Henry Ford Village (HFV) residents visiting the Detroit Riverfront on Wednesday, May 15 were a diverse group. From Brian Rogers, an ace photographer, to Phyllis Crowther, who used to be a ballerina, one thing they all share is love for the Fit Trips.
Fit Trips are one of over 100 resident led clubs and activities at HFV. The program has offered residents the opportunity to explore various places around town, encouraging nourishment of mind, body, soul, and spirit. Previous trips have included the Arab American Museum in Dearborn, the Outdoor Adventure Center in Downtown Detroit, and even the Cranbrook Institute of Science in Bloomfield Hills.
“Wellness and fitness, that’s our goal,” said Vivian King, the resident who organizes and leads trips. While it’s nice to walk the grounds of Henry Ford Village, being able to visit different places with others is even better. “The idea is to get out,” said Pat Austin, a retired teacher. Fit Trips offer something for everyone. Ex-secretary Bernadette Curtin spent the majority of the time taking in the sights. “I love watching the water,” she said. “I could watch it for hours.” Trips occur every Wednesday year round and are just one of many activities offered at Henry Ford Village.