NCB Provides Program to Make Wishes Comes True

Senior Crimestoppers “Wish Comes True” Presentation at The Laurels of Hillsboro 

Hillsboro, OH – (May 18, 2016) – National Cooperative Bank (NCB), a leading financial institution which provides banking products and services to Southern Ohio and the nation's cooperatives, their members and other socially responsible organizations, announces that residents of The Laurels of Hillsboro will have an increased quality of life due to the Wish Comes True program provided by NCB through operation of the Senior Crimestoppers program provided by the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation. 

As a sponsored facility in nationally acclaimed crime prevention program, Senior Crimestoppers, The Laurels of Hillsboro is now eligible to participate in the Wish Comes True program, whose purpose is to fulfill a wish or need for one or more of the residents.  Items purchased provide an increased quality of life and are events the residents look forward to on a daily basis.

The Wish Comes True program has provided: 

Wii systems for rehabilitation and entertainment

Bingo machines for afternoon entertainment

Themed parties like luau’s and fair games

Specially built flower gardens and planter boxes for wheel chair accessibility

Televisions and juke boxes in the community room for daily entertainment

“Senior Crimestoppers is a way for an administrator to enhance the lives of the residents they serve by providing an additional layer of safety and security.  In addition to the crime prevention program, the Foundation and their sponsoring bank, NCB, want to provide special items or events that provide endless hours of entertainment and meaningful contact that the facility might not be able to provide in its already stretched budget,” said Terry Rooker, President of Senior Crimestoppers.

“Working together to help build community is a critical component to NCB’s overall mission and we are proud to partner with the Senior Crimestoppers and the Laurels of Hillsboro to make this program possible,” stated Deb Jones, NCB Co-President Ohio Region.

NCB representative, Tim Grooms, presented the Senior Crimestoppers Wish Comes True check to Lindsey Puckett, Marketing Director and Jo Sanborn, Administrator.    The Laurels of Hillsboro will be surveying the residents to see what they would like to use the funds for this spring. 

About National Cooperative Bank: National Cooperative Bank is dedicated to strengthening communities nationwide through the delivery of banking and financial services, complemented by a special focus on cooperative expansion and economic development. NCB provides financial products and services for the nation’s cooperatives, their members, and socially responsible organizations. Headquartered in Washington, DC, the Bank has offices in Alaska, California, New York, Ohio and Virginia. To learn more, visit, National Cooperative Bank on Facebook, or on Twitter @coopbanking.   

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 93%. For more information about Senior Crimestoppers contact Terry Rooker at 800-529-9096 or visit us on the web at