Date: August 9, 2019 | Category: News
Congratulations to Bryan Lee, of Warrensburg, who recently was named the 2019 Outstanding Older Adult for Johnson County.
Bryan has served his community as a member of the VFW, American Legion and at the Warrensburg Senior Center as a home-delivered meal driver.
He was nominated for the award by Edna Tivis, another volunteer who coordinates the home-delivered meal routes in Johnson County.
“It only took a short visit with Bryan for me to put his number on speed dial,” Edna said. “In case of a driver cancellation, Bryan was willing to pick up the slack on a moment’s notice.”
He’s familiar with all nine routes for the home-delivered meal program because of his long tenure helping with the program.
“Bryan is willing to serve in any capacity to make your job easier,” Edna said. “He is kind and respectful of all persons.”
He serves as membership chairman of the American Legion; helps to organize and call Turkey Bingo at Thanksgiving for the VFW; volunteers at the Veterans Home; transports veterans to Kansas City to get cancer treatments; delivers meals to Knob Noster one day a week; and picks up donated eggs for the senior center. He also serves as the president of the Senior Center Advisory Board, where he has been a member for three years.
Bryan and his wife, Dianne, have been married 55 years. They have five children, 14 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren, with another due in October.
Bryan was selected for the award based on the theme of Older Americans Month 2019, which is Connect, Create, Contribute. The selection committee determined that he exemplified the criteria of connecting with friends, family and services that support participation; creating by engaging in activities that promote learning, health and personal enrichment=; and contributing time, talent and life experience to benefit others.