The Jackson County Department on Aging is set to host a special event at about 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15, to bring awareness to elder abuse.

“We deal with elder abuse on a regular basis,” DOA Director Eddie Wells said. “I think it is one of things people don’t always realize is happening in our community and this is our event to promote that it is in our community and raise awareness."

"Starting at about 5:15 p.m., we’ll have live music, snacks, games and T-shirts while supplies last, then just before 6 p.m. we’ll read a proclamation and do a countdown and start walking around our building.”