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

Two Fox Run Grandfathers Make 200 Wooden Toy Cars for Underprivileged Kids

Nov 17, 2015

NOVI, MI (November 17, 2015) -- Grandparents love delighting their grandchildren with new toys at Christmastime. Unfortunately, many underprivileged kids don’t have family to spoil them. That’s why two generous grandfathers who live at Fox Run retirement community are using their woodworking skills to make sure hundreds of less fortunate children have a good holiday, too.

Casey Rost and Don Boufford teamed up to make about 200 wooden toy cars to donate to Toys for Tots. The cars benefit kids in the Detroit area. Fox Run received a request from Toys for Tots for toy donations last year, and...

Fox Run Residents to Form Michigan's Largest Retiree Kick Line to Frank Sinatra's "New York New York"

Nov 16, 2015

NOVI, MI – Scores of Fox Run retirement community residents in Novi, MI, will form what is – arguably – Michigan’s Largest Retiree Kick Line to Frank Sinatra’s song “New York New York” Friday, November 20, at 5 p.m., during their celebration of Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday. They will do it at a dance party with Sinatra vocalist/impersonator Gary Sacco that will feature a Jack Daniels (Sinatra’s favorite drink) toast.

This Kick Line is part of month-long “Fridays with Frank” interactive events at Fox Run , 41000 Thirteen Mile Road, that include storytelling sessions, movies, a piano performance, trivia...

Fox Run Residents Celebrate Frank Sinatra's 100th Birthday With Month-Long Interactive Events

Nov 2, 2015

NOVI, MI (November 2, 2015 ) – Fox Run residents will celebrate the 100th birthday of Frank Sinatra throughout November with a series of interactive events, highlighted by a November 20 dance party with Sinatra vocalist Gary Sacco that will include a Jack Daniels (Sinatra’s favorite drink) nightcap toast.

The “Fridays with Sinatra” events at the Novi retirement community, 41000 Thirteen Mile Road, will also feature storytelling sessions, movies, a piano performance, a trivia contest, and a special pub celebration.

The itinerary follows:

November 6 (1-2 p.m.) : “Remembering Our Friend Frank.” Reminiscing and story sharing of...

Halloween Show at Fox Run Leaves 'Em Laughing

Nov 2, 2015

NOVI, MI (November 2, 2015) – Costumed Fox Run retirement community staff participated in 90-minute Halloween Show for the entertainment of more than 100 residents who attended. Residents and staff modeled their respective Halloween costumes for prior to the show.

The Dining Team won the group performance with its skit on the Presidential Debates. The Resident Life Team won the Executive Director’s Award for its “Wizard of Oz” skit. Both groups received a celebratory lunch off-campus for their prizes.

Megan Smith and Caren Fifer emceed the event, and Rick Coulter and Peggy Mather were the driving forces behind-the-scenes...

Josie, a Chihuahua, is Fox Run's "Most Energetic" Dog

Oct 20, 2015

NOVI, MI ( October 20, 2015) – Josie, a Chihuahua, won the “Most Energetic” award at Fox Run retirement community’s 6th Annual Strut Your Mutt Dog Show. And her owner Marge Ceh could not be more proud.

Josie and Marge, who have been together for two months, adore each other. Marge’s friends in North Carolina found Josie at a rescue facility called “Caring Hearts for K-9’s” in Southern Pines. They instantly thought of Marge, so they drove up to Michigan and delivered Jose to Marge.

Josie and Marge now walk four times a day around Fox Run’s 108-acre...

Fox Run Residents Play Key Role in Tollgate Farm Osprey Project

Oct 20, 2015

NOVI, MI ( October 20, 2015) – Fox Run retirement community residents Chet Tarczynski and Tom Gray were key volunteers who this month planted a large wooden platform near Tollgate Farm’s pond in hopes that it will attract a nesting pair of osprey next spring.

There are several ospreys in the area and many have visited the Tollgate Farm pond. Tarczynski and Gray were said by Tollgate Farm manager Roy Prentice to have been instrumental in bringing together Detroit Edison, Osprey Watch and Michigan State University for this project.

The views of rolling farmland available around Tollgate Farm...

Fox Run’s Interfaith Community Shares in Each Other's Traditions

Sep 22, 2015

NOVI, MI ( September 22, 2015) – Fox Run retirement community Pastoral Ministries Coordinator Jamie Flowers says his role is to “provide opportunities for believers to engage in worship and meaningful expressions of their faith, as well as provide opportunities for nonbelievers to investigate faith issues.”

He is able to do this at Fox Run where Jewish and Christian residents, people who practice other religions and people who are spiritual without subscribing to any particular doctrine reside.

Not only are people from all religious backgrounds able to live together in harmony, but because of their diversity, they are...

Flags Given to Fox Run Residents by Their Elected Officials are Dedicated

Sep 15, 2015

Novi, MI (September 15, 2015) -- A ceremony this week dedicated city, state and national flags given to Fox Run retirement community residents by their elected officials. The flags were requested by Geri Angel, chair of Fox Run's resident-run Political Awareness Committee (PAC).

An American flag was a gift from U.S. Congressman Dave Trout. This flag flew over the U.S. Capitol on March 23, 2015.

A State of Michigan flag was gifted by State Senator and Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kowall. This flag was presented to the PAC when the group visited the State Capitol earlier this...

Fox Run Thespians Laugh Their Way to Grand Canyon

Aug 31, 2015

NOVI, MI (August 31, 2015) – Fox Run retirement community residents and staff August 6 boarded a Rent-Ah-Bus and travelled west in hopes of catching the beauty of the sunset over the Grand Canyon. The residents, who are members of the Curtain Call thespian group, did so in “A Trip to Remember,” a play they wrote, produced and performed to an overflow crowd in their community’s auditorium,.

Gus the bus driver and a tour bus company hostess named Twinky took this eclectic group on a journey filled with laughter and quirky surprises at every turn, so-to-speak.

Their original...

Fox Run Resident George Moy Who Designed the World Trade Centers Floors Recalls Horror of 9/11 Terrorist Attacks

Aug 24, 2015

NOVI, MI (August 24, 2015) – Fox Run retirement community resident George Moy cannot get the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centers in New York out of his mind. And for good reason: he helped to design the interior floors of Tower ‘A.’

Moy worked for seven years for Ford & Earl , an interior and space planning firm in Warren, MI, where helped to design 22 floors of Tower ‘A.’ He designed work stations, reception areas, kitchens, and conference rooms on floors occupied by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, where 2,200 people...