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Interest: Seniors

Why I Give: Carl and Fay Simons

The St. Louis Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (NORC), a non-sectarian program that supports the healthy aging of adults 65+ in their own homes by providing opportunities for meaningful community involvement and increased access to support services, is fortunate to have been supported periodically by the Carl and Fay Simons Endowment for Senior Services over the…

United Way Allocates More Than $180K to Jewish Federation

The United Way of Greater St. Louis has allocated $180,475 to Jewish Federation of St. Louis for 2014, an increase of $1,000 from 2013. The additional money will partially fund food expenses in the social nutrition program. The United Way allocation will be put to good use. The funding supports programs and organizations such as…

St. Louis NORC Volunteer Honored as “Community Quarterback”

Pete Pozefsky of Creve Coeur, a volunteer with Jewish Federation of St. Louis’ Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (NORC), was named a finalist for the 2013 Georgia Frontiere Community Quarterback Award. Finalists exemplify leadership, dedication and a commitment to improving the St. Louis bi-state area through volunteerism. Pozefsky has been a volunteer with St. Louis NORC,…

Thank you to the Carl and Fay Simons Fund…

The St. Louis NORC (an agency of Jewish Federation) is fortunate to have been supported periodically by the Carl and Fay Simons Endowment for Senior Services over the past 10 years and 2013 again finds us a beneficiary of their generosity and foresight.  Overseen by the Jewish Federation of St. Louis, the Fund has been…

Senior Services: To Jews as Jews…and as Jews to All

One possible result of a demographic study is the discovery that we have a large number of what I have called “orphaned seniors:” members of our community whose children live outside of St. Louis and thus who do not benefit from the informal social support that in-town family provide. The unexpected “drop by” by an…

Unclaimed Property Older Missourian Education Initiative

Carolyn Epstein was researching the cost of an emergency response system. “I’m getting older and I have a disabled son,” she says. “If I fall, he might not be able to get me help.” So the 75-year-old member of Jewish Federation of St. Louis’ Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (NORC) was thrilled to find out she…

Federation Gets MO Tax Credits for St. Louis NORC

Donors can get tax benefits by giving to program that aids seniors Jewish Federation has been awarded $152,334 in Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) tax credits from the State of Missouri that will assist Federation in raising funds for the Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (NORC) senior program.  NAP, administered by the Missouri Department of Economic Development…

NORC Hits a High Note with Banjos and Brass

Monday, May 2, 7-8:30 pm JCC Staenberg A&E Building Come reminisce to the tunes of the Gay 90s, Roaring 20s and Tin Pan Alley The St. Louis Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (NORC) is rolling out the red carpet to invite the entire community for an evening of “Banjos and Brass,”  Monday, May 2, 7 to…

Evelyn Kleiman

Evelyn Kleiman says she is proud and happy to acknowledge that she has used the services of Jewish Federation of St. Louis. “I look at it like a triangle,” she says. “I have benefitted from Jewish Family and Children Services, the Jewish Community Center and Covenant House—and in the middle is Jewish Federation, spreading its…

Ruth Mariam

From time to time, Ruth Mariam drives by the house she moved out of eight years ago and thinks, “I miss you.” But Ruth realizes now that it wouldn’t be a good place for her. “I would be lonely,” she says. “I would just be sitting around looking at four walls.” Instead, 88-year-old Ruth lives…