4 Five 9: Fine Dining for Seniors at Crane’s Mill in West Caldwell, NJ

If you have paid a visit to Crane’s Mill recently, you’ve no doubt noticed the lovely dining renovation. Completed in late 2011, the dining venues at Crane’s Mill include The Candleberry Dining Room, The Heartwood Cafe, The Cherry Blossom Lounge and The Corner Market.

Recently, residents of New Jersey’s top spot for senior living have added a new reason to call Crane’s Mill the best retirement community in the area: 4 Five 9.

4 Five 9 is brand-new fine dining venue at Crane’s Mill. Residents at Crane’s Mill can use their flexible meal plan to enjoy dinner at this special restaurant.

Diners enjoy a special a la carte menu with fine selections including filet mignon, lobster tails, rack of lamb and more. Plus appetizers and desserts that are also exclusive to 4 Five 9. The decor, linen, china and wait staff are all also exclusive to 4 Five 9, making it the perfect spot for a special occasion, to treat family and friends, or to simply enjoy a little something special “just because.”

Interested to check out this great new hot spot for yourself? Simply click here to send us an email or call us at 973-276-3001 to schedule a tour. We’ll show you around all the Crane’s Mill dining venues and you can see for yourself what all the buzz is about.

Did You Know? Crane’s Mill Facts & Figures

Today we’d like to share with you answers to some “frequently asked questions.” Here’s a fun sheet of facts & figures you might find helpful when researching the best retirement communities in the New Jersey area:

Do you have questions that you don’t see answered above? Please send us an email or call 973-276-3001. We’re happy to help by providing any information you may need to help with your retirement research.

2nd Annual Community Health Fair—Over 100 Guests Enjoyed a Day of Health Fun at Crane’s Mill

On Saturday, September 15th, over 100 guests along with Crane’s Mill residents and staff members enjoyed a day filled with fun, exercise and health screenings at the 2nd Annual Crane’s Mill Community Health Fair.

Three top area hospitals (HUMC Mountainside, Morristown Medical Center and Saint Barnabas) provided a variety of different screenings to make sure our guests stay on top of their health and wellness. Other experts in attenendence included area Chriopracto Dr. Marco Ferrucci, Freedom Home Healthcare, LifeChoice Hospice, and vision & hearing specialist Dr. David Gurian.

Below are just a few of the many wonderful images from the event. We’ll share even more very soon, including our Zumba, Yoga and Tai Chi programs—enjoy!

Rain Putting a Damper on Your Day? Not for Crane’s Mill Residents!

Heavy rain and gusty winds are on tap for today and into this evening. If you’re planning on heading out for a drive, it’s probably better just to stay put. Same goes for a walk to your favorite cafe for lunch and you may want to cancel those dinner reservations.

Here’s another reason why it pays to live at Crane’s Mill: every apartment is connected to the services and amenities of Towne Square. So daily exercise class, a workout in the gym or a swim in the heated indoor pool are only a few dry steps away from our residents’ front doors.

The Crane’s Mill bus took a trip this morning for some errands, and our residents enjoyed being picked up under the front awning and dropped off in the same spot when they returned.

Breakfast and lunch were had at the lively Heartwood Cafe, and a five-course dinner at The Candleberry is a much anticipated treat to end the afternoon. Both restaurants are an indoor walk from every Crane’s Mill apartment.

So while we anticipate the return of the sunny weather tomorrow, there’s no need to let this gloomy day get us down!

Crane’s Mill Casino Day—The Excitement of the Vegas Strip Comes to West Caldwell, NJ!

Chips were stacked. Cards were shuffled. Sinatra music filled the room. Las Vegas? Atlantic City? Actually … Hinman Hall at Crane’s Mill!

That was the scene of yesterday’s “Casino Day” celebration. Hinman Hall was transformed into a casino complete with tuxedoed dealers and played host to dozens of guests for a day of fun and excitement. Games included Blackjack, Roulette, a big money wheel and three dynamic slot machines.

Dealers from Audience Pleasers gave guests the skinny on these fun games of chance and dealt hours of entrainment. At the end of the day, winners cashed in chips and the top 13 (yes, lucky 13!) players earned prizes.

We had a chance to snap a few pics just moments before the action began—enjoy!


Be sure not to miss the next Crane’s Mill event! Sign up for our e-newsletter on our home page and come visit us this Saturday, September 15th at our 2nd Annual Community Health Fair!