Community Updates Blog: Eat, Drink & Play

What's Baking with Pastry Chef Claudia

Pastry Chef Leads Decorating Class for Residents

West Caldwell Seniors Living at Crane’s Mill Learn Cake Decorating from the Community’s Pastry Chef Pastry Chef Claudia Hansen led another fun “What’s Baking?” program with the residents! Claudia showed the group intricate cupcake-decorating techniques and shared fun tips to help take their baked treats to the next level! Did you know? Chef Claudia is a Culinary Institute of America graduate who trained at top bakeries. We are so grateful for her taking the time to share her skills! …Read More »

Pool Party

Gallery: Crane’s Mill Pool Party

West Caldwell Seniors Enjoy Indoor Pool Party Check out these fun pics from this afternoon’s pool party! Residents had a blast playing volleyball and basketball in the pool, while others gathered for music, snacks, and other poolside fun! This splashy program is part of Crane’s Mill Cruise Week–a special week packed with summertime celebrations … stay tuned for more! …Read More »

St Pattys Day Celebration

Saint Patrick’s Day at Crane’s Mill

Saint Patrick’s Day at Crane’s Mill is quite a party! Residents are currently enjoying live music and Irish treats in Hinman Hall. The music features soaring renditions of our residents’ Irish favorites! When the music stops, the fun continues at our new bar for Happy Hour, followed by traditional corned beef and cabbage for dinner and Bailey’s chocolate pots de crème for dessert … WOW! …Read More »

Professional Networking at Crane's Mill

Gallery: Crane’s Mill and Journey Hospice Host Networking Event

Crane’s Mill, Journey Hospice Welcome Local Senior Living Professionals for Networking Event On Thursday, March 10, Crane’s Mill teamed up with Journey Hospice to welcome 60 area professionals to a special ‘March Madness’ networking event. The evening provided a chance for colleagues and contemporaries to share stories, exchange business cards, and have some fun. Amazing sandwiches, salads, and international cheeses were served along with wine, beer, and soft drinks. Five lucky attendees walked away with raffle prizes which included restaurant gift cards and wine baskets. Check out the gallery below, and stay tuned to cranesmill.org for more upcoming events! …Read More »

Penguin visits Crane's Mill

Crane’s Mill Residents Enjoy Visit from Live Penguin!

The sea life experts from Jenkinson’s Aquarium visited Crane’s Mill on Tuesday for a Live Penguin Presentation! Residents learned all about penguin biology, geography, care, feeding, and wildlife conservation. We even had a chance to ask questions and pet the penguin!Anim A fun time was had by all, including the penguin, who enjoyed waddling around the community! …Read More »

Snow on Crane's Mill Campus

First Snowy Day of 2022

The Crane’s Mill team has been hard at work since early this morning, clearing snow and making sure residents are safe and cared for. Crane’s Mill residents can focus on doing the things they truly enjoy, like staying active and healthy, taking a swim in our indoor pool, reading a book by the fire, and enjoying restaurant-style dining—all without traipsing through the snow or going out for a drive. Here is a look at just some of the services and amenities offered at Crane’s Mill that keep our residents active and healthy all winter long: SNOW COVERED CAR? We shovel …Read More »

Milton the Elf

Milton – The Crane’s Mill Elf – Appearing Around Campus All Month Long!

The elf is back to spread joy to residents and social media followers! He’s back!! We found Milton passing out his business card and gearing up for a fun holiday season here at Crane’s Mill!   The friendly little ‘Holiday Consultant’ will be appearing around campus all December long … be sure to follow the fun on the Crane’s Mill Facebook page at Facebook.com/cranesmill. …Read More »

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 »