AARP Colorado

Angela Cortez

Biography:

ANGELA CORTEZ

Angela Cortez joined AARP as Associate State Director, Communications in 2010. Angela is a Colorado native, who has an extensive background in journalism. She has been on the editorial boards of both The Denver Post, as an editorial and commentary writer, and The Desert Sun newspaper in Southern California, where she served as the editorial page editor. Angela specializes in legislative and judicial systems, as well as social services. She was one of a group of reporters awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 2000 for the breaking news coverage of the Columbine High School massacre. Additionally, Angela has worked on political campaigns and in public relations and marketing, providing outreach to diverse communities. At AARP Colorado, Angela garnered significant media for the state in the areas of utilities, the Protect Seniors campaign and Drive to End Hunger. She also acted as a regional liaison for the “Tell our Story” project, working with colleagues in seven other states, and in 2012, she served as Interim State Director in Idaho.

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AARP 2015 Colorado Legislative Priorities

Posted on 01/9/2015 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Colorado’s 65+ population will increase by 123 percent between 2010 and 2030. Meanwhile, services for older Coloradans remain sorely underfunded. In light of staggering older population growth and funding inadequate to meet future needs, AARP alerted members of the Colorado legislature about its 2015 legislative agenda. Caregiving and keeping older adults in their homes and independent top the list of AARP priorities. “We are excited to work with Rep. Steve Lebsock and Sen. Larry Crowder on legislation to increase the Older Coloradans …

Students Deliver Hi-Tech Lessons

Posted on 01/9/2015 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Ever wish you knew just a little bit more about your lap-top, e-reader/tablet, or cell phone to get more out of it? How about e-mail, Facebook, or Twitter? Would you like someone to sit down with you and explain what they are and how they work? AARP Colorado wants you to get your questions answered so you can have a satisfying online experience. Therefore, AARP has joined forces with a handful of Universities and high schools to host free Mentor-Up events, …

AARP Local Discounts

Posted on 01/6/2015 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

AARP Night at the Colorado Mammoth January 10, 2015 DENVER Join AARP as the Colorado Mammoth take on the Calgary Roughnecks in the 2015 home opener. Come by the AARP table and meet AARP staff and volunteers and hear about the things AARP is doing here in the community.  AARP members and their guests receive a discounted ticket and service fees are waived. Colorado Mammoth vs. Calgary Roughnecks Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the Pepsi Center Ticket …

Take Charge of Your Future

Posted on 12/5/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

You want to make the most of your future. That’s why AARP is providing free, unbiased information that can help you make smart financial decisions so you can live independently as you age. AARP also wants to extend a special invitation to our youth. They are the ones who must start saving right now, and we want to help young people start to think about the money they will need when they are no longer working. So join us and …

Participate in RTD Meetings

Posted on 11/26/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

As RTD expands bus and rail services, its fare structure has become complex and hard to navigate for a lot of consumers. RTD is currently evaluating its current fare policies, including how fares are calculated based on distance, zones, and class of service such as Regional, Express, and Local/Limited. RTD has developed fare structure alternatives. The RTD Board of Directors will be holding a series of public meetings between December 3, 2014 and December 11, 2014 throughout the metro area to present …

More member discounts

Posted on 11/14/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Are you a sports lover? How about a lacrosse game? Or maybe you’re into something more cultural. Well, AARP Colorado has you covered. Join us for a Colorado Mammoth game and/or The Westside Oratorio, a tale of seven generations of a Denver Mexican-American family. AARP invites you to see The Westside Oratorio on Dec. 7, 2014, 2 p.m. at Su Teatro, 721 Santa Fe Drive in Denver. This play has been described as a “beautiful, sweeping and poignant epic that …