Crane’s Mill Residents Faring Well After ‘Sandy’ Superstorm

World-class service, fine dining and resort-style amenities are what Crane’s Mill is known for providing. But it’s when times are tough when the community’s spirit shines the brightest.

Over the past day and a half, our area was hit hard by what many are calling a superstorm, monster storm or even “Frankenstorm.” Describe her as you will, “Sandy” surely wreaked havoc, and our hearts go out to our friends and loved ones affected by the storm.

At Crane’s Mill, the scene was unsurprisingly one of caring, compassion and more than a little bit of fun. Staff members from all areas including nursing, maintenance, housekeeping, dining and administration worked quite literally “around the clock” to make sure residents were safe and secure, and that our community continued to run as smoothly as possible.

Delicious meals were served buffet style in Towne Square and our Activities Director organized lots of fun including puzzle tables that provided hours of enjoyment. Emergency generators were hard at work to power essential services and light hallways and common areas.

One of the Towne Square fireplaces provided warmth and light this morning.

The Health Center deserves special commendation as excellent care was provided in stride.

Luckily, our power is now fully restored, and for that we are thankful. Our thoughts are with our friends and neighbors here in New Jersey and the surrounding areas affected by this recent storm. Many people are having a hard time right now, and we certainly hope that basements dry out quickly, roads become safe to drive and most of all that everyone is ok.

4 Five 9: What’s on the Menu for New Jersey’s Newest Senior Living Dining Experience?

4 Five 9 features selections made from scratch by our very own chef.

At Crane’s Mill, residents have the fun ability to choose from a number of different dining options thanks to having a flexible meal plan. Their newest option? An exclusive fine dining restaurant named for the community’s address: 4 Five 9.

Open two evenings per week by reservation only, this new eatery offers residents the allure of a truly upscale restaurant experience right on the Crane’s Mill campus. In fact, you don’t even need to go outside to eat at 4 Five 9—it’s located in Towne Square, which is connected to every single Crane’s Mill apartment.

So, what’s on the menu for the coming week? For starters, there’s Shrimp Cocktail, Calamari, Grilled Portabella Mushroom and more. Entrees include Filet Mignon, Rack of Lamb, Sliced Pork Tenderloin, Lobster Tail, Surf & Turf, Shrimp Scampi, and fish and pasta dishes of the day.

Truly, there’s something for everyone. Interested in seeing this lovely restaurant for yourself? Please call us at 973-276-3070 or simply click here to send us an email. We would love to meet you and show you around the wonderful Crane’s Mill community.

Did You Know? Crane’s Mill Offers 18 Different Apartment and Cottage Floor Plans

An exterior look at one of our cottages.

When you’re searching for the perfect spot to retire, you will need to make sure that everything is exactly what you’re looking for—from the common areas to the healthcare center. And of course, what is more important than your home?

It is that thinking that has lead to Crane’s Mill offering a wide variety of apartments and cottages for its residents. 18 different floor plans to be exact. There are cozy studio apartments, one bedroom with or without a den, two bedroom with or without a den, and stand-alone cottages that measure up over 1,700 square feet.

Some apartments offer open floor plans, while others feature split bedroom layouts. Some have views of the woods to the south while west side homes overlook the pond.

There’s truly something for everyone. Are you ready to see for yourself? Please call us at 973-276-3070 or simply click here to send us an email. We look forward to meeting you.

Coming Soon: 48 Acres of Autumnal Beauty!

Autumn is in full swing, and we at Crane’s Mill are soaking up the scenery. Sprinkled throughout the community there are pumpkins, scarecrows, cords and more.

The best decorations of all belong to Mother Nature herself. The trees are changing and the ‘mums are brilliant and bright.

Coming soon, we will have tons of beautiful photographs of our community’s Fall beauty—stay tuned!

10-11-12: Are You Doing Anything Special to Celebrate?

We stumbled upon this fun article about how today’s date, October 11, 2012, is 10-11-12 and some people out there are doing fun things to celebrate.

At Crane’s Mill, we’re having our Fall Tour of Homes today! It’s our biggest open house of the year, and we’re featuring four different apartments and two cottages along with our common areas and views of the changing leaves on our beautiful campus. Best of all, our very own residents are showing guests around the homes!

What else is going on today? Well, it’s “business as usual” this Thursday at Crane’s Mill. Our residents are enjoying:
9:00 am – Stretch Class
10:00 am – Lap Swim
4:30 pm – Happy Hour at The Cherry Blossom Lounge
7:30 pm – The Zinkali Trio

Plus, there’s always so much more throughout the day, like a visit to our personal trainer in the gym, the bocce court, library, Heartwood Cafe…imagine living like this every day!

Are you doing anything special today? Click here to send us an email, we’d love to hear from you!