Crane’s Mill Blog: Health & Wellness

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) and a time to think about the importance of being vaccinated in order to keep our communities safe and healthy. At Lutheran Social Ministries of NJ, we place great emphasis on the importance of vaccinations to protect our residents and program participants. As we age, our immune systems become weakened, thus making it harder to fight off illness and disease such as pneumonia and the flu. Complications from these illnesses can be deadly especially to those with compromised immune systems such as the elderly, infants and people with ongoing medical conditions. Getting the …Read More »


The First Color TV Was Manufactured 55 Years Ago Today!

March 25 … a colorful day in history! On this date in 1954, RCA manufactured the first color television set. The price? $1,000–about the same price as a Chevrolet! 55 years later, you can watch hundreds of channels, stream movies and series, and of course, watch our latest commercial … all in full color ūüôā …Read More »


Crane's Mill Pi Day 2019

National Pi Day

Crane’s Mill Distributes Deliciously Clever National Pi Day Treats National Pi Day, celebrated through the world on March 14‚ÄĒyes, that‚Äôs 3-14‚ÄĒnot only commemorates a very special, non-ending number, but also celebrates the birthday of one of the greatest scientists and mathematicians of all times‚ÄĒAlbert Einstein. National Pi Day has become the day to celebrate numbers, math, and in the case of LSMNJ‚ÄĒcensus numbers! This year, social workers, discharge planners and case managers in the Essex County area were acknowledged by Crane‚Äôs Mill with mini chocolate cream pies, courtesy of our very own in-house pastry chef. …Read More »


Successful Aging Programs at Crane’s Mill

At Crane‚Äôs Mill, specialized staff, programming, clubs, and committees are dedicated to providing the technology and support needed so that all residents can remain active and healthy. Examples include: The Telesensory Machine in our library magnifies text and images up to 50 times to help those with low vision or vision impairment. The Hearing Loop in Hinman Hall amplifies sound directly into a person‚Äôs hearing aid, so residents can better hear guest speakers, musicians, and more. The Crane‚Äôs Mill campus, including all common areas, is fully accessible for any mobility level. To learn more about how Crane‚Äôs Mill is always …Read More »




Residents Dance the Night Away at Crane’s Mill

Looking to stay fit this season? Try dancing!¬†It’s a fantastic approach to keeping active during our snowy, bitter-cold northern New Jersey winters. Sometimes you just feel like dancing!¬†Crane’s Mill residents keep active with professional dance class plus multiple live musical performances each week in Hinman Hall, the community’s main theater. It’s a great way to keep yourself active and limber the whole year round. What’s more, live entertainment, dance class, and so many other programs are always a short, indoor walk from every Crane’s Mill apartment. With so much going on, maybe it’s time you asked to “cut in” and …Read More »



Free CEU Program – Ethics and Cultural Competence

Visit Crane’s Mill for this Free Continuing Education Program¬†for Social Workers, RNs, CALAs, and LNHAs The Ethics of Cultural Diversity: Considerations in Multicultural Settings Sponsor:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Longtree & Associates, LLC, a Long-Term Care Seminar and ¬† Consulting Firm Presenter: ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Heidi Schnapp, CSW,CWP,CCM Location:¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Crane‚Äôs Mill, West Caldwell Date: ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†December 7, 2018 Time:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†9:00am ‚Äď 12:00pm RSVP: ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Barbara Davey (973) 276-3004 or email¬†BDavey@LSMNJ.org 3.0 CE ¬†¬†SW, RN, NAB, LNHA Cultural diversity in American society and, indeed, the world, has been acknowledged with increased frequency over the past several decades. This seminar is a direct response …Read More »


Does Your Car Fit You?

Visit Crane’s Mill for this special program! DOES YOUR CAR FIT YOU? Learn why the proper fit¬†in your vehicle is essential for both your safety and the safety of others on the road. CarFit is presented by AAA, AARP, and the American Occupational Therapy Association. It‚Äôs a community-based program that provides a quick, yet comprehensive 12-point check of how well you and your car work together. There are only 28 spots available on a first-come, first-served basis.¬†MUST be pre-registered to participate. To register, call Barbara Davey, 973-276-3004 or click here to send an email. Thursday, September 20, 2018 12:30 to …Read More »