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Community Updates Blog: Health & Wellness

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 »


Assisted Living at Crane’s Mill

Assisted living at Crane’s Mill offers the blending of an exceptional lifestyle with the benefits of assistance for your individual needs as they evolve. In the event that a resident requires assistance with activities of daily living such as bathing, grooming, dressing, help with medications or going to meals, we are there to assist 24 hours a day. …Read More »


September is National Healthy Aging Month

September is National Healthy Aging® Month and there is no better time to take charge of your overall mental, physical and emotional well-being. Throughout each of our senior care communities, we encourage residents to make the most of each day by participating in activities they enjoy and socializing as often as possible. We believe that the key to living a full life is by taking care of yourself in all capacities while spreading joy to others. Aging is a natural part of life and though it may not always be easy, there are many ways we can age gracefully and …Read More »


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 🙂 …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—yes, that’s 3-14—not only commemorates a very special, non-ending number, but also celebrates the birthday of one of the greatest scientists and mathematicians of all times—Albert Einstein. National Pi Day has become the day to celebrate numbers, math, and in the case of LSMNJ—census numbers! This year, social workers, discharge planners and case managers in the Essex County area were acknowledged by Crane’s 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’s 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’s hearing aid, so residents can better hear guest speakers, musicians, and more. The Crane’s Mill campus, including all common areas, is fully accessible for any mobility level. To learn more about how Crane’s Mill is always …Read More »