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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

Current Topics (TGP)
Every Tuesday
All are welcome to a lively discussion of current events.

Wii Brain Games – play Jeopardy and stretch your brain (TGP)
Every Fourth Monday
Play Jeopardy and exercise your brain (TGP) Enjoy fun with your NORC neighbors.

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