Inside the Crane’s Mill Woodworking Shop

Did you know that Crane’s Mill residents enjoy their very own woodworking shop?

Crane's Mill residents enjoy their very own woodworking shop.

Crane’s Mill residents enjoy their very own woodworking shop.

The tradition continues at Crane’s Mill!

Behind an unassuming (locked) door next to our beauty salon/barber shop and across from our activities room, the woodworking shop provides our residents a dedicated space for everything from simple whittling to complex builds.

Since 1998, the shop has produced all sorts of resident-made treasures—our library’s bookshelves, the walking trail’s duck boxes, and furniture throughout the campus, to name a few—that stand proud today, and that we are sure to enjoy for years to come.

The shop includes complex power tools, hand tools, all sorts of wood, plus paints, stains, and glues to complete any project.

Are you a woodworker? Have you produced something you’d like to share with our readers? Click here to send us an email, and we just might feature your work in a future Crane’s Mill Courier article!


Famous Leap Year Birthdays: Celebrities We Love Born on February 29th

Imagine being born on February 29?

Crane's Mill Wayback MachineIs it true if you’re born on February 29, do you age at a quarter of the speed? If your birthday only comes along once every four years, that trade-off seems fair to us!

Here are some of our favorite celebrities that we were surprised to learn were born on this date unique to leap year!

Dennis Farina (1944-2013) – former Chicago policeman turned Law & Order favorite was seen on many movies and television programs through the years.

Monte Kiffin (born 1940) – NFL Super Bowl-winning defensive coordinator and father of current college football coach Lane Kiffin.

Michele Morgan (born 1920) – the French film star, who turns 95 this year, is known mostly for her European work, but also star alongside Hollywood royalty Frank Sinatra and Humphrey Bogart.

Al Rosen (1924-2015) – this Major League Baseball third baseman won a World Series in 1948, and went on to become a multi-time All Star and 1953’s American League MVP.

Dinah Shore (1916-1944) – famous singer and actress whose career spanned four decades, including a string of 80 charted pop hits in the 1940s and 1950s.

Do you know someone with a February 29 birthday? How and when do they celebrate? Click here to send us an email, we’d love to know!

Explore the Crane’s Mill Health Center

Have you watched the new Crane’s Mill Health Center video yet?

It’s a 4-minute video tour of our renowned on-site healthcare facility, including assisted living, memory support, skilled nursing, and rehabilitation. Check it out below, and be sure to send us an email to let us know what you would like to see us film next!

Live Tonight in Hinman Hall: Harmonium Choral Society

Crane’s Mill is proud to welcome another night of exceptional live entertainment! It’s always fun, and always free for our residents!

Tonight’s special guest performers are the Harmonium Choral Society, an exceptional chorus from nearby Morristown, New Jersey.

They’ve performed here in the past, so we know we are in for a treat!

To see their performance schedule and to learn more about the group, visit their website.

Did You Know?

Crane’s Mill accepts direct admissions in our Skilled Nursing and Sub-Acute Rehabilitation departments.

TM on the BikeOur residents enjoy the comfort that comes from knowing if they have a surgery, illness, or other trip to the hospital, and are in need of rehab after, they come right home to Crane’s Mill and its exceptional rehabilitation department.

However, many local residents may not know that you can enjoy that same excellent healthcare even if you are not a Crane’s Mill resident.

We accept many direct admissions every month from local hospitals such as HackensackUMC Mountainside, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Morristown Medical Center, as well as rehab centers like Kessler Rehabilitation.

Are you interested in learning more? We welcome tours in advance of a hospital stay to make sure Crane’s Mill is the right fit for you or a loved one—call us at 973-276-3016 to find out more. We look forward to hearing from you.