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Community Updates Blog: Independent Living

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 »


Senior Living Options at Crane’s Mill—What’s Right for You?

As a true Continuing Care Retirement Community, Crane’s Mill offers residents a variety of senior living options. Here are some links to help you navigate your retirement future. Independent Retirement Living or Assisted Living—What are the Differences and Which is Right for You? Curious about Crane’s Mill Cottages? Did You Know? Crane’s Mill has a Dedicated Memory Support Unit. Skilled Nursing and Sub-Acute Rehabilitation: Crane’s Mill Accepts Direct Admissions. To learn more about any or all of our senior living options, call 973-276-6700 or simply click here to send us an email.   …Read More »


The First Ever Crane’s Mill TV Commercial is Now ‘On The Air’

The first commercial for Crane’s Mill—Northern New Jersey’s Premier Retirement Community—is now airing on Xfinity by Comcast and Verizon Fios. You’ll probably catch it soon during your favorite programs, but in the meantime the Crane’s Mill Courier is happy to share this sneak preview with you…enjoy! Stay tuned for more great videos, including an overview of our Health Center. If you’d like to learn more about Crane’s Mill, call 973-276-6700 or click here to send us an email. We look forward to hearing from you! …Read More »


Crane’s Mill Video – A Look Inside the Essex County, NJ Retirement Community

Enjoy this detailed look at the lifestyle of residents living at Crane’s Mill Retirement Community in West Caldwell, New Jersey. We hope you enjoy our overview video, which provides viewers with amazing imagery of our apartments and cottages, natural surroundings, services and amenities, dining options, and so much more. For more information on Crane’s Mill or to schedule a visit to see the community in person, please call 973-276-3001 or click here to send us an email. …Read More »


What’s Your Favorite Floor Plan? Crane’s Mill has 18 to Choose From.

Independent Senior Living residents at Crane’s Mill have the choice of 18 unique floor plans. All are available on cranesmill.org in traditional and 3-D views. Crane’s Mill offers an array of independent senior living options ranging from cozy 500 square foot studio apartments all the way up to 1,700 square foot, two bedroom, two bath with den freestanding cottages. Of course, there are many in between. While there is a big selection, they all have a few things in common: Kitchen with refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher and sink with disposal Washer and dryer in each residence Individually controlled heat and air …Read More »