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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


  • $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

“Over There: World War I from Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis & Missouri” Bus Trip
Wednesday, August 1, 9:30am-2:30pm
The second part of the Old Ordnance Museum’s World War I centennial exhibition, “Over There,” will bring the important battles of the Great War in 1918 to life.  Focusing on the American soldiers, their deployment, their life in the trenches, their defeats and victories, and their part in ending the war, the exhibit will highlight the important role Americans, Missourians and St. Louisans played in transforming the 20th century.  The exhibit will also examine the lasting impacts of the Armistice and the road to World War II. $15 plus cost of lunch (cost of lunch on own).

Contact to RSVP: Laura Press Millner, 314.442.3255

Highlights of Barcelona, Spain
The Gathering Place at the J
Thursday, August 2, 1-2pm
Linda Nash, NORC member and globetrotter, leads this travel talk. Enjoy an adventure without a passport or luggage.

Contact to RSVP: Laura Press Millner, 314.442.3255

Bagel Tasting and Conversation
The Gathering Place at the J
Monday, August 6, 1-2pm
There’s no doubt that bagels bring people together. Whether you’ve enjoyed their round doughy goodness for decades or you feel like these rolls with holes are only “so-so,” this fun social event is for you. Led by Max Oppenheimer with Brentmoor Retirement Community, enjoy sampling bagels and share recollections of your favorite bagels, shmear and related memories. Space is limited.

Contact to RSVP: Laura Press Millner, 314.442.3255

Intergenerational Twin Day Celebration with St. Louis NORC
Receive address at RSVP
Wednesday, August 8, 4-5pm
Calling all twins! You are invited to a laid-back get together with light refreshments and great conversation at a private home.

Please RSVP to Sarah Levinson at 314.442.3859 by August 1.