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Naturally Occurring Retirement Community

NORC Senior Events

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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

Chair Yoga (TGP)
Every Tuesday
July 2-30 & August 6-27, 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
July 2-30 & August 6-27, 12:30-1:45pm
All are welcome to a lively discussion of current events.

Knit Group (Cov)
Every Tuesday
July 2-30 & August 6-27, 1:15-2:15pm
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.

Wii Brain Games – play Jeopardy and stretch your brain (TGP)
Monday, July 29
Monday, August 26
Play Jeopardy and exercise your brain (TGP) Enjoy fun with your NORC neighbors.

Ask the Nurse & BP Check with ResCare(TGP)
Tuesday, July 16
Tuesday, August 20

Creative Expressions Art Group with Artist Joanna Szapszewicz $3 (TGP)
Wednesday, July 17
Wednesday, August 21
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.

NORC’s Page Turners Book Group  (TGP)
All are welcome to join the discussion and contribute book ideas!
Friday, July 19 – “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens
Friday, August 16 – To be announced

Men’s Breakfast at Creve Coeur McDonalds (11521 Olive Blvd)
Friday, July 26
Friday, August 30
Enjoy breakfast with the men of NORC. Cost on own.

Special Events

Dinner Out with St. Louis NORC
Thursday, August 15, 4:30-6:30pm
Pasta House (700 N New Balls, Creve Coeur)
Enjoy dinner with friends. Cost of meal on own. RSVP to Joan at 442-3834

Meet Author of “So Where’d You Go to High School”(TGP)
Wednesday, August 28, 1:30-2:30pm
Author Dan Dillon shares of his motivation, research and enjoyment in writing the book on the fun and revealing question St. Louis natives love to ask.

Dancing Under the Stars
Join NORC’s annual evening event of dancing, music and socializing. Enjoy the Gateway City Big Band – a 17-piece band with two vocalists covering all your favorites of the 40’s and 50’s! All are welcome, and light refreshments will be served.
Contact: Laura Press Millner, 314.442.3255
Staenberg Family Complex/Creve Coeur
Thursday, August 22, 6:30-8:30
$10/person; advance reservations required

St. Louis Public Radio Station Tour
Visit KWMU radio station and learn what goes on behind the scenes. Then, enjoy lunch at Adriana’s On the Hill (cost of lunch on own). RSVP 442-3255
Wednesday, September 11, 9:30am–2pm

Celebration of Life Party
All Aboard the SS NORC – Embark on this Caribbean-Style adventure to honor and celebrate neighbors and friends over age 90. Enjoy tropical refreshments and beautiful island music. Grab your cruise wear and join the Conga Line. Don’t miss the boat. All welcome, Made possible through the generosity of the Kahn Foundation of Temple Israel. Advance reservations required.
Contact: Laura Press Millner, 314.442.3255
Staenberg Family Complex/Creve Coeur
Thursday, September 26, 1-2:30pm
Free, RSVP required

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

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