Live independent at The Reserve at Red Run

In-Focus | Published May 26, 2023

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MADISON HEIGHTS — On the morning of May 26, Hal Barber dressed in his U.S. Marine Corps military uniform and headed outside for a flag-raising ceremony at The Reserve at Red Run.

The ceremony, held a few days before Memorial Day, was his way of saying “thank you” to other veterans who reside at the residence.

Barber, 93, and his wife, Emma, are among the many community members who live at The Reserve at Red Run. The 133-unit apartment community located at 30031 Dequindre Road, in Madison Heights, opened Dec. 1, 2022, and continues to welcome new residents.

The modern senior residence offers independent living for active seniors age 55 and older. Community Members live in one- or two-bedroom apartments that range in size from 700-square feet to 930-square feet.

The residence offers all-inclusive amenities, including chef-prepared meals, housekeeping, cable/WiFi, daily activities, fitness classes and more. The Reserve at Red Run is not a medical environment but offers supportive care services such as on-site home care, physical, occupational and speech therapy.

“The goal is to provide stress-free living for people so they can enjoy their lives,” Executive Director Sheri Emery said.

The Barbers moved there in February.

“I enjoy it. You get to meet a lot of nice, good people,” Hal Barber said. “The apartment, it’s really nice. They take care of any problems you have.”

The cozy and comfortable apartments come with a full kitchen, dining area, living room and bathroom with a walk-in shower. The complex features its own restaurant called The Great Lakes Restaurant, open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, with a chef always there.

“I love working with the residents and their families,” Sales Director Katherine Klaus said. “We have fun and we make positive experiences for the residents.”

While many apartments have their own washers and dryers, complimentary laundry rooms are also conveniently located throughout the community. For added fees additional storage, covered parking and salon services are available.

There is always plenty to do at The Reserve at Red Run, especially through their THRIVE program. On any given week, Community Members can get crafty in the art studio, spend time in the pub or relax in the lounge area listening to vinyl records. There is bingo, Bible study, Wii bowling, open gym, field trips and more. 

For more information about The Reserve at Red Run, call (248) 776-2000 or visit