Crane’s Mill Blog: transportation

Area Attractions: Location is Everything

Seniors living at Crane’s Mill in West Caldwell, New Jersey, are only a short distance to many great area attractions. The staff at Crane’s Mill does an amazing job of bringing live entertainment, cultural activities, and more. But what’s truly special about Crane’s Mill is that residents are only a short jaunt to many different area attractions. Museums, movie theaters, malls, restaurants, parks, and even daily errands are right around the corner … and transportation is fully included for all Crane’s Mill residents. Please click here for more details on specific area attractions, including the Turtle Back Zoo, Montclair Art …Read More »


Area Attractions: Location is Everything

Seniors living at Crane’s Mill in West Caldwell, New Jersey, are only a short distance to many great area attractions. The staff at Crane’s Mill does an amazing job of bringing live entertainment, cultural activities, and more. But what’s truly special about Crane’s Mill is that residents are only a short jaunt to many different area attractions. Museums, movie theaters, malls, restaurants, parks, and even daily errands are right around the corner … and transportation is fully included for all Crane’s Mill residents. Please click here for more details on specific area attractions, including the Turtle Back Zoo, Montclair Art …Read More »


Why Crane’s Mill Residents Love Our Location!

Crane’s Mill is located in West Caldwell, New Jersey. The retirement community’s location combines secluded nature with a convenient Essex County location. ‘459 Passaic Avenue’ sounds like a standard enough address. However, it’s anything but ordinary. Home to Crane’s Mill Continuing Care Retirement Community, 459 Passaic Avenue reads like a dream destination for those who like nature AND the allure of being in the heart of all the action. The Crane’s Mill campus is situated on 48 beautiful acres with a Certified Wildlife Habitat and a picturesque pond. In addition, there are walking trails that lead to West Essex Park—a …Read More »


Celebrate the Beauty of Winter at Crane’s Mill

Senior Living at Crane’s Mill provides the finest in apartments, cottages, food, services, amenities, and of course, the freedom to truly enjoy the winter season without concern for snow or ice. What are you favorite winter memories? Ours include celebrating the holidays with family and friends. But sometimes, especially as we age, it becomes harder to enjoy the winter season because of snow, ice, and extreme cold weather. For Crane’s Mill residents, those worries are a thing of the past. They can focus on doing the things they truly enjoy, like staying active and healthy, taking a swim in our …Read More »


Discovering 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. 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 their homes. We tracked down …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 »


Back-to-Back Excitement for Patrons of the Arts at Crane’s Mill

Our February 2015 Millstream Activities Calendar is packed with fun! This month’s calendar includes a multitude of live stage shows, both on campus and off! If you’re a Crane’s Mill resident, and you’re a fan of the arts, including live theater and music, then you’re in luck. Each month, our Activities Director works hard to both bring live entertainment to Crane’s Mill, and plan off-campus trips to local performances. Take today and tomorrow for example: This afternoon, our residents will enjoy “In the Car with Blossom and Len” at the Centenary Stage in Hackettstown, NJ. Tomorrow, two programs are on …Read More »


We’re Gearing Up for the Holidays

Crane’s Mill residents really have it made in the winter. With the holidays right around the corner (can you believe Thanksgiving is this week?), we thought it might be fun to take a look at some of the annual traditions here at Crane’s Mill. First, there are always multiple holiday-themed performances, both on and off campus. In Hinman Hall, musical performances from pianists, jazz and choral groups are common throughout the year, and in December the usual jazz and pop standards give way to holiday favorites. Off campus, our residents enjoy trips to the Paper Mill Playhouse, NJPAC, and New …Read More »


Crane’s Mill Trip Opportunity: Christmas in Hershey, PA

Crane’s Mill Trip Opportunity Christmas in Hershey, Pennsylvania The Spirit of the Holidays Glows Brighter than ever in “The Sweetest Place on Earth”  Wednesday, December 10th   — Thursday, December 11th, 2014  (2 days, 1 night)     $362.00 per person (double occupancy)       $422.00 per person (single occupancy) *price includes gratuities for driver, tour guides and wait staff at restaurants* Motor coach transportation (full-size coach with lavatory) TRIP HIGHLIGHTS Overnight at Historic Hotel Hershey – Considered one of the finest Historic Hotels of America, Hotel Hershey is known for its refined elegance and signature service.  The 1930’s hotel, situated high atop a …Read More »