The Best of 2014: A Look Back at Top Posts from the Crane’s Mill Courier Blog

Join us for a look back at the top posts from the Crane’s Mill Courier—the official blog for Crane’s Mill Retirement Community in West Caldwell, New Jersey.

2014 saw so many wonderful posts on our blog. Thanks to you, the readers, we’re always coming up with new ideas and new ways to share what’s going on at Crane’s Mill (and beyond).

We thought it would be fun to take a trip down memory lane and revisit the year that was—click the links below to view top 10 posts of 2014…enjoy!

In January, we celebrated National Thank You Month.

We had one cold, icy, snowy winter season…

…and a spectacular spring was a welcomed change!

Our first ever Interfaith Passover Dinner was a great success.

Our residents honored the Crane’s Mill ‘Mayor.’

We toured the Crane’s Mill Gift Box.

Location, location, location: why Crane’s Mill residents love living at 459 Passaic Avenue.

We remembered the past in a fun way.

The Cooking Channel’s ‘Spice Goddess’ Bal Arneson took center stage for our residents.

Our Crane’s Mill Overview Video premiered—over 150 proud residents and staff members were involved in the filming!

Do you agree with this year’s top post selections? What were your favorites? Do you have ideas of your own for what you’d like to see covered in the Crane’s Mill Courier? Let us know by clicking here, and we may include your ideas in an upcoming issue. Thanks for reading!

Plus, take a look even further back—review our Best of 2013 list here.

Merry Christmas from Your Friends at Crane’s Mill

Merry Christmas to you and yours! We wish you a Christmas filled with love, friends, family, health, and happiness.

Snow Covered Car? Let Crane’s Mill do the Heavy Lifting!

Did you know that Crane’s Mill residents enjoy the luxury of never having to shovel, scrape, or brush ever again?

You've spent enough winters cleaning snow off your car.

Each winter, our maintenance department and dedicated landscaping team are on stand-by at the first sign of a snowfall. For residents who park outside (there is garage parking available in Creekside and our cottages), our staff cleans off the resident’s car, cleans out the parking space, and puts the car back in the spot, ready for it’s next outing to the grandkids house or holiday shopping trip.

This is just one of many winter season services provided by our team to our residents. Perhaps best of all, these services are 100% included in our residents’ monthly maintenance fees.

Ready to learn more about how Crane’s Mill keeps its residents safe, active, and healthy all year long? Click here to send us an email or call 973-276-3001—we look forward to hearing from you!

Crane’s Mill News – A Look Back at 2014

Crane’s Mill produced plenty of news-worthy items in 2014. Here’s a look back at some of the stories from Northern New Jersey’s Premier Retirement Community.

In 2014, we had some amazing new staff members join our team. Colleen Frankenfield was named the new President and CEO of Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey, our parent organization.

Executive Chef Arthur Marston joined Crane’s Mill, bringing a fresh outlook on menu creation and meal preparation and presentation.

Crane’s Mill started a Facebook page, and it’s proven to be a fun, informative way to keep up with the community.

In spring, duck duplexes were installed on our campus—a Certified Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation.

The Towne Square Gallery hosted a juried show.

These are just a few examples of newsworthy items we were lucky enough to report on, and be a part of, throughout 2014. We know 2015 has more great things in store, and we’re excited you, our readers, are along for the ride.

To view these and other Crane’s Mill news stories, visit the Crane’s Mill News page on our website by clicking this link.