Winterton woman named to national board
Winterton resident Zoe Kopetsky has been elected as a member at large on the board of directors for the National Pensioners and Senior Citizens Federation.
She was named to the post during a Sept. 27 meeting of the federation in Windsor, Ontario.
Kopetsky is a retired nurse who worked much of her career at Carbonear General Hospital. She is one of eight on the national board, and the only representative from this province.
Kopetsky is an advocate for seniors, and is a member of the Heart’s Content 50plus club. She is also area director on the provincial 50-plus federation for the 20-plus clubs in the Avalon North region.
She was the first-ever female member of the Winterton town council, and has a history of involvement with the Girl Guides of Canada and the seniors’ resource centre satellite office in Spaniard’s Bay.
According to its website (http://www.npscf.org/), the National Pensioners and Senior Citizens Federation is a democratic, non-partisan, non-sectarian organization which was established in 1945 and incorporated May 1, 1954.
It is composed of 350 seniors chapters and clubs across Canada with a collective membership of one million Canadian seniors and retired workers.
Its mission is to stimulate public interest in the welfare of aging Canadians, and help seniors and retirees have a life of dignity, independence and financial security.
Some issues of special interest include the following: pensions, housing, health care, democracy, social programs, elder abuse, environmental issues and free trade.