Crane’s Mill Blog: Millstream

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 »


August 2016 Millstream Calendar is Now Up!

Don’t miss the August edition of the Millstream calendar, featuring hundreds of on- and off-campus activities! This month features a lunch cruise on Lake Hopatcong, a trip to see “Fiddler on the Roof” on Broadway, a guided tour of the Yogi Berra Museum, plus live entertainment in Hinman Hall, daily exercise classes, socials, club meetings, and more! Check out the calendar here! …Read More »


Check Out The December 2015 Resident Activities Calendar

We just received the calendar for December 2015, and we’re happy to be able to share. You can click here to view the December Millstream calendar, along with previous months’ calendars, to get a better idea of how our residents spend their days. What are your favorite activities for this month? Is there anything you would like to see added to the calendar in the new year? Let us know by sending an email! …Read More »


Check Out This Month’s Millstream Calendar!

It’s August, and our residents’ activities calendar is really heating up! Every month, our residents receive the Millstream Newsletter. The center spread features that month’s activities calendar, filled with all sorts of fun ways to get involved, be entertained, and have fun! Follow this link to learn more about our residents’ monthly activities and community programming—including live entertainment, trips, outings, lectures, and so much more! …Read More »


The July Millstream Calendar Features Entertainment, Exercise, and More!

This month, the Millstream features a wide array of activities carefully planned by our Director of Community Programming. In July, there are a number of great activities. This morning, July 8, you’ll see our Men’s Breakfast in the Heartwood Cafe. It’s a well-attended, lively breakfast that takes place once a month, and has brought together friends new and old. Each Saturday, the Cherry Blossom Lounge will be abuzz for Saturday with the Yankees—a fun way to watch our community’s favorite team! Live entertainment in Hinman Hall is in full swing, as we plan to welcome The Four Parts Barbershop Quartet, …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 »


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 »


The Millstream: Our Resident Activities Calendar is Online

The Millstream is updated each month with an array of resident activities, trips, programs, and more. This month, there are countless activities in the Millstream calendar—truly something for everyone! This week, patrons of the arts (we have many at Crane’s Mill) are in their glory. Yesterday, the Harmonium Choral Society performed to a packed house right on campus in Hinman Hall. Tomorrow, our residents take a trip to enjoy Sophie Tucker – Last of the Red Hot Mamas at the Bickford Theatre, then on Friday, a trip to the Westchester Broadway Theatre, and Saturday afternoon features a jaunt to the Paper …Read More »


The Millstream: Our Resident-Published Newsletter

Looking for all the latest activities at Crane’s Mill? Look no further than The Millstream! Each month, our residents and activities director join forces to publish The Millstream. It’s filled with fun articles about our campus, letters from our executive director and chaplain, reviews of live performances, updates from the library, gift box, Towne Square gallery, and so much more. Perhaps the most-read section of all is the center spread, home to the monthly activities calendar. In August, there are over 175 activities for our residents! These programs include many different types of daily exercise classes, live musical performances, outings …Read More »


A Look Back: Highlights from the February Activities Calendar

The Northern New Jersey winter weather didn’t stop Crane’s Mill Retirement Community residents from having an exceptional month filled with all sorts of fun activities. Join us as we take look back at the exciting month that was at Crane’s Mill in West Caldwell, New Jersey: Feb 2: The month kicked-off with a Super Bowl party in the Cherry Blossom Lounge Feb 4: The Music of Oscar Hammerstein live performance in Hinman Hall Feb 5: Reading, Writing, and Graceful Aging in the Library Feb 7: Lyrica Chamber Music concert by guitarist M. Grgic in Hinman Hall Feb 11: “Songs of …Read More »