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“Do not cast me away at the time of old age; when my strength fails, do not forsake me.” - Psalm/Tehillem Chapter 71
From our Executive Director

At Crown Center, we believe in the dignity of each and every individual and strive to create a nurturing space where older adults can find joy, purpose, and a sense of belonging.

Crown Center for Senior Living

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The Foundation

The Time is Right

A Successful Foundation

Gladys & Henry Crown Center for Senior Living (“Crown Center”) is unique in St. Louis. No other nonprofit offers Crown Center’s strong community and breadth of services for all income levels of older adults. Founded in 1967, Crown Center began by constructing a building with 124 independent living apartments; and expanding in 1995, resulting in a total of 244 units.

In addition to housing, Crown Center’s programs are designed to enhance the lives of older adults, and to bolster their ability to prevent decline and frailty through social connectedness, physical activity and meaningful engagement.


Proven Track Record

With a 50+ year track record, Crown Center is a successful, financially stable nonprofit agency.

The Need

Meeting the Need

Affordable Housing & Services

Crown Center’s apartments match the lifestyle of today’s retirees with modern amenities.

In addition to housing, we are committed to helping residents and older adults living nearby stay active and engaged.  To this end, Crown Center offers a wide array of programs and services, serving as a resource and hub, and welcoming a diverse group of older adults.

80%of residents
Limited Resources

80% of Crown residents must make do with extremely limited financial resources.

The Plan

Thank You

We’re grateful for those who supported our campaign to build Crown Center Phase 1 Apartments and Staenberg Commons, a community gathering place.


Staenberg Commons & 52 Apartments

The Staenberg Commons, with connector spaces, has expanded the life-enhancing programs and services we offer to residents as well as neighborhood seniors. Targeted for Summer 2024, the new Crown Center Phase 1 apartment building and the Staenberg Commons will be completed. Included will be a community room, art studio, culinary kitchen, fitness center, seating areas, outdoor patios, gardens, and both management and resource offices.

68 Apartments

Looking ahead, Phase II is on the horizon. This phase involves the construction of a new apartment building, covered parking as well as extensive renovations of the existing Weinberg Building. When combined with Phase I and the Weinberg Building, Crown Center will have a total of 238 affordable apartments. To achieve this vision, Crown will rely not only on Federal Low-Income Tax Credits but also on additional philanthropic support.

The Impact

Cafe seating
Circle@Crown Cafe
community room
lobby seating
two-bedroom apt
two-bedroom entrance

Building a Place to Live, Learn & Connect

Staenberg Commons

More than a senior residence, Crown Center is a well-respected and highly utilized community center, also accessible to older adults living in the area. The new Staenberg Commons is the centerpiece of the Crown Center campus and is available for residents as well as more than 300 retirees in surrounding neighborhoods.

  • Welcoming atmosphere where all seniors feel they belong.
  • Designated entrance, making it accessible and secure for both community clients and Crown Center residents.
  • Community gardens & greenhouse
  • Culinary demonstration kitchen
  • Art studio
  • Wellness & fitness center
  • Multipurpose spaces designed to accommodate those with mobility, vision or hearing challenges. Usable for celebrations, with privacy when necessary.
  • Lighting, seating, table heights, flooring, wall coverings, technology and acoustics, scaled to maximize use.
  • Resource offices

Support Crown Center

To discuss a gift or for more information about supporting Crown Center, contact Andy Thorp.

Andy Thorp
(314) 991-2055