Crane’s Mill Blog: amenities

Area Attractions: Location is Everything

Seniors living at Crane’s Mill in West Caldwell, New Jersey, are only a short distance to many great area attractions. The staff at Crane’s Mill does an amazing job of bringing live entertainment, cultural activities, and more. But what’s truly special about Crane’s Mill is that residents are only a short jaunt to many different area attractions. Museums, movie theaters, malls, restaurants, parks, and even daily errands are right around the corner … and transportation is fully included for all Crane’s Mill residents. Please click here for more details on specific area attractions, including the Turtle Back Zoo, Montclair Art …Read More »


Area Attractions: Location is Everything

Seniors living at Crane’s Mill in West Caldwell, New Jersey, are only a short distance to many great area attractions. The staff at Crane’s Mill does an amazing job of bringing live entertainment, cultural activities, and more. But what’s truly special about Crane’s Mill is that residents are only a short jaunt to many different area attractions. Museums, movie theaters, malls, restaurants, parks, and even daily errands are right around the corner … and transportation is fully included for all Crane’s Mill residents. Please click here for more details on specific area attractions, including the Turtle Back Zoo, Montclair Art …Read More »


Housekeeping at Crane’s Mill: Fully Included and Always Friendly

At Crane’s Mill Continuing Care Retirement Community in West Caldwell, New Jersey, housekeeping is fully included for every resident. Crane’s Mill is an all-inclusive style retirement community. What that means for our residents is that amenities like dining, transportation, and live entertainment are fully included—akin to an all-inclusive vacation, there’s no need to carry extra cash. What may surprise you is that housekeeping is also fully included. Every other week, at a scheduled time, a member of our environmental services staff visits your apartment or cottage for a general housekeeping session, and typically some friendly conversation. Also, once each year, …Read More »


There’s goes that Crane’s Mill bus again…

Transportation is one of many services & amenities included at Crane’s Mill—an Essex County, New Jersey senior living community. People see it everywhere … around town and beyond. It’s the Crane’s Mill bus! A friendly driver and our happy residents are on board, buzzing around for errands or just for fun. Make sure to wave next time you see them go by! You might see residents on the Crane’s Mil bus heading to food shopping, pharmacies, malls, movie theaters, museums, New York City … the list is endless! With transportation fully included, our residents realize it’s the best way to …Read More »


Watch: Crane’s Mill Amenities at a Glance

Enjoy this quick look at our services and amenities. Crane’s Mill offers an array of services and amenities to its residents at no additional cost, including transportation, housekeeping, landscaping, snow removal, a library, and more. …Read More »


Live Tonight in Hinman Hall: Harmonium Choral Society

Crane’s Mill is proud to welcome another night of exceptional live entertainment! It’s always fun, and always free for our residents! Tonight’s special guest performers are the Harmonium Choral Society, an exceptional chorus from nearby Morristown, New Jersey. They’ve performed here in the past, so we know we are in for a treat! To see their performance schedule and to learn more about the group, visit their website. …Read More »


Home Maintenance—Completely Taken Care Of For Crane’s Mill Residents (Smiles Included!)

Did you know that Crane’s Mill residents enjoy full maintenance services included in their monthly fee? Everything from hanging photos and changing lightbulbs to repairing and replacing appliances is our responsibility. Picture this scenario: your dishwasher stops working. Not being an appliance expert, you have no idea why it’s ceased operation, so you call a repair company or the manufacturer, schedule a visit, and usually with a few days or a few weeks (and sometime between 9 and 1, or 1 and 5, or 9 and 5!) the person comes, fixes the problem, and sends you a bill. OR they take …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 »


Crane’s Mill Retirement Community FAQ

Everything you need to know about Crane’s Mill Retirement Community on one convenient page. The Essentials: -251 Apartments -30 Cottages -48 Acres -Certified Wildlife Habitat Recent Events: -Creekside Expansion • Completed in 2010 • Added 65 apartments and 10 cottages -Dining Renovation • Completed in 2011 • Remodeled Candleberry Dining Room • New Heartwood Cafe casual dining venue • Cherry Blossom Lounge Services & Amenities • Housekeeping and bed linen services • Individual transportation to physicians, dentists and hospitals • Regularly scheduled trips to shopping and errands plus many special trips, tours and outings • Monitored emergency response system • …Read More »