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Fox Run in the News

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

Fox Run, Charlestown and Oak Crest in ALDS Friendly Wager

Sep 30, 2014

NOVI, MI (September 30, 2014) - Michael McCormick, the Executive Director of Fox Run in Novi, MI, today talked congenial "smack" and made a friendly bet on the outcome of the American League Division Series between the Detroit Tigers and the Baltimore Orioles with his Baltimore-area counterparts at Charlestown (Catonsville, MD) and Oak Crest (Parkville, MD).

He bet a Michigan gift basket filled with Saunders hot fudge, Vernors Ginger Ale, Traverse City Cherries, Faygo Red Pop, Mackinac Island Fudge.

In return, Clara Parker, the Executive Director of Charlestown, and Gary Hibbs, the Executive Director of Oak Crest, bet...

Construction of Fox Run's New 94-Apartment Residence Building Underway

Sep 8, 2014

NOVI, MI (September 8, 2014) - Construction of a new, 94-apartment home residence building at Fox Run retirement community in Novi, MI,  is now underway with 64 percent of the building already being reserved.

"The time is right for growth in the form of a new residence building because our occupancy is nearly full and the list of people wanting to move to Fox Run has grown over 35 percent within the last two years," Assistant Executive Director Fred Moschetta said.

The new building is named Edgewater in honor of Detroit's classic amusement park. For many Michiganders, Edgewater...

Fox Run Honors its Legacy Award Recipients

Aug 19, 2014
NOVI, MI (August 19, 2014)  - Fox Run retirement community this week honored its  Legacy Award Recipient staff at a dinner that celebrated their 10, 15 and 20 years of service. The following staff members were honored with plaques and monetary awards: 20 Years:  Bob Baker, Maintenance Supervisor                                                                     15 Years:  Aurica Gradinaru, Housekeeper; and Stefan Gradinaru, Painter 10  Years: Danny McNeal, Director of Continuing Care; Mary Garwood, Customer Service and Communications Manager; Mariah Baker, Dispatcher;  Mike Bootz, Chef de Cuisine;  Raquel Kassab, Dining Service Manager; Derrick Pirkle, Maintenance Mechanic; Rachel Pulis, Nurse; Felicia Radin, General Services Coordinator;  Meshia Sayles, Household Associate;...

Fox Run's New Cafe Sheds Light on Snack Preferences of "The Greatest Generation"

Aug 11, 2014
NOVI, MI (August 11, 2014) - This month's opening of the newly-renovated Hunt Club Café at Fox Run retirement community in Novi is shedding light on the snack preferences of "The Greatest Generation:"  The most ordered pizza is the BBQ chicken pizza (the pizza oven is set at 465 degrees and cooks pizza in less than six minutes) The most ordered classic sandwich is a tie between the Turkey Club and the Turkey Reuben The most ordered cookie is the Chocolate Chip, but the Sugar-coated Double Chocolate is gaining ground The most popular beverage is all the teas: Raspberry, Sweet...

"Green Thumbs" Rule Summer at Fox Run

Aug 6, 2014
NOVI, MI (August 6, 2014) - It seems as though people who have "green thumbs" never retire, especially the men and women who live at Fox Run retirement community who tend to 38 garden spaces where fresh vegetables, fragrant herbs, and colorful flowers are grown all summer long. John Barbay, who moved to Fox Run from Birmingham, MI, in 2004, co-chairs the Garden Club with his neighbor Peg Quigley. "I have been gardening since I was 12 years old," John says. "I have a lot of experience." This season, John grew green beans, eggplant, green peppers, and lots of juicy...

Fox Run Precinct Has Highest Voter Turnout in Oakland County, MI

Jul 22, 2014
NOVI, MI (July 22, 2014) -- The Fox Run retirement community voting precinct in Novi, MI,  has the largest voter turnout of any precinct in Oakland County. Residents are proud of this distinction and are looking forward to voting in the upcoming August 5 Primary and November 4 General elections. The Fox Run precinct marked a record 87 percent voter turnout in the November 2012 election. The precinct, which is designated Precinct #10 by the Novi City Clerk's Office, has a total of 919 registered voters. Six voting booths are brought into the precinct on election days. Geri Angel, chair...

Fox Run's Continuing Care Earns Top CMS Rating

Jul 22, 2014
NOVI, MI (July 22, 2014) -- The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has given  the Continuing Care neighborhood at Fox Run retirement community its highest Five-Star Quality Rating. CMS created a Five-Star Quality Rating System to help consumers, their families, and caregivers compare nursing homes more easily and to help identify areas about which people may want to ask questions.  It contains quality of care information on every Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing home in the country, including more than 17,000 nationwide.  The Continuing Care neighborhood at Fox Run excelled in Health Inspections, Quality Measures and Staffing for an...

Fox Run's Doris Fell is a Logistically Pragmatic Community Service Volunteer

Jun 2, 2014
NOVI, MI (June 2, 2014) - Doris Fell's retirement logistical pragmatism is helping her remain an active volunteer in southeast Michigan. A lifelong community service worker, she is now using the second bedroom in her Fox Run apartment in Novi as an office to work on her volunteer and nonprofit board duties. Fell volunteers as a home missionary for the American Baptist Church, and she has been a member of the Detroit Baptist Union for about 15 years. She also serves on the board of the MetroHealth Foundation, an organization that provides grants to small inner-city clinics. She has been...

Growing From Within: Dining Careers Take Shape at Fox Run

May 5, 2014
NOVI, MI (May 5, 2014) -- Fox Run retirement community's dining services department provides jobs to dozens of local high school students. Many of the students work as servers in the community's four on-site restaurants, which serve 1,000 meals to residents and employees every day. Fox Run has promoted five former student servers to management positions within the dining services department. Raquel Kassab became the service manager at the Fireside Restaurant, Rojxhi Tuxhari was promoted to Fireside dining supervisor, Amanda Rhode is the new service manager at Signatures Restaurant, Joe Coffelt was promoted to supervisor of the Hunt Club Café...

Grandfathers Build a Grandfather Clock to Benefit Fox Run's Benevolent Care

Apr 15, 2014
NOVI, MI (April 16, 2014) - Eight grandfathers are now building a vintage grandfather clock at Fox Run retirement community to benefit the community's Benevolent Care Fund. They have been working on the grandfather clock in the community's Hobby Shop for the past month and hope to complete it by May 1. The grandfather clock weighs 75 pounds and is 81 inches high, 28 inches wide and 16 inches deep. It is made of cherry wood and will have a medium brown finish. It has precision German-made mechanisms. The Fox Run residents work in sporadic shifts. They are now sanding...