Local bank recognizes Elder Awareness Abuse Month

Jean Skillman

Bank of the Rockies has adopted the entire month of June as Elder Abuse Awareness month. They are calling it our “Protecting our Aging Treasures” campaign and all six offices will be participating.  

All employees have been given lapel pins that are in the shape of Montana and say “Protecting Our Aging Treasures” in purple writing with a purple ribbon. Purple is the awareness ribbon color.

June 15 is recognized by the World Health Organization as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. The Bank of the Rockies is encouraging all employees to wear purple that day and many of our offices will have refreshments in the offices that day.

On June 16, Jennell Huff of the Bank of the Rockies will be doing a joint presentation with the Montana Assistant Attorney General Chuck Munson in Livingston at the Yellowstone Pioneer Lodge from noon to 2 p.m.

The bank is also taking advantage of the Bank’s Facebook page and are encouraging our employees to share photos of their influential elderly people in their lives.


• Park County Commissioner Clint Tinsley will be in Shields Valley Friday, June 2. From 8:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. they will be at the Old Wilsall Hardware Deli and from 10 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at the Town Hall in Clyde Park.

• A male gospel group, Liberty in Concert, will perform at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 4, at the Wilsall Community Church. The group is based in the West out of Nampa, Idaho, and performs traditional, contemporary and southern gospel music. Their music ministry goal is to impact the culture for Christ.

• The Shields Valley Farmers Market is making plans to start at 4:30 p.m. Monday, June 19, and run Mondays, except July 3, through August 28 at Holliday Park in Clyde Park. There will be food and produce vendors and live music. There is no table fee this year but donations will be accepted. There will also be a market table for folks with one or two items. For more information call Monica  at 686-4444 or Skip and Nancy at 686-4051 or see the market on Facebook.