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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

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

Walk and Talk with Joan Hirst (Beirne Park, 10630 Country View Dr. ) 5 week spring session
Every Wednesday, May 1 -29
9:30 to 10:30am
Meet at Bierne Park (1063 Country View Dr) and enjoy good conversation and physical exercise with a “walk in the park” with NORC’s Joan Hirst. Wear walking shoes and comfortable clothing for weather and movement.

 

Chair Yoga (TGP)
Every Tue
May 7-28, 11-11:45pm
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, 12:30-1:45PM
All are welcome to a lively discussion of current events.

 

Page Turners Book Group – The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger (TGP)
Friday, May 17, 1-2pm
Book Group meets monthly, third Friday of the month – this month’s book features (TGP)

Lunch and Learn Nutrition and Hydration with AW Health Care's Liz Soldwish-Zoole RN (TGP)
Monday, May 20, 11:30am-12:30pm
AW Health Care presents a lunch and learn opportunity focusing on Nutrition and Hydration – What is going in your mouth? led by Liz Soldwish-Zoole RN. Bring brown bag lunch and enjoy discussion

Ask the Nurse & BP Check with ResCare(TGP)
Tuesday, May 21, 10:30am-12pm
Meet with nurse for blood pressure checks and questions regarding health and wellness

OASIS Jazz Band Spring Concert All Welcome,JCC Banquet Center (picture of last year below)
Wednesday, May 22, 1:30-2:30pm
Special concert with OASIS Jazz Band in partnership with B’Nai Brith of MO and St. Louis Senior Olympics. All Welcome RSVP to 442-3255.

Living with a Healthy Life Workshop with OASIS (TGP)
Wednesdays, May 29-July 10, 1-3:30pm
In this 7-week interactive workshop, you will set healthy goals, make action plans, manage pain, embrace nutrition and exercise, understand medication and increase your confidence in managing your health. Developed by Stanford University’s Patient Education Research Center, this self-management course is for those with any chronic condition. Light refreshments included. Class size limited. No cost. RSVP to 442-3255.

Men’s Breakfast at Creve Coeur Mc Donalds (11521 Olive Blvd)
Friday, May 31, 9-10am
Enjoy breakfast with the men of NORC. Cost on own.

Chair Yoga (TGP)
Every Tuesday, June 4-25, 11-11:45am
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.

Soldiers Memorial Military Museum Bus Trip $10
Thursday, June 6, 9:30am-2:30pm
Newly renovated Soldiers Memorial Military Museum that honors military service, veterans and their families. Self guided tour  Payment is due at time of RSVP. $10/person. Advance reservations required. RSVP to Laura: 442-3255.

Classic Film viewing of Gone with the Wind (TGP)
June 7-14, 12:30-2:30pm
Enjoy the 1939 American epic historical romance film adapted by Margaret Mitchell’s 1937 Pulitzer prize winning novel of the same name. Film will be shown in two parts.

Annual Oxford Hills Community Wide Happy Hour at Pool Gazebo
Thursday, June 13, 4-6pm
Enjoy socializing with NORC neighbors, games and food. ALL encouraged to bring an appetizer/dish to share. ALL welcome. Call to confirm with reservation to Laura at 442-3255

Monthly Film Series: Ken Burns presents MarkTwain Part 2 of 4 (TGP)
Monday, June 17, 1-2pm
Ken Burns presents Mark Twain. This film tells of Twain’s life full of adventure, success, defeat, comedy and tragedy.

Ask the Nurse & BP Check with ResCare(TGP)
Tuesday, June 18, 10:30am-12pm
Meet with nurse for blood pressure checks and questions regarding health and wellness

Creative Expressions Art Group with Artist Joanna Szapszewicz (TGP)
Wednesday, June 19, 10:30am-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.

Croatia and Slovenia – Travel Talk with Linda Nash (TGP)
Thursday, June 20, 1-2pm
Learn of Croatia and Slovenia from world traveler and NORC member Linda Nash. (TGP)

Page Turners Book Group – Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell (TGP)
Friday, June 21, 1-2:30pm
Book Group meets monthly, third Friday of the month – this month’s book features Gone with the Wind by (TGP)

Wii Brain Games – play Jeopardy and stretch your brain (TGP)
Monday, June 24, 1-2pm
Play Jeopardy and exercise your brain (TGP) Enjoy fun with your NORC neighbors.

Bus Trip to Opera Theatre St. Louis – Verdi’s Rigoletto
Wednesday, June 26, 11:30am-5pm
Enjoy Opera Theatre of St. Louis matinee performance of Verdi’s Rigoletto. Tickets with bus transportation: $45. Tickets only: $35. Payment is reservation due no later than 5/10

Dinner Out at Lester’s – 9906 Clayton Road
Thursday, June 27, 4:30-6:30pm
Enjoy dinner out with friends and neighbors. Cost of meal on own. RSVP to Joan at 442-3834.

Men’s Breakfast at Creve Coeur McDonalds (11521 Olive Blvd)
Friday, June 28, 9-10am
Enjoy breakfast with the men of NORC. Cost on own.

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