This program is another way the bank can support the community it serves. “Our seniors can often become victims of crime because they’re vulnerable, and that includes being taken advantage of financially,” Landmark Community Bank President and CEO Jake Farrell said. “The Senior Crimestoppers program is designed to shield residents from those who wish to do them harm, and we are proud to play a small role in their great work.”
Thanks to Landmark Community Bank, residents of the Newberry Heights Apartments in Memphis will live in a safer and even more secure environment. Landmark recently joined CRA Partners powered by the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation (SHCPF), and is helping to protect those residents by funding the Senior Crimestoppers program for seniors residing in this care facility.
A charter presentation was held at Newberry Heights Apartments this week. Residents, Senior Crimestoppers leadership, and representatives from Landmark Bank were on hand to celebrate the partnership.
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%.
“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.
Landmark Community Bank President and CEO Jake Farrell says this program is another way the bank can support the community it serves. “Our seniors can often become victims of crime because they’re vulnerable, and that includes being taken advantage of financially,” Farrell said. “The Senior Crimestoppers program is designed to shield residents from those who wish to do them harm, and we are proud to play a small role in their great work.”
About Landmark Bank
Landmark Community Bank is a state chartered, non-member bank headquartered in Collierville, Tennessee, with seven branch locations: Germantown Road North and Germantown Road South in Germantown; Ridgeway Loop in east Memphis; West Poplar Avenue in Collierville; 16th Avenue South on Music Row in Nashville; East Main Street in downtown Franklin; and Seaboard Lane at Cool Springs in Brentwood. The Company’s common stock is not publicly traded. Landmark Community Bank specializes in loans to small businesses and real estate mortgage products. For more information, visit www.landmarkbanktn.com.