(Extensions of Remarks - May 23, 2013)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E738]
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                       TRIBUTE TO NANCY CIPOLETTI


                       HON. SHELLEY MOORE CAPITO

                            of west virginia

                    in the house of representatives

                        Wednesday, May 22, 2013

  Mrs. CAPITO. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize Nancy Cipoletti 
for her twenty-two years serving thousands of West Virginia families 
affected by Alzheimer's disease through outreach and support programs.
  Nancy Cipoletti began her work with the Alzheimer's Association as 
Executive Director of the Southern West Virginia Chapter before 
becoming Program Director for the merged statewide chapter. Currently, 
Nancy works with Alzheimer's families as Director of Alzheimer's 
Programs for the West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services, where she 
manages and monitors the Family Alzheimer's In-Home Respite (FAIR) 
Program and Title III-E of the Family Caregiver Support Act.
  In addition, Nancy serves on the Advisory Council of the West 
Virginia Partnership for Elder Living as well as the Direct Care Worker 
Curriculum Work Group, which developed a standardized curriculum and 
certification process for in-home direct care workers. As a part of the 
Alzheimer's Association's Make-A-Plan Subcommittee on Care Systems, 
Nancy helped develop West Virginia's Alzheimer's State Plan in 2011.
  On May 23, Nancy Cipoletti will receive the 2013 Rockefeller Award 
for her outstanding support and dedication to the cause of Alzheimer's 
disease in West Virginia. Nancy is truly deserving of such an honor, as 
thousands of West Virginia Alzheimer's families have her to thank for 
support coping and fighting this awful disease.
  Nancy lives in Charleston with her husband of forty-six years, Jack 
Cipoletti. Together they have two sons, Jay and Chad, and three 
  Mr. Speaker, the State of West Virginia owes Nancy Cipoletti a debt 
of gratitude for her many years of working with, and caring for, 
Alzheimer's families.