KFPL Live: The law protecting older adults

The Kingston Frontenac Public Library is delighted to bring back their monthly speaker’s series, KFPL Live. This month’s virtual event will be presented by the Ontario Bar Association in honour of Seniors Month.

“We’re excited to now be able to offer virtual installments of our speakers’ series,” shared Anne Hall, Librarian, Programming & Outreach, KFPL. “Last month’s we hosted a talk by the Kingston Field Naturalists, last week, a discussion with activist Jesse Thistle, and now the upcoming KFPL Live presentation on Ontario laws protecting older adults and their caregivers. Participants will learn about capacity concerns, financial abuse, and the importance of Powers of Attorney, and they’ll be able to ask questions of lawyer Sheila Morris.”

The Ontario Bar Association has invited lawyers with expertise in the unique legal issues and needs of older adults to discuss a variety of topics, including:
•    capacity concerns
•    the importance of Powers of Attorney
•    remedies for financial abuse of seniors.

Sheila Morris, an associate with Minden Gross LLP in Toronto and a member of the Bar Association’s Elder Law Section Executive, will be offering a one-hour presentation through Zoom for interested KFPL viewers.  This talk will be of interest not only to seniors but to their family members and caregivers. Learn about the rights and responsibilities under Ontario law of older adults and of those who care for them.

This digital program requires registration.  A Zoom link and password will be shared with registrants the day prior to the discussion.

This event takes place online on Thursday, June 25 at 2 p.m. and it will run until 3 p.m.  It is open to all adults and there is no admission charge.  To avoid disappointment, please register in advance at calendar.kfpl.ca or by phone at (613) 549-8888 any time after 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 13.

“KFPL has been augmenting its online offerings while its branches are closed,” continued Hall. “We’re not only increasing ebook and digital audiobook holdings, particularly for thematic collections like resource lists for Pride Month, anti-racism, National Indigenous History Month, and gardening for food sustainability, but offering virtual programs for kids like Storytime Express, Baby & Me, Words from the Wild, and Meredith’s Maker Express (these last three all at https://www.youtube.com/user/kfplweb ). For adults there’s the pandemic edition of StoryMe (see Jessica’s own COVID-19 story at https://tinyurl.com/DK-JessicaFoley1 ), the Together Yet Separate Book Club, and the Stay-at-Home Reading Challenge.”

“And although the Province is still mandating that public libraries remain closed, we’re now allowed to offer curbside pick-up of reserved materials, and our external drop boxes are now open to allow for library materials to be returned.”

Jessica is a busy mom with a startup Copywriting business. She loves raising her family here in Kingston and tries to attend the amazing events around town. You can find more of her writing on her blog A Modern Mom’s Life, and see what she gets up to with her family on FacebookTwitter and Instagram!

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