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Community Updates Blog: Hinman Hall

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 »


Coming Monday, May 18 – WomanSONG Intergenerational Chorus

We’re excited to announce that the WomanSONG Intergenerational Chorus & Metropolitan Woodwind Ensemble will perform live for our residents in Hinman Hall! The chorus is directed by Fran DePalma-Iozzi of Caldwell, and the woodwind ensemble features Louis Iozzi of Caldwell and cellist Allegra Whiting of West Caldwell. Stay tuned to the Millstream for monthly updates on our resident calendar of live entertainment, activities, trips and more.   …Read More »


Live Tonight in Hinman Hall: Reeds, Rhythm and All That Brass!

Residents gear up for another exceptional night of live entertainment at Crane’s Mill! Tonight at 7:15, after dinner in the Candleberry Dining Room winds down, Hinman Hall (just across Towne Square from the dining room) will transform into a live music venue as Crane’s Mill welcomes Reeds, Rhythm and All That Brass! Reeds, Rhythm and All That Brass is a “17-piece jazz-swing dance band with vocals. They play the classic big-band repertoire, ranging from Ellington, Basie, and Goodman to Sinatra, Darin, and Ray Charles. As always, when we bring professional entertainment to our campus, it is completely free to our …Read More »


Crane’s Mill Presents Interactive Lecture with Eldercare Attorney

Join us on Tuesday, May 12 for a special program you won’t want to miss! Visit Crane’s Mill Retirement Community on May 12 for a special program presented by Thomas Murphy, Esq., of the Murphy Law Firm. Mr. Murphy will discuss 10 of the most common elder law questions, plus answer your personal questions and share personal anecdotes. Topics will include advance directives, trusts, estate planning, and more. This event always draws rave reviews from attendees—don’t miss your chance to attend, reserve your spot today! Tuesday, May 12, 2:00 p.m., Crane’s Mill, 459 Passaic Avenue, West Caldwell. To RSVP, call …Read More »


Live Tonight at Crane’s Mill: Resident Favorites The Belle Tones!

Each month, the Crane’s Mill activities calendar is filled with fun programs, exercise, trips, outings, classes, discussion groups, live entertainment, and so much more! Today, after Happy Hour in the Cherry Blossom Lounge and a restaurant-style dinner in the Candleberry Dining Room, residents will enjoy another fantastic live program featuring resident favorites The Belle Tones! The Belle Tones are a female trio featuring “popular music from the 1920s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, Plenty of Patriotic Tunes, Broadway, Jazz, and Holiday Music.” They’re fun, funny, charming, and always entertaining…to say our residents are excited to have them back is …Read More »


Two Medical Programs at Crane’s Mill in April

Visit Crane’s Mill in April for two topical medical presentations. We’re holding two special medical programs in April, focusing on Sleep Disorders and Melanoma Awareness. Sleep Disorders: No Snooze, You Lose – Tuesday, April 7, 2:00 p.m. Know the Skin You’re In: Melanoma Awareness – Tuesaday, April 14, 1:00 p.m. RSVP to either or both by calling 973-276-3004 or click here to send us an email. Remember to stay tuned to our events page for all the latest programs at Crane’s Mill! …Read More »


Back-to-Back Excitement for Patrons of the Arts at Crane’s Mill

Our February 2015 Millstream Activities Calendar is packed with fun! This month’s calendar includes a multitude of live stage shows, both on campus and off! If you’re a Crane’s Mill resident, and you’re a fan of the arts, including live theater and music, then you’re in luck. Each month, our Activities Director works hard to both bring live entertainment to Crane’s Mill, and plan off-campus trips to local performances. Take today and tomorrow for example: This afternoon, our residents will enjoy “In the Car with Blossom and Len” at the Centenary Stage in Hackettstown, NJ. Tomorrow, two programs are on …Read More »


Successful Aging at Crane’s Mill

Crane’s Mill, a senior living community in Essex County, New Jersey, is committed to the successful aging of its residents. The Crane’s Mill staff is continuously searching for new ways to ensure our residents are able to stay active and healthy throughout their retirement. There are examples of this type of commitment to successful aging all around the campus. For instance, in our library, there is a Telensory Machine, which magnifies text and images in books up to 50 times their original size. This machine was brought to Crane’s Mill in part because of our resident low vision support group …Read More »


Second Annual Crane’s Mill Easter Egg Hunt

Kids of all ages had a blast at this Saturday’s Easter Egg Hunt! Crane’s Mill played host to residents, their family members, and parents and children from around the area on Saturday, April 12 for the community’s Second Annual Easter Egg Hunt! The action took place in Towne Square, with plastic, candy-filled Easter Eggs hidden all around the main lobby (including some clever placement in planters—see pic below). Through the doors of Hinman Hall, guests were treated to cupcakes, juice boxes, and even more candy! Of course, the Easter Bunny himself was on-hand and posed for photos with kids and …Read More »


A Look Ahead: Many Medical Lectures for March

Crane’s Mill, an Essex County Senior Living Community, plays host to numerous learning sessions open to the public. Each month, Crane’s Mill works to bring top speakers to the community to speak not only to its residents, but members of the greater West Essex area. In March 2014, we have four great speakers lined up. Call us at 973-276-3004 or click here to send an email to let us know if you can attend any or all of the presentations: Diabetes Awareness Presented by the Nutrition Counseling and Diabetes Center at HackensackUMC Mountainside Tuesday, March 11, 11:30 a.m. Hearing Loss …Read More »