Approximately 30 seniors, care providers and other visitors gathered together for a walk to raise awareness for elder abuse Friday, May 17.
The walk started at the empty lot next to Hillbilly Grill in West Jefferson, and though the group didn’t walk far, they were united in their cause of raising awareness.
Along with the awareness walk, stations were set up for visitors to learn more about elder abuse.
Different types of assistive devices, such as walkers, wheelchairs and canes, demonstrated the challenges elderly people face when having to use those devices. Also, sensitivity kits provided by Julie Wiggins allowed visitors to simulate health problems many elderly people suffer from, like eyeglasses that simulate cataracts and other conditions.