Meet The Author: Author, Crane’s Mill Resident to Sign His Book

Book Signing & Lecture with Crane’s Mill Resident Gene Kesselman

Author of Letters from Grandpa: A primer for life 

Thursday, October 5th • 2:00 p.m.
Hinman Hall at Crane’s Mill
459 Passaic Avenue, West Caldwell

RSVP: Call 973-276-3070 or click here to send an email.

Leaving a Living Legacy to your grandchildren

Learn how to teach your grandchildren their roots and family history. Kesselman will also discuss how to share your own life’s lessons and wisdom with your grandchildren and teach them about self confidence, self respect, and much more.

The letters in this book follow one of three distinct themes: America 80 years ago, the author’s life and times, and ideas to assist in their personal development. The first allows his grandchildren to understand and appreciate the very different America in which he grew up. The second tells them who he was and how he came to be who he is today. The last group of letters makes them aware of productive personality traits, communication skills, and mind set that will facilitate all their endeavors throughout their lives.

It is truly a primer for life for you and your family.

Books are available on Amazon or at this signing event.

Free 3-Part Seminar Series Designed for Those with Aging Parents

Don’t miss this evening seminar series curated exclusively to help those with aging parents.

Finally—a series of free programs designed specifically to help children of seniors navigate through the challenging aging process.

Programs take place on three consecutive Tuesday evenings beginning October 10th at 6:30 p.m. Guests are invited to attend all three programs or select the ones that best suit their needs.

Click on the event names below for further information on each program:

Save Yourself the Aggravation: Plan Now, ‘Cause Your Parents Don’t Want To
Tuesday, October 10th
6:30 p.m. (light dinner will be served)
RSVP required: Call 973-276-3070 or click here to send an email.

Navigating Medicare as a Caregiver
Tuesday, October 17th
6:30 p.m. (light dinner will be served)
RSVP required: Call 973-276-3070 or click here to send an email.

Healthy, Wealthy, & Wise: 10 of the Most Common Elder Law Questions
Tuesday, October 24th
6:30 p.m. (light dinner will be served)
RSVP required: Call 973-276-3070 or click here to send an email.

Crane’s Mill Events Calendar – Plan Your Next Visit Today!

Things are really heating up at Crane’s Mill!

Mark-your-calendarEach year our events calendar fills up with all sorts of fun and educational programs in spring and summer, and this year it’s bigger and better than ever!

In 2017, we have tons to offer including “Live! at Crane’s Mill” and our Spring Speaker Series. Plus, we’re always adding programs, so be sure to check back often to see what’s new!

Check out our full events calendar by clicking here, and plan your next visit today!

You’re Invited – Summer Lecture Series at Crane’s Mill

Visit Crane’s Mill for our special Summer Lecture Series!

All programs begin at 1:30 p.m.
RSVP for one or all by calling 973-276-3070 or click here to send an email.

Part 1: Wednesday, June 15. Presented by Dr. Jonathan Rose. Today the mass media is trusted by just 40 percent of Americans—and only 11 percent of those aged 18 to 24. Newspapers, newsmagazines, and network news broadcasts are dying. Younger readers especially get their news by scanning a host of blogs and websites, all of which offer very different versions of reality, none of which carry any real authority. Jonathan Rose, an expert in the history of reading, shows that this skepticism is not new: in fact it is much older than newspapers themselves. He explains why readers throughout history have distrusted what they read, and he traces denunciations of what we now call the “lamestream media” all the way back to Socrates.

Part 2: Wednesday, July 20. Even though New Jersey is one of the smallest states, it’s packed with tons of history. This class will examine some of the sites and events that put our state on the map. From deserted villages, a castle, the country’s oldest seaside hotel, canals, railroads, America’s first coast-to-coast highway, and “the trial of the century,” our little state has made its mark.

Part 3: Wednesday, August 24. An uncle and a niece, Solomon and Peggy Guggenheim separately began collecting “modern” art in the mid-twentieth century and wound up changing the art world forever. They not only each established museums, they created the first artistic “brand.” Today cities all over the world want to replicate the “miracle of Bilbao” and have their very own Guggenheim. Come learn their incredible story.

Spring Seminar Series – Meet the Speakers

Don’t miss this series starting on April 26, and continuing for five consecutive Tuesday afternoons.

Plan for a successful future with this special free seminar series!

RSVP for any and all dates by calling 973-276-3070 or click here to send us an email.

Part 1: Choosing a Continuing Care Retirement Community
Tuesday, April 26, 2:00 p.m.
Presented by Karla Traficante, Director of Sales & Marketing, Crane’s Mill

Join Karla Traficante for an impartial look into senior living options. Karla will cover the financial and emotional process of deciding on your retirement living future, along with resources for information, downsizing, support, and more. Karla has many years of experience in all different areas of senior living and is excited to present this program and answer your questions.

Part 2: Emotional Considerations
Tuesday, May 3, 2:00 p.m.
Presented by Bonnie Malajian, LCSW

Bonnie Malajian will lead an interactive discussion about the emotional and psychological considerations that may arise when planning for your retirement. Bonnie is a renowned industry expert and her presentation is not to be missed.

Part 3: Financial Advisor Roundtable
Tuesday, May 10, 2:00 p.m.
Presented by Kostas Koufidis, Certfied Financial Planner, Investment Specialist;Brian D. Singleton J.D., ChFC, CLU, Director of Advanced Markets; John Tumminia, Jr., Financial Services Representative, all of the MetLife Solutions Group.

Get the financial tools you need to begin, or continue, to flourish during your retirement. These three financial experts will hold a roundtable discussion based on your financial needs, including how to keep your funds safely growing throughout your retirement years.

Part 4: Healthy, Wealthy, & Wise: 10 of the Most Common Elder Law Questions
Tuesday, May 17, 2:00 p.m.
Presented by Thomas Murphy, Esq., Eldercare Attorney, The Murphy Law Firm LLC

Join Thomas M. Murphy, Esq., for a discussion of elder law, estate planning, veteran’s aid and attendance pension benefits, advanced directives, long-term custodial care, special needs, guardianship and medicaid planning.

Part 5: Real Estate & Downsizing
Tuesday, May 24, 2:00 p.m.
Presented by two industry experts specializing in senior real estate.

When planning a move, it can be a balancing act of looking ahead to your exciting new home, while dealing with aspects of your old house, including getting top dollar in an ever-changing real estate market, and working on whittling down items you may no longer need. Luckily, the right realtor and downsizer can make all the difference. For instance, a downsizer may be able to help you make decisions on what to keep, donate, or sell, while aslo helping you pack and unpack boxes. Learn more about these important services at this special program.