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Community Updates Blog: Wellness

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 »


Health & Wellness at Crane’s Mill

Health & Wellness are of the utmost importance at Crane’s Mill. Don’t forget to visit the Health & Wellness are of our website. There, you’ll find information on our indoor pool, fitness center, wellness center, and details on successful aging programs across our campus. Some interesting facts about Health & Wellness at Crane’s Mill: Our indoor pool and hot tub are open every day from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. In addition to the open swimming times, there are multiple aquatic exercise classes each week. Plus, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren are welcome to use the pool with you. Our fitness center …Read More »


The Wellness Center

Crane’s Mill residents enjoy the convenience and peace of mind of having the wellness center just a short, indoor walk from their apartment. You may already know that our medical director, Dr. Pradip Shah, and wellness director, Cindy Lin, both have offices in our Wellness Center. But did you know that an array of other visiting doctors and services utilize the wellness office on a weekly basis? We frequently have podiatrists, chiropractors, gastroenterologists, and making use of the office for our independent living and health center residents. Plus, if a resident has a prescription for lab work, they can have …Read More »


Crane’s Mill is a Pet Friendly Community

Did You Know? Crane’s Mill Retirement Community in West Caldwell, NJ, gladly welcomes cats, dogs, and more in our independent living apartments and cottages. When considering a move to a retirement community, people can be faced with a lot of decisions, like what kind of apartment or cottage should I choose, what contract type fits my budget, what personal belongings can I bring, and can I bring my pet? Crane’s Mill has easy answers for two of those tough questions: 1. Consider a downsizing professional to help with your personal belongings. (In fact, we’re having a seminar on senior downsizing …Read More »


Crane’s Mill Video – A Look Inside the Essex County, NJ Retirement Community

Enjoy this detailed look at the lifestyle of residents living at Crane’s Mill Retirement Community in West Caldwell, New Jersey. We hope you enjoy our overview video, which provides viewers with amazing imagery of our apartments and cottages, natural surroundings, services and amenities, dining options, and so much more. For more information on Crane’s Mill or to schedule a visit to see the community in person, please call 973-276-3001 or click here to send us an email. …Read More »


Have You Had Enough of the Snow This Winter?

Did you know? The Weather Channel now names its winter storms. This season, we’ve had Hercules, Maximus, and Nika. At Crane’s Mill Retirement Community, we’ve been naming winter storms for years. We call them “NO BIG DEAL.” Like most of us, this author will remember Winter 2013-2014 as a snowy, icy, and freezing cold season. Of course, we’re not actually through the season yet—the first day of Spring doesn’t blossom until March 20th—and judging by what we’ve experienced so far, Old Man Winter may have more tricks up his sleeve before this next 30+ days are up. Residents of Crane’s …Read More »


“Why Do I Shake?” Visit Crane’s Mill for this Important Medical Lecture

Crane’s Mill retirement community in West Caldwell, NJ holds regular lectures from top practitioners that are open to the community’s residents and the public. “Why Do I Shake? The causes, meaning and treatment of tremor.” An interactive medical lecture presented by Roger Kurlan, MD, Neurologist, Movement Disorders Specialist Director, Movement Disorders Program Atlantic Neuroscience Institute Overlook Medical Center, Summit, NJ. Monday, February 10, 2014 2:00 p.m. Hinman Hall at Crane’s Mill 459 Passaic Avenue, West Caldwell, NJ 07006 R.S.V.P. to Barbara Davey: 973-276-3004 or click here to send an email. This program will contain a 10-minute sales presentation followed by a 45-minute medical …Read More »


Crane’s Mill Hosted Program on Stroke Prevention and Treatment

Each month, Crane’s Mill plays host to lectures from top area physicians and medical experts to help educate our residents and members of the greater community. Crane’s Mill, a continuing care retirement community located in West Caldwell, hosted a medical seminar for its residents and those in the surrounding communities. Guest speaker was Shalini Bansil, MD (second from left), a stroke neurologist at the Atlantic Neuroscience Institute at Overlook Medical Center. Her presentation, Stroke: Prevention and Treatment, included information on how to prevent a stroke, how to recognize a stroke, the importance of early treatment, and education on the latest …Read More »


November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

The Crane’s Mill Courier is proud to share an inspiring true-life Alzheimer’s account along with some valuable information and helpful resources. Oftentimes, Alzheimer’s Disease can seem mysterious and scary. That’s why it’s important to note each November as Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. During this month, there are many programs and initiatives aimed at providing information to caregivers and loved ones, and further shedding light on this disease. They say “knowledge is power”, and that rings doubly true when it comes to the health and well-being of ourselves and our loved ones. In that spirit, we are happy to share with …Read More »


Don’t Miss: Medical Lecture on Colorectal Health at Crane’s Mill

Visit Crane’s Mill on November 13, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. for another in our free monthly medical lecture series. Event: Colorectal Health – An Interactive Medical Lecture Details: Visit Crane’s Mill for this interactive medical lecture presented by Mark E. Gilder, M.D. Dr. Gilder will discuss all aspects of colorectal health including the latest advancements in technology, preventative care, screenings, and more. RSVP to 973-276-3004 or email BDavey@lsmnj.org Location: Crane’s Mill Continuing Care Retirement Community 459 Passaic Avenue, West Caldwell, NJ 07006 Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 Time: 11:00 a.m. …Read More »