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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 »



Videos Galore on the Crane’s Mill YouTube Page

Have you checked out the Crane’s Mill YouTube page? Click here to visit the Crane’s Mill YouTube page. It’s complete with tours of our campus, apartments, health center, and more! We’ve had so much fun filming our community over the years. We’ve visited happy hour in the Cherry Blossom Lounge, dinner in the Candleberry Dining Room, water aerobics in our indoor pool, and we’ve even captured a game of bocce on our very own court! Join the fun today—visit our YouTube page and start viewing. Who knows, you may even recognize a friend or two! What’s your favorite video? What …Read More »


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 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 »


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 »