The U.S. Constitution mandates that a head count, as well as a count of all housing units, be conducted throughout the nation every 10 years. Why should households participate and what impact will the statistics drawn from Census 2020 have on the State of New Jersey?
Episode #103 of the New Jersey Foundation for Aging’s TV program, Aging Insights, is an encore presentation of the “Census 2020” episode, which originally aired in Oct. 2019. Host Melissa Chalker discusses why participation in Census 2020 is so vital to New Jersey with guests Jeff Behler, Director of the New York Regional Office of the U.S. Census Bureau, and The Hon. Tahesha Way, New Jersey Secretary of State.
Launched in 2011, Aging Insights is an award-winning, half-hour show that promotes dialogue and provides resources on critical issues for older adults and caregivers. “Census 2020” can also be seen on NJFA’s website at www.njfoundationforaging.org/aging-insights, and more than 70 public-access stations across NJ (check local listings for channels and times).
The New Jersey Foundation for Aging (www.njfoundationforaging.org) is the only statewide organization focused solely on providing leadership in public policy and education to enable older adults to live with independence and dignity in their communities. In addition to its policy leadership role and Aging Insights TV show, the NJFA also presents an annual conference (June 5, 2020) offering development opportunities and best practices for professionals entrusted with caring for seniors.