Bank of America Fort Worth becomes Blue Zones Project worksite

Bank of America’s Amon Carter campus was recently designated a Blue Zones Project Approved™ worksite, a reflection of the company’s commitment to promoting employee health and wellness while reducing healthcare-related costs.

Established in 2010, Blue Zones Project is a well-being improvement initiative led by the community, designed to make healthy choices easier through permanent changes to a city’s environment, policy and social networks. The Project is inspired by Dan Buettner, a National Geographic Fellow and New York Times best-selling author.

Blue Zones Project Fort Worth is grateful to Bank of America for leading the way in making Fort Worth the healthiest large city in the United States

Matt Dufrene
Vice President

Buettner identified five regions of the world – or Blue Zones – with the highest concentration of people living to 100 years or older. The Blue Zones Project incorporates Buettner’s findings and works with cities to implement policies and programs that will move a community toward optimal health and well-being.

At a recent event celebrating the designation, Mayor Betsy Price presented Bank of America with a Blue Zones Project plaque, addressed employees and toured the Blue Zones Project-related features on campus, including the employee cafeteria, a healthy cooking demonstration by Café Fort Worth and walking paths.

Forty-four percent of the bank’s Amon Carter campus employees voluntarily signed up for the Blue Zones Project, making the bank home to one of the highest employee participation rates in the program citywide. "Blue Zones Project Fort Worth is grateful to Bank of America for leading the way in making Fort Worth the healthiest large city in the United States," said Matt.

Dufrene, Vice President, Blue Zones Project Fort Worth. "We hope other companies take notice of Bank of America’s commitment to employee health and well-being."

Bank of America is one of Fort Worth’s largest employers, as well as the largest financial institution to adopt the Blue Zones Project to date.

6/22/2017

 

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