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Community Updates Blog: Residents

Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week – Susie Price

Say hello to our Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week! This week we’re featuring Susie Price. Susie moved to Crane’s Mill when the community opened in 1998, and lives in one of the cottages. (Susie’s interview is from a few years ago … she has now called Crane’s Mill her home for almost 23 years!) Susie enjoys gardening outside of her cottage and loves traveling with her daughter and the residents. …Read More »


Crane's Mill - Meet The Meekers

Crane’s Mill Neighbors of the Week – Tom & Joanne Meeker

Say hello to our Crane’s Mill Neighbors of the Week! Say hello to our Crane’s Mill Neighbors of the Week! Meet Tom and Joanne Meeker, who moved to their Crane’s Mill cottage 2017. The Meekers are a fun-loving couple who keep busy with all sorts of activities and programs on campus. The Meekers share their thoughts on the community, its staff, and more in the video below. …Read More »


Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week – Phyllis Novick

Say hello to our Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week! This week we’re featuring Phyllis Novick, who became a resident in 2016. Phyllis is involved in an array of the community’s clubs and programs. Check out this quick video to hear her thoughts on being a resident here throughout the pandemic: …Read More »


Crane’s Mill Reviews

Read reviews from New Jersey and beyond about the Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing services at Crane’s Mill in West Caldwell How do you know if you or your loved one are going to receive excellent care in an Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing or Sub-Acute Rehab setting? Sure, you can learn plenty from the admissions personnel, do online research, and even visit the community. But when you really want to know the truth about a community, it’s best to hear from the residents and their family. How did the staff treat them throughout their stay? Was the community clean and …Read More »


Crane’s Mill 2020 Calendar

Have you seen our 2020 Calendar? Each month features a resident profile, along with a current and past portrait. January’s resident is Bebe Antell, who 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 »


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 »