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“Being a true COMMUNITY bank, Springfield State Bank is pleased to partner with CRA Partners powered by the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation in helping to bring this program to Washington County Kentucky’s care facilities. We value and appreciate our senior citizens and this is an excellent opportunity to be an advocate for them, especially as it relates to matters of finances and money. Senior Crimestoppers is a great way for Springfield State Bank to give our senior citizens another layer of security and crime prevention focused on their vulnerabilities,” said Christy Carpenter, Executive Vice President and CRA Officer at Springfield State Bank.

Thanks to Springfield State Bank, residents of Sansbury Care Center and Springfield Nursing and Rehab Center in Springfield, KY will live in a safer and even more secure environment. Springfield State Bank recently joined CRA Partners, powered by the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation (SHCPF), and is helping to protect those seniors by funding the Senior Crimestoppers program for seniors residing in this care facility.

CRA Partners is a national organization that serves as a way 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 94%.

Christy Carpenter, Executive Vice President and CRA Officer at Springfield State Bank stated, “Being a true COMMUNITY bank, Springfield State Bank is pleased to partner with CRA Partners in helping to bring this program to Washington County’s care facilities. We value and appreciate our senior citizens and this is an excellent opportunity to be an advocate for them, especially as it relates to matters of finances and money. Crimestoppers is a great way for Springfield State Bank to give our senior citizens another layer of security and crime prevention focused on their vulnerabilities.

“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.

 

About Springfield State Bank

Established in 1910, Springfield State Bank 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, all types of lending, ATM, traditional safe deposit boxes, and drive-in banking are also provided. The bank also offers top of the line technology via internet and mobile banking channels. 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. They live and serve by their motto, “Built and Growing on Friendly Service”.