First International Bank & Trust partnered with CRA Partnership to sponsor the Senior Crimestoppers program at St. Gabriel’s Community. Our own Ron Brooks was present and got the opportunity to share more about us on a local news station KFYR TV. See the segment here:
…to share the news with you that one of our former team members, Kay Joest, passed away on May 13, 2019. Kay served as Managing Director of Senior Crimestoppers from September 2002 until her retirement in December of 2017. We’ll all remember Kay for her kindness, dedication, and passion for protecting the elderly. She will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure to know her.
Valentine’s Day is a controversial holiday. It is either seen as an opportunity for pampering and romance, or alternatively, a day that is dismissed as tacky and overly commercialized. However, people can usually agree on two things. First, the biggest perk is the post-Valentine’s discounted candy, and second, wholesome love stories of older adults are always worth sharing.
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.
Today is Senior Citizens Day, a national holiday created to give back to seniors in our communities and to honor them for their contributions to our individual lives and society as a whole. For the banking industry, the day marks an appropriate time for banks to determine what measures are in place to protect elderly customers and help them remain financially healthy as they age. Read More
Whether you are a senior citizen, a professional in the financial services industry, a caregiver, or just someone who is passionate about learning the ins and outs of elder abuse, you probably know there is an abundance of information on the internet about elder financial exploitation. It can be overwhelming trying to sort through everything to find reliable sources with current information. Thankfully, we’ve done most of the heavy lifting for you by narrowing it down to our top eight resources. There’s no better time to educate yourself than now. Not only is April in the midst of tax season (when the frequency of reported tax scams is at its peak), it is also Financial Literacy Month. Financial education isn’t just for youngsters anymore!
“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.