Sunnyside Federal Helps Keep Seniors Safe

June 6, 2012


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Senior Crimestoppers Charter Presentation, May 30th, 2012 at 2:00p.m.


Cabrini Of Westchester Nursing Home, Dobbs Ferry, New York


Thanks to SUNNYSIDE FEDERAL SAVINGS & LOAN ASSOCIATION OF IRVINGTON (SUNNYSIDE FEDERAL), residents of CABRINI OF WESTCHESTER Nursing Home in Dobbs Ferry, New York will live in a safer and even more secure environment. SUNNYSIDE FEDERAL recently joined the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation, Inc. (SHCPF), and is helping to protect those seniors by funding the Senior Crimestoppers program for seniors residing in this care facility.


The Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation (SHCPF) is a national organization that serves as a conduit for banks to use to fulfill their federally mandated Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) requirements through 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 our nation's senior nursing home residents, many of whom are low and moderate income individuals, through the operation of the nationally-acclaimed Senior Crimestoppers program.


Crime against the elderly in our society is a longstanding, constant battle that can be reduced and prevented through the operation of the Senior Crimestoppers program in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. 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 92%.


"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.


"Sunnyside Federal is pleased to join Cabrini of Westchester Nursing Home and Senior Crime Stoppers by providing this important security measure for our senior citizens.


Sunnyside Federal has been an important corporate citizen of the Rivertowns for more than 80 years. As such, we are particularly grateful for the many contributions made by these fine people on behalf of our wonderful community. It is our honor to stand with them at this important hour," said Timothy D. Sullivan, President of Sunnyside Federal.


Senior Crimestoppers Charter Presentation is MAY 30, 2012 at 2:00 p.m.


The Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation, Inc., and SUNNYSIDE FEDERAL will be holding a charter presentation at CABRNINI OF WESTCHESTER on May 30, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. located at 115 Broadway, in Dobbs Ferry, New York, 10522.


Members of the media and public are encouraged to attend.


Sunnyside Federal Savings and Loan Association of Irvington is the community bank of the Rivertowns: Irvington, Hastings, Dobbs Ferry, Ardsley-on-Hudson, Tarrytown, and Sleepy Hollow, New York.


We provide friendly, professional customer service and an array of products and services to help our customers meet their personal and business banking needs. This includes managing their finances, purchasing homes, and saving for their families' futures.


Committed to long-term financial, personal, and civic relationships, we support our community, as we have since 1930.


For more information about Senior Crimestoppers contact Terry Rooker at 800-529-9096 or visit us on the web at www.seniorcrimestoppers.org.



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