In this episode of Perspectives in Healthcare, Jordan Carr and Aaron Patnode of Blue Zones Project Oregon sit down with Scott Clapson to talk about their organization and what it means to our community.

Brookings-Harbor Aerial Photo

Brookings-Harbor, Oregon

Jordan helped his home community back in Iowa become a Blue Zone before he moved to Oregon to become a full-time Blue Zone advocate. He describes Blue Zones as getting back to basics. The Blue Zones project meets communities where they are and helps them expand the things that they are already doing right. They work with communities, focusing on small, easy ways to improve the health of community members.

Jordan, Aaron, and Scott discuss the importance of being connected to one another and how the theme of connectivity permeates the Blue Zones Project.

The Chetco Public Library large meeting room was full to capacity with 80 people in attendance on the night Jordan and Aaron talked about Blue Zones Project Oregon in a open meeting for community members. The Brookings Harbor Blue Zone Exploratory Coalition thanks Jordan and Aaron for a great evening.

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Host: Scott Clapson, Producer: Scott Clapson

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Music is Moving Forward by Scott Holmes, from Free Music Archive, Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International license.