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MEDIA ADVISORY: SOLD OUT: Marine Corps Major Discusses Role of Prayer In His Life at Cedar Crest Event on Tuesday, March 18th

Mar 13, 2014
POMPTON PLAINS, NJ - Cedar Crest will host a very special speaker for its 6th Annual Prayer Breakfast on Tuesday, March 18th at 9 a.m. in the community's Woodland Commons Conference Center. Major Matthew Kutilek, USMC will discuss prayer from the perspective of a soldier. This event is sold out. In 2001, Major Kutilek was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the Marine Corps. He deployed to Iraq as an infantry officer in 2004 and led his Marines in a variety of combat operations. In 2009 he deployed to Afghanistan. During this deployment as a Weapons Company commander while leading a...

Cedar Crest Opens New Coffee Bar at Community

Mar 11, 2014
POMPTON PLAINS, NJ - There's something good brewing at Cedar Crest! The community just opened up "Belmont Beans" a new coffee and espresso bar in the Belmont Clubhouse. Belmont Beans serves official Starbucks Coffee and espresso as well as a wide array of pastries, bagels and even continental breakfast. The coffee bar will also be providing customers with yogurt parfaits, blended smoothies and other healthy options including gluten free choices. "We aim to give our residents, staff and guests as many wonderful dining options as possible," said Cedar Crest Executive Director Cathy Guttman. "Belmont Beans provides a viable choice for...

MEDIA ADVISORY: Cedar Crest Gets Seriously Funny For A Great Cause

Mar 10, 2014
POMPTON PLAINS, NJ - In an effort to raise money for the Cedar Crest Resident Care Fund, the community will host an evening of comedy tomorrow, Tuesday, March 11 at 7 p.m., in the Belmont Clubhouse Performance Arts Center. The Resident Care Fund provides future financial support for residents who may find that they have exhausted their financial resources due to unforeseen circumstances such as long-term illness. Performing will be renowned comedian Billy Garan, who has opened for comics such as Robert Klein, Jay Leno and Jerry Seinfeld. In addition, the popular humorist and columnist from The Record newspaper Bill...

MEDIA ADVISORY: CEDAR CREST HOSTS STUDENTS FROM PASSAIC COUNTY TECHNICAL INSTITUTE'S TECH-TONE CHOIR FOR CONCERT

Feb 24, 2014
POMPTON PLAINS, NJ - Cedar Crest will host a very special program for Black History Month and to honor the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. when they host students from the Passaic County Technical Institute's Tech-Tone Choir on Wednesday, February 26th at 1:30 p.m. in a concert. The Tech-Tone Choir is a student organization of 9th to 12th graders who express themselves through artistic talent, as well as become involved in social and educational programs and activities. Prior to the performance by the students, residents will write down their own special "dreams" as a tribute to Dr. King. The...

Cedar Crest Names New Personal Moving Consultant

Nov 1, 2013
POMPTON PLAINS, NJ - Cedar Crest hired Anne Connor as its new Personal Moving Consultant. Anne will assist clients who will make the smart move to Cedar Crest by providing many complimentary planning and moving services.  Anne brings years of real estate sales, professional relocation services, and staging experience to her new role at Cedar Crest. She will inform her clients about current home sales trends, advise them on how to sell their house quickly, help them with deciding on what to bring with them to Cedar Crest, and suggesting the best ways to downsize in preparation for moving to their...

Two Kitchen Heroes Rise at Cedar Crest as Heroes Are Recognized Across The U.S. For Their Service

May 22, 2013
POMPTON PLAINS, NJ - They lathered up the bread, doled out deli meat as if they were dealing from a card deck and tantalized the taste buds of heroes. Who was this and what were they doing?  They were residents from the Cedar Crest retirement community who were participating in A Hero Will Rise - a competition to see who could build the best tasting hero sandwich at the community. This competition was extra special because the heroes were judged by everyday heroes- current and past members of the U.S. Military along with fire, security and EMS responders. The "Heroes"...

MEDIA ADVISORY: HEROES JUDGING HEROES DURING "A HERO WILL RISE" SANDWICH MAKING COMPETITION AT CEDAR CREST

Apr 30, 2013
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HEROES JUDGE HEROES IN "A HERO WILL RISE" SANDWICH MAKING COMPETITION AT CEDAR CREST

POMPTON PLAINS, NJ - Cedar Crest residents and chefs from the active-adult community will take part in a stupendous sandwich smackdown called A Hero Will Rise, to see who can create the most delectable hero sandwich on Thursday, May 2nd, beginning at 11:30 a.m. The contest is in honor of the approaching National Hoagie and Hero Day (May 5th). You can't have a contest without judges and there will be...

CEDAR CREST RESIDENTS HOLD CONCERT TO BENEFIT VICTIMS OF SUPERSTORM SANDY

Nov 12, 2012
POMPTON PLAINS, NJ - In an effort to help fellow New Jersey residents effected by devastating Superstorm Sandy, residents from the Cedar Crest retirement community will hold a special benefit concert to raise money for victims beginning at 7:30 p.m. tonight, Monday, November 12th at Cedar Crest's Performing Arts Center. Cedar Crest resident Bert Stromholm will play the accordion and will be accompanied by Brent and Crista Buswell, an accordionist and pianist respectively, from Vermont. Both Mr. and Mrs. Buswell are blind and travel throughout the area sharing their special music.  Residents are being asked to make a free will offering...

Cedar Crest's Commitment Towards Protecting the Environment Continues With New Waste Management Program

Apr 20, 2012
Food2Water Disposal System Will Drastically Reduce Food Waste at Active Adult Community and Lighten Load at Landfills POMPTON PLAINS, NJ - In its ongoing effort to contribute to the improvement of the environment, the Cedar Crest community is unveiling the latest in its environmentally-conscious initiatives that will reduce waste in landfills in a unique way, which will ultimately help decrease the space needed for garbage on the planet. The Franklin Lakes based company Food2Water is partnering with Cedar Crest in this initiative with a pilot program in one of Cedar Crest's restaurants.  The concept involves taking food waste - meat,...

Signs Pointing Toward Improvement in Senior Housing Market Throughout Country and New Jersey

Apr 5, 2012
Cedar Crest Active Retirement Community One Example, Which Shows Sales Increases in Several Key Areas - Including Settlements and Occupancy Rates POMPTON PLAINS, NJ - As the real estate market looks to rebound throughout the country, parts of the northeast and even here in New Jersey, there appears to be one bright spot that is illuminating positive growth - the senior housing market. As Baby Boomers and seniors search for housing, there is a true boon in rental rates at senior communities throughout the region. According to the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry the year...