A Day in the Life: Crane’s Mill Activities for Monday, August 25, 2014

Here’s a look at the day ahead for our independent living residents.

Just like every day of the week, today, August 25, is packed with fun activities, programs, food, and more! Crane’s Mill residents really know how to live it up, and have the choices and variety available to truly live an independent lifestyle.

8:00 − 9:30 a.m. Heartwood Cafe open for breakfast
9:00 a.m. Aquatic Fitness
10:00 a.m. Lap Swimming
10:30 a.m. Morning Movie: “Burn”
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Heartwood Cafe open for breakfast
1:00 p.m. Group Dancing
1:30 p.m. Afternoon Movie: “Burn”
4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Heartwood Cafe open for dinner
5:00 − 7:00 p.m. Candleberry Dining Room seating for formal dinner
7:00 p.m. Bridge in the Cherry Blossom Lounge

Aquatic Fitness Class in the indoor pool at Crane's Mill

Some highlights from the rest of this week include Art of the Masters Group Art Project, Pilates, Strength Class, Bocce, Sight & Sound Theatre trip, Vocalist Dan Yates, and more!

Plus, don’t forget to check out our Millstream page to view our monthly activities calendar, and visit the Crane’s Mill Facebook page for up-to-the-minute updates on our community.

Apartment Spotlight: The Morris – 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath with Den Apartment on Display August 27

Don’t miss this special opportunity to view the Morris apartment on August 27! It’s fully updated and currently available for immediate occupancy.

Next Wednesday, we continue our Apartment Spotlight series with the Morris – a two bedroom, two bath with den apartment. Over 1,100 square feet, the Morris is perfect for a couple or a single person seeking a larger living area, an oversized screened-in porch, and the luxury of a spare bedroom for guests.

If you’re interested in viewing the apartment, please call 973-276-3070 or click here to send us an email.

The Morris Floor Plan - 2 bedroom, 2 bath with den independent living apartment


Crane’s Mill Wayback Machine: This Day in History—August 18, 1964…50 Years Ago Today!

Join us for another trip on the Crane’s Mill Wayback Machine, as we take a look at August 18, 1964…50 years ago today!

August 18—certainly the heart of summer…days at the Jersey Shore are in order, along with afternoons by the pool and evenings with friends.

50 years ago today, on August 18, 1964, people were listening to Where Did Our Love Go by The Supremes—the number one record in the country.

On the west coast, on the very same day in the very same year, Los Angeles music fans greeted The Beatles for a press conference to kick off their first U.S. tour (and second trip to the States). The Cow Palace in San Francisco would play host to the first concert of the tour the next night. The show opened with “Twist and Shout,” and the Fab Four completed their set with “A Hard Day’s Night” and “Long Tall Sally.”

Speaking of “A Hard Day’s Night,” the Beatles film of the same name wore the crown of number one movie at the box office. Truly, the British Invasion was in full swing!

What are your memories from the summer of 1964? We’d love to hear them—click here to send us an email, and we might share your story right here on the Crane’s Mill Courier!

The Millstream: Our Resident-Published Newsletter

Looking for all the latest activities at Crane’s Mill? Look no further than The Millstream!

Each month, our residents and activities director join forces to publish The Millstream. It’s filled with fun articles about our campus, letters from our executive director and chaplain, reviews of live performances, updates from the library, gift box, Towne Square gallery, and so much more.

Perhaps the most-read section of all is the center spread, home to the monthly activities calendar. In August, there are over 175 activities for our residents! These programs include many different types of daily exercise classes, live musical performances, outings to movies, plays, and museums, and resident socials (like our tasty Ice Cream Social last week!).

Be sure to keep up with Crane’s Mill by visiting the Millstream page on our website, and check back often as it’s updated each month.

Resident Association Honors Crane’s Mill “Mayor”

Congratulations to the “Mayor” of Crane’s Mill!

Charles Farinella with Resident Association President Carol Verblauw and Secretary Anita Goodwyn

The Crane’s Mill Resident Association recently honored their “Mayor” Charles Farinella, for his contribution to the Resident’s Social Activities. Charlie, as he is fondly called, brought forth the Bocce Court, dancing with the ladies every week, during the weekly dancing hour, has helped in creating “Movie Night” almost every night and oversees the playing of Bingo every week at Crane’s Mill. Charlie moved to Crane’s Mill when the CCRC opened in 1998, and he is still going strong.