The J’s Creve Coeur location serves as an epicenter for a nationally-recognized Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (NORC). A NORC includes adults, ages 60 and older, living in a designated service area. St. Louis’ area is coordinated by the Jewish Federation of St. Louis in partnership with the Jewish Community Center, Jewish Family & Children’s Services and Washington University Center for Aging.
If you are 65 and older and are interested in learning, meeting new people and exploring some of the cultural institutions in our community, the St. Louis NORC is the place to be. Ongoing programs include: chair yoga, current topic discussions, knitting, drawing, power, and Wii Games. Programs are help year round.
NORC is a unique program. Through its partnership with the J, NORC members receive a reduced rate on fitness membership. Programs are open to the community, but benefits such as the reduced membership to the J is contingent on NORC membership.
NORC services available through the J:
- Special J membership rate
- Transportation to a variety of schedule destinations
- Fitness classes
- Educational and cultural programs covering a variety of topics
Ongoing, Monday – Friday, 10am-3pm
- $35 for an individual membership
- $50 for a couple’s membership
Membership is based on home location (limited to a small area of Creve Coeur)
To discuss your interest, eligibility of NORC services and membership, or to inquire about current activities and upcoming opportunities, please contact Laura Press Millner, 314-442-3255.
Upcoming Special Events
Drama Group for the 60+ Community
Fridays, October 5 – December 7
The Gathering Place at the J (2 Millstone Campus Drive)
Tuesdays, November 20 – January 22
Covenant Place II, Lower Level (8 Millstone Campus Drive)
Through prepared scenes and monologues, improvisations and theater games, as well as original student work, participants will increase creative skills, improve memory and concentration, boost self-confidence, and enjoy a positive group experience. Group meets weekly for 8 weeks. No theatrical experience necessary. Open to all. Inquire about limited funding available for transportation to/from drama group. Must register in advance. Contact Laura Press Millner at 314-442-3255.
NORC members & Covenant Place residents: $10/8-week session OR$2/class
Non-NORC members: $15/8-week session OR $2.50/class
Fall 90s Party with Elvis
St. Louis NORC invites you to celebrate life and honor nonagenarians & centenarians with a special performance by Terry Phillips as Elvis Presley.
Thursday, October 18, 1-2:30pm
The J, Arts & Education Bldg
Performing Arts Center
(2 Millstone Campus Drive)
All welcome to this free, community event. Celebrate life and honor individuals in their 90s and 100s by reliving magical moments with award-winning Elvis Tribute Artist, Terry Phllips. An avid Elvis fan and collector, Terry’s love for Elvis and his music translates into his electric performance. He dances his way in the 50’s to the smoldering ’68 “Black leather”, all in over-top Elvis style of Vegas jumpsuits. Light refreshments will be served.
RSVP by October 11 to Laura Press Milner at 314-442-3255.
The Conversation Project
Wednesday, October 23 & November 28, 10:30am-12pm
Join these interactive and informative sessions on the importance of discussing living wills, advance directives and life decisions. Learn techniques in making these difficult talks possible and beneficial. A Conversation Kit will be given to all participants. Led by Jewish Family and Children’s Services Community Chaplain Jessica Shafrin in partnership with Vitas Healthcare, Joey Boime MSW, GCM and NORC. Reservation required. Contact Laura Press Millner, 314-442-3255.
Blue Suede Shoes Optional
Thursday, October 24, 1-2:30pm
Honoring our nonagenarians.
Celebrate life with Elvis impersonator Terry Phillips! We’ll have fun singing along to our favorite tunes as the music entertains and offers glimpses of those blue suede shoes in action! Everyone is invited to join in the fun, and light refreshments will be served. Contact Laura Press Millner, 314-442-3255.
Medicare Part D: Getting Prepared
Friday, October 26, 1-2pm
Medicare Part D open enrollment for 2019 begins October 15, 2018. Everyone turning 65 or already enrolled in a Part D plan should conduct an annual review of available plans to determine which one is best for their needed medications. Ladue Pharmacy’s Rick Williams, CPA, and Angie Kloeppel, Pharm. D., share their knowledge and expertise to help you choose the appropriate plan. Free consultations will be available. Advance reservations required. Contact Laura Press Millner, 314-442-3255.