Crane’s Mill Blog

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 »


A Day in the Life of a Crane’s Mill Resident

Join us for a look at independent living activities at Crane’s Mill Retirement Community in West Caldwell, New Jersey Many people wonder what it’s like to live at Crane’s Mill. Sure, there are beautiful apartments and cottages, friendly staff and common areas on-par with fine hotels. But what do people do all day? Luckily for you, you found the answer here! Every day, there are many activities, events and jaunts to nearby locations on the calendar. The beauty of Crane’s Mill is that we keep our calendar filled to the brim—and our residents have the choice to do as much …Read More »


Memory Support at Crane’s Mill

The memory support neighborhood at Crane’s Mill consists of 22 studio apartments located in a designated, secure area of our assisted living that is spacious, lovely, and welcoming. Residents are provided with a safe, secure environment designed specifically for those facing memory challenges including dementia and Alzheimer’s. This area of the community has its own dining room, common areas, and a specialized staff. …Read More »


Flu Season 2019-2020 Begins – Be Prepared!

It’s that time of year again! Time to prepare yourself and your loved ones for the infamous flu season. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that the flu “has resulted in between 9.3 million – 49 million illnesses, between 140,000 – 960,000 hospitalizations and between 12,000 – 79,000 deaths annually since 2010.” We don’t want you to be another statistic, so we’ve outlined ways to be prepared and lessen your chance of contracting influenza this year. First and foremost, we recommend everyone receive the flu vaccine, especially those with compromised immune systems, such as the elderly and children 6 …Read More »


Fall Tour of Homes – This Saturday, October 5, 2019

The annual tradition continues at Crane’s Mill! Guests from all across northern New Jersey have grown accustomed to visiting Crane’s Mill each year to tour the community’s exceptional independent living retirement homes, the sprawling 48-acre campus, and our five-star rated Health Center. This year, a select few available apartment homes are on display. Guests will see homes that are move-in ready, and others that are waiting to be customized to your personal tastes! In addition to these fine apartment homes, guests are welcome to stroll the sidewalks which circle the campus. Points of interest include fall foliage in all directions …Read More »


Assisted Living at Crane’s Mill

Assisted living at Crane’s Mill offers the blending of an exceptional lifestyle with the benefits of assistance for your individual needs as they evolve. In the event that a resident requires assistance with activities of daily living such as bathing, grooming, dressing, help with medications or going to meals, we are there to assist 24 hours a day. …Read More »