Parks and Recreation Month

The Leisure Services team has been hard at work continuing to provide services to keep participants and families socially involved and engaged via virtual supports. As we celebrate Parks and Recreation Month this year, we are experiencing many things a little differently. Now, more than ever, we see the need to get out and play!…

A Virtual Summer

As summer kicks off amidst a pandemic, the St. Louis Arc staff and participants are finding new ways to stay connected and involved in the Arc’s summer programs. From teen programs to cooking classes, the Leisure staff have found ways to continue to provide educational and socialization opportunities, while still having fun. Cook In Your…

Working on Goals

Throughout the pandemic, the St. Louis Arc has been committed to providing quality supports to individuals in the safest way possible for all involved. For most of the St. Louis Arc’s programs, individuals identify goals or outcomes to work toward while they participate in a specific program. These goals are based on a participant’s desire…

art on the gallery wall

Ten Years of Artist in You

This past Friday, a steady stream of participants, family members, Arc staff, art lovers, and gallery patrons gathered at the Green Door Art Gallery in Webster Groves for the opening of “Expressions of Pure Joy”. The exhibit features art curated in the St. Louis Arc’s Artist in You program over the past year. Twenty-four individual…

Artist and Volunteer in class

Active in the New Year

Staying active during the winter and spring months often helps individuals keep a positive attitude, stay healthy, and maintain their social network. There is still time to register for several Leisure programs for the winter and spring season. Contact the program lead listed below to find out more information or visit the online registration page…

teen volunteering during the summer

Planning for 2020

It is difficult to think about summer with snow covering the ground, but for families with teens and young adults planning early for summer programming is important. Summer programs for individuals with disabilities have limited spaces and they fill up quickly. We invite family members to attend the Arc’s first workshop of 2020 – Summer…

yoga

Awake, Aware, Alive

Your day has begun and out of nowhere something happens that causes you stress. It could be unexpected traffic or maybe you spill coffee on your clothes. It could be something more serious like an accident that triggers your anxiety. How do you react? What do you do to calm down in that moment? This…

St. Louis Arc Young Friends

Join the Fun

Make A Difference, Have Fun There are many reasons why people choose to give their time and volunteer for an organization. From students fulfilling volunteer hours to retirees looking to stay connected, volunteers have one thing in common – they want to make a difference. The Arc provides year-round volunteer opportunities to have fun and…

Fall Leisure Times Now Available

Fall Leisure program registration is now open. The 2019 Fall Leisure Times outlines the wide variety of recreational opportunities the St. Louis Arc provides to people of all ages and abilities.  These programs offer ways for individuals to have fun, stay fit, meet new people, experience new things, or learn a new skill. Last year…

Celebrating Parks and Recreation

Each July we celebrate Park and Recreation Month, recognizing the importance of parks and recreation in the lives of individuals. At the St. Louis Arc the Leisure Services team works throughout the year to help people develop an appreciation of recreation and parks while engaging with their community. Leisure Summer Programs The Arc’s summer programs,…