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Community Updates Blog: Residents


Bobbie poses with flowers as bright as her personality!

Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week – Barbara “Bobbie” Silverstein

Say Hello to our Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week Bobbie made her way across the country, from Los Angeles, to Clifton, the Hamptons, Florida, Fort Lee, and Crane’s Mill in West Caldwell!   Barbara “Bobbie” Silverstein grew up in Los Angeles and graduated from UCLA with a major in International Relations. Her late husband, an ophthalmologist, brought her east where he was attending medical school.   She has two sons and one daughter, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. One son is an ophthalmologist who took over his father’s practice which was in their home in Clifton, NJ. Bobbie managed …Read More »


Ed swimming laps in the indoor pool

Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week – Edward Luckenbach

Say Hello to our Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week A successful engineer, family man, avid swimmer, and Crane’s Mill resident! Ed Luckenbach is an independent living resident who lives in one of our freestanding cottage homes. Ed moved to Crane’s Mill in 2013 with his cherished late wife, Ruth. Mr. Luckenbach enjoyed a long and notable career as an engineer for Exxon. Ed stays very active and involved in our community and can be seen daily swimming laps in the indoor pool–his favorite activity. He enjoys reading, playing poker, lectures, discussion groups, current events, music, and shows at the …Read More »


Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week – Pat Zeh

Say Hello to our Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week Say Hello – and Happy 100th Birthday – to Pat Zeh! Please join us in wishing a Happy Birthday to independent living resident Pat Zeh, who turned 100 years young on Saturday, October 30!   Mrs. Zeh, who moved to Crane’s Mill from Montclair in 2012, was so happy to have her family on-hand to celebrate! …Read More »


Jean reading in Towne Square

Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week – Jean Meyers

Say Hello to our Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week Trips, travel, and lifelong learning are just some of this week’s featured resident’s interests Jean Meyers has a variety of interests including classical music programs, lectures, reading, and writing articles for our newsletter. She was the former chairwoman for the activities committee, and enjoys quilting, knitting and sewing—she is one of the leaders of our Thursday morning needlework group. Jean also enjoys museums and traveling.   Jean is pictured here (on the right) with friends Dick Carter and Denise Harrison; reading in Towne Square; and on a recent visit to …Read More »


Mallory Loehr, Crane's Mill Resident Board President

Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week – Mallory Loehr

Say Hello to our Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week Crane’s Mill Resident Board President Mallory Loehr is all about Kindness and Community Mallory Loehr is our Crane’s Mill Resident Board President. An active and engaged member of the community, Mallory recently rolled out the community’s “Kindness Campaign,” which encourages the exchange of kind words both in-person and on the community’s Be Kind Bulletin Board. Mallory hails from Virginia but has lived around the world (Mexico, Libya, India, and Thailand) with her husband, Larrie, who was a diplomat with the US Foreign Service. When they returned to the US, they …Read More »


Roberta and her dog Dolly

Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week – Roberta Brodlie and Dolly!

Say Hello to our Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week This independent living resident is known for her friendly personality and her adorable pet dog Dolly! Roberta Brodlie resides in her apartment with her husband Alvin and her dog Dolly. Roberta enjoys reading, taking her dog for walks, going shopping, and serving on the activities committee. Hi Roberta (and Dolly)! …Read More »


Coach Frank Verducci

Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week – Coach Frank Verducci

Say Hello to our Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week Coach Frank Verducci was a staple of Barringer High School’s football program. This week’s Neighbor is Frank Verducci, a friendly resident often seen in Towne Square alongside his wife, Joan. Frank always has a story to share or a piece of advice to offer, as seen in this photo from last year’s “Seniors’ Advice to the Seniors” series.   Mr. Verducci is a retired Newark teacher, and was a well-known very successful football coach, serving as head coach for Barringer High School in Newark in the 60s and 70s. “A …Read More »


Crane's Mill resident Jean Weber

Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week – Jean Weber

Say Hello to our Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week Volunteering and keeping active are high priorities for this Crane’s Mill resident. Jean Weber is an independent living resident who is considered a friend to many on campus. Jean enjoys being on the landscape committee, she’s an avid gardener, and enjoys the Cranes Mill garden club. Jean is a Crane’s Mill volunteer who helps keep our greenhouse organized and plants watered when we bring them inside for winter. Jean enjoys reading and she is part of the Crane’s Mill book club. She also enjoys happy hour with friends and taking day …Read More »


Crane's Mill Pet Friendly Community - dogs, cats, birds are welcome

Crane’s Mill Neighbors of the Week – Our Pets

Say hello to our Crane’s Mill Neighbors of the Week! ???????????? Residents of the West Caldwell retirement community are welcome to have pets including dogs, cats, and other companions. Crane’s Mill is a pet-friendly community, so this week we’re celebrating some of our “best friends” as neighbors! Check out this fun pic taken after last week’s Pet Parade! Small dogs, cats, birds, and other companions are welcome in our apartment homes, and cottage residents are welcome to have larger dogs. …Read More »