Crane’s Mill Community Updates: services

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 »


The Crane’s Mill Weekend Weather Forecast

70 Degrees and Sunny All Weekend Long in West Caldwell, NJ for Crane’s Mill Residents Northern New Jersey weather can be unpredictable–to say the least. Luckily for Crane’s Mill residents, they’ve put the worries of winter behind them! Restaurants, swimming, exercise, movies, friends, and neighbors are all connected to every apartment home. There’s no need to traipse outside, so residents can just enjoy the view of the snow falling on our 48-acre campus. Speaking of snow, here is some helpful information about how Crane’s Mill helps residents on the snowiest of days. Ready to learn more? Call 973-276-6700 or click …Read More »


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 »