Crane’s Mill Blog: services

Housekeeping at Crane’s Mill: Fully Included and Always Friendly

At Crane’s Mill Continuing Care Retirement Community in West Caldwell, New Jersey, housekeeping is fully included for every resident. Crane’s Mill is an all-inclusive style retirement community. What that means for our residents is that amenities like dining, transportation, and live entertainment are fully included—akin to an all-inclusive vacation, there’s no need to carry extra cash. What may surprise you is that housekeeping is also fully included. Every other week, at a scheduled time, a member of our environmental services staff visits your apartment or cottage for a general housekeeping session, and typically some friendly conversation. Also, once each year, …Read More »


There’s goes that Crane’s Mill bus again…

Transportation is one of many services & amenities included at Crane’s Mill—an Essex County, New Jersey senior living community. People see it everywhere … around town and beyond. It’s the Crane’s Mill bus! A friendly driver and our happy residents are on board, buzzing around for errands or just for fun. Make sure to wave next time you see them go by! You might see residents on the Crane’s Mil bus heading to food shopping, pharmacies, malls, movie theaters, museums, New York City … the list is endless! With transportation fully included, our residents realize it’s the best way to …Read More »


Watch: Crane’s Mill Amenities at a Glance

Enjoy this quick look at our services and amenities. Crane’s Mill offers an array of services and amenities to its residents at no additional cost, including transportation, housekeeping, landscaping, snow removal, a library, and more. …Read More »


Home Maintenance—Completely Taken Care Of For Crane’s Mill Residents (Smiles Included!)

Did you know that Crane’s Mill residents enjoy full maintenance services included in their monthly fee? Everything from hanging photos and changing lightbulbs to repairing and replacing appliances is our responsibility. Picture this scenario: your dishwasher stops working. Not being an appliance expert, you have no idea why it’s ceased operation, so you call a repair company or the manufacturer, schedule a visit, and usually with a few days or a few weeks (and sometime between 9 and 1, or 1 and 5, or 9 and 5!) the person comes, fixes the problem, and sends you a bill. OR they take …Read More »


Crane’s Mill Retirement Community FAQ

Everything you need to know about Crane’s Mill Retirement Community on one convenient page. The Essentials: -251 Apartments -30 Cottages -48 Acres -Certified Wildlife Habitat Recent Events: -Creekside Expansion • Completed in 2010 • Added 65 apartments and 10 cottages -Dining Renovation • Completed in 2011 • Remodeled Candleberry Dining Room • New Heartwood Cafe casual dining venue • Cherry Blossom Lounge Services & Amenities • Housekeeping and bed linen services • Individual transportation to physicians, dentists and hospitals • Regularly scheduled trips to shopping and errands plus many special trips, tours and outings • Monitored emergency response system • …Read More »


Snow Covered Car? Let Crane’s Mill do the Heavy Lifting!

Did you know that Crane’s Mill residents enjoy the luxury of never having to shovel, scrape, or brush ever again? Each winter, our maintenance department and dedicated landscaping team are on stand-by at the first sign of a snowfall. For residents who park outside (there is garage parking available in Creekside and our cottages), our staff cleans off the resident’s car, cleans out the parking space, and puts the car back in the spot, ready for it’s next outing to the grandkids house or holiday shopping trip. This is just one of many winter season services provided by our team …Read More »


The Wellness Center

Crane’s Mill residents enjoy the convenience and peace of mind of having the wellness center just a short, indoor walk from their apartment. You may already know that our medical director, Dr. Pradip Shah, and wellness director, Cindy Lin, both have offices in our Wellness Center. But did you know that an array of other visiting doctors and services utilize the wellness office on a weekly basis? We frequently have podiatrists, chiropractors, gastroenterologists, and making use of the office for our independent living and health center residents. Plus, if a resident has a prescription for lab work, they can have …Read More »


The Gift Box: Refreshed and Open For Business

The Gift Box is the resident-run gift shop at Crane’s Mill. After a short hiatus, it’s back and better than ever. Have you ever discovered you’re low on shampoo, but don’t feel like taking a trip to the store? Have you ever realized your nephew’s birthday is fast approaching, and you need to mail a card today? What if the convenience of a cozy little shop was a short, indoor walk from from your front door? That’s the reality for Crane’s Mill residents, as they enjoy the convenience of the Gift Box. Located in Towne Square, the Gift Box is …Read More »


Home Improvement: Crane’s Mill Library, Gift Box and Beauty Salon

Crane’s Mill is always improving its residents’ way of life. Right now, three fun areas of the campus are getting a face lift. You may know that Crane’s Mill has a library, gift shop and beauty salon/barber shop right on campus. What you may not know is that all three of these spots are getting a makeover as we speak. The library is a go-to location for residents on a daily basis. Completely run by resident volunteers, the library offers daily newspapers, computers with internet access, a copy machine, printers and more. Of course, there is a wide selection of …Read More »


Crane’s Mill Residents not Missing a Beat Despite One Foot of Snow from Winter Storm Nemo

At Crane’s Mill, our residents have seen their share of New Jersey winter weather. We’ve covered how Crane’s Mill makes snowfall seem like sunshine for our residents—all the wonderful services and amenities of Towne Square are connected to every apartment. So, food shopping at the Corner Market, lunch at the Heartwood Cafe, Dinner at the Candleberry, exercise in the gym and a dip in the pool are all a short, indoor walk from your front door. Plus, that snow-covered car you’ve been dreading cleaning off? Our maintenance team cleans off your car, shovels your space, puts your car back into …Read More »