QUEEN KA’AHUMANU CENTER ANNOUNCES 2ND FRIDAY AS BLUE ZONES FRIDAYS

QUEEN KA’AHUMANU CENTER ANNOUNCES 2ND FRIDAY AS BLUE ZONES FRIDAYS

Kahului, Maui, HI – August 25, 2017 – Queen Ka’ahumanu Center announces Blue Zones Fridays commencing September 8, 2017 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, and every 2nd Friday of the month thereafter.

Blue Zones Project is a community-wide well-being improvement initiative to help make healthy choices easier in Hawai’i.  Blue Zones Fridays is Queen Ka’ahumanu Center’s commitment to community health.  The program will include healthy island-style cooking and gardening demonstrations by Maui’s own celebrities.  Blue Zones Project will be also be on site to share how individuals, schools, restaurants, stores, and other organizations can get involved, including the walking moai (an informal walking group).

“We are so very excited to collaborate with Blue Zones Project right here on Maui”, says Toni Rojas, Marketing Director. “Let’s transform our special Maui County into an even better to place to live, work and play by making small changes in our daily lives that lead to an even better quality of life”, says Rojas.

For further information and list of Maui celebrity guest presenters, visit queenkaahumanucenter.com or stop by the QKC Guest Services Desk.

About Blue Zones Project

Blue Zones Project is a community-wide well-being improvement initiative to help make healthy choices easier in Hawaii.  The Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA) has brought Blue Zones Project® to Hawaii to transform our state into an even better place to live, work, and play. To reach that goal, we’ll help residents make small changes so we can all enjoy longer, happier, and healthier lives.  Small changes can lead to big benefits for our community: lower health care costs, higher productivity, and ultimately, a better quality of life. We look forward to working together with organizations, communities, and people across the state to make well-being a priority

by applying the “Power 9“ Principles from the people who have lived the longest.  Learn more at

https://hawaii.bluezonesproject.com/

What is a Walking Moai?

The term “moai” (pronounced mow-eye) comes from Okinawa, Japan. It means “meeting for a common purpose.” Walking Moai Teams are groups of 5 to 8 people that meet at least once a week for 10 weeks to walk throughout the community. With a Walking Moai Team, staying healthy is easier and more fun. Teams spend time together to build or strengthen friendships while tracking their steps as they explore their neighborhoods.

Walking Moai participants will receive a Blue Zones Project t-shirt. Each team will be eligible to win prizes, which will be awarded upon completing 10 weeks of walking together at a Finish Line Celebration event scheduled on Friday, November 10, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Queen Ka’ahumanu Center.

Signup to participate in the Walking Moai Launch on August 31, 2017 via the following Blue Zones Project Maui link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1436487373105711