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Community Updates Blog: holidays

A New Year’s Resolution You’ve Earned

Give Yourself the Gift of an Exceptional Lifestyle this Year. We love this time of year. The winter months mean spending time with family and loved ones, enjoying the cool, crisp air and embracing the joyful holiday season. As the New Year approaches we find it fun to reminisce about the past and also welcome the chance to look ahead and plan what’s next. In fact, at Crane’s Mill people are busy thinking up their New Year’s resolutions. Some are striving to exercise more, take a trip or spend more time with family. What is your resolution for 2020? Here are some ideas to …Read More »




Gallery: Thanksgiving Unstuffed

Guests filled Hinman Hall for ‘Thanksgiving Unstuffed,’ a special cooking demo hosted by Crane’s Mill executive chef Dominic Ackerman. Chef Dom walked the crowd through unique ideas for holiday leftovers including Turkey Pot Pie Soup, Turkey Endive Salad, and Thanksgiving Frittatas. Everyone enjoyed sampling the chef’s dishes while sharing holiday traditions–new and old–with the group. …Read More »


Honoring our Veterans

Today is Veterans Day, and we pay special attention to a group of real American heroes. Please join us in honoring our country’s veterans today. They are responsible for protecting the freedoms which we all hold dear. At Crane’s Mill, many of our residents have served across the different branches of the military. Each year, we look forward to seeing their photos and hearing stories of their time in the service, in training, and when stationed overseas. For more on the history of Veterans Day, you can click here to visit the US Department of Veterans Affairs website which has a complete …Read More »



Happy Memorial Day from Crane’s Mill

Happy Memorial Day from Crane’s Mill! We are proud to honor the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. We hope everyone enjoys a wonderful holiday weekend. …Read More »


Crane's Mill Gift Box

Visit the Crane’s Mill Gift Box—Goodies & Gifts for All Occasions

The Crane’s Mill Gift Box is a resident-run program located right in Towne Square—walking distance to every apartment across Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Skilled Nursing. Looking for the perfect gift for that hard-to-buy-for loved one? Need to pick up a birthday card for a friend? Hungry for a quick snack to get you through the afternoon? Look no further than the Crane’s Mill Gift Box. Located in Towne Square at Crane’s Mill in West Caldwell, NJ, the Gift Box is a resident-run boutique offering an array of merchandise. A recent trip inside the store saw a variety of Valentine’s …Read More »


Happy St. Patrick’s Day from your Friends at Crane’s Mill

We hope your St. Patrick’s Day is filled with fun! At Crane’s Mill, our residents are gearing up for our annual St. Patrick’s Day social, which is typically well-attended, and is always a blast. You can bet there will be plenty of green clothing and accessories, and perhaps an Aran sweater or two! …Read More »


Mardi Gras Party at Crane's Mill 3

Residents Celebrate Mardi Gras in Usual Upscale Style

Seniors living at Crane’s Mill enjoyed traditional Mardi Gras favorites, live music, and the company of fellow residents at their annual Mardi Gras party. One Tuesday, March 5, residents flocked to Hinman Hall for their annual Mardi Gras party. Live music filled the air through the great room’s newly-renovated sound system. Attendees even received strings of purple, gold, and green beads to mark the occasion. Nicole Smith, director of community programming, provided the details on the affair: “The food includes beignets, hush puppies, and Cajun shrimp. They are all typical Fat Tuesday, and Crane’s Mill resident, favorites.” All in all, it was …Read More »