Happy Thanksgiving!

The J is open for our Members on Thursday, November 23 from 8am to 2pm. Join us on Thanksgiving Day and get in your holiday workout! Click here for our Thanksgiving Group Exercise schedules.

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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 (lmillner@jccstl.org), 314-442-3255.

Upcoming Special Events

Dancing Under the Stars 

NORC’s annual evening of dancing, music and socializing. Listen to 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, includes light refreshments. Reservations required.

Thursday, August 24, 6:30-8:30pm

Pricing:$5, reservations required

Reservations: Laura Press Milner, 314-442-3255