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Local advocate honored for Ombudsman volunteer work

Last Update: 4/13 4:50 pm

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program today announced Alan Tudor as the Panhandle Council’s “Ombudsman of the Year,” serving Holmes, Jackson, Washington, Bay, Calhoun, Gadsden, Liberty, Gulf, Franklin, Leon, Madison, Taylor, Jefferson, and Wakulla counties.

Ombudsmen volunteers receive this award by demonstrating exceptional efforts, going above and beyond the call of duty, in advocating for long-term care facility residents living in nursing homes, adult family-care homes, and assisted living facilities.

Ombudsmen are volunteers across the program's 18 councils located across Florida. They make a mission to be advocates of the elderly. Their daily activities consist of conducting annual assessments, investigating complaints, meeting with residents to resolve issues, supporting resident and family councils, and providing training to residents, consumers, and facility staff.

Just this past year, Alan gave over 640 hours in volunteer work serving on the Panhandle Ombudsman Council.

“Mr. Tudor is an extraordinary ombudsman who gives unselfishly of his time and energy. He has been an asset to the Ombudsman Program since coming on board over a year and a half ago. His work is remarkable and he takes on more than his share,” said Panhandle District Manager, Janice Harvey.

The Panhandle Council will honor Alan Tudor at its monthly council meeting scheduled on April 18. For more information about the program, local council meetings, or becoming an ombudsman volunteer, please call toll-free 1-888-831-0404 or visit ombudsman.myflorida.com online.

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