How Seniors Celebrate National Social Media Day #alwayskeeplearning

Happy Social Media Day #markyourcalendar

A resident uses her iPad in the Cherry Blossom Lounge

It seems there really is a “day” for everything nowadays. When looking at a calendar, it’s cluttered with all kinds of celebrations—some honor desserts, like Chocolate Chip Cookie Day (May 15); our book club enjoys National Read a Book Day (September 6); and you can bet we at Crane’s Mill are gearing up for National Bocce Day (August 13).

So, when we looked at our calendar this morning, we weren’t surprised to see that today is a “day”…National Social Media Day, in fact. You might ask, what does National Social Media Day have to do with seniors, or a retirement community?

First off, if you’re reading this blog post, then you’re already participating in one form of social media! Our blog is a fun, effective way to get the word out about our community on an ongoing basis. It is read by people interested in senior living, our residents, their family members, and more. By reading the articles and sharing with your friends, you’re well on your way to becoming a social media mavin!

Second, have you watched the Crane’s Mill videos on our YouTube page? YouTube is another form of social media, focused on people and businesses sharing videos with one another. We utilize our YouTube page to show off our community’s unique visual character and have our residents and staff share their stories.

Also, Crane’s Mill, along with many other resources for seniors, has a Facebook page. You can visit ours by clicking here. On Facebook, we continue to reach out to a whole new set of people, those looking to keep up with Crane’s Mill, along with friends and businesses, on a one-stop, easy-to-navigate website.

Chances are, your children and grandchildren are avid Facebook users. What once was the domain of the youngsters has now crossed over to people of all ages, and the number of senior users continues to grow each day. Continue reading

Interactive Cooking Demo with Chef Bal Arneson

Chef Bal Arneson, TV’s “Spice Goddess,” visited Crane’s Mill for an interactive cooking demo thanks to Morrison Senior Living.

Have You Watched the Crane’s Mill Video?

Now’s your chance to take a tour of Crane’s Mill as told through the stories of our retirement community’s residents.

We are proud to share a glimpse inside our wonderful Northern New Jersey Senior Living Community. Remember, if you’re hearing impaired, you can click the “CC” button to see closed captioning subtitles.

To tour the campus in person, please call us at 973-276-6700 or click here to send us an email.

Crane’s Mill Calendar: Events for Seniors All Summer Long

The Crane’s Mill Event Calendar is up-to-date with lots of programs for Northern New Jersey seniors.

Crane's Mill Event Calendar

Have you visited the Crane’s Mill Event Calendar recently? It’s up-to-date with an array of exciting events happening all summer long.

Starting this week, it’s the return of our Tapas Taste & Talk series! Perfect for first-time visitors to Crane’s Mill or for those looking to learn more about floor plans, pricing, contracts, services, amenities, and more. Four dates to choose from, see calendar for details.

On June 26, we’re hosting a special learning session on Generic Drugs. What are the difference between brand name and generics? Are they as effective? What about cost savings? Our guest speaker will answer these questions and more.

On July 8th, our Essentials of Retirement Living series wraps with “How to Save Time and Simplify Your Life,” presented by experts in Real Estate and Downsizing.

Don’t miss our next fun event! Visit the Crane’s Mill Event Calendar and book your next visit to our community! Plus, we’re constantly adding new programs to the calendar, so check back often.

This Sunday: Old-Timers’ Day at Yankee Stadium

Mark your calendar, this Sunday the annual New York Yankee tradition continues as the Yanks take on the Orioles on Old-Timers’ Day

Old Timers' Day is this Sunday

At Crane’s Mill, it’s no secret that we’re big New York Yankee fans. This Sunday, June 22, is one of our favorite days of the year—the annual Old Timers’ Day at Yankee Stadium.

On this one nostalgic afternoon, great players in Bronx Bomber history come together for a special day including the pomp and circumstance of the grand introductions and of course, the Old Timers’ Day Game itself.

Through the years, there have been so many extraordinary players that have donned the pinstripes—from legends like Yogi Berra, Don Larsen, and Whitey Ford to 1970’s favorites “Goose” Gossage, Reggie Jackson, and Ron Guidry, to newer retirees Bernie Williams and Paul O’Neil, every Yankee fan is bound to have a personal favorite or two in the lineup.

After the festivities, we get to enjoy our team against the AL East rivals the Baltimore Orioles. In a piece of ironic baseball history that you may not know, the New York Yankees actually began their run in 1901 as the Baltimore Orioles. They moved to New York two years later and became the New York Highlanders, eventually changing their name to the Yankees in 1913—taken from the team’s nickname of “the Yanks,” a name embraced by the era’s newspaper editors as one that fit more snugly than “Highlanders” when typesetting the sports page headlines!