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CATCH Healthy Habits is sponsored by Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation



CATCH Healthy Habits in Richmond

Senior Connections and VCU Department of Gerontology collaborates with OASIS to deliver the CATCH Healthy Habits program in the Richmond area.

CATCH Healthy Habits pairs adults 50 and over with children to encourage healthier eating and physical activity.

Established in 1971, VCU is a nationally-ranked social work graduate program that prepares students to promote social and economic justice in a diverse society. Students learn in the classroom environment and integrate their knowledge into practice in some of the over 420 field agencies that partner with the school. Classes emphasize “critical thinking, self awareness, using evidence-based decision making, and ethical integrity.” 

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.

You can help.

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.

To volunteer or learn more about CATCH Healthy Habits in Richmond, email Martina James.  

Find out more about the CATCH Healthy Habits program and the different ways you can get involved.