Tonight, the local campaign to make Wilton a Blue Zone community hits a major goal–organizers are hosting a community conversation about the Blue Zone movement at the Clune Center Auditorium in the Wilton High School, (395 Danbury Rd.) from 7-9 p.m..
The Blue Zones Project is a community-wide, well-being improvement initiative designed to help make healthy choices easier through permanent changes in environment, policy, programs and connections. It was created by Dan Buettner, who spent 10 years studying five areas around the world–Ikaria Greece; Loma Linda, California; Nicola, Costa Rica; Okinawa, Japan; and Sardinia, Italy–where the most people are living the longest. He identified nine lifestyle characteristics, or what he calls the “Power 9” principles, across these five Blue Zone environments.
Tonight’s event is an opportunity to hear from Tony Buettner, (Dan’s brother and a representative of the movement) to hear more about the project and then ask questions in a Q&A session to follow the presentation. To encourage in-person attendance, organizers promise food trucks and live music as part of the community event.
But in case attending in person isn’t possible for some residents, organizers invited GMW to help bring the discussion to the wider community via the livestream.