Bank of Zachary recently joined the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation, Inc. (SHCPF), and is helping to protect those seniors by funding the Senior Crimestoppers program for seniors residing in this care facility.
The Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation (SHCPF) is a national organization that serves as a conduit for banks to use to fulfill their federally mandated Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) requirements through providing aid to low and moderate income individuals in their local community.
The Foundation’s mission is to provide safe and secure living environments for our nation’s senior nursing home residents, many of whom are low and moderate income individuals, through the operation of the nationally-acclaimed Senior Crimestoppers program.
Crime against the elderly in our society is a longstanding, constant battle that can be reduced and prevented through the operation of the Senior Crimestoppers program in nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
Senior Crimestoppers is a coordinated set of components that work together to create a zero tolerance to crime platform in senior housing facilities.
Components include personal lockboxes for the residents, cash rewards up to $1,000 paid anonymously for information about wrongdoing of any kind, and effective, on-going education and training for staff members and residents.
Senior Crimestoppers has reduced all aspects of crime in participating facilities by 93 percent.
“Senior Crimestoppers is a way for an administrator to further enhance the lives of the residents they serve. They all work very hard to provide safe, secure, comfortable living environments and their desire to implement the program is just one more example of this. Implementing this program does not mean that the facility currently has a crime problem, but that the administrator is proactively finding a way to keep problems from occurring in the future,” said Terry Rooker, President of Senior Crimestoppers.
“We are happy to partner with Senior Crimestoppers in the battle on behalf of the elderly,” said Preston L. Kennedy, President/CEO of Bank of Zachary. “This program will provide peace of mind for the residents of Zachary Manor.”
The Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation, Inc., and Bank of Zachary will be holding a charter presentation at Zachary Manor Nursing Home on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 10 a.m. at 6161 Main St. The public is encouraged to attend.
Established in 1904, the Bank of Zachary is a full-service community bank offering personalized service, commitment to the community and sound management.
The management team, lending staff and customer associates are all seasoned bankers with an abundant appreciation for their customers.
For more information about Senior Crimestoppers, contact Terry Rooker at 800-529-9096 or visit www.seniorcrimestoppers.org.