Happy Halloween from Crane’s Mill

We just finished up our Halloween social here at Crane’s Mill Retirement Community!

Staff members handed out candy and yummy baked desserts to residents in Towne Square while fun Halloween music filled the air. Residents got in the spirit, too. Costumes ranged from traditional favorites such as witches and devils to flapper girls and a penguin!

Here’s a photo of the ever-dedicated marketing team. They certainly wear many different hats!

Tom Ragusa, Michael Brophy, and Kristopher Almquist of Crane's Mill

Soup’s on! Twice a day, in fact!

Crane’s Mill residents, staff and guests LOVE the delicious, homemade soup options available at the Heartwood Cafe and Candleberry Dining Room.

Homemade soup—the perfect way to warm up on a cool fall day.

Autumn is one of our favorite seasons. There’s an array of colors on, and falling from, the trees, the kids are preparing to trick or treat, and there’s a slight chill to the air. There are few things we love more on a cool fall afternoon than a delicious bowl of homemade soup.

To satiate our need for a delicious way to warm up, Crane’s Mill offers one delicious homemade soup at lunch, and another at dinner, every day of the week! There are a number of mouth-watering choices perfect for lunch with a fresh salad or grilled cheese sandwich, or as an early dinner course at the Candleberry or 4 Five 9.

Here is a look at this week’s selections:

Asian Vegetable
Cream of Tomato
Sweet Potato
Cream of Asparagus
New England Clam Chowder
Italian Wedding
Cream of Mushroom
Turkey Rice
Chicken Rice
Beef Chowder
Cream of Zucchini
Spinach & Lentil
Navy Bean

See one of your favorites? Call us at 973-276-6700, and we’ll set up a lunch date so you can taste for yourself!

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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!

Fitness Center and Indoor Pool – Cornerstones of Healthy Aging at Crane’s Mill

Crane’s Mill has a state-of-the-art fitness center and indoor pool & hot tub.

The Crane's Mill Fitness Center and Indoor Pool.

Located in Towne Square, just a short, indoor walk from every independent living apartment, the fitness center and pool are state-of-the-art, sparkling clean, and frankly, fun areas for our residents to stay fit and healthy as they age.

The pool is home to an array of exercise classes, including water walking, water aerobics, and lap swimming. Beyond that, it’s open every day from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., all year round.

Adjacent to the pool is the Horseneck Gym, home to high-end fitness equipment designed specifically for seniors. Plus there’s a personal trainer on-staff to help our residents learn the equipment, and is available to contract for individual sessions.

To learn more about the pool and gym, you can call 973-276-6700 to schedule a tour, or click here to reach our ‘contact us’ page. We look forward to meeting you.