Easter Film & Discussion Series

Sundays in April from 12:00-1:00pm

Fireside Room

Four-part film series “Live to 100: Secrets of the Blue Zones” travels around the world with author Dan Buettner to discover five unique communities (called “Blue Zones”) where people live extraordinarily long and vibrant lives. Each Sunday in April, at 12:00pm we will watch one film in this series (35-45min) followed by discussion. Grab your coffee and treats from coffee hour and head to the Fireside Room for this 4-part series. We will explore what it might look like for All Saints to become a Blue Zone? In building the Kingdom of God “on earth as it is in heaven” what can we learn from these Blue Zones? Join us as we explore these questions and more.

Summary: Live to 100: Secrets of the Blue Zones takes members around the world to investigate the diet and lifestyles of those living the longest lives. Explore the original blue zones, be immersed in their culture and lifestyles, and see how Blue Zones is applying the research in communities across the United States. Buettner offers insight on how to benefit from following at least some of their leads, because the only thing better than looking good as you age, is feeling good as you age.”

Background: “In the early 2000s, Dan Buettner collaborated with National Geographic to reverse-engineer a formula for longevity. He scoured the globe for years in pursuit of places where people live much longer than average, and the concept of blue zones came to fruition. To date, the expeditions unveiled Okinawa, Japan; Sardinia, Italy; Ikaria, Greece; Nicoya, Costa Rica; and Loma Linda, California, as blue zones with the highest rates of living centenarians. These five spots share some similar elements — a plant-based diet, natural movement, and putting family first — that have been proven to promote longevity and health in residents.