Articles written by Jenna Mcdavid

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  • Getting diverse elders ready for the 2020 Census

    Jenna McDavid, Diverse Elders Coalition|Apr 1, 2020

    By now, every home in the United States should have received an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census, our once-in-a-decade opportunity to ensure that our communities are counted. Census results help determine how billions of dollars in federal funding flow into states and communities each year, and the results determine how many seats in Congress each state gets. To ensure that diverse elders, their families, and their caregivers are given the community support and representation that they deserve, the Diverse Elders Coalition is...

  • Connecting across generations to support elders

    Jenna McDavid, Diverse Elders Coalition|Sep 1, 2018

    Whenever I tell people that I work in the field of aging, it raises more than a few eyebrows. I started working with the Diverse Elders Coalition before my 30th birthday, and even though I'm a few years older and wiser now, it still feels like few of my peers are thinking about aging, much less how they can support the generations who have come before them. And yet, it feels like all of us, regardless of age, should be thinking about aging and elders all the time. There seem to be silos that...

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