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Kelseyville Sunrise Rotary becomes the first Blue Zones Project-approved organization in Lake County

The Blue Zones Project® Lake County is pleased to announce that the Rotary Club of Kelseyville Sunrise is the first organization in Lake County to receive Blue Zones Project Approved™ designation. Kelseyville Sunrise Rotary successfully completed the review process under the guidance of Kamlin Fasano, organizing director for the Lake County Blue Zones project.

“The Blue Zones Project introduces us to ideas and practices like purpose and belonging that help us live longer, healthier lives as a community,” said Terry Dereniuk, president of the Rotary Club of Kelseyville Sunrise. “These ideas align deeply with Rotary’s mission to give back through volunteerism and build meaningful friendships.”

To become Blue Zones Project Approved™, community leaders identified wellbeing programs they were already implementing, such as volunteerism and community service. From there, the team used Blue Zones Power 9® principles to incorporate other wellness measures to create a healthier environment for its members, including serving nutritious food at meetings and events, adding a five-minute stretch phase to begin with was each meeting and the creation of a Wellness Council.

Rotary club leaders and community members came together to celebrate this achievement with a private blue ribbon cutting event on Tuesday, July 26, at the Saw Shop Public House in Kelseyville. Healthy Blue Zones inspired food prepared for guests by the Saw Shop Public House was served.

“We are just beginning our journey and look forward to continuing to find new ways to model healthy behaviors within our club and in service to our community through our projects and activities,” said Michelle Buell, past president of the Rotary Club of Kelseyville Sunrise .

“We applaud Kesleyville Sunrise Rotary for facilitating healthy choices for its members and promoting Blue Zones principles throughout the community. The leadership of Kelseyville Sunrise Rotary is a milestone in our county’s journey toward a fully certified Blue Zones project,” said Jamey Gill, executive director of the Lake County Blue Zones project.

The Blue Zones Project was brought to Lake County through an innovative sponsorship from Adventist Health and Blue Zones, LLC for a better quality of life.

To learn more about becoming a Blue Zones Project Approved™ organization or job site, contact the Lake County Blue Zones Project team at [email protected] or visit www.lc.bluezonesproject.com

About the Lake County Blue Zones Project

The Blue Zones Project® is brought to Lake County through an innovative sponsorship with Adventist Health and Blue Zones, LLC. Adventist Health is a faith-based, not-for-profit integrated health system serving more than 80 communities on the West Coast and Hawaii and others across the United States through its Blue Zones® organization, a pioneer in taking a systems and environmental approach to improving the health of entire cities and communities communities. Through this work and other initiatives, Adventist Health is leading a movement to transform wellbeing in the 21st century.

– Submitted

– Compiled by Ariel Carmona Jr.

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