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Interest: Seniors

St. Louis Senior Project Awarded State Tax Credits

Businesses or individuals with businesses who donate to The Naturally Occurring Retirement Community for improvement projects will receive a 50% tax credit The St. Louis Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (NORC) senior project has been awarded $152,000 in Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) Tax Credits from the State of Missouri. This three-year program, administered by The Missouri…

Chaplaincy Program Impact

One of Federation’s central tasks is to identify and then fund community needs. Earlier this week we received a beautiful testimonial to the impact of the Chaplaincy program we initiated and then funded through the work of Jewish Family and Children Services. The Chaplaincy program illustrates how your contributions to our annual campaign help change…

How We Help: Jewish Family & Children’s Service

On an especially hot day a few weeks ago, Mrs. M, an 83 year old Food Pantry client confided to staff that she had no air conditioning.  They noted that she looked frail and immediately wanted to help.  The first call was to Lori Zimmerman in ElderLink.  Lori contacted the client and learned that she…

St. Louis NORC Celebrates a Decade of Success

The St. Louis Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (NORC) is commemorating its 10th anniversary of successfully supporting the healthy aging of seniors in their homes with a special celebration on August 7. The event will include live music, the St. Louis NORC Star Awards Ceremony, a video presentation, refreshments and more. The keynote address will be…

Senior Prom and Investment in Human Capital

I have spoken a lot about the likely exodus of young professionals from our community over the last 20-25 years.  One consequence of this trend is that we now have seniors whose children and grandchildren are no longer living near them.  This means they are aging without the social and psychological support that comes with…

St. Louis NORC Receives Grant from the Women’s Auxiliary for the Jewish Aged

The St. Louis Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (NORC), a program that supports the healthy aging of older adults in their homes, received a $4,500 grant from the Women’s Auxiliary for the Jewish Aged (formerly the Auxiliary, JCA) to support its member taxi transportation program and summer celebration activities to celebrate its 10th anniversary year. The Women’s…

Purim in Simferopol: Delivering Mischloach Manot and “JDC DNA”

Married for more than 60 years, Gregory and Asia Shur share their life together in a fourth-floor walkup in Simferopol, the Crimean capital of 330,000 people that has been at the center of much of the tension currently gripping Ukraine. Throughout the uncertainty plaguing the city – transportation is disrupted or difficult, the banking system…