Crane’s Mill Blog: Independent Living

Family Thanks Crane’s Mill Concierge for Thwarting Scammers

We recently received the letter below and a link to this article on senior scammers. We are proud of our efforts and glad these scammers could be stopped. “Our parents were independent living residents until their death in March 2017. In Dec., 2016 approximately, their address was being used in a minor role in a scam. Joyce at the front desk noticed the unusual packages arriving for them, notified the appropriate people, and the police were able to make an arrest. My sister sent this article, which reminded us all of the incident. We wanted to thank and praise Joyce again for her astute …Read More »


Join Us for An “Apartment Spotlight” – Thursday, July 26th

For one day only, Crane’s Mill is shining the spotlight on some of its most desirable independent senior living apartments. You’re invited to tour three distinct, move-in ready homes and have your questions answered at this special event. We have a limited number of completely renovated apartment homes. Each one is available for immediate occupancy or to customize to your specific wants and needs, providing everything you desire in a brand-new space with the warmth and comfort of home. Thursday, July 26 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon RSVP today! Call 973-298-4060 or click here to send an email. …Read More »


Taste & Tour – January 17 & 31

Experience a taste of Crane’s Mill! Our thriving, independent living community offers residents a number of ways to stay active, independent, and fit while they age. At this special event, guests will enjoy a small taste of what the community has to offer, including a look at its services, amenities, healthcare, contract options, and more. Plus, the information will all be served over a light lunch in one of our fantastic independent living apartments. Want to join in the fun? Choose your date call to RSVP. Hurry, space is limited and reservations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Crane’s Mill …Read More »


Residents’ December Calendar Filled with Entertainment, Trips, and More

Have you seen the December Millstream calendar yet? This month is filled with all sorts of activities aimed at entertaining, educating, and engaging our residents. The month kicked off with a trip to the Frelinghuysen Arboretum to view their Gingerbread Wonderland Display, our annual horse & carriage event featuring breakfast with Santa, and the long-running tradition of the Crane’s Mill resident chorus concert and tree lighting. Last week, residents went out to see the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and stayed home (in Hinmnan Hall) for performances by Women’s Song Choral, Reeds, Rhythm & All That Brass, The Belle Tones, and Vocalist Karl …Read More »


6 Inspirational Quotes About Aging for the Young at Heart

When you walk around Crane’s Mill, you’ll see residents in independent living ranging from their 60’s to over 100 years of age! It’s really quite amazing to speak with people about aging, and how staying young at heart can be just as important as diet and exercise when it comes to “staying young.” With that in mind, here are six quotes we found to be thought-provoking—we hope you enjoy! “Today is the oldest you’ve ever been, and the youngest you’ll ever be again.” Eleanor Roosevelt “Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age. And dreams are forever.” Walt Disney “Too many people, when …Read More »


Families Should Be Proactive When Considering Senior Living Options

Have you read our very own Barbara Davey’s Q&A piece from a recent edition of the Star-Ledger? You can access the piece here, and be sure to check back and let us know your thoughts! Barbara chats with readers about independent living, assisted living, rehabilitation, and more! As our very own “hospital lady,” Barbara’s expertise comes from over 25 years of working in the industry. We think you’ll find she is a valuable resource. Click here to visit the article, then be sure to click here to send us an email to discuss. …Read More »


March is National Nutrition Month

It seems like every month is now “national something month,” doesn’t it? With that said, here’s one we are happy to get behind: National Nutrition Month! Every March, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics leads the country on a campaign “designed to focus attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.” For Crane’s Mill residents, nutrition and physical activity are paramount, and they’re happy and lucky to have the tools to succeed. For instance, in the Heartwood Cafe and Candleberry Dining Room, our independent living residents have healthy choices available to …Read More »



Currently Available: The Essex – One Bedroom with Den Senior Living Apartment at Crane’s Mill

We are excited to feature The Essex, a one bedroom with den senior living apartment—currently available for immediate occupancy at Crane’s Mill. Are you ready to take the next step towards a carefree retirement lifestyle? Visit Crane’s Mill and view The Essex—it’s a unique floor plan featuring one bedroom, a cozy den, two full baths, a living/dining room, full kitchen, laundry, and a wonderful screened-in porch. It comes fully stacked with modern appliances, brand new flooring, cabinets, and countertops. Upon becoming a resident, our maintenance team will help hand your pictures, mirrors, and more exactly where and how you desire. Like all …Read More »


Have You Watched the Crane’s Mill Video?

Now’s your chance to take a tour of Crane’s Mill as told through the stories of our retirement community’s residents. We are proud to share a glimpse inside our wonderful Northern New Jersey Senior Living Community. Remember, if you’re hearing impaired, you can click the “CC” button to see closed captioning subtitles. To tour the campus in person, please call us at 973-276-6700 or click here to send us an email. …Read More »