April 1, 2020
Welcome to this week's installment of our Aging Network 2020 Census Newsletter where we to share Census resources, updates and reminders. Be sure to bookmark our resource page: ageoptions.org/gallery/2020Census/

New Resources

New Materials:

There are no new created materials to share this week but please remember we do have our Census Flyer as well as the script we are using for calls to check in on folks, please feel free to use these to get out the word out as well as any of the other great resources on our website!

For these resources and more, visit our Aging Network 2020 Census Resource webpage: http://ageoptions.org/gallery/2020Census/
Upcoming Calls
AgeOptions is hosting an open call for professionals in the Aging Network to call in with questions about the 2020 Census or their outreach efforts.
Conference Call information:
Dates and Time:
  • April 7 at 1:00pm CT
  • April 14 at 1:00pm CT
  • April 21 at 1:00pm CT
  • April 28 at 1:00pm CT


  • Self Response Rate: (as of 3/29/20): 
  • Illinois 37.6%
  • Nationwide: 34.7%

  • For response rates updated daily you can go HERE
  • The numbers for the Census Bureau phone lines can be found HERE
  • The Faith in Public Life GOTC (Get Out the Count) Guide for mobilizing Faith Communities document can be found HERE
  • It has helpful tips and messages for anyone doing outreach, including a sample text conversation.
  •  If you are a member of a faith community, encourage your faith leaders to include the Census message in virtual worship services. Find more resources HERE

  • Census Day is April 1st!!! Please promote through social media or other avenues you have a available to get everyone counted!
  • New reporting form
  • Jason and Lucia sent out a updated reporting form, (you can find HERE) to all AAA and PSA13 partners, to use for March reporting, Please reach out with any questions
  • Remind people that completing the Census is something that can be done while at home during this shelter in place order. Completing online, over the phone or waiting for the paper questionnaire in the mail can all be done without direct in-person contact.

  • Don't forget that you get counted too!
  • Stay Well Everyone!