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Join the Mill Club and Fill Your Calendar with Fun!

Mill Club offers New Jersey retirees a glimpse of the good life “We wish we’d made our move earlier,” is something we hear often from residents at Crane’s Mill. There are simply so many fantastic services, amenities, activities and people that it’s no surprise once a resident moves in, they quickly realize the fun, carefree way of life at Crane’s Mill is one to envy. Now you have a chance to experience a taste of this exclusive lifestyle before you make your move by joining the Mill Club. Mill Club Membership Benefits include: -12 complimentary dinners in our Candleberry Dining Room …Read More »


Join the Mill Club and Fill Your Calendar with Fun!

Mill Club offers New Jersey retirees a glimpse of the good life “We wish we’d made our move earlier,” is something we hear often from residents at Crane’s Mill. There are simply so many fantastic services, amenities, activities and people that it’s no surprise once a resident moves in, they quickly realize the fun, carefree way of life at Crane’s Mill is one to envy. Now you have a chance to experience a taste of this exclusive lifestyle before you make your move by joining the Mill Club. Mill Club Membership Benefits include: -12 complimentary dinners in our Candleberry Dining Room …Read More »


Empower Yourself: Tips to Fight Back Against “Senior Scammers”

Scams targeting seniors are a persistent problem. Here’s more about how and your loved ones can fight back. Whether in the newspaper, on TV, or from a friend, it seems we’ve all heard stories of senior scammers in search of personal identity details and, ultimately, money. Typical tales may include a foreign prince, a large inheritance or lottery winnings. But not all scams fit the usual mold, and even the brightest of us can fall prey. Emily Lutz, Certified Professional Daily Money Manager from Liberty Paperwork Solutions, paid a visit to Crane’s Mill and shared her expertise on the subject of …Read More »


5 Fun Ways for Seniors to Keep Cool as Summer Approaches

1. Visit your local library. The library has come a long way in recent years, transforming into a multi-media haven not only reserved for the newest books and periodicals—there are DVDs, CDs, and so much more available for free. Why not stop by the library, grab a gripping novel you’ve never read, check out a movie you’ve heard good things about, and pick up a CD of hits from your youth. Before you know it, you’ll have spent hours perusing all sorts of fun stuff, and you’ll be prepped and ready to embark on number two on our list… 2. …Read More »


Celebrate the Beauty of Winter at Crane’s Mill

Senior Living at Crane’s Mill provides the finest in apartments, cottages, food, services, amenities, and of course, the freedom to truly enjoy the winter season without concern for snow or ice. What are you favorite winter memories? Ours include celebrating the holidays with family and friends. But sometimes, especially as we age, it becomes harder to enjoy the winter season because of snow, ice, and extreme cold weather. For Crane’s Mill residents, those worries are a thing of the past. They can focus on doing the things they truly enjoy, like staying active and healthy, taking a swim in our …Read More »


The Cherry Blossom Lounge—A Place for Crane’s Mill Residents to Relax and Unwind

Imagine being on an all-inclusive vacation…every single day. That’s the life for residents of Crane’s Mill in Northern New Jersey. Luxury apartments, fine dining and friends and neighbors to share in all the fun. Could a person ask for anything more? Well, how about a private lounge complete with fine furnishings, flat-panel television and a key club? Crane’s Mill residents “see” your luxury lounge and “raise” you the fact that it’s located in Towne Square, so it’s connected to every apartment home in the community. We’ll go “all-in” and tell you that residents have impromptu card games, and can easily …Read More »


Winter Worries? Not This Year!

At Crane’s Mill, our residents enjoy the beauty of winter without any of the hassle. Here are just some of the ways our residents handle with winter season in stride: Snow Covered Car? We shovel your parking space, clean off your car, and park you car back in your space. Slippery Roads? Our van and car service is fully included, ready to drive you for appointments, errands, and trips. Food Shopping? Our Corner Market is located inside Towne Square, and offers prepared foods, pantry items, dairy items, cold drinks, and more. Dinner? (plus breakfast, lunch & snacks) The Candleberry Dining Room, …Read More »


Celebrating Crane’s Mill – A Closer Look at the Exhibit by Lynne Palmer

Join us for a closer look at “Celebrating Crane’s Mill”, Lynne Palmer’s exceptional Crane’s Mill-themed exhibit. After speaking with Lynne Palmer about her exhibit, she graciously allowed us to photograph and share the paintings with you, our readers. We are thrilled to display them here. These represent just some of the great pieces on display in the Towne Square Gallery until August 30. We encourage you to stop by to view them for yourself. …Read More »


Celebrating Crane’s Mill – Exhibit by Local Artist and Crane’s Mill Resident Lynne Palmer

This month in the Towne Square Gallery, Crane’s Mill residents and guests can enjoy a colorful oil and watercolor interpretation of the campus in an exhibit titled “Celebrating Crane’s Mill”. The featured artist is Crane’s Mill resident Lynne Palmer, who began to embrace her artistic side full-time after retiring in 2008 from a 40-year career as a social worker. Lynne’s exhibit is a thoughtful yet whimsical collection of the community’s people, landscapes, and wildlife. The resident portraits shine as a vibrant reminder of the community’s personality. “I chose to paint friends and neighbors with whom we have a true connection,” …Read More »


A Guide to Going “Down the Shore” in New Jersey, Complete with Clickable Parkway Exits

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, and at Crane’s Mill we’re ready to celebrate the season with a trip to the beach! Follow this guide to the Jersey Shore, complete with Garden State Parkway exits (click the exit number for a map of each location). Each year, New Jersey residents count down to the last Monday in May as the unofficial start to summer. Backyard pools are uncovered, BBQ grills are lit, and for many, cars are packed for days, weekends, and weeks “down the shore.” As it turns out, going “down the shore” is a very “New Jersey” …Read More »