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The Courier Follows the Fun, Active Lives of Seniors Living at Crane’s Mill in West Caldwell, New Jersey

Have you been keeping up with The Crane’s Mill Courier? Here are links to some fun recent articles we’ve printed just in case you missed them:

Curious about our cottages? Explore the benefits of a private home with the services and amenities of Crane’s Mill.
We received a number of incredible photos of the nature surrounding our community.
All aboard! Check out our residents’ fun train display.
We took a tour of the community atop a horse-drawn carriage. 

Of course, stay tuned for more … The Courier is updated two times each week with news, info, fun and photos from Crane’s Mill.

End of Life Issues: A Medical Lecture Brought to you by Barnabas Health and Crane’s Mill

Please join us at Crane’s Mill in West Caldwell, NJ for a very special medical seminar

Join Jaqueline M. Pagano, Community Liaison, Barnabas Health Hospice and Palliative Care Center for a discussion about end-of-life issues and the choices you will make surrounding end-of-life care. We will also review the Five Wishes advanced protocol training tool.

Tuesday, February 12th
1:30 p.m.
Crane’s Mill
459 Passaic Avenue, West Caldwell, NJ

RSVP to Barbara Davey by calling 973-276-3004 or email

Crane’s Mill Residents Enjoy Active, Healthy Days with Friends While Northern New Jersey Faces Coldspell

While the Northeast copes with lows in the teens, Crane’s Mill residents enjoy highs with friends.

Enjoy a day full of fun ... and leave your scarf and gloves at home!

As late January rears it’s ugly head here in Northern New Jersey, our residents’ social lives are heating up! They are staying active, healthy and engaged with one another and the friendly staff here at Crane’s Mill.

This morning, our Activities Director lead a fun morning exercise class in Hinman Hall. Located in Towne Square, Hinman Hall is a short, indoor walk from every Crane’s Mill apartment, so it’s no wonder that the class was very well-attended.

At 10:30, one of our friendly drivers warmed up the Crane’s Mill bus and picked up a group of residents right in front of Towne Square for some general errands. In the cold weather, it seems everyone aims for the closest parking space in the lot, so there’s nothing better than being dropped off and picked up right at the front door of the bank, pharmacy or dry cleaner.

For lunch, the Heartwood Cafe offers just about anything you could want for a midday meal. A favorite today will likely be the Sweet Potato Soup. At dinnertime, specials include Rib-Eye Steak, Chicken Pot Pie and Asian Trout. No reservations are needed, and there’s never a wait for a table at the Candleberry. All of our dining venues are located in Towne Square, so there’s no need to go outside to enjoy restaurant-style meals with friends.

After dinner, the Lyrica Chamber Music Ensemble is performing live just for our residents in Hinman Hall.

Those looking for a little fast-paced action will likely watch the Devils host the Flyers this evening. There’s nothing quite like enjoying “the fastest game on earth” from the warmth and comfort of the Cherry Blossom Lounge. The Lounge features cozy furnishings and a mesmerizing fireplace along with friends, conversation and always a bit of fun.

How are you spending your days during this cold winter season? You can click here to send us an email or give us a call at 973-276-3001. We would love to hear from you, and look forward to showing you around our community in person.

Trail Keeper Mike Mazur Loans Us His Amazing Nature Photo Collection

Incredible outdoor photographs from in and around the Crane’s Mill campus in West Caldwell, New Jersey

Mike Mazur is a man who is always on the move. As a nature enthusiast and Trail Keeper here at Crane’s Mill, he guides walking tours of the grounds every Friday. Since Crane’s Mill is a Certified Wildlife Habitat, each of those (approximately) 52 Fridays are filled all sorts of weather, colors, sights, sounds, wildlife and more.

Luckily for us, Mr. Mazur is committed to capturing his endeavors on camera, and agreed to share a number of his amazing photographs with The Crane’s Mill Courier. Each image has a story, and many contain details that are not always evident at first glance.

Please enjoy these photos, and feel free to visit our contact page if you would like to learn more about our 48-acre campus.

What’s for Dinner in The Candleberry Dining Room?

Crane’s Mill in West Caldwell, N.J. offers residents the advantage of a flexible meal plan, allowing them to eat what, when and where they wish.

One popular option is the Candleberry Dining Room, the community’s go-to spot for formal dining every night. Each resident’s flexible meal plan allows enough each month to enjoy a 5-course meal at the Candleberry every night if they choose. Residents are welcome to sit any time from 5:00 until Crane’s Mill in West Caldwell, N.J.7:00 p.m., and no reservations are needed.

Diners are greeted by our host or hostess, seated and served restaurant-style by the friendly wait staff. SInce we are a small community, not only does the staff know our residents by name, they also know their likes, dislikes, allergies, aversions, indulgences, favorite tables and more!

Here is a look at tonight’s specials:

Crab Soup
Mango Smoothie Spritzer
Seafood Ravioli
Fresh Ham
Artichoke & Tomato Quiche
Fresh Mixed Vegetables
Roasted Cauliflower
Mashed Parsnips
Mandarin Wild Rice
Dinner Roll
Cake (regular and no sugar added varieties)

Of course, there is a full menu of options that are available every night, including steak, chicken, fish, pasta and more. In the mood for a hamburger? Just ask, and the staff will make sure you get exactly what you want.

Hungry for more? Please click here to visit our contact page—we’d be happy to invite you in for a tour, show you around the community and introduce you to some of our gracious residents and staff. We look forward to meeting you soon!