Texas Community Bank now provides safety and security for four senior living facilities within the state of Texas when they decided to participate in the Senior Crimestoppers program; a nation-wide organization that helps to prevent crime aimed at seniors. “We have a wonderful mission that I am very proud of,” said Vice President of Relationship Management for Senior Crimestoppers. “This program provides a program with a zero tolerance for crime.”
Residents at La Vida Serena Nursing and Rehabilitation have some money to play with after receiving “A Wish Come True, donation from Texas Community Bank and Senior Crimestoppers.
“A resident committee at La Vida Serena decided to spend the $250 donation on a trip to Kickapoo Lucky Eagle,” said La Vida Serena Administrator Cristina Guerra. “Other communities have used the funds to send a resident to visit her son, but casino trips are popular within this community. This is a very nice gesture because our residents really enjoy going to the casino.”
The donation is part of La Vida Serena’s new membership, sponsored by Texas Community Bank, to Senior Crime stoppers program, a nation-wide organization that helps to prevent crime aimed at seniors. The bank also sponsors four other nursing homes within the state.
We have a wonderful mission that I am very proud of,” said Vice President of Relationship Management for Senior Crimestoppers. “That is to provide safe and secure living and working environments for the residents and staff in our nation’s senior care facilities.”
Senior Crimestoppers recently [provided every room in each nursing home with lockboxes to store their valuables and personal items. The organization also offers a 24-hour hotline for employees and residents to call with concerns regarding their safety. The facilities also received membership plaques that “sends a message to people when they walk in the door that your in this program and you a zero tolerance for crime,” Clinard said.
According to Clinard, Senior Crimestoppers, established in 1994, has helped reduce crimes against the elderly by 95% in the communities where the program is used. The organization currently works with more than 700 communities in 47 states.