Live better, longer
Blue Zones Project® encourages changes in our community that lead to healthier options. When our entire community participates—from our worksites and schools to our restaurants and grocery stores—the small changes contribute to huge benefits for all of us: lowered healthcare costs, improved productivity, and ultimately, a higher quality of life.
Prior to the public launch of our project, well-being work in Parkland-Spanaway had already begun. Representatives from all sectors came together to identify community needs and areas for growth. Their insights helped define our project’s strategy, or Blueprint, used to drive community well-being transformation across the length of our project.
We believe in being transparent with our community. We are in this work together. Here are a few ways we demonstrate our commitment to transparency:
- We clearly outline our project’s timeline, so our community knows exactly what to expect at each stage of the project.
- We keep our community informed, providing regular updates and communicating changes or unexpected challenges.
- We are honest and upfront about limitations or constraints that may impact the project, and work to find creative solutions.
- We welcome feedback and encourage open communication, so residents feel comfortable expressing their thoughts and concerns.
Special thanks to our friends at Blue Zones Project Jacksonville for sharing their messaging in support of their team’s culture of transparency. Our team pledges to uphold this commitment to provide open and honest communication to stakeholders with clear, consistent updates around our progress toward creating a healthier Parkland-Spanaway.
Discovering the blue zones
It all began with the original five blue zones—Okinawa, Japan; Sardinia, Italy; Nicoya, Costa Rica; Ikaria, Greece; and Loma Linda, California. In these regions, people not only regularly live into the triple digits, they thrive. At advanced ages, their bodies are still healthy and their minds are still sharp. Dan Buettner and his team of researchers were eventually able to pinpoint commonalities in things residents of these places do that result in living long, happy lives. The blue zones hold many longevity secrets, and there’s a lot we can learn from the residents of these special places.
Live the Power 9
Researchers found that despite being located in vastly different parts of the world, blue zones residents share nine specific traits that can lead to longer, healthier, happier lives. We call these the Power 9®.
Stay connected with community opportunities
If you are interested in living longer and creating a healthier community, sign up to learn more about Blue Zones Project – Parkland-Spanaway opportunties.
We develop deep relationships with a broad array of organizations in a community to help make healthy choices become easy choices in all of the places where people live, work, learn, and play.
Get your organization involved
Connect your worksite, school, restaurant, grocery store, faith-based, or other organization to the community and elevate its well-being. Where we choose to live, work, learn, and play all influence the lifestyle choices we make. Blue Zones Project programs are designed to inspire, encourage, and promote well-being within your organization so your employees, members, and customers are more socially connected and equipped to positively impact one another and the entire community.