Pie Baking Contest at Crane’s Mill

The pie baking contest was filled with fun! Crane’s Mill resident Don D., the only gentleman in the contest, took home top prize!

On Friday, November 30, Crane’s Mill held the community’s first ever pie baking contest. There were eight entries in all, including pumpkin, apple, key lime, sweet potato, and even an apple-free “mock apple” pie!

Pies were blind-taste-tested by a panel of judges (one resident, Ms. Phyllis Novick, and two staff members–Chad Murin, VP and Executive Director, and Tom Ragusa, Senior Manager of Marketing and Communications). The judges scored the delectable entries on their taste, texture, and appearance.

The first-place winner was the “Z-crust Apple Pie,” submitted by Don D., the only male resident in the contest. Don began baking his pies as a way to prove that not only women could bake a delicious apple pie, and based on the judges and the crowd in attendance, it’s clear the Don has broken any pie gender barrier that may exist.

A fun time was had by all, with plenty of pie-tasting and a bunch of laughs in between bites! We’re all looking forward to the next competition.

A Poem for Grandparents Day

Crane’s Mill would like to wish all the grandparents and great-grandparents a very happy day!

Crane's Mill residents and staff outside our main Towne Square entrance.

Crane’s Mill residents and staff outside our main Towne Square entrance.

We owe a lot to our grandparents–from taking the time to listen and teaching us to fish or knit, to passing us that extra piece of cake, they provide comfort and support in a one-of-a-kind way.

Their stories provide glimpses into days past, before smartphones and twitter made things move so fast.

Some times may have been tough and streets may have been rough, but laughter and love were plentiful and provided more than enough.

You can count on them for a joke every once in a while, and when you need it, a reassuring wink and a smile.

They have their mannerisms, gestures or distinctive ways, they may have their good, bad, or indifferent days.

But today is the day we make sure that they know, we appreciate, love, and respect them so.

So join us today in making a visit, prayer, or call, to say to them now we adore them above all.

Happy Labor Day from Crane’s Mill

Happy Labor Day! We hope your day is full of fun times with family and friends.

At Crane’s Mill we’re readying a BBQ in the heart of Towne Square. Friends and neighbors are already beginning to gather, getting set to enjoy an array of grilled goodies that would make Bobby Flay salivate.

Have an excellent day and enjoy this unofficial sendoff to summer!

Join the Mill Club and Fill Your Calendar with Fun!

Mill Club offers New Jersey retirees a glimpse of the good life

“We wish we’d made our move earlier,” is something we hear often from residents at Crane’s Mill. There are simply so many fantastic services, amenities, activities and people that it’s no surprise once a resident moves in, they quickly realize the fun, carefree way of life at Crane’s Mill is one to envy.

Now you have a chance to experience a taste of this exclusive lifestyle before you make your move by joining the Mill Club.

Mill Club Membership Benefits include:

-12 complimentary dinners in our Candleberry Dining Room
-Complimentary use of our fitness center and pool
-One-time session with our personal trainer who will assess your strength and flexibility and then customize a fitness program tailored to your individual needs
-Priority knowledge of specific Apartments or Cottages that become available
-Personal assistance from a Professional Transition Counselor when you are ready to make your move
-Exciting day trips and weekend excursions
-Special luncheons for the Mill Club members only
-And much more!

Join the Mill Club today! Call us at 973-276-3001 or simply send us an email for more information.