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Carmel Valley Manor becomes a Blue Zones Project Approved Worksite, Through a Community-Wide Initiative and Commitment to Staff and Resident Well-Being

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September 27, 2021

What: Carmel Valley Manor has collaborated with Blue Zones Project Monterey County (BZPMC) to establish a sustainable culture of well-being at their worksite and has become a Blue Zones Project Approved Worksite. A worksite that achieves approval has shown a commitment to implement best practices in the workplace to create a healthy environment for their employees.

 “As a progressive life plan community, Carmel Valley Manor is always planning for the future and is delighted to be working alongside the Blue Zone Project.” states Chris Regan, Health Services Administrator.  “With the recent Blue Zones Project approval process we have found ways to create a walking path, staff garden and special parking areas to accommodate extra steps to enhance the health and wellness of our staff.”

 “Blue Zones Project Monterey County is excited to be working with Carmel Valley Manor and they have done an outstanding job in pursuing Blue Zones Project worksite approval.” States Blue Zones Project Monterey County Executive Director, Tiffany DiTullio. “The commitment to their staff and dedication to making this the best place to work and live is showcased through their commitment to communitywide well-being.”

 Who: Blue Zones Project is a community-led improvement initiative designed to make healthy choices easier through permanent changes to build environment, policy, and social networks, enabling residents to live longer, happier lives with lower rates of chronic disease. The path to greater well-being in Monterey County began in August 2018, when an initial assessment conducted by Blue Zones Project in Salinas determined the community was well positioned to embrace well-being improvement, with a strong community foundation and a willingness to implement programs and activities required to become a Blue Zones Project community.  Carmel Valley Manor is a 65+ community with a broad range of living options focused on vitality and continually enhancing the health and wellness of its staff and residents.

 Why: By helping people live longer and better through behavior change, communities can lower healthcare costs, improve productivity, and boost national recognition as a great place to live, work, and play.  Specifically, Blue Zones focuses on life improvement through programs that provide meaningful connections, wise eating, creating a community where it is easy to be active, and a positive mindset through intention and mindfulness.

Media Contact: Leigh-Anne Anderson, Gauger + Associates 

Tel. (310) 990-5752

Leigh-Anne Anderson, Gauger + Associates, Tel. (310) 990-5752