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Jewish Community Center

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

Recurring Events

Strike the Right Balance
Did you know the #3 reason people visit their doctor is for dizziness and imbalance? We will be hosting a vestibular physical therapist who will speak about the body’s balance systems, while learning strategies to decrease fall risk and improve your overall balance This course is offered through Oasis in partnership with NORC. All are invited to attend this free event. Space limited and advance reservations are required.
Monday, April 6, 1-3pm
Staenberg Family Complex/Creve Coeur
Contact: Laura Press Millner, 314-442-3255.

Oasis Jazz Ensemble
The 2020 Spring Community Concert will feature the Oasis Jazz Ensemble. This a wonderful 20-piece swing band conducted by Chuck Schuder and Doris Gordan Liberman. You can enjoy standards of jazz tunes from the 30s and 40s featuring artists such as Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller and more. The concert is in partnership between St. Louis NORC and the B’nai B’rith Missouri Lodge. All are welcome to attend this community. Reservations are requested by April 22.
Wednesday, April 29, 1:30pm
Staenberg Family Complex/Creve Coeur
Contact: Laura Press Millner, 314-442-3255.

St. Louis Story Telling Festival
60 years and older. Enjoy professional storytellers sharing oral tradition, culture, values, and more in this evolving, dynamic art form. Tales that will inspire, entertain and stir emotion. This event is offered through 41st Annual St. Louis Story Telling Festival in partnership with NORC. All are welcome to enjoy, space is limited. Advance reservations are required.
Thursday, April 30, 11am-12pm
Staenberg Family Complex/Creve Coeur
Contact: Laura Press Millner, 314-442-3255.