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Redefined Dining Enhances Senior Living at Crane's Mill

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  Crane’s Mill Executive Director Craig Karczmer congratulates Executive Chef Peter Day on the impressive reinvention of the facility’s dining venues at the ribbon-cutting ceremony held in November. (l. to r.) Credits: Kristina Traficante
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  Crane’s Mill Continuing Care Retirement Community celebrates the reinvention of its dining venues at a ribbon-cutting ceremony held on November 16th. Pictured are (l. to r.): · Michael J Martin – RLPS Architects, Partner · Fred Weiss – Morrison Senior Dining  · J.D. Landis – Merlino Design Partnership · Sue Knapp – Morrison Senior Dining Services, Director Crane's Mill Dining Services · Jerry Nugent – Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey, President and CEO · Craig Karczmer – Crane's Mill Continuing Care Retirement Community, Executive Director · Pete Montesano – Del-Sano Construction, Project Superintendent · Mike Petronaci - Del–Sano Construction, Project Manager · Frank Muraca – Arch Consultants, Principal · Angelo DelRusso - Del–Sano Construction, Principal Credits: Kristina Traficante
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Crane’s Mill Continuing Care Retirement Community in West Caldwell showcases the latest trends in senior living with the unveiling of the community’s newly reinvented dining spaces. “We wanted to elevate our dining venues to reflect the beauty, warmth and vibrancy of our residents while offering them special places to socialize and enjoy a meal,” says Executive Director Craig Karczmer.

Borrowing ideas from top restaurants and cruise lines, Karczmer, working with Director of Food Services Sue Knapp and other professionals from dining vendor Morrison Dining, embarked on an ambitious plan to redefine the community’s restaurant, marketplace, and cafe venues. The results of the $1.7 million reinvention are impressive. Capitalizing on the soaring wooden beam ceilings and arch windows that define the town square’s grand foyer, the dining spaces are open, warm and inviting.

Center Stage features a huge stone hearth oven where diners can gather round to watch Executive Chef Peter Day prepare meals and conduct televised cooking classes. Candleberry Dining Room offers full nightly table service. For special occasions, residents can make reservations at the upscale 4Five9. The sleek design and open layout of Heartwood Café complements the marketplace’s nutritious select-your-own choices. At Cherry Blossom Lounge, key club residents can snack on hors d'oeuvres and enjoy drinks in a pub atmosphere.

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Thanks to careful planning and flawless execution, the elevated dining venues at Crane’s Mill nourish both body and soul.

Crane’s Mill Continuing Care Retirement Community is a program of Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey (LSM/NJ), a faith-based, statewide not-for-profit provider of compassionate, quality senior care services dedicated to helping older adults successfully age and live their lives to the fullest potential. Crane’s Mill Continuing Care Retirement Community offers independent living, assisted living, memory support and skilled nursing care on a 43-acre campus in West Caldwell, NJ.  For more information, call (973) 276-6700 or visit www.cranesmill.org.

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