American Plus Bank Provides Protection for Seniors in the Community
(7/30/18) For Immediate Release
Thanks to American Plus Bank N.A., headquartered in Arcadia, California, we will live in a safer and more secure environment. Through a recent partnership with CRA Partners, American Plus Bank N.A. is funding the Senior Crimestoppers program to protect those who live and work in this community against theft, abuse, and neglect.
Since 2007, American Plus Bank has always embraced and care about the San Gabriel Valley communities. The bank is committed to working with CRA Partners to end elderly abuse. As baby boomers enter the senior status, American Plus Bank understands the vulnerabilities they may encounter, thus the bank wants to protect the community by working with the Senior Crimestoppers program to better inform and educate the elders.
CRA Partners is a national organization that helps banks fulfill their federally-mandated Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) requirements and earn CRA credit on their exam by running Senior Crimestoppers, a turnkey crime prevention program for low-to moderate-income seniors. Through flexible funding options such as CRA-qualified community development loans, investments and grants, banks help ensure safe living environments for seniors in nursing homes, HUD communities and state Veterans homes.
Crime against the elderly is an increasingly important issue that American Plus Bank N.A. is helping resolve through the funding of the Senior Crimestoppers program. Components of the program include personal lockboxes for the residents, continual education and training for facility members, and a toll-free tips line that receives information about wrongdoing and pays cash rewards up to $1,000. Senior Crimestoppers has reduced crime in participating communities by 95%.
“Senior Crimestoppers works to enrich the overall quality of residents’ lives. Implementing this program does not mean the facility currently has a crime problem. It means the facility is being proactive about protecting its seniors,” says Terry Rooker, president of Senior Crimestoppers.
“When our customers, friends, and neighbors need support, we must open our hearts to listen, protect and care for them. As crime is becoming more sophisticated, we must be one step ahead of the criminals and stop any potential abuses before they arise. We are very honored and glad to have a partner like Senior Crimestoppers to mitigate elderly abuse.” says Louie Couto, President & CEO of American Plus Bank N.A.
About American Plus Bank N.A.
Founded in 2007, American Plus Bank is an independent, client-oriented community bank headquartered in Arcadia, California. We provide superior financial service and tailored financial products to the individuals and businesses in the San Gabriel Valley and the Los Angeles County. We specialize in high CD depository accounts, business lending, home mortgages, construction loans and commercial real estate lending.
As a community bank, we attribute our success to the community that has been supporting us since our establishment. Our business philosophy is to continue our commitment to the success of our community and supporting our community’s growth and prosperity by being a responsible and contributing financial institution.
For more information about American Plus Bank N.A., please visit us at www.bankaplus.com or call (626) 821-9188
About Senior Crimestoppers and CRA Partners
CRA Partners and Senior Crimestoppers are operated by the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation (SHCPF), headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee. The SHCPF mission is to provide protection and an enhanced quality of life for senior housing residents through meaningful turnkey CRA compliance for community-focused banks.
Funded exclusively by the banking industry and endorsed by the Independent Community Bankers of America and bankers associations in 43 states, the Foundation has developed a low-risk, profitable solution — CRA Partners — for banks of all sizes to earn meaningful CRA credit through the operation of the nationally-acclaimed Senior Crimestoppers program. The Senior Crimestoppers program operates in 47 states and protects more than 100,000 residents.
In addition to earning CRA credit on the lending and investment tests through CRA Partner’s flexible funding options, the company’s Preventing Elder Financial Abuse video toolkit gives banks the opportunity to earn service test credit when presenting the video to low income audiences. The video, which aims to educate viewers on how to spot and prevent elder financial exploitation, has been used by many banks to become a community leader in prevention education.
For more information about Senior Crimestoppers visit www.SeniorCrimestoppers.com or call (800) 529-9096. For information on CRA Partners or the Preventing Elder Financial Abuse Video Toolkit, visit www.SHCPFoundation.org or call (877) 232-0859.