Achieving a Healthy Balance

October 15, 2016

The 14th annual Achieving a Healthy Balance will be held on Saturday, Oct. 15.

Support Ridgeview Foundation by attending our 14th annual Achieving a Healthy Balance event ... an inspirational day including intriguing speakers, fabulous food, a Minnesota artisan boutique and an abundance of fun.

Make your reservations today and enjoy a day devoted entirely to you, including fellowship, fun, inspiration and a Minnesota artisan boutique. A day designed by women for women in support of Ridgeview's Emergency Department in Waconia. New this year is a silent auction in support of LIfeline For a Lifetime, Ridgeview's Emergency Department Renovation in Waconia.

We are pleased to welcome back Unearthed Arts and their talented group of artists. Unearthed Arts will exhibit an assortment of unique art including, jewelry, pottery, paintings, handbags and totes, soaps, wood and glass. Talk with the artists themselves as you browse and buy beautiful, one-of-a-kind treasures for yourself, family and friends. 

Make a weekend of it. Oak Ridge has generously offered any attendee, speaker or exhibitor a special room rate of $119. If you'd like to stay the night before or the night of the event, call 952-368-1492 or 877-874-6772 and ask for Achieving a Healthy Balance room block or visit and use the group code BALANCE. The rate is good until Sept. 23.

Limited seating: Advanced registration is recommended. All payments are nonrefundable. Fee includes continental breakfast and gourmet lunch. For more information, call the Ridgeview Foundation office at 952-442-6010.

Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016

  • 8 a.m. Registration/Shopping preview
  • 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Program
  • Registration fee: $75
  • Reserved table of 10: $700

Oak Ridge Hotel & Conference Center

1 Oak Ridge Drive

Chaska, MN, 55318

Register for the event

Event Speakers

Henry Emmons, MD: "Staying Sharp"

From the author of The Chemistry of Joy and The Chemistry of Calm comes a practical guidebook for building and maintaining a sharp, healthy and vibrant mind. A strong memory and a healthy brain aren't as difficult to maintain as one might think. Dr. Henry Emmons shows that vibrant aging is within reach, through blending the best of modern science and eastern holistic medicine to provide a powerful, drug-free program to maintain a youthful mind and a happy life.



Kristen Brown: "The Happy Hour Effect"

Twelve Secrets to Minimize Stress and Maximize Life, by bestselling and award-winning author Kristen K. Brown, provides easy, fun and powerful solutions to minimize your stress and maximize your life. She provides specific and actionable steps to stress less now. It isn't hard. It isn't confusing. It's a simple, straightfoward, fun approach to stress relief.



Kris James: "Nourishing Your Brain ... Food for Thought!"

What can we do to nurture a healthy brain? Our food choices may be the most important variable influencing the health, vitality and functionality of our cherished gray matter. We'll explore the top herbs that can improve our ability to make new brain cells and boost memory, no matter our age.




Valerie Johnson, MD: "Lifeline For a Lifetime"

Valerie Johnson, MD, A board-certified Emergency Medicine physician at Ridgeview, will share her insights and observations from working in the Emergency Department, discuss trends in our community and update guests regarding current development of a new Emergency Department that will help continue our mission to provide gold standard care for patients in the metro region.


Thank you to our 2016 corporate sponsors!