Residents and staff gather for ribbon-cutting ceremony
Fox Run, a continuing care retirement community developed and managed by Erickson Living, recently held a grand re-opening celebration for its Ascot Clubhouse, marking the completion of a three-phase repositioning plan.
Nearly 200 residents and staff attended the exciting event, which featured a ribbon-cutting ceremony, commentary from community leadership, refreshments and entertainment. Pat Smith, President of Fox Run's Resident Advisory Committee, did the honors of cutting the ribbon, officially welcoming the community to the new space.
"All of us here at Fox Run have been eagerly anticipating this day," said Mike McCormick, Executive Director. "This year, we celebrate 16 years of excellence in serving the senior living industry in Michigan. The modernization of the Ascot Clubhouse is just one example of how we are constantly evolving to meet the changing needs of current and future residents as the demand for our product offering continues to increase. It's very exciting."
Resident feedback was incorporated throughout the process, which resulted in updates including the addition of Campus Coffee, a new coffee shop featuring specialty coffee drinks, smoothies and grab-and-go items. The name is a nod to downtown Detroit's Campus Martius area. Just next door to the coffee shop is the new Marketplace, offering a variety of grocery items, personal products, snacks and beverages, seasonal merchandise and gifts.
The renovations also added a new exercise space to the Ascot, making it even more convenient for Fox Run residents to engage in the community's holistic approach to health and fitness, including classes in stretching, water and land aerobics, walking, strength training, nutritional advice, yoga and meditation. A new, private treatment room at the Ascot Salon provides a rejuvenating space for pedicures and other salon services, including massages, facials, skin care and hair care.
Detroit-based architecture and design firm Basic Design preserved the warmth of the Ascot's original space by incorporating a fireplace and cozy seating throughout the lobby and administration areas. The reception desk was also updated with beautiful new finishes and a two-tier design, making it more accessible for all residents, staff and guests. Upgrades to the restrooms, including the addition of a family restroom, complete the modern appeal of the refreshed space.
"Fox Run is already an incredibly special community of active and engaged seniors," said McCormick. "It is our hope that by enhancing the living spaces and amenities throughout our beautiful campus, we can help all of our more than 1,300 residents live even fuller lives."
Photo Caption: Fox Run residents and staff gather to celebrate the grand re-opening of its Ascot Clubhouse featuring a new coffee shop, marketplace and fitness space. The ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the completion of a multi-phase repositioning plan, part of the community's ongoing evolution to meet the growing demand for Fox Run's active, engaged retirement lifestyle.
About Fox Run: Fox Run, one of 20 continuing care retirement communities developed and managed by Erickson Living®, is situated on a scenic 108-acre campus in Novi, Michigan. The not-for-profit community of more than 1,300 residents and 750 employees is governed by its own board of directors, affiliated with National Senior Campuses, who provide independent financial and operational oversight of the community. Additional information can be found at FoxRunNovi.com.