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Community Updates Blog: Residents

Anita enjoys outdoor dining

Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week – Anita Goodwyn

Say hello to our Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week! Anita Goodwyn has lived at Crane’s Mill for 17 years. Anita is friendly and outgoing, and can be found in Towne Square for early-morning exercise in the fitness center. The multi-talented Mrs. Goodwyn is the director of the Crane’s Mill chorus and always the first in line to perform at the annual talent show. …Read More »


Outdoor Dining at Crane's Mill

Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week – Richard Carter

Say hello to our Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week! This week’s neighbor is Richard Carter. Mr. Carter is a well-known around campus as a friendly, kindhearted, and easygoing friend to residents and staff alike. Mr. Carter is involved in so many campus activities including the Millstream newsletter, the library committee, model train room, and grounds committee. He can be seen exercising in the fitness center or walking our outdoor trails. …Read More »


Crane's Mill - Meet Estelle

Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week – Estelle Naunton

Say hello to our Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week! Estelle Naunton lives in a Creekside Cottage with large rooms, high ceilings, outdoor space, and a two-car garage–perfect for storing that convertible!   Take a glimpse into Estelle’s life here at Crane’s Mill and how she has benefited from making a move to the area’s top senior living community (filmed prior to COVID-19). …Read More »


Dedication & Gratitude

Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey residents and staff reflect on the past year to mark the anniversary of COVID taking hold in New Jersey: …Read More »


Crane's Mill Independent Living Resident Jack Bishop

Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week – Jack Bishop

Say hello to our Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week! This week’s neighbor is Jack Bishop, an independent living resident at Crane’s Mill. Jack’s hometown is Montclair, but he moved to Crane’s Mill from his longtime home of Essex Fells in December 2019. Jack, an avid birder who also enjoys playing golf and watching sports, is seen here celebrating during February’s vaccination clinic. …Read More »


Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week – Celebrating Centenarian Women

Say hello to our Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week – Women’s History and International Women’s Day Edition Today, in honor of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, we are featuring six amazing women who represent our Independent Living centenarians as our neighbors of the week. Check out their beautiful photos below, and read more about each centenarian of them in our news section. …Read More »


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 »