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Community Updates Blog: Neighbor of the Week

Bernie is a helpful and happy resident

Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week – Bernadette Farley

Say hello to our Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week! This independent living resident keeps busy in and out of the community by volunteering to help others. Say Hello to our Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week Bernadette Farley is a well-liked and respected resident who has always been involved in staying active and helping others. Bernie has been a longtime volunteer at Turtle Back Zoo and the Low Vision Support Group here at Crane’s Mill. …Read More »


Nichola working with residents in Memory Support

Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week – Nichola Assad

Say hello to our Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week! Nichola works with Assisted Living, Memory Support, and Skilled Nursing residents at Crane’s Mill This week’s Neighbor is Nichola Assad from the activities and life enrichment department in our Health Center.   Nichola specializes in creating engaging and rewarding programming for seniors living in the community’s Assisted Living, Memory Support, and Skilled Nursing neighborhoods. …Read More »


Bebe Antell - Crane's Mill Neighbor of the Week

Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week – Bebe Antell

Say hello to our Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week! Ms. Antell takes advantage of many of the 200+ programs and activities scheduled for seniors at our community each month. Bebe Antell moved to Crane’s Mill in 2015. Ms. Antell previously lived in Millburn and West Orange, NJ. Bebe enjoys all sorts of activities at Crane’s Mill, including the garden club, exercising in the fitness center, musical entertainment, and movies on the big screen in our auditorium, Hinman Hall. …Read More »


Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week – Peter Marzano

Say hello to our Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week! A respected member of the Essex county community is now part of our community, too. This week, the spotlight is on Peter Marzano, who moved to Crane’s Mill in May of 2020. Mr. Marzano grew up in Newark, attending East Side High School before serving in the Army during World War II. Mr. Marzano had a long career in law enforcement, including 28 years as a Newark police officer. He enjoys playing cards and spending time with his family, who live close to the community. …Read More »


Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week – Annette Busch

Say hello to our Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week! Ms. Busch moved from Florida to Crane’s Mill in West Caldwell, New Jersey Say Hello to our Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week Annette Busch moved to Crane’s Mill in 2017 from Delray Beach, Florida. Ms. Busch has three children and seven grandchildren. She has a B.A. degree from Brooklyn College and a M.A. degree from Hofstra University. Ms. Busch was a teacher of Spanish and English, and enjoys writing poetry and song lyrics. …Read More »


Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week – Tony Cirillo

Say hello to our Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week! Mr. Cirillo can be seen in our We’re Back campaign video, celebrating residents removing their masks and showing their smiles! This week’s neighbor is Tony Cirillo, who moved to Crane’s Mill from New York City in 2016. Mr. Cirillo is a friendly conversationist who can be seen talking with any number of people in the Towne Square lobby. Mr. Cirillo provided this spirited “We’re Back!” for our recent campaign video, and when someone delivers a performance with this much gusto, it’s worth repeating! …Read More »


Executive Chef Dominic Ackerman of Crane's Mill

Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week – Chef Dominic Ackerman

Say hello to our Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week! The New Jersey native and culinary expert provides an upscale dining experience Crane’s Mill residents You know Chef Dominic Ackerman from our Facebook Live Cooking Demos, and we’re excited to share more about our executive chef her as our neighbor of the week! Born and raised in Morris County, Dominic Ackerman has always showed an enthusiasm for the culinary arts from a young age. After an early start in his grandmother’s kitchen, Dominic attended the Morris County School of Technology prior to studying classic French cuisine at the New England …Read More »


Wally Reiling

Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week – Wally Reiling

Say hello to our Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week! Wally Enjoys Performing On Stage with the Crane’s Mill Drama Club Wally Reiling became a Crane’s Mill resident in May 2019. Wally is well-known around campus for his friendly demeanor and quick-witted sense of humor. Wally owned a toy manufacturing company, and enjoys sports and movies. He also has a passion for acting. In fact, he was integral in founding Crane’s Mill’s Drama Club, which meets twice per month and is currently working on their next performance. …Read More »


Lois poses with an award-winning painting

Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week – Lois Schnell

Say hello to our Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week! Lois Schnell enjoys everything our West Caldwell retirement community has to offer Lois Schnell is an independent living resident who is graceful, friendly, and talented. Lois is an accomplished painter, interpreting a wide range of subjects in vivid, colorful creations.   Lois enjoys all different Crane’s Mill programs, and has been the featured artist on the organization’s Christmas card on more than one occasion. …Read More »


Cruise Week 2021

Crane’s Mill Neighbors of the Week – Crane’s Mill Staff

Say hello to our Crane’s Mill Neighbors of the Week! We are celebrating the Crane’s Mill staff! This week, in honor of Employee Recognition Week, our Neighbors are the Crane’s Mill staff! These talented and dedicated individuals go above and beyond every day of the year to keep residents active, engaged, and living their best lives. Stay tuned to our social media channels for more throughout the week: Crane’s Mill Facebook Page Crane’s Mill LinkedIn Page Interested in joining the fun? Check out the Crane’s Mill Careers page to see our current openings. …Read More »