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Community Updates Blog: Staff


Cristine Franco, Administrator, Assisted Living and Memory Care at Crane's Mill

Crane’s Mill Staff Profile – Cristine Franco, Health Center Director

Read on to learn more about our Health Center Director Crane’s Mill’s five-star Health Center offers superior hands-on care, and we are lucky to have excellent leadership on our team. Cristine Franco, our Health Center Director, has been with Crane’s Mill since July 2019. She initially joined the team as Recreation Director before she was offered an opportunity to transition into an administration role, and took over as Health Center Director in May 2021. Cristine has always loved working with senior citizens, and especially enjoys getting to know residents at Crane’s Mill. “I’ve been able to forge great bonds with our …Read More »


Rachel Teixeira, Director of Nursing

Crane’s Mill Staff Profile – Rachel Teixeira, Director of Nursing

Enjoy this profile of our outstanding director of nursing Crane’s Mill’s five-star Health Center offers superior hands-on care. Rachel Teixeira, the Director of Nursing for our skilled nursing unit, has been with Crane’s Mill since summer 2021. Originally inspired to pursue nursing as a profession by her childhood experiences with the nurses who guided, taught, and cared for her, Rachel spent nine years as an emergency room nurse before seeking a nursing leadership position that brought her to Crane’s Mill. “As I learned more about the work during my time here, I started to really enjoy it,” she shares. “I …Read More »


Eden from Environmental Services

Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week – Eden

The Crane’s Mill Environmental Services Team is key in maintaining a safe, clean, and gorgeous home for our residents. Eden is with our Environmental Services Department, responsible for keeping Towne Square a beautiful, spotless for our residents.   Having joined Crane’s Mill more than 6 years ago, Eden is well known as one of the kindest, friendliest, and hardworking employees in the entire community.   Hi Eden, and thank you for all you do! 🙂 …Read More »


Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week – Samantha Holden

Say hello to our Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week! Concierge services at Crane’s Mill provide top-notch customer service, and Samantha is at the helm of the Health Center team! Say hi to Samantha Holden, our Health Center Concierge. Sam is the go-to person for Health Center residents and family members who may have questions, need directions, or just need a helping hand.   Sam has worked for Crane’s Mill for more than two years, provides excellent customer service, and we are excited to feature her as this week’s Neighbor! …Read More »


Nichola working with residents in Memory Support

Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week – Nichola Assad

Say hello to our Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week! Nichola works with Assisted Living, Memory Support, and Skilled Nursing residents at Crane’s Mill This week’s Neighbor is Nichola Assad from the activities and life enrichment department in our Health Center.   Nichola specializes in creating engaging and rewarding programming for seniors living in the community’s Assisted Living, Memory Support, and Skilled Nursing neighborhoods. …Read More »


Executive Chef Dominic Ackerman of Crane's Mill

Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week – Chef Dominic Ackerman

Say hello to our Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week! The New Jersey native and culinary expert provides an upscale dining experience Crane’s Mill residents You know Chef Dominic Ackerman from our Facebook Live Cooking Demos, and we’re excited to share more about our executive chef her as our neighbor of the week! Born and raised in Morris County, Dominic Ackerman has always showed an enthusiasm for the culinary arts from a young age. After an early start in his grandmother’s kitchen, Dominic attended the Morris County School of Technology prior to studying classic French cuisine at the New England …Read More »


Cruise Week 2021

Crane’s Mill Neighbors of the Week – Crane’s Mill Staff

Say hello to our Crane’s Mill Neighbors of the Week! We are celebrating the Crane’s Mill staff! This week, in honor of Employee Recognition Week, our Neighbors are the Crane’s Mill staff! These talented and dedicated individuals go above and beyond every day of the year to keep residents active, engaged, and living their best lives. Stay tuned to our social media channels for more throughout the week: Crane’s Mill Facebook Page Crane’s Mill LinkedIn Page Interested in joining the fun? Check out the Crane’s Mill Careers page to see our current openings. …Read More »


Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week – Ralph Perri

Say hello to our Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week! Ralph and his team take care of all your home’s maintenance, so you can live your best retirement lifestyle. Say hello to our Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week! This week we’re featuring Ralph Perri, the community’s Director of Plant Operations. An employee for more than 10 years, Ralph is the go-to guy for anything residents may need. Ralph’s team takes on jobs big and small, like changing recessed light bulbs, hanging pictures, installing appliances, and so much more. Ralph’s job is to make sure the community is always running …Read More »


Pat ready for the Cafe's lunch rush in this 2018 photograph.

Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week – Pat Rhodes

Say hello to our Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week! A Crane’s Mill employee who helps make our residents’ dining experience a great one. This week’s Neighbor is Pat Rhodes, an exemplary employee and good friend to residents and staff alike. When you see Pat in the Heartwood Cafe, you know she will ask after your family, tell you a joke, and provide you excellent service. She knows everyone’s names, and knows their likes and dislikes, so she’s ready with residents’ favorites before they even has to ask. Pat is a long-time employee who has been honored as a Lutheran …Read More »