Shirley and Bob Thom have connected with several old friends and colleagues since moving to Fox Run in 2015.

On their very first night at Fox Run, Shirley and Bob Thom were walking down the hallway to go to dinner at one of the on-site restaurants when they spotted a couple on the opposite side of the hall whom they recognized instantly.

Shirley and Jack Sirotkin decided to move to Fox Run in part because the community offers the kinds of music, art, film, and cultural activities they enjoyed while living for many years in Ann Arbor.

Shirley and Jack Sirotkin lived for many years in Ann Arbor, Mich. One of the things they enjoyed most about the vibrant town that is home to the University of Michigan is the abundance of art, music, and culture. However, a few years ago, taking care of their house started to become a burden, so Shirley and Jack began researching retirement communities in the area.

Fox Run’s music study group hosts a presentation each month about a different composer or genre of music.

Among the dozens of interesting resident-run clubs at Fox Run, one of the most popular is the music study group. George Smith and Dan Braude started the club back in 2011. The group of like-minded music lovers gets together once a month to explore a different composer, genre, or musical trend. 

Bea Moss (left) and Shelda Soble met as children many decades ago. Now, they both live at Fox Run and have become close friends.

It’s not uncommon for people who move to Fox Run to discover friends and acquaintances from their past also live there.

Jim Powers moved to Fox Run to be with his significant other, Cindy Candela, who has lived at the community since 2010.

Jim Powers moved from a condo in Madison, Wis., to Fox Run in Novi, Mich., a little less than two years ago. The path that led Jim to Fox Run is slightly different from the one taken by many of his neighbors. 

Twin Pines, Fox Run’s newest residence building, features six never-before-seen apartment home floor plans among its eighteen choices.

Fox Run’s newest residence building, named Twin Pines after an old Detroit creamery, officially opened in August—and apartments are filling up fast. More than 80% of the building’s 116 homes are either occupied or reserved by people who plan to move in soon.

Fox Run residents Vern St. Amand (center) and Donna Edgerton (right) talk to imam Shaykh Mohamed Almasmari.

Fox Run’s Unity in the Community committee is always looking for ways to celebrate diversity and learn more about the different ethnicities of the people who live and work there. 

Allen Zondalk has visited all 59 of the U.S. national parks. Here, he and his wife Patricia pose for a photo at Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina.

Many people make it a priority to travel more frequently when they retire. But few people—of any age—can say they have covered the territory that Fox Run resident Allen Zondlak has. He has been to all 3,142 counties in the United States and all 59 of the country’s national parks. 

Fox Run community members participated in a month-long walking challenge. Pictured here are Dorothy McGinn (in back, wearing blue), Natalie Pesce (front, left), and Arnetta Whitehouse.

You’re more likely to commit to a fitness routine if that’s what everyone around you is doing. And if you do exercise that is fun, you’ll probably stick with it.