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A few years ago Purdue Extension Health and Human Sciences administration provided Extension Educators with the book “The Blue Zones” by Dan Buettner. We were encouraged to read the book and learn some new perspectives on aging. Blue Zones have been identified on the map as geographical areas of the world where the population is known for their longevity. People living in the Blue Zones reach age 100 at 10 times the average rate. The book shares the prescription to living longer. In the book centenarians share their stories about diet, lifestyle, and recipe for a long life. The researchers identified longevity hotspots: Ikaria, Greece; Loma Linda, California; Sardina, Italy; Okinawa, Japan; and Nicoya, Costa Rica.