Blue Zones Project gearing up in Klamath Falls

Klamath Falls, Ore. — The ‘Blue Zones’ Project could soon help people in Klamath Falls to live longer, happier, and healthier lives.

The Blue Zones Project is based on an 8-year worldwide study on longevity. “Geared towards helping people live longer, healthier lives by making small, incremental changes,” notes Cort Cox, Engagement Lead for the Blue Zones Project in Klamath Falls.

“It’s based on the five communities in the world where people are living the longest,” added Jessie DuBose, Blue Zones Community Program Director. “And the 9 commonalities found within those communities.” Those factors include moving naturally, eating wisely, and identifying a personal purpose in life.

“Studies show that being able to articulate your purpose, and live with purpose can lead to 7 extra years of life,” said DuBose.

Cort Cox says that about 60 people took part in ‘Purpose Workshops’ over the past 2 days in Klamath Falls. “What we’re trying to do is help people find those things that drive them in life, that’s their purpose,” added Cox.

Six months ago, Klamath Falls became the first city in Oregon to be designated as a ‘Blue Zones Project’ community.

Sky Lakes Medical Center has pledged $600,000 to the Blue Zones effort.

A community kick-off event for the Klamath Falls Blue Zones Project is coming up on the afternoon of Saturday, March 12th at the Ross Ragland Theater.

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