STAMFORD, Conn. -- Darien Rowayton Bank recently joined the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation to help protect seniors by funding the Senior Crimestoppers program for seniors residing in Stamford Green.
Senior Crimestoppers will hold a charter presentation on Tuesday, April 12 at Stamford Green.
The Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation is a national organization that serves as a way for banks to fulfill their federally mandated Community Reinvestment Act requirements by 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 the nation’s senior nursing home residents, many of whom are low- and moderate-income individuals, through the operation of the Senior Crimestoppers program.
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 percent.
“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.
“Darien Rowayton Bank is pleased to participate in the Senior Crimestoppers Program as part of our continuing effort to support the local communities we serve," said Robert Kettenmann, president of Darien Rowayton Bank.
The charter presentation will be held at 2 p.m. Stamford Green is located at 482 West Main St. in Stamford.
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