Community Updates Blog: Activities

Coming Monday, May 18 – WomanSONG Intergenerational Chorus

We’re excited to announce that the WomanSONG Intergenerational Chorus & Metropolitan Woodwind Ensemble will perform live for our residents in Hinman Hall! The chorus is directed by Fran DePalma-Iozzi of Caldwell, and the woodwind ensemble features Louis Iozzi of Caldwell and cellist Allegra Whiting of West Caldwell. Stay tuned to the Millstream for monthly updates on our resident calendar of live entertainment, activities, trips and more.   …Read More »

Today at Crane’s Mill: Health, Wellness, and Remembrance

Another busy day at Crane’s Mill is capped by a very special lecture in Hinman Hall Keeping up with Crane’s Mill residents can be a challenge! Today is a fine example of how our residents keep busy. Just some of the programs on today’s schedule include: 9:30 a.m. – Pilates Class in Hinman Hall 10:00 a.m. – Local Errands 12:30 p.m. – Extended Errands 1:00 p.m. – “Know the Skin You’re In” Lectures in Hinman Hall 1:30 p.m. – Food Committee Meeting 1:30 p.m. – Scrabble in the Cherry Blossom Lounge 7:15 p.m. – Brooklyn 9/11 Wall of Remembrance Lecture …Read More »

Live Tonight at Crane’s Mill: Resident Favorites The Belle Tones!

Each month, the Crane’s Mill activities calendar is filled with fun programs, exercise, trips, outings, classes, discussion groups, live entertainment, and so much more! Today, after Happy Hour in the Cherry Blossom Lounge and a restaurant-style dinner in the Candleberry Dining Room, residents will enjoy another fantastic live program featuring resident favorites The Belle Tones! The Belle Tones are a female trio featuring “popular music from the 1920s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, Plenty of Patriotic Tunes, Broadway, Jazz, and Holiday Music.” They’re fun, funny, charming, and always entertaining…to say our residents are excited to have them back is …Read More »

Crane’s Mill Amenities—All-Inclusive Retirement Living at its Finest

Have you visited our amenities page? It includes a whole list of comforts and conveniences that are fully included for every resident. Each month, an activities calendar is printed in the Milllstream newsletter, and it’s filled with fun programs, exercise classes, trips, outings, and more! In addition to scheduled activities, every common area is considered a part of each resident’s home. So, residents have unrestricted access to the gym and pool, the Cherry Blossom Lounge (and about a dozen other comfy lounges throughout the community), the bocce court, gazebo, pond, picnic areas, and so much more! Click here to read …Read More »

February at Crane’s Mill: The Fun Didn’t Stop as the Temperatures Dropped

Snow, ice, and, record low temperatures didn’t get in the way of an especially fun February at Crane’s Mill. A few highlights from the month included live entertainment, exercise classes, and two very special holiday socials. Valentine’s Day On February 13, our residents kicked off their Valentine’s celebration one day early with a social in Hinman Hall. The afternoon included an assortment of sweet treats complete with a chocolate fountain for dipping. Fruit skewers, pretzel rods, and marshmallows—the sticky, gooey crowd favorite—proved perfect for a warm chocolate coating before indulging. Music from crooner Mark Fabian delighted the crowd. Mr. Fabian’s …Read More »

Plan Your Next Visit to Crane’s Mill

The Crane’s Mill Event Calendar is updated often with fun programs, activities, medical lectures, cooking demos, open house tours, and so much more! Looking for a fun activity? Interested in learning more about the latest in health & wellness? Curious about touring our cottages? Then you should take a look at the Crane’s Mill Event Calendar! We are constantly updating our schedule with all sorts of great programs. If you see one you like, simply call the phone number noted (or click to send an email) and we’ll call you back to confirm your attendance. It’s that easy! Once you’re …Read More »

Crane’s Mill Trip Opportunity: Christmas in Hershey, PA

Crane’s Mill Trip Opportunity Christmas in Hershey, Pennsylvania The Spirit of the Holidays Glows Brighter than ever in “The Sweetest Place on Earth”  Wednesday, December 10th   — Thursday, December 11th, 2014  (2 days, 1 night)     $362.00 per person (double occupancy)       $422.00 per person (single occupancy) *price includes gratuities for driver, tour guides and wait staff at restaurants* Motor coach transportation (full-size coach with lavatory) TRIP HIGHLIGHTS Overnight at Historic Hotel Hershey – Considered one of the finest Historic Hotels of America, Hotel Hershey is known for its refined elegance and signature service.  The 1930’s hotel, situated high atop a …Read More »

Are You Ready for Another Snowy, Icy, Bitter Cold Northern New Jersey Winter?

This year, trade in all your winter worries for a lifestyle of convenience, luxury, and peace of mind at Crane’s Mill Retirement Community. This winter, trade in cabin fever for water aerobics, daily exercise classes, and live entertainment. Trade in slippery roads and sidewalks for the security of retirement living—including door-to-door transportation. Trade in running out of groceries for restaurant-style ding and a grocery store just a few indoor steps from your front door. Trade in being stuck at home for having everything you need right at your fingertips—including world-class healthcare. Trade in the inconvenience and dangers of dealing with …Read More »

The Millstream: Our Resident Activities Calendar is Online

The Millstream is updated each month with an array of resident activities, trips, programs, and more. This month, there are countless activities in the Millstream calendar—truly something for everyone! This week, patrons of the arts (we have many at Crane’s Mill) are in their glory. Yesterday, the Harmonium Choral Society performed to a packed house right on campus in Hinman Hall. Tomorrow, our residents take a trip to enjoy Sophie Tucker – Last of the Red Hot Mamas at the Bickford Theatre, then on Friday, a trip to the Westchester Broadway Theatre, and Saturday afternoon features a jaunt to the Paper …Read More »

A Day in the Life: Crane’s Mill Activities for Monday, August 25, 2014

Here’s a look at the day ahead for our independent living residents. Just like every day of the week, today, August 25, is packed with fun activities, programs, food, and more! Crane’s Mill residents really know how to live it up, and have the choices and variety available to truly live an independent lifestyle. 8:00 − 9:30 a.m. Heartwood Cafe open for breakfast 9:00 a.m. Aquatic Fitness 10:00 a.m. Lap Swimming 10:30 a.m. Morning Movie: “Burn” 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Heartwood Cafe open for breakfast 1:00 p.m. Group Dancing 1:30 p.m. Afternoon Movie: “Burn” 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Heartwood …Read More »