? Does the community offer a Lifecare option? What is the financial stability of the organization? Ask for a disclosure statement showing the community’s financial statements for the last 5 years. How much have fees increased? Is the community all-inclusive or are there ancillary charges …Read More »