The Crane’s Mill YouTube Page is Growing!—Check it Out!

Have you visited the Crane’s Mill YouTube page?

It’s growing all the time, with lots of fun videos featuring our actual residents, staff, and campus! Some of the videos include our television commercials, virtual tours, and more!

Our residents always have a lot of fun modeling for our photos and videos, and love to hear your feedback.

Click here to visit the page!

After you’ve enjoyed watching the videos, be sure to send us an email and tell us what you would like to see added next!

Finally—It’s the First Day of Spring 2016!

In the cold, dark days of winter, spring can feel like a very long way off!

Crane's Mill Spring DaffodilsToday we celebrate the first day of spring! We’re so happy it’s here. As much as we enjoyed the holidays and lots of exceptional winter activities, there’s something about this season that makes us smile just a little wider.

Soon the birds will migrate, and our pond and woodland will be filled with warblers of all shades, and the spring flowers will bloom, brightening the landscape in colors that only nature can supply.

Outdoor exercise is a big part of our plan—our trail walking club will make their way out ever Friday, reporting back on their sightings and sometimes bringing photos to document their trips.

Barbecues on our patio will start soon, the perfect way to fuel up after a game of bocce, and grandchildren will visit to play both outside an in.

We wish you lots of fun times this spring season!

West Caldwell Resident Thanks Crane’s Mill for Efforts

The following letter appeared in a recent edition of The Progress newspaper. We were so happy and proud to read another letter touting our Health Center’s exceptional care. To see more, click here to visit our testimonials page.

While many individuals living in the area may think of Crane’s Mill as a retirement community for independent living, there is also a wonderful Health Center that is part of Crane’s Mill.

Thanks to the Health Center, I have the peace of mind knowing that my mother had another very positive experience during her rehabilitation at Crane’s Mill – and this has been her third visit within two years.

We were pleased that the medical team was always available and answered all of my questions, as well as listened to my suggestions. While we found all of the staff to be professional and caring, one of my mother’s nurses, in particular, Djemila, always had a smile on her face, and whenever I needed assistance she would say, “I can do that for you,” whether it was her job or not. She was always there to help in any way possible. She is not only a wonderful nurse, but a beautiful human being. Another employee, Pat, from the dietary department always went above and beyond to help mom with her meals and her specific diet.

As you can probably surmise, we had a very positive experience, and I wanted to commend the staff for all that they do.

Barbara B.
West Caldwell, New Jersey

March is National Nutrition Month

It seems like every month is now “national something month,” doesn’t it?

Healthy FoodWith that said, here’s one we are happy to get behind: National Nutrition Month! Every March, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics leads the country on a campaign “designed to focus attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.”

For Crane’s Mill residents, nutrition and physical activity are paramount, and they’re happy and lucky to have the tools to succeed. For instance, in the Heartwood Cafe and Candleberry Dining Room, our independent living residents have healthy choices available to them each and every day. Of course, they can choose to have a slice of pizza or a hamburger if the mood strikes, but the salad bar, vegetable omelets, fresh fruit, plus low sodium meals and heart-healthy options, are always available.

In our Health Center, our registered dietician works with each resident, their doctor, and their family to design a custom menu to meet their dietary needs.

On the physical activity front, we think Crane’s Mill gets another A+, as exercise classes are offered every day in Hinman Hall, aquatic fitness sessions take place multiple times each week, and our fitness center is open 24 hours a day!

Here’s to a healthy month for one and all!

For more on National Nutrition Month, visit eat right.org.