Crane’s Mill Blog

Interested in Working at Crane’s Mill?

Crane’s Mill and Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey are always looking for talented individuals to join our statewide team of over 550 professionals and skilled staff members. If you are interested in employment opportunities at Crane’s Mill Continuing Care Retirement Community or its parent organization, Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey, please click here to view the current openings. To learn more about Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey, including an overview of the programs offered and all of the organization’s latest news and events, please visit www.lsmnj.org. …Read More »




Old Timers’ Day 2019 is This Sunday

Mark your calendar, this Sunday the annual New York Yankee tradition continues as the Yanks take on the Astros on Old-Timers’ Day At Crane’s Mill, it’s no secret that we’re big New York Yankee fans. This Sunday, June 22, is one of our favorite days of the year—the annual Old Timers’ Day at Yankee Stadium. On this one nostalgic afternoon, great players in Bronx Bomber history come together for a special day including the pomp and circumstance of the grand introductions and of course, the Old Timers’ Day Game itself. Through the years, there have been so many extraordinary players …Read More »


Crane’s Mill Takes You Down the Jersey Shore

At Crane’s Mill we’re ready to celebrate the summer a little early this year, so we’re revisiting our guide to the Jersey Shore, complete with Garden State Parkway exits (click the exit number for a map of each location). As it turns out, going “down the shore” is a very “New Jersey” thing to do! No, we’re not (even close to being) the only ones with glorious beaches, but the idiom “down the shore,” much like Bruce Springsteen and jug handles, are very much New Jersey originals. Memories of the Jersey Shore revolve around lots of different aspects for lots of …Read More »


Check Out Today’s Heartwood Cafe Lunch Menu

Crane’s Mill in suburban Essex County, New Jersey offers residents a number of options with its Flexible Meal Plan. The flexible meal plan at Crane’s Mill enables independent living residents the ability to dine in the Candleberry Dining every single night. So that means, if they choose, they can enjoy a five-course, restaurant-style meal every day of the week. However, many residents enjoy using the flexible meal plan in different ways, including taking advantage of the outstanding food and service at the Heartwood Cafe. Open three times every day of the week, the Heartwood Cafe offers residents so many great …Read More »


Happy Memorial Day from Crane’s Mill

Happy Memorial Day from Crane’s Mill! We are proud to honor the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. We hope everyone enjoys a wonderful holiday weekend. …Read More »


Crane’s Mill Spring Trip – You’re Invited!

Crane’s Mill Spring Trip Opportunity  Vermont –A Special Place….. “Here We Go Again” Part III (Southern Vermont) 4 Days, 3 Nights Monday, June 24th — Thursday, June 27th, 2019 (4 days, 3 nights) $1,285.00 per person (double occupancy) $1,510.00 per person (single occupancy)  Friends, family and all who are interested are welcome to attend! Please contact Nicole Smith, Director of Community Programming for details at 973-276-3012or click here to send an email. *Price includes Luxury Motor Coach Transportation – Gratuities for driver – All Taxes, Baggage Handling and restaurant gratuities* Motor coach transportation (full-size luxury coach with lavatory)  3 Nights …Read More »



Tech Support Program Continues to Bring Residents and Area Students Together

Free Service for Crane’s Mill Residents has Become a Wednesday Afternoon Tradition Did you know? Tech-savvy students from James Caldwell High School are available on a weekly basis to provide our residents assistance with their technology needs. The service is free, and open to all Crane’s Mill residents. To make use of the service, residents are asked to fill out a tech support request form, which are available on the table outside of the Activities office. Public computers in the library and lounges (located in Sycamore I & II and Creekside) can be reserved for tech support appointments. Students will …Read More »