Staying Fit All Winter Long

January is a lovely site here at Crane’s Mill in West Caldwell, New Jersey. However, along with the beauty of the snow on the ground come a number concerns, specifically for older adults. We will cover many of these as the weather continues to grow colder, but for today, let’s focus on a fun escape from the snow: the Crane’s Mill “Horseneck Gym.”

Pictured here, and situated in Towne Square next to the heated indoor swimming pool, the gym is a popular destination for residents looking to stay fit, healthy and active. All of the equipment is geared specifically for seniors, using features such as hydraulics to ensure less impact on joints.

We have a personal trainer on staff who is available for contracted sessions. He is also on-hand Monday through Friday to assist with teaching residents how to use the gym’s equipment and answer questions.

Towne Square: Our Community’s Central Spot

Any visit to Crane’s Mill starts with Towne Square—the community’s central spot for activities, dining, entertainment, and more!

Towne Square – the center of it all

A short, indoor walk from every apartment, Towne Square boasts a number of important destinations for our residents’ daily life. Each of our dining venues are located right in Towne Square. So, if you’re interested in a five-course, restaurant-style dinner in the Candleberry, a quick a-la-carte bite from the Heartwood Cafe, or groceries from the Corner Market, you simply follow the signs toward Towne Square.

Fitness and exercise are paramount as we age, and our gym and indoor pool are located just around the corner in the north end of Towne Square. We have aquatic fitness classes, water walking, and water aerobics in the pool, and a personal trainer and high-tech equipment in the gym.

Hinman Hall is right near the main entrances, and plays host to a variety of programs each week ranging from morning fitness classes and afternoon dance to informational lectures and live entertainment.

Bridge is a popular game at Crane’s Mill

For those looking to relax and spend time with friends, the Cherry Blossom Lounge provides a rich, club-like environment for games of Bridge and big screen TVs to watch the game.

Plus, we have a changing art gallery (this month we’re showcasing works from the Millburn Short Hills Art Cetner ), a bountiful library, and our resident-run Gift Box.

So, when you visit Crane’s Mill, be sure to take a walk around Towne Square and explore all the community’s central spot has to offer.

Staying Fit as the Weather Becomes Frightful

Yesterday marked the first snowfall of the year here at Crane’s Mill in West Caldwell, New Jersey. Along with the beauty of the snow on the ground come a number concerns, specifically for older adults. We will cover many of these as the weather continues to grow colder, but for today, let’s focus on a fun escape from the snow: the Crane’s Mill “Horseneck Gym.”

Pictured here, and situated in Towne Square next to the heated indoor swimming pool, the gym is a popular destination for residents looking to stay fit, healthy and active. All of the equipment is geared specifically for seniors, using features such as hydraulics to ensure less impact on joints.

We have a personal trainer on staff who is available for contracted sessions. He is also on-hand Monday through Friday to assist with teaching residents how to use the gym’s equipment and answer questions.

Please enjoy these wonderful photos and stay tuned as we will cover more about the gym, pool and exercise classes along with info on how Crane’s Mill helps its residents have fun and stay safe each winter.