For those who come to the Senior Center in Payson, Reed Cox is an extraordinary man. His guidance and countless contributions to Payson seniors have earned our respect and admiration. He is always there working side by side with the staff and volunteers. I suspect he knows anyone who comes there by name and always is smiling with a welcome.
Under his direction, the center appears more organized and the building is in better repair (definitely has not been an easy task). He appears to love his work and care very much about people.
He recently asked me to tell the two dozen bridge players (who play at the center on Monday afternoons) that he was leaving. When I asked if he minded if I wrote a letter to the editor, he said OK. He did go on to say, “Joan, I arrived quietly, and I want to leave the same way.”
I will honor his wish; however, Reed Cox has changed and improved the Senior Center like no one before him. I hope other seniors will let him know how appreciated his efforts have been on our behalf.
I strongly urge the Senior Center board to persuade Reed to continue with the Senior Center as there is much more to be done. Reed Cox is a treasure that we should hold onto.
Harry and Joan Young