Win­ter­ton woman named to na­tional board

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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 (, 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.

Zoe Kopet­sky

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