Three of the six affirmations that our Flourish Together project team shares at every opportunity relate to health:

We cherish and enjoy safe, stable nurturing relationships
We cherish and enjoy good health
We cherish and enjoy gaining the knowledge, skills and virtues we need to succeed in the things that are most important to us in life

All of these affirmations are interrelated, and they build on one another. One of the key resources the Flourish Together and other FIT project teams have discovered, especially in helping staff and those we serve gain knowledge to achieve good health, is a study by Dan Buettner and Blue Zones, LLC. This research identified regions of the world, now referred to as Blue Zones, that have the most people living longer, healthier lives. The communities with the largest concentrations of centenarians were found in Sardinia, Italy (a small island off the coast of Italy, specifically an area called Nuoro Province); Ikaria, Greece; Okinawa, Japan; Nicoya, Costa Rica; and Loma Linda, California. Learn more about the Blue Zones study and its findings in the research cited here.

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