May 27, 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:
June is Illinois Census Month- SAVE THESE DATES

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).

Save the dates of June 1, June 19, June 29 to join us!


Not Too Late Flyer -AgeOptions has a flyer to encourage people that there is still time to complete the 2020 Census online and over the phone.

Ilinois Census Digital Toolkit-IDHS- For social media ideas and more.

Post Office Flyer from East Central Illinois AAA

In case you missed our call on 5/26, click HERE for the recording.

For these resources and more, visit our Aging Network 2020 Census Resource webpage:
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

On our May 26th webinar, we had a guest speaker Shamiram William Youkhanna from the Census Bureau on the line with us to update on Group Quarters Enumeration and Update Leave. Please click on the links below for more information and listen to the recording of our webinar found HERE or in the "Resources section" above.

Operational Adjustments

Group Quarters

Update Leave
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.

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