Health conference aims to energize women

‘Be Your Best Self’ March 14, 21


Local women are invited to relax and reconnect with themselves at the 19th annual Women’s Health Conference.

The free event will be held Thursdays, March 14 and 21, at the Hazelden Cork Center, 15251 Pleasant Valley Rd., Center City.

Fairview Lakes Medical Center, Hazelden, St. Croix Regional Medical Center and the Chisago and Polk county public health departments are again cosponsoring this year’s conference, which begins at 5:30 each evening.

Both dates will feature a health fair with a wide variety of screenings and demonstrations. On the first night, guest speaker Gaye Lindfors will present “Living Your Real Life in a Fiction-Focused World” from 7-8 p.m. She is the author of “God, Girlfriends, & Chocolate” and is a contributing author to “Don’t Miss Your Boat: Living Your Life with Purpose in the Real World.”

On March 21, Courtney Baechler, MD, MSCE, director of cardiovascular services at United Health, will discuss heart disease prevention from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Dr. Baechler leads initiatives to promote the health of the community and to advance the role of integrative health (mind, body and spirit) in supporting health and healing.

From 7:45-8:45 p.m., “Minnesota Bound” cooking host Lisa Marie Erickson will put on a demonstration featuring quick and easy recipes to help your heart thrive. Read more about Lisa on her blog, WildChow.

Pre-registration for the conference is not required. Call 651-257-8806 for more information.