*See calendars for program dates & times*

Phone: 309-888-9099

​​​​​Building Hours

6:30 AM - 7:00 PM, Mon. - Thurs. 

​6:30 AM - 4:00 PM, Fri.

8:00 AM - Noon, Sat.

Emeritus Chair

Don Swanlund

Carol Plotkin

Dr. Uday Deoskar

Meet the Senior Advisory Board

Tom Lentz

Maintenance Supervisor

Joe Ramholz

Connie Wille

Business Office Manager

Samantha Oleson

Communications Coordinator

Molly Camper

Director of Programming


Robert Stefl

Margaret Ann Hayden


Alan McDowell

Dennis Bourgerie

Meet our Management team

​​​It is the mission of ARC to ​provide a modern, friendly atmosphere for socialization and fitness, as well as recreational, nutritional, health support and assistance services for senior citizens throughout McLean County.

​We believe in supporting a comprehensive range of programs and services for older adults.  Our classes and activities meet a wide array of interests, expectations and needs while we work to continually expand our program.

​ARC, sponsored by Normal Township, works with other supportive senior service agencies and individuals in and outside of McLean County.

At its original opening, the ARC building was used as an ice rink primarily for hockey players.  On March 14, 1988, Illinois State University's Student Recreation Building opened. Renovations now made cardio and weight training equipment available to students along with various courts, raquetball and fitness classes.  The Student Recreation Building closed in December of 2010.

Former Director Jennifer Engelman & Normal Township had been searching for a larger space to house its programs and services for seniors since 2009. They made the agreement to purchase the new building in April 2013.  Extensive remodeling has taken place that  allows ARC to offer a wide variety of programs and services to the 55+ community of Bloomington-Normal.

Mission Statement


Become a member today!

Benefits of Membership

  • Recreational activities for seniors (55+) in Normal and the surrounding area
  • Assistance services for seniors (55+) in Normal and the surrounding area
  • Nutritional and health support
  • Opportunities for improving fitness
  1. ​Access to indoor walking track (13 laps = 1 mile)
  2. Fitness Center open to all ARC members provides access to various cardio and weight training equipment
  3. Open pickleball 8:00 AM- 4:00 PM Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays
  4. Exercise Studio for various fitness classes with an instructor
  • ​Opportunities for socialization and continued learning

Costs of Membership

  • Single Membership- $30/year
  • Couples Membership- $50/year
  • Membership forms can be filled out at ARC or found on the Contact Us page
  • Those interested in becoming members of ARC who meet the following requirements are eligible for a hardship reduction of the membership fee:
    • ​Annual income < $17,820 for a single person
    • Annual income < $24,030 for a couple

Mindy Morgan

Director of Operations

Rich Farr

Preston Hill


Elicssha Sanders

Member Service Coordinator