Representatives from Caremore Foundation presented a check to Pacific Region Oasis on February 16 to support the Healthy Habits for Adults program. From left: Omar Osornio, Director, Community Relations and Business Development, Caremore; Charla Hawkins, Manager, PR and Communications, Caremore; Darcy Winters, Community Relations Representative, Anthem Blue Cross; Stephanie Carter, Executive Director, Pacific Region Oasis; Dr. Earnestine Thomas-Robertson, Board Chair, Pacific Region Oasis; Dr. Marie L. Johnson, Board Vice Chair, Pacific Region Oasis; Nat Hutton, Program Coordinator Healthy Habits for Adults, Pacific Region Oasis.
CareMore Foundation has teamed up with Pacific Region Oasis in Los Angeles to sponsor Healthy Habits for Adults.
On Thursday, February 16, 2017, CareMore Foundation presented Pacific Region Oasis with a check for $20,766. This generous contribution will enable older adults in the Los Angeles area to learn about healthy eating habits and the importance of regular exercise to maintain an active and fulfilling lifestyle.
Healthy Habits for Adults engages peer leaders to educate seniors about healthy eating and physical activity. Through 10 fun, interactive sessions, participants learn about food choices, engage in low impact exercise and enjoy a healthy snack.
“This wonderful program has escalated my thoughts and efforts about eating the right foods to maintain my health as I age,” said participant Cynthia Burks. Since 2014, more than 600 older adults have attended healthy living workshops through the partnership between CareMore Foundation and Pacific Region Oasis, learning strategies to improve their eating habits and increase their physical activity. With the support of the Foundation, more than 500 additional older adults will be impacted this year.
CareMore Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to care for seniors and provide for those who would otherwise be compromised due to lack of adequate support and resources. The Foundation supports and strengthens local communities by bringing volunteers, finances and recognition to nonprofit organizations that serve seniors.