Why Crane’s Mill Residents Love Our Location!

Crane’s Mill is located in West Caldwell, New Jersey. The retirement community’s location combines secluded nature with a convenient Essex County location.

Crane’s Mill residents love our location—it’s surrounded by nature yet close to everything.

‘459 Passaic Avenue’ sounds like a standard enough address. However, it’s anything but ordinary. Home to Crane’s Mill Continuing Care Retirement Community, 459 Passaic Avenue reads like a dream destination for those who like nature AND the allure of being in the heart of all the action.

The Crane’s Mill campus is situated on 48 beautiful acres with a Certified Wildlife Habitat and a picturesque pond. In addition, there are walking trails that lead to West Essex Park—a 1,361 acre park which is home to numerous trails, the Hatfield Swamp, and so much more.

Of course, that’s if you head west. If you leave the community via the main exit, you come to Passaic Avenue, which leads to the Caldwells to the North and Livingston to the South. In the Caldwells in particular, Crane’s Mill residents find themselves only one mile to shopping (Shop-Rite, Stop and Shop, Marshall’s, TJ Maxx, CVS, and many small shops, just to name a few), restaurants (Italian, Chinese, Japanese, American, and more!), and public transportation to New York City is across the street. Plus, downtown Montclair is only about 5 miles away, home to many acclaimed restaurants, shopping, and the Montclair Art Museum.

What’s more, Crane’s Mill is close to the Paper Mill Playhouse, Yogi Berra Stadium and Museum, the Turtle Back Zoo, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, and countless other cultural attractions, malls, and movie theaters.

Then, when residents return home to Crane’s Mill, they’re back in the serene, quiet setting that feels like miles away from anywhere—yet it’s only one mile away from everywhere.

Visit us for yourself—call us at 973-276-3001 to schedule a tour, or click here to visit our contact page.

Celebrate the Beauty of Winter at Crane’s Mill

Senior Living at Crane’s Mill provides the finest in apartments, cottages, food, services, amenities, and of course, the freedom to truly enjoy the winter season without concern for snow or ice.

What are you favorite winter memories? Ours include celebrating the holidays with family and friends. But sometimes, especially as we age, it becomes harder to enjoy the winter season because of snow, ice, and extreme cold weather.

For Crane’s Mill residents, those worries are a thing of the past. They can focus on doing the things they truly enjoy, like staying active and healthy, taking a swim in our indoor pool, reading a book by the fire, and enjoying restaurant-style dining—all without traipsing through the snow or driving on dangerous icy roads.

Here is a look at just some of the services and amenities offered at Crane’s Mill that keep our residents active and healthy all winter long:

SNOW COVERED CAR?
We shovel your parking space, clean off your car, and park your car back in your space.
SLIPPERY ROADS?
Our van and car service is fully included, ready to drive you for appointments, errands, and fun trips.
FOOD SHOPPING?
Our Corner Market is located inside Towne Square and offers prepared foods, pantry items, dairy case, cold drinks, and more.
DINNER? (plus breakfast, lunch, & snacks)
The Candleberry Dining Room, Heartwood Cafe, 4 Five 9, and Cherry Blossom Lounge are all located inside Towne Square. No need to go outside.
BORED?
Our indoor pool, state-of-the-art gym, daily exercise classes, movies, cultural programs, and more are all a short, indoor walk from every apartment.
HEALTHCARE NEEDS?
Our on-site wellness center provides everything from blood tests to an array of medical specialists.

Now is the time to make your move—call us at 973-276-6700 or click to schedule a tour before the next storm hits!

In winter, Crane’s Mill residents are able to truly embrace the beauty of the season.


 

Discovering the Best Retirement Location in New Jersey

If you’re searching for the best retirement location in New Jersey, you won’t need to look any further than Crane’s Mill in West Caldwell.

Our friends at Inside Jersey magazine wrote an exciting cover story on “Jersey’s Best Places to Retire.” Here’s an excerpt of how the magazine selected towns for the list:

“Using a specific methodology to narrow our search, Inside Jersey looked at cost of living and crime rates, culture and camaraderie. We tallied available health care services, including licensed internists, hospitals and long-term care agencies that provide preventive, rehabilitative and therapeutic services to patients in their homes. We tracked down museums, playhouses, art galleries, historic sites and other recreational opportunities. And we looked at each town’s unique character and livability. For example, can you walk to the local grocery store on well-maintained sidewalks? Are public and other transportation options readily available? What makes each town particularly welcoming to older adults?”

If Crane’s Mill were a town, it would likely rank #1. Here’s why:
Cost of living—Everything is included, from property taxes to housekeeping.
Available health care services—On-site health center and easy access to 3 top area hospitals (Mountainside, Morristown Medical and Saint Barnabas)
Long-term care and rehab—Top-rated health center provides care exclusively designed for seniors
Culture—We’re close to many museums, playhouses, historic sites and more. Plus, we bring in top performers, programs, lectures, and Towne Square plays host to an art gallery every day of the year, with art rotating every month.
Can you walk to the local grocery store?—You bet. We have a grocery store, The Corner Market, in Towne Square. It’s connected to every single apartment.
Public Transportation?—It’s included for every Crane’s Mill resident. Daily trips to shopping, errands, malls and more. Plus 4 doctor visits each month. No pass or cash needed, just say “hello” to the friendly driver and you’re on your way.

That’s quite a list, and really those are only the beginning of why Crane’s Mill is such a wonderful community for senior living. The apartments and cottages are simply extraordinary. Maintenance, landscaping and linen service are all included. The staff is top-notch, knows our residents by name and is available 24-7 in case of an emergency.

Ready to rank us for yourself? Stop by for a visit and peruse the Towne Square art gallery or click here to schedule a tour.

There’s goes that Crane’s Mill bus again…

Transportation is one of many services & amenities included at Crane’s Mill—an Essex County, New Jersey senior living community.

The Crane’s Mill Bus ready to roll

People see it everywhere … around town and beyond. It’s the Crane’s Mill bus! A friendly driver and our happy residents are on board, buzzing around for errands or just for fun. Make sure to wave next time you see them go by!

You might see residents on the Crane’s Mil bus heading to food shopping, pharmacies, malls, movie theaters, museums, New York City … the list is endless! With transportation fully included, our residents realize it’s the best way to get to where they need to go.

In addition to fun excursions, scheduling a trip for a doctor’s appointment is a breeze. Once a resident has an appointment set, they simply call down to our transportation department with the time and date, and can rest assured in knowing that the Crane’s Mill mini-van will be there to pick them them up at Towne Square, drive them to the appointment, and take them home when they’re finished.

For more on transportation, please call 973-276-6700.