Happy Labor Day from Crane’s Mill

Happy Labor Day! We hope your day is full of fun times with family and friends.

At Crane’s Mill we’re readying a BBQ in the heart of Towne Square. Friends and neighbors are already beginning to gather, getting set to enjoy an array of grilled goodies that would make Bobby Flay salivate.

Have an excellent day and enjoy this unofficial sendoff to summer!

Join the Mill Club and Fill Your Calendar with Fun!

Mill Club offers New Jersey retirees a glimpse of the good life

“We wish we’d made our move earlier,” is something we hear often from residents at Crane’s Mill. There are simply so many fantastic services, amenities, activities and people that it’s no surprise once a resident moves in, they quickly realize the fun, carefree way of life at Crane’s Mill is one to envy.

Now you have a chance to experience a taste of this exclusive lifestyle before you make your move by joining the Mill Club.

Mill Club Membership Benefits include:

-12 complimentary dinners in our Candleberry Dining Room
-Complimentary use of our fitness center and pool
-One-time session with our personal trainer who will assess your strength and flexibility and then customize a fitness program tailored to your individual needs
-Priority knowledge of specific Apartments or Cottages that become available
-Personal assistance from a Professional Transition Counselor when you are ready to make your move
-Exciting day trips and weekend excursions
-Special luncheons for the Mill Club members only
-And much more!

Join the Mill Club today! Call us at 973-276-3001 or simply send us an email for more information.

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!

The Polar Express: A Look at our Residents’ Very Special Holiday Train Display

Crane’s Mill residents concoct, conduct lovely locomotives.

Crane’s Mill is a special community in large part because of its residents. Many come from Northern New Jersey and beyond, bringing their individual backgrounds and traditions to our lovely community. The holidays are a great example of many different residents coming together and celebrating, embracing their traditions and making new ones along the way. Here’s a great example of a wonderful Crane’s Mill tradition:

Tucked away in a corner of the Sycamore II building at Crane’s Mill is a magical train set created by a group of our most passionate and imaginative residents. Small in scale and big on creativity, this tiny town features a number of engines, box cars and a caboose or two. The tracks wind around many detailed buildings while rolling hills and life-like trees line the landscape.

We were lucky enough to be privy to its location, and are happy to share some photos with you below. Enjoy!

New Crane’s Mill Residents Welcomed In Style (As Always!)

This afternoon, we’re holding one of our regularly scheduled New Resident Mixers!

Crane's Mill residents socializing in Towne Square

When a new resident moves to Crane’s Mill, they are immediately welcomed by our Transition Counselor, along with many other staff members, and our resident-run welcoming committee. The idea is to make the person’s move to Crane’s Mill seamless, comfortable, and fun!

During their first week, new residents enjoy dinner invitations, a review of the activities calendar with our Director of Community programming, an overview of their apartment or cottage with our maintenance staff, and so much more.

In addition to this individualized attention, about every other month, we like to put aside an afternoon for our brand-new residents to come together with our resident welcoming committee and key staff members at our New Resident Mixer.

The mixer is a casual way for everyone to get to know each other. Wine, hot hors d’oeuvres, and more are served as new and existing residents mix and mingle. Then, staff introduces themselves, and each new resident tells the group a little bit about themselves.

We love hearing everyone’s stories of growing up, their professional careers, family lives, and what brought them to start this new chapter in their lives at Crane’s Mill.