Broadway Bank invests in the safety and security of Seniors

Broadway Bank logoLocal senior residents at Granada Homes Apartments in downtown San Antonio enjoyed a lot of special attention on August 20th as Broadway Bank announced an investment in the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation aimed at making their home more secure.

Check PresentationBroadway Bank made a $1 million investment in the preferred stock of the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation. A portion of the interest earned on that preferred stock is used to fund the Senior Crimestoppers Program at Granada Homes. Broadway Bank and Senior Crimestoppers made the announcement, flanked by McGruff the Crime Dog, local Crimestoppers and the San Antonio Police Department, “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.


Senior Crimestoppers is a coordinated set of components that work together to create a zero-tolerance-to-crime platform in senior housing facilities. This includes 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 94%.


“Broadway Bank is grateful for the commitment Senior Crimestoppers makes to protect the elderly residents in our local communities,” said Jim Goudge, Broadway Bank president and CEO. “Through our partnership with Senior Crimestoppers, Broadway Bank aims to support the mission of the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation to provide the residents of Granada Homes with a safe and secure living environment.


About Broadway Bank
Headquartered in San Antonio, Broadway Bank was founded in 1941. It has evolved from a small neighborhood bank into one of the largest independently owned banks in Texas. Today, Broadway Bank continues to function as a family-owned and operated financial institution.  Broadway Bank offers a full range of sophisticated financial services, including personal banking, private banking, military banking, business banking and wealth management.  With right at $3 billion in total assets, the highly rated Bank operates 40 locations in San Antonio, Austin and the surrounding areas.  Visit the Broadway Bank website at for more information.



Morningside Ministries helping seniors take the next step

MM Main logoIt is hard to not be concerned with the amount of fraud and theft that is being suffered by our elders. According to the National Consumers League’s National Fraud Information Center, nearly a third of all telemarketing fraud victims are age 60 or older. Their strategies and tactics may differ, but these organizations are most interested in taking financial advantage of unsuspecting, trusting individuals.

Driven to better inform seniors, Morningside Ministries has partnered with authorities in the retirement industry from Elder Resource Group, Senior Living Choices, Generations Senior Moving & Transportation Services and Elder Law Attorney, Carol Bertsch. With their combined knowledge and experience, the stage is set for an exciting and informative session on the next step for seniors.

The event will take place on Saturday, August 24, 2013 between 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at Morningside Ministries at The Manor – Kaulbach Assisted Living (602 Babcock rd., San Antonio, TX 78201). Please R.S.V.P. to Becky at (210) 731-1204 by August 22, 2013.

Many seniors are burdened with San Antonio homes they cannot sell due to a lack of expertise, time or resources. Speaker John Nelson, from Elder Resource Group will open our session by discussing an overview of the real-estate market and when it’s time to consider retirement living. Self proclaimed, “Realtors by trade – Transition Specialist by choice,” Elder Resource Group has a mission to make moving as easy & profitable for seniors as possible. Peggy Brown, a senior relocation specialist, will discuss tips on moving and how to become better organized for a move.

Kameron Chicoine will be joining us to discuss the processes in choosing the right retirement community. Chicoine owns and operates Senior Living Choices, a comprehensive retirement locating guide, serving the Texas Hill Country and Central Texas has been serving the area for over 13 years. Elder Law Attorney, Carol Bertch will be closing the afternoon session with a conversation about directives on elder and disability law. Her firm focuses on elder and disability law, providing an umbrella of services to advise and counsel seniors and their families so that they can make informed decisions to achieve their desired outcome. Bertch follows her goal to assist seniors in finding positive solutions to complex challenges so they can maintain dignity, control and, most of all, peace of mind.

About Morningside Ministries
Morningside Ministries is San Antonio’s oldest and largest not-for profit, faith-based, senior care organization dedicated with the specific mission of “Caring for Those Who Cared for Us.” Morningside Ministries has served the San Antonio community since 1961 with Morningside Ministries at the Meadows, Morningside Ministries at The Manor and Morningside Ministries at Chandler Estate. In May of 2004, Morningside Ministries extended the ministry to include Morningside Ministries at Menger Springs in Boerne. Today we continue to serve over 800 residents in retirement, assisted living, nursing and memory care and a senior community center.