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Naturally Occurring Retirement Community

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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

Programming Times

Ongoing, Monday – Friday, 10am-3pm

Price

  • $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

Chair Yoga
Tuesdays, 11-11:45am 
The NORC Chair Yoga class is ongoing and focuses on flexibility, balance, stress relief, and camaraderie. Led by J instructor, Nancy LeClaire, this is a wonderful opportunity to enhance your physical routine and have fun simultaneously. 
 
Current Topics (TGP)
Every Tuesday, 12:30-1:45pm 
All are welcome to a lively discussion of current events.  
 
Intro to Drama Course with Sheri Terry (LL of Cov II)
Every Tuesday through January 22, 6-7:30pm 
Eight week Intro to Drama Course led by Sheri Terry Educator and Artistic Director of Sensational Seniors. Enjoy role playing, skits, improv and more. NO theatrical experience required, all for enjoyment. Class size is limited. Cost is $10 for Members and Covenant Residents $15 for Non Members for entire 8 week course. RSVP to 442-3255. 

Wii Brain Games – play Jeopardy and stretch your brain (TGP)
Monday, December 31, 1-2pm
Play Jeopardy and exercise your brain (TGP) Enjoy fun with your NORC neighbors. 

What is UP with Weights – learn of benefits to weight training and incorporating into daily routine (TGP)
Thursday, January 10, 1-2pm
Learn the benefits to incorporating weight training into your daily routine. J Fitness staff will demonstrate and discuss physical health benefits.

Living in Israel – young adults perspective shared by Shinshinim Lir Barazani and Snir Dagan (TGP)
Friday, January 11, 11am-12pm
Living in Israel,Shinshinim Lir Barazani and Snir Dagan are deferring their army service for one year to come to St. Louis for a service year. They look forward to sharing about their home and culture . (TGP)

Monthly Film Series: Ken Burns presents on Americas Architect Frank Lloyd Wright Part 2 of 2 (TGP)
Monday, January 14, 1-2:15pm
Ken Burns presents Frank Lloyd Wright, the greates of all American architects. Learn of the man, who believed he was destined to redesign the world, creating everything anew. Part Two of Two parts.

Ask the Nurse & BP Check with ResCare(TGP)
Tuesday, January 15, 10:30am-12pm
Meet with nurse for blood pressure checks and questions regarding health and wellness

Creative Expressions Art Group (TGP)
Wednesday, January 16, 10:30am-12pm
Led by Artist Joanne Szapszewicz, express thoughts and emotions through creativity at this monthly art group. Artist journal required for class. Space is limited. RSVP to 442-3255.

Dinner Out at OFallon Brewery – 45 Progress Parkway.
Thursday, January 17, 4-5pm
Enjoy dinner out with friends and neighbors. Cost of meal on own. RSVP to Joan at 442-3834.

iPhone Basics with Larry Edison Part 1 Communication (TGP)
Thursday, January 17, 4-5pm
Basics of iPhone usage. Must have an Apple iPhone fully charged for this class. Part Three of Three part class

New Page Turners Book Group  NORC’s NEW Monthly Book Club(TGP)
Friday, January 18, 1-2:30pm
NORC’s NEW Book Club for all readers. Kick Off event asking all to bring a favorite book to share.  Enjoy a lively discussion and enjoy light refreshments (TGP) Book Group will meet monthly, third Friday of the month.

OASIS presents Medication Matters Part 1 of 2 Part Series (TGP)
Wednesday, January 23, 1-3pm
Learn of available information on Prescription Meds, Over the counter Meds, supplements and interactions, Learn of differnt types of complementary and alternative therapies. Gain awareness learn of regulatory processes, manufacturer's claims and more. Part One of Two Part series

Soldiers Memorial Military Museum Tour Bus Trip $14
Thursday, January 24, 9:15am-2:30pm
Newly renovated Soldiers Memorial Military Museum that honors military service, veterans and their families. Group tour of World War I and the Great War is included on this visit. Payment is due at time of RSVP. $14/person. Advance reservations required. RSVP to Laura: 442-3255.

iPhone Basics with Larry Edison Part 2 Communication (TGP)
Thursday, January 24, 4-5pm
Basics of iPhone usage. Must have an Apple iPhone fully charged for this class. Part Three of Three part class

Men’s Breakfast at Creve Coeur Mc Donalds (11521 Olive Blvd)
Friday, January 25, 9-10am
Enjoy breakfast with the men of NORC. Cost on own.

Intro to Drama Course with Miles Bledsoe (TGP)
Friday, January 25, 10:30am-12pm
8 week Intro to Drama Course led by Production Coordinator of Stray Dog Theatre, Miles Bledsoe. Enjoy role playing, skits, improv and more. NO theatrical experience required, all for enjoyment. Class size is limited. Cost is $10 for Members and $15 for Non Members for entire 8 week course. RSVP to 442-3255.

Drawing Course with Ed Farber (Part 1 of 3 )(TGP)
Monday, January 28, 11am-12pm
Led by Artist and NORC Member Ed Farber, No experience needed. Space is limited. RSVP to 442-3255.

OASIS presents Medication Matters Part 2 of 2 Part Series (TGP)
Wednesday, January 30, 1-3pm
Learn of available information on Prescription Meds, Over the counter Meds, supplements and interactions, Learn of different types of complementary and alternative therapies. Gain awareness learn of regulatory processes, manufacturer's claims and more. Part One of Two Part series

iPhone Basics with Larry Edison Part 3 Communication (TGP)
Thursday, January 31, 4-5pm
Basics of iPhone usage. Must have an Apple iPhone fully charged for this class. Part Three of Three part class