Monday, December 6, 2021

Help Shape Marco Island Health!

Passionate about your community? Interested in improving your well-being? Want to learn more about living a healthier, happier, longer life? Join Blue Zones Project Southwest Florida and fellow community members at the Marco Island Community Summit on Wednesday, September 16th, 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. The summit will be led by Dan Burden, our nation’s top walkability expert. Named one of “100 Best Urbanists of All Time” by Planetizen, Dan will be assisted by Danielle Schaeffner, Director of Planning and Projects at Blue Zones Project. 

About Blue Zones Project

Did you know that the environment we live in and our lifestyle have the greatest impact on our overall well-being and longevity? Blue Zones Project is a well-being initiative supported by evidence-based lifestyle strategies that can be applied at the individual, organizational, or community level. Blue Zones Project is based on a National Geographic study of people from all over the world that found five specific geographical locations – dubbed “Blue Zones”- where people regularly celebrate their 100th birthday in good health. 

Each of these “Blue Zone” areas share a list of traits we call the Power 9®. When followed, these simple principles emulate how people in the Blue Zones live – translating to their, and ultimately our well-being and vitality.

Why Blue Zones Project in Southwest Florida?

NCH Healthcare System has worked for years to support a vision of a healthier, happier, and more vibrant community for Southwest Florida. In 2015, NCH sponsored Blue Zones Project to help optimize well-being in Southwest Florida. NCH and Blue Zones Project have since worked to listen to community members, learn about your unique lifestyle and culture here in paradise, and promote your community’s desires to live longer, healthier, happier lives. 

About this Summit

This event marks a milestone in Marco Island’s path toward optimized health and wellness! Join us as your fellow island residents and businesses work toward identifying and planning well-being initiatives that best meet the needs of your community. This unique opportunity will allow all of us living and working in Marco Island to embrace all that Blue Zones Project has to offer both locally and nationally, and tailor it to work best for your community!

Due to Covid-19 precautions, the Summit will be held virtually. Feel free to participate on your own or gather safely with a small group of friends and participate together from the comfort of your own home! 

Thanks to our sponsor, NCH, all Blue Zones Project events and informational sessions are free! Because we expect a large turnout, we respectfully ask that you register for the summit prior to September 10th. All registrants will receive a link upon registration and will be emailed any additional information prior to the summit. Don’t want to participate virtually? You can call in instead by dialing 929-205-6099 and use ID #894 5543 6335. 

Questions or need more details? Call one of Marco Island’s Blue Zones Project Policy and Worksite Leads, Eric Ortman @ 207-829-3271; or call Executive Director, Deb Logan @ 239-227-3805.  

Live Longer, Live BetterTM.

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