Albert Lea’s Vitality Project to be featured in USA Today

Published 10:32 am Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The AARP/Blue Zones Vitality Project in Albert Lea will be featured in USA Today June 2.

Albert Lea City Manager Victoria Simonsen said reporters from the newspaper have interviewed experts with the project including Blue Zones founder Dan Buettner, along with other local leaders who are involved with the project.

In January, AARP and Blue Zones leaders announced that they, along with national experts, would launch a project in Albert Lea aimed at adding two years of projected life expectancy to every participant.

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Since, community leaders have met with AARP and Blue Zones leaders, walkability experts, health experts and nutrition experts to work on environmental changes that can help the city’s residents live better lives.