Learn how Blue Zones Project can help improve well-being for all individuals and organizations across Northwest Arkansas

Please join us for a presentation on Blue Zones Project's approach to improving community well-being. You're also invited to participate in a small group discussion to give us your strategic counsel on the current state of well-being in our community and how we can work together to improve environments and make healthy choices easier where we live, work, and play.

Blue Zones Project Site Visit Events:

Tuesday, February 12: Blue Zones Project Keynote Presentation  

6:00 - 7:00 pm

Embassy Suites 
3303 Pinnacle Hills Parkway
Rogers, AR 72758

Special Guest Speaker - Tony Buettner




Wednesday, February 13: 

Blue Zones Project Community Transformation and Value Presentation

9:30 - 11:15 am
Embassy Suites
Commerce Ballroom

3303 Pinnacle Hills Parkway, Rogers, AR 72758



Focus Groups


Community Policy: Purpose is to understand how community policy impacts physical activity, access to healthy food, and smoking across the community. 

 Time and Location: Wednesday, February 13 • 11:15 am - 12:30 pm
                    Embassy Suites - Pinnacle Ballroom 1


Worksites:  Focus of discussion will be on employee wellness, programs, and opportunities for improved health within local worksites.

Time and Location: Wednesday, February 13 • 11:15 am - 12:30 pm
                    Embassy Suites - Razorback Room 


icon-extra_(1)Individual Engagement (Media, Civic, Non-Profit Groups): Purpose is to understand how non-profits, faith-based organizations, volunteer organizations and media are engaged in community health and well-being.

           Time and Location: Wednesday, February 13 • 1:15 pm     - 2:30 pm  
    Embassy Suites - Pinnacle Ballroom 1   


icon-schools_(2).pngSchools: Focus of discussion will be on wellness, programs, and opportunities for improved health for local schools. 

Time and Location: Wednesday, February 13 • 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm  
    Embassy Suites - Razorback Room    


Blue Zones Project Wine @ Five

Join us for Wine @ Five to enjoy refreshments and healthy snacks while having the opportunity to learn more about Blue Zones Project from their expert staff team. 


Wednesday, February 13

5:00 - 6:00 pm 

Embassy Suites, 3303 Pinnacle Hills Parkway, Rogers, AR 72758



 Thank you to our Blue Zones Project presentation sponsors:

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The secrets to living longer, better are all around us

Blue Zones Project uses a unique, systemic approach to improve well-being by focusing on our "life radius." By optimizing the settings where we routinely spend our time - such as worksites, schools, restaurants, grocery stores, faith-based communities and neighborhoods - we make healthy choices easier and naturally adopt healthier behaviors together as a community. Blue Zones Project is based on principles identified during a ten-year worldwide longevity study commissioned by National Geographic and detailed in Dan Buettner's New York Times best-seller, The Blue Zones: 9 Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who’ve Lived the Longest. 








Where it all began

From Sardinia, Italy to Okinawa, Japan to Loma Linda, California, people are living vibrant, active lives well into their hundreds. Dan Buettner calls these areas Blue Zones, and they're the inspiration behind his book, The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who've Lived the Longest. 

Check out Dan's TED Talk, where he shares the longevity secrets that spurred the creation of Blue Zones Project.




The proof is in the zones

Blue Zones Project communities have seen tremendous well-being improvements, from $40 million+ in medical and productivity savings to personal stories of better health and outlook on life. With the help of our sponsors, Blue Zones Project has impacted more than three million lives in 42 communities in 9 states to date. 

Personal Stories

From discovering the power of purpose to reaping the benefits of moving naturally and eating wisely, Blue Zones Project community residents are experiencing the initiative's value every day.

Organization Transformations

Blue Zones Project works with schools, worksites, grocery stores, restaurants, and other community organizations to create sustainable change that positively impacts culture, performance, and financial savings.


For more information about Blue Zones Project, please review our national fact sheet and Albert Lea case study.

Visit our blog to stay up-to-date on the latest Blue Zones Project news. 

*Blue Zones Project is not affiliated with any church or religious organization.