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Jewish Community Center

Naturally Occurring Retirement Community

NORC Senior Events

St. Louis NORC Website
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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

Recurring Events

Current Topics (TGP)
Every Tuesday
All are welcome to a lively discussion of current events.

Wii Brain Games – play Jeopardy and stretch your brain (TGP)
Every Fourth Monday
Play Jeopardy and exercise your brain (TGP) Enjoy fun with your NORC neighbors.

Play Reading Group(TGP)
Fridays: October 11, 18, 25
Enjoy the thrill of reading aloud plays with others. This unique shared, artistic experience for three weeks. Materials provided and Space is limited. Led by NORC Member Dan Weinberg.

Creative Expressions Art Group with Artist Joanna Szapszewicz $3 (TGP)
Wednesday, October 18
Led by Artist Joanne Szapszewicz, express thoughts and emotions through creativity at this monthly art group. Artist journal required for class.$3 suggested contribution for supplies. Space is limited. RSVP to 442-3255.

Play Reading Group with Dan Weinberg(TGP)
Every Friday, October 18-25
Enjoy the thrill of reading aloud plays with others. This unique shared, artistic experience for three weeks. Materials provided and Space is limited. Led by NORC Member Dan Weinberg.
Play selected is “Hedda Gabler” by Henrik Isben, a 19th century Norwegian playwright.

Page Turners Book Group – Margot by Jillian Cantor (TGP)
Friday, October 18
Book Group meets monthly, third Friday of the month – Please call for this month's book selection. Please RSVP to Laura at 442-3255(TGP)

Urban Harvest Roof Top Garden Tour Bus Trip $15
Thursday, October 24
Visit Urban Harvest Roof Top Farm and Tour the Garden. Roof Top tour is outdoors and requires walking, standing and climbing two flights of stairs. Dress for weather and closed toed shoes. Payment is due at time of RSVP. $15/person. Cost of Lunch is on own. Advance reservations required. RSVP to Laura: 442-3255.

Jean’s Fall Foliage Coach Bus Trip to Hannibal, MO
Wednesday, October 30, 8am-5:30pm
Travel to historic river town and boyhood home of Mark Twain. Journey includes visits to multiple homes and museums with lunch at Ole Planter’s Restaurant.
NOTE: Full mobility required for trip. Reservations by 10/17. Tickets are non-refundable. NORC Members: $35 per person* RSVP to Laura: 442-3255. Mail checks to Attn: NORC, JCC – 2 Millstone Campus Drive, 63146

Changes in Medicare Part D – Open enrollment 2020 information with Rick Williams of Ladue Pharmacy(TGP)
Thursday, October 31
Rick Williams returns to share information on Medicare D – Open Enrollment for 2020. Discuss changes with plans and benefits to review on annual basis – set up individual consultation.

The Loop, presented by Slaying Dragons
The Loop is a drama performed by the Slaying Dragons theatrical troupe. The Loop is a one-act play concerning one family’s struggle with Alzheimer’s disease, revolving around the difficulties three generations must face when their elderly relative is diagnosed. Adapted from the original play by John Williams, The Loop adds elements humor to help with a hopeful outlook. A discussion and workshop led by Ashley Stockman, Adult Day at the J Director, follows the performance. Advance reservations required, but all are welcome.
Contact: Laura Press Millner, 314.442.3255
Staenberg Family Complex
Thursday, November 21, 3-4:30pm
Free, RSVP required