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



CATCH Healthy Habits in Richmond

CATCH Healthy Habits in Richmond is hosted by Senior Connections, The Capital Area Agency on Aging, in partnership with the Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Gerontology.

Volunteering with CATCH Healthy Habits

CATCH Healthy Habits 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.

Richmond local partnerships and summer camp session sites and dates:

To volunteer or learn more about CATCH Healthy Habits in Richmond, email Sara Morris, or call 804.828.1565.

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


Senior Connections, The Capital Area Agency on Aging offers a comprehensive range of Home and Community-Based Services for seniors age 55 and older, caregivers and persons with disabilities throughout the Richmond area. Senior Connections is dedicated to helping seniors maintain quality of life and independence as they age. They place special emphasis on helping the frail and disadvantaged elderly who may be socially isolated and physically or economically at risk. Senior Connections aims to improve the quality of life of seniors by "empowering them to live with dignity and choice."

The School of Allied Health Professions’ Department of Gerontology
, founded in 1976, is well-known for the quality and innovation of its programs and for the scholarship and applied expertise of its faculty. The Department of Gerontology offers a Master of Science (Gerontology), a Certificate in Aging Studies and numerous continuing education opportunities.  All coursework is based on an interdisciplinary approach using a holistic bio-psycho-social model. The Department of Gerontology seeks to support optimal aging and improve eldercare through education.