Elicssha Sanders

Member Service Manager

Now Available for Rent To Members

Rec Room—$350 for minimum of 2 hour rental + $35 per additional hour
· Prep Kitchen add-on—$200
· AV Equipment add-on—$75
· Refundable Deposit—$600
Saturdays: Noon—9 PM
Sundays: 6 AM—2 PM
For more details or to fill out a room rental application contact Normal Township Supervisor Sarah Grammer in person or by email at 

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Emeritus Chair

Don Swanlund

ARC Room Rentals

Carol Plotkin

Deb Shaw

Joe Ramholz

Samantha Oleson

Communications Coordinator

Margaret Ann Hayden


Robert Stefl

Alan McDowell

​​​​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!

Dr. Uday Deoskar

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. Pickleball
  4. Exercise Studio for various fitness classes with an instructor
  • ​Opportunities for socialization and continued learning
  • Shuttle Bus available to all seniors that live in a 7-mile radius of ARC, Mon. - Fri. 
  1. ​Cost $1 each way, punch cards available for your convenience
  2. Pick-up: 9-10 AM Mon - Fri 
  3. Drop-off: 3 PM Mon - Fri & 1 PM Tue

Costs of Membership

  • Annual Membership - $30/year
  • SilverSneakers®, Silver&Fit®, & Renew Active Members - membership fee waived following verification
  • Membership forms must be filled out at ARC
  • Those interested in becoming members of ARC who meet the following requirements are eligible for a hardship reduction of the membership fee.  See a manager for further details on the process:
    • ​Annual income < $17,820 for a single person
    • Annual income < $24,030 for a couple

Meet the ARC Advisory Board

Molly Camper

Director of Programming

Vice Chairman

Steven Kossman

Meet our Management team

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Preston Hill

Facilities Manager

Upcoming ARC Advisory Board Meetings

June 4, 2020

July 2, 2020

August 6, 2020

September 3, 2020

October 1, 2020

November 5, 2020

​December 3, 2020

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

​​​​​Hours of Operation

6:30 AM - 7:00 PM, Mon. - Thurs. 

​6:30 AM - 4:00 PM, Fri.

8:00 AM - Noon, Sat.

Rich Farr

*See calendars for program dates & times*

Phone: 309-888-9099

Rick Lewis

Director of Operations