Census 2020 is coming, and Westchester County Executive George Latimer kicked off the County’s 2020 Census Campaign to ensure that every Westchester County resident is counted. Latimer was joined by local municipalities who have their own Census Complete Count Committees, Census advocates, community-based organizations, college students and more at Pace University, to stress the importance of a full and complete count for the 2020 Census. 

Included in the County’s efforts to promote the Census is a robust public awareness campaign in both English and in Spanish, which includes a series of public service announcements (PSA’s), each one focused on a different target audience for the Census. The fourth PSA focuses on Senior Citizens. 

 Watch the fourth video, “The Census and our Seniors.”

The fourth PSA features Mae Carpenter, Commissioner of the Westchester County Department of Senior Programs and Services (DSPS). Many of DSPS’s mandated programs are funded through the Census, including housing services, transportation costs, long-term care and socialization programs. Without proper representation, DSPS cannot provide these services. Every senior who is not counted represents $2500 in funding, so every senior must be counted in the 2020 Census.

For more information about the Census, visit the Westchester County Census Website.