Dodge County is the first Wisconsin community to be named a Blue Zone Project demonstration site. Janelle Wiebelhaus-Finger with the Blue Zones Project in Dodge County says its an innovative effort to make a significant, sustainable impact on community well-being. She says the first project was started in Albert Lea, Minnesota in 2009. In cooperation with Beaver Dam Community Hospital, a series of kick-off events will be held next month in Mayville, Juneau, Horicon and Beaver Dam. Wiebelhaus-Finger says the project focuses on habits shared by the world’s longest living people. She says the project is designed to make healthy choices easier through permanent changes to environment, policy and social networks.