Pie Baking Contest at Crane’s Mill

The pie baking contest was filled with fun! Crane’s Mill resident Don D., the only gentleman in the contest, took home top prize!

On Friday, November 30, Crane’s Mill held the community’s first ever pie baking contest. There were eight entries in all, including pumpkin, apple, key lime, sweet potato, and even an apple-free “mock apple” pie!

Pies were blind-taste-tested by a panel of judges (one resident, Ms. Phyllis Novick, and two staff members–Chad Murin, VP and Executive Director, and Tom Ragusa, Senior Manager of Marketing and Communications). The judges scored the delectable entries on their taste, texture, and appearance.

The first-place winner was the “Z-crust Apple Pie,” submitted by Don D., the only male resident in the contest. Don began baking his pies as a way to prove that not only women could bake a delicious apple pie, and based on the judges and the crowd in attendance, it’s clear the Don has broken any pie gender barrier that may exist.

A fun time was had by all, with plenty of pie-tasting and a bunch of laughs in between bites! We’re all looking forward to the next competition.

Happy Veterans Day

Please join us in honoring our country’s veterans today. They are responsible for protecting the freedoms which we all hold dear.

At Crane’s Mill, many of our residents have served across the different branches of the military. Each year, we look forward to seeing their photos and hearing stories of their time in the service, in training, and when stationed overseas.

For more on the history of Veterans Day, you can click here to visit the US Department of Veterans Affairs website which has a complete account, along with resources for veterans and their families.

Free CEU Program – Ethics and Cultural Competence

Visit Crane’s Mill for this Free Continuing Education Program for Social Workers, RNs, CALAs, and LNHAs

The Ethics of Cultural Diversity:
Considerations in Multicultural Settings

Sponsor:             Longtree & Associates, LLC, a Long-Term Care Seminar and   Consulting Firm

Presenter:          Heidi Schnapp, CSW,CWP,CCM

Location:            Crane’s Mill, West Caldwell

Date:                   December 7, 2018

Time:                  9:00am – 12:00pm

RSVP:                Barbara Davey (973) 276-3004 or email BDavey@LSMNJ.org

3.0 CE   SW, RN, NAB, LNHA

Cultural diversity in American society and, indeed, the world, has been acknowledged with increased frequency over the past several decades. This seminar is a direct response to the challenges facing long term care professionals who are broadening their skill sets in cultural competence and ethical conduct essential for effective response to this diversity.  The course is designed for Social Workers, Case Managers and other professionals who work with the elderly in the long-term care setting. Practice Level: Beginning to Intermediate. Method of Delivery: Face to Face.

Objectives of this course:

  • Examine aspects of cultural and racial diversity.
  • Identify 5 core ethical standards of serving seniors based on the values of cultural diversity and cultural competencies.
  • Apply 2 basic interviewing and helping skills that reflect recognition of social and economic injustice and respect for social and cultural diversity. Identify cultural diversity models.
  • Examine personal beliefs and values to enhance ethical considerations in working with a culturally diverse population.
  • Identify public resources to enhance multicultural understanding.

This course is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards – ASWB NJ CE Course Approval Program Provider #13. Course #1478 from 06/23/2017 to 06/23/2019. Social workers will receive the following type and number of credit(s): Ethics 1.5 and Cultural Competence 1.5.

Longtree and Associates, provider #1208, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association for Social Work Boards (ASWB) through the Approved Continuing Education Program.  Longtree and Associates maintains responsibility for the program.  ASWB Approval Period: 03/20/2017 – 03/20/2020.  Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 3.0 continuing education clock hours.

Provider approved by the State of California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number (CEP) 15796, for 3.0 contact hours. Valid until June 20, 2019.

Your presenter Heidi Schnapp, CSW,CWP,CCM is in private practice working with a geriatric base. Heidi has a keen understanding of the ethical issues confronting the culturally-diverse elderly population in the long term care setting, as well as the legal and ethical issues concerning advanced care planning for end-of-life care. Heidi has also worked with clients facing physical, mental & emotional challenges including bullying, obesity, addiction and cultural sensitive issues.

This program is presented by Longree & Associates. There is no fee for this program.  If you have questions or concerns about the course content, references, content evaluation, grievances, registration, facilities, special accommodations, course administration or if you want more information on social work continuing education units, please contact Laurie Loughney at Longtree & Associates, LLC at 848-218-1320 or at longtreena@aol.com.  Attendees who complete this course, sign in and out, and complete its evaluation will be awarded a Certificate of Attendance on that date.

Agenda to follow.

The Morris – Two Bedroom with Den – Now Available

Join us for a tour of the “Morris” two bedroom deluxe apartment!

Just last week we snapped a few photos of one of our “Morris” apartment homes to share with visitors to our site. One of 21 available floor plans, the Morris is located in our Sycamore building and is just steps from Towne Square. The 1,111 square foot apartment features two large bedrooms complete with two walk-in closets, two full baths, an open living/dining space, well-appointed kitchen and more.

Like all Crane’s Mill homes, the Morris boasts a private, screened-in porch and outdoor storage area along with an in-unit washer and dryer.

You can view the gallery below, and be sure to also take a look at the Morris floor plan for ideas on how you might decorate each spacious room.

Interested in learning more? Call 973-276-6700 or click here to visit our contact page. We look forward to hearing from you!