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Community Updates Blog: Video

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Video: Resident & Family Testimonials

“I’ve Always Loved It Here,” shared a longtime resident of the West Caldwell, New Jersey retirement community. We at Crane’s Mill are so grateful to our amazing residents and their families. Here is more of what they had to say about our community. …Read More »


Crane's Mill - Meet Estelle

Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week – Estelle Naunton

Say hello to our Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week! West Caldwell resident enjoys everything Crane’s Mill has to offer, while maintaining a fun lifestyle with friends and family outside the community, too! Estelle Naunton lives in a Creekside Cottage with large rooms, high ceilings, outdoor space, and a two-car garage–perfect for storing that convertible!   Take a glimpse into Estelle’s life here at Crane’s Mill and how she has benefited from making a move to the area’s top senior living community (filmed prior to COVID-19). …Read More »


Dedication & Gratitude

Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey residents and staff reflect on the past year to mark the anniversary of COVID taking hold in New Jersey: …Read More »


Crane's Mill Independent Living Resident Jack Bishop

Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week – Jack Bishop

Say hello to our Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week! Jack made his way west across suburban Essex county to land at Crane’s Mill Retirement Community. This week’s neighbor is Jack Bishop, an independent living resident at Crane’s Mill. Jack’s hometown is Montclair, but he moved to Crane’s Mill from his longtime home of Essex Fells in December 2019. Jack, an avid birder who also enjoys playing golf and watching sports, is seen here celebrating during February’s vaccination clinic. …Read More »


St. Patrick’s Day Leftovers Transformed Into Ultimate Reuben Sandwich

Crane’s Mill Executive Chef Dominic Ackerman, assisted by Marketing Transition Coordinator Germaine Loudon, treated prospective residents, family members, and residents to a special virtual cooking demo! This time around, Chef Dom brings his St. Patrick’s Day leftovers to the table and shows us his Ultimate take on a Reuben sandwich! …Read More »


Susie Price, a Crane's Mill Cottage Resident

Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week – Susie Price

Say hello to our Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week! Cottage living at Crane’s Mill combines an active, independent lifestyle with the promise of five-star healthcare for the future. This week we’re featuring Susie Price. Susie moved to Crane’s Mill when the community opened in 1998, and lives in one of the cottages. (Susie’s interview is from a few years ago … she has now called Crane’s Mill her home for almost 23 years!) Susie enjoys gardening outside of her cottage and loves traveling with her daughter and the residents. …Read More »


Crane's Mill - Meet The Meekers

Crane’s Mill Neighbors of the Week – Tom & Joanne Meeker

Say hello to our Crane’s Mill Neighbors of the Week! This couple from Glen Ridge, New Jersey lives in a Crane’s Mill independent living cottage. Say hello to our Crane’s Mill Neighbors of the Week! Meet Tom and Joanne Meeker, who moved to their Crane’s Mill cottage 2017. The Meekers are a fun-loving couple who keep busy with all sorts of activities and programs on campus. The Meekers share their thoughts on the community, its staff, and more in the video below. …Read More »


Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week – Phyllis Novick

Say hello to our Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week! Our neighbor of the week thanks the retirement community’s staff for all their hard work throughout the pandemic. This week we’re featuring Phyllis Novick, who became a resident in 2016. Phyllis is involved in an array of the community’s clubs and programs. Check out this quick video to hear her thoughts on being a resident here throughout the pandemic: …Read More »



Rehabilitation Services at Crane’s Mill

The Crane’s Mill sub-acute rehabilitation department provides residents and members of the outside community with the ability to complete their rehabilitation after an illness, joint replacement, hospital stay, or surgery. The department’s focus is on the resident’s recovery, helping residents achieve long-term health and return to being as independent as possible. …Read More »