Community of Wellness 2020

What is your perfect vision of health in 2020?

What does it take to achieve optimal health for ourselves and our community?
Join us for the 4th annual Community of Wellness Event in Rochester, MN, March 19-21, 2020. This lifestyle-driven event will illustrate the interconnection between individual wellness and community resilience. Learn the latest trends from world-renowned experts. Discover how they are transforming people’s lives with a lifestyle medicine approach to wellness.

Mental health, obesity, and diabetes are among the leading health priorities in Olmsted County according to the 2019 Olmsted County Community Health Needs Assessment. 80% of these chronic conditions are lifestyle related. This three-day event, themed “20/20 Perfect Vision of Health”, focuses on education, prevention, and improving the health of our community, one person at a time through self-care.

Event schedule by date. Our schedule is continually being updated as new sessions are added.

Featured Speakers

Event Highlights

Learn how 6 lifestyle medicine principles — nutrition, movement, stress management, social connections, passion, and sleep — lead to a healthy mind and body.

  • Understand how to prevent, improve, and reverse multiple chronic conditions, such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, high cholesterol, and obesity.
  • Discover how to break up food addictions and normalize your weight from Dr. Greger, the author of How Not to Diet.
  • Learn how to boost brain power, mental wellness and cognitive functions.
  • Recognize how stress management reduces anxiety and depression.
  • Identify today’s most common risk factors for cancer and how to reduce or prevent them.
  • Discover new research that leads to improved microbiome/gut health and autoimmune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis (MS).

Network with community members, health care professionals, nonprofits, business leaders and government officials.

“Many thanks for pulling this together. The information was timely and very useful. We plan on encouraging our local community to adopt at least some of the things we learned about during the seminar.”


Platinum Sponsor

McNeilus Steel is a family-operated, full line metals service center headquartered in Dodge Center, Minnesota. The company was founded in 1948 and has more than 450 employees and three warehouses located among Minnesota and Wisconsin.

McNeilus has a reputation of taking care of its employees; the company provides extensive programs in work-site safety, wellness and health-care. Beginning January 2017, McNeilus offered the Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP) to its employees and partners. Participants appreciate the generosity and improved health.

McNeilus is a proven leader not only in the metal business, but in employee health advocacy as well.