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Fox Run has something for everyone, says George Moy

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August 23rd, 2011

In 2003, George Moy moved from a four-bedroom house in Novi, Mich., to Fox Run in the same town. George was living alone in a large house he no longer needed, and he says the variety of clubs, activities, and other things to get involved in was what attracted him to the Erickson Living community he now calls home. I couldn t think of any other place to have so much fun and where I could have such a high quality of life, George says. George, who was born in China and grew up in Massachusetts, attended the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, where he earned a degree in industrial design. He landed a job in Michigan and worked for 36 years for Ford & Earl. One of his last big projects was designing 22 floors of Tower A of the World Trade Center. George retired in 1983, but living at Fox Run provides him with plenty of opportunities to stay active and engaged while having fun.

Something for everyone

The resident-driven clubs and committees at Fox Run range from ballroom dancing and biking to an investment club and a woodworking group and many more in between. No matter your interests, residents often say there truly is something for everyone at Fox Run. For his part, George decided to join the newsletter committee, and he currently serves as the editor. The committee of 11 residents produces a monthly newsletter filled with content that is designed to help neighbors get to know one another and stay on top of happenings at Fox Run. There are a lot of people doing things to make life here better, George says of his neighbors. That could be anything from arranging flowers to knitting to philanthropy, so we try to highlight those people in the newsletter. Because there are so many different things happening at Fox Run each and every week, George also volunteers to help staff get the word out. He designs brightly-colored flyers that provide the details of each club meeting and special event. The flyers are posted for all to see in the hallways of the community s two clubhouses. George also coordinates with the residents who volunteer in the community s in-house television studio. He works with the TV crew to broadcast the club meetings and special event notices on the in-house channel so everyone can stay up to date right from the comfort of their own living rooms.

Nights on the town

When he s not busy lending his skills to help life run more smoothly at Fox Run, George enjoys checking out local restaurants. Several years ago, he helped to start a group call Retired Old Men Eating Out, or ROMEO for short. George says he and three other gentlemen from Fox Run meet every Saturday to dine at a different restaurant in the Novi area. They have wonderful food here at Fox Run, but we still like to go out, George says.

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