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Jewish Community Center

Naturally Occurring Retirement Community


The J’s Creve Coeur location serves as an epicenter for a nationally-recognized Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (NORC). A NORC includes adults, ages 65 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 NOR services and membership, or to inquire about current activities and upcoming opportunities, please contact Laura Press Millner (, 314-442-3255.

Upcoming Special Events

Cats, Dogs and More – the Subliminal Nuances of Animal Behaviors

Join us for this presentation by Marian Brickner, photographer, researcher and author share photos of animal expression and how humans determine thoughts and needs. A fun, interactive program with audience participation encouraged. All welcome to enjoy. Space Limited. Advance reservations required

Creve Coeur/Staenberg Family Complex
Thursday, January 19, 1-2pm

Pricing: FREE

Reservations: Laura Press Milner, 314-442-3255

Fighting Fatigue

Low energy can greatly impact lives physically, emotionally, and socially. Learn about the causes of fatigue, its impact on function and how to fight it. Course offered through OASIS in partnership with NORC. All welcome to enjoy. Space Limited. Advance reservations required.

Creve Coeur/Staenberg Family Complex
Thursday, March 2, 10am-12pm

Pricing: FREE

Reservations: Laura Press Milner, 314-442-3255