Take a Dip in the Crane’s Mill Pool!

July in New Jersey…the perfect time to splash around for exercise and for fun!

Whether for water aerobics, aqua fitness, or just for a fun time with your grandkids, the Crane’s Mill pool provides for a cool oasis any time of year! Here are some fun pics we’d like to share:

Read on to learn more about our pool and fitness center.

Apartment Spotlight: Two of our Most Desirable Apartments on Display

Visit Crane’s Mill on Wednesday, August 13 to view The Morris or Wednesday, August 27 to view The Essex.

Join us for a private engagement as we showcase two of our most desirable apartments on two separate dates:

August 13: The Morris
10:00 a.m to 12 noon
Two Bedroom, Two Bath w/Den
1,111 square feet

August 27: The Essex
10:00 a.m. to 12 noon
One Bedroom, Two Bath w/Den
881 square feet

Visit us to learn why now is the best time to move to Crane’s Mill! RSVP today by calling 973-276-3070 or click here to send us an email.

Please note: only the apartments referenced above will be on display during the dates advertised. To see a different apartment, cottage, common areas, or the Health Center, please call us at 973-276-3001 to schedule an appointment.

Crane’s Mill Trip Opportunity: Sight & Sound Theatre in Lancaster, PA

Join the fun! Here’s your chance to travel with the Crane’s Mill residents!

Trip Date: Thursday, August 28th

This day trip to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, arranged through Elaine Tours, includes lunch at the award-winning Miller’s Smorgasbord Restaurant and a production of “Moses” at the famous Sight & Sound Theatre. Lancaster has long been a popular destination for visitors who are looking for a taste of Pennsylvania Dutch country hospitality.

Trip Highlights:

Miller’s Smorgasbord

Family owned tradition of good food and exceptional service since 1929!  This buffet-style eatery is a local institution, with views looking out onto Amish farm fields and enough food to sate any appetite. The spread here is lavish, with a good selection of Pennsylvania Dutch foods at the daily smorgasbord.  Everything is cooked from scratch and supplied by local Amish farms. The menu consists of mouth-watering favorites as well as distinctive Lancaster County heritage dishes and freshly baked desserts.  Buffet items include a carving station (top sirloin & turkey breast), baked ham with cider sauce, baked fish, golden fried chicken, chicken pot pie, potato stuffing,  steamed veggies, chilled steamed shrimp, huge salad bar, broccoli salad, turkey salad,  homemade soups and breads, apple butter, pepper cabbage, Swedish meatballs, grilled veggies,  sautéed mushrooms, macaroni and cheese,  buttered noodles, chow chow, baked cabbage, fresh fruit, apple pie, chocolate pecan pie, chocolate mousse cheesecake, bread pudding, ice cream, sugar-free desserts and much more!

“Moses” at Sight & Sound Theatre

A visit to Sight & Sound Theatre is truly a unique experience. Story, song and spectacular staging bring the Bible to life on stage. With professional actors attired in elaborate costumes, meticulously detailed sets towering up to 40 feet high, trained animals, unmatched special effects and memorable music, Sight & Sound shows inspire more than 800,000 guests every year. In “Moses”, the theatre’s premier show for 2014, visitors will journey back through time and relive the golden splendor and pride of ancient Egypt. Experience the parting of the Red Sea, the Burning Bush, the Plagues, the Ten Commandments, and witness the greatest Biblical epic of the Old Testament come to life on the Sight & Sound stage. Not only will you be completely immersed in the spectacular events of the story, you will experience the humanity of Moses and the children of Israel as they struggle for faith, freedom and belonging.

Trip Information and Travel Details

8:15am       Motor coach arrival at Crane’s Mill   (luxury motor coach with lavatory)

8:30am       Departure from Crane’s Mill (rest stop en route)

12:00pm    Arrival at Miller’s Smorgasbord

1:45pm       Departure from Miller’s – proceed to Sight & Sound (2:45 show time)

5:15pm       Depart Lancaster – proceed home (rest stop en route)

8:30-9:00pm    Arrive back at Crane’s Mill


Cost: $162.00 per person

Payment Due Date: Wednesday, July 30th

-Make checks payable to “Elaine Tours, Inc.”

-Please bring your payment to Meredith Wu in the Activities Office. If mailing the check, please address the envelope to the attention of “Meredith Wu, Activities Director.”

Sign-up is required.

-The sign-up sheet can be found on the clipboard that is labeled “Future Events”.

Family members and friends are welcome to attend this trip with or without a resident travel companion. The more the merrier!

For questions or further information, please contact Meredith Wu, Director of Community Programming, at 973-276-3012 or click here to send Meredith an email.

Did You Know? Every Crane’s Mill Resident Receives an Emergency Pendant.

Every Crane’s Mill resident becomes linked to of our emergency response system, providing a system of checks and balances that gives residents and their family members a sense of security and peace of mind.

Actual button is far more discreet :)

Upon moving to Crane’s Mill, every resident receives two key ways to stay in touch: an emergency pendant and the “I’m OK” system.

The emergency pendant is similar to what you’ve seen on TV. Essentially it’s a little button you wear around your wrist or on a necklace, and if there is an emergency, you simply press the button and our medical staff is notified. The pendant contains something similar to a GPS system, and the control desk is able to pinpoint your location regardless of where you may be on campus—your apartment, a common area, in the hallway, etc.

Since we are attached to a licensed skilled nursing facility, a medical professional will promptly address your emergency and help you take the next steps (a visit to the wellness center, a call to your family, or a visit to the emergency room, for instance).

The other part of our emergency response system is something we like to call the “I’m OK” system. In every apartment and cottage, there is a small green button in the bathroom. All we ask is that when resident wake up in the morning, they press the button to let us know they are up and doing OK.

By doing so, a signal is sent to our front desk. By mid-morning, our concierge will look at the system and see if anyone has not pressed their button. In the case that the button has not been pressed, the concierge will place a phone call to the person to touch base and make sure they are OK. If the person does not answer, a member of our team will go to the apartment to ensure that nothing is wrong.

This system is a huge benefit not only to our residents but to their family members as well. Each day, a resident’s family can take comfort that even though their family member is living independently, Crane’s Mill is checking up on them, addressing any concerns, and making sure they’re living their life to the fullest.