Community Connect Series

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Help protect Older Ohioans by working together to combat financial exploitation. Join us on Tuesday, September 26th as Teri Ruslander, Elder Services Coordinator of the Grove City Division of Police discusses the following topics at at the Heartland Bank in Grove City, 2365 Old Stringtown Road, Grove City, OH 43123:

  • Why are older adults targeted?

  • What is financial abuse?

  • How does financial abuse occur?

  • Different types of scams

  • Safety protocol for older adults

  • What to do to avoid financial abuse


7:30 AM - Breakfast Meet and Greet
8:00 AM - Program Begins

Teri Ruslander


About our guest speaker:

Teri E. Ruslander
Elder Services Coordinator
Grove City Division of Police


Teri is currently the Elder Services Coordinator tasked with assisting the elderly in the community who have been a victim of a crime or need assistance with resources for everyday living. She retired from the Grove City Division of Police after 33 years, spending the last 24 years as a detective. She also has experience investigating financial crimes.

Teri serves on the Board of Directors of Ohio Coalition of Adult Protective Services (OCAPS) and is a member of the Ohio Attorney General’s Elder Abuse Commission. She has a BA from The Ohio State University in criminology and criminal justice. Teri is OPOTA certified as a Master Criminal Investigator and a Master Evidence Tech. She has been an adjunct instructor at Ohio University since 2002 teaching numerous classes as part of the Law Enforcement Technology Degree. Teri has trained individuals on Elder Abuse for OPOTA, the Franklin County Prosecutor’s office, Ohio Attorney General Office conferences, other law enforcement departments, WEAAD conferences, APS trainings, APS I-Teams and other conferences.





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