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What is OASIS?

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 in Madison

Better health for children and adults

The Madison Senior Center promotes sucessful aging through programming that is diverse enough to appeal to the emerging "boomer" generation yet also provides services that benefit older, frailer seniors.

The groups using the Center are very well balanced in age distribution from 55 to 95, and older. Our participants hail from 25 different zip codes illustrating that the seniors from within Madison but also surrounding areas of Dane County utilize our facility and services. The health and well being of our participants is a top priority for us.

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About CATCH Healthy Habits

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

OASIS collaborates with City of Madison/Madison Senior Services to offer the CATCH Healthy Habits Program in the Madison area.

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.

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.

Winter 2015 sessions

Lowell Elementary, MSCR Safe Haven After School Program, Monday afternoons, 2-3 pm. Feb. 2 – Mar. 16
A training session will be provided for all new volunteers.

We need volunteers!

CATCH volunteers have fun as they promote healthy habits for kids and for themselves. Email Laurie Bibo or call 608-267-8673 to learn more!

Learn more about CATCH Healthy Habits.

Meet Jane Qualle, CATCH Healthy Habits volunteer. Jane is currently featured on the National Institute of Aging's website