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St. Joseph's, Essentia offering weight management retreat

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Park Rapids Enterprise
St. Joseph's, Essentia offering weight management retreat
Park Rapids Minnesota PO Box 111 56470

St. Joseph's Area Health Services Center for Weight Management and Essentia Health Park Rapids Clinic partner to bring A Weekend in the Pines retreat for anyone interested in weight management.


This includes surgical or non-surgical weight-loss patients or anyone interested in learning about weight-loss treatment options available to them.

The retreat will be held Friday afternoon and Saturday, Oct. 5-6, at the Smokey Hills Wilderness Retreat and Conference Center in Osage. It is a perfect fall setting for a luxurious fall atmosphere with coaching from the Center for Weight Management professionals available to you at a five to one ratio.

Register now and take advantage of early-bird rates.

This year, A Weekend in the Pines theme will take participants on a journey to "Let Go... Heal Your Soul."

We will have weight-loss experts from a variety of medical disciplines comprising a "Dream Team" question and answer panel, a motivational speaker, education, spa treatments, mentor groups, cooking demonstrations, movement, a Walk From Obesity geocaching event and opportunities for all to let go of the past and embrace a new life.

The Walk from Obesity is a public event to be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5. The Center for Weight Management will provide all of the equipment you need to join in on a fun walk that helps to raise funds for obesity research, prevention, education and treatment. Recruit your friends and colleagues to participate in a multiple of ways.

You can do the walk and scout for geocaching "treasures" using GPS devices or make a difference in the lives of those touched by obesity and donate online at

A Weekend in the Pines is designed to leave participants inspired. It allows for personal reflection, forgiveness, healing, strength and resolve to embrace a positive outlook going forward.

For more information or to register, contact Arlys at 237-5588 or

Information can also be found at weightmanage