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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Bilingual Tax Prep in Denver

Posted on 01/19/2016 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Colorado’s first bilingual Tax-Aide site at Centro San Juan Diego, 2830 Lawrence St, is in its fifth year of offering tax preparation for Spanish speakers, or taxpayers who just feel more comfortable working with a tax preparer or volunteer in Spanish. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest free, volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service. There are locations throughout the state to assist low- to moderate-income taxpayers. Although Tax-Aide maintains a particular focus on people 50 and older, taxpayers do …

Calling All Spanish-Speaking Caregivers

Posted on 01/15/2016 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Istockphoto/(c)monainshanghai The Alzheimer’s Association offers peer or professionally-led groups for Spanish-speaking caregivers and others dealing with Alzheimer’s disease. All support groups are facilitated by trained individuals.  Círculo de Apooyo or Circle of Support aims to create a welcoming environment for monolingual Spanish-speaking caregivers. Spouses, adult children, family members, neighbors and friends are all encouraged to take part in this monthly gathering.  The Support group will take place at: Círculo de Apoyo Innovage Thornton Center (Training Room) 445 E 124th Ave Thornton, …

Calling All Spanish Speaking Caregivers

Posted on 01/15/2016 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

The Alzheimer’s Association offers peer or professionally-led groups for Spanish-speaking caregivers and others dealing with Alzheimer’s disease. All support groups are facilitated by trained individuals.  Círculo de Apooyo or Circle of Support aims to create a welcoming environment for monolingual Spanish-speaking caregivers. Spouses, adult children, family members, neighbors and friends are all encouraged to take part in this monthly gathering.  The Support group will take place at: Círculo de Apoyo Innovage Thornton Center (Training Room) 445 E 124th Ave Thornton, CO …

Cesar Chavez Remembered

Posted on 01/14/2016 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Cesar Chavez was a true leader. As a Latino organizer he was dedicated to the betterment of the lives of migrant farm workers, and his actions inspired and empowered people throughout the world. Because he was a great leader and the face of the Chicano movement, AARP Colorado recognizes the contributions of the late Cesar Chavez with its sponsorship of a celebration and parade in his memory to be held April 9, 2016. The march will commence at Regis University and …

Tax-Aide Volunteers Needed

Posted on 12/28/2015 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

AARP Foundation is looking to build its team of volunteers for its Tax-Aide program. Tax-Aide is a free tax assistance and preparation program for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide has volunteer opportunities for people at every level of experience who want to stay sharp while giving back. Tax volunteers will complete a tax preparation workshop from the Internal Revenue Service prior to working with taxpayers. There is also a need for grass-roots …

Rocky Mountain Senior Games

Posted on 12/23/2015 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Let the Rocky Mountain Senior Games begin! Colorado athletes will compete in the 39th Annual Rocky Mountain Senior Games scheduled for June 8-12, 2016 in Greeley. Rocky Mountain Senior Games (RMSG) is an athletic event for seniors age 50 and over. Any senior, male or female, is eligible to participate in the games. Registration deadline is May 20, 2016. For registration forms, contact the Greeley Senior Activity Center at 970-350-9440 or the RMSG office at 970-350-9433. Registration forms are also …