Walking Moai events begin for beach cities residents at all 13 elementary schools Monday, April 25, and Tuesday, April 26! Moai, which means meeting for a common purpose, originated in Okinawa, Japan, as a way for villagers to support each other emotionally in times of need. The Vitality City initiative hopes to expand the traditional definition of Moai to walking, volunteering or simply being active while making new friends, and is one of the cornerstone programs that will help to transform the Beach Cities into a Vitality City.
All Healthways/Blue Zones Vitality City Walking Moai kick-off events are 6 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. Do Moai in!
Monday, April 25, Redondo Beach Schools
Alta Vista Elementary, 815 Knob Hill
Beryl Heights Elementary, 3920 Beryl St
Birney Elementary, 1600 Green Lane
Jefferson Elementary, 600 Harkness
Lincoln Elementary, 2223 Plant Ave.
Madison Elementary, 2200 Mackay Lane
Tulita Elementary, 1520 Prospect Ave.
Washington Elementary, 1100 Lilienthal Lane
Tuesday, April 26, Manhattan Beach Schools
Grandview Elementary, 455 24th St.
Meadows Elementary, 1200 Meadows Ave.
Pacific Elementary, 1200 Pacific Ave.
Robinson Elementary, 80 S Morningside Ave.
Tuesday, April 26, Hermosa Beach
Hermosa Valley Elementary, 1645 Valley Dr.
All are welcome! By taking this first step to participate in Walk Moai, community members and city leaders are showing their commitment to supporting sustainable changes that will result in increased well-being and quantifiably high quality of life. If you’re interested, come out to one of the kick-off events above to speak with participants, volunteers, city officials and Vitality City reps, including Dan Buettner, co-founder of the Healthways/Blue Zones Vitality city initiative.
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