May 17th to 19th, 2022

Activate Petaluma Community Events

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Join Us at Upcoming Events in Petaluma

Community Value Presentation

Hear Blue Zones Vice President of Operations and Finance, Amelia Clabots, present a data overview of well-being in Petaluma, along with information about the value of the Blue Zones Project model and how it can make an impact on the Petaluma community.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 18; 10:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Registration is required. Seating is limited. If interested in attending, please contact us here.

Community Focus Groups

Blue Zones Experts will meet with small groups of community members and leaders to learn more about Petaluma, from those who know it best. Regarding the community’s overall health and well-being, they will discuss what the community sees as strengths, which can be supported and built upon, as well as opportunities that exist, which may be addressed through a potential Blue Zones Project.

1. Community Policy – Built Environment Focus Group

The built environment includes the human-made spaces where we live, work, learn and play. This includes our streets, buildings, open spaces, homes, and sidewalks. Our built environment has a direct impact on our health, and – for most people – the amount of daily physical activity they get. Optimizing built environments so people can move naturally is a primary goal of Blue Zones.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 18; 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

2. Community Health Focus Group

Everyone should have an equal opportunity to live their healthiest life possible. As we evaluate strengths and opportunities to increase overall well-being, organizations focused on health equity and community health improvement are crucial partners to Blue Zones.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 18; 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

3. Community Engagement (Volunteer and Faith-Based) Focus Group

When Blue Zones starts work in a community, the first thing we do is build a collective vision together with the people who live and work there. Volunteer and Faith-based groups are prime opportunities for individuals to experience lasting benefits to overall physical and emotional health, become more socially connected, and find more meaning and purpose in life.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 18; 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

4. Community Policy – Food Environment Focus Group

A local food environment is the most important determinant of whether or not a resident will be overweight or face diet-related chronic diseases. By designing community environments that facilitate healthy eating, we can meaningfully improve the health of residents.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 18; 2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

5. Schools Focus Group

Schools make a wise investment for well-being interventions because outcomes can last 70 years or longer. Good habits adopted at an early age lead to healthier, happier, more productive lives.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 18; 2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

6. Worksites Focus Group

Most Americans spend about half their waking life on the job making workplaces a prime opportunity to encourage healthy lifestyles. We know that healthy employees cost less and are more productive.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 18; 2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Registration is required. Seating is limited. If interested in attending, please contact us here. Please include the name of the focus group you would like to join.

Friends @ 5 Social Event

Chat with the Petaluma Healthcare District team and Blue Zones Experts in a casual, social setting.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 18; 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: New Life Christian Fellowship
Registration is required. Space is limited. If interested in attending, please contact us here.

 

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