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 is a Humana Grant Finalist!

MM-Main-logo-300x108The Humana Foundation announced that Morningside Ministries Senior Living Communities has been selected as one of three finalists in its highly Humana green logocompetitive Humana Communities Benefit grant program.  Chosen from among 38 applicants, Morningside will have a chance to win a $350,000 grant in early September that will benefit its web-based program.  The Communities Benefit program provides funds to local, nonprofit organizations that have an impact on healthy behaviors and healthy relationships in the San Antonio area and surrounding communities. at Morningside Ministries is a web-based, distance-learning service that provides education, training and support to those caring for older adults. was founded in 2007 and has been 100% grant funded ever since its inception. The goal of is to improve the quality of life experienced by older adults in care, as well as to help their caregivers cope with the often difficult task of caring for an elderly person.  Family members and others can view over 300 caregiver training videos in “real-time” or “on-demand” on the website for free at any convenient time, 24-7.

With grant funds from Humana Communities Benefit, will significantly expand its outreach and marketing efforts to make many more caregivers throughout the community aware of the availability of resources to allow them to provide better care, reduce stress in their lives and become more knowledgeable of the aging process. As part of this initiative will make its recording and webcasting facilities available to other organizations making it possible for them to promote their services, including services to older adults and their caregivers.

For media credentials please call 210-734-1176 or email Kristen Perez at

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, Morningside Ministries at Chandler Estate and Morningside Ministries at Menger Springs. Today we continue to serve over 900 residents in retirement, assisted living, nursing and memory care.

Media Contact:
Sandra Scott, V.P. of Sales and Marketing
210-734-1012 office
210-483-3959 cell

Stepping up to protect Seniors: a Family Service committment for 40 years

big 300 logoFamily Service Association is at work year ‘round to protect our vulnerable senior citizens. Our outreach  includes in-home personal care services for older adults; counseling; case management; and resources referral for professionals and families to identify resources for the best individual care.

Every day, dozens of trained Senior In-Home Personal Care assistants fan out to homes and apartments throughout our city to help frail, ill and disabled senior folks maintain their independence. These Family Service employees have a mission. “It’s my calling,” says Sherry Gonzalez, who recently saved a client’s life.

IMG_8253November 22, 2013 seemed  like an ordinary day. Sherry had scheduled her weekly appointment to help Mrs. Jackson with light housework, errands, cooking and personal care. But Mrs. Jackson didn’t answer the door or the phone or respond to Sherry’s insistent knocking on the bedroom window. “I saw her car in the parking lot and I knew she was home and knew she must be in trouble,” Sherry said.

Sherry begged the apartment management to open Mrs. Jackson’s door and refused to leave until they checked on her client. Eventually, her persistence, coupled with the intervention of her supervisor, won out and the manager forced entry into Mrs. Jackson’s apartment. There they found her in a diabetic coma. EMS was called and sprang into action, stabilizing her and transporting her to the hospital where she remained under observation for four days.

“My blood sugar was 20, my body temperature was 76, my potassium level was 1.2 and I was delirious and close to death,” Mrs. Jackson tells us. “It’s a miracle. Sherry saved my life.”

Every day, we receive calls from frantic children, spouses and clergy who are worried about a senior family member or friend. As an agency with multiple services, we can either help them directly … or give them referrals to agencies that can answer their concerns.

“Family Service has been meeting the needs of the community for 111 years and we have been providing in-home services to seniors for 40 years. Our longevity sets us apart, and our commitment is extraordinary. Everyone who does this job at our agency feels the mission in our hearts. We love what we’re doing and we care deeply about our clients. They are like family to us,” says Director of Senior Services of Family Service, Ron Flores.

For more information about Family Service and Senior Services, call 210-299-2443 or visit