Preventing Elder Abuse for Vulnerable Seniors

They’re our wise mentors, our caring role models – true examples of what it means to live a better way of life. Our beloved senior citizens have played a crucial role in who we are, which is why we care about offering them support, especially when it comes to preventing elder abuse in and throughout the community.

“Gate City Bank takes pride in caring and standing up for those who came before us,” says Phil Swan, AVP, Fraud Manager. “Our elders spent their lives building amazing legacies that we have the privilege of carrying on, and we want to make sure they’re taken care of in their golden years.”

Making Prevention of Elder Abuse a Priority.

Since 2014, we’ve cultivated a strategic partnership with Senior Crimestoppers, a nationwide crime prevention program that helps protect low-income and vulnerable senior citizens from:

  • Theft

  • Abuse

  • Neglect

  • Financial exploitation

  • Other harmful situations

For over 20 years, the program has enhanced quality of life in senior living complexes, nursing homes, HUD communities and state veteran facilities. Additionally, it has proven instrumental in educating family and staff members about preventing elder abuse. Other program benefits include:

Tips Line
for Anonymous Incident Reporting
Lockbox
Installed in Each Resident's Room
Safety Signage
to Enhance Awareness

We’ve donated $150,000 to Senior Crimestoppers and continue to give annually. We also engage in volunteering. Whether it’s delivering a hot meal, providing transportation for medical appointments or just being someone to talk to, we actively support the elderly in heartfelt ways, big and small.

“The funds donated by Gate City Bank have been absolutely essential to providing safe and secure residences for seniors. We very much appreciate the incredible generosity and support.”
David Lenoir professional headshot
David Lenoir
CRA Partners (which helps drive Senior Crimestoppers)

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