Dare County Department of Health & Human Services Recognizes Elder Abuse Awareness Month

By on June 7, 2024

June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month and the Dare County Department of Health & Human Services’ Social Services Division would like to encourage residents to work together to protect older adults from abuse, neglect and exploitation.

“Our residents deserve to live with dignity and respect, free from abuse, neglect and exploitation,” said DHHS Adult Services Supervisor Beth Bradley. “Elder Abuse Awareness Month provides us with an important opportunity to educate the public about the signs of abuse as well as the resources available to support our older adults.”

Each year in the United States, more than two million vulnerable and older adults are victims of abuse, neglect and/or exploitation. An under-recognized problem with devastating and even life-threatening consequences, experts estimate that only 1 in 5 cases of elder abuse are reported. Such abuse can include physical, emotional, sexual and financial abuse as well as neglect and self-neglect.

Protecting older adults is a community responsibility and under North Carolina law, citizens are required to report suspected abuse, neglect or exploitation to their local county Social Services Division. This law affects adults, regardless of their living situation, who are incapacitated or disabled due to mental or physical abilities.

For more information on what constitutes abuse, neglect and exploitation under North Carolina law, please click here.

If you suspect abuse or neglect of a disabled adult, make a report to DHHS’s Social Services Division by calling 252.475.5500. Please have the name and address of the disabled adult, their age and the extent of injury or condition that has resulted from the abuse or neglect. In addition, please be prepared to provide the caretaker’s name and address as well as any other pertinent information. It’s important to know that anyone who reports suspected abuse, neglect or exploitation of a disabled adult has immunity from any civil or criminal liability that may arise after the report is made (unless there was an act of malice or bad faith).

For additional information, please call our Social Services Division at 252.475.5500.



Barnhill Building Group has been selected as the Construction Manager @ Risk by the College of the Albemarle and is seeking to pre-qualify construction trade contractors to submit bids for the furnishing labor, materials, equipment, and tools for the new College of The Albemarle – Allied Health Sciences Simulation Lab (COA Health Sciences) located in Elizabeth City, NC. Please note: Only subcontractors who have been prequalified by Barnhill will be able to submit a Bid.

The project consists of the new construction of a 38,000-sf, 2-story expansion to the existing Owens Health Sciences Center and will house classrooms, labs, and a simulation lab. The site is just over just over 4.5 acres and is located on an active campus. This new construction will be a steel structure with a brick and metal panel veneer, curtainwall, and storefront glazing with a PVC roof membrane.

Principal trade and specialty contractors are solicited for the following Bid Packages:

BP0100: General Trades

BP0105: Final Cleaning

BP0390: Turnkey Concrete

BP0400: Turnkey Masonry

BP0500: Structural Steel & Misc. Steel

BP0740: Roong

BP0750: Metal Panels

BP0790: Caulking / Caulking

BP0800: Turnkey Doors/Frames/Hardware

BP0840: Glass & Glazing

BP0925: Drywall

BP0960: Resilient Flooring

BP0980: Acoustical Ceilings

BP0990: Painting & Wallcovering

BP1005: Toilet Specialties / Accessories / Division 10

BP1010: Signage

BP1098: Demountable Partitions

BP1230: Finish Carpentry and Casework

BP1250: Window Treatment

BP1400: Elevators

BP2100: Fire Protection

BP2200: Plumbing

BP2300: HVAC

BP2600: Turnkey Electrical

BP3100: Turnkey Sitework

BP3290: Landscaping

Packages may be added and/or deleted at the discretion of the Construction Manager. Historically underutilized business firms are encouraged to complete participation submittals.

HUB/MWBE OUTREACH MEETING: Barnhill Building Group will be conducting a HUB/MWBE Informational Session. You are encouraged to attend the following session to learn more about project participation opportunities available to you. These seminars will help to: Learn about project and scope; Inform and train Minority/HUB contractors in preparation for bidding this project; Assist in registration on the State of North Carolina Vendor link; Stimulate opportunities for Networking with other firms. Location and time TBD. Please visit our planroom at https://app.buildingconnected.com/public/54da832ce3edb5050017438b for more information.

Interested contractors should submit their completed prequalification submittals, by July 22, 2024, to Meredith Terrell at mterrell@barnhillcontracting.com or hardcopies can be mailed to Barnhill Contracting Company PO Box 31765 Raleigh, NC 27622 (4325 Pleasant Valley Road, NC 27612).


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