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Community Updates Blog: Health & Wellness

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 »


Rehabilitation Services at Crane’s Mill

The Crane’s Mill sub-acute rehabilitation department provides residents and members of the outside community with the ability to complete their rehabilitation after an illness, joint replacement, hospital stay, or surgery. The department’s focus is on the resident’s recovery, helping residents achieve long-term health and return to being as independent as possible. …Read More »



Did You Know? Crane’s Mill Offers Sub-Acute Rehabilitation Services

Open to residents of the greater community beyond just residents of Crane’s Mill, sub-acute rehabilitation at Crane’s Mill is renowned as one of the best in Northern New Jersey. Yes, Crane’s Mill has wonderful independent living apartments and cottages and excellent care in its assisted living and skilled nursing areas. But did you know that Crane’s Mill offers sub-actue rehabilitation services? Our on-site rehabilitation area is not exclusive just to Crane’s Mill residents—it’s open to anyone looking for the best in rehab services. Picture this scenario: you or a loved one need to have a knee replacement surgery. You pick …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 »



The Crane’s Mill Weekend Weather Forecast

70 Degrees and Sunny All Weekend Long in West Caldwell, NJ for Crane’s Mill Residents Northern New Jersey weather can be unpredictable–to say the least. Luckily for Crane’s Mill residents, they’ve put the worries of winter behind them! Restaurants, swimming, exercise, movies, friends, and neighbors are all connected to every apartment home. There’s no need to traipse outside, so residents can just enjoy the view of the snow falling on our 48-acre campus. Speaking of snow, here is some helpful information about how Crane’s Mill helps residents on the snowiest of days. Ready to learn more? Call 973-276-6700 or click …Read More »


Retirement Living 101: What Questions Should You Ask When Visiting A Retirement Community?

Are you doing research and visiting retirement communities throughout New Jersey? Make an informed decision about your retirement by asking the right questions: How convenient is the location? What’s around the community? Is the community a true Continuing Care Retirement Community with a licensed Skilled Nursing Unit? What types of contracts and financial options are available? Does the community offer a Lifecare option? What is the financial stability of the organization? Ask for a disclosure statement showing the community’s financial statements for the last 5 years. How much have fees increased? Is the community all-inclusive or are there ancillary charges …Read More »


Memory Support at Crane’s Mill

The memory support neighborhood at Crane’s Mill consists of 22 studio apartments located in a designated, secure area of our assisted living that is spacious, lovely, and welcoming. Residents are provided with a safe, secure environment designed specifically for those facing memory challenges including dementia and Alzheimer’s. This area of the community has its own dining room, common areas, and a specialized staff. …Read More »


Flu Season 2019-2020 Begins – Be Prepared!

It’s that time of year again! Time to prepare yourself and your loved ones for the infamous flu season. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that the flu “has resulted in between 9.3 million – 49 million illnesses, between 140,000 – 960,000 hospitalizations and between 12,000 – 79,000 deaths annually since 2010.” We don’t want you to be another statistic, so we’ve outlined ways to be prepared and lessen your chance of contracting influenza this year. First and foremost, we recommend everyone receive the flu vaccine, especially those with compromised immune systems, such as the elderly and children 6 …Read More »