Many thanks to the South Dakota Bankers Association for coverage on this important topic in their April issue of SDBANKER. Read the article HERE about new tools that help to protect senior citizens from fraud, scams, and other types of abuse. This is especially timely in light of the many new scams targeting the elderly with fraudulent testing and treatments for COVID-19.
Veterans Day on November 11th is quickly approaching, a day to honor the brave men and women who served our country and celebrate them with the respect they deserve. We would like to recognize a new bank partner who is doing their part to protect elderly veterans in their community from theft, abuse and neglect through participation in our program.
I am grateful and truly honored for the opportunity to lead CRA Partners. It is a privilege to work with such a wonderful team that is dedicated to helping our bank partners achieve their CRA goals.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 10, 2018
CRA Partners and the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation have named David Lenoir as Chairman, President and CEO effective immediately.
“By our very nature, as community bankers we are deeply invested in our communities,” Jamie Shinabarger, President and CEO of Springs Valley Bank stated. “Our hearts are truly at home, so when the opportunity to partner with The Timbers of Jasper and Springs Valley Meadows in French Lick became available, we jumped at the chance to work with an organization that is dedicated to helping and protecting our senior citizens.” He went on to say, “Winston Churchill got it right when he waxed poetic: ‘We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.’”
“Our bank focuses on giving back to the local community to keep it safe and help it grow. With our sponsorship of the Senior Crimestoppers Program at LeFleur Haven, we want our senior citizens, who are the foundation of this community, to have the best care possible in a safe environment. We are proud to be a partner with CRA Partners so we can make our community and better place to live and work,” said Alan Walters, President & CEO of First Commercial Bank.
“We support CRA Partners which installs the Senior Crimestoppers program in senior living centers because it is the right thing to do,” stated Mike Schrage, Centier Bank President & CEO. “Empowering senior living residents through education, awareness, and resources makes a statement that crime against the elderly will not be tolerated. We support this program and the Wish Comes True Grant in six senior living facilities protecting and granting wishes for 365 residents within our Centier communities.”
“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.
Through the use of certain CRA-qualifying loans and investments, community banks can find legitimate ways to meet their CRA requirements and at the same time operate in a safe and sound manner that further creates a marketing niche.
“We are pleased to announce this new relationship with CRA Partners,” stated Rob Braswell, President & CEO of the Community Bankers Association of Georgia. “CRA Partners provides community banks with a way to meet their federally mandated Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) requirements by enhancing the lives of vulnerable, low- and moderate-income senior housing residents through installation of the Senior Crimestoppers program.”