Community Updates Blog: services

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 »

Cottage Living at Crane’s Mill in West Caldwell, NJ

The benefits of a private home with the services & amenities of Crane’s Mill If you have visited Crane’s Mill, chances are you drove around the 48-acre campus and noticed those pretty, stand-alone cottages. So, what’s the story with these little houses? First off, they’re not exactly little…the five different floor plans range from 1,335 to 1,734 square feet each! Each cottage features two bedrooms, living room, dining area, den and two full bathrooms. Perhaps the best rooms are the kitchens—they are open, airy and have adjacent breakfast nooks that are bright and beautiful. When we give tours, these spacious …Read More »

Crane’s Mill Residents Head to the Polls on Election Day

This year’s Election Day is proving to be a tough one for some New Jersey residents still recovering from the effects of Hurricane Sandy. Luckily, Crane’s Mill residents are able to get to the polling places with ease thanks to the community’s van and car service. At Crane’s Mill, transportation is always included, and election day is no exception. In fact, the Crane’s Mill buses are heading to the polls at four different times throughout the day—a convenient point for those taking advantage of other amenities such as the 10:00 a.m. morning lap swim or having lunch with friends at …Read More »

Rain Putting a Damper on Your Day? Not for Crane’s Mill Residents!

Heavy rain and gusty winds are on tap for today and into this evening. If you’re planning on heading out for a drive, it’s probably better just to stay put. Same goes for a walk to your favorite cafe for lunch and you may want to cancel those dinner reservations. Here’s another reason why it pays to live at Crane’s Mill: every apartment is connected to the services and amenities of Towne Square. So daily exercise class, a workout in the gym or a swim in the heated indoor pool are only a few dry steps away from our residents’ …Read More »

The Best Retirement Location in New Jersey?

If you’re searching for the best retirement location in New Jersey, you won’t need to look any further than Crane’s Mill in West Caldwell. Earlier this year, our friends at Inside Jersey magazine wrote an exciting cover story on “Jersey’s Best Places to Retire.” Here’s an excerpt of how the magazine selected towns for the list: “Using a specific methodology to narrow our search, Inside Jersey looked at cost of living and crime rates, culture and camaraderie. We tallied available health care services, including licensed internists, hospitals and long-term care agencies that provide preventive, rehabilitative and therapeutic services to patients in …Read More »

Did You Know? Transportation is Included for All Crane’s Mill Residents

Did you know that transportation is included for all Crane’s Mill residents? It’s just one of the many amenities that makes Crane’s Mill a leader in senior living in Northern New Jersey. If you live nearby, you may have seen one of the Crane’s Mill buses at Shop Rite, Stop & Shop, The Mall at Short Hills, or even places like the Paper Mill Playhouse, The Morris Museum and more! As long as the trip takes place on a Crane’s Mill bus, transportation is 100% included for our residents. That covers the scheduled “local errands” and entertainment trips above, but …Read More »

Did You Know? Housekeeping is Included for All Crane’s Mill Residents.

We love to reach out to new people and let them know about the services and amenities at Crane’s Mill. It’s common for folks who’ve never been to our community to not be familiar with what we mean when we say phrases like “all inclusive” and “world-class service.” Our residents, however, are quite familiar! For instance, did you know that housekeeping is included for all Crane’s Mill residents? Every other week, a member of our housekeeping staff visits your apartment or cottage and leaves it spick and span. Moreover, once per year, a “heavy” housecleaning is provided, including window washing …Read More »