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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


  • $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

Osteoporosis Dos and Don’ts
Spend an afternoon learning how osteoporosis fractures happen and how to avoid them with some simple modifications to everyday movements. You will learn how to use joints wisely and protect bones and joints from unnecessary injuries. This course is offered through OASIS in partnership with NORC. All are welcome. Space is limited. Advance reservations required.

Staenberg Family Complex/Creve Coeur
Wednesday, March 21, 1-3pm

Contact: Laura Press Millner, 314.442.3255

Spring Coach Bus Trip to Edwardsville, Illinois

Our visit will include a tour of the town of Edwardsville, the third oldest city in the state of Illinois, settled in 1805. A “step-on-guide” will share historical location information and will be available throughout the day. Stop, tour and learn about several historically significant area sites:

  • The Wildey Theatre, the 1909 Opera House
  • 1820 Colonel Benjamin Stephenson House
  • The Historic Cooperative Village of LeClaire, established in 1890

Plus, enjoy a delicious Italian lunch at local favorite, Bella Milanos Restaurant.

Thursday, April 26, 8:30am-4:30pm

$55 – Early Bird Sign Up and payment for NORC members only – due March 16th
$60 – NORC member sign up and payment- due April 5th
$65 – Non- NORC Members – Friends, family – All are welcome

Registration Form

Spring Choral Concert
Enjoy an afternoon of melody and seasonal songs performed by the Covenant Place Chorale under the direction of Robert Denison. This free concert is in partnership with B’nai B’rith. Light refreshments will be provided as you relax and are entertained. Advance reservations required.

Staenberg Family Center/Creve Coeur
Wednesday, May 23, 1:30-2:30pm

Contact: Laura Press Millner, 314.442.3255