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Community Updates Blog: Healthy Aging

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 »


Oh, My Aching Back! Join Us for a Medical Lecture Presented by Two Area Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Visit Crane’s Mill for an interactive medical lecture focused on back pain symptoms, prevention, and treatment. Tuesday, June 9th 1:30 p.m. To RSVP, call 973-276-3004 or click here to send us an email. Presented by Barnabas Health and the Crane’s Mill Health Center. About our presenters: Daveed D. Frazier is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon with advanced training in spinal surgery and correction of spinal deformities. An assistant clinical professor of orthopaedic surgery at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Frazier is also a respected lecturer, accomplished researcher, and published author on spine disorders and treatment. Dr. Frazier …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 »


Health & Wellness at Crane’s Mill

Health & Wellness are of the utmost importance at Crane’s Mill. Don’t forget to visit the Health & Wellness are of our website. There, you’ll find information on our indoor pool, fitness center, wellness center, and details on successful aging programs across our campus. Some interesting facts about Health & Wellness at Crane’s Mill: Our indoor pool and hot tub are open every day from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. In addition to the open swimming times, there are multiple aquatic exercise classes each week. Plus, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren are welcome to use the pool with you. Our fitness center …Read More »


The Wellness Center

Crane’s Mill residents enjoy the convenience and peace of mind of having the wellness center just a short, indoor walk from their apartment. You may already know that our medical director, Dr. Pradip Shah, and wellness director, Cindy Lin, both have offices in our Wellness Center. But did you know that an array of other visiting doctors and services utilize the wellness office on a weekly basis? We frequently have podiatrists, chiropractors, gastroenterologists, and making use of the office for our independent living and health center residents. Plus, if a resident has a prescription for lab work, they can have …Read More »


Photos from the 2014 Crane’s Mill Health Fair

We’re excited to share these exceptional photos from our fourth annual Crane’s Mill Community Health Fair! On September 20, over 100 guests joined our Crane’s Mill residents and staff members for a day of healthy fun! Live programs included Conductorcise, Pilates by Retro Fitness, and Zumba Gold. Screenings were performed all day long by top area hospitals and doctors, and healthy snacks and drinks kept the crowd energized. Here are just a few photos from the event—we have many more to come! Don’t miss next year’s event; we’re already starting to plan! A special thanks to all of our vendors …Read More »


Crane’s Mill Health Fair – Saturday, September 20th

Visit Crane’s Mill for our annual Community Health Fair on Saturday, September 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. A day of healthy fun for all ages, the Crane’s Mill Community Health Fair offers an array of interactive programs. This year, Crane’s Mill is proud to welcome three exciting fitness classes, open to all attendees: Conductorcise with Maestro David Dworkin, Retro Fitness, and Zumba Gold. Area hospitals including Saint Barnabas Medical Center, HackensackUMC Mountainside, and Overlook Medical Center will join top practitioners to present screenings and information including blood pressure, stroke, balance, bone density, nutrition, BMI, fitness, vision, hearing, and …Read More »


Save the Date: Crane’s Mill Community Health Fair

Don’t miss our fourth annual Community Health Fair on Saturday, September 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This year, we’re gearing up for an even bigger, more exciting day of healthy fun at Crane’s Mill! We have top hospitals, doctors, practitioners, and more on board and ready to provide screenings and info for our guests. Plus, our lineup of interactive fitness classes is shaping up to be a fun time for all attendees, regardless of age or mobility. In anticipation of this year’s event, please click the link below to view photos from last year’s health fair: View photos …Read More »


Gearing up for Summer at our Retirement Community

How will New Jersey seniors make the most out of the summer months ahead? Summer can be hot, humid, sunny, and sometimes dangerous. As the weather heats up and the suns rays beat down, it’s important to stay cool and hydrated. On very hot days, try and run your errands in the early morning to avoid the head of the day. If you feel yourself overheating, duck inside a store, mall, library, museum, or even catch a movie! Taking some time out of the heat and into the air conditioner can go a long way to keeping you going when …Read More »


Crane’s Mill is a Pet Friendly Community

Did You Know? Crane’s Mill Retirement Community in West Caldwell, NJ, gladly welcomes cats, dogs, and more in our independent living apartments and cottages. When considering a move to a retirement community, people can be faced with a lot of decisions, like what kind of apartment or cottage should I choose, what contract type fits my budget, what personal belongings can I bring, and can I bring my pet? Crane’s Mill has easy answers for two of those tough questions: 1. Consider a downsizing professional to help with your personal belongings. (In fact, we’re having a seminar on senior downsizing …Read More »