MISSION + VISION
MISSION: Aspen City of Wellbeing (ACW) serves to measure, prioritize, and improve wellbeing.
LOCAL VISION: Roaring Fork Valley citizens, non-profits, businesses, and governments work together to maximize wellbeing in a meaningful and measurable way.
GLOBAL VISION: Aspen will serve as a model and a global destinatinon for those seeking to enhance their own wellbeing using the Mind Body Spirit Rx™
If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can smile, and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from our peace.Thich Nhat Hanh
MEASURE: Aspen City of Wellbeing (ACW) funds a Gallup Wellbeing Index survey of the Roaring Fork Valley.
This address-based sampling will give us data on how our residents are doing according to the 5 Essential Elements of Wellbeing:
Purpose, Community, Social, Financial, and Physical.
THE FIVE ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF WELLBEING
Liking what you do each day
+ being motivated to
achieve your goals
relationships + love
in your life
Managing your economic
life to reduce stress +
Liking where you live,
feeling safe + having
pride in your community
Having good health +
enough energy to get
things done daily
STATEMENT OF OPPORTUNITY
We are Aspen. We are abundant in natural resources, human intellect, collective creativity, and global influence.
We are a community and we believe together we can improve wellbeing and be a leader
and model for other communities to do the same.
In short, the Aspen Idea.
"Aspen is a place where the human spirit can flourish."
Our collective effort will translate into a healthier community as organizations and businesses, schools, hospitals, health clubs, etc. incentivize their employees and members to take positive actions. The benefits include:
Reduced health care costs
Reduced suicide rate and depression
Highlight and encourage what is already naturally occurring here – health and wellbeing – and improve quality of life
We are a community of extremely healthy and fit individuals (body) who are seeking
and striving for a deeper spiritual connection through nature (spirit) and we have
ample opportunity to stimulate the mind with lectures and conferences with
internationally recognized celebrities and geniuses through events like The Aspen
Idea’s Fest (mind.)
Branding Aspen as “The City of Wellbeing” will create a magnetic effect as those who
strive for greater balance and equanimity, health and wellness will be drawn to our
The sad truth is, while Aspen has so many tremendous positive qualities, there is
work to be done to support and nourish our citizens. We have a suicide rate that is
three times the national average. This is a call to action to create comprehensive
What we are really striving for is a system that can motivate and encourage and
assist our citizen to find optimal health in whatever way fits their lifestyle. The “City
of Wellbeing” task force will organize and market a monthly series of open
workshops with expert “City of Wellbeing” ambassadors. These ambassadors will be
local experts in health, wellness and nutrition to teach skills necessary to achieve
benchmark goals through City of Wellbeing protocols. The protocols, once
developed, will be packaged in a way that can be easily shared and utilized by all at
whatever level: Elite athletes, office dwellers, handicap and anyone in between will
be able to participate and track progress. This is a democratic system of wellness
designed to benefit all with simple, proven exercises and lifestyle choices that can
positively affect wellbeing. Our goal is to be the leader/Vanguard/trend setter with
this experiment to help create an epidemic of wellbeing globally.
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