Crane’s Mill Community Celebrates 25th Anniversary

2023 Marks the Community’s Amazing 25th Year as North Jersey’s Finest Retirement Destination

Crane’s Mill, the community that set the gold standard for active living in New Jersey, honored its silver anniversary with a truly amazing evening celebration. The event, hosted in the campus’s renowned Towne Square, showcased the community’s gorgeous, renovated spaces and the remarkable people who call Crane’s Mill their home.

The Life Plan community, a program of Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey (LSMNJ), officially opened its doors in 1998 and is enjoying a year-long celebration to honor the occasion. To date, residents and guests have enjoyed an outdoor symphony, a multi-generational prom, and an engaging casino night. This recent celebration marked the grandest of them all.

More than 200 guests, including team members, friends, and family gathered alongside residents to enjoy fabulous food, drinks, and décor. A highlight included a champagne toast from LSMNJ’s President and CEO, Colleen Frankenfield, and Christopher Williams, the community’s Vice President and Executive Director.

“From the moment we opened our doors, Crane’s Mill has woven itself into the fabric of this wonderful town,” shared Mr. Williams. “Like a symphony in perfect harmony, we have embraced and enriched the lives of our residents, their families, and the larger community.”

West Caldwell Mayor Joseph Tempesta, Jr. was in attendance and shared a special proclamation, celebrating Crane’s Mill and its contributions to the township. The party then continued with homemade desserts from the community’s in-house pastry chef, followed by music and dancing well into the evening.

While the community continues to honor its past, it always keeps a keen eye on the future. The constant re-investment is evident in recent renovation projects including the grand entrance, pub lounge, game room, meeting rooms, and more.

“When you’re here, you would never know this community opened in 1998,” an independent living resident noted. “Everything has been completely renovated, top to bottom. From the lobby to the hallways to our amazing apartment, everything is brand new, and it’s nice knowing it’s all built on a strong foundation of 25 successful years. Here’s to many more!”

About Crane’s Mill
Crane’s Mill is a life plan retirement community located on 48 scenic acres in West Caldwell, New Jersey. A part of Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey, Crane’s Mill offers independent living apartments and cottages with the promise of excellent healthcare for the future. Levels of care include assisted living, memory support, rehabilitation, and long-term skilled nursing. For more information, visit www.www.cranesmill.org or call (973) 276-6700.