Prodigal daughter returns, hosts Aug. 13 Alzheimer’s open house

Debra Antista-Bianchi

PUEBLO — The granddaughter of several well-entrenched Pueblo families, Debra Antista-Bianchi has come to Southern Colorado to lead the Alzheimer’s Association office based in Pueblo. The former director of the Association’s office in Grand Junction, Antista-Bianchi is hosting a virtual Open House to kick off her arrival in Pueblo on Thursday, Aug. 13, from 5 to 6 p.m.

Relatives on both sides of Antista-Bianchi’s family settled in the Pueblo region in the late 1800 and early 1900s, including two sets of great-grandparents. She learned of her family’s connection to Pueblo from her great uncle and godfather, Anthony Capozzolo, whose name adorns the University of Colorado at Pueblo’s Capozzolo Center for the Arts and the Capps Capozzolo Student Art Gallery.

“My mother, sister, and other family members now call Pueblo home,” said Antista-Bianchi. “Even though I grew up in California, this is a great opportunity to return to my roots and to continue the great work the Association has done in this region.”

To meet Antista-Bianchi and other members of the Southern Colorado Alzheimer’s Association team, please RSVP to Charlotte Long, Regional Development manager for the Alzheimer’s Association, at [email protected]

The Alzheimer’s Association provides a broad range of information, educational programs and services at no charge to the more than 76,000 Coloradans living with Alzheimer’s disease and their loved ones. The Association operates a 24/7 toll-free Helpline (800-272-3900), staffed by trained professionals, to help families with questions about the disease or real-time counsel. The Association also is the largest non-profit funder of Alzheimer’s research in the world.

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