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Blue Zones Project ended 2017 on a healthy note

Posted Dec. 26, 2017

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

Blue Zones Project entered 2018 under full steam, as the well-being improvement initiative now counts more than 70,000 participants who have taken the Personal Pledge or attended Blue Zones Project activities.

The number of worksites, restaurants, schools, organizations and faith-based communities that have joined the movement has also swelled to more than 250, bringing the city closer to becoming a certified Blue Zones Community.

Many of those were recognized at the Dec. 12 City Council meeting, including Freese and Nichols which was the 100th Blue Zones Project Approved worksite in the city.

Recently recognized Blue Zones Project Approved worksites

  • FirstService Residential
  • Freese and Nichols
  • Mother Parkers Tea and Coffee
  • Shield Engineering Group
  • Sid Richardson Foundation and Museum
  • Tarleton State University–Fort Worth Campus
  • Trinity Valley School
  • YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth

Recently recognized Blue Zones Project Approved schools

  • Green B. Trimble Technical High School
  • H.V. Helbing Elementary
  • Keller-Harvel Elementary
  • North Hi Mount Elementary
  • Oakmont Elementary

Recently recognized Blue Zones Project participating faith-based communities

  • North Community Church
  • The Potter’s House of Fort Worth

Recently recognized Blue Zones Project Approved restaurants

  • Clearfork Bistro at Texas Health Clearfork
  • Courtyard Café at Texas Health Southwest

Recently recognized participating organizations

  • Diamond Hill North Side Youth Association
  • Fort Worth Bike Sharing
  • Lake Como Neighborhood Advisory Council
  • ZYN22

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

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Tarrant County Adult Education & Literacy Consortium Meeting: 9:30 a.m. Dec. 13, 2018; Workforce Development Board Offices, Suite 600, Large Conference Room, 1230 S. University Drive.
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Holiday Party at Handley Meadowbrook Community Center: 10 a.m. Dec. 13, 2018; Handley Meadowbrook Community Center, 6201 Beaty St.

Mayors Committee on Persons with Disabilities: 10 a.m. Dec. 13, 2018; Hazel Harvey Peace Center for Neighborhoods, Room 201 A B, 818 Missouri Avenue.
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Holiday Senior Pancake Breakfast at Greenbriar Community Center: 10 a.m. Dec. 13, 2018; Greenbriar Community Center, 5200 Hemphill.

Regional Transportation Council : 1 p.m. Dec. 13, 2018; North Central Texas Council of Governments, First Floor, Transportation Council Room, 616 Six Flags Drive, Arlington, TX 76011.
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Community Action Partners Council: 1:30 p.m. Dec. 13, 2018; Fort Worth City Credit Union, First Floor, Board Room, 2309 Montgomery Street.
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Fort Worth Housing Solutions Board of Commissioners: 5 p.m. Dec. 13, 2018; FWHS Administrative Office Board Room, 1201 East 13th Street.
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Intersection Improvements Basswood at U.S. 377 and Kroger Drive at U.S. 377 Project Meeting: 6 p.m. Dec. 13, 2018; Alliance United Methodist Church, 7904 Park Vista Blvd.

Minority and Women Business Enterprise Advisory Committee: 11:30 a.m. Dec. 14, 2018; James E. Guinn Building, First Floor, Pharma Fab Conference Room #116, 1150 South Freeway.
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Holiday Movie Night at North Tri Community Center: 6 p.m. Dec. 14, 2018; North Tri-Ethnic Community Center, 2950 Roosevelt Ave.

Code Rangers: 9 a.m. Dec. 15, 2018; Hazel Harvey Peace Center for Neighborhoods, 818 Missouri Ave.

Mayor Betsy’s Jingle Bike & Ball: 10 a.m. Dec. 15, 2018; Chesapeake Plaza, 100 Pier 1 Plaza.

Trinity Metro Board of Directors: 3:30 p.m. Dec. 17, 2018; Intermodal Transportation Center, Second Floor, Community Room, 1001 Jones Street.
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Disciplinary Appeal of Three-Day Suspension of Roger Ballard: 9 a.m. Dec. 18, 2018; Bob Bolen Public Safety Complex, Classroom #1134, 505 W. Felix Street.
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Deferred Compensation Oversight Committee Special Meeting: 1:30 p.m. Dec. 18, 2018; Fort Worth City Credit Union Board Room, 2309 Montgomery Street.
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Canceled City Council Work Session: 3 p.m. Dec. 18, 2018; City Council Conference Room 290, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.

Civil Service Commission: 6 p.m. Dec. 18, 2018; Bob Bolen Public Safety Complex Auditorium, 505 W. Felix Street.
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Christmas Social at Hillside Community Center: 6 p.m. Dec. 18, 2018; Hillside Community Center, 1201 E. Maddox.

Canceled City Council Meeting: 7 p.m. Dec. 18, 2018; Council Chambers, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.

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