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Community Updates Blog: Eat, Drink & Play

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 »


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 »


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 »