Robert “Bob” Fortney has been named the District Ombudsman of the Year for the North Pinellas and Pasco Council of the Florida Ombudsman Program, which is part of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs.
Fortney was recognized for exceptional service in a presentation made on May 22.
Volunteers in the ombudsman program are involved in advocating for quality long-term care in senior living facilities throughout Florida.
The volunteers receive special training and are certified. They work to identify, investigate and resolve complaints made by, or on behalf of, long-term care residents in nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
In another honor, Fortney received the President’s Volunteer Service Award and Medal, as well as a letter from The White House, in recognition of his 292.45 hours of volunteer service
Fortney lives in The Groves Golf and Country Club in Land O’ Lakes.
Published on June 28, 2023.