OASIS is a unique educational program for adults age 50-plus who want to learn, grow and explore new ideas. We promote successful aging through lifelong learning, health programs and volunteer engagement.
CATCH Healthy Habits is sponsored by Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation.
CATCH Healthy Habits pairs adults 50-plus with children to encourage healthier eating and physical activity.
OASIS collaborates with Community Renewal Team, Inc. to offer the CATCH Healthy Habits Program in the Hartford area.
Community Renewal Team, Inc. is the designated Community Action Agency for Middlesex and Hartford Counties and is the largest non-profit provider of human services in Connecticut. The agency’s mission is to change lives and create opportunity for individuals and families in our communities. The mission is achieved each day by helping people and families become self-sufficient while making sure basic needs are met. CRT’s programs include Head Start, Meals on Wheels, energy assistance, supportive housing and shelters, and many others, serving people in more than 60 cities and towns in both our core catchment area and throughout Connecticut. Visit us at www.crtct.org
The CATCH program combats the serious public health problem of obesity by engaging mature adults as mentors to teach healthy lifelong habits to kids in grades K - 5.
Renee Hamel, of the Community Renewal Team, Inc., in Hartford Connecticut, did this PSA for Hartford Public Access Television. Community Renewal Team partners with OASIS, and are supported by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation in delivering the CATCH Healthy Habits program in Hartford.
Research shows that adults over 50 who volunteer have lower rates of depression and mortality and greater functional ability than those who do not volunteer. And as a CATCH volunteer, you are not only helping promote healthy habits for kids but also gaining that experience for yourself! Being involved in the CATCH program also provides the opportunity to experience the rewards of meaningful community service.
CATCH volunteers have fun as they promote healthy habits for kids and for themselves. To find out about volunteer opportunities with CATCH Healthy Habits in Hartford, email Theresa Sheremeta, or call her 860-760-3060.
Learn more about CATCH Healthy Habits.