Leisure Registration is Open

As we spring forward to warmer and sunnier days, now is a great time to start planning for more fun and engaging activities! The Spring and Summer 2021 Leisure Times is now available and registration is open. The St. Louis Arc’s Leisure department is offering numerous programs designed to promote socialization, meet new friends, learn…

april fools' fun run

April Fools’ Day Run

All of the Fun, None of the Run While we haven’t been able to get together to cheer on our Cardinals & Blues during the annual Arc Night events, we still have some Leisure fun headed your way! Join the St. Louis Arc and the Leisure team for the April Fools’ Day Fun Run! All…

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Virtual Yoga, Dance, and Music

Kick off the new year by staying active and engaged – virtually! As the pandemic continues and we see less daylight and colder temperatures, it is important to find ways to stay connected to others. The St. Louis Arc offers fun, unique virtual classes and programs for people with disabilities through our Leisure department. There…

Winter Leisure Fun

The 2020-2021 Winter Leisure Times is now available!  The deadline to register for programs is Friday, December 18, 2020 and registration is now available on the online registration page. Technology Assistance If you are interested in receiving more information on obtaining a $30 Samsung tablet, and free internet service for six months, please contact the…

Fall 2020 Leisure Times

A Note from the Director of Leisure Services The Leisure Services Department misses everyone, and we are excited to offer fall programs. While the COVID-19 pandemic weighs heavy on our mind, your safety, trust, and security are what makes us pause and reevaluate everyone returning to the Leisure programs. To protect your safety, we will…

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…