Crane’s Mill Blog: Hinman Hall

Successful Aging Programs at Crane’s Mill

At Crane’s Mill, specialized staff, programming, clubs, and committees are dedicated to providing the technology and support needed so that all residents can remain active and healthy. Examples include: The Telesensory Machine in our library magnifies text and images up to 50 times to help those with low vision or vision impairment. The Hearing Loop in Hinman Hall amplifies sound directly into a person’s hearing aid, so residents can better hear guest speakers, musicians, and more. The Crane’s Mill campus, including all common areas, is fully accessible for any mobility level. To learn more about how Crane’s Mill is always …Read More »


Fred Miller’s Lectures-In-Song Comes to Crane’s Mill

Pianist/Singer/Narrator Fred Miller presents his musical & anecdotal overview of the great American songwriter’s life & career. On Tuesday, January 15, residents will be treated to a wonderful musical lecture presented by Fred Miller. In this special presentation, Mr. Miller will focus on the life’s work of Jerome Kern. A member of the Songwriting Hall of Fame, Jerome Kern composed over 700 songs, including “Ol’ Man River,” “The Way You Look Tonight,” and “A Fine Romance.” Enjoy this preview of the performance below: This is just one of 200 unique programs each month at Crane’s Mill. Interested in learning more …Read More »


Now Hear This … A Lecture on Hearing and Hearing Loss

Visit Crane’s Mill for this special interactive medical lecture. A LECTURE ON HEARING AND HEARING LOSS. Dr. William Aber, an audiologist with over 35 years of experience, will conduct a lecture on hearing and hearing loss. His presentation will include causes of hearing loss, prevention, and the newest advances in rehabilitation, including treatment, surgery and the latest advances in hearing aids. The discussion will also include sudden hearing loss, dizziness or vertigo, and ringing in the ears. Dr. Aber holds a graduate degree from Columbia University, was a fac- ulty member of the NJ College of Medicine and Kean University …Read More »


Live Tonight in Hinman Hall: Sylph Chamber Music Trio

Our residents are excited to welcome this renowned trio to our very own Hinman Hall! Crane’s Mill is well-known for having top entertainment just a few (indoor!) steps from our residents’ front door, and tonight is no exception. This evening, we welcome the Sylph Chamber Music Trio for what promises to be a delightful performance. Chamber music is just one of our residents’ favorites, and this New York City-based group is simply wonderful. You can visit their website by clicking here—be sure to navigate over to the “recordings” section to hear a number of samples from their performances! …Read More »


Live Tonight in Hinman Hall: Harmonium Choral Society

Crane’s Mill is proud to welcome another night of exceptional live entertainment! It’s always fun, and always free for our residents! Tonight’s special guest performers are the Harmonium Choral Society, an exceptional chorus from nearby Morristown, New Jersey. They’ve performed here in the past, so we know we are in for a treat! To see their performance schedule and to learn more about the group, visit their website. …Read More »


Successful Aging Programs at Crane’s Mill

At Crane’s Mill, specialized staff, programming, clubs, and committees are dedicated to providing the technology and support needed so that all residents can remain active and healthy. Examples include: The Telesensory Machine in our library magnifies text and images up to 50 times to help those with low vision or vision impairment. The Hearing Loop in Hinman Hall amplifies sound directly into a person’s hearing aid, so residents can better hear guest speakers, musicians, and more. The Crane’s Mill campus, including all common areas, is fully accessible for any mobility level. To learn more about how Crane’s Mill is always …Read More »


Live Tonight in Hinman Hall: Sinatra & His Friends!

Our residents are lining up to enjoy the music of Frank Sinatra as well as other members of the “Rat Pack” at tonight’s live musical performance in Hinman Hall! Tonight, Donnie Farraro returns to Crane’s Mill as the incredible voice of Frank Sinatra, except this time he is bringing a few friends along for the ride! We can’t wait —should be a swinging good time! Also—be sure to check out our Millstream page to see what our residents are up to. The calendars is updated every month with hundreds of activities, programs, trips, outings, performances, and more! …Read More »


Live Tonight in Hinman Hall: The Music of Tchaikovsky!

For Crane’s Mill residents, live entertainment in Hinman Hall is always included. Imagine having your very own concert venue, lecture hall, auditorium, meeting room, and more—all rolled into one! That’s the reality for Crane’s Mill residents who enjoy having Hinman Hall—a lovely and versatile multi-purpose room—just a short, indoor walk from their apartments! Tonight, like many Thursday nights, Hinman Hall will play host to a live musical performance. This evening’s program is The Music of Tchaikovsky. The Millstream newsletter describes the event: Pianist Inna Leytush returns to Crane’s Mill with two very talented sopranos for a concert that pays tribute …Read More »


Live Tonight in Hinman Hall: The Best Crooners of the 30s, 40s, and 50s!

Crane’s Mill residents will enjoy another exciting night of live entertainment right in their own home! Thursday is a hot night for entertainment here at Crane’s Mill, and this week is no exception. Tonight, our community welcomes The Best Crooners of the 30s, 40s, and 50s—LIVE in Hinman Hall! Other activities on today’s Millstream calendar include pilates, “great courses” #2, happy hour, and more! To keep up to date on all the latest activities offered, be sure to check out our Millstream page where you can view each month’s calendar! …Read More »


Live Tonight at Crane’s Mill: Montclair Opera Theatre presents “The Magic Flute”

Another exceptional evening of entertainment ahead at Crane’s Mill! Tonight in Hinman Hall, residents will enjoy a special liver performance of “The Magic Flute” presented by the Opera Theatre of Montclair. Imagine this for an evening: you take an indoor walk down to the Candleberry Dining for a five-course dinner. Your friends are waiting for you, gathered on comfy couches as chairs. You are greeted by our hostess, who seats your group at your favorite table without even needing a reservation. The wait staff knows your drink order before you even ask, and knows to bring you whole wheat dinner rolls …Read More »