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.

Celebrating Older Americans Month!

Join us in celebrating Older Americans Month!

Each May, we give thanks and celebrate a number of occasions: we’ve had dozens (and dozens and dozens!!) of floral bouquets delivered for Mother’s Day, our plants and trees are blooming, and the birds are chirping up a storm!

On top of all that, it turns out that May is also Older Americans Month! Plus, it’s the 50th anniversary of the Older Americans Act, aimed at promoting healthy aging and tackling serious issues that older members of our population may face, like disease and abuse.

At Crane’s Mill, residents are at the forefront of healthy aging. Each apartment is connected to Towne Square, providing indoor access to exercise classes, a state-of-the-art fitness center, indoor pool, and so much more. So, regardless of the weather, residents have access to an array of options to stay active.

A slightly further walk north (also completely indoors) takes residents to our wellness center. There, residents have access to our Wellness Director—an RN whose job is to manage the health and well-being of our independent living residents—as well as our Medical Director, an array of specialists, and even access to lab work. Imagine that—an early morning walk through our interconnected buildings to have a fasting blood test, followed by breakfast in the Heartwood Cafe!

Follow this link to learn more about the Older Americans Act.

We’re happy to celebrate this month, and are always looking for new ways to keep our residents happy, safe, and healthy as they age. To learn more about Crane’s Mill, call 973-276-6700 or click here to visit our contact page. We look forward to hearing from you!

Photos from the Third Annual Crane’s Mill Community Health Fair

View a number of wonderful photographs from the 2013 Crane’s Mill Community Health Fair! Be sure to join us in 2014…our health fair gets better and better every year!

This year, Crane’s Mill Continuing Care Retirement Community in Essex County, NJ, welcomed over 150 guests to Towne Square for its annual Community Health Fair! It was an amazing event, featuring live Zumba and fitness classes, health screenings, evaluations, snacks, prizes, giveaways, and even a spectacular performance from our belly dancer!

Don’t miss our next fun event! Stay tuned to the events page on the Crane’s Mill website for all the latest—we look forward to seeing you soon. In the meantime, here are a number of fun photos from the Health Fair (click on each one to view full size):

Special thanks to all of our vendors, including Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Morristown Medical Center, HackensackUMC Mountainside, and The Health Center at Crane’s Mill, along with all of the doctors and practitioners who took part in this year’s event:

Caring People Home Healthcare
The Doctors’ Office Urgent Care
Genesis Rehabilitation
Gurian Vision & Hearing
Dr. Glenn Malat, Optometrist
Massage Envy
Smorra Chiropractic
Sky Club Fitness 24/7
Zumba Gold