Community Updates Blog: Towne Square

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 »

With Record Lows, Why Traipse Outside?

As we face record lows here in Northern New Jersey, residents of our retirement community are always warm and well taken care of regardless of the weather. What if you could have a fine dining experience, activities, an indoor pool, hot tub, and more…all an indoor walk from your front door? That’s the reality for Crane’s Mill residents! Living at Crane’s Mill is akin to living in a luxury hotel—only better. Residents enjoy well-appointed apartments complete with full kitchens, laundry, and more. Every apartment is an indoor walk to Towne Square is home to multiple dining venues, our fitness center, …Read More »

Crane’s Mill Apartments: A Wide Variety of Floor Plans, All Connected to Towne Square

Have you visited our the floor plan area of our website? If so, you may know that we have beautiful freestanding cottages and an array of apartments to choose from. Did you also know that every one of our apartments is attached to Towne Square? So, residents are only a short, indoor walk to our dining venues, the beauty salon, barber shop, activities room, lounge, gym, pool, and so much more! It’s a lot like living in a beautiful hotel…but even better. Our community is accessible for all levels of mobility, your monthly fee includes a flexible meal plan, and …Read More »

The Corner Market: A Fun Way to Use Your Flexible Meal Plan

Crane’s Mill residents love the convenience of having The Corner Market just steps from their front door. Crane’s Mill residents enjoy a fully included flexible meal plan. What that means is that each resident has a fund that allows for a restaurant-style dinner every night in the Candleberry Dining Room, with enough left over to spend a bit in our other dining venues. Of course, residents may choose to spend their flex dollars any way they choose. If they are not interested in a formal dinner every night, they can have breakfast, lunch, or dinner in the Heartwood Cafe. Plus, …Read More »

Gearing up for Summer at our Retirement Community

How will New Jersey seniors make the most out of the summer months ahead? Summer can be hot, humid, sunny, and sometimes dangerous. As the weather heats up and the suns rays beat down, it’s important to stay cool and hydrated. On very hot days, try and run your errands in the early morning to avoid the head of the day. If you feel yourself overheating, duck inside a store, mall, library, museum, or even catch a movie! Taking some time out of the heat and into the air conditioner can go a long way to keeping you going when …Read More »

Second Annual Crane’s Mill Easter Egg Hunt

Kids of all ages had a blast at this Saturday’s Easter Egg Hunt! Crane’s Mill played host to residents, their family members, and parents and children from around the area on Saturday, April 12 for the community’s Second Annual Easter Egg Hunt! The action took place in Towne Square, with plastic, candy-filled Easter Eggs hidden all around the main lobby (including some clever placement in planters—see pic below). Through the doors of Hinman Hall, guests were treated to cupcakes, juice boxes, and even more candy! Of course, the Easter Bunny himself was on-hand and posed for photos with kids and …Read More »

A Look Back: Highlights from the February Activities Calendar

The Northern New Jersey winter weather didn’t stop Crane’s Mill Retirement Community residents from having an exceptional month filled with all sorts of fun activities. Join us as we take look back at the exciting month that was at Crane’s Mill in West Caldwell, New Jersey: Feb 2: The month kicked-off with a Super Bowl party in the Cherry Blossom Lounge Feb 4: The Music of Oscar Hammerstein live performance in Hinman Hall Feb 5: Reading, Writing, and Graceful Aging in the Library Feb 7: Lyrica Chamber Music concert by guitarist M. Grgic in Hinman Hall Feb 11: “Songs of …Read More »