07 Feb Is Miami The Next “Blue Zone?”
Is Miami The Next “Blue Zone?”
Some of you are familiar with Dan Buettner and his series of bestsellers, starting with “The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who’ve Lived the Longest.”
Studying why places like a Greek island, Okinawa, Japan, a village in Costa Rica, Sardinia, Italy, and Loma Linda, California created habitats of healthiness, Dan and now, the Blue Zones Project, has designed a template for nearly 60 communities across North America to create more regenerative places to live.
Last month, Blue Zones and the 150-year-old Adventist Health company announced they have partnered with a downtown Miami developer to create a 120,000-square-foot health and well-being center oriented toward a modern elder demographic. The world’s first Blue Zones Center for wellness will include diagnostic, surgical, medical, spa, fitness, holistic healing through artificial intelligence, lifestyle medicine, and well-being improvement programming. I don’t know about you, but this feels like the first step in a major retirement community disruption.
This article first appeared in Chip Conley’s Wisdom Well blog