Happy St. Patrick’s Day from your Friends at Crane’s Mill

We hope your St. Patrick’s Day is filled with fun!

At Crane’s Mill, our residents are gearing up for our annual St. Patrick’s Day social, which is typically well-attended, and is always a blast. You can bet there will be plenty of green clothing and accessories, and perhaps an Aran sweater or two!

Happy Saint Patrick's Day from your friends at Crane's Mill

Save the Date: Crane’s Mill Community Health Fair

Don’t miss our fourth annual Community Health Fair on Saturday, September 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Save the Date: Crane's Mill Health Fair, Saturday, September 20, 2014

This year, we’re gearing up for an even bigger, more exciting day of healthy fun at Crane’s Mill! We have top hospitals, doctors, practitioners, and more on board and ready to provide screenings and info for our guests.

Plus, our lineup of interactive fitness classes is shaping up to be a fun time for all attendees, regardless of age or mobility.

In anticipation of this year’s event, please click the link below to view photos from last year’s health fair:

View photos from the 2013 Crane’s Mill Health Fair

How Seniors Celebrate National Social Media Day #alwayskeeplearning

Happy Social Media Day #markyourcalendar

A resident uses her iPad in the Cherry Blossom Lounge

It seems there really is a “day” for everything nowadays. When looking at a calendar, it’s cluttered with all kinds of celebrations—some honor desserts, like Chocolate Chip Cookie Day (May 15); our book club enjoys National Read a Book Day (September 6); and you can bet we at Crane’s Mill are gearing up for National Bocce Day (August 13).

So, when we looked at our calendar this morning, we weren’t surprised to see that today is a “day”…National Social Media Day, in fact. You might ask, what does National Social Media Day have to do with seniors, or a retirement community?

First off, if you’re reading this blog post, then you’re already participating in one form of social media! Our blog is a fun, effective way to get the word out about our community on an ongoing basis. It is read by people interested in senior living, our residents, their family members, and more. By reading the articles and sharing with your friends, you’re well on your way to becoming a social media mavin!

Second, have you watched the Crane’s Mill videos on our YouTube page? YouTube is another form of social media, focused on people and businesses sharing videos with one another. We utilize our YouTube page to show off our community’s unique visual character and have our residents and staff share their stories.

Also, Crane’s Mill, along with many other resources for seniors, has a Facebook page. You can visit ours by clicking here. On Facebook, we continue to reach out to a whole new set of people, those looking to keep up with Crane’s Mill, along with friends and businesses, on a one-stop, easy-to-navigate website.

Chances are, your children and grandchildren are avid Facebook users. What once was the domain of the youngsters has now crossed over to people of all ages, and the number of senior users continues to grow each day. Continue reading

Crane’s Mill Celebrated Mardi Gras with Food and Fun For All!

Crane’s Mill Retirement Community treated guests to food, games, prizes, and more on Fat Tuesday!

What a fun event! Guests and staff came together for an outstanding afternoon filled with food and fun for all.

Executive Chef Peter Day offered up crawfish dip, crab cakes, muffuletta sandwiches, cajun shrimp skewers, and more. To wash it down? A virgin “Hurricane” beverage that was a fruity treat.

Not to be outdone, our residents enjoyed an elegant Mardi Gras celebration later in the afternoon in the Cherry Blossom Lounge, which served as an aperitif prior to an indulgent dinner in the Candleberry Dining Room.

Don’t miss our next fun event. Visit the Crane’s Mill events page on our website, and check back often as we’re always adding new and exciting programs to the calendar.

Here are some fun photos from the event: