(From left) Chairman of the Board, Novi Chamber of Commerce Robert Burns, Fox Run Sales Dir. Allison Murphy, Fox Run Home Support Clinical Mgr. Peter Andreolli, Fox Run Sales Associate Zachary Morey, Fox Run Dir. of Finance Greg Meehan, and Mayor Bob Gatt

In April, the Novi Chamber of Commerce named Fox Run the “Best Place to Work” in the large business category for the second year in a row. Of course, the honor doesn’t come as a surprise to the 700 people who work at the Erickson Living retirement community in Novi, Mich.

Fox Run’s Writers’ Forum is open to different kinds of writers who want to share their work and hone their craft. (Back row, from left) Arnetta Whitehouse, Ray Bradley, and Dick Miles. (Front row, from left) Carol Canavan, J.V. Anandan, and Jack Allard.

Arnetta Whitehouse has loved writing ever since she was a little girl. When she was just seven years old, her aunt predicted that Arnetta would become an author. 

J.V. Anandan helped to start Fox Run’s Friendly Visitors Group, which dispatches independent living residents to spend time socializing with their neighbors in Fox Run’s continuing care neighborhood.

J.V. Anandan spent his career in the medical field. He taught pharmacology and therapeutics at Wayne State University and had a joint appointment as an administrator at Henry Ford Hospital. He also conducted research on how drugs affect older patients, who may require different doses. Now in retirement, he continues caring for others.

Sales Counselor Carolyn Ives is most people’s first point of contact when they visit Fox Run for an appointment and tour.

Many people’s first encounter with Fox Run is an appointment with the community’s sales counselor, Carolyn Ives. That initial appointment is an excellent opportunity to learn more about what the Erickson Living community in Novi, Mich., has to offer and to get a sense of whether it’s right for you. 

Marie Tungate and fellow residents at a table laden with craft supplies.

Until about a year and a half ago, Marie Tungate lived on a large farm in Plainwell, Mich. She found she was too isolated and wished for a more vibrant living situation.

Senior couple in front of pretty house with "Sold" sign displayed.

An interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve seems inevitable—it’s not a matter of if, but when. In March, Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen said the central bank would likely enact the first rate increase at its next meeting, according to The New York Times.

Members of the Fox Run Great Decisions group meeting at a table to discuss world affairs.

Whether you’re devastated or thrilled about the results of the recent presidential election, it seems everyone in America is engaged in politics these days and attempting to understand complex issues of foreign affairs.

A group of intellectual retirees at Fox Run is taking that task to the next level. 

Allison Murphy began her career 16 years ago as a marketing assistant at Fox Run. She recently returned to the community as director of sales.

Allison Murphy, a 16-year veteran in the senior housing industry, recently took the helm in Fox Run’s marketing office as sales director. In this role, she leads the sales and marketing efforts of the community and serves as an officer on the executive team to support the broader strategic objectives at Fox Run. 

Fox Run residents with German heritage get together once a week to hone their German language skills. (Front row, from left) Fred Boehle, Karen Taracks, and Vic Mesenbring. (Back row, from left) Shirley Mossner, Doris Harsant, and Barbara Zitzewitz.

Karen Taracks’ paternal heritage traces back to Germany. Her paternal grandfather was born in Germany, and her father was raised in a small German-speaking community in Michigan. Several years ago, Karen became interested in researching her ancestry.