Sid Rooy Florida Volunteer of the Year


Sid Rooy, the longest active volunteer at the Penney Farms Mobility Worldwide Affiliate, has been recognized as LeadingAge Florida’s Volunteer of the Year. Sid was presented with the honor during a community get-together this week at the continuing care retirement community.

Friends and colleagues know Mr. Rooy as the most kind and humble person you would ever have the pleasure of meeting. The 93-year-old statesmen is one of three floor supervisors at the Penney Farms shop. He oversees every aspect of production of the Mobility Cart the volunteers manufacture there.

Sid has personally led the team in its recent milestone of handcrafting over 800 Mobility Carts in the last five years alone. For almost 20 years, Sid has selflessly given his time and talents in leading the Penney Farms organization in providing mobility to nearly 12,000 people in 45 different countries around the world.

LeadingAge Florida is a not-for-profit corporation committed to assisting members in achieving excellence as providers, businesses, and employers. About 70 individuals were nominated for the prestigious volunteer of the year award this year.

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