Blue Zones Project Community Walking Moai Kickoff on Sunday, January 12th at Northridge Mall in Salinas

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BLUE ZONES PROJECT MONTEREY WALKING MOAI KICKOFF

Sunday, January 12, 2020

12:00 – 2:30pm

Northridge Mall, 796 Northridge Mall, Salinas CA

 

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SALINAS, CA — January, 6th 2020 — It’s a new year and Salinas is coming together to discover new walking paths, talk with neighbors and make new friends. Blue Zones Project Monterey County, Northridge Mall and the City of Salinas invites community members to come and find a walking path at the Walking Moai Kickoff event from 12pm – 2:30pm Sunday, January 12, 2020 inside the Northridge Mall near Starbucks.

A Walking Moai, pronounced “Mo-Eye,” is a group of people who walk together at least once a week for 10 weeks. It’s an active time to connect with friends, coworkers, neighbors and others. It’s about moving naturally where you live, learn, work and play.

Blue Zones Project Monterey County is partnering with the City of Salinas Neighborhood Watch Program and together will be forming walking groups in local neighborhoods, parks and points of interest. Blue Zones Project Monterey County will supply T-shirts to those who pledge to walk for well-being. There is no cost to participate.

The City of Salinas is thrilled to be partnering with the Blue Zones Project. We are sure this partnership will continue to strengthen and bring neighborhoods together,” shared Ana Ambriz, Neighborhood Services Coordinator.

Hosted by the Northridge Mall the Walking Moai Kickoff offers fun games, activities and door prizes with a Grand Prize of an iWatch made possible by Northridge Mall.  “We are ecstatic to be one of the first locations to host a Blue Zones Walking Moai. We work hard every day to create a place where our community has the opportunity to gather, walk and stay healthy.” Jen Filice, Marketing Director

It all begins at 12pm with free family friendly activities followed by a short English Language Kickoff at 1pm and Spanish Language Kickoff at 2pm.  During the presentation community members will locate a walking area and find a group of walkers that fits into their schedule.

“We know that walking and socializing are fun, easy and good for your health,” said Tiffany DiTullio, Blue Zones Project Monterey County, Executive Director. “We’re encouraging community members to connect with each other while also gaining the physical health benefits of moving naturally.”

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