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STL NORC in the Media

Washington University School of Medicine – Program in Occupational Therapy

St. Louis NORC receives inaugural Outstanding Community Partner Award. Click here to read more.


Jewish Light

Offering seniors a path to maintain independence

Hey! Hey! Five in Five with Karen Berry-Elbert


Barry-Wehmiller Company

Enriching Our Community: NORC


STL NORC featured on

From nursing home to stay at home: Jewish organizations try to shift senior living.


STL NORC featured on Maturity and its Muse blog

NORC Celebrates Its Stars


STL NORC in St. Louis Post Dispatch

Village model helps older adults maintain their independence


STL NORC Makes U.S. News

U.S. News & World Report takes an in-depth look at Jewish Federation of St. Louis’ Naturally Occurring Retirement Community, calling it a ‘Unique Haven.’


NORC’s Senior Services Featured in the STL Beacon

Bess Garland, 85, is interviewed about how support services have allowed her to stay healthy and age at home.


2015 Friedman Center Award Winners

On April 22, 2015, the Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging at the Institute for Public Health at Washington University recognized two individuals for their service to older adults in St. Louis at the center’s annual lecture. The 2015 Harvey A. & Dorismae Hacker Friedman Award recognizes individuals in the St. Louis Metro region who make outstanding contributions in service to older adults. Individuals may make this contribution through practice, education, advocacy or research. The 2015 Harvey A. & Dorismae Hacker Friedman Award for Excellence in Service to Older Adults was awarded to Karen Berry Elbert and Sherrill Wayland.
Ms. Berry Elbert manages the St. Louis NORC at the Jewish Federation of St. Louis. She was instrumental in developing this national model program to help older adults remain living independently and has directed it since its inception in 2002. She has over 35 years of experience in the non-profit community, including administering a philanthropic foundation, grant making consultation and leadership positions with the United Way of Greater St. Louis, Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis and Congregation Temple Israel.


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