It is estimated that more than 2 million elders in America will face some
sort of abuse, neglect, or exploitation each year, usually from nursing
homes or members of their own families. In an effort to help bring awareness
to this harrowing statistic, and hopefully start working towards stopping
elder abuse across the country once and for all, the Piedmont Trial Regional Council
(PTRC) will be hosting the 5th Annual
Elder Abuse Awareness Walk, Stroll and Roll. As legal advocates who truly care about our communities and the rights
of the wrongfully injured, our team here at Roane Law in Greensboro is
proud to say that we will be the main sponsors of this event, a tradition
we have kept up for 5 years.
The walk will take place on
June 18th at
Triad Park in Kernersville. Participants who register for the walk before June 5th will receive a free event t-shirt. There will also be informational exhibits,
musical entertainment, and food for all to enjoy. It should be a sunny
day to support a great cause. For more information, please call the PTRC at
What is Elder Abuse?
Elder Abuse Awareness Walk, Stroll and Roll event is so important because it brings awareness to a serious problem
that could be affecting someone you know and love. For every report of
elder abuse, it is believed that five more are unreported. Sometimes elders
may be intimidated by their abuser so they do not speak up, or they might
not have the mental capacity to know that abuse is occurring, such is
often the case when money is being stolen from an elder.
It is up to us, their loved ones, to spot and report elder abuse. Common
signs are bed sores and malnutrition when staying in a nursing home, or
uneasiness around a particular person, such as a visiting relative or
an orderly. If you think your elder is being hurt but aren’t sure
what to do about it, please call
336.790.5194 and speak to our Greensboro elder abuse attorney from Roane Law today.
If you believe it is an emergency, you must also call the authorities.