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Community Updates Blog: Featured Article

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 »


Crane’s Mill Courier Blog Celebrates its Third Anniversary!

The official blog for Crane’s Mill says thank you to its loyal readers for supporting three years of bringing you all the latest from our retirement community! It’s time once again to join us for a look back at the last year, and look ahead to the year to come. What would you like to see covered by the Courier? We want to know! Click here to send us an email. We look forward to hearing from you. Without any further ado, here are some of our favorites from this exciting third year of blogging: We won a silver medal! …Read More »


The Crane’s Mill Courier Blog Celebrates its Two Year Anniversary

The official blog for Northern New Jersey’s Premier Retirement Community celebrates its second anniversary! Please join us in celebrating another great year of blogging in the Crane’s Mill Courier! Throughout this past year, we’ve had the privilege of reporting on so many exciting things happening here at Crane’s Mill. We even had our residents and staff members pitch in with their story ideas. Looking forward to the year ahead, we’re going to share even more with our readers, including resident profiles, interviews with staff, event coverage, and exclusive looks inside our community. Plus, we’ll have many more photos to show …Read More »


Crane’s Mill Retirement Community Hosted Fall Cooking Demo

Northern New Jersey’s premier senior living community provided a step-by-step taste of a delicious assortment of autumn-inspired dishes. Gourmet food at a retirement community … at Crane’s Mill, that’s not marketing-speak—it’s par for the course. Executive Chef Peter Day crafts, and continuously reinvents, mouth-watering menus for Crane’s Mill residents on a daily basis. Today, residents and guests got a taste of Thanksgiving, with modern takes on appetizers, side dishes and dessert, along with a main course served to provide a great new way to use those leftovers. Chef Peter took center stage for a television-style cooking show, complete with a …Read More »


November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

The Crane’s Mill Courier is proud to share an inspiring true-life Alzheimer’s account along with some valuable information and helpful resources. Oftentimes, Alzheimer’s Disease can seem mysterious and scary. That’s why it’s important to note each November as Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. During this month, there are many programs and initiatives aimed at providing information to caregivers and loved ones, and further shedding light on this disease. They say “knowledge is power”, and that rings doubly true when it comes to the health and well-being of ourselves and our loved ones. In that spirit, we are happy to share with …Read More »


A Quick Look at Creekside in the Evening

There are brand-new independent senior living apartments at Crane’s Mill—the building is called Creekside, and it looks good any time of day (or night). Is it just us, or does it take a few days to adjust after the end of daylight savings time? Although it’s dark out early, and we’re still growing accustomed to our commutes home with our headlights switched “on,” there is something to be said for the beauty of the late fall night sky as we begin our evenings. On a crisp, clear night, the dark blues can paint the sky in a gradient, blending from …Read More »


A Modern Community Built on a Solid Financial Foundation

Considering a move to a retirement community? Make sure the community is built on a solid financial foundation. Crane’s Mill is part of Lutheran Social Ministries of NJ, a mission-oriented not-for-profit that has served our state for over 100 years. Its number one purpose is to fulfill the needs of its residents. Call us at 973-276-3001 for more information about New Jersey’s Premier Retirement Community and the solid foundation on which it’s built. …Read More »


3 Keys to a Carefree Retirement

Stunning Homes, World-Class Healthcare and Proven Financial Stability—Crane’s Mill offers all three in one all-inclusive retirement location. When you think of your ideal retirement location, what comes to mind? Surely your apartment or cottage should be immaculate, well-appointed and built for senior living. How is the healthcare? The staff? What about the community’s financial stability? Crane’s Mill combines all of the above into one all-inclusive retirement community that’s located in the heart of everything. Call us at 973-276-3001 or click here to send us an email to learn more. …Read More »


The Crane’s Mill Courier Blog Celebrates its One Year Anniversary

We’re celebrating one year of bringing you all the latest happenings from Northern New Jersey’s premier retirement community Today is a big day at Crane’s Mill—we’re celebrating the one year anniversary of The Crane’s Mill Courier! We are so happy to have this forum to bring you stories, photos and more to keep you up to speed with everything going on here at Crane’s Mill. Looking forward to the year ahead, we’re going to share even more with our readers, including resident profiles, interviews with staff, event coverage and exclusive looks inside our community. Plus, we’ll have many more photos …Read More »


Thank You Francisco Reyes, From Your Friends at Crane’s Mill

Join us in taking a moment to say farewell to a friend and wish him well in his retirement Have you ever met someone whose work ethic is impeccable? Someone who stays calm and collected when faced with seemingly daunting tasks? What about someone who is genuinely warm and friendly every time you see him? We know that person, and his name is Francisco Reyes, our Director of Housekeeping at Crane’s Mill. At the end of this month, Francisco is retiring after 15 years at our community. Equal parts hardworking, even-tempered and engaging, Francisco has been a staple in our community …Read More »