Past Events

Lunch & Learn Education Series

Session 1: Wills & Power of Attorney

Speaker: Carolyn J. N. Knight of Viner, Kennedy, Frederick, Allan & Tobias LLP

Tuesday, February 14, 2023


Wills and Power of Attorney can be confusing, complicated, and uncomfortable topics for many people, but they are incredibly important.

This first session in our Lunch & Learn Series will cover a range of issues related to Wills and Power of Attorney, including what they are, the difference between them, what happens when you don’t have them in place, what is needed to complete the documents, probate, associated costs and fees, and more.

We are honoured and excited to have Carolyn J. N. Knight as our guest speaker to guide us through this topic.

More About Our Speaker:
Carolyn J. N. Knight 

Carolyn practises in the areas of real property, wills and estates law, and family law.

Her practice regularly involves the purchase, sale and financing of residential and commercial property. Carolyn’s commercial real estate practice has an emphasis on the leasing of commercial and industrial property for landlords and business tenants.

Carolyn’s wills and estates practice involves the development of estate plans ranging from the simple to those which are more demanding and complex, involving investment assets, real property and businesses. Part of Carolyn’s practice includes estate administration and advising executors and beneficiaries.

Carolyn’s family law practice includes the negotiation and preparation of marriage contracts, cohabitation and separation agreements, as well as collaborative negotiations.

National Canadian Film Day 150

In recognition of National Canada Film Day 150 and in collaboration with Edith Rankin Memorial United Church, Frontenac Kingston Council on Aging is pleased to sponsor a FREE screening of The Grand Suduction.

PG, 1hr .53 min

Content Advisories: language may offend, tobacco use

When: Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Where: Edith Rankin Memorial United Church, 4080 Bath Road, Lower Hall

Seating is limited on a first come, first serve basis

Mini Education Day

Febuary 24th 2017

topic Consent and Capacity

Speaker:  Mark Handelman, B.A., LL.B., MHSc (bioethics)

Due to Mark Handelman not being able to attend our October session, we held a mini session for those who attended the previous education day.

Spotlight on Seniors – Magazine for Seniors

After 14 years of producing the annual newsprint supplement ‘Seniors Shine and Seniors’ resource directory, in June, 2013 the Council on Aging partnered up with Frose Creative Solutions and presented a new magazine-style guide, Spotlight on Seniors – Seniors’ Guide to Seniors’ Living.  

Anual Education Day  October 5th 2016

Topic: Consent and Capacity

Held at Our Lady of Fatima Parish – 588 Division St, Kingston ON K7K 4B6


  • Mark Handelman B.A., LL.B., MHSc (bioethics) – Absent
  • The Honourable Paul DeVillers P.C., LL.B.
  • Dr. David Campbell, PhD
  • Astrid Strong, M.Ed. (Psych)

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Thursday, October 1, 2015 from 8:30am – 4:30pm
Topic discussed: ‘End of Life – Palliative Care and Other Options’
Held at Kingsdale Chateau – Atria Retirement Living, 520 Kingsdale Ave, Kingston, ON

Did you get a chance to attend the Education Day?
Click on one of the names of the Keynote speakers to download there presentation given that day.

1. David Campbell, PhD
2. Dr. Natalie Kondor 
3. Francoise Hebert, Phd

4. Ingrid Harle MD (to follow)

June 15, 2015 – World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Held at the Frontenac Mall.
Organized by Frose Creative Solutions Inc.

May 23, 2015 – Fundraiser BBQ

Fundraiser BBQ – Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
731 Development Drive (West of Gardiners Road)
“Part of Atkinson Home Building Centre “Family Fun & Information Day”

April 25, 2015 – 4 Life Expo

4 Life Expo – Healthy Living, Aging and more.
Organized by Frose Creative Solutions Inc.
Held at: the Cataraqui Community Centre, Kingston, ON

Grand Opening of our NEW Council on Aging Office

Wednesday, January 21st we celebrated our Grand Opening of our new office. 
1786 Bath Road (across from the Frontenac High school) From 1:00pm – 4:00pm.
It was a pleasure showcasing our new office. Thank you all for coming!

October 1, 2014 – Annual Education Day

“What you need to know Power of Attorney Seminars”
At the Royal Canadian Legion 560, 734 Montreal Street.

Our GUEST SPEAKERS that day were:
Kimberly A. Whaley, C.S., TEP, LLM, LLB, BA 
The founder and principal of the Toronto boutique litigation firm, Whaley Estate Litigation. Kim is also a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales.  Kim is also a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales. Her practice is restricted to the resolution, litigation and mediation of estate and related disputes throughout Ontario.

Mark Handelman, B.A., LL.B., MHSc  (bioethics) 
Mark is Counsel to Whaley Estate Litigation and a part time Member of The Ontario Human Rights Tribunal.  He practises health law with emphasis on the relationship between practitioners and incapable patients and has litigated more end of life cases than any other Canadian lawyer.

Heather B. Hogan, J.D. (Litigation lawyer) 
Prior to joining Heather was counsel for the Ministry of the Attorney General’s Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee (“OPGT”). Her work at the OPGT focused exclusively on civil and estates litigation, including capacity, guardianship, real estate, fiduciary duty and child protection proceedings.

4 Life Expo – 2014

Frontenac-Kingston Council on Aging
Limestone Hearing Care Centre
CKWS Radio

Door prizes provided by: 
HOCO Entertainment & Resorts
Laz-Boy Kingston
The Grand Theatre 

Wed., October 9, 2013 – Education Day

Sponsored by
Gordon F. Tompkins and Glenhaven Memorial Gardens
Rosewood Retirement Residence

• Barry Miners, Broker Thomson & Jemmett Financial Ltd.
• Conservatory Pond
• Disability Tax Credit Consultant Services 
• Gordon’s Estate Services
• James Reid Funeral Home 
• King’s Town Chiropractic 
• Premiere Home Healthcare Service
• Saint Elizabeth 
• South East Community Care Access Centre

Guest Speakers
E. Susan Elliott, LSM Managing Partner at Good Elliott Hawkins LLP
Lora Patton, Senior Lawyer Member of The Consent and Capacity Board
Stacey Wolfrom, Professional Practice Leader for Social Work at Kingston General Hospital (KGH)

Keynote Speakers
Det. John Keating, Senior Support Coordinator with the Durham Regional Police
Tammy Rankin, an Elder Abuse Advisor