Crane’s Mill resident thankful for 5-star nursing staff, therapy just steps from home.

An independent living resident sent us this inspiring letter about the care in our 5-star rated Health Center, and we are proud to share with you:

Over 12 years ago, my wife, Janet, and I sold our home in Livingston, and moved to Crane’s Mill. At the time, we were getting ready to retire, and wanted to live in an active, vibrant senior community in the West Essex area.  It was a wonderful experience for at least 10 years, as our independent apartment was spacious and comfortable, and we had all the amenities. Two years ago, Janet was called to heaven, and though I miss her terribly, I am surrounded by so many compassionate friends here at Crane’s Mill. Last month, I suffered a complicated health issue, and I didn’t realize what an important role the Crane’s Mill Health Center would play in my life. When I was discharged, I was too ill to return to my apartment, so I spent several weeks recuperating in the skilled nursing / subacute rehab area of the Crane’s Mill Health. There, I received many kindnesses, and great care from a 5-star nursing staff; I received physical therapy seven days a week, from a staff who always encouraged me, and I was visited daily by dozens of friends that my wife and I had made since coming to Crane’s Mill. I am back in my own apartment now, and I am so grateful that Janet and I had the foresight to move here ten years ago.

Artie Knutsen
West Caldwell, New Jersey

LSMNJ Employee Appreciation Week at Crane’s Mill

Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey hailed its employees during the week of May 14-18, 2018.

The organization, known for compassionate, world-class healthcare, housing, and social welfare programs across the state, held a special week-long celebration to honor its caring staff.

Employees from all areas were honored, including nursing, dining, housekeeping, maintenance, community programming, social services, and administration.

Staff was elated as each day featured a crowd favorite, such as a barbecue lunch, interactive photo booth, and an ice cream truck!

Here are links to some highlights:

Employee Appreciation – Day 1 – Lutheran Social Ministries at Crane’s Mill

Employee Appreciation – Day 2 – Lutheran Social Ministries at Crane’s Mill

Employee Appreciation – Day 3 – Lutheran Social Ministries at Crane’s Mill

Employee Appreciation – Day 4 – Lutheran Social Ministries at Crane’s Mill

Employee Appreciation – Day 5 – Lutheran Social Ministries at Crane’s Mill

Happy Mother’s Day from Crane’s Mill

It’s the second Sunday in May, and you can bet it’s the most colorful time of year for the Crane’s Mill concierge desk, as it’s replete with flower arrangements featuring springtime favorites moms everywhere.

A wild rose in bloom on the Crane's Mill campus.

A wild rose in bloom on the Crane’s Mill campus.

Mother’s Day, spelled in the singular possessive to ensure that each individual mother is celebrated, officially began as a national holiday in the U.S. in 1914, and is celebrated in countries around the world.

It’s a hugely popular holiday here at Crane’s Mill, with residents receiving gifts and cards all week long in advance of the big day.

In addition to flowers and candy, we’ve seen yummy fruit arrangements, house plants, and even gifts straight from Amazon and Macy’s.

How do you celebrate your mother, grandmother, or other special person on Mother’s Day? Click here to send us an email, and we will be sure to share your ideas right here on our blog.

We hope you have a happy, blessed day with your family.

WMTR AM – Classic Oldies Broadcasting Live from Crane’s Mill

Tune to WMTR AM (1250 AM or streaming online) on Tuesday, May 8 from 5:30 – 10:00 a.m. to hear a LIVE broadcast straight from Crane’s Mill!

The WMTR morning show will set up in the heart of Towne Square for a special “Nurses Week” broadcast including interviews with Crane’s Mill residents and staff. Of course, the station will be playing all the classic oldies you know and love, and providing the day’s traffic and weather.

Plus, the team will be playing games and handing out prizes all morning long!

Be sure to stream the show online, and follow the Crane’s Mill Facebook page for live updates throughout the morning!