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St. Louis NORC Receives Grant from the W.A.J.A.

The St. Louis Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (NORC), a program that supports the healthy aging of older adults in their homes, received a $2,750 grant from the Women’s Auxiliary for the Jewish Aged (formerly the Auxiliary, JCA) to support its Socialization for Healthy Engagement program. The Socialization for Healthy Engagement program aims to support social…

Michelle Siler

Two mornings a week, Michelle Siler, 49, drops her father, Merle Friedman, 86, off at the Adult Day Center at the JCC at 9 a.m. Her husband, Patrick, picks him up at 4 p.m. The JCC Adult Day Center gives Michelle, a costume designer, some relief during the day. With its social and recreational programs in…

Ben Feldman

A life well lived, a great attitude, and a community full of family and friends that adore him at Covenant/CHAI is what gives Ben Feldman, 101, the strength to look forward to his upcoming 102nd birthday in December. Ben moved to Covenant House 37 years ago. In 1991, he lost his wife to cancer. Although alone…

Daniel Platschek

For Daniel Platschek, 30, an international finance specialist with Berry-Wehmiller Company, the 2012 St. Louis Jewish Federation Rubin Israel Experience, was transformative. This is an annual no cost trip for Jewish adults aged 27-40. The trip’s mission, to inspire participants to become involved in the Jewish community, got Daniel’s attention. After he returned, Daniel scouted…

Libby Sorkin Routman

Libby Sorkin Routman, 81, says Jewish Federation’s Naturally Occurring Retirement Community program literally saved her life. Libby lives alone. One day she experienced a severe reaction to a medication. Sick, unable to prepare her own meals and very scared, she wasn’t sure what to do. So, she called the NORC staff for help. Someone immediately…

Amanda Packman

Amanda Packman, 23, knows from personal experience that Jewish Federation helps the very young to the very old. The Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community Day School teacher credits our St. Louis Jewish Federation. This is an organization that sustains a Jewish community rich in resources for all. When her late grandfather was ill, she saw the…

NORC Hits a High Note with “Banjos and Brass”

Come reminisce to the tunes of the Gay 90s, Roaring 20s and Tin Pan Alley. Mon., May 21, 7 to 8:30 pm, at the JCC Staenberg A&E Building 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,…