NOVI, MI (July 27, 2016) -- Fred Bernstein, a former podiatrist, is exploring his long-standing interest in broadcasting by hosting "Let's Go Clubbing," a new show that airs on Fox Run retirement community's closed circuit TV station. He profiles Fox Run's dozens of resident-run clubs and committees on his show.
Bernstein, who minored in radio in college, started volunteering in Fox Run's TV studio about a year ago, shortly after he and his wife Sandra moved from Farmington Hills into the community. He has co-hosted the daily news show and also done on-air weather forecasts.
"I originated this program with the idea of showing the time clubs meet and what they do, and taking viewers into a club, with the hope residents will see what's going on and want to join," Bernstein said.
So far, he has done segments on the table tennis club; German club; hobby shop; water volleyball league; Wii bowling club; the poetry & prose group; croquet club; Unity in the Community group; travel club; and Your Own University, a group for lifelong learning.
Other volunteers from the TV studio operate the video cameras, while Bernstein handles the on-screen action. He said his neighbors are enjoying the new program, and some of the resident-run clubs have gotten new members as a result of it.
When Bernstein isn't busy hosting segments for Fox Run's TV station or socializing with his new neighbors, he enjoys exercising at the on-site fitness center. He is also a member of the history club and the veterans club, and he is one of the volunteers who visits with residents in Fox Run's continuing care neighborhood.