photo courtesy of: Russel D. Harvey

Kickoff Celebration

Monday, December 11th
5-7:30 p.m.
Jacoby Auditorium
Umpqua Community College
Grab your friends, family, and neighbors and join us for this free, community-wide event to kick off Blue Zones Project® Umpqua. Discover how you can get involved in transforming our community into a place where healthy choices are easy to make leading to a longer, better life for all of us!
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NICK BUETTNER: National Geographic Explorer and Project Manager of Blue Zones, LLC.
Learn more about Nick here.


Free Parking in the downtown parking garage and
Free Transporation provided by UTrans!

Buses leave Washington and Rose bus stop 
(next to downtown parking garage):
4:15pm (Normal Route)
4:30pm (Special Route)

 Leaving UCC (Return trip)
7:05pm (Normal Route)
7:15 (Special Route)
7:30 (Normal Route)

• Presentation starting at 6pm •

• Well-being Booths and Activities• • Healthy Food & Cooking Demonstrations •
• Local Performances • • Walking School Bus • • Giveaways•

This spring, after a competitive application process, the Umpqua region, was named one of Oregon’s newest Blue Zones Project Demonstration Communities! We joined forty-two other communities in nine states across the country that have or are in the process of implementing the Blue Zones Project model. By working as a partner to individuals, organizations throughout a community and policymakers, Blue Zones Project has helped these communities become better places for people to live, work, learn and play.

Thank you to our statewide leadership funder:




To learn more about Blue Zones Project, visit our website or watch a short video.
Please feel free to contact us by email.

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