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Community Updates Blog

6 Inspirational Quotes About Aging for the Young at Heart

When you walk around Crane’s Mill, you’ll see residents in independent living ranging from their 60’s to over 100 years of age! It’s really quite amazing to speak with people about aging, and how staying young at heart can be just as important as diet and exercise when it comes to “staying young.” With that in mind, here are six quotes we found to be thought-provoking—we hope you enjoy! “Today is the oldest you’ve ever been, and the youngest you’ll ever be again.” Eleanor Roosevelt “Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age. And dreams are forever.” Walt Disney “Too many people, when …Read More »


A Poem for Grandparents Day

Crane’s Mill would like to wish all the grandparents and great-grandparents a very happy day! We owe a lot to our grandparents–from taking the time to listen and teaching us to fish or knit, to passing us that extra piece of cake, they provide comfort and support in a one-of-a-kind way. Their stories provide glimpses into days past, before smartphones and twitter made things move so fast. Some times may have been tough and streets may have been rough, but laughter and love were plentiful and provided more than enough. You can count on them for a joke every once in a …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 »


Did You Know? The Crane’s Mill Campus is a Certified Wildlife Habitat

Crane’s Mill is a Certified Wildlife Habitat. Here’s more on that certification, and what it means to our residents. We are proud to share that Crane’s Mill is a Certified Wildlife Habitat. We have signs posted on our campus that read: “This habitat is certified in the National Wildlife Federation’s worldwide network of mini-refuges. Because of the owner’s conscientious planning, landscaping, and sustainable gardening, wildlife may find quality habitat.” To be classified as a Certified Wildlife Habitat, the Crane’s mill campus has to continually provide the four basic basic habitat elements needed for wildlife to thrive: food, water, cover, and places to …Read More »


Christmas in July!

It’s Christmas in July at Crane’s Mill! This week-long celebration kicked off with staff circling campus singing Christmas carols while residents enjoyed from their porches! Check out the gallery below and visit our Facebook page for more: …Read More »


Crane’s Mill 2020 Activities Calendar Online

The Crane’s Mill June 2020 Activities Calendar is now online on our Millstream page! The June 2020 calendar boasts dozens of fun and engaging programs for our independent living residents. Nicole Smith, the community’s director of community programming, developed the calendar using a deft combination LSMNJ’s La Via wellness guidelines and ingenuity learned from her near-twenty years of experience in senior living. Offerings include door-to-door Daily Chronicles and Bingo, Virtual Yoga and exercise classes, Zoom chats with staff members, and spiritual programs with Pastor Nancy, our in-house chaplain. View more at our Millstream page, and check back each month for …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 »


Latest Meal Menus

Please note: the latest meal menus can be found here. Reminder: you can easily reach Crane’s Mill staff at cranesmill@lsmnj.org with any questions or concerns. …Read More »