Women’s conference invites you to ‘Eat Well, Age Well’

More than 200 women enjoyed the first night of the 19th annual women’s health conference on March 14. If you missed it, there is still time to join in a night of information and relaxation just for women Thursday evening, March 21 at the Hazelden Cork Center, 15251 Pleasant Valley Rd., in Center City.

The theme for this heart-health focused event is “Eat Well, Age Well.”

Hazelden, Fairview Lakes Medical Center, St. Croix Regional Medical Center and the Chisago and Polk County public health departments co-sponsor the conference, which begins at 5:30 p.m. The evening will conclude with a live cooking demonstration by Lisa Erickson, cooking host on Minnesota Bound.

Arrive early for health screenings, healthy snacks and mini massages. Pre-registration is not required. Refer questions to 651-257-8806.


Thursday, March 21

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Free Health Fair

Theme: “Eat Well,
Age Well”

Health screenings will include:

Blood pressure checks

Body mass index (BMI)

Blood glucose with a diabetes educator

What is Your Heart Age? – Fairview

A Good Night’s Sleep – St. Croix Regional Sleep Center


Informational displays and demonstrations:

The Makers Healthy Market

U of M Extension – Healthy foods

The Heart Zone – Hands-only CPR – Lakes EMS

Yoga demonstration by Julie Karsky

Incontinence: Fairview Lakes Physical Therapy

Podiatry, St. Croix Orthopaedics

Healthy Lifestyles: Fairview Clinics, Rachel Baar, RD

Hazelden books

Healing Touch – Andrea Dronen, RN

Public Health Services – Chisago County

Stress and Living – Dr. Erika Wight

U of M Extension, healthy foods

Financial resources

Women’s Heart and Health Tips – SCRMC


6:30 - 7:30 p.m.  “Women and Heart Disease – An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure”

It’s easier to maintain a healthy heart than to heal a broken one. Speaker Courtney Baechler, MD, MSCE, director of cardiovascular services, United Health, will offer pointers on how you can keep your heart healthy and enjoy life more. A cardiologist with a special interest in preventive cardiology, Dr. Baechler leads initiatives to promote the health of the community and to advance the role of integrative health in supporting health and healing. Integrative health involves mind, body and spirit.


7:45 - 8:45 p.m.

“Cooking with Lisa:
Eat Your Way to a Healthy Heart”

You’ve seen speaker Lisa Marie Erickson cooking fish and game with Ron Schara on Minnesota Bound. But there’s more to Lisa than cooking wild game. She makes it simple and fun to eat your way to healthier heart. She’ll show you how to make quick and easy recipes to help your heart thrive. Read more about Lisa on her blog, WildChow.

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