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Fox Run in the News

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

New Memory Care Services Now Available at Fox Run

Jul 6, 2015

NOVI, MI (July 6, 2015) – Fox Run retirement community has expanded the memory care services available in Rose Court, its continuing care neighborhood. The neighborhood has been repurposed as a designated memory care living space with 22 private rooms.

Some cosmetic changes have been made to accommodate residents, including more welcoming resident rooms, way-finding clues, and memory care stations.

The new dedicated memory care wing will enable the community to better serve residents and their families, according to Fox Run officials. Fox Run previously offered memory care services through the Erickson Virtual Memory Care product.


Fox Run Residents Raise $360,000 to Help Their Student Scholars

Jun 17, 2015

NOVI, MI (June 17, 2015) – Fox Run retirement community has celebrated the 36-member Class of 2015 Student Scholars at a recent Award Ceremony. The student workers earned four-year collegiate scholarships from the $360,000 raised by residents.

In the previous 11 years, the Fox Run Scholars Program has raised $930,000 assisting 163 students to advance their collegiate careers.

This year’s student scholarship recipients are:

Andrew Alber, Oakland Community College

Je’von Armstrong, West Bloomfield High School

Obadah Asbahi, North Farmington High School

Victoria Balog, Walled Lake Western High School

Abigail Bastion, Marian High School...

Fox Run Residents "Stay Active" on National Fitness Day

Jun 8, 2015

NOVI, MI (June 8, 2015) – Nearly 200 Fox Run retirement community residents participated May 27 in the annual National Senior Health and Fitness Day, the theme of which was “Stay Active.”

During the day-long event all residents were encouraged to try-out 11 different class offerings including Tai Chi, yoga, meditation, water aerobics and water volleyball, Jazzercise, Exercise 4 Movement, Wii Bowling, Mind and Muscle and Arthritis Foundation Exercise classes.

Residents attended a Health Fair with information from local agencies (Novi Public Library and Parks and Recreation), national agencies (AARP, AMAC and National Council on Health & Aging),...

Fox Run Residents Get VIP Tour of Michigan State Capitol

Jun 2, 2015

NOVI, MI (May 29, 2015) -- Members of Fox Run’s resident-run Political Awareness Committee, and guests, this month spent a day in Lansing, MI, as guests of State Senator Mike Kowall, who presented them with a Michigan flag that will be flown at the retirement community’s campus.

They were introduced in the Senate session and had lunch in the Senator Kowall’s office. They met with State Representative Kathy Crawford and were Introduced on House floor.

Their VIP tour of the Michigan State Capitol included a meeting with Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, who welcomed them to...

Fox Run Residents Honored for Their 3,700 Hours of Monthly Volunteerism

May 12, 2015

NOVI, MI (May 12, 2015) – More than 200 people attended a recent party that honored Fox Run retirement community residents who volunteer throughout the community and the greater Novi area.

Fox Run residents volunteer more than 3,700 hours each month. A sampling of their volunteerism follows:

- Tollgate Farms

- Providence Park Hospital Novi

- Project Angel Tree (in conjunction with a Detroit public school)

- Providence Hospital Southfield

- Elderweiss

- The Nation of Zambia

- Detroit Baptist Union

- Metro Health Foundation Board

- Friends of Kenyan...

Fox Run WOW Awards Honor Outstanding Performance

May 11, 2015

NOVI, MI (May 11, 2015) – Fox Run retirement community has named its 2015 WOW Award recipients. The annual WOW awards honor outstanding department and staff work performance.

This is Fox Run’s version of the Academy Awards and is marked by a luncheon with entertainment and a recognition ceremony.

Award winners follow:

“Above and Beyond” – Sales “Unsung Hero” – Social Work “Creativity Award” – Custom Interiors “WOW Award” – Continuing Care Nursing “Danny McNeal Finance Award” – Therapy and MDS “Raise the Bar” – Rose Court Memory Care Startup Team “Sky’s the Limit” – Hunt Club...

Fox Run Employee and Family Help Children in Zambia

Apr 22, 2015

NOVI, MI (April 22, 2015) -- Jamie Flowers, Fox Run retirement community’s Pastoral Ministries Coordinator, is travelling to Ndola, Zambia, as part of a mission trip with Living Hope International to help care for orphaned children and to train and encourage housemothers. He and his wife and daughter will join19 people in Zambia in June.

Living Hope International is a non-profit organization that now cares for 31 children in Zambia. It was formed as a result of summer trips taken by members of Oak Pointe Church in Novi.

“The work of caring for these children has captured our...

Fox Run Residents are Ford Tough

Apr 6, 2015

NOVI, MI -- Fox Run retirement community is home to dozens of people who spent their careers at Ford. Howard Freers is one of those people.

After graduating from a small engineering school in Indiana in 1948, Howard went on to build a career in the auto industry. He worked for Ford as a chief engineer for 22 years and retired in 1988.

When he moved to Fox Run, he was interested in connecting with the other Ford retirees who lived there. He decided to start a Ford group.

“I said, ‘I need something to keep me...

Cary Ormond, a Former School Librarian, Wins Fox Run Spelling Bee

Mar 31, 2015

NOVI, MI -- Twelve residents and eight staff members of Fox Run retirement community competed March 26 in a two-hour Spelling Bee involving six elimination rounds.

Resident Cary Ormond, a former school librarian, won with a correct spelling of ‘Salubrious.’ Business Analyst Anne Martella took second place.

Ormond and Martella received gift baskets filled with bee-inspired items as prizes.


WWII Veteran Uses Social Media to Invite President Obama to Fox Run

Mar 31, 2015

NOVI, MI (March 30, 2015) -- WWII veteran Wilfrid “Robi” Robinson, U.S. Army, 99th Infantry Division, is using social media to invite President Obama to Fox Run retirement community’s upcoming November 11, 2015 Veterans Day ceremony.

Robinson, who was wounded in the Battle of the Bulge and who received the Purple Heart, has posted a You Tube video ( ) in which he tells President Obama of the hundreds of WWII, Korean War and Vietnam War veterans who live with him at Fox Run.

“If you could come as our Commander-in-Chief...