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ST. KATHARINE DREXEL PARISH BECOMES NEWEST BLUE ZONES PROJECT APPROVED™ FAITH-BASED COMMUNITY

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Posted 6/15/18

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ST. KATHARINE DREXEL PARISH BECOMES NEWEST BLUE ZONES PROJECT APPROVED™ FAITH-BASED COMMUNITY

 

 

What: Ribbon cutting ceremony being held to recognize St. Katharine Drexel as the newest Blue Zones Project Approved™ faith-based community

 

  1. Tuesday, June 19, 2018
    7 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.

 

Where: St. Katharine Drexel Parish Center Prayer Garden (weather permitting)

408 South Spring Street

Beaver Dam, WI

 

Public/Private: Public event.

 

Interview Opportunities:

Father Michael Erwin, Pastor

Cindy Spangler, Parishioner and Wellness Committee Member

Kim Lafler, Parishioner and Wellness Committee Member

Janelle Wiebelhaus-Finger, Blue Zones Project Dodge County Engagement Lead

 

Background: St. Katharine’s Drexel Parish is a Catholic Community in Dodge County that is committed to improving the both the spiritual and physical well-being of their parishioners as demonstrated by their designation as a Blue Zones Project Approved faith-based community. The parish enhanced the physical environment of parish grounds by ensuring bike racks were available for use and adding signage designating the parish and school as a tobacco free campus. Healthy, Blue Zones inspired food options were offered at parish meetings and a straw bale garden was added to the parish prayer garden. The weekly bulletin was used to communicate with parishioners about Blue Zones Project and included healthy recipes as well as information about the new yoga classes offered to parishioners.

 

 

Visuals: Ceremony with ribbon cutting and Blue Zones Project Approved certificate being presented. A healthy plant-based snack potluck will follow.

 

Blue Zones Project is a community-by-community well-being improvement initiative designed to support longer, better lives through permanent changes to environment, policy, and social networks. Blue Zones Project is brought to Dodge County through sponsorship by Beaver Dam Community Hospitals, in collaboration with Sharecare®, Inc. and Blue Zones, LLC. Dodge County is the first Blue Zones Project demonstration site in the state.

 

For details about becoming a Blue Zones Project Approved organization or general information about Blue Zones Project Dodge County, call 920-212-8511, or visit dodgecounty.bluezonesproject.com.

 

 

Janelle Wiebelhaus-Finger | Engagement Lead

M : 920-392-9408 – Janelle.WiebelhausFinger@sharecare.com