June 17, 2020
Welcome to this next 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/
June is Illinois Census Month!

Wednesday, June 17 from 11:30-1pm , is the re-scheduled Illinois Immigrant and Refugee social media thunderclap. Click HERE to view the June 17 Social Media Toolkit to participate!

June is Illinois Census Month, so keep promoting the Census message throughout the month, encouraging people to encourage friends, family, neighbors to complete the Census.

Join AgeOptions, in conjunction with Forefront, to participate in three Social Media Thunderclaps! We will be making as much "noise" as possible by sharing a Census message on the same day at the same time with the same hashtags to spread the word (that's all a Thunderclap is- an amplified message).

Stay Tuned for information for another Thunderclap THIS Friday June 19th!!

T e ll a Friend Flyer -AgeOptions has a flyer to encourage people that have already completed their census to share the message with their family, neighbors and friends! You can find it HERE

In case you missed our call on 6/16, click HERE for the recording.

For these resources and more, visit our Aging Network 2020 Census Resource webpage: http://ageoptions.org/gallery/2020Census/
Upcoming Calls
AgeOptions will host webinars for professionals in the Aging Network to call in with questions about the 2020 Census or their outreach efforts.

Date and Time
Click on the date to register for our upcoming webinars!

For the months of August and September we will host monthly calls- Dates TBD

Update Leave Has Started
A process in which Census workers drop off 2020 Census invitation packets at households in areas where the majority of households do not receive mail at their home

Additional Paper Form Mailings
  • There will be a 6th mailing from the Census Bureau in July that will include a paper copy of the Census questionnaire sent to households that have not yet completed their 2020 Census. We will share more details as we learn them.

Creative Outreach
On the June 16th we shared some creative ways we learned that organizations are get ting the census message out there.
  • Egyptian Area Agency on Aging purchased 2,400 hand sanitizers with the 2020 Census logo and website and handed them out to seniors through all 13 counties with home delivered and pick-up meals.
  • Lee County Council on Aging ordered Census bus wraps for their Lee-Ogle transportation buses (which can be seen all over Lee and Ogle Counties) as well as a banner to post in the front of their facility.  
  • AgeGuide placed Census ads in 5 newspapers in their area.

Keep up the great work, and keep sharing successes we are having in the work we do!

Maps and Response Rates (Check how your county is doing!)
  • The response rate map shows current rates and can be found HERE.
  • UIC’s mapping tool has been updated, and it allows you to see and utilize more details and data, and can be found HERE .
  • AgeOptions Response Rate Table for Towns in Suburban Cook County