All About Successful Aging

Crane’s Mill, a senior living community in Essex County, New Jersey, is committed to the successful aging of its residents.

A Crane’s Mill resident uses the Telesensory Machine in our library.

The Crane’s Mill staff is continuously searching for new ways to ensure our residents are able to stay active and healthy throughout their retirement.

There are examples of this type of commitment to successful aging all around the campus. For instance, in our library, there is a Telensory Machine, which magnifies text and images in books up to 50 times their original size. This machine was brought to Crane’s Mill in part because of our resident low vision support group and their dedication to ensuring that people with vision impairment can still enjoy books, magazines, and other printed materials.

Another great example is the Hearing Loop technology installed in Hinman Hall. Here’s a link to an article that provides more details about the technology, and how Crane’s Mill uses it to keep our residents and guests “in the loop.”

We’ve heard of many more great things to come in the area of successful aging, and we’ll be sure to post about them right here on the Crane’s Mill Courier as we learn more.

Successful Aging Programs at Crane’s Mill

At Crane’s Mill, specialized staff, programming, clubs, and committees are dedicated to providing the technology and support needed so that all residents can remain active and healthy.

Examples include:

  • The Telesensory Machine in our library magnifies text and images up to 50 times to help those with low vision or vision impairment.
  • The Hearing Loop in Hinman Hall amplifies sound directly into a person’s hearing aid, so residents can better hear guest speakers, musicians, and more.
  • The Crane’s Mill campus, including all common areas, is fully accessible for any mobility level.

To learn more about how Crane’s Mill is always working towards giving our residents the very best retirement experience, call us at 973-276-6700 or click here to send us an email.

A Crane's Mill resident uses the Telesensory Machine in our library.

A Crane’s Mill resident uses the Telesensory Machine in our library.

A Look Inside the Crane’s Mill Library

Our continuing care retirement community is akin to moving to a small town, but everything’s connected by indoor walkways!

The Crane’s Mill Library is a popular spot in Towne Square. The library is completely resident-run, and includes an array of books including fiction, non-fiction, large print, and art. Plus, the library offers the latest issues of many periodicals, including the Star-Ledger, New York Times, AARP magazine, The New Yorker.

In addition to print, the library boasts two all-in-one desktop computers with internet access, a copy machine, and a Telensory machine that magnifies text and images up to 50x their original size.

Here is an inside look at some of our residents enjoying their library: