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.

Currently Available: The Essex – One Bedroom with Den Senior Living Apartment at Crane’s Mill

We are excited to feature The Essex, a one bedroom with den senior living apartment—currently available for immediate occupancy at Crane’s Mill.

Are you ready to take the next step towards a carefree retirement lifestyle? Visit Crane’s Mill and view The Essex—it’s a unique floor plan featuring one bedroom, a cozy den, two full baths, a living/dining room, full kitchen, laundry, and a wonderful screened-in porch.

It comes fully stacked with modern appliances, brand new flooring, cabinets, and countertops. Upon becoming a resident, our maintenance team will help hand your pictures, mirrors, and more exactly where and how you desire.

Like all Crane’s Mill apartments, it’s completely worry-free. All of your home’s maintenance, including appliance repair/replacement, landscaping, and snow removal are our responsibility. So, whether you plan on sitting back and relaxing or getting out and getting active, you can do what you love without the concern of taking care of your home.

Interested in learning more? Call 973-276-3001 or click here to send us an email. We look forward to hearing from you!

The Essex - a one bedroom with den senior living apartment available at Crane's Mill.

The Essex – a one bedroom with den senior living apartment available at Crane’s Mill.