Bright and Beautiful (and Adorable!) Therapy Dogs Visit Crane’s Mill

Our friends at The Jersey Tomato Press got their paws on a newsworthy story at The Health Center at Crane’s Mill—A visit from The Bright and Beautiful Therapy Dogs.

Also be sure to check out The Bright and Beautiful Therapy Dogs for valuable info on the program and to see if your pooch has what it takes to be a pet therapist.

Crane’s Mill Resident Wins Poetry Prize

We are so proud to present the following article about Charlotte Mandel, a very talented Crane’s Mill resident who has recently been honored with a prestigious prize for her poem “Secret Model.” We at Crane’s Mill would like to pass along our hearty congratulations!

The article below is being re-printed with permission from The Caldwell Progress and appeared in the newspaper’s April 19, 2012 edition.

Mandel of West Caldwell garners poetry prize.

Charlotte Mandel of West Caldwell will receive the third annual New Jersey Poets Prize awarded by The Journal of New Jersey Poets, headquartered at County College of Morris (CCM), on Wednesday, April 25.

The award will be presented to Mandel for her poem “Secret Model” at the National Poetry Month Reading and and the Journal of New Jersey Poets publication party at County College of Morris (CCM) on Wednesday.

The program will feature readings by Mandel and 19 other New Jersey poets including Pushcart Prize nominee John Bargowski. The event begins at 7 p.m. in the Student Community Center, Davidson Rooms, on the college’s Randolph campus, 214 Center Grove Road. Admission is free.

Mandel is the author of several books of poetry, including Continue reading

Assisted Living Respite Special: Stay for 1 Week, Pay for Only 5 Nights

A Well-Deserved Break for Caregivers

Memorial Day is soon approaching, and along with this fantastic time of year comes picnics, barbecues and time with family and friends. It also marks the beginning of summer when many of us pack up and take a vacation.

Some fancy hiking around the Grand Canyon, others enjoy soaking up the sun in Cape May. Whatever your pleasure, we all deserve some time away from home to regroup, and that goes double for caregivers.

Now through December 30, 2012, Crane’s Mill is offering an Assisted Living Respite Special:
Stay for one week, pay for only five nights (based on availability, some restrictions apply). This is a wonderful opportunity for caregivers to take a few days to recharge their batteries while enjoying the peace of mind that their loved one is being cared for by the area’s top Assisted Living professionals.

Please call us at 973-276-3017 or visit the Continuing Care section of our website to learn more about our Respite Care Program and the Assisted Living Unit at Crane’s Mill.

Crane’s Mill Dining Gets Rave Reviews

If you’ve had a chance to visit Crane’s Mill recently, you may have noticed the dining venues have been completely renovated. Top to bottom, soup to nuts, the dining room, grill and lounge are absolutely stunning.

Sue Knapp, our Director of Dining Services, was kind enough to share a small sample of the feedback she’s received from residents since the renovation. What she considers small we found to be an overwhelming collection of cards, letters and emails from residents and their families about the wonderful staff and delicious meals served at Crane’s Mill.

The letters range from heartwarming to humorous, all with the shared sentiment that the food, people and service at Crane’s Mill are truly exceptional.

We will share individual letters with you on a regular basis. In the meantime, they say a picture’s worth a thousand words:

Cards, letters and emails touting the exceptional food and service at Crane's Mill