Crane’s Mill: a Certified Wildlife Habitat

If you’ve visited the Crane’s Mill campus, you may have noticed small animals such as American Robins and Canadian Geese, and larger ones like wild turkeys and stunning families of deer who call Crane’s Mill their home. You may have also noticed the sign stating that the Crane’s Mill campus is a Certified Wildlife Habitat.

Certified by the National Wildlife Federation, Crane’s Mill, a continuing care retirement community in West Caldwell, NJ, contains “all the basic habitat elements needed for wildlife to thrive,” including:
Providing food for wildlife
Supplying water for wildlife
Create cover for wildlife
Give wildlife a place to raise their young

 

We at Crane’s Mill are proud of our certification, and invite you to come visit our community see its beauty for yourself!

Seniors Looking to Stay Healthy and Fit—Consider Taking a Swim!

At Crane’s Mill, we have an indoor pool and hot tub, perfect for keeping you active and healthy all year long.

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A water aerobics class in the Crane’s Mill pool

We are always looking for the latest news on healthy aging. One topic that of course remains at the top of the list for feeling your best for longer is keeping fit and active.

One great way to achieve fitness is swimming. Swimming is considered low-impact, and is easy on the joints. So it’s perfect for everyone from the “Mr. Olympia’s” among us to novice seniors who are just beginning an exercise program.

Swimming can be great for movement, cardiovascular health and the overall mental health benefits that come from exercising in a fun way with friends.

Of course, you should consult your physician before beginning any exercise program. For more on swimming, we found an article “10 Health Benefits of Swimming” that you may find interesting.

Crane’s Mill residents enjoy the benefit of having an indoor swimming pool and hot tub located right inside Towne Square. For those of you who haven’t been to visit our community, try to picture your favorite hotel. You leave your room, and simply walk down the hallway to take a swim. That’s exactly the set-up at Crane’s Mill.

Residents do not need to go outside to get to an array of services and amenities, not the least of which is our swimming pool. It’s open every day from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

A few mornings each week, there are programs such as water aerobics, lap swim and water walking. So if you like to stay fit or simply like to splash around with your grandchildren, our pool is likely to be one of your favorite spots on campus.

Did You Know? Crane’s Mill Hosts Exercise Classes for its Residents 6 Days Each Week.

Crane’s Mill residents can walk from their independent apartments to a senior-focused exercise class—without even having to go outside!

Aquatic exercises are on the calendar all year long at Crane's Mill

Aquatic exercises are on the calendar all year long at Crane’s Mill

You may already know that Crane’s Mill has a state-of-the-art fitness center right in Towne Square. But you may not know that in addition there are a number of additional fun options for residents looking to stay in top shape.

Crane’s Mill provides an array of exercise classes in right in Towne Square, so residents need not go outside to get to the best exercise classes around.

A quick look at this month’s calendar shows senior-centric classes such as Stretch & Flex, Strength Class, Yoga, Tai Chi, Pilates and more! Plus, our indoor pool plays host to a number of popular classes including Aquatic Fitness, Lap Swim and Water Walking.

You can view our entire calendar of resident activities each month by clicking here.

August 2016 Millstream Calendar is Now Up!

Don’t miss the August edition of the Millstream calendar, featuring hundreds of on- and off-campus activities!

This month features a lunch cruise on Lake Hopatcong, a trip to see “Fiddler on the Roof” on Broadway, a guided tour of the Yogi Berra Museum, plus live entertainment in Hinman Hall, daily exercise classes, socials, club meetings, and more!

Check out the calendar here!

Feet in the Street at Crane’s Mill

On Monday, September 28, Crane’s Mill residents and staff were joined by Jack the Jackal for Feet in the Street at Crane’s Mill!

Feet in the Street is a campaign by Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey to raise awareness and dollars to end hunger and homelessness in New Jersey. The main event—a 2.5 or 5 mile walk—will take place on October 10 in Camden, New Jersey.

Crane’s Mill wanted to get in on the fun, so we held our own Feet in the Street walk this past Monday so our residents could enjoy a fun afternoon of exercise while helping the New Visions Day Shelter and other LSMNJ hunger and homelessness programs.

Below are some photos from the day, and be sure to visit the Feet in the Street web page for more information on this great cause.