Crane’s Mill is a Pet Friendly Community

Did You Know? Crane’s Mill Retirement Community in West Caldwell, NJ, gladly welcomes cats, dogs, and more in our independent living apartments and cottages.

Crane's Mill welcomes pets in our independent living apartments and cottages.

When considering a move to a retirement community, people can be faced with a lot of decisions, like what kind of apartment or cottage should I choose, what contract type fits my budget, what personal belongings can I bring, and can I bring my pet?

Crane’s Mill has easy answers for two of those tough questions:

1. Consider a downsizing professional to help with your personal belongings. (In fact, we’re having a seminar on senior downsizing on July 8—visit our events page for details.)

2. If you have a pet, your furry friend is more than welcome in our community.

Many Crane’s Mill residents have cats, and there are even some dogs—we just ask that they are small dogs, and live on the first floor for easy access to our walking paths. In our cottages, which are freestanding from our main building, residents are welcome to have larger dogs.

Pets can be such wonderful companions. They can provide a warm, cuddly buddy while reading or watching TV, help to keep us on a regular routine, and even provide some exercise and activity when we take them on walks or have playtime.

Plus, according to multiple studies, there are measurable health benefits of pet ownership, including lower blood pressure and reduced stress, anxiety, and loneliness.

We do have some restrictions, so for full info on our pet policy, we ask that you please call us at 973-276-6700 or click here to send us an email.

Mark Your Calendar: Essentials of Retirement Part 3 – Financial Planning

You’re Invited! William F. Burke visits Crane’s Mill as part of our free retirement planning series.

Essentials of Retirement Part 3 – Financial Planning
Details: Join William F. Burke, President, Mendham Capital Management, Registered Principal, RJFS for a discussion on financial considerations when planning and entering retirement.
RSVP to 973-276-3070 or click here to send us an email.
Location: Crane’s Mill Continuing Care Retirement Community
459 Passaic Avenue, West Caldwell, NJ 07006
Date: Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Time: 2:00 p.m.

Connect with Crane’s Mill on Facebook!

Crane’s Mill Retirement Community is now on Facebook…”Like” our Page Today!

Connect with Crane's Mill on Facebook!

We are so excited to announce that Crane’s Mill is now on Facebook! You can keep up with everything happening at our retirement community by visiting our Facebook page at
and clicking the “Like” button.

Our staff, residents, and family members are sharing photos, stories, videos, event invitations, and so much more!

Please visit our Facebook page at and click the “Like” button to join the fun! We look forward to connecting with you!

May 21, 1964 − Number 1 Song, Movie, and More from 50 Years Ago Today

Take a trip on the Crane’s Mill Courier wayback machine for a look at music, movies, and the 1964 World’s Fair!

Today we’re going back 50 years to May 21, 1964.

The number 1 Billboard song was the catchy Motown hit “My Guy” by Mary Wells.

The number movie at the box office was the Elvis Presley / Ann-Margaret smash Viva Las Vegas, which was about to have the biggest opening weekend of the year for all of 1964—an even $3,000,000. It went on to gross over 9 million dollars at the box office, equal to over 68 million in todays dollars!

World's Fair 5 Cent Stamp

In Flushing Meadows, Queens, New York, the 1964 World’s Fair was in full swing! Countries from around the world joined the USA and many states with expositions of food, culture, architecture, and more. Companies like Disney, IBM, Westinghouse, Bell, General Motors, and Ford showed off current and future industrial trends. Plus, the Sinclair Oil Corporation had an amazing display of life-size dinosaurs including a brontosaurus, triceratops, and tyrannosaurus rex—here’s a photo of the dinosaurs riding a barge on the Hudson River en route to the fair!

The World's Fair Unisphere at Night

Some of the Fair’s expositions predicted future technological advancements such as a “picture phone” (think Skype, FaceTime, and other video phone technology) along with the increasing importance of computers. If you’re reading this blog, surely you understand just how important computers are to our everyday life—for news, keeping in touch, research, and so much more. To predict even a fraction of what we can do in 2014 back in 1964 is nothing short of extraordinary!

What were you up to in May of 1964? Did you visit the World’s Fair? Click here to send an email to let us know! We may feature your answer in an upcoming Crane’s Mill Courier blog post! We’re excited to head out to Towne Square and ask our residents what their favorite songs, movies, and more were from 50 years ago.