The New 97.7 Woman Of The Week - Week Of October 22, 2018
Name: Joyce Robinson
From: Salem, MA
About Woman Of The Week: Joyce Robinson was born in Salem, Massachusetts and grew up in Lynn. She had a challenging upbringing due to her parents being divorced, but that didn’t stop her from graduating from Lynn Classical High School in 1979. After high school Joyce started working as a secretary at the US Coast Guard and went on to work for the US Department of Defense, and eventually ended up at the US Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service. After many years of hard work she was promoted to a Program Specialist and worked with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) formerly known as the Food Stamp Program, School Lunch Program, The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), and Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR). She recently retired after 39 years of service.
Joyce started a family 34 years ago, when she married her husband John. Together they have three children, John Jr. age 32, Jillian age 27, and Jared age 22. While raising her three children, Joyce struggled with extreme weight gain, something she had always battled with her entire life. In March of 2007, Joyce resorted to gastric bypass surgery to help live a healthier, more active and energetic life. The result was 157 pounds weight lost. In 2009, when Joyce was struggling to take off the last few pounds, her mother brought her to a Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) meeting at the Peabody Senior Center. After two years of attending and following the TOPS way of living, Joyce was asked to be the leader and has been teaching others how to maintain a healthy life style. Joyce enjoys motivating others while sharing her story of successfully maintain the weight off for 11 years while supporting others in their journey.
Joyce has been enjoying her retirement by taking care of her first grandchild, John III during the day and she continues to work on her lifestyle by visiting the gym, walking the beach and staying active. Joyce is always willing to lend an ear, or lend a hand to those in need, and she is an active volunteer at the Knights Of Columbus Bingo in Peabody, and My Brothers Table in Lynn.
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Congratulations to Joyce Robinson, our New 97.7 Woman Of The Week!
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