Blue Zones Project Pottawatomie County has announced a new brand identity. The well-being improvement initiative will now be known locally as Pottawatomie Go, or “Pogo.” With its emphasis on well-being and community collaboration, Blue Zones Project was identified by Avedis Foundation in 2017 as a natural fit for investment, expanding the Foundation’s ongoing support of a healthier environment. Powered by volunteer leaders and underwritten by Avedis’ sponsorship, Shawnee became Oklahoma’s first certified Blue Zones Community in 2020. This effort has engaged local restaurants, schools, faith-based organizations, grocery stores, worksites, and policymakers who have made tangible well-being and environmental improvements, drawing on some 200 researchbased practices.  (Continue Reading)

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