Crane’s Mill Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center : Resident Programming and Services

Resident Programming and Services

At Crane’s Mill, we are constantly innovating and finding new ways for residents to enjoy dining, activities, and connect with their friends and family.

Activities and Programming

Outdoor entertainment enjoyed from the comforts of a screened-in porch.

Group activities have changed for the time being. Residents enjoy exercise, live entertainment, religious services, lectures, and more, using outdoor, online, and socially-distant spaces.

We’ve taken full advantage of video and telephone conferencing whenever possible. Our campus-wide free wi-fi service has proven to be an invaluable asset for residents and their families. Residents can keep in touch with loved ones and learn updates from the community’s administration and resident committees all from the comfort of home.

We have partnered with Felician University faculty and students to offer a Pen Pals program. For residents interested in participating, Felician volunteers are reaching out via video and email, and sharing short stories, poems, and daily Lent scriptures. They have also shared their campus radio show with our residents. In addition, our activities team has been lending iPads to residents to engage with games through apps and FaceTime with family members.

Our Chaplain, Pastor Nancy Truscott, is on-site daily to help residents during these trying times. Pastor Nancy provides counseling, bible study, rosary, and other religious services, and helps residents find spiritual and religious resources, including finding streaming church services.

Indoor & Outdoor Gatherings
Safety Tips for Gatherings


We are now open for al fresco dining, to-go meals and items from the Heartwood Cafe, as well as continuing meal delivery service.

Weekly menus are posted online for advance ordering, including three dinner specials each evening, an always-available menu of perennial favorites, lunch specials, expanded breakfast offerings, fresh fruit, veggies, soups, salads, and so much more.

Learn more about dining here.

Communicating with Families

Outdoor visiting with families for our Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living residents.

Visitation is available on a limited basis, and takes place outdoors. Please call 973-276-6700 or email cranesmill@lsmnj.org to schedule a visit. We also encourage you to communicate with residents in other ways such as the telephone, video chat, e-mail, or social media.

We have a limited number of devices that can assist our residents and have encouraged them to use the devices to FaceTime and connect with families. We have also had an outpouring of volunteers who write letters and call our residents who might not have family or friends to speak with.

Beauty Salon, Fitness Center, and Pool

These areas are now open by appointment only. Please call the concierge at 973-276-6700 for details and scheduling.

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