Crane’s Mill Blog: Towne Square

WMTR AM – Classic Oldies Broadcasting Live from Crane’s Mill

Tune to WMTR AM (1250 AM or streaming online) on Tuesday, May 8 from 5:30 – 10:00 a.m. to hear a LIVE broadcast straight from Crane’s Mill! The WMTR morning show will set up in the heart of Towne Square for a special “Nurses Week” broadcast including interviews with Crane’s Mill residents and staff. Of course, the station will be playing all the classic oldies you know and love, and providing the day’s traffic and weather. Plus, the team will be playing games and handing out prizes all morning long! Be sure to stream the show online, and follow the …Read More »


Staying Fit All Winter Long

January is a lovely site here at Crane’s Mill in West Caldwell, New Jersey. However, along with the beauty of the snow on the ground come a number concerns, specifically for older adults. We will cover many of these as the weather continues to grow colder, but for today, let’s focus on a fun escape from the snow: the Crane’s Mill “Horseneck Gym.” Pictured here, and situated in Towne Square next to the heated indoor swimming pool, the gym is a popular destination for residents looking to stay fit, healthy and active. All of the equipment is geared specifically for seniors, using …Read More »


Seniors Looking to Stay Healthy and Fit—Consider Taking a Swim!

At Crane’s Mill, we have an indoor pool and hot tub, perfect for keeping you active and healthy all year long. We are always looking for the latest news on healthy aging. One topic that of course remains at the top of the list for feeling your best for longer is keeping fit and active. One great way to achieve fitness is swimming. Swimming is considered low-impact, and is easy on the joints. So it’s perfect for everyone from the “Mr. Olympia’s” among us to novice seniors who are just beginning an exercise program. Swimming can be great for movement, …Read More »



The Cherry Blossom Lounge—A Place for Crane’s Mill Residents to Relax and Unwind

Imagine being on an all-inclusive vacation…every single day. That’s the life for residents of Crane’s Mill in Northern New Jersey. Luxury apartments, fine dining and friends and neighbors to share in all the fun. Could a person ask for anything more? Well, how about a private lounge complete with fine furnishings, flat-panel television and a key club? Crane’s Mill residents “see” your luxury lounge and “raise” you the fact that it’s located in Towne Square, so it’s connected to every apartment home in the community. We’ll go “all-in” and tell you that residents have impromptu card games, and can easily …Read More »


Towne Square: Our Community’s Central Spot

Any visit to Crane’s Mill starts with Towne Square—the community’s central spot for activities, dining, entertainment, and more! A short, indoor walk from every apartment, Towne Square boasts a number of important destinations for our residents’ daily life. Each of our dining venues are located right in Towne Square. So, if you’re interested in a five-course, restaurant-style dinner in the Candleberry, a quick a-la-carte bite from the Heartwood Cafe, or groceries from the Corner Market, you simply follow the signs toward Towne Square. Fitness and exercise are paramount as we age, and our gym and indoor pool are located just …Read More »




Celebrating Older Americans Month!

Join us in celebrating Older Americans Month! Each May, we give thanks and celebrate a number of occasions: we’ve had dozens (and dozens and dozens!!) of floral bouquets delivered for Mother’s Day, our plants and trees are blooming, and the birds are chirping up a storm! On top of all that, it turns out that May is also Older Americans Month! Plus, it’s the 50th anniversary of the Older Americans Act, aimed at promoting healthy aging and tackling serious issues that older members of our population may face, like disease and abuse. At Crane’s Mill, residents are at the forefront …Read More »


A Look Inside the Crane’s Mill Library

Our continuing care retirement community is akin to moving to a small town, but everything’s connected by indoor walkways! The Crane’s Mill Library is a popular spot in Towne Square. The library is completely resident-run, and includes an array of books including fiction, non-fiction, large print, and art. Plus, the library offers the latest issues of many periodicals, including the Star-Ledger, New York Times, AARP magazine, The New Yorker. In addition to print, the library boasts two all-in-one desktop computers with internet access, a copy machine, and a Telensory machine that magnifies text and images up to 50x their original …Read More »