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!

Daughter Thanks Crane’s Mill for Mother’s Care

We recently received this letter from a daughter of a former resident, and are happy and proud to share with you here:

My mother lived at Crane’s Mill for almost 10 years, and had a wonderful experience there! She did the usual progression through the different levels of care– she started out in Independent Living for several years, where she made many friends and had an active social life. She moved to Assisted Living when she had an accident and her health started failing, and then did several stints in Skilled Nursing, following various hospitalizations. Once when she was in Skilled Nursing, she was so ill that Hospice was brought in, and even that was a good experience. The staff went above and beyond to try to revive her–incredibly, she pulled through and lived another 3 years! The quality of Crane’s Mill’s facility and staff, in all phases of care, was excellent. The nurses were always warm, caring, and upbeat, even when my mother put up a fuss over taking so many pills, or doing other things she didn’t want to do. The recreational services director did an amazing job of keeping the residents occupied, playing games, showing movies, singing, doing crafts, etc. The PT staff was also wonderful—so warm and encouraging, even in the face of failing physical abilities. Even the dining staff was friendly and caring! When my mother finally passed away last October at the age of 98, I was truly touched by the outpouring of sympathy by the staff. The Director of Community Relations even came to the wake, which meant so much to me. The staff truly tries their best to make life pleasant for the residents; they took exceptional care of my mother in her final years, for which I am truly grateful. Thank you, Crane’s Mill!

Carol D., New Jersey

Meet Rich Sutton – Executive Chef at Crane’s Mill

Executive Chef Rich Sutton oversees the Crane’s Mill dining experience, which boasts fresh ingredients, seasonally-changing menus, and a focus on resident satisfaction.

Meet Rich Sutton, the friendly, talented, and hardworking Executive Chef at Crane’s Mill. Rich is adept at serving our residents high-quality, nutritious, and delicious dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Check out the video below to see his process:

Resident, Family Thank Crane’s Mill Staff for Helping Keep Passover Traditions

We received this letter about the Crane’s Mill staff and are excited to share with our readers:

My name is Margo Adelsberg and my Aunt Elaine Lieb lives at Crane’s Mill. I would like to relay my extreme thanks for helping my twelve year old son (and I) easily keep to our Passover Traditions while dining at Crane’s Mill last night.

I had called earlier in the day and spoke with Meredith at the front desk about Kosher Options available for us in the evening while we visited with my Aunt. She offered that the Chef would go shopping to purchase Kosher Meat and prepare it for us. I declined due to my son being a vegetarian, but was so appreciative of the offer. I then figured we would eat whatever we could while dining at Crane’s Mill and then come home and eat a full meal. I decided to bring a box of Matzoh that we could nibble on throughout dinner.

When we arrived to dine with my aunt, Sapna, came over and greeted us. I asked what options were a possibility to eat during dinner. I inquired about Matzoh Pizza. Sapna was so amazing that she took our box of Matzah to the kitchen and prepared Matzoh pizza for all of us. It was so delicious!

Big thanks to Meredith, Sapna and the chef for helping us feel comfortable and maintain our Passover traditions while at Crane’s Mill.

Sincerely,
Margo Adelsberg