We Are IH: Occupational therapist handles challenges creatively

October 12, 2023
Gillian enjoys some sunshine during a walk in the North Okanagan

Name: Gillian Gabelhei (she/her/hers)
Job Title: Occupational Therapist
Years of Service:  11
Worksite:  Brookhaven Care Centre
Community:  Kelowna
Ancestral Territory: Syilx
Favourite Quote / Advice to live by: Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength. – Saint Francis de Sales

Apart from a couple of years at university in Edmonton, occupational therapist (OT), Gillian Gabelhei has lived in Kelowna ever since moving to Canada from her birthplace in Durban, South Africa. She describes herself as easygoing, patient, practical and open-minded.


Read our latest stories

3 Minute Read
Health & Wellness

Bats play an essential role in our ecosystem, but can carry diseases like rabies. Learn how to stay safe from bats and prevent disease.

2 Minute Read
Community & Culture

Glenn Charbonneau has always had a passion for human movement, but it wasn’t until an encounter that he felt compelled to get into physiotherapy.

5 Minute Read
Health & Wellness

Elizabeth has been caring for her son Anakin his whole life, who was born at 22 weeks. She's a proud caregiver & wants to share her story with other caregivers.

3 Minute Read
Health & Wellness

Hantavirus is a rare but serious disease caused by inhaling hantaviruses in old rodent droppings or urine. Learn how to protect yourself while cleaning.

4 Minute Read
Community & Culture, Health & Wellness

There may come a time in life where there will be a need for extra help with living at home. A wide range of services are available to you through IH.

6 Minute Read
Health & Wellness

Your emergency kit should always include critical supplies like water, food, and a wind-up radio, but you can also add items that are unique to your situation.


Receive news and alert posts, and Stories@IH blog posts, right to your inbox!