Welcome to Blue Zones Project Jacksonville

Making the healthy choice the easy choice for everyone in Jacksonville.

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Project Overview

Making our community a place where people live better, longer with a higher quality of life.

Discovering the Original Blue Zones

Our researchers traveled the world to discover the secrets of longevity in the planet’s five blue zones.


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Join the Movement

Our community is on its way to becoming a Blue Zones Community. That means residents and organizations are focused on improving well-being for themselves and their neighbors. Together, we can make Jacksonville a healthier and happier place for current and future generations.

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The Blue Zones Story

In 2004, Blue Zones founder Dan Buettner teamed with National Geographic, the National Institute on Aging, and the world’s best longevity researchers to identify pockets around the world where people lived measurably better, longer. In these blue zones (Sardinia, Italy; Ikaria, Greece; Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica; Seventh-Day Adventists, Loma Linda, California; Okinawa, Japan) they found that people reach age 100 at rates 10 times greater than in the United States. Using the secrets from the original blue zones, we help people live better, longer through community transformation programs that lower healthcare costs, improve productivity, and boost national recognition as great places to live, work, and play.

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    BEEP BEEP! We’re excited to have @explore_jax_core shuttle service for the Blue Zones Project Kick-off this Saturday, June 3rd at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds. Swipe to see the map with an additional parking option in Lot X if the fairgrounds parking lot becomes full. The shuttle will pick you up and take you back to lot X. ... See MoreSee Less
    Blue Zones Project Jacksonville’s Downshift Day occurs once a month, when the team gathers to volunteer locally and ensure that we are operating in what we know to be true, when we take the time to take care of ourselves we experience less stress!This month we joined the Jacksonville National Cemetery Staff and its Support Committee to assist in the tradition of placing flags at gravesites in preparation for the traditional Memorial Day Observance 2023.As you may already know, our Memorial Day initially began as Decoration Day. Each year on May 30th Americans would decorate the graves of Veterans with flowers. ... See MoreSee Less
    Well-being Wednesday: One of the Blue Zones Power 9 is Loved Ones First. Family is a priority in blue zones communities, where people often live in multigenerational homes. Spending quality time with your family can greatly enhance your well-being! ... See MoreSee Less