Joyce Paggeot moved to Tennessee in 2009 and has loved living in Clarksville. She has been an active member and volunteer at the Clarksville Montgomery County Senior Citizen Center for three years. For the past year, she has been on the Clarksville Montgomery County Senior Citizen Center Board. At the Senior Center she teaches craft, painting, and crocheting classes. She started the Wii Bowling teams, and they have participated in the NSL tournaments. She volunteers to serve on committees to help plan activities and events. Joyce has also helped center members in regards to issues or questions they may have. She enjoys working with the seniors, making them laugh, and is willing to listen to their needs.
Joyce keeps informed on issues regarding seniors, low-income, and the disabled. She attends workshops, conferences, and meets with government officials as needed regarding issues she has concerns about. She also has information workshops such as: Suicide Prevention in the Elderly; How to be Assertive, NOT Aggressive in Asking for Help; and Using PowerPoint for Presentations for university faculty.
Joyce has been attending Austin Peay State University, taking classes in Health/Welfare Care Management Specialist. She has an AS Information System Degree: Major - Computers, Minor – Business and Psychology. She has also served in the Air Force.
She has had a variety of jobs, including but not limited to: Administrative Assistant (Litton Saudi Arabia, LTD); Data Entry & Core Girl for State Farm Insurance; Life and Health Division, Communication Aid at Conejo Valley Unified School District; Audiovisual Clerk at NCS School, Saudi Arabia; and Owner and Manager of Bookstore in South Dakota. Her last employment was with Grand Valley State University as Office Coordinator for the Regional Math & Science Center and Office Manager for the GVSU Art Gallery.
At age 50, Joyce became disabled because of Myasthenia Gravis Disease. She is now retired because of her disability but enjoys volunteering. She uses a scooter and does not let her disease slow her down.