March is National Nutrition Month

It seems like every month is now “national something month,” doesn’t it?

Healthy FoodWith that said, here’s one we are happy to get behind: National Nutrition Month! Every March, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics leads the country on a campaign “designed to focus attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.”

For Crane’s Mill residents, nutrition and physical activity are paramount, and they’re happy and lucky to have the tools to succeed. For instance, in the Heartwood Cafe and Candleberry Dining Room, our independent living residents have healthy choices available to them each and every day. Of course, they can choose to have a slice of pizza or a hamburger if the mood strikes, but the salad bar, vegetable omelets, fresh fruit, plus low sodium meals and heart-healthy options, are always available.

In our Health Center, our registered dietician works with each resident, their doctor, and their family to design a custom menu to meet their dietary needs.

On the physical activity front, we think Crane’s Mill gets another A+, as exercise classes are offered every day in Hinman Hall, aquatic fitness sessions take place multiple times each week, and our fitness center is open 24 hours a day!

Here’s to a healthy month for one and all!

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Crane’s Mill to Host Live, Interactive Cooking Demo

Executive Chef Arthur Marston will take “Center Stage” to for a healthy cooking demo. Char Arthur is the driving force behind one of Northern New Jersey’s top senior living communities, and he’s eager to share a program of healthful, tasty cooking tips and techniques.

Event: Interactive Cooking Demo with Executive Chef Arthur Marston
Details: Enjoy a taste of the good life as our Executive Chef Arthur Marston presents a cooking demo live at Center Stage. Chef Arthur will prepare a healthy meal while sharing tips of the trade and answering your questions! Small samples will be served. Space is very limited; RSVP required for all attendees.
RSVP to 973-276-3070 or click here to send us an email.
Location: Crane’s Mill Continuing Care Retirement Community 459 Passaic Avenue, West Caldwell, NJ 07006
Date: Thursday, January 29, 2015
Time: 1:00 p.m.

Join us on January 29th for an interactive cooking demo

Crane’s Mill Hosted Healthy New Year Event

Crane’s Mill, a continuing care retirement community in West Caldwell, sponsored a kick-off to a healthy New Year on January 15, 2014 for residents in the West Essex area. The program featured a healthy lifestyle theme, with an emphasis on diet and exercise.

Presenters included: Evelyn Minolfo (second from right), registered dietitian at the ShopRite of West Caldwell; and Maestro David Dworkin (center), of CONDUCTORCISE. After a lively presentation on healthy eating, participants enjoyed a natural and invigorating upper body workout while listening to the music of John Philip Sousa, Johann Strauss, and Mozart. Pictured with the presenters are Kristopher Almquist (left), Karla Traficante (second from left) and Thomas Ragusa(right), all from the Crane’s Mill Marketing Department.