QUICK FACTS ABOUT CENTENARIANS OF OKLAHOMA
- Over 29 years old
- Has honored approximately over 2400 (and counting) individuals in the state of Oklahoma
- Currently, there are over 250 living Centenarians
- This is the only program like this in the United States
WHERE AND HOW IS MY LOVED ONE CELEBRATED?
Our volunteers cover the entire state of Oklahoma to honor these Special Seniors at their location. A Centenarian of Oklahoma representative will present the Centenarian with:
- A Centenarian of Oklahoma Certificate
- A “Golden Okie” pin
- A biographical sketch
- A “Guardian Angel” pin
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
There are no dues, fees, or costs for the honoree or their family
WHAT ARE THE NUMBER OF INDUCTIONS OF CENTENARIANS EACH YEAR?
We show an average of celebrating 45 centenarians annually over an 11 year period. However, our annual centenarian inductions continue to rise with each year.
Year – No. of Inductions
2006 – 52
2007 – 30
2008 – 25
2009 – 35
2010 – 33
2011 – 25
2012 – 27
2013 – 16
2014 – 42
2015 – 55
2016 – 70
2017 – 117
WHAT ARE THE TOP CHALLENGES FACED BY CENTENARIANS OF OKLAHOMA?
- Finding those nearing the age of 100
- Gathering biographical information
- Obtaining funding for postage, mileage, and material costs
Our continued success is made possible with the support of our donors…
The work performed through the Centenarians of Oklahoma could not happen without generous supporters like you
We operate by volunteers and donations only while providing this special honor to our “Golden Okies”.
Thank you for your continued support in donating the necessary items we need to continue to serve this wonderful population