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Fox Run in the News

Here's what's been happening at Fox Run in Novi.

Public Invited to Attend Monthly Parkinson Support Group Meetings at Fox Run

Mar 21, 2014
NOVI, MI (March 21, 2014) - The public is invited to attend Parkinson Support Group meetings that are held the first Tuesday of each month at Fox Run retirement community, 41000 Thirteen Mile Road in Novi, MI. The meetings, which are free, are held from 3 -4 p.m. in the Ascot Club House (2 nd Floor Music Room). They are open to individuals with Parkinson and to caregivers For more information contact Ruthann Lapham, Social Worker, at Tel: 248-668-8633.

Fox Run Residents Now Making Model Railroad of Novi's Pere Marquette Line (circa 1950)

Feb 18, 2014
NOVI, MI (March 1, 2014) - Members of Fox Run retirement community's model railroad club in Novi, MI,  are now constructing a miniature replica of the Pere Marquette railroad line (circa June 1950) that still runs through Novi on the same tracks originally laid in about 1875. The club is also making models of Novi buildings from that year. They have mapped out different cities in the area such as Plymouth and Milford and have researched photographs of that era to assure accuracy in design. The double-track railroad line consists of HO-scale trains that comprise four locomotives and 200 cars...

Fox Run Partners with Walled Lake Continuing Education

Feb 12, 2014
NOVI, MI (February 12, 2014) -- Fox Run retirement community in Novi is now partnering with Walled Lake Continuing Education to provide enrichment classes to its residents. There are three different courses being offered: Spanish, Beginner Computer Classes and Intermediate Computer Classes. The class schedules are as follows: Beginning Spanish: Every Monday for eight weeks. Beginner Computer Class (held in the Ascot computer lab): Every Saturday for eight weeks. Intermediate Computer Class (held in the Ascot computer lab): Every Thursday for eight weeks.

Fox Run Volunteer Makes, Gives Models to Honor Military Veterans

Feb 6, 2014
NOVI, MI (February 6, 2014) - Sean Tracy, a volunteer at Fox Run retirement community, is honoring veterans in a unique way: by building and giving models to veterans of the airplanes, tanks or ships for which they were associated during their military service. He has been working on the Veterans Model Project for the past four years and has already built more than 150 models. He wants to build and give a free model to every veteran who wants one. He has spent more than $6,500 of his own money to-date on paints and supplies. Tracy has built models...

Fox Run Marks Record Occupancy n 2013

Feb 3, 2014
NOVI, MI (February 3, 2014) - Fox Run retirement community marked record occupancy in 2013 with 99 percent billed occupancy attained, an increase of 6.4 percent over the prior year. In addition, a total of 595 people were members of the Priority List in 2013, an increase of 25 percent over the prior year. People moved to Fox Run from Oakland County, Macomb County, Wayne County, and Livingston County, with some moving from as far north as Glennie, MI, and as far south as Monroe, MI.  Some even moved from Connecticut.  A total of 1,020 people now live at Fox...

Erica Patterson is Fox Run's 2013 Leader of the Year

Dec 23, 2013
NOVI, MI (December 24, 2013) --  Erica Patterson, Director of Nursing for Fox Run, has been named the retirement community's 2013 Leader of the Year. Patterson was promoted from Assistant Director of Nursing to Director of Nursing a year ago.  She has been focused on improving the clinical systems and care delivery at Fox Run's continuing care neighborhood.  As a result of her leadership, there has been significant improvement in the clinical measures of care and resident satisfaction.  Resident satisfaction in skilled nursing is now in the 95 th percentile in the industry. Patterson, according to her colleagues, walks into...

Fox Run Scores Highest Industry Percentile in 2013 Resident Satisfaction Survey

Dec 19, 2013
NOVI, MI (December 19, 2013) -- Fox Run retirement community today reported it did exceptionally well in its  2013 Resident Satisfaction Survey. The overall mean in independent living  increased from 87.7% to 89.7% . This marked Fox Run's highest score ever and put it in in the 90 th percentile in the national senior housing industry.  . Each year the Holleran Company gives out awards for individual questions that scored in the 90 th percentile in the industry.  This year Fox Run had a record 39 questions that fell into the 90 th percentile. "My favorite question on the survey...

Fox Run's Arts a la Carte Committee Explores Detroit's Vibrant Arts/Culture Scene

Dec 3, 2013
NOVI, MI (December 3, 2013) -- Pat Smith spent her career as a teacher. She's retired now, but in a unique way she is still helping people learn. Pat leads Fox Run retirement community's  Arts a la Carte committee, which organizes monthly outings for residents to take advantage of Detroit's vibrant arts and culture scene. The Arts a la Carte committee launched in 2011. Over the last couple of years, Fox Run residents have attended a number of operas, orchestra performances, and plays, and explored a variety of museums. Fox Run provides shuttle buses, and the committee secures group ticket...

Fox Run Offers Brief, Helpful Tips for Beating the Winter Blues

Dec 3, 2013
NOVI, MI (December 3, 2013) -- Nearly everyone gets the winter blues now and then. The days are shorter, the nights are longer, and the cold air nips at the nose, making isolation more common this time of year. Fox Run retirement community offers the following brief, helpful tips for beating the winter blues: Stay Social and Active This allows people to maintain interactive relationships with others their age. If people get involved in clubs/activities to keep themselves  active, they are more likely to stay motived to participate, and stay socially engaged. Learning new things, challenging oneself, and keeping the...

Fox Run Residents Operate Their Own TV Studio

Nov 8, 2013
NOVI, MI (November 8, 2013) - Fox Run residents are operating a fully-functioning, closed circuit  television studio out of their Novi, MI, retirement community, producing original content on-site, shooting and then editing the film to make professional-grade video. Under the guidance of Michael O'Hara and Richard Coulter, the Community TV Coordinators at Fox Run, the residents produce three live shows each week, as well as documentaries, interview segments and other community programming on Channel 13. "The residents are really passionate about being involved in the programming," O'Hara said. "They enjoy having an input into what they watch on Channel 13. ...