Pets Are Welcome at Crane’s Mill

Crane’s Mill is a Pet Friendly Community

Did You Know? Crane’s Mill Retirement Community in West Caldwell, NJ, gladly welcomes cats, dogs, and more in our independent living apartments and cottages.

Crane’s Mill welcomes pets in our independent living apartments and cottages.

When considering a move to a retirement community, people can be faced with a lot of decisions, like what kind of apartment or cottage should I choose, what contract type fits my budget, what personal belongings can I bring, and can I bring my pet?

Crane’s Mill has easy answers for two of those tough questions:

1. Consider a downsizing professional to help with your personal belongings. (In fact,we offer a move-in incentive to help new residents with their downsizing costs!)

2. If you have a pet, your furry friend is more than welcome in our community.

Many Crane’s Mill residents have cats, and there are even some dogs—we just ask that they are small dogs, and live on the first floor for easy access to our walking paths. In our cottages, which are freestanding from our main building, residents are welcome to have larger dogs.

Pets can be such wonderful companions. They can provide a warm, cuddly buddy while reading or watching TV, help to keep us on a regular routine, and even provide some exercise and activity when we take them on walks or have playtime.

Plus, according to multiple studies, there are measurable health benefits of pet ownership, including lower blood pressure and reduced stress, anxiety, and loneliness.

We do have some restrictions, so for full info on our pet policy, we ask that you please call us at 973-276-6700 or click here to contact us.

Did You Know? Crane’s Mill has a Dedicated Memory Support Unit.

Part of our Assisted Living Facility, our Memory Support Unit at Crane’s Mill is an important part of the continuum of care offered in our community.

Many people are aware of the wonderful independent living area of Crane’s Mill, home to the well-appointed apartments and cottages, dining options, trips, live entertainment, and more. Plus, people are familiar with our skilled nursing and sub-acute rehab areas, which are open to Crane’s Mill residents and members of the greater community to help after a hospital stay or illness.

What you may not know is that 18 of our 66 Assisted Living apartments are part of a specifically designated Memory Support Unit. This spacious, secure, and beautifully-designed environment has specialized staffing, dining, and recreational programs specially geared to those living with memory challenges.

You can learn more about the Health Center at Crane’s Mill by clicking here, or by calling us at 973-276-3016.

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.


 

Seniors Looking to Stay Healthy and Fit—Consider Taking a Swim!

At Crane’s Mill, we have an indoor pool and hot tub, perfect for keeping you active and healthy all year long.

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A water aerobics class in the Crane’s Mill pool

We are always looking for the latest news on healthy aging. One topic that of course remains at the top of the list for feeling your best for longer is keeping fit and active.

One great way to achieve fitness is swimming. Swimming is considered low-impact, and is easy on the joints. So it’s perfect for everyone from the “Mr. Olympia’s” among us to novice seniors who are just beginning an exercise program.

Swimming can be great for movement, cardiovascular health and the overall mental health benefits that come from exercising in a fun way with friends.

Of course, you should consult your physician before beginning any exercise program. For more on swimming, we found an article “10 Health Benefits of Swimming” that you may find interesting.

Crane’s Mill residents enjoy the benefit of having an indoor swimming pool and hot tub located right inside Towne Square. For those of you who haven’t been to visit our community, try to picture your favorite hotel. You leave your room, and simply walk down the hallway to take a swim. That’s exactly the set-up at Crane’s Mill.

Residents do not need to go outside to get to an array of services and amenities, not the least of which is our swimming pool. It’s open every day from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

A few mornings each week, there are programs such as water aerobics, lap swim and water walking. So if you like to stay fit or simply like to splash around with your grandchildren, our pool is likely to be one of your favorite spots on campus.

Wellness and Healthy Aging

At Crane’s Mill, our independent living residents have supportive services at their fingertips to help them stay active and healthy as they age.

A Crane's Mill resident visits the Wellness Office

A Crane’s Mill resident visits the Wellness Office

Crane’s Mill residents enjoy the privacy, independence, and luxury they’ve earned with the peace of mind that comes from knowing that world-class healthcare is only a short, indoor walk form their front doors.

The Wellness Center is located just steps away, and is home to our medical director, wellness director, and a number of specialists including a podiatrist, gastroenterologist, chiropractor, and more. Residents can utilize the Wellness Center to have their vitals checked, have blood drawn, or for a variety of other healthcare services.

On the home front, help is available at the push of a button. Upon moving to Crane’s Mill, each resident receives an emergency pendant that works anywhere on the campus. Pushing the button sends a signal directly to our nursing department, and the emergency is addressed promptly by a medical professional.