Crane’s Mill Blog: Exercise

Crane’s Mill: a Certified Wildlife Habitat

If you’ve visited the Crane’s Mill campus, you may have noticed small animals such as American Robins and Canadian Geese, and larger ones like wild turkeys and stunning families of deer who call Crane’s Mill their home. You may have also noticed the sign stating that the Crane’s Mill campus is a Certified Wildlife Habitat. Certified by the National Wildlife Federation, Crane’s Mill, a continuing care retirement community in West Caldwell, NJ, contains “all the basic habitat elements needed for wildlife to thrive,” including: Providing food for wildlife Supplying water for wildlife Create cover for wildlife Give wildlife a place …Read More »


Seniors Looking to Stay Healthy and Fit—Consider Taking a Swim!

At Crane’s Mill, we have an indoor pool and hot tub, perfect for keeping you active and healthy all year long. We are always looking for the latest news on healthy aging. One topic that of course remains at the top of the list for feeling your best for longer is keeping fit and active. One great way to achieve fitness is swimming. Swimming is considered low-impact, and is easy on the joints. So it’s perfect for everyone from the “Mr. Olympia’s” among us to novice seniors who are just beginning an exercise program. Swimming can be great for movement, …Read More »


Did You Know? Crane’s Mill Hosts Exercise Classes for its Residents 6 Days Each Week.

Crane’s Mill residents can walk from their independent apartments to a senior-focused exercise class—without even having to go outside! You may already know that Crane’s Mill has a state-of-the-art fitness center right in Towne Square. But you may not know that in addition there are a number of additional fun options for residents looking to stay in top shape. Crane’s Mill provides an array of exercise classes in right in Towne Square, so residents need not go outside to get to the best exercise classes around. A quick look at this month’s calendar shows senior-centric classes such as Stretch & …Read More »


August 2016 Millstream Calendar is Now Up!

Don’t miss the August edition of the Millstream calendar, featuring hundreds of on- and off-campus activities! This month features a lunch cruise on Lake Hopatcong, a trip to see “Fiddler on the Roof” on Broadway, a guided tour of the Yogi Berra Museum, plus live entertainment in Hinman Hall, daily exercise classes, socials, club meetings, and more! Check out the calendar here! …Read More »


Feet in the Street at Crane’s Mill

On Monday, September 28, Crane’s Mill residents and staff were joined by Jack the Jackal for Feet in the Street at Crane’s Mill! Feet in the Street is a campaign by Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey to raise awareness and dollars to end hunger and homelessness in New Jersey. The main event—a 2.5 or 5 mile walk—will take place on October 10 in Camden, New Jersey. Crane’s Mill wanted to get in on the fun, so we held our own Feet in the Street walk this past Monday so our residents could enjoy a fun afternoon of exercise while helping the New …Read More »


Today and Tomorrow Feature a String of Fun Programs at Crane’s Mill and Beyond

Every month, our Millstream calendar is filled with fun events ranging from activities and exercise to live entertainment and outings. When we took a look at today and tomorrow on the activities calendar, it was too fun not to share with our readers! Today, July 30, features some residents favorites such as stretch class, needleworks, lap swimming, and Catholic mass. This evening kicks off with our usual resident happy hour at 4:30, followed by dinner in the Candleberry, and capped with the Stirling Brass Band live in Hinman Hall. (As always, the entertainment at Crane’s Mill is free to our …Read More »


Healthy Living Tips for Seniors: Check Out This Video from Crane’s Mill

At Crane’s Mill in West Caldwell, our residents have access to an array of services and amenities to help them live each day to the fullest. Check out the video below for more. Stay young at heart with these healthy living tips for seniors from Crane’s Mill. It’s important to stay active, eat a well-balanced diet, and stay socially engaged with friends new and old. At Crane’s Mill, a continuing care retirement community in West Caldwell, New Jersey, residents have access to an array of services and amenities that are fully included and designed to help each resident age successfully. …Read More »


Celebrating Older Americans Month!

Join us in celebrating Older Americans Month! Each May, we give thanks and celebrate a number of occasions: we’ve had dozens (and dozens and dozens!!) of floral bouquets delivered for Mother’s Day, our plants and trees are blooming, and the birds are chirping up a storm! On top of all that, it turns out that May is also Older Americans Month! Plus, it’s the 50th anniversary of the Older Americans Act, aimed at promoting healthy aging and tackling serious issues that older members of our population may face, like disease and abuse. At Crane’s Mill, residents are at the forefront …Read More »



Crane’s Mill Video – A Look Inside the Essex County, NJ Retirement Community

Enjoy this detailed look at the lifestyle of residents living at Crane’s Mill Retirement Community in West Caldwell, New Jersey. We hope you enjoy our overview video, which provides viewers with amazing imagery of our apartments and cottages, natural surroundings, services and amenities, dining options, and so much more. For more information on Crane’s Mill or to schedule a visit to see the community in person, please call 973-276-3001 or click here to send us an email. …Read More »