Mary and Don Briggs live at Fox Run, where they can host parties without the hassle of cooking and cleaning by reserving one of the community’s private dining rooms.

One of the most exciting aspects of moving to a new home is the opportunity to redecorate and update your space.

Pictured w/ the Supremes are (back row, from left) Katrina DiMango, Peggy Mather, Kathleen Long, Joel Walrath, Stephanie Marsh, Annie Kennedy, Julie McCarthy, Megan Smith. (Front row, from left) Barbara Jablonski, Dawn Doyle, Tom Hollinshead.

This year marked an important milestone for Fox Run: over the summer the Erickson Living community in Novi, Mich., celebrated its fifteenth anniversary. To mark the occasion, residents and staff gathered outside under a large tent for a Motown-themed party. 

Retired shop teacher Bill Gayde is the chair of Fox Run’s hobby shop, where community members can work on group and individual woodworking projects.

For 36 years Bill Gayde worked in the Fitzgerald Public Schools in Warren, Mich., as a shop teacher, spending the last 15 years of his career as an administrator and assistant superintendent of the district.

Fox Run Personal Moving Consultant Kristine Kluge says the winter months are the perfect time to tackle downsizing projects.

If you’re hoping to sell your home in the spring, take advantage of winter’s downtime to prepare for your move. Fox Run Personal Moving Consultant Kristine Kluge says the colder months are the perfect time to begin downsizing projects—which will make your moving process much easier.

Edison Place, which opened in August, is the popular new address for people who have taken advantage of stronger home values to sell and move to Fox Run.

Fox Run’s tenth residence building is officially open for business—and new neighbors. Named Edison Place in honor of Detroit’s historic Boston-Edison neighborhood, which was built in the 1900s, the newest building opened in August.

Louise and Jim Gotch attended a special M*A*S*H-themed picnic for resident veterans and their guests at Fox Run.

Fox Run is home to quite a few veterans, which means those community members who have served in the military instantly have something in common. Swapping stories about their service makes for fast friendships.

Mindfulness meditation is one of the many group classes offered through Fox Run’s on-site fitness center. (Seated, from left) Janis Austin, Ted Stojec, and Lorraine Cunningham. (Standing, from left) Reggie Cunningham, Fitness Coordinator Alice Hixson, and

When you think of keeping your body in good shape, you might think of strenuous activities like running or lifting weights. Those certainly have their place in a well-rounded fitness routine, but there’s a much gentler activity that could have some significant benefits for your health: meditation. 

Claire Stern, who is originally from Casablanca, started a French club at Fox Run to connect other people who are interested in the French language and culture.

While she had previously lived in Michigan, Claire Stern moved to Chicago in 1980 and lived there for several decades. Last year, she decided to return to Michigan to be closer to her family. 

“My son, who is a doctor, said, ‘Mom, I want my children to know you,’” Claire says. “I thought that was a good incentive.”

The right move

Fox Run residents recently enjoyed a traditional Japanese tea ceremony presented by the Japanese Embassy’s Women’s Club, photographed here above.

For people who are interested in learning about new ideas, places, and cultures, Fox Run is the perfect place to retire. With more than 100 resident-run clubs and committees, an opportunity to expand your mind is always right around the corner.