Crane’s Mill Blog: In The News

Crane’s Mill Resident Featured in Art Show

Crane’s Mill resident Eva Bouzard-Hui is back in the news. Eva Bouzard-Hui, a resident at Crane’s Mill, will be a featured artist in an exhibit at The Ethical Culture Society located in Maplewood. The show, which will debut on January 4, will featured Dr. Bouzard-Hui as an artist and art teach, having taught art in grades K -12 in the public school system in Caldwell, and in several colleges in the area. She also taught life drawing at Columbia Teachers College where she earned her doctorate in Art and College Teaching. Her most recent teaching experience was at the Crane’s …Read More »


Crane’s Mill News – A Look Back at 2014

Crane’s Mill produced plenty of news-worthy items in 2014. Here’s a look back at some of the stories from Northern New Jersey’s Premier Retirement Community. In 2014, we had some amazing new staff members join our team. Colleen Frankenfield was named the new President and CEO of Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey, our parent organization. Executive Chef Arthur Marston joined Crane’s Mill, bringing a fresh outlook on menu creation and meal preparation and presentation. Crane’s Mill started a Facebook page, and it’s proven to be a fun, informative way to keep up with the community. In spring, duck duplexes …Read More »


Crane’s Mill Residents Featured in Veterans Day Article

Thanks to The Progress for publishing this insightful article honoring our brave service men and women. Click here to read the article on The Progress Newspaper website. The article includes wonderful full-color photos of our residents. Stay tuned to the Crane’s Mill Courier for updates throughout the year on our residents and more. …Read More »



Crane’s Mill Resident “In The News” – ‘Letters from Grandpa’

Crane’s Mill resident Gene Kesselman shares his take on life, love, self-respect, and more in ‘Letters from Grandpa.’ “Grandson compiles 93-year-old’s living legacy of correspondence into a book” that is perfect for anyone interested in heritage, family, or simply looking for an inspirational read. Click here to read more about this wonderful endeavor. …Read More »


Resident Grateful for Care Received at Crane’s Mill

Crane’s Mill resident expresses gratitude for the care received while in rehabilitation after an illness. A long-time Crane’s Mill resident wrote a letter to the editor of The Progress about the care received in our Health Center. Crane’s Mill helped him recover from his illness, and he’s back on his feet in independent living—what a phenomenal story! It shows just one example of many stories happening every day in our community. Click here to read the article on The Progress website. Plus, be sure to read our Crane’s Mill Reviews page, where you’ll find many more letters, emails, and testimonials …Read More »


Crane’s Mill Health Center Receives Praise from Resident’s Family

The Health Center at Crane’s Mill, offering assisted living, skilled nursing, memory care, and sub-acute rehabilitation, received another touching letter from a resident’s family. We recently received the following letter from a Crane’s Mill resident’s family and are happy to present it to you here. For more testimonials from our residents and their families, you can visit the Crane’s Mill Reviews Page on our website. My wife and I want to convey our sincere thanks to the staff at the Health Center at Crane’s Mill. Our aunt, Julia, moved into the Crane’s Mill retirement community in 2011 as an independent …Read More »



Happy to Have Moved to Crane’s Mill

We are happy to share this wonderful letter-to-the-editor of The Progress from one of our residents. The letter discusses the importance of having a licensed Skilled Nursing/Sub-acute rehab area on the Crane’s Mill Campus. EDITOR: Ten years ago, my husband and I sold our home in Livingston, and moved to Crane’s Mill. At the time, we were getting ready to retire, and wanted to live in an active, vibrant senior community in the West Essex area. It’s been a wonderful experience. Our independent apartment is spacious and comfortable, and we have all the amenities. Until this past December, I didn’t …Read More »


Residents ‘In The News’—AAA Carfit Comes to Crane’s Mill

Crane’s Mill residents recently took part in a driver safety initiative with help from AAA  and Seton Hall University The skies may have been cloudy but our residents smiles surely lit up the afternoon. AAA and Seton Hall University’s occupational therapy department presented 28 Crane’s Mill-ers with a program focused on driver safety at all ages. Of course, transportation is fully included at Crane’s Mill, but many of our residents have cars and enjoy driving on a daily basis, so this program proved to be quite popular. (It is, of course nice to know that when the weather is not so …Read More »