Crane’s Mill Wayback Machine: October 1st in History—Johnny Carson, Cable Cars, and Epcot Center

Join us for another trip on the Crane’s Mill Wayback Machine. Today, we take a look at October 1st in history!

October 1st in New Jersey usually means the end to any late summer/early fall trips to the Jersey shore, with our flip flops and bathing suits traded for hiking boots and flannel shirts. This date has also played host to a number of interesting events throughout history. Today, we’ll take a look back at a few we thought you might enjoy.

Heeeere’s Johnny: First up, on October 1, 1962, Johnny Carson hosted his first Tonight Show. Guest Joan Crawford helped Johnny kick off his late night career, which would span a full 30 years before his 1992 retirement.

The City that Knows How to Get Around: The iconic cable car system in San Francisco is fun and functional. While it began in 1878, it was October 1, 1964 (50 years ago today) when the cars were declared a national landmark. Anyone who has visited the City by the Bay knows first-hand of the beauty and charm these moving landmarks posses. Did you know? New Jersey and New York have a history in the cable car business as well. Click here to read more from a useful resource.

Permanent World’s Fair: Jumping ahead to today’s date in 1982, the world saw the opening of Disney’s Epcot Center. Epcot, an acronym for Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow, was a vision of Walt Disney himself. A futuristic city-like community, Epcot drew inspiration from technology and different cultures to provide visitors a World’s Fair open all year round. The  marvelous theme park continues to thrive today as countless guests enjoy the sights, sounds, and food Epcot has to offer.

Stay tuned to the Crane’s Mill Courier, and be sure to send us emails with your favorite blasts from the past—we just might feature your memories right here on our blog!

Towne Square: Our Community’s Central Spot

Any visit to Crane’s Mill starts with Towne Square—the community’s central spot for activities, dining, entertainment, and more!

Towne Square - the center of it all

A short, indoor walk from every apartment, Towne Square boasts a number of important destinations for our residents’ daily life. Each of our dining venues are located right in Towne Square. So, if you’re interested in a five-course, restaurant-style dinner in the Candleberry, a quick a-la-carte bite from the Heartwood Cafe, or groceries from the Corner Market, you simply follow the signs toward Towne Square.

Fitness and exercise are paramount as we age, and our gym and indoor pool are located just around the corner in the north end of Towne Square. We have aquatic fitness classes, water walking, and water aerobics in the pool, and a personal trainer and high-tech equipment in the gym.

Hinman Hall is right near the main entrances, and plays host to a variety of programs each week ranging from morning fitness classes and afternoon dance to informational lectures and live entertainment (tonight we welcome vocalist Ward Saxton to our stage).

Bridge is a popular game at Crane's Mill

For those looking to relax and spend time with friends, the Cherry Blossom Lounge provides a rich, club-like environment for games of Bridge and big screen TVs to watch the game.

Plus, we have a changing art gallery (this month we’re showcasing works from the Millburn Short Hills Art Cetner ), a bountiful library, and our resident-run Gift Box.

So, when you visit Crane’s Mill, be sure to take a walk around Towne Square and explore all the community’s central spot has to offer.

You’re Invited: Crane’s Mill Fall Tour of Homes 2014

Visit Crane’s Mill for our annual Fall Tour of Homes Open House!

Fall Tour of Homes Open House
Details: Visit Crane’s Mill to view our campus in its autumnal glory! We will have independent living apartments, cottages, and common areas on display set against the backdrop of the changing leaves on our 48-acre, serene campus.
RSVP to 973-276-3070 or click here to send us an email.
Location: Crane’s Mill Continuing Care Retirement Community
459 Passaic Avenue, West Caldwell, NJ 07006
Date: Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Time: 1:00 − 4:00 p.m.

Today is the First Day of Fall!

Fall is a beautiful time of year at Crane’s Mill. Enjoy these favorite photos of our community in its autumnal glory!

If you’d like to see Crane’s Mill for yourself, visit our Fall Tour of Homes on Wednesday, October 8th from 1:00 − 4:00 p.m. To R.S.V.P. for this special open house event, please call 973-276-3070 or click here to send us an email.

Have You Read the Reviews of Crane’s Mill?

We are grateful to have received so many wonderful letters, testimonials, emails, and notes from Crane’s Mill residents and family members throughout the years.

An excerpt from a recent review of Crane's Mill

If you haven’t yet had a chance, we encourage you to visit the Crane’s Mill Reviews page, where real residents and their families share their thoughts on our continuing care retirement community.

For more, click here to visit the page. If you have had an experience with Crane’s Mill and would like to share with us, please click here to send us an email. We would love to hear from you!