Community Updates Blog: amenities

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 »

Farmers Market Returns to Towne Square at Crane’s Mill

Fresh fruit, veggies and more are available just steps from our residents’ front doors! Crane’s Mill residents enjoy some of the best in retirement living in New Jersey. At the forefront of the community is its dining options. Residents can choose formal dinner with a full wait staff, casual dining in the cafe, upscale cuisine in 4 Five 9 and food shopping at the Corner Market. We’re pleased to announce the return of yet another great amenity: our Farmers Market. Located in the heart of Towne Square, the Farmers Market is open once per week and offers an array of …Read More »

Outdoor Dining at Crane’s Mill

Northern New Jersey Retirement Living At Its Finest! As the weather turns to sunny and bright, residents at Crane’s Mill have the option of using their flexible meal plan on a wonderful outdoor dinner. Located just outside of our Candleberry Dining Room, residents enjoy an array of menu options, full wait staff, and an excellent meal. Here’s a fun look at our residents enjoying an al fresco meal on the patio. Would you like to experience Crane’s Mill for yourself? Call us at 973-276-3001 or click here to contact us to find out more about the very best in Northern …Read More »

Crane’s Mill on the Move: Summer in Vermont

Crane’s Mill residents are always looking for fun new places to go and things to do. This summer, a jaunt to Vermont is on order. There’s nothing like a vacation with close friends and family. Even for Crane’s Mill residents, who truly “have it all” at their home, it’s nice to get away for a few days and make new memories with the ones they love. This month, adventurous Crane’s Mill residents are spending some time in Vermont. The tour, coordinated by our Activities Director, spans 4 days and 3 nights, and includes luxury transportation, exquisite accommodations and fabulous meals. …Read More »

Check it Out: The Renovated Crane’s Mill Library

The Crane’s Mill Library offers residents volumes of information and fun, right in Towne Square Crane’s Mill residents love having access to a full-service library just a few indoor steps from their front door. The library features a large selection of fiction and non-fiction, biographies, reference, and periodicals including daily newspaper deliveries and an array of magazines. Computers with internet access, printers and copy machines ensure that are residents are attune to all the latest goings-on. Plus, our resident book club members enjoy the library as a gathering space to discuss their latest literary endeavors. As part of our recent renovations, …Read More »

What’s for Dinner Tonight at 4 Five 9

Looking for an upscale restaurant in West Caldwell, NJ? For Crane’s Mill residents, fine dining at 4 Five 9 is just steps from their front door. Residents at Crane’s Mill in West Caldwell enjoy the advantage of a flexible meal plan, allowing them to enjoy formal dining in the Candleberry Dining Room, casual fare in the Heartwood Cafe, and even grocery shopping at the Corner Market. The newest dining venue, 4 Five 9, offers residents an upscale dining experience and has proven to be a very popular addition. Since opening in 2012, 4 Five 9 has established itself as the …Read More »

Home Improvement: Crane’s Mill Library, Gift Box and Beauty Salon

Crane’s Mill is always improving its residents’ way of life. Right now, three fun areas of the campus are getting a face lift. You may know that Crane’s Mill has a library, gift shop and beauty salon/barber shop right on campus. What you may not know is that all three of these spots are getting a makeover as we speak. The library is a go-to location for residents on a daily basis. Completely run by resident volunteers, the library offers daily newspapers, computers with internet access, a copy machine, printers and more. Of course, there is a wide selection of …Read More »

Crane’s Mill Residents not Missing a Beat Despite One Foot of Snow from Winter Storm Nemo

At Crane’s Mill, our residents have seen their share of New Jersey winter weather. We’ve covered how Crane’s Mill makes snowfall seem like sunshine for our residents—all the wonderful services and amenities of Towne Square are connected to every apartment. So, food shopping at the Corner Market, lunch at the Heartwood Cafe, Dinner at the Candleberry, exercise in the gym and a dip in the pool are all a short, indoor walk from your front door. Plus, that snow-covered car you’ve been dreading cleaning off? Our maintenance team cleans off your car, shovels your space, puts your car back into …Read More »

Crane’s Mill Residents Enjoy Active, Healthy Days with Friends While Northern New Jersey Faces Coldspell

While the Northeast copes with lows in the teens, Crane’s Mill residents enjoy highs with friends. As late January rears it’s ugly head here in Northern New Jersey, our residents’ social lives are heating up! They are staying active, healthy and engaged with one another and the friendly staff here at Crane’s Mill. This morning, our Activities Director lead a fun morning exercise class in Hinman Hall. Located in Towne Square, Hinman Hall is a short, indoor walk from every Crane’s Mill apartment, so it’s no wonder that the class was very well-attended. At 10:30, one of our friendly drivers …Read More »