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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


  • $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

Intro to Drama Course with Miles Bledsoe (TGP) (2 of 8)
10:30am to 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 2 of 3 )(TGP)
Monday, February 4
11am to 12pm
Led by Artist and NORC Member Ed Farber, No experience needed. Space is limited. RSVP to 442-3255.

Chair Yoga (TGP)
Every Tuesday
11 to 11:45am
The NORC Chair Yoga class is ongoing and focuses on flexibility, balance, stress relief, and camaraderie. Led by JCC instructor, Nancy LeClaire, this is a wonderful opportunity to enhance your physical routine and have fun simultaneously.

Current Topics (TGP)
Every Tuesday
12:30 to 1:45pm
All are welcome to a lively discussion of current events.

Knit Group (Cov)
1:15 to 2:30pm
NORC Knit Group is collaborating with Covenant Place to meet for a weekly knit group. Enjoy socializing, knitting, crocheting, crafting and receiving instruction from volunteer knit expert, Jerri Livingston on Tuesdays at 1:15 pm in the Covenant II building, Lower Level (near the Management offices). All welcome. Contact Laura at 442-3255 for information, directions and to RSVP.

Lunch and Learn “Heart Health Bingo” with AW Health Care (TGP)
Thursday, February 7
11:30am to 12:30pm
AW Health Care presents a lunch and learn opportunity focusing on Heart Health Awareness Month. Enjoy interactive heart health BINGO led by Liz Soldwish-Zoole RN. Bring brown bag lunch and enjoy discussion

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

Monthly Film Series: Ken Burns presents Making History Thomas Jefferson Part 1 of 3 (TGP)
Monday, February 11
1 to 2:15pm
Ken Burns presents Making History, Thomas Jefferson. Learn of the author of the Declaration of Independence, voice of new era of democratic government, and residing President through countries expansion with Louisiana Purchase and more. Part One of Three parts.

Classic Film viewing of To Kill A Mocking Bird(TGP)
Wednesday, February 13
1 to 3:00pm
Enjoy the 1962 Drama Film based on Harper Lee’s 1960 Pulitzer Prize winning novel of the name.

Page Turners Book Group – Harper Lee's “To Kill A Mockingbird”(TGP)
Friday, February 15
1 to 2:30pm
February selection of the 1960 classic novel, To KIll A Mocking Bird by Harper Lee.   Book Group will meet monthly, third Friday of the month.

Ask the Nurse & BP Check with ResCare(TGP)
Tuesday, February 19
10:30am to 12pm
Meet with nurse for blood pressure checks and questions regarding health and wellness

Creative Expressions Art Group (TGP)
Wednesday, February 20
10:30am to 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 Houlihan’s (1085 N. Mason Rd.)
Thursday, February 21
4:30 to 6:30pm
Enjoy dinner out with friends and neighbors. Cost of meal on own. RSVP to Joan at 442-3834.

Men’s Breakfast at Creve Coeur Mc Donalds (11521 Olive Blvd)
Friday, February 22
9 to 10am
Enjoy breakfast with the men of NORC. Cost on own.

Wii Brain Games – play Jeopardy and stretch your brain (TGP)
Monday, February 25
1 to 2pm
Play Jeopardy and exercise your brain (TGP) Enjoy fun with your NORC neighbors.

Gateway Arch – Museum of Westward Expansion Bus Trip $10
Wednesday, February 27
10:15am to 3pm
Newly renovated Museum of Westward Expansion – Trace the story of Native Americans, explorers, pioneers, and rebels – all who made America possible. Payment is due at time of RSVP. $10/person. Advance reservations required. RSVP to Laura: 442-3255.