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

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. ...

Public Invited to October 22 "Authors LIVE Luncheon!" at Fox Run

Oct 3, 2013
NOVI, MI (October 3, 2013) - The public is invited to attend a Tuesday, October 22, Noon - 2 p.m.,  "Authors LIVE Luncheon!"  in Fox Run retirement community's Belmont Clubhouse, 41000 Thirteen Mile Road that will feature authors Allison Leotta ("Speak of the Devil"), Teresa Irish ('A Thousand Letters Home") and Monica Wood ('When We Were the Kennedys") discussing their books and the creative process. The cost is $18 per person. Seating is limited. To RSVP call Annie Kennedy (Tel: 248-668-8689). Synopsis of Allison Leotta's book: On the very night she gets engaged to the man she loves, sex-crimes prosecutor...

Michigan's Top Dog to be Crowned September 28 at Fox Run's "Strut Your Mutt" Dog Show

Sep 24, 2013
WHAT: A "Strut Your Mutt" Dog Show at Fox Run retirement community in Novi. MI, in which nearly 50 Maltase, Poodles, Terriers, and Siberian Husky's will compete for Michigan's "Top Dog" honor. The dogs are pets of Fox Run residents and staff. WHEN/WHERE: Saturday, September 28 (from 10:30 a.m. - Noon) in the Ascot Clubhouse parking lot near the pond at Fox Run, 41000 Thirteen Mile Road, Novi, MI. SPECIFICS: The "Strut Your Mutt" Dog Show will begin with the playing of the song "Who Let the Dogs Out." As each dog and dog owner is called, he and she...

Fox Run Art Exhibit Celebrates Detroit Pride and its Glory Years

Sep 18, 2013
NOVI, MI (September 18, 2013) - An exhibit of 8 pieces of commissioned artwork and 11 pieces of photography celebrating Detroit's pride and its glory years is now on display at Fox Run retirement community, 41000 Thirteen Mile Road, in Novi, MI. It is open to the public. Included in the exhibit are: Downtown Detroit during the 1930's, 1940's and 1950's.  Detroit docks with the Boblo Boat.  Detroit Central Train Station.  Book-Cadillac Hotel.  Fox Theatre.  Belle Isle Conservatory.  Artwork also includes Detroit brand favorites, including Faygo Pop, Vernors Pop, Sanders Fudge, Strohs Beer The photographs range in size from 18"...

Fox Run Residents vs. Staff Water Volleyball Challenge Set for September 13

Aug 30, 2013
WHAT: A Friday, September 13, Fox Run retirement Community Resident vs. Staff Water Volleyball Challenge. There will be teams of 6 residents and 6 staff.  Any additional players will rotate. About 12 residents and 6 staff will play.  Two other staff members will help referee. Three games will be played, with the winners earning bragging rights to "The Best Water Volleyball Players in Michigan." WHEN/WHERE: Friday, September 13, from 1-2:30 p.m., in the Fox Run Aquatics Center, 41000 Thirteen Mile Road, Novi, MI. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Fox Run residents play water volleyball every Wednesday and Friday year-round. They have been specifically...

Retired Engineer Creates Intricate Stained-Glass Window Art at Fox Run

Aug 27, 2013
NOVI, MI (August 27, 2013)  - An engineer by occupation, Fred Wiegand has always had an interest in shop work as a hobby. In his retirement at Fox Run he has picked up a new hobby: stained glass window-making. Wiegand spotted the hand tools and other supplies for stained glass during an early visit to the Fox Run hobby shop.  He decided to sign up for beginner's level stained glass instruction then and there. Five lessons and 15 hours later, Wiegand began making his own stained glass. "I learned the basics, mostly painting the glass, and I started small," Wiegand...

Fox Run is Now at All-Time Occupancy of 98 Percent

Aug 6, 2013
NOVI, MI  (August 6, 2013) --  - Fox Run retirement community today at an all-time high of 98 percent occupancy. The last several years have marked increases in both settlements and reservations, leading to a four percent gain in occupancy thus far this year, up from 94 percent in 2012. People have moved to Fox Run from geographic areas of New Jersey, Florida, Texas and Michigan. A key factor in helping people move to Fox Run  was the in-house realty services program that connected prospective residents with movers, real estate agents and move-in officials to make the selling of a...