2024 Planned Community Blue Zone Project
About Blue Zones®

Blue Zones employs evidence-based ways to help people live longer, better. The company's work is rooted in explorations and research done by National Geographic Fellow Dan Buettner in Blue Zones regions around the world, where people live extraordinarily long and/or happy lives. The original research and findings were released in Buettner's bestselling books The Blue Zones Solution, The Blue Zones of Happiness, The Blue Zones, Thrive, and Blue Zones Kitchen—all published by National Geographic books. Using original Blue Zones research, Blue Zones works with cities and counties to make healthy choices easier through permanent and semi-permanent changes to our human-made surroundings. Participating communities have experienced double-digit drops in obesity and tobacco use and have saved millions of dollars in healthcare costs. For more information, visit bluezones.com.
Power 9 Community Steering Committee Members
Pamela Lordi, Co-Chair, Project Manager
Alan Lordi, Co-Chair, Project Manger
Debbie Romano, FH Healthy Heartbeats, Heartbeat of FH Blue Zone
Julie Ewald, Wellness Committee Chair, Fundraising
Art Tolis, Wellness Commitee Co-Chair
Isabelle Roethe, Wellness Committee
Debbie Clason,  Public Affairs/Communications
Jerry Holtzman, Director, Community Projects Co-Chair
Rachel Clausen, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach at Desert Health Management
Channing Dallstream, Community Member, Environmental Advocate
LuAnn Oburn, Community Member
Tina Duffy, Certified Health Coach, Brain Health, Community Member
Tania Brown
Plus (Contact Debbie Romano)
Join us on Thursday, May 30th for Blue Zone Steering Committee Meeting
Meeting to be held at the Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce Building.
Time:  11:00am - 1:00pm
Location:  16837 E Palisades Blvd, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
Contact Julie Ewald or Debbie Romano for questions.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month.  Julie Ewald and Debbie Romano advocate the positive effects of a healthy mind.  Debbie shares effective health benefits for a pre and post work out at Fountain Hills Snap Fitness.  Get your mind right, feed your mind, body and spirit right.  Healthy Fountain Hills Facebook reel capture, click here.  Thank you Clason Communications for the visit and highlight! 
Julie Ewald and Debbie Ramano to present at the Fountain Hills Strategic Planning Advisory Commission (SPAC):  JOIN US TO SUPPORT!
Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2024
Time:  4:00-5pm.  We will have the floor around 4:15pm with a 20-minute presentation, plus time for Q&A. 
Location:  Fountain Hills Town Hall, 16705 E. Avenue of the Fountains, in the Council Chambers. 
All are welcome to attend. The room size and seating is vast. 
Rotarians Blue Zone Project for Fountain Hills
Interested in the Blue Zones contact Julie Ewald, 708-267-5266
November Kicks-off the Club 4-Week Challenge
November brings on a club project!  Four Peaks Health, Wellness and Well-being Committee introduces the Blue Zones Power 9 principles to members in efforts to incorporate more well-being action items to create a healthier environment for its members including serving nutritious food options at meetings and events, adding a one-minute stretch period and healthy dollars to the beginning of each meeting and creating a wellness workgroup to bring the Blue Zone philosophy to the community of Fountain Hills. 
Blue Zones Project (BZP) is a community lead well-being initiative that encourages small changes that lead to healthier choices. The BZP team shares the Blue Zones Story, the life habits of the world’s healthiest, longest-lived people, as well as explaining the importance of our environment in how it impacts our health.
The November 4 week challenge consists of following the Power of 9 Principals.  For the next four weeks members will work through the Dan Buettner 4-Week Challenge workbook, opportunity to participate in the zoom connect meetings available for members participating.  All are welcome to join.  Connect with a member on the Blue Zone Committee.
Art Tolis, Chair
Julie Ewald, Co-Chair
Debbie Romano, FH Healthy Heartbeats, Heartbeat of FH Blue Zone