Novi, Mich. – October 14, 2020 – Last month, Fox Run, a senior living community developed and managed by Erickson Living, hosted its first-ever virtual Gala benefitting the Resident Care Fund. The special event was completely virtual and broadcasted live to the entire community via Fox Run's own in-house television station. Despite the inability to physically come together due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Gala still proved to be the "Party of the Year" at Fox Run, with residents celebrating across the campus, from the comfort of their own apartment homes.
The "Manhattan by Moonlight" theme incorporated nods to New York throughout the program, including a performance of Frank Sinatra and other hits by artist Gary Sacco, Big Apple trivia with hand-delivered prizes, exciting raffles and guest appearances by Fox Run leadership.
Residents were also treated to a special in-home dining experience, complete with an excellent selection of wines, followed by shrimp cocktail, salads, charcuterie and ending on a high note with a delicious main entrée selection and dessert.
"We can't imagine a more magnificent meal than the one we enjoyed on the evening of the Gala," shared residents Ray and Carolyn Bradley. "The surf and turf entrée was perfectly prepared and preceded by a most imaginative salad and a tasty assortment of hors d'oeuvres. The plates were served by two courteous young men, who saw that everything was properly place before topping off the service with two long-stem red roses. The dessert was an artistic work of art. And all of this was accompanied by an outstanding Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon."
This year's Gala was Fox Run's 17th annual. Each year, the event supports Fox Run's "Home for Life" commitment, which is upheld by the Resident Care Fund, offering peace of mind not only to residents, but also to family members who know their loved one will always receive the care they deserve.
"This event is at the heart of our mission and is a fabulous celebration of the spirit of our community," said Ashley Bulat, Associate Executive Director at Fox Run. "The Resident Care Fund is something we should all be proud of – it is truly amazing that we have the ability to take care of those that may experience unforeseen financial circumstances. I am just blown away by the generosity of this community!"
The annual Gala is just one example of the vibrant and engaged lifestyle that Fox Run residents enjoy throughout the year, with exciting events, delicious dining options and opportunities to socialize with friends and neighbors.
To learn more about living at Fox Run, please visit www.FoxRunNovi.com or call 1-800-573-2285.
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.
Photo Caption: A group of Fox Run residents gather in a neighbor's apartment home to enjoy the Virtual Gala together. The special event, complete with an elegant in-home dining experience, wine service, dessert and even entertainment via the community's in-house television station, provided a socially-distant way to celebrate and benefit the Resident Care Fund.