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Community Updates Blog: Eat, Drink & Play

Watch: Cinco de Mayo Cooking Demo with Chef Dom and Germaine

Crane’s Mill went “live” on Facebook for a fun cooking demo! Check out the video below to see the community’s executive chef team up with staff member Germaine Loudon for a Cinco de May Cooking Demo! The program took place in our Eagle style apartment, a one bedroom, one and one half bathroom with den apartment in our Creekside building. The apartment features 9 foot ceilings, high-end finishes, and is just steps from dining and socializing in Towne Square. Check out the video below, and be sure to visit the Crane’s Mill Facebook Page for more fun! …Read More »


St. Patrick’s Day Leftovers Transformed Into Ultimate Reuben Sandwich

Crane’s Mill Executive Chef Dominic Ackerman, assisted by Marketing Transition Coordinator Germaine Loudon, treated prospective residents, family members, and residents to a special virtual cooking demo! This time around, Chef Dom brings his St. Patrick’s Day leftovers to the table and shows us his Ultimate take on a Reuben sandwich! …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 »


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 »


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 »