Successful Aging Programs at Crane’s Mill

At Crane’s Mill, specialized staff, programming, clubs, and committees are dedicated to providing the technology and support needed so that all residents can remain active and healthy.

Examples include:

  • The Telesensory Machine in our library magnifies text and images up to 50 times to help those with low vision or vision impairment.
  • The Hearing Loop in Hinman Hall amplifies sound directly into a person’s hearing aid, so residents can better hear guest speakers, musicians, and more.
  • The Crane’s Mill campus, including all common areas, is fully accessible for any mobility level.

To learn more about how Crane’s Mill is always working towards giving our residents the very best retirement experience, call us at 973-276-6700 or click here to send us an email.

A Crane's Mill resident uses the Telesensory Machine in our library.

A Crane’s Mill resident uses the Telesensory Machine in our library.

Residents Share Vacation Memories

We asked our residents to tell us about some of their favorite vacation memories. They’ve traveled far and wide, from the Jersey Shore to across the Atlantic, to the west coast and beyond. Here we take a look at a once-in-a-lifetime trip one resident took 67 years ago!

Crane's Mill resident Anna Bihun pictured here on her trip from New York to Prague in 1948. The dress's style indicates the region of her family's origin.

Crane’s Mill resident Anna Bihun pictured here on her trip from New York to Prague in 1948. The dress’s style indicates the region of her family’s origin.

Thanks to Anna Bihun for sharing this exceptional vacation memory. We hope you enjoy reading as much as we have.

In the summer of 1948, future Crane’s Mill resident Anna Bihun took the trip of aTr lifetime—she spent a summer visiting family in Prague, Czechoslovakia.

Mrs. Bihun’s flight took off from Prague in July—with no meals served on board. To compensate, the plane landed for food (and likely fuel) in Newfounland, Shannon, Irelend, Belgium, Germany, and—finally—Prague.

Anna visited one week in Prague, and one week in a resort in the Tatra Mountains in the Carpathian Mountain Range.

The rest of the summer was spent in Slovakia—Bratislava City near Vienna, and nearby villages.

Mrs. Bihun visited her two grandmothers, many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

She reported a great climate including cool, refreshing nights.

It sounds like an amazing trip, and we are so happy that Anna could share her memories with us, and in turn, with you. Stay tuned—we hope to share more of our residents’ memories in the future.

Did You Know? The Crane’s Mill Campus is a Certified Wildlife Habitat

Crane’s Mill is a Certified Wildlife Habitat. Here’s more on that certification, and what it means to our residents.

We are proud to share that Crane’s Mill is a Certified Wildlife Habitat. We have signs posted on our campus that read:

Crane's Mill is a Certified Wildlife Habitat

Crane’s Mill is a Certified Wildlife Habitat

“This habitat is certified in the National Wildlife Federation’s worldwide network of mini-refuges. Because of the owner’s conscientious planning, landscaping, and sustainable gardening, wildlife may find quality habitat.”

To be classified as a Certified Wildlife Habitat, the Crane’s mill campus has to continually provide the four basic basic habitat elements needed for wildlife to thrive: food, water, cover, and places to raise young.

It’s a wonderful sight for our resident to look out their windows towards the woods surrounding our campus. They get to see untouched, serene, natural land that is home to an array of birds, wild turkeys, deer, and so much more.

During migration periods, all sorts of colorful feathered friends can be seen stopping over at Crane’s Mill on their way to their seasonal homes and families of deer bound happily in West Essex Park (our neighbor directly to the west of our pond).

Our resident trail walking group goes out every Friday morning to tour the woods, and after hiking with a watchful eye, they report back on their latest findings.

In fact, the group (led by experienced trail keeper Mike Mazur) sometimes brings their camera along—they shared these 100 nature photos from on and around campus—click this link to see more…enjoy!

Area Attractions: Location is Everything

Seniors living at Crane’s Mill in West Caldwell, New Jersey, are only a short distance to many great area attractions.

Location is everything…Crane’s Mill has the best of the best!

The staff at Crane’s Mill does an amazing job of bringing live entertainment, cultural activities, and more. But what’s truly special about Crane’s Mill is that residents are only a short jaunt to many different area attractions.

Museums, movie theaters, malls, restaurants, parks, and even daily errands are right around the corner … and transportation is fully included for all Crane’s Mill residents.

Please click here for more details on specific area attractions, including the Turtle Back Zoo, Montclair Art Museum, Yogi Berra Stadium, and more!