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Mendo Lake Family Life

Get into the Blue Zone

There are special places around the world where people regularly live to be 100. American National Geographic Fellow and author Dan Buettner wanted to find out why. What he discovered was a set of attributes—natural movement, nutritious diet, and a sense of purpose and belonging—that make for a happier and healthier life. He created the Blue Zones Project to promote these attributes—and Mendocino County wants in. The Mendocino Blue Zones Project will kick off on March 19, 11 a.m.–3 p.m., at the Alex Rorabaugh Recreation Center in Ukiah. Family-friendly activities, giveaways and prizes, and local food will be part of the afternoon. Find out more at