Local officials came together in Greenville to raise awareness about abuse of the elderly. June is elder abuse awareness month.
Members of the Greenville Police Department and Mayor Allen Thomas joined the Pitt County Violence in Aging council for an awareness walk at Alice Keene Park.
Studies estimate only one in 14 cases of elder abuse is brought to the attention of authorities.
Organizers say this is was the first walk of its kind in Pitt County and they hope to double the event attendance next year.