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– August 22, 2020 –

Live Longer, Better®

BREVARD

Join us for this free, community-wide celebration event to kick-off Blue Zones Project from 10:00AM - 1:00PM.

Discover how you can get involved in transforming Brevard into a community where healthy choices are easier for everyone! You’ll learn how following Blue Zones principles can lead to a LONGER, BETTER LIFE. 

Giveaways include: Blue Zones Books, T-shirts, water bottles, bike helmets, fall plants and seeds and much more. In partnership with the Brevard Police Department, there will also be a drawing for two kid’s bikes. Sign up for Blue Zones programs like Purpose Workshops, Walking Moais, and Cooking Demos and enjoy drawings and giveaways!

Outdoor event for physical distancing. Please wear a mask.

Activities and Agenda

 

Meet the Blue Zones

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Learn about the five blue zones longevity hotspots that inspired Blue Zones Project programs. Meet fellow Brevard residents who will share information about each location: Loma Linda, California; Ikaria, Greece; Okinawa, Japan; Sardinia, Italy; and Nicoya, Costa Rica.

Individual Engagement 

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Learn about free activities and programs offered by Blue Zones Project Brevard. Register for future cooking demonstrations, potlucks, purpose workshops, and walking groups and enter to win Blue Zones Project-inspired prizes.

Children's Activities

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Grab a goodie bag, enter to win prizes including bike helmets and a new bike, learn about gardening and take home fall seeds and starter plants, play hopscotch and corn hole, and learn about children's activities available through Blue Zones Project.

Policy Opportunities

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Find out more about how Blue Zones Project works with local stakeholders to effect healthy changes through tobacco and food policy initiatives and built environment improvements. Get tips on how to quit smoking and diabetes support from local experts.

Places Information

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Learn more about healthy choices made easier at Worksites, Grocery Stores, Restaurants, and Schools with Blue Zones Project. Find out about volunteering with our Walking School Bus program, helping local schoolchildren fit more physical activity into their days.

Mural Unveiling

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Experience the unveiling of an original new mural by local artist, Billy Smith. Smith teaches local art classes and is involved in civic and philanthropic work across Transylvania County.

Special Booths Featuring:

Pisgah Health Foundation, Friends of Ecusta Trail, AARP, Edwards Jones BBQ, recovery information, gardening features, MAHEC, Elk Haven Wellness Center, Elements Spa, and Food Matters Market

 

Natural Movement Demonstrations

10:00AM
Stretching
with Beth Thran Bunch, LMT, BCTMB
Our modern lifestyles keep us moving within a very limited range. It's important to move in all directions to keep muscles from shortening. Learn how the breath helps to ease muscle tension and restore balance to the body.
10:30AM
Movement Massage
with Bobby Wilson - Path of Massage & Wellness
Connect to your body with a toe to head self-care massage. Untwist / Unwind / Release tension of the body with intentional specific movement.
11:00AM
Tai Chi & Qi Gong
with Patti Beggs - Elements Spa
This 20-minute introduction class teaches three basic skills for inner strength, health and balance. 1) Beginning with mindful breathing to calm and center yourself, increasing lung elasticity and improved oxygenation of the blood increasing energy to the brain and muscles. 2) Following with easy fluid Tai Chi movements to increase energy and release tension in the body. 3) Relaxing calming finish storing qi and promoting well-being.
11:30AM
Stretching
with Beth Bunch, LMT, BCTMB
Encore of 10AM session. Our modern lifestyles keep us moving within a very limited range. It's important to move in all directions to keep muscles from shortening. Learn how the breath helps to ease muscle tension and restore balance to the body.
12:00PM
Movement Massage
with Bobby Wilson - Path of Massage & Wellness
Encore of 10:30AM session. Connect to your body with a toe to head self-care massage. Untwist / Unwind / Release tension of the body with intentional specific movement.
12:30PM
Tai Chi & Qi Gong
with Patti Beggs - Elements Spa
Encore of 11AM session. This 20-minute introduction class teaches three basic skills for inner strength, health and balance. 1) Beginning with mindful breathing to calm and center yourself, increasing lung elasticity and improved oxygenation of the blood increasing energy to the brain and muscles. 2) Following with easy fluid Tai Chi movements to increase energy and release tension in the body. 3) Relaxing calming finish storing qi and promoting well-being.
 

Location

191 West Main Street

Parking Lot

Brevard, NC 28712

 

 

RSVP Today!

We hope to see you there!

 

 

Thank You

Thank you to Pisgah Health Foundation, Brevard Police Department, City of Brevard, Brevard Fire Department, Transylvania County, Gaia Herbs, Elements Spa, Path of Massage & Wellness, Subtle Energy Healing Therapies, Brevard Seventh-Day Adventist, Care Coalition, Blue Ridge Bakery, Comporium, Elk Haven Wellness Center, Broad Street Wines, Food Matters Market, Friends of Ecusta Trail, AARP, Transylvania Heritage Museum, Transylvania Farmers Market, Edward Jones Investments, MAHEC Lifestyle Medicine, and many more for helping to make this event possible.

 

 

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