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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 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

Price

  • $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


Standing Tall
Tips for Improving Your Posture with Katherine Meirink

Poor posture can cause pain, lead to organ problems and to aging. Join physical therapist Katherine Meirink, PT, to learn how to check your posture along with techniques, exercises and devices to improve it. Course offered in partnership with St. Louis OASIS. Advance reservations required.

Staenberg Family Complex/Creve Coeur
Wednesday, June 6, 1-2:30pm
Free

Contact: Laura Press Millner, 314.442.3255

The Hidden Truths About Pain
With Kim Hoff, Pharm D, BCPS, BCACP, CDE

Join us for a discussion revealing what pain is, how it can be treated, and what might cause complications. You may even leave with a changed perspective. Offered in partnership with St. Louis OASIS. Advance reservations required.

Staenberg Family Complex/Creve Coeur
Monday, July 23, 1-3pm
Free

Contact: Laura Press Millner, 314.442.3255

Dancing Under the Stars

Swing and sway as you dance the night away at NORC’s annual Dancing Under the Stars! Our evening will include dancing, music and socializing, highlighted by 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. Light refreshments served. Advance reservations required.

Staenberg Family Complex/Creve Coeur
Thursday, August 23, 6:30-8:30pm
$5 for NORC members
$10 for NORC members after August 2

Contact: Laura Press Millner, 314.442.3255