****Please click here for the Town Hall Schedule. Please note all afternoon meetings with the exception of Port aux Basques are at 2pm (PAB is at 1:30pm) and the evening meetings are at 7pm. Also note that the date for the St. John’s and Mt Pearl meetings has changed from what was published in the April newsletter. We have also added a Holyrood date****

With the Federal and Provincial General Elections coming up in October of this year, the Newfoundland and Labrador Public Sector Pensioners’ Association (NLPSPA) and the Seniors’ Coalition, of which your association is a participating member, will be holding two rounds of meetings for pensioners, retirees, seniors and their supporters in a number of communities across the Province. The general purpose of these meetings will be to provide awareness of the issues that affect social security, financial well-being, health, wellness, and other social services and benefits that impact the quality of life of aging persons in the Province and across Canada. In particular, meeting participants will be encouraged to take some form of personal action to influence both levels of Government to act responsibly and with concern and compassion on their behalf on the issues that have been identified.

You will notice that there are two different sets of meetings, the first being a series of local gatherings that will solicit your input to the issues that seem to be overarching for older persons in this province and to give you an opportunity to raise other issues that are important to you. We encourage everyone to attend as this will be your opportunity to share your concerns and to influence the questions that will eventually get posed to the politicians.

The second set of meetings will be held in larger centers, with presentations by a panel of election “hopefuls” who are seeking your support on election day, whether that is federally or provincially, and who will be asked a series of directed questions on topics that are important to us all. Your input in the first round of meetings will influence the questions that will eventually be used in the second round.

Please note that these dates could possibly change slightly, depending on weather or other factors beyond our control. Please listen to local radio advisements, Facebook, the Associations website and email communications for more meeting details. As of right now, however, this schedule is getting close to being final. The key presenters will be Sharron Callahan, President, and Ralph Morris, Vice-President, of the NLPSPA.

Should you have any questions, please contact Cheryl at the NLPSPA office at 709-754-5730, toll free 1-800-563-4188, or email ; Sharron at 709-690-1238; or Ralph at 709-725-6779.

Provincial Election: October 8 (unless otherwise declared by the Premier)

Federal Election: October 21