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Health & Wellness
People receive a lot of UV exposure and attention from mosquitoes during the summer. Sunscreen and bug repellent serve as effective layers of protection but it’s important to ensure you’re using them properly to maximize that protection. This post contains helpful tips from HealthLink BC.
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Community & Culture
Name: Kelsey Madeira (she/her) Job Title: Long-term Care Aide Years of Service: 4.5 Worksite: Sunnybank Centre Community: Oliver Ancestral Territory: Syilx Advice to live by: Be somebody who makes everybody feel like a somebody. “There is nothing quite like caring for your elders,” says long-term care aide Kelsey Madeira. “Being able to care for those who can't take care of themselves gives me so much pride.” Kelsey enjoys working at Sunnybank Centre in Oliver. “It is so homey and a great place to work,” she says. “All of my co-workers are absolutely amazing and we make a great team!”
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Health & Wellness
Cycling is a great summer activity, whether you're enjoying a casual ride, cross-country expedition or some fast-paced downhill action. But bike riding also comes with the risk of injury. Stay safe on your bike this summer by following the safety tips outlined below.
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Community & Culture
Dooshima enjoying views of Okanagan Lake in the winter Name: Dooshima Jessica Iyorchir (she/her) Job Title: Student Data Analyst Years of Service: Two months Worksite: Community Health & Services Centre Community: Kelowna Ancestral Territory: Syilx​​​​​​​ Advice to live by: Keep moving forward. Dooshima has a natural belief that there is nothing she can’t accomplish.  Raised in Lagos, Nigeria, Dooshima graduated from high school at the age of 16, from university with an undergraduate degree at the age of 21, and is currently pursuing her post-graduate diploma for marketing and data analytics at Okanagan College at the age of 23. “My education and work have always advanced throughout my life. I have no intention of stopping here, but rather to continue climbing to greater heights.” Dooshima now lives in Kelowna and works as a Student Data Analyst at Interior Health. 
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Community & Culture
Fighting stigma is easier than you think. Learn how you can make a positive impact on the lives of people living with dementia.
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Health & Wellness
Summer is in full swing and many people in B.C. are enjoying lakes, rivers and swimming pools. Water sports are a great way to stay active and have fun. However, there's a risk of drowning whenever you're enjoying the water. “Water activities like swimming and boating can be a lot of fun and a great way to cool down, but drowning is a danger we all need to think about," says Mike Adams, team lead with Interior Health's Healthy Communities team. “Drowning can happen fast, sometimes in less than a minute."

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