Now Available: The Orton – Two Bedroom, Two Bath with Den Senior Living Apartment

Are you seeking a roomy senior living apartment? Visit Crane’s Mill to discover The Orton, a large two bedroom with den apartment that is as stylish as it is spacious.

Currently available to customize: The Orton – a two bedroom, two bathroom with den senior living apartment measuring 1,331 square feet.

The Orton is located in our Creekside building, and boasts nine-foot ceilings, a giant living/dining room, modern kitchen, two large bedrooms, a screened-in porch, and more.

Schedule a tour today—call 973-276-6700 or click here to visit our contact page.

Crane’s Mill Retirement Community FAQ

Everything you need to know about Crane’s Mill Retirement Community on one convenient page.

The Essentials:
-251 Apartments
-30 Cottages
-48 Acres
-Certified Wildlife Habitat

Recent Events:

-Creekside Expansion
• Completed in 2010
• Added 65 apartments and 10 cottages
-Dining Renovation
• Completed in 2011
• Remodeled Candleberry Dining Room
• New Heartwood Cafe casual dining venue
• Cherry Blossom Lounge

Services & Amenities
• Housekeeping and bed linen services
• Individual transportation to physicians, dentists and hospitals
• Regularly scheduled trips to shopping and errands plus many special trips, tours and outings
• Monitored emergency response system
• Flexible meal plan
• On-site beauty salon
• Library
• Fitness center
• Indoor pool and hot tub
• Jogging, biking and walking paths
• Greenhouse
• Pastoral care program

Continuing Care:

-Assisted Living
• 66 Apartments including 18 designated memory support units

-Skilled Nursing
• 24-hour skilled nursing care • 66 Beds
• Accomplishments/Awards }Sub-Acute Rehab
• Accomplishments/Awards
• Newly renovated
• State-of-the-art equipment
• Professional, courteous staff


-Property originally a lumber mill dating back to the mid-1700s
-Opened in 1998
-Beams from the original mill can be seen through- out Towne Square

Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey

-Parent company of Crane’s Mill
-Over 100 years of helping NJ residents }Services include:
• Adoption Services
• Affordable Senior Housing
• Community Outreach
• Disaster Response
• Homeless Day Shelter
• Immigration & Refugee Services
• Special Needs Housing
• Senior Healthcare

Take a Load Off: Lounges Offer Internet Access, Books, Puzzles, & More

All of our apartments are a short, indoor walk to Towne Square—with plenty of spots to rest and socialize along the way.

At Crane’s Mill, we take pride in maintaining lovely common areas for our residents. They provide a great way to sit and enjoy time with friends, to take a moment to check your email, or simply just take a rest on your way to dinner.

Here are some fun photos of our residents enjoying one of the common areas in our Creekside building…enjoy!

Don’t Miss the Crane’s Mill Spring Tour of Homes

The Spring Tour of Homes—an annual open house tradition at Crane’s Mill Retirement Community in West Caldwell, New Jersey.

You’re invited! Join us for our annual Spring Tour of Homes. This year, we are featuring a number of brand-new independent living apartments and cottages ranging from one bedroom to two bedroom, two bathroom with den homes.

Tuesday, April 15
1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
RSVP: 973-276-3070 or click here to send us an email.

You're Invited!

A Quick Look at Creekside in the Evening

There are brand-new independent senior living apartments at Crane’s Mill—the building is called Creekside, and it looks good any time of day (or night).

Is it just us, or does it take a few days to adjust after the end of daylight savings time? Although it’s dark out early, and we’re still growing accustomed to our commutes home with our headlights switched “on,” there is something to be said for the beauty of the late fall night sky as we begin our evenings.

On a crisp, clear night, the dark blues can paint the sky in a gradient, blending from a royal blue to a deep indigo. It’s a magical time when the sun is just lying down for its nightly rest, and the moon is on the rise, readying itself for duty to light the path home to our families.

Sure, we’ve only a short window of sunshine each day and our noses are nipped with cold, but perhaps this colorful bit of magnificence is nature’s way of reminding us that the promise of a joyous holiday season is just around the corner.

We snapped a quick pic on such a night earlier this week:

The Creekside building at Crane's Mill in the evening