STAND UP FOR SENIORS
SENIOR DAY AT THE CAPITOL
Senior Day at the Capitol is a yearly state wide event for older Oklahomans and professionals in the field of aging to learn about legislation and issues affecting older Oklahomans, share ideas, needs and concerns with state senators and representatives, and visit with non-profit agencies to learn about services for older Oklahomans.
It is sponsored by organizations such as: Oklahoma Alliance on Aging, Leading Age Oklahoma, AARP, Life Senior Svcs, OK Association of Home Care and Hospice, OK Assoc. of Area Agencies on Aging.
The Mission of the Alliance is to Identify needs of Aging Oklahomans, to educate on issues and to advocate for solutions
One Step at a Time
Membership - Yearly dues - Organization-$100.00, Individual-$25.00
Receive a quarterly newsletter, have an opportunity to participate in the Strategy Committee at the Capitol during legislation session and throughout the year. To stay informed on issues effecting the aging population and gives you a
voice in identifying and prioritizing concerns and issues.
Helping The Community
“Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do”
Working Towards a Better Tomorrow
The first president of the Alliance on Aging was the Executive Director of the Oklahoma Conference of Churches followed by Vivian Smith, who had become involved in Senior Issues in 1973 as a founding board member of the Daily Living Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
In 1980, approximately 30 organizations, including major retirement groups, plus 100 individuals from all over the state came together to work for passages of a comprehensive nursing home law. The Oklahoma Alliance on Aging resulted from endeavor. Today, the Alliance is a non-partisan statewide coalition composed individuals and representatives of organizations concerned about the welfare of the older citizens of Oklahoma and sensitive to the needs of a growing proportion of senior citizens and their caregivers. It was incorporated as a non-profit, tax exempt 501© (3) educational organization operated entirely by volunteers, with the exception of (1) one part time staff person in 1983.
The Alliance demonstrates that, in an aging society, the wisdom and experience of older people can be a resource for all of us. To that end, the Alliance:
Facilitates progress for change.
Provides educational and informational materials, to advocate for public and private policy, changes and actions to improve conditions for older people wherever they live.
Serves as a forum for discussion of concerns of older people including legal and ethical issues, with participation of government officials and service providers.
Develops grassroots support through the sponsorship of Senior Day at the Capitol and association with Oklahoma Aging Partnership(OAP) which includes Oklahoma Alliance on Aging, OKSilverhaired Legislature Alumni Association, Oklahoma Council on Aging(DHS).
Publishes a newsletter quarterly to keep members and legislators abreast of issues and concerns affecting older Oklahomans and their families.
Advocates at the Capitol through the Strategy Committee during the yearly Legislation Session.