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Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week – Annette Busch

Say hello to our Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week! Ms. Busch moved from Florida to Crane’s Mill in West Caldwell, New Jersey Say Hello to our Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week Annette Busch moved to Crane’s Mill in 2017 from Delray Beach, Florida. Ms. Busch has three children and seven grandchildren. She has a B.A. degree from Brooklyn College and a M.A. degree from Hofstra University. Ms. Busch was a teacher of Spanish and English, and enjoys writing poetry and song lyrics. …Read More »


Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week – Tony Cirillo

Say hello to our Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week! Mr. Cirillo can be seen in our We’re Back campaign video, celebrating residents removing their masks and showing their smiles! This week’s neighbor is Tony Cirillo, who moved to Crane’s Mill from New York City in 2016. Mr. Cirillo is a friendly conversationist who can be seen talking with any number of people in the Towne Square lobby. Mr. Cirillo provided this spirited “We’re Back!” for our recent campaign video, and when someone delivers a performance with this much gusto, it’s worth repeating! …Read More »


Executive Chef Dominic Ackerman of Crane's Mill

Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week – Chef Dominic Ackerman

Say hello to our Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week! The New Jersey native and culinary expert provides an upscale dining experience Crane’s Mill residents You know Chef Dominic Ackerman from our Facebook Live Cooking Demos, and we’re excited to share more about our executive chef her as our neighbor of the week! Born and raised in Morris County, Dominic Ackerman has always showed an enthusiasm for the culinary arts from a young age. After an early start in his grandmother’s kitchen, Dominic attended the Morris County School of Technology prior to studying classic French cuisine at the New England …Read More »


Featured Apartment: The Park Avenue

Currently Available: “Park Avenue” Apartment—2 Bedroom, 2 Bath with Den in 1600 Square Feet The Park Avenue is the flagship of Crane’s Mill apartments—and we’re excited to announce that we currently have one available. The Crane’s Mill “Park Avenue” is the community’s largest apartment—a two bedroom, two bath with den apartment measuring 1,600 square feet. Located in Creekside, one of three interconnected buildings at Crane’s Mill, the Park Avenue provides all the space and versatility of a cottage with the added advantage of access to all sorts of amenities without ever having to step foot outside. The Park Avenue features nine-foot ceilings …Read More »


Wally Reiling

Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week – Wally Reiling

Say hello to our Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week! Wally Enjoys Performing On Stage with the Crane’s Mill Drama Club Wally Reiling became a Crane’s Mill resident in May 2019. Wally is well-known around campus for his friendly demeanor and quick-witted sense of humor. Wally owned a toy manufacturing company, and enjoys sports and movies. He also has a passion for acting. In fact, he was integral in founding Crane’s Mill’s Drama Club, which meets twice per month and is currently working on their next performance. …Read More »


Bloomfield Floor Plan

Crane’s Mill Cottage Residents Leave Their Worries Behind

The West Caldwell, New Jersey Retirement Community Offers Amazing Accommodations Imagine having all the benefits of your own home with none of the hassle. That’s the reality for the lucky seniors living in a Crane’s Mill cottage. Crane’s Mill offers luxury living for adults age 60 and better, and the epitome of that lifestyle is found in our cottage homes. This boutique collection of freestanding, single-family homes offer fine finishes, modern amenities, and plenty of room for entertaining and hosting guests. Plus, cottage residents enjoy all the same benefits as all Crane’s Mill residents including a flexible meal plan, housekeeping, …Read More »


Lois poses with an award-winning painting

Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week – Lois Schnell

Say hello to our Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week! Lois Schnell enjoys everything our West Caldwell retirement community has to offer Lois Schnell is an independent living resident who is graceful, friendly, and talented. Lois is an accomplished painter, interpreting a wide range of subjects in vivid, colorful creations.   Lois enjoys all different Crane’s Mill programs, and has been the featured artist on the organization’s Christmas card on more than one occasion. …Read More »


Cruise Week 2021

Crane’s Mill Neighbors of the Week – Crane’s Mill Staff

Say hello to our Crane’s Mill Neighbors of the Week! We are celebrating the Crane’s Mill staff! This week, in honor of Employee Recognition Week, our Neighbors are the Crane’s Mill staff! These talented and dedicated individuals go above and beyond every day of the year to keep residents active, engaged, and living their best lives. Stay tuned to our social media channels for more throughout the week: Crane’s Mill Facebook Page Crane’s Mill LinkedIn Page Interested in joining the fun? Check out the Crane’s Mill Careers page to see our current openings. …Read More »


Assisted Living & Memory Support Respite Stays

Respite Stays at Crane’s Mill Provide Well-Deserved Breaks for Caregivers Caregiving is a full-time job. It’s okay to take some time for yourself. We can help. At Crane’s Mill, our expert staff, quality care, and home-like surroundings can put your mind at ease while you take a well-deserved self-care siesta. For a limited time, guests can stay for two weeks and receive two days free, so you can book your vacation, renovate your home, or simply relax with the peace of mind that we are caring for your loved one. Availability includes Assisted Living and Memory Support. Call 973-276-3016 or contact …Read More »


Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week – Charlotte Mandel

Say hello to our Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week! Charlotte Mandel is a published author, poet, and Crane’s Mill resident This week’s Neighbor is Charlotte Mandel, a long-time Crane’s Mill resident. Charlotte is a friend to many residents and staff members and is well-known as a published author and poet who has given readings right here on campus. Recently, Charlotte presented a program to residents via Zoom titled “A Poet’s Journey: From Coney Island to The Land of Canaan” covering her beginnings and evolution of her life as a poet. She also contributed an original poem to our community’s Wall …Read More »