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Community Updates Blog: Friends & Neighbors

6 Inspirational Quotes About Aging for the Young at Heart

When you walk around Crane’s Mill, you’ll see residents in independent living ranging from their 60’s to over 100 years of age! It’s really quite amazing to speak with people about aging, and how staying young at heart can be just as important as diet and exercise when it comes to “staying young.” With that in mind, here are six quotes we found to be thought-provoking—we hope you enjoy! “Today is the oldest you’ve ever been, and the youngest you’ll ever be again.” Eleanor Roosevelt “Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age. And dreams are forever.” Walt Disney “Too many people, when …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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »



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 »



Honoring our Veterans

Today is Veterans Day, and we pay special attention to a group of real American heroes. Please join us in honoring our country’s veterans today. They are responsible for protecting the freedoms which we all hold dear. At Crane’s Mill, many of our residents have served across the different branches of the military. Each year, we look forward to seeing their photos and hearing stories of their time in the service, in training, and when stationed overseas. For more on the history of Veterans Day, you can click here to visit the US Department of Veterans Affairs website which has a complete …Read More »