There are many perceptions when it comes to senior living communities. Some of us maintain outdated visions of old-fashioned nursing homes from years’ past, institutional meals, and rows of wheelchairs. The reality at Crane’s Mill could not be further from these perceptions.

Each day, Crane’s Mill residents enjoy a beautiful, modern atmosphere with amenities one might find in an upscale resort. Thanks to continued reinvestment in the community, the campus maintains a brand-new feel. Recently renovated areas include the wellness center, indoor pool and hot tub, fitness center, entertainment room, bistro, and a covered patio complete with heaters and a fire pit.

Outdoors, the campus is a Certified Wildlife Habitat with plenty of wide-open space, a serene pond, and wooded walking trails.

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Resident programming at Crane’s Mill is second-to-none. More than 200 programs appear on each month’s calendar, including lectures from university professors, doctors, and published authors, professional entertainment, interactive projects, and many more.

Meals are anything but institutional. Menus are created by executive chef Dominic Ackerman, and executed with the assistance of a top-notch culinary team that includes a Culinary Institute of America-trained pastry chef. Residents have an array of choices and, much like a restaurant, can choose from daily specials and always-available favorites.

The people, programming, and upscale environment combine to make Crane’s Mill a one-of-a-kind community that must be seen to be believed. Schedule your tour by calling 973-276-6700 or visit to learn more.


About Crane’s Mill

Crane’s Mill is a life plan retirement community located on 48 scenic acres in West Caldwell, New Jersey. A part of Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey, Crane’s Mill offers independent living apartments and cottages with the promise of excellent healthcare for the future. Levels of care include assisted living, memory support, rehabilitation, and long-term skilled nursing, with home care, palliative, and hospice care available on site.