Check Out Our Residents’ Train Room – A Holiday Tradition

Each year, a group of industrious residents set up an extraordinary train room for the holidays. Our residents and staff love to visit and marvel at the miniature world our they create.

Complete with 3 working engines, the trains follow twists and turns around a mountainside (with skiers), a lumber mill, brewery, train stations (with eager passengers), residential neighborhoods, a hotel, a downtown, and so much more!

One could spend hours picking out new and exciting to-scale scenes. We were able to snap some photos…enjoy!


Crane’s Mill News – A Look Back at 2014

Crane’s Mill produced plenty of news-worthy items in 2014. Here’s a look back at some of the stories from Northern New Jersey’s Premier Retirement Community.

In 2014, we had some amazing new staff members join our team. Colleen Frankenfield was named the new President and CEO of Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey, our parent organization.

Executive Chef Arthur Marston joined Crane’s Mill, bringing a fresh outlook on menu creation and meal preparation and presentation.

Crane’s Mill started a Facebook page, and it’s proven to be a fun, informative way to keep up with the community.

In spring, duck duplexes were installed on our campus—a Certified Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation.

The Towne Square Gallery hosted a juried show.

These are just a few examples of newsworthy items we were lucky enough to report on, and be a part of, throughout 2014. We know 2015 has more great things in store, and we’re excited you, our readers, are along for the ride.

To view these and other Crane’s Mill news stories, visit the Crane’s Mill News page on our website by clicking this link.

Today is 12-13-14!

We flipped our calendar today and saw a fun surprise—it’s 12/13/14!

It’s the last “sequential” date of the century. Recently we’ve had 10/11/12 and 11/12/13, etc., and this is the last of this fun run!

Number fans, no need to fret, we anticipate plenty of fun of dates to come. For instance, let’s remember to mark the date this coming May when we’ll celebrate 5/10/15!

Enjoy your day!

Health & Wellness at Crane’s Mill

Health & Wellness are of the utmost importance at Crane’s Mill.

Ylli Bilani, head personal trainer at Crane's Mill, works with a resident in our fitness center.

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 was completely redesigned and renovated in 2008. It includes state-of-the-art equipment that one would find in exclusive gyms and rehabilitation facilities. A personal trainer is on staff six days each week.

Our library includes a magnification machine for those with vision challenges. The machine magnifies both text and photos up to 50x their original size.

To learn more, click here to visit the Health & Wellness page.