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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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Fort Worth Housing Solutions Board of Commissioners Annual & Regular Meeting: 5 p.m. Feb. 22, 2018; Fort Worth Housing Solutions Administrative Office Board Room, 1201 East 13th Street.
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Quadco Management Solutions Annual Meeting: 5 p.m. Feb. 22, 2018; Fort Worth Housing Solutions Administrative Office Board Room, 1201 East 13th Street.
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Housing Development Corporation of Fort Worth: 5 p.m. Feb. 22, 2018; Fort Worth Housing Solutions Administrative Office Board Room, 1201 East 13th Street.
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Cavile Public Facility Corporation: 5 p.m. Feb. 22, 2018; Fort Worth Housing Solutions Administrative Office Board Room, 1201 East 13th Street.
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Bluebonnet Circle Infrastructure Improvements Project Meeting: 6 p.m. Feb. 22, 2018; La Mancha Business Center Building 3, 3120 Merida Ave.

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Minority and Women Business Enterprise Advisory Committee: 11:30 a.m. Feb. 23, 2018; James E. Guinn Building, First Floor, PharmaFab Conference Room 116, 1150 South Freeway.
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Master Composter Class: 6 p.m. Feb. 23, 2018; Tarrant Area Food Bank Administrative Building, 2525 Cullen, 76107.
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Master Composter Class: 8:30 a.m. Feb. 24, 2018; Tarrant Area Food Bank Learning Garden at Ridglea Christian Church, 6720 W. Elizabeth Lane, 76116.
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Health Fair at Como Community Center: 9 a.m. Feb. 24, 2018; Como Community Center, 4900 Horne St.

Building Standards Commission Pre-Meeting: 9 a.m. Feb. 26, 2018; City Hall, 2nd flr., City Council Conference Room 290, 200 Texas Street.
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Task Force on Race and Culture Work Session: 9 a.m. Feb. 26, 2018; Oak Hall, Deborah Beggs Moncrief Garden Center, 3220 Botanic Garden Boulevard.
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Black History Program at MLK Jr. Community Center: 4:30 p.m. Feb. 26, 2018; Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, 5565 Truman Drive.

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Fort Worth Housing Solutions Board of Commissioners Public Hearing: 5:30 p.m. Feb. 27, 2018; Everman Joe C. Bean High School Library, 1000 Race Street.
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Fort Worth Housing Solutions Board of Commissioners Public Meeting: 5:30 p.m. Feb. 27, 2018; Everman Joe C. Bean High School Library, 1000 Race Street.
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Canceled City Council Meeting: 7 p.m. Feb. 27, 2018; City Council Chambers, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.

Disciplinary Appeal of the Termination of Sherry Rice: 9 a.m. Feb. 28, 2018; City Hall Annex, Sixth Floor, Training Room 623, 908 Monroe.
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Disciplinary Appeal of Indefinite Suspension of Courtney Johnson: 9 a.m. Feb. 28, 2018; Bob Bolen Public Safety Complex, Police Training Classroom #1134, 505 West Felix Street.
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