Taste & Tour – January 17 & 31

Experience a taste of Crane’s Mill!

Our thriving, independent living community offers residents a number of ways to stay active, independent, and fit while they age.

At this special event, guests will enjoy a small taste of what the community has to offer, including a look at its services, amenities, healthcare, contract options, and more. Plus, the information will all be served over a light lunch in one of our fantastic independent living apartments.

Want to join in the fun? Choose your date call to RSVP. Hurry, space is limited and reservations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

Crane’s Mill Taste & Tour
Wednesday, January 17 & Wednesday, January 31
12:00 Noon

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

Residents’ December Calendar Filled with Entertainment, Trips, and More

Have you seen the December Millstream calendar yet?

Mark-your-calendarThis month is filled with all sorts of activities aimed at entertaining, educating, and engaging our residents.

The month kicked off with a trip to the Frelinghuysen Arboretum to view their Gingerbread Wonderland Display, our annual horse & carriage event featuring breakfast with Santa, and the long-running tradition of the Crane’s Mill resident chorus concert and tree lighting.

Last week, residents went out to see the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and stayed home (in Hinmnan Hall) for performances by Women’s Song Choral, Reeds, Rhythm & All That Brass, The Belle Tones, and Vocalist Karl Marmo.

This afternoon, residents will enjoy a holiday social, and tomorrow’s white elephant party and Karickter Duet performances should be a lot of fun.

Want to see the whole calendar? Visit our Millstream page by clicking here, and you’ll see all the activities and outings for yourself.

6 Inspirational Quotes About Aging for the Young at Heart

When you walk around Crane’s Mill, you’ll see residents in independent living ranging from their 60’s to over 100 years of age!

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It’s really quite amazing to speak with people about aging, and how staying young at heart can be just as important as diet and exercise when it comes to “staying young.”

With that in mind, here are six quotes we found to be thought-provoking—we hope you enjoy!

“Today is the oldest you’ve ever been, and the youngest you’ll ever be again.” Eleanor Roosevelt

“Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age. And dreams are forever.” Walt Disney

“Too many people, when they get old, think that they have to live by the calendar.” John Glenn

“Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.” Betty Friedan

“It’s paradoxical that the idea of living a long life appeals to everyone, but the idea of getting old doesn’t appeal to anyone.” Andy Rooney

“Grow old with me! The best is yet to be.” Robert Browning

What do you have to say about aging? Let us know by sending an email, and we just might feature your quote in a future blog post!

Families Should Be Proactive When Considering Senior Living Options

Have you read our very own Barbara Davey’s Q&A piece from a recent edition of the Star-Ledger?

Residents enjoying a chat in Towne Square.

Residents enjoying a chat in Towne Square.

You can access the piece here, and be sure to check back and let us know your thoughts!

Barbara chats with readers about independent living, assisted living, rehabilitation, and more! As our very own “hospital lady,” Barbara’s expertise comes from over 25 years of working in the industry. We think you’ll find she is a valuable resource.

Click here to visit the article, then be sure to click here to send us an email to discuss.

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!

For more on National Nutrition Month, visit eat right.org.