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BNA Bank serves up "wishes" for local residents


Front Row: Nancy Howard, Imogene Burleson, Jessie Stanton
Back Row: Sue Thomas, Bob Spencer (BNA BANK), Zaide Walls, Barbara Weldon, Karen Clayton

New Albany, Mississippi—BNA Bank is pleased to announce that Graceland Care Home was presented a check in the amount of $600 to assist with the home’s Christmas Store for the residents. The residents of Graceland will be able to ‘shop’ at the store for gifts for their loved ones.

“We are proud to participate in the Senior Crime Stoppers program and be able to give back to the residents of Graceland, especially at this time of year” said Bob Spencer, Senior Vice President BNA Bank.

They also announce that the newest edition of the Time of Your Life video has been released and can be seen in participating nursing homes and senior living facilities. This 30 minute nostalgic video aids the senior residents in reliving the “good ole days” and focuses on music, news, television, radio, sporting events and pop culture between the years of 1920 and 1960. This “Wish Comes True” Check and Time of Your Life video series is one of the many benefits local seniors receive as a result of BNA Bank being a participant in the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation.

The Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation, a non-profit organization based in Memphis, Tennessee, operates as a conduit for banks to fulfill their federally mandated Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) requirements. Using the Foundation vehicle, banks are able to make fully secured loans or investments and the Foundation uses a portion of the yield earned on those transactions to operate its Senior Crimestoppers crime prevention program in participating nursing homes for the benefit of their residents.

Crime against the most vulnerable citizens in our society, the elderly, is a longstanding, constant battle that can be reduced and eliminated through the operation of the Senior Crimestoppers program in nursing home facilities and HUD properties. Senior Crimestoppers has a zero tolerance to crime platform and uses personal lockboxes for the residents, cash rewards paid anonymously for information about any crime incident, and effective, on-going education to accomplish its results. The program currently operates in nursing home and HUD facilities in 47 states and has reduced all aspects of crime by a certified 92.59% through September 30, 2010.

BNA Bank, established in 1896, is a state chartered bank with approximately $400 million in assets. BNA’s main office and two branch offices are located in New Albany with another branch located in Myrtle, Mississippi and one in Belden, Mississippi. For more information about BNA Bank, log on to www.bnabank.com