Crane’s Mill Blog: Eat, Drink & Play

Did You Know? Towne Square at Crane’s Mill Plays Host to Monthly Art Exhibits

The Koether Art Gallery at Crane’s Mill is Named for this Special Area’s Original Curator Walking through Towne Square at Crane’s Mill for the first time can be breathtaking. From the grand entrance way with reclaimed wood to the dining venues and fitness center, it seems there is something fun, interesting or delicious at each turn. What visitors may not know is that in the hall near the library and gift shop is an art gallery featuring an ever-changing roster of artists. The Koether Art Gallery, named for late Crane’s Mill residents and gallery curator Mary Koether, displays an array …Read More »


A New Year’s Resolution You’ve Earned

Give Yourself the Gift of an Exceptional Lifestyle this Year. We love this time of year. The winter months mean spending time with family and loved ones, enjoying the cool, crisp air and embracing the joyful holiday season. As the New Year approaches we find it fun to reminisce about the past and also welcome the chance to look ahead and plan what’s next. In fact, at Crane’s Mill people are busy thinking up their New Year’s resolutions. Some are striving to exercise more, take a trip or spend more time with family. What is your resolution for 2020? Here are some ideas to …Read More »



An Active Senior Couple Moves to Crane’s Mill – See What Happens Next

Watch What Happens When an Independent Couple Moves to Crane’s Mill When you come to Crane’s Mill, you are doing more than making a physical move–you are making an investment in yourself. Residents reap the rewards of a refreshed, healthy lifestyle, and a long-term well-being that can only come from moving to such a community. Check out the video below for a fun look at a new couple’s journey, and call 973-276-6700 or click here when you are ready to learn more. …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 »



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 »