Fun Fact: Crane’s Mill is a Certified Wildlife Habitat

A Certified Wildlife Habitat … right in our residents’ own backyard!

If you’ve visited the Crane’s Mill campus, you may have noticed small animals such as American Robins and Canadian Geese, and larger ones like wild turkeys and stunning families of deer who call Crane’s Mill their home. You may have also noticed the sign stating that the Crane’s Mill campus is a Certified Wildlife Habitat.

Certified by the National Wildlife Federation, Crane’s Mill, a continuing care retirement community in West Caldwell, NJ, contains “all the basic habitat elements needed for wildlife to thrive,” including:
Providing food for wildlife
Supplying water for wildlife
Create cover for wildlife
Give wildlife a place to raise their young

 

We at Crane’s Mill are proud of our certification, and invite you to come visit our community see its beauty for yourself!

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 museums, playhouses, art galleries, historic sites and other recreational opportunities. And we looked at each town’s unique character and livability. For example, can you walk to the local grocery store on well-maintained sidewalks? Are public and other transportation options readily available? What makes each town particularly welcoming to older adults?”

If Crane’s Mill were a town, it would likely rank #1. Here’s why:
Cost of living—Everything is included, from property taxes to housekeeping.
Available health care services—On-site health center and easy access to 3 top area hospitals (Mountainside, Morristown Medical and Saint Barnabas)
Long-term care and rehab—Top-rated health center provides care exclusively designed for seniors
Culture—We’re close to many museums, playhouses, historic sites and more. Plus, we bring in top performers, programs, lectures, and Towne Square plays host to an art gallery every day of the year, with art rotating every month.
Can you walk to the local grocery store?—You bet. We have a grocery store, The Corner Market, in Towne Square. It’s connected to every single apartment.
Public Transportation?—It’s included for every Crane’s Mill resident. Daily trips to shopping, errands, malls and more. Plus 4 doctor visits each month. No pass or cash needed, just say “hello” to the friendly driver and you’re on your way.

That’s quite a list, and really those are only the beginning of why Crane’s Mill is such a wonderful community for senior living. The apartments and cottages are simply extraordinary. Maintenance, landscaping and linen service are all included. The staff is top-notch, knows our residents by name and is available 24-7 in case of an emergency.

Ready to rank us for yourself? Stop by for a visit and peruse the Towne Square art gallery or click here to schedule a tour.

The Cherry Blossom Lounge—A Place for Crane’s Mill Residents to Relax and Unwind

Imagine being on an all-inclusive vacation…every single day. That’s the life for residents of Crane’s Mill in Northern New Jersey. Luxury apartments, fine dining and friends and neighbors to share in all the fun.

Could a person ask for anything more? Well, how about a private lounge complete with fine furnishings, flat-panel television and a key club?

Crane’s Mill residents “see” your luxury lounge and “raise” you the fact that it’s located in Towne Square, so it’s connected to every apartment home in the community. We’ll go “all-in” and tell you that residents have impromptu card games, and can easily “up the ante” by arranging to have catered food and reserved tables with a simple phone call to our concierge.

Think we’re bluffing? Take a look for yourself at our video slideshow! You’ll see our actual residents enjoying good times at The Cherry Blossom Lounge—something we see on a daily basis at Crane’s Mill!