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The mission of Oklahoma Aging Advocacy Leadership Academy (OAALA) is to identify, train and develop volunteer leaders, aging services professionals, and advocates in issues related to aging.  Through the Academy, persons are empowered to become committed leaders for today and tomorrow to successfully advocate for Oklahoma’s aging population.

  • The 65 and older age group is in the process of doubling.
  • Older adults will outnumber children in 2030 for the first time in history.
  • It is imperative to our communities to have informed and trained individuals throughout the state able to advocate and assist our neighbors.

  • Collaborative learning 
  • ​​​​​​​Advocacy techniques
  • Networking
  • Resources
  • Project experience
  • And so much more!


Applicants should demonstrate a:

  • desire to learn about aging issues, available services, and gaps;
  • willingness to use constructive advocacy techniques to impact social change; and
  • commitment to build communities that value older adults and people with disabilities.

When annual enrollment is open, a button or link will appear below and take you to the application.

"OAALA was absolutely amazing! The information of programs and willingness to help one another, I cant even begin to say enough. I walked away with more resources and phone numbers of those I can call for help or input."

- OAALA 2021 Graduate

Last Modified on Feb 20, 2024
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