Crane’s Mill Blog


Fred Miller’s Lectures-In-Song Comes to Crane’s Mill

Pianist/Singer/Narrator Fred Miller presents his musical & anecdotal overview of the great American songwriter’s life & career. On Tuesday, January 15, residents will be treated to a wonderful musical lecture presented by Fred Miller. In this special presentation, Mr. Miller will focus on the life’s work of Jerome Kern. A member of the Songwriting Hall of Fame, Jerome Kern composed over 700 songs, including “Ol’ Man River,” “The Way You Look Tonight,” and “A Fine Romance.” Enjoy this preview of the performance below: This is just one of 200 unique programs each month at Crane’s Mill. Interested in learning more …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 »



Crane’s Mill Residents Treated to Holiday Concert by West Caldwell Police Detective

Detective Mazzeo performed holiday favorites and provided info on keeping seniors safe from scams. Over 100 residents at Crane’s Mill Retirement Community in West Caldwell were treated to a festive holiday concert when Detective Paul Mazzeo of the West Caldwell Police Department shared his musical talents the evening of December 17. Combining traditional Christmas carols with stories and dialogue, residents were not only entertained but also educated about senior scams that target the elderly during the holiday season. Detective Mazzeo (second from left) was joined by his brothers in blue, including (left to right):  Officer Michael High, Officer Brett Keeps, and …Read More »


Pie Baking Contest at Crane’s Mill

The pie baking contest was filled with fun! Crane’s Mill resident Don D., the only gentleman in the contest, took home top prize! On Friday, November 30, Crane’s Mill held the community’s first ever pie baking contest. There were eight entries in all, including pumpkin, apple, key lime, sweet potato, and even an apple-free “mock apple” pie! Pies were blind-taste-tested by a panel of judges (one resident, Ms. Phyllis Novick, and two staff members–Chad Murin, VP and Executive Director, and Tom Ragusa, Senior Manager of Marketing and Communications). The judges scored the delectable entries on their taste, texture, and appearance. The first-place …Read More »



Happy Veterans Day

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 account, along with resources for veterans and their families. …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’s Mill, West Caldwell Date:                   December 7, 2018 Time:                  9:00am – 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 »


The Morris – Two Bedroom with Den – Now Available

Join us for a tour of the “Morris” two bedroom deluxe apartment! Just last week we snapped a few photos of one of our “Morris” apartment homes to share with visitors to our site. One of 21 available floor plans, the Morris is located in our Sycamore building and is just steps from Towne Square. The 1,111 square foot apartment features two large bedrooms complete with two walk-in closets, two full baths, an open living/dining space, well-appointed kitchen and more. Like all Crane’s Mill homes, the Morris boasts a private, screened-in porch and outdoor storage area along with an in-unit washer …Read More »