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Patient Speaker, Experience Living with Chronic Disease

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Open to Interior Region, Patient partners in the Penticton area who are over 65 years old

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The practical nursing program at Okanagan College is looking for a patient partner to attend a one-hour in-person session in Penticton to share their story living with a chronic disease. Looking for someone with a positive outlook who can talk about how they maintain their wellness, strategies, who they collaborate with and what community resources they use.

Open to: Patient partners in the Penticton area who are over 65 years old

Lead Organization or Department

Okanagan College


The aim is share real life testimonials for students to relate a person to theory.

Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of consult on the spectrum of engagement. The promise to you is that the health care partner will listen to and acknowledge your ideas and concerns, and provide feedback on how your input affected the decision.


  • Over 65 years old
  • Living with one or more chronic diseases (examples include - COPD, heart disease)
  • Positive outlook
  • Comfortable speaking to the practical nurse class which has eight students and supports the gerontology course curriculum


  • Vacancies: 1
  • Location, date, time and frequency: Okanagan College campus Penticton, 583 Duncan Ave W. Monday, June 3, sometime between 1-4pm (max one hour)


Parking pass will be provided.

Engagement Leader Contact Information

Carol Stathers
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Okanagan, Interior Region

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