Crane’s Mill Blog: Residents

A New Year’s Resolution You’ve Earned

Give Yourself the Gift of an Exceptional Lifestyle this Year. We love this time of year. The winter months mean spending time with family and loved ones, enjoying the cool, crisp air and embracing the joyful holiday season. As the New Year approaches we find it fun to reminisce about the past and also welcome the chance to look ahead and plan what’s next. In fact, at Crane’s Mill people are busy thinking up their New Year’s resolutions. Some are striving to exercise more, take a trip or spend more time with family. What is your resolution for 2020? Here are some ideas to …Read More »


A Day in the Life of a Crane’s Mill Resident

Join us for a look at independent living activities at Crane’s Mill Retirement Community in West Caldwell, New Jersey Many people wonder what it’s like to live at Crane’s Mill. Sure, there are beautiful apartments and cottages, friendly staff and common areas on-par with fine hotels. But what do people do all day? Luckily for you, you found the answer here! Every day, there are many activities, events and jaunts to nearby locations on the calendar. The beauty of Crane’s Mill is that we keep our calendar filled to the brim—and our residents have the choice to do as much …Read More »


Crane's Mill Gift Box

Visit the Crane’s Mill Gift Box—Goodies & Gifts for All Occasions

The Crane’s Mill Gift Box is a resident-run program located right in Towne Square—walking distance to every apartment across Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Skilled Nursing. Looking for the perfect gift for that hard-to-buy-for loved one? Need to pick up a birthday card for a friend? Hungry for a quick snack to get you through the afternoon? Look no further than the Crane’s Mill Gift Box. Located in Towne Square at Crane’s Mill in West Caldwell, NJ, the Gift Box is a resident-run boutique offering an array of merchandise. A recent trip inside the store saw a variety of Valentine’s …Read More »


Meet Estelle – A Crane’s Mill Cottage Resident

Enjoy a look at a day in the life of a Crane’s Mill cottage resident in this fun video. Meet Estelle, a resident in one of our largest cottages, who enjoys everything Crane’s Mill has to offer while maintaining an active social life with friends outside the community. …Read More »


Check Out Our Residents’ Train Room – A Holiday Tradition

Each year, a group of industrious residents sets up an extraordinary train room for the holidays. Our residents and staff love to visit and marvel at the miniature world our they create. Complete with 3 working engines, the trains follow twists and turns around a mountainside (with skiers), a lumber mill, brewery, train stations (with eager passengers), residential neighborhoods, a hotel, a downtown, and so much more! One could spend hours picking out new and exciting to-scale scenes. We were able to snap some photos…enjoy!   …Read More »


Meet The Author: Author, Crane’s Mill Resident to Sign His Book

Book Signing & Lecture with Crane’s Mill Resident Gene Kesselman Author of Letters from Grandpa: A primer for life  Thursday, October 5th • 2:00 p.m. Hinman Hall at Crane’s Mill 459 Passaic Avenue, West Caldwell RSVP: Call 973-276-3070 or click here to send an email. Leaving a Living Legacy to your grandchildren Learn how to teach your grandchildren their roots and family history. Kesselman will also discuss how to share your own life’s lessons and wisdom with your grandchildren and teach them about self confidence, self respect, and much more. The letters in this book follow one of three distinct themes: America 80 …Read More »


The Crane’s Mill YouTube Page is Growing!—Check it Out!

Have you visited the Crane’s Mill YouTube page? It’s growing all the time, with lots of fun videos featuring our actual residents, staff, and campus! Some of the videos include our television commercials, virtual tours, and more! Our residents always have a lot of fun modeling for our photos and videos, and love to hear your feedback. Click here to visit the page! After you’ve enjoyed watching the videos, be sure to send us an email and tell us what you would like to see added next! …Read More »



Crane’s Mill Resident Featured in Art Show

Crane’s Mill resident Eva Bouzard-Hui is back in the news. Eva Bouzard-Hui, a resident at Crane’s Mill, will be a featured artist in an exhibit at The Ethical Culture Society located in Maplewood. The show, which will debut on January 4, will featured Dr. Bouzard-Hui as an artist and art teach, having taught art in grades K -12 in the public school system in Caldwell, and in several colleges in the area. She also taught life drawing at Columbia Teachers College where she earned her doctorate in Art and College Teaching. Her most recent teaching experience was at the Crane’s …Read More »