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Good-bye, Old Man Winter

Fox Run is the warm, welcoming destination

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October 23rd, 2012

Freezing temperatures, icy and dangerous roads, mounds of snow that need shoveling, and heating systems that give out on the day you need them most there s plenty to dread about Midwestern winters. Many Michigan retirees who have grown tired of dealing with the downsides of winter have found a warm and welcoming new home at Fox Run, an Erickson Living community in Novi, Mich. The community s maintenance-free living enables residents to enjoy the beauty of winter, like watching snow fall while they sit by a roaring fire in the clubhouse or enjoying festive holiday parties with friends, without any of the season s hassles. The Tribune caught up with Personal Moving Consultant Mary Wolfe, who answered some frequently asked questions about the benefits of living at Fox Run during the winter. Here s what she had to say. Q: What amenities does Fox Run have to make life easier during the winter? A: Fox Run has everything under one roof, which makes it simple to continue working out at the fitness center, swimming in the indoor pool, joining friends for dinner at one of the community s on-site restaurants, or seeing the doctor, whose office is located just a short indoor walk from residents own front doors. They can do all this regardless of the weather because all of the maintenance-free apartment homes connect to the two clubhouses and each other. Q: How does living at Fox Run keep residents safer during the winter? A: Fox Run residents enjoy a complimentary transportation service which takes them directly from the community s front door to a variety of destinations like grocery stores and shopping malls. The transportation service is a wonderful way to avoid driving in the snow or slipping on ice. Q: What feedback have you received from residents about how living at Fox Run has made their winters more enjoyable? A: Many of our community members have stopped going to Florida as an escape from the winter months. Instead, they have decided to make Fox Run their home year-round. The variety of activities and conveniences offered at Fox Run make it an attractive place to live in any season. There are more than 100 clubs and extensive activities at Fox Run, including water aerobics, bridge groups, art classes, and movies in the community s performing arts center. Plus, residents don t even have to go outside to socialize with friends or enjoy their favorite leisure activities. The convenience of having meticulously maintained grounds and on-site amenities such as restaurants, a medical center, pharmacy, convenience store, and bank gives residents easy access to everyday needs. Q: Is there still time for me to move to Fox Run before winter sets in? A: Currently, Fox Run is 97% sold out, with only 19 of 750 apartment homes available for reservation. But there is still time to move to Fox Run and avoid the discomforts of winter.