Kelowna: Community for All Ages Stakeholder Workshop – May 31st

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Community for All Ages Stakeholder Workshop

The City of Kelowna and Interior Health have partnered to develop a Healthy City Strategy, a long-term, integrative plan that focuses on healthy places and spaces, community health, and quality of life for all Kelowna residents. 


Community planners and public health practitioners are working together with a focus on the first of six theme areas: A Community For All Ages.  This project is focussing on seniors, children and those with diverse abilities to work towards the vision of “a city that is healthy, safe, active & inclusive for seniors, children and those with diverse abilities”. 


As a stakeholder that represents one of more of these groups (seniors, children or diverse abilities), the City and Interior Health invite one representative from your organization to participate in the upcoming stakeholder workshop:


Date:  Tuesday, May 31st  

Time:  1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Place: Kelowna Yacht Club

 (1414 Water Street)


Please RSVP by Wednesday, May 25th to

Planning and building healthy neighbourhoods, with adequate service and resource provision, can directly improve Kelowna residents’ physical and social health.


Please note:  If more than one representative would like to participate, please let me know and we can put an additional person on the waitlist.  Once we know the number of people wanting to participate, we will let you know if there is room for additional participants.


At this workshop we will discuss ideas around health, neighbourhoods, activities and daily life.  The outcomes of this workshop will be integrated with public consultation feedback to inform the creation of the Community for All Ages Plan.  The Community for All Ages Plan will identify areas to adapt policies, plans, and programs to respond to the evolving needs of our community. Actions for healthier seniors will provide co-benefits to children and residents with diverse abilities, enabling them to be active and engaged within our community.


For details on the public engagement and more details on this project, please see the Fact Sheet or visit (click on Healthy City Strategy).


Background information:

*         Kelowna’s senior population is growing and will increase from the current rate of 20% to 24% by 2040.

*         1 in 3 people in B.C. are living with one or more diagnosed chronic diseases, which consumes approximately 80% of the provincial health care budget.

*         50% of adults and 91% of children and youth do not get the recommended levels of physical activity.

*         At 26%, Canada’s childhood obesity rates are among the highest in the world – almost doubling in the last 25 years.


Hope you are able to participate at the workshop! 


Thank you,


Michelle Kam
Sustainability Coordinator

This email was sent on behalf of: City of Kelowna · 1435 Water Street · Kelowna, BC V1Y 1J4 · 250-469-8500



Kelowna MHSU Open House Invitation

Hey everyone, please see below for the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centre’s open house. Great opportunity for info and networking:

Good Morning,


You are cordially invited to our MHSU Open House! 


Please share with your staff.  We hope to see you all there J




Sandra Robertson

Manager – Mental Health and Substance Use

Integration and Strategic Services


Phone: 250-868-7739

Cell: 250-718-8736


Jason McCarty, MA, CCC

Manager – Mental Health & Substance Use 

Integration and Strategic Services


Tel: 250.868.7722

Cell: 250.212.2065






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Kelowna and Ok Falls: ANNUAL FREE COPCS BBQ

Dear COPCS Member(s),

     With the more-than-welcome season change, BBQ days are hear again!!!  Please join us for our annual free COPCS Family BBQ. (Invitation Attached)
We are having BBQ’s at the following two locations:
Kelowna  – Saturday, May 28th, 12:00-3:00 Okanagan Mission Activity Centre, 4398 Hobson Road, Kelowna
OK Falls   – Saturday, June 25th, 12:00-3:00 Kenyon Park Okanagan Falls 5332 Cedar Street, OK Falls (behind IGA)
     This is the first year that we are having a BBQ for our members in the South Okanagan to enjoy lunch and have fun in the sun.  Please RSVP as soon as you can with how many in your family can attend as both BBQ’s are coming up quick.
Take Care,
Margaret Milsom
Central Okanagan Professional Caregivers Society 
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Found this…

I think it was taken last summer at our East Kootenay BBQs… I thought it summed up a lot. Thanks!


Kelowna: 2016 Home Share Provider & Community Conference

Hey all:

The 2016 COPCS 7th annual Home Share Provider and Community Conference is coming up. Check out all the details here:



On behalf of the Central Okanagan Professional Caregivers Society, it is my pleasure to invite you to the 7th Annual Home Share Provider & Community Conference which will be held on Friday, June 3, 2016 at the Holiday Inn Express Kelowna. 

This year’s conference topic is “Improving Quality of Life” which is especially relevant to our profession and for people with diversabilities.  The presenter will be Bob Bowen who is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester and faculty member of Mandt System Incorporated. 

Please register early and plan on being part of our 7th Annual Home Share Provider & Community Conference this year.  I am confident of the great value that this Conference will bring to all. 


Margaret Milsom

Central Okanagan Professional Caregivers Society

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Scholarship Opportunity

This from Erica, one of our Home Share Coordinators Hi everyone, I was just informed about this last week and wanted to pass it on. CLBC has a scholarship program for individuals looking into post secondary education. Deadline for application for this year is Friday March 18th. If approved, funding can be used anywhere from May 2016-April 2017. Here’s the link: Have a great day.