The U.S. Census, which occurs once every ten years, is vitally important to our community. The local population count helps determine the amount of federal funding we receive for things like roads, hospitals, schools, police, Medicare, SNAP benefits, housing, unemployment insurance, and more. It is important for everyone to be counted, but older people are of particular concern this year with the census moving online.
Our own Joe Gavin, SDSCF Chief Programs and Community Engagement Officer, went on the Southern Caregiver Resource Center’s “Let’s Talk Caregiving” podcast this week to discuss how the Census affects seniors and why it’s so important for them to participate. Listen to the episode and learn what you can do to help the older people in your life be counted.