Blue Zones Project Honors Kelseyville Sunrise Rotary for Becoming First Blue Zones Approved Project in Lake County

Blue Zones Project® Lake County is thrilled to announce that the Rotary Club of Kelseyville Sunrise is the first organization in Lake County that has achieved designation as Blue Zones Project Approved™. Kelseyville Sunrise Rotary successfully completed the review process with guidance from Kamlin Fasano, Organization Lead for Blue Zones Project Lake County.

“Blue Zones Project introduces us to ideas and practices like having a sense of purpose and belonging that will help us live longer and healthier lives as a community,” said Rotary Club of Kelseyville Sunrise President, Terry Dereniuk. “These ideas deeply align with the Rotary’s mission to give back through volunteering and building meaningful friendships.”

The ribbon cutting

To become Blue Zones Project Approved™, the civic organization leaders identified well-being programs they were already implementing, such as volunteering and serving the community. From there, the team utilized the Blue Zones Power 9® principles to incorporate more well-being action items to create a healthier environment for its members, including serving nutritious food options at meetings and events, adding a five-minute stretch period to the beginning of each meeting, and creating a wellness council.

Rotary Club leaders and community members came together to celebrate this accomplishment with a private blue ribbon cutting event on Tuesday, July 26th, at the Saw Shop Public House in Kelseyville. Healthy Blue Zones inspired food was served, prepared by the Saw Shop Public House for guests to enjoy.

“We are just getting started in our journey and are looking forward to continue finding new ways to model healthy behaviors within our club, and in service to our community in our projects and actions,” said Michelle Buell, Rotary Club of Kelseyville Sunrise Past President.

“We applaud Kelseyville Sunrise Rotary for making healthy choices easier for its members and promoting Blue Zones principles to the entire community. The leadership of Kelseyville Sunrise Rotary is a milestone for our county’s journey toward becoming a fully certified Blue Zones Project,” said Blue Zones Project Lake County Executive Director, Jamey Gill.

Brought to Lake County through an innovative sponsorship by Adventist Health and Blue Zones, LLC, Blue Zones Project is a community-by-community well-being improvement initiative designed to enable community members to live longer, happier lives with lower rates of chronic diseases and a higher quality of life.

To learn more about becoming a Blue Zones Project Approved™ organization or worksite, contact the Blue Zones Project team in Lake County at or visit

About Blue Zones Project Lake County

Blue Zones Project® is brought to Lake County through an innovative sponsorship with Adventist Health and Blue Zones, LLC.  Adventist Health is a faith-based, nonprofit integrated health system serving more than 80 communities on the West Coast and Hawaii, as well as others across the U.S. through its Blue Zones® organization, a pioneer in taking a systemic and environmental approach to improving the health of entire cities and communities. Through this work and other initiatives, Adventist Health is leading a 21st century well-being transformation movement.

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