By Sarah Shurge – The City of Wayne Commission on Aging and the Division Chief of Financial Crimes, Scott L. Teter, proudly announce a special presentation for the older adults of Wayne.
On Friday, April 21st, at 11 a.m. at Wayne City Hall, there will be a presentation on matters critical to the safety of older adults.
“Anybody, any age can attend. This is about making everyone aware of the crimes and the people that are out there taking advantage of seniors,” said Lori Gouin, Wayne Downtown Development Authority Director.
The Wayne Commission on Aging has been trying to reach out more to the older adults within the community. Last summer, they hosted a picnic in the park. Last month, they had a team of older adults compete in trivia at the Friendship Center in Westland.
“We’re trying to find ways to get the older adults to interact with each other, get out of the house, and have things to do,” said Gouin.
This presentation will be an educational opportunity for older adults in the community to learn about crimes directed towards them.
The event is free to the public and a lunch will be served after the discussion.
If you’re interested in attending, please RSVP no later than Wednesday, April 19th. To RSVP, you can call (734)722-2002 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teter is the Division Chief of the Financial Crimes Division and will be the speaker at the event. The division also includes the Child Support Unit and the Elder Financial Crimes Unit.
As a prosecutor, Teter created the second elder abuse task force in Michigan. He is a member of the Elder Abuse Task Force formed by Attorney General Dana Nessel and the Michigan Supreme Court.
Teter trains for the Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan on elder abuse and financial exploitation. He has also trained with the National College of District Attorneys, the American Prosecutors Research Institute, the National Advocacy Center, and the National Sheriffs’ Association.
“It’s huge to get this information out there and create awareness,” said Gouin.
The Commission on Aging’s goal is to plan at least one activity every couple of months for the older adults of Wayne to be involved in.
Be sure to join the Commission on Aging and Teter at this upcoming seminar.