Families Should Be Proactive When Considering Senior Living Options

Have you read our very own Barbara Davey’s Q&A piece from a recent edition of the Star-Ledger?

Residents enjoying a chat in Towne Square.

Residents enjoying a chat in Towne Square.

You can access the piece here, and be sure to check back and let us know your thoughts!

Barbara chats with readers about independent living, assisted living, rehabilitation, and more! As our very own “hospital lady,” Barbara’s expertise comes from over 25 years of working in the industry. We think you’ll find she is a valuable resource.

Click here to visit the article, then be sure to click here to send us an email to discuss.

Spring Seminar Series – Meet the Speakers

Don’t miss this series starting on April 26, and continuing for five consecutive Tuesday afternoons.

Plan for a successful future with this special free seminar series!

RSVP for any and all dates by calling 973-276-3070 or click here to send us an email.

Part 1: Choosing a Continuing Care Retirement Community
Tuesday, April 26, 2:00 p.m.
Presented by Karla Traficante, Director of Sales & Marketing, Crane’s Mill

Join Karla Traficante for an impartial look into senior living options. Karla will cover the financial and emotional process of deciding on your retirement living future, along with resources for information, downsizing, support, and more. Karla has many years of experience in all different areas of senior living and is excited to present this program and answer your questions.

Part 2: Emotional Considerations
Tuesday, May 3, 2:00 p.m.
Presented by Bonnie Malajian, LCSW

Bonnie Malajian will lead an interactive discussion about the emotional and psychological considerations that may arise when planning for your retirement. Bonnie is a renowned industry expert and her presentation is not to be missed.

Part 3: Financial Advisor Roundtable
Tuesday, May 10, 2:00 p.m.
Presented by Kostas Koufidis, Certfied Financial Planner, Investment Specialist;Brian D. Singleton J.D., ChFC, CLU, Director of Advanced Markets; John Tumminia, Jr., Financial Services Representative, all of the MetLife Solutions Group.

Get the financial tools you need to begin, or continue, to flourish during your retirement. These three financial experts will hold a roundtable discussion based on your financial needs, including how to keep your funds safely growing throughout your retirement years.

Part 4: Healthy, Wealthy, & Wise: 10 of the Most Common Elder Law Questions
Tuesday, May 17, 2:00 p.m.
Presented by Thomas Murphy, Esq., Eldercare Attorney, The Murphy Law Firm LLC

Join Thomas M. Murphy, Esq., for a discussion of elder law, estate planning, veteran’s aid and attendance pension benefits, advanced directives, long-term custodial care, special needs, guardianship and medicaid planning.

Part 5: Real Estate & Downsizing
Tuesday, May 24, 2:00 p.m.
Presented by two industry experts specializing in senior real estate.

When planning a move, it can be a balancing act of looking ahead to your exciting new home, while dealing with aspects of your old house, including getting top dollar in an ever-changing real estate market, and working on whittling down items you may no longer need. Luckily, the right realtor and downsizer can make all the difference. For instance, a downsizer may be able to help you make decisions on what to keep, donate, or sell, while aslo helping you pack and unpack boxes. Learn more about these important services at this special program.

Live Tonight in Hinman Hall: Sylph Chamber Music Trio

Our residents are excited to welcome this renowned trio to our very own Hinman Hall!

Crane’s Mill is well-known for having top entertainment just a few (indoor!) steps from our residents’ front door, and tonight is no exception.

This evening, we welcome the Sylph Chamber Music Trio for what promises to be a delightful performance. Chamber music is just one of our residents’ favorites, and this New York City-based group is simply wonderful.

You can visit their website by clicking here—be sure to navigate over to the “recordings” section to hear a number of samples from their performances!

April 6th in History: The Invention of the Twinkie and the First TV Dinner

Taking a look back at April 6 in history…

Crane's Mill Wayback MachineDid you know? On this day in 1930, James Alexander Dewar, a baker for the Continental Baking Company, invented the beloved Twinkie! The cream filled sponge cake treat is well-known for being delicious, and has an erroneous reputation for being infinitely shelf-stable!

In fact, the world-famous snack cake has an approximate shelf life of 25 days. Still quite long for a baked good, but don’t count on storing them for a rainy day. So, eat up!

Speaking of shelf-stable eats, today also marks the anniversary of the first TV Dinner, sold by Swanson. That’s right folks, for only about 98 cents and 25 minutes(!) in the oven, you too can have that meatloaf, peas, carrots, and mystery dessert meal you’ve been craving!

If you’re tired of reading about the processed stuff, how about heading over to the Crane’s Mill dining page of our website? Our residents skip the hassle of heating up foil-encased food in favor of freshly prepared entrees and scrumptious desserts.

Don’t Miss Hearts of Hope 2016 at Crane’s Mill!

This year’s even takes place on Thursday, April 14 at 6:00 p.m.

Hearts of Hope Save the DateMark your calendars to attend our annual fundraising event benefiting New Visions Homeless Day Shelter, Affordable Housing, and Crane’s Mill Good Samaritan Fund. It will be a night uniquely entertaining, richly infused with friends, and delightfully fulfilling with good food, drink, and philanthropic spirit.

Click here for full details ticket information and more … we hope to see you on April 14!