Crane’s Mill Blog: Millstream

Highlights from the January Crane’s Mill Activity Calendar

Each month, the Crane’s Mill resident activity calendar is filled with an array of, events, outings, classes, lectures, exercise programs, and much more! Here is a look back at some highlights from January 2014: Jan 7: Classis Hollywood Romances: On and Off Screen in Hinman Hall Jan 8: Reading and Writing in Community to Explore Graceful Aging in the Library Jan 9: NY Philharmonic Open Rehearsal trip Jan 10: Frick Museum trip Jan 11: Barn Theatre “Master Class” trip Jan 11: Piano Recital – Part 1 in Hinman Hall Jan 15: “Tech Support” for Seniors with JCHS students in Hinman …Read More »


Holiday Happenings: Crane’s Mill Residents Celebrate All Month Long

Crane’s Mill is the top retirement community in Essex County—and the community’s activity calendar is a big reason why. Each month, our director of activities works with our residents to create a full calendar of events. In December, the calendar has a number of fun holiday events! Here is a quick rundown: December 3—Crane’s Mill Chorus & Tree Lighting December 7—Oliver at the Paper Mill Playhouse December 9—Lakeland Youth Symphony Orchestra December 11—Holiday Cookie Exchange December 14—Pericles at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey December 18—Christmas in Lancaster, a full day excursion to this wonderful winter spot December 19—Hot cocoa …Read More »


The Millstream—The Crane’s Mill Resident Newsletter and Activities Calendar

Breaking News: The Millstream is now on the www.cranesmill.org! We’re excited to announce that the Millstream, our resident-published monthly newsletter, is now available to view on our website. Each month, we’ll share our full resident activities calendar along with a selection of articles written by Crane’s Mill residents about our lovely community. Want to receive the Millstream yourself? Join the Mill Club! As a member, you’ll receive a printed copy of the Millstream. Members also have access to many activities and trips that are usually exclusive to Crane’s Mill residents. Plus monthly dinners, access to select services & amenities, special events and …Read More »


In Bloom: Signs Say Spring has Sprung in New Jersey!

Crane’s Mill in West Caldwell showing some clear signs that spring is here at New Jersey’s premier retirement community Just when you thought winter would not end, along comes the second week of April and with it wonderful blue skies and warm temperatures. In addition to the weather, there are some other distinct ways to know that spring is here: -Beautiful, bright yellow daffodils now line the walkway leading into Towne Square. -Activities for the month include spring-centric outings to Brookdale Park in Bloomfield for a Trolley Tour and the Montclair Art Museum for “Art in Bloom.” -It’s time for …Read More »


March Activities Overview: Plenty of Fun Things to do for Crane’s Mill Residents

Senior Activities, Outings and More Highlight the March Resident Calendar In the beginning of each month, residents flock to their mailboxes in Towne Square to pick up their copy of the Millstream, the resident-published Crane’s Mill newsletter. Each issue includes a number of fun articles from residents and staff. The most popular section is the monthly calendar from our Activities Director, which provides a rundown of the month’s goings-on. This month’s special listings include Cooking Demonstrations, Live Jazz Performances, Art Exhibits and Historical Programs. Plus, there are all the “usual” daily activities including exercise classes, Bridge, Mah Johng, religious programs, …Read More »