Ashley Martin recently joined Fox Run’s management team as the associate executive director.

The newest member of Fox Run’s executive team, Ashley Martin, became the community’s associate executive director in April. Martin brings 12 years of experience in the senior living industry, and she earned her bachelor’s degree in management and finance while working full time.

Students of Shakespeare: (from left) Marilyn Luebeck, Sharon Hunter, Betty Maysa, George Smith, Jerry Gerger, Nancy Snyder, Shirley Sirotkin, Marianne Balding (in front), and Dorothy Gagnier.

You probably studied Shakespeare in high school, but when was the last time you dug into those classic plays? People sometimes shy away from Shakespearean texts because they can be difficult to understand—but not when you take the No Fear Shakespeare approach.

Ken Noble is one of the organizers of Fox Run’s gardens, pictured here in the gardens filled with flowers, vegetables, and herbs.

Maintaining a garden can be one of the greatest joys of summertime, and when people sell their houses to move to Fox Run, they don’t have to give up their gardens. The community has a large garden area where green-thumbed residents can reserve spaces to grow their own vegetables, herbs, fruits, and flowers. 

Fox Run Pastoral Ministries Coordinator Dominic Francese (left) and resident Jim Harnden (right) are part of a men’s book club that reads biographies of men who have had a major impact on the world.

For many years, women have been forming book clubs to discuss their favorite novels and memoirs over coffee and cookies or wine and cheese. At Fox Run, the Erickson Living community in Novi, Mich., there are a few book clubs with primarily female members. But now, men at the community have a book club of their own. 

Susan Lemon poses in front of a lush green space

Deciding where to live for your retirement is a big decision—there’s no denying that. A lot of information exists about different living options and the many factors to consider. 

Charles and Sue Nairn have both continued to work in some capacity since moving to Fox Run.

A little less than a year ago, Charles and Sue Nairn decided to sell their four-bedroom house in Hamtramck, Mich., to move to Fox Run, in Novi. Though they now live at a retirement community, neither of the Nairns is technically retired. 

Mary Ann Marks (left) and Arlene Gumushian play billiards in Fox Run’s on-site game room.

Fox Run has a broad range of clubs and social activities to suit just about every interest and kind of person. 

For athletic types, there are water volleyball games and yoga classes.

Intellectuals might enjoy the political awareness committee or one of several writing groups.

A photo of Dr. Steve Lerner poses in his office

Dr. Steve Lerner has had a long and rewarding academic career in infectious disease, with a special passion for antibiotic therapy and appropriate antibiotic use. Last August, he officially retired from his full-time position as a faculty member at Wayne State University School of Medicine.

AJ Kershaw is Fox Run’s newest executive chef

The food served at Fox Run, an Erickson Living community in Novi, Mich., consistently gets rave reviews from residents and visitors alike. One of the people who orchestrates the preparation of the hundreds of delicious meals that come out of Fox Run’s kitchens each day is Chef AJ Kershaw, who recently became executive chef at the community’s Fireside Restaurant.