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Fort Worth making progress toward becoming a Certified Blue Zones Community

Posted April 9, 2018

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

Five years ago, Fort Worth was selected for something big: to be transformed into a certified Blue Zones Community, where people live longer with a higher quality of life. Fort Worth is currently a Blue Zones Project Demonstration site, working toward certification by the end of 2018.

We’re well on our way with more than 77,000 individual participants and 285 approved worksites, restaurants, schools, organizations and faith-based communities so far.

Businesses and organizations that became Blue Zones Project approved during the first quarter of the year were recognized at the April 3 City Council meeting. Included was Tarrant County, the largest county in the country to become a Blue Zones Project Approved worksite.

Recently Recognized Blue Zones Project Approved Worksites:

  • Catholic Charities of Fort Worth
  • Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge
  • GE Manufacturing Solutions
  • Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
  • Open Channels Group
  • Pier 1 Imports
  • Tarrant County (7 locations)

Recently Recognized Blue Zones Project Approved Schools

  • Basswood Elementary
  • Kirkpatrick Middle School
  • Texas Academy of Biomedical Sciences
  • Young Women’s Leadership Academy

Recently Recognized Blue Zones Project Participating Faith-Based Communities

  • St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church Fort Worth

Recently Recognized Blue Zones Project Approved Restaurants

  • Clean Juice
  • The Garden Market
  • Give ‘Em Kale
  • MidiCi the Neopolitan Pizza Company
  • The Chef’s Table at Sheraton Hotel
  • Snappy Salads (South University)

Recently Recognized Participating Organizations

  • BODYBAR Fitness Fort Worth
  • Harvest Ridge HOA
  • Rotary Club of Fort Worth
  • Spay & Neuter Network
  • Tehama Ridge HOA

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Community Development Council Special Called Meeting: 6:15 p.m. April 25, 2018; City Hall, 2nd floor, City Council Conference Room 290, 200 Texas Street.
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Breakfast at the BAC - Positive Vibes: 7:30 a.m. April 26, 2018; Business Assistance Center at the James E. Guinn Entrepreneurial Campus, 1150 South Freeway.
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Senior Informational Fair at Northside Community Center: 9:30 a.m. April 26, 2018; Northside Community Center, 1101 NW 18th St.

Urban Design Commission Public Hearing: 10 a.m. April 26, 2018; City Council Conference Room 290, 2nd Floor City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
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2018 Bond Meeting : 6:30 p.m. April 26, 2018; Northside Community Center , 1100 N.W. 18th St .

Crud Cruiser Mobile Waste Collection: 9 a.m. April 28, 2018; Como Community Center , 4900 Horne St.

Walking Town Hall: 10 a.m. April 28, 2018; Whitley Penn , 1400 W. 7th Street.

Senior Prom: 3 p.m. April 28, 2018; MLK Jr. Community Center, 4216 Avenue M at Miller Ave.

Chisholm Trail Park Nature Education and Bio Blitz Event: 2 p.m. April 29, 2018; Chisholm Trail Park, 4936 McPherson Blvd.

Human Relations Comission Retreat: 9:30 a.m. April 30, 2018; Hazel Harvey Peaec Center for Neighborhoods, Room 201 AB, 818 Missouri Avenue.
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Fort Worth Fire Chief Candidates Community Meet and Greet : 5:30 p.m. April 30, 2018; Bob Bolen Public Safety Complex , 505 W. Felix St Fort Worth, Texas 76115.

Dia de los Niños at Victory Forest Community Center: 6 p.m. April 30, 2018; Victory Forest Community Center, 3427 Hemphill.

Trinity Metro Notice of Public Hearing: 6 p.m. April 30, 2018; Tarrant County College Southeast Campus, North Ballroom, 2100 Southeast Pkwy, Arlington.
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Northside Area Wastewater Improvements Project Meeting: 6:30 p.m. April 30, 2018; Northside Community Center , 1100 NW 18th St.

Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee: 1 p.m. May 1, 2018; City Hall, Second Floor, City Council Conference Room 290, 200 Texas Street.

Housing and Neighborhood Services Committee: 2 p.m. May 1, 2018; City Hall, Second Floor, City Council Conference Room 290, 200 Texas Street.

City Council Work Session: 3 p.m. May 1, 2018; City Hall, Second Floor, Council Conference Room 290, 200 Texas Street.

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