Faith and Longevity

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What do these CitF'ers have in common?

At Church in the Forest we commonly see members in their eighties and nineties.  We belong to a "blue zone," a geographic designation given to groups who have exceptionally long lifespans.  And, according to demographers, a common factor in a long life is trust in divine power. Ninety-eight percent of  centenarians interviewed in the Blue Zones study belonged to some type of faith-based community. Attending faith-based services each week has been shown to add 4 to 14 years of life expectancy!