Blue Zones Project in Central Maui and West Hawaii are officially launched with a whole week of fun activities and events!
In Maui, we kicked things off with an event at the Historic Iao Theater featuring Dan Buettner. Packed with 350 community leaders, families, and friends. Everyone left inspired by the Blue Zones founder’s firsthand account of his travels.
Next was a Purpose Workshop at Maui High School. Over 30 people attended this two-hour workshop to reflect and identify their talents. They even walked out with a personal purpose statement.
To continue the festivities, the Blue Zones Project’s Maui team had their first Walking Moai launch at Baldwin High School. This group started a10-week walking program where they’ll continue moving naturally while they socialize. Good luck to the first Walking Moai Maui team!
We capped off the week with Wailuku First Friday, where 3,000 people came to spend their Aloha Friday. Blue Zones Project took part in the monthly block party with a downshift lounge, Wine @ 5 area, zumba tutorials, and cooking demos.
Maui is off to a great start! With so many people engaged in one week, imagine how happy and healthy the community will become over the next few years.
Over on the Big Island, Blue Zones Project launched in West Hawaii with an event that drew over 1,500 people!
We hosted a community event at Kona Commons with healthy, ono food, keiki activities, vendors, and activities all afternoon. There were fun activities for adults too — hula workshops, interactive zumba, and a downshift lounge.
Dan Buettner talked about the research he did while traveling through the five Blue Zones and gave examples of how Blue Zones Project has worked in other communities across the country as well as in Hawaii.
West Hawaii is excited to join the other Big Island communities in making the healthy choice the easy choice. Now that it’s a countywide initiative, we look forward to seeing a lot more blue around town!
To get involved with Blue Zones Project in West Hawaii, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Hawaii.bluezonesproject.com. Like us on Facebook (@bzpbigisland) and Instagram (@bzpbigisland).