Ridgefield, CT – January 16, 2018: Fairfield County Bank recently partnered with CRA (Community Reinvestment Act) Partners.  Through this partnership, Fairfield County Bank provides funding to add Broad River Homes and Notre Dame Health and Rehabilitation Center, both in Norwalk, CT, to The Senior Crimestoppers program. The program helps prevent crime against the elderly by providing personal lockboxes, ongoing education and training for staff members and residents, and cash rewards up to $1,000 for information about wrongdoing. Participating facilities have seen all aspects of crime reduced by 94% when joining this program.

“As a community leader, we want to ensure that everyone in our community is aware and protected against the many different risks they may face.  Joining forces with CRA Partners and their Senior Crimestoppers program helps the residents of these health care facilities protect against elder abuse and keep Fairfield County safer,” said Dan Berta, President of Fairfield County Bank.

CRA Partners, powered by the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation, is a national organization that guarantees banks federally mandated CRA credit through the operation of the turn-key Senior Crimestoppers program providing safe and secure living environments for our nation’s low to moderate income seniors. Through flexible funding options such as CRA-qualified community development loans, investments or grants, banks provide the program in senior housing facilities, HUD communities and state Veterans’ homes while garnering positive public relations exposure in their communities.

Founded in 1871, Fairfield County Bank is a $1.5 billion community bank with locations throughout Fairfield County.  Fairfield County Bank delivers a full range of financial services through superior customer relationships and the knowledge that when you put your money in Fairfield County Bank, it stays in Fairfield County - strengthening our communities.  Visit www.fairfieldcountybank.com to find out more about the Bank.