Tend the Garden!
June 2020 Newsletter
Root Your Decisions in Data.  
The best decisions are rooted in data. What disabilities are most prevalent in older adults in your community? How do they compare to North Dakota overall? By understanding the older adult population with disabilities, communities can better align services to meet current and upcoming needs and also help older adults to maximize their independence and utilize their talents and abilities. 
Dig Into the Article.
Tending the garden in difficult times takes effort and dedication. Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota (LSSND) have walked with North Dakotans through good and challenging times providing services to people at all stages of life and at all kinds of crisis points. Striving to provide Help for All, LSSND offers help to everyone, no matter who they are, how old they are, or where they come from. 

In this article, Abby Tow, Director of Community Engagement and Micayla Bitz, Engagement Specialist at LSSND, provide a glimpse into the multitude of LSSND programs for families, youth, and seniors and describe how they adapted their services to accommodate  the increase need across all of their programs throughout North Dakota during the recent pandemic

Plant Knowledge.
North Dakota ranks second in the nation for the proportion of adults (age 16 to 64) who are employed. What percentage of North Dakota's adults, who are working, live under the poverty level?

a. 2%
b. 7%
c. 15%
d. 37%

Use the Right Tools for Your Garden.
North Dakota Compass is your one-stop shop for reliable, accurate, and unbiased demographic and socio-economic data. The data is available in an accessible format and is easy to use and understand.

Check the website and in addition to data you'll find more resources, tools, and narrative to provide more context and facilitate understanding.

Don't find what you are looking for? Do you have specific data needs? Do you need help with analyzing  or understanding data? Contact us with a special request and we'll be happy to work with you. 

Check the New Sprouts.
New data is sprouting every day. Make sure you check back often for the newest data available. 

Data updated in May 2020:
Your Harvest Depends on What You Plant.
Completing the 2020 Census today will have a significant impact on the next 10 years of planning for hospitals, schools, roads, emergency services, and much more.

Do your part. Complete the 2020 Census today!

North Dakota Compass | 701.231.5916 | ndsu.ndcompass@ndsu.edu | www.ndcompass.org
PO Box 6050, Dept. 2362, Fargo, ND, 58108-6050
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