Fox Run neighbors gather on Saturday mornings to play croquet under the sunshine. Pictured here is croquet club member Fred Bernstein.

Allen Zondlak has been playing croquet since he was a young boy. Now that he’s retired and living at Fox Run, he has a whole new group of friends with whom he enjoys playing the sport. 

Fox Run residents and staff work together to publish Fox Run Ecos, an annual journal designed to educate people about the community’s ecosystems and the way they benefit the greater Novi area.

With their manicured lawns, statuesque trees, and patches of colorful flowers, the grounds at Fox Run are certainly beautiful to behold. But there’s even more to the picturesque landscape than meets the eye. 

Alice Lyons and Hal Hudson enjoy a game of bocce under the sun on Fox Run’s bocce ball court.

Fred Bernstein spent his career as a podiatrist. But, back when he was in college, he minored in radio and has always enjoyed public speaking. 

“I’ve had experience of working in front of groups, and I’m not one of those people who is shy,” Fred says. 

Resident Shirley Handley (left) and staff member Sikneh Achi-Youness represent Lebanon at Fox Run’s recent “Coming to America” event, which celebrated the diverse ethnicities of the people who live and work at the Erickson Living community in Novi, Mich.

Fox Run is nestled in a small town in America’s heartland, but on any given day at the community, you might have the chance to meet people who hail from all over the world—from Italy to India and many places in between.

An Erickson Living-preferred real estate agent gave Susan Lemon good advice about how to showcase her Walled Lake, Mich., condo—and the property sold in five days.

Until February, Susan Lemon was living in a condo in Walled Lake, Mich. Although things like mowing the grass were handled by the association, there was still plenty of maintenance that fell on Susan.

Boston native Marilyn Hoffman came to Fox Run via Boca Raton, Fla., to be closer to her family, and she says she feels right at home in Novi.

Marilyn Hoffman spent 25 years of her retirement in Boca Raton, Fla. As much as she loved the warmth and sunshine, she wanted to be closer to her family. So about two years ago, she decided to relocate to Fox Run to be near one of her children. 

Fox Run’s social workers, from left to right: Kathleen Lang,  Andrew Hamill, Leah Edwards, Dawn Doyle and Katrina DiMango.

Like all stages in life, retirement brings its own set of specific challenges related to mental and emotional health and well-being. Older adults might grapple with issues around being a caretaker, loss of a spouse, or loneliness due to social isolation.

George Smith, a retired General Motors research physicist, and his wife Mary Lee, who spent her career as a social worker, enjoy a variety of activities and interests together at Fox Run.

If you drive a car made by General Motors (GM), some of the features in your vehicle may be based on research conducted by George Smith, who worked for the auto company for 40 years as a research physicist.