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.


 

Winter is Here—Stay Warm and Safe this Season

Here are some tips to stay secure all winter long.

Winter is here!

Winter is here! Here are some tips to help you stay safe and warm all season long!

Another winter season is upon us, and along with the majesty of the snowy trees and beauty of the holiday decorations come the dangers of icy roads, slippery walks, and bitter cold temperatures. As we age, it’s especially important to stay mindful of the outdoor conditions before heading out—or deciding to stay in—for the day.

For instance, if you have a doctor’s appointment that’s only a short drive away, and the roads seem fine, you may think it’s automatically ok to clean off the car, shovel your driveway, and head on your way. However, have you listened to a traffic report to hear how others are faring on the roads? Have you heard from relatives or friends on their own experiences getting around town?

Here’s a tip: always call ahead on snowy days. The doctor’s office will be able to advise if the area roads are ok, and, perhaps more importantly, if their own driveways and walkways are clear, dry, and safe.

Cold weather is another big concern. Did you know: at “a temperature of 0°F and a wind speed of 15 mph creates a wind chill temperature of -19°F, frost bite can occur in just 30 minutes?” (credit: businessinsider.com) Doctors warn that children and older adults are especially vulnerable.

What can you do? Always check the weather report not only for the temperature, but that all-important wind chill factor. This will help tell you how cold the outside air will feel to your skin, and help gauge whether to stay in, and if heading out, how heavy to bundle up!

We hope you stay safe and warm this holiday season, and check back for more on the winter season!

The Polar Express: A Look at our Residents’ Very Special Holiday Train Display

Crane’s Mill residents concoct, conduct lovely locomotives.

Crane’s Mill is a special community in large part because of its residents. Many come from Northern New Jersey and beyond, bringing their individual backgrounds and traditions to our lovely community. The holidays are a great example of many different residents coming together and celebrating, embracing their traditions and making new ones along the way. Here’s a great example of a wonderful Crane’s Mill tradition:

Tucked away in a corner of the Sycamore II building at Crane’s Mill is a magical train set created by a group of our most passionate and imaginative residents. Small in scale and big on creativity, this tiny town features a number of engines, box cars and a caboose or two. The tracks wind around many detailed buildings while rolling hills and life-like trees line the landscape.

We were lucky enough to be privy to its location, and are happy to share some photos with you below. Enjoy!

Winter Worries? Not This Year!

At Crane’s Mill, our residents enjoy the beauty of winter without any of the hassle. Here are just some of the ways our residents handle with winter season in stride:

Reserve your new home at Crane's Mill before the winter weather strikes!

Reserve your new home at Crane’s Mill before the winter weather strikes!

Snow Covered Car?
We shovel your parking space, clean off your car, and park you car back in your space.

Slippery Roads?
Our van and car service is fully included, ready to drive you for appointments, errands, and trips.

Food Shopping?
Our Corner Market is located inside Towne Square, and offers prepared foods, pantry items, dairy items, cold drinks, and more.

Dinner? (plus breakfast, lunch & snacks)
The Candleberry Dining Room, Heartwood Cafe, 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.

PLUS, we have apartments currently available for immediate occupancy, including:

Get in touch today to learn more: call 973-276-3001 or click here to send us an email.

The Best of 2014: A Look Back at Top Posts from the Crane’s Mill Courier Blog

Join us for a look back at the top posts from the Crane’s Mill Courier—the official blog for Crane’s Mill Retirement Community in West Caldwell, New Jersey.

2014 saw so many wonderful posts on our blog. Thanks to you, the readers, we’re always coming up with new ideas and new ways to share what’s going on at Crane’s Mill (and beyond).

We thought it would be fun to take a trip down memory lane and revisit the year that was—click the links below to view top 10 posts of 2014…enjoy!

In January, we celebrated National Thank You Month.

We had one cold, icy, snowy winter season…

…and a spectacular spring was a welcomed change!

Our first ever Interfaith Passover Dinner was a great success.

Our residents honored the Crane’s Mill ‘Mayor.’

We toured the Crane’s Mill Gift Box.

Location, location, location: why Crane’s Mill residents love living at 459 Passaic Avenue.

We remembered the past in a fun way.

The Cooking Channel’s ‘Spice Goddess’ Bal Arneson took center stage for our residents.

Our Crane’s Mill Overview Video premiered—over 150 proud residents and staff members were involved in the filming!

Do you agree with this year’s top post selections? What were your favorites? Do you have ideas of your own for what you’d like to see covered in the Crane’s Mill Courier? Let us know by clicking here, and we may include your ideas in an upcoming issue. Thanks for reading!

Plus, take a look even further back—review our Best of 2013 list here.