Rich Farr

Preston Hill


Emeritus Chair

Don Swanlund

Carol Plotkin

Meet the Senior Advisory Board

Margaret Ann Hayden


Alan McDowell

Meet our Management team

Mission Statement

Dr. Uday Deoskar

Joe Ramholz


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
  • SilverSneakers® Members - membership fee waived following verification
  • 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


Robert Stefl

Mindy Morgan

Director of Operations

August 2, 2018

September 6, 2018

October 4, 2018

November 1, 2018

December 6, 2018

Deb Shaw

Molly Camper

Director of Programming

Dennis Bourgerie

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.

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Meeting Time: 9:30 AM  Location: ARC Conference Room

March 1, 2018

April 5, 2018

May 3, 2018

June 7, 2018

July 5, 2018

Tom Lentz

Maintenance Supervisor

​​​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.

​​​​​Building Hours

6:30 AM - 7:00 PM, Mon. - Thurs. 

​6:30 AM - 4:00 PM, Fri.

8:00 AM - Noon, Sat.

Upcoming Senior Citizen Advisory Committee Meetings

Elicssha Sanders

Member Service Coordinator

Samantha Oleson

Communications Coordinator

*See calendars for program dates & times*

Phone: 309-888-9099