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!

Fred Miller’s Lectures-In-Song Comes to Crane’s Mill

Pianist/Singer/Narrator Fred Miller presents his musical & anecdotal overview of the great American songwriter ́s life & career.

On Tuesday, January 15, residents will be treated to a wonderful musical lecture presented by Fred Miller. In this special presentation, Mr. Miller will focus on the life’s work of Jerome Kern.

A member of the Songwriting Hall of Fame, Jerome Kern composed over 700 songs, including “Ol’ Man River,” “The Way You Look Tonight,” and “A Fine Romance.” Enjoy this preview of the performance below:

This is just one of 200 unique programs each month at Crane’s Mill. Interested in learning more about the community? Click here to get in touch–we look forward to hearing from you!

Residents Dance the Night Away at Crane’s Mill

Looking to stay fit this season? Try dancing! It’s a fantastic approach to keeping active during our snowy, bitter-cold northern New Jersey winters.

Sometimes you just feel like dancing! Crane’s Mill residents keep active with professional dance class plus multiple live musical performances each week in Hinman Hall, the community’s main theater. It’s a great way to keep yourself active and limber the whole year round.

What’s more, live entertainment, dance class, and so many other programs are always a short, indoor walk from every Crane’s Mill apartment. With so much going on, maybe it’s time you asked to “cut in” and waltz over to Crane’s Mill for a personal tour? Schedule yours today by clicking here or call 973-276-6700.

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.