Thursday • 3:15pm
Blue Zones: Secrets of a Long Life
Tony Buettner, Blue Zones Project
There are five Blue Zone areas around the world, communities whose elders live with vim and vigor to record setting ages, documented in National Geographic Explorer Dan Buettner’s New York Times bestselling book, “The Blue Zones—Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who’ve Lived the Longest.” This research, coupled with a fifteen-year longevity study, has been leveraged to develop a community transformation program to create new Blue Zones Communities® across the U.S. Blue Zones Project takes a unique, systematic approach to improving well-being—focusing on our “life radius.” By optimizing the settings where we routinely spend our time, we make healthy choices easier—and naturally adopt healthier behaviors.
Blue Zones and its brand have attracted global recognition. Since its launch in 2008, Blue Zones Project has been heralded for innovative approaches to population health management in such publications as The New York Times, National Geographic, Scientific America, and Oprah Magazine. The Blue Zones TED Talk has been viewed over 2 million times, and the Buettners have appeared on shows like CNN, NPR, Good Morning America, ABC World NewsTonight, and CBS’s The Early Show.
Cherry Street Books will be at this event selling the Blue Zones Solution book. It’s a great opportunity to learn about this project and we encourage anyone interested to attend! This first kick-off session of Senior College is free.