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Blue Zones had a busy summer

Posted Oct. 2, 2017

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Representatives of new Blue Zones Project approved entities gather at City Hall to be recognized by the City Council.

Participation in Blue Zones Project swelled over the summer. More than 60,500 Fort Worth residents have joined the well-being improvement initiative by taking the Blue Zones Personal Pledge, attending a cooking demonstration or Purpose Workshop, volunteering, or participating in a Moai.

The number of businesses, restaurants, schools, organizations and faith-based communities that have joined the movement has also increased incrementally, bringing the city closer to becoming a certified Blue Zones Community. Many of those were recognized at the Sept. 26 City Council meeting, including Bell Helicopter, Texas Christian University and the Sheraton Fort Worth Downtown Hotel, the first hotel to become an approved worksite.

Recently-recognized Blue Zones Project approved worksites

  • Bell Helicopter
  • Eaton
  • First Command Financial Services
  • Goodwill Industries
  • Hillwood Properties (new location: 9800 Hillwood Pkwy.)
  • Pointwise Inc.
  • Sheraton Fort Worth Downtown Hotel
  • Simpli.fi
  • Texas Christian University
  • The Reynolds Co.
  • Trademark Property Co.
  • Whitley Penn LLP
  • Virbac Corp.

Recently-recognized Blue Zones Project approved schools

  • Diamond Hill Elementary
  • South Hi Mount Elementary

Recently-recognized Blue Zones Project participating faith-based communities

  • St. Luke’s in the Meadow Episcopal Church

Recently-recognized Blue Zones Project approved restaurants

  • Pho District
  • Jason’s Deli, Overton Ridge
  • Jason’s Deli, Camp Bowie
  • TCU’s Market Square at the Brown Lupton University Union

Recently-recognized participating organizations

  • Camp Gladiator, 23 locations
  • Indigo Yoga
  • CERA (Corporate Employee Recreation Association)

Learn more about Blue Zones Project and to see a complete list of participating organizations.

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Task Force on Race and Culture: 5 p.m. Sept. 24, 2018; University Christian Church, 2720 S University Drive.

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Fort Worth Local Development Corporation: 2 p.m. Sept. 25, 2018; City Council Conference Room 290, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.

Park and Recreation Advisory Board Work Session: 3 p.m. Sept. 25, 2018; Deborah Beggs Moncrief Garden Center Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Boulevard.
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City Council Work Session: 3 p.m. Sept. 25, 2018; City Council Conference Room 290, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
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Metropolitan Area EMS Authority/MedStar Mobile Healthcare: 10 a.m. Sept. 26, 2018; MedStar Mobile Healthcare, 2900 Alta Mere Drive.
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