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

More Than 200 Residents and Staff Participate in Fox Run's Month-Long Walking Challenge

Oct 6, 2016

NOVI, MI ( October 6, 2016) -- More than 200 residents and staff participated in Fox Run retirement community’s month-long Walking Challenge, an annual fitness event that is a building and departmental competition based as a percentage of current resident occupancy or employment rates.

This year’s theme, “The Golden Age of Hollywood,” featured a course lined with stars from the “Walk of Fame” with familiar names of past Hollywood legends. There were Academy Award-esque Oscar statues flagging each of the stations with streamers...

Fox Run's Sonia and Stewart Aron Met Through an Online Dating Service

Sep 19, 2016

NOVI, MI (September 19, 2016) – The love story of Fox Run retirement community residents Sonia and Stewart Aron began with an email exchange. The couple met through an online dating site in the late 1990s, at a time when online dating was just starting to become popular.

After thoroughly screening Stewart, Sonia agreed to meet him. They hit it off and tied the knot after a year of dating, and have now been married for 16 years.


Fox Run Residents Learn About Muslim Culture

Sep 19, 2016

NOVI, MI ( September 19, 2016) – Fox Run’s Unity in the Community Committee this month learned more about the Muslim culture by visiting the Muslim Unity Center of Bloomfield Hills, sampling food at Ishtar Iraqi market, sponsoring an “Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World” exhibit, and lunching at Ayla Mediterranean restaurant.

The 18-member committee’s activities were open to all residents and staff. It decided to explore Muslim culture after speaking with several Muslim employees and being fascinated the family stories they...

New ‘Signature Dining’ Comes to Fox Run

Sep 1, 2016

NOVI, MI (September 1, 23016) -- Fox Run retirement community’s on-site restaurants, which this past summer underwent a major overhaul, have rolled out ‘ Signature Dining, ’ a new Erickson Living-wide program that features fresh, made-to-order menu offerings.

Signature Dining is the result of collaborative efforts between community members and dining services staff. Focus groups were held to determine which entrées residents most enjoy.

Sales Manager Kristen Yaquinto says under the...

New $26 Million Residence Building Opens at Fox Run

Aug 15, 2016

NOVI, MI (August 9, 2016) – Twin Pines, a new $26 million residence building at Fox Run retirement community, opens next week two months ahead of schedule and already 75 percent reserved.

Twin Pines has 116 apartments that are a mix of bright and airy one - and two-bedroom homes, including two never-before-seen floor plans.

It is named in honor of Twin Pines Dairy, an old Detroit creamery known to deliver milk and juice right...

Magical Wonder of Walled Lake Amusement Park and Casino to be Recaptured at Fox Run

Aug 2, 2016

NOVI, MI (August 1, 2016) – Michigan State Representative Kathy Crawford (R – 38th), who is Chairman of the Novi Historical Commission as well as a life-long resident of Novi, will recapture the magical wonder of The Walled Lake Amusement Park and Casino on Monday August 22 when she gives a perspective of the park’s heyday to Fox Run retirement community residents. Her presentation will be held from 1:30 – 3 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center.

She will bring artifacts found on...

Former Podiatrist Explores Broadcasting at Fox Run

Jul 27, 2016

NOVI, MI (July 27, 2016) -- Fred Bernstein, a former podiatrist, is exploring his long-standing interest in broadcasting by hosting ”Let’s Go Clubbing,” a new show that airs on Fox Run retirement community’s closed circuit TV station. He profiles Fox Run’s dozens of resident-run clubs and committees on his show.

Bernstein, who minored in radio in college, started volunteering in Fox Run’s TV studio about a year ago, shortly after he and his wife Sandra moved from Farmington Hills into the community. He...

Fox Run Residents and Staff Celebrate Their Ethnic Heritage

Jul 5, 2016

NOVI, MI (July 5, 2016) – Fox Run residents and staff – who represent more than 18 nations -- celebrated their ethnic heritage this past week during a “Coming to America” fest. The event featured speakers, informative displays and cuisine that highlighted religious and cultural diversity at the retirement community. The event was jointly sponsored by the resident Unity in the Community group and the staff Erickson Values Team.

A table display of each nation had a placard with a map and photo....

Fox Run Health Expo Showcases Health and Wellness Programs

Jun 6, 2016

Novi, MI (June 6, 2016) -- Fox Run June 1 held its annual Senior Health and Fitness Expo, a day-long event that showcased the many health and wellness programs available at the retirement community. The Expo was sponsored by the Falls Intervention Team.

Presenters included the Ancillary Health Departments of Fox Run, the Fitness Department, and the Fox Run Medical Center. Other presenters were the Novi Library, the American Diabetes Association, the Wayne State SOAR Program, and the American Heart Association. Dentists, audiologists,...

You Say You Don't Know Fox Run's George Smith? Then Think Again

Jun 6, 2016

NOVI, MI (June 6, 2016) – You say you don’t know Fox Run retirement community resident George Smith? Then think again.

If you drive a car made by General Motors (GM), some of the features in your vehicle are more than likely based on research conducted by George, who worked for the auto company for 40 years as a research physicist. Much of his research focused on liquid crystals, which were eventually used to make instrument display panels in cars.