Did You Know? The Crane’s Mill Campus is a Certified Wildlife Habitat

Crane’s Mill is a Certified Wildlife Habitat. Here’s more on that certification, and what it means to our residents.

We are proud to share that Crane’s Mill is a Certified Wildlife Habitat. We have signs posted on our campus that read:

Crane's Mill is a Certified Wildlife Habitat

Crane’s Mill is a Certified Wildlife Habitat

“This habitat is certified in the National Wildlife Federation’s worldwide network of mini-refuges. Because of the owner’s conscientious planning, landscaping, and sustainable gardening, wildlife may find quality habitat.”

To be classified as a Certified Wildlife Habitat, the Crane’s mill campus has to continually provide the four basic basic habitat elements needed for wildlife to thrive: food, water, cover, and places to raise young.

It’s a wonderful sight for our resident to look out their windows towards the woods surrounding our campus. They get to see untouched, serene, natural land that is home to an array of birds, wild turkeys, deer, and so much more.

During migration periods, all sorts of colorful feathered friends can be seen stopping over at Crane’s Mill on their way to their seasonal homes and families of deer bound happily in West Essex Park (our neighbor directly to the west of our pond).

Our resident trail walking group goes out every Friday morning to tour the woods, and after hiking with a watchful eye, they report back on their latest findings.

In fact, the group (led by experienced trail keeper Mike Mazur) sometimes brings their camera along—they shared these 100 nature photos from on and around campus—click this link to see more…enjoy!

Area Attractions: Location is Everything

Seniors living at Crane’s Mill in West Caldwell, New Jersey, are only a short distance to many great area attractions.

Location is everything…Crane’s Mill has the best of the best!

The staff at Crane’s Mill does an amazing job of bringing live entertainment, cultural activities, and more. But what’s truly special about Crane’s Mill is that residents are only a short jaunt to many different area attractions.

Museums, movie theaters, malls, restaurants, parks, and even daily errands are right around the corner … and transportation is fully included for all Crane’s Mill residents.

Please click here for more details on specific area attractions, including the Turtle Back Zoo, Montclair Art Museum, Yogi Berra Stadium, and more!

Fred Miller’s Lectures-In-Song Comes to Crane’s Mill

Pianist/Singer/Narrator Fred Miller presents his musical & anecdotal overview of the great American songwriter ́s life & career.

On Tuesday, January 15, residents will be treated to a wonderful musical lecture presented by Fred Miller. In this special presentation, Mr. Miller will focus on the life’s work of Jerome Kern.

A member of the Songwriting Hall of Fame, Jerome Kern composed over 700 songs, including “Ol’ Man River,” “The Way You Look Tonight,” and “A Fine Romance.” Enjoy this preview of the performance below:

This is just one of 200 unique programs each month at Crane’s Mill. Interested in learning more about the community? Click here to get in touch–we look forward to hearing from you!