Celebrate the Beauty of Winter at Crane’s Mill

Senior Living at Crane’s Mill provides the finest in apartments, cottages, food, services, amenities, and of course, the freedom to truly enjoy the winter season without concern for snow or ice.

What are you favorite winter memories? Ours include celebrating the holidays with family and friends. But sometimes, especially as we age, it becomes harder to enjoy the winter season because of snow, ice, and extreme cold weather.

For Crane’s Mill residents, those worries are a thing of the past. They can focus on doing the things they truly enjoy, like staying active and healthy, taking a swim in our indoor pool, reading a book by the fire, and enjoying restaurant-style dining—all without traipsing through the snow or driving on dangerous icy roads.

Here is a look at just some of the services and amenities offered at Crane’s Mill that keep our residents active and healthy all winter long:

SNOW COVERED CAR?
We shovel your parking space, clean off your car, and park your car back in your space.
SLIPPERY ROADS?
Our van and car service is fully included, ready to drive you for appointments, errands, and fun trips.
FOOD SHOPPING?
Our Corner Market is located inside Towne Square and offers prepared foods, pantry items, dairy case, cold drinks, and more.
DINNER? (plus breakfast, lunch, & snacks)
The Candleberry Dining Room, Heartwood Cafe, 4 Five 9, and Cherry Blossom Lounge are all located inside Towne Square. No need to go outside.
BORED?
Our indoor pool, state-of-the-art gym, daily exercise classes, movies, cultural programs, and more are all a short, indoor walk from every apartment.
HEALTHCARE NEEDS?
Our on-site wellness center provides everything from blood tests to an array of medical specialists.

Now is the time to make your move—call us at 973-276-6700 or click to schedule a tour before the next storm hits!

In winter, Crane’s Mill residents are able to truly embrace the beauty of the season.


 

The Cherry Blossom Lounge—A Place for Crane’s Mill Residents to Relax and Unwind

Imagine being on an all-inclusive vacation…every single day. That’s the life for residents of Crane’s Mill in Northern New Jersey. Luxury apartments, fine dining and friends and neighbors to share in all the fun.

Could a person ask for anything more? Well, how about a private lounge complete with fine furnishings, flat-panel television and a key club?

Crane’s Mill residents “see” your luxury lounge and “raise” you the fact that it’s located in Towne Square, so it’s connected to every apartment home in the community. We’ll go “all-in” and tell you that residents have impromptu card games, and can easily “up the ante” by arranging to have catered food and reserved tables with a simple phone call to our concierge.

Think we’re bluffing? Take a look for yourself at our video slideshow! You’ll see our actual residents enjoying good times at The Cherry Blossom Lounge—something we see on a daily basis at Crane’s Mill!

Empower Yourself: Tips to Fight Back Against “Senior Scammers”

Scams targeting seniors are a persistent problem. Here’s more about how and your loved ones can fight back.

Whether in the newspaper, on TV, or from a friend, it seems we’ve all heard stories of senior scammers in search of personal identity details and, ultimately, money. Typical tales may include a foreign prince, a large inheritance or lottery winnings. But not all scams fit the usual mold, and even the brightest of us can fall prey.

Keep your personal information safe and secure.

Emily Lutz, Certified Professional Daily Money Manager from Liberty Paperwork Solutions, paid a visit to Crane’s Mill and shared her expertise on the subject of senior scams. Emily provided an enlightening presentation, and members of the audience shared personal experiences in this eye-opening session.

The Crane’s Mill Courier was on hand, and we’re happy to share some of Emily’s tips with you:

In 2012, 12,600,000 scams were reported in the US alone. A startling 50% of those were perpetrated agains senior citizens.

Scammers target seniors for a number of reasons including that they are usually home alone, and may be more friendly towards strangers than other age groups. They may seek to obtain a person’s bank information, credit card number, Social Security Number, pin number or account passwords.

Scammers tend to operate through four main channels: on the phone, in the mail, on the computer and in person. Here are some tips sot keep you well-equipped to defend yourself and your loved ones.

On the phone, seniors may find themselves in the position of “having to make a quick decision.” This is what the scammer wants, a situation in which their target needs to act quickly to avoid consequences.

Emily shared this jarring example of a phone scam: a person claiming to be from the county sheriff’s office calls, asserting that you, John Smith, haven’t responded to multiple jury duty summonses. They’re coming to pick you up. Unless, of course, they have the wrong “John Smith”, which you can prove to them over the phone by sharing your Social Security Number.

Other popular phone scams include urgent calls from utility companies needing prompt payment or family members in danger needing money wired immediately. Again, the consistent factor is urgency—the person needs you to make a quick decision. To avoid falling victim, ask the person for their information and let them know you will call back. Then do some research by asking friends or family members about the situation.

If all else fails, simply hang up. If it is something truly important, they will call back.

In the mail, you may find a number of official-looking correspondences that are, in fact, simply pieces of junk mail. Examples may include sweepstakes winnings or other urgent notices. A great way to I.D. these suspect mailings is to show a friend, neighbor or family member.

Another important tip from Emily regarding the mail: be sure to shred or tear documents containing your personal information before discarding.

On the computer, it is important to be cautious when opening emails. If you see something that looks suspicious, the best course of action is not to open the email or click on any links included within.

In person, someone may come to your door asking for a donation. Even if their cause seems legitimate, it’s always best to ask for literature that you can review. That way, you can take a look at the material at your leisure and make an informed decision. Again, if you suspect something is amiss, reach out to a family member or friend and ask for their help.

Emily discussed another example involving a contractor knocking on a person’s door to alert them of a needed repair. The person claims they can care of it “quickly and cheaply” but it’s something that needs to be done that very day. In a case such as this, if they are a legitimate contractor and there is a legitimate need for a home repair, they will leave their information along with a list of references. Be sure to get a second opinion from someone you trust and contact the company’s references prior to moving forward.

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For more information on different scams and how you can protect yourself and your loved ones, you can visit this page on the FBI website.

Winter Worries? Not This Year!

At Crane’s Mill, our residents enjoy the beauty of winter without any of the hassle. Here are just some of the ways our residents handle with winter season in stride:

Reserve your new home at Crane's Mill before the winter weather strikes!

Reserve your new home at Crane’s Mill before the winter weather strikes!

Snow Covered Car?
We shovel your parking space, clean off your car, and park you car back in your space.

Slippery Roads?
Our van and car service is fully included, ready to drive you for appointments, errands, and trips.

Food Shopping?
Our Corner Market is located inside Towne Square, and offers prepared foods, pantry items, dairy items, cold drinks, and more.

Dinner? (plus breakfast, lunch & snacks)
The Candleberry Dining Room, Heartwood Cafe, and Cherry Blossom Lounge are all located inside Towne Square. No need to go outside.

Bored?
Our indoor pool, state-of-the-art gym, daily exercise classes, movies, cultural programs, and more are all a short, indoor walk from every apartment.

Healthcare Needs?
Our on-site wellness center provides everything from blood tests to an array of medical specialists.

PLUS, we have apartments currently available for immediate occupancy, including:

Get in touch today to learn more: call 973-276-3001 or click here to send us an email.

Celebrating Crane’s Mill – A Closer Look at the Exhibit by Lynne Palmer

Join us for a closer look at “Celebrating Crane’s Mill”, Lynne Palmer’s exceptional Crane’s Mill-themed exhibit.

After speaking with Lynne Palmer about her exhibit, she graciously allowed us to photograph and share the paintings with you, our readers.

We are thrilled to display them here. These represent just some of the great pieces on display in the Towne Square Gallery until August 30. We encourage you to stop by to view them for yourself.