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“At the Bank of Cadiz & Trust Company, we value the opportunity to be an integral part of the communities we serve. Any crime against seniors is particularly devastating, and if we can strengthen our community by protecting those who are most vulnerable and exposed to fraud, theft, abuse and neglect, then it is our responsibility as a good corporate citizen to protect these elderly residents,” said Kevin T. Atwood, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Bank of Cadiz & Trust Company.

Thanks to Bank of Cadiz & Trust Company, residents of Christian Health Center in Hopkinsville, KY will live in a safer and even more secure living environment. Bank of Cadiz & Trust Company recently joined CRA Partners and is helping vulnerable seniors by funding the Senior Crimestoppers program to protect those who live and work in this local care facility.

CRA Partners, powered by the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation, is a national organization that guarantees banks federally mandated CRA credit through the operation of the turn-key Senior Crimestoppers program providing safe and secure living environments for our nation’s low to moderate income seniors. Through flexible funding options such as CRA-qualified community development loans, investments or grants, banks provide the program in senior housing facilities, HUD communities and state Veterans homes while garnering positive public relations exposure in their communities.

Crime against the elderly in our society is a longstanding, constant battle that can be reduced and prevented through the operation of the Senior Crime stoppers 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 cash rewards up to $1,000 paid anonymously for information about wrongdoing of any kind, personal lockboxes for the residents, and effective, on-going education and training for staff members and residents. Senior Crimestoppers has reduced all aspects of crime in participating facilities by 94%.

“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 Crime- stoppers.

“At the Bank of Cadiz & Trust Company, we value the opportunity to be an integral part of the communities we serve,“ said Kevin T. Atwood, the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Bank of Cadiz & Trust Company. “Any crime against seniors is particularly devastating, and if we can strengthen our community by protecting those who are most vulnerable and exposed to fraud, theft, abuse and neglect, then it is our responsibility as a good corporate citizen to protect these elderly residents.”

BANK OF CADIZ & TRUST COMPANY:
Established in 1970, Bank of Cadiz & Trust Company is a full-service community bank offering personalized service, commitment to the community, and sound management. They offer a variety of products and services such as: competitive rates, innovative banking services, retail, commercial and mortgage lending, commercial construction, development and construction financing. ATM, traditional safe deposit boxes, and drive-in banking are also provided. But they don’t stop with products. Delivering excellent customer service is at the top of their list as they want to give every customer an extraordinary customer service experience every time they come in the bank. They believe that just doing what’s expected is not enough. The management team, lending staff, and customer associates are all seasoned bankers with an abundant appreciation for their customers.