Today and Tomorrow Feature a String of Fun Programs at Crane’s Mill and Beyond

Every month, our Millstream calendar is filled with fun events ranging from activities and exercise to live entertainment and outings.

When we took a look at today and tomorrow on the activities calendar, it was too fun not to share with our readers!

Today, July 30, features some residents favorites such as stretch class, needleworks, lap swimming, and Catholic mass.

This evening kicks off with our usual resident happy hour at 4:30, followed by dinner in the Candleberry, and capped with the Stirling Brass Band live in Hinman Hall. (As always, the entertainment at Crane’s Mill is free to our residents.)

Tomorrow starts off with water walking, lap swimming, and gentle yoga for some, while others will board the Crane’s Mill bus for a planetarium show at the Newark Museum! Other activities include the Rosary and Holy Grounds with Chaplain Nancy.

We'll save you a seat at the soda fountain this Friday!

We’ll save you a seat at the soda fountain this Friday!

Finally, Friday afternoon Hinman Hall goes retro with an Old-Fashioned Soda Fountain Social! Our residents are excited to re-visit their youth with all their 1950s favors like ice cream, snacks, and maybe even a delicious egg cream! What a way to spend a Friday afternoon!Indoor

Click here to check out our monthly activities calendar for more fun!

Tech Tuesdays: Summer Vacation Doesn’t Mean the Tech Support Stops for Crane’s Mill Residents

Summer vacation for students means long days, fun evenings, trips to the beach, and so much more—but it doesn’t mean that our residents’ access to tech support stops!

Tech Support at Crane's Mill—all year long!

Tech Support at Crane’s Mill—all year long!

The West Caldwell Library offers a program called Tech Tuesdays where area residents can visit the library for help with computers, phones, or anything technology-related.

Our residents get special consideration—they can visit the library on any Tuesday they like, but two Tuesdays each month there is special transportation from Crane’s Mill (for free, as always) and an additional library staff member on-hand to help with everything from signing on to Facebook to typing up letters in Microsoft Word.

Don’t Miss our Brunch & Learn Programs This Summer

Hungry for more info about Crane’s Mill? Check out one of our upcoming Brunch & Learn sessions for all you need to know about our community served alongside a delicious tapas-style brunch!

Choose from one of three remaining dates for 2015:
Tuesday, August 4
Tuesday, August 18
Thursday, September 10

All programs start at 10:30 a.m. Make your reservation today!

Call 973-276-3070 or click here to send us an email. We’ll see you at brunch!

Learn all about our community at Brunch & Learn-Tapas Style!

Learn all about our community at Brunch & Learn-Tapas Style!

What’s for Dinner in the Candleberry Dining Room? Check out this recent menu from our retirement community’s main dining venue.

Curious about dinner in the Candleberry Dining Room? It’s offered 7 nights a week from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Our residents can use their flexible meal plan to enjoy this restaurant-style dining experience every single night, but also have the freedom to choose to have breakfast, lunch, or dinner in the Heartwood Cafe.

In the Candleberry, things are a bit more formal. Residents tend to dress for dinner as they would in a nice restaurant or on a cruise ship. There is a host or hostess at the door, and residents (and their family members) enjoy a fine dining experience complete with waiters, waitresses, and up to five courses.

Here’s a look at a recent summer-inspired menu (from June 30, 2015 to be exact) designed for our residents by our Executive Chef Arthur Marson:

Cream of Tomato Soup
Shrimp, Watermelon, and Avocado Salad
Cod Picatta
Signature Fried Chicken
Penne Pasta with Roasted Eggplant
Corn, Red Petter, & Green Beans
Roasted Beets
Yukon Gold Potatoes
Saffron Rissotto
Louisiana Crunch Cake
Sugar-Free Apple Pie

In addition to the specials above, there is always a set menu including chicken, beef, fish, and more. Want to learn more? Click here to visit our contact page and schedule a time to tour our community, including our exceptional dining venues. We look forward to meeting you soon!

Discover the Freedom of Cottage Living at Crane’s Mill Retirement Community!

Imagine spending your retirement years in a luxurious Crane’s Mill cottage, with all the amenities, comfort and privacy of a free-standing home, without any of the responsibilities of owning a home. Everything from housekeeping to landscaping is taken care of for you.