AARP Colorado

Edward J. Cadena, SBA Colorado District Office

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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Summer of Encore Mentoring for You

Posted on 06/16/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/acortez/" title="Posts by Edward J. Cadena, SBA Colorado District Office" rel="author">Edward J. Cadena, SBA Colorado District Office</a> | AARP Colorado |

With one in four Americans between the ages 44 and 70 interested in starting their own business or nonprofit venture in the next five to ten years, the U.S. Small Business Administration and AARP are renewing their “Summer of Encore Mentoring” educational events targeting entrepreneurs over the age of 50 who want to start or grow their small business. Building on the existing experience, knowledge, networks and skills of those 50+ – all aspects that make those 50+ to be …

AARP Launches New Job Search Tool

Posted on 06/15/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/acortez/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Colorado |

AARP has launched a new job-search tool powered by Simply Hired to help the 50-plus navigate the cluttered job market. The tool helps users narrow their search by title, company, work preference (full or part-time), skill, education and experience. Visit the job-search tool by clicking here, and see what it can do for you. The AARP job search tool powered by Simply Hired matches your interests and experience with opportunities near you and for you. It allows you to tailor your job search …

Western CO Senior Games

Posted on 06/15/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/acortez/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Colorado |

Let the Western Colorado Senior Games begin! Need a reason to visit Colorado’s Western Slope? Well, we got it: The Western Colorado Senior Games are being held in beautiful Grand Junction, August 20-26, 2016. With over 55 events at one price, it’s going to be a great event for competitors 50 and older.  Events include Pickleball, Track and Field, Swimming, Archery, Table Tennis, 5K Walk/Run, Billiards, Cards, Basketball, Golf, Bowling, Dance, Horseshoes, and Bocce Ball. Registration forms are available by clicking here. Registration deadline is …

Bob Murphy Named AARP CO State Director

Posted on 06/15/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/acortez/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Colorado |

AARP is pleased to announce the appointment of Bob Murphy as state director for AARP Colorado. Murphy joined AARP in April. After 8 years as the mayor of Lakewood, Murphy said he is thrilled to continue his focus on issues that are relevant to the 650,000 AARP members in Colorado, as well as all older Coloradans and their families. He brings an extensive background in the public, private and entrepreneurial sectors. During his tenure as mayor of Lakewood, Murphy oversaw …

AARP Day with the Colorado Rockies

Posted on 06/15/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/acortez/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Colorado |

The Colorado Rockies and AARP invite AARP members to come and enjoy a Sunday game at Coors Field. Discounted tickets for AARP Day are limited, so purchase them now! Hey, baseball fans get your discount tickets to watch the Colorado Rockies take on the Atlanta Braves at Coors Field, 2001 Blake St. in Denver, on Sunday, July 24, 2016, AARP Day at the ballpark. To buy tickets, to go www.rockies.com/aarp and use promo code RP2016. First pitch is at 2:10 p.m., and …

Give Us the Scoop and Get a Scoop

Posted on 06/14/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/acortez/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Colorado |

Join AARP Colorado at Little Man Ice Cream for a free scoop. All you have to do is let us know what you think about Social Security. We’ll be there to collect your comments and have a treat with you. It’s easy, fun and free. And Little Man ice cream is so good, especially on those warm evenings in Denver. So come see us at Little Man Ice Cream, 2620 16th St., Denver, CO 80211, on June 28, from 4:30 to …

AARPCO Volunteers Push Caregiving, Social Security

Posted on 06/7/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/acortez/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Colorado |

This week, volunteers and staff from Colorado headed to Washington, D.C. to advocate on behalf of AARP members and all older Americans about the crucial issues of Family Caregiving and Social Security. While meeting with members of Congress, volunteers and staff made these crucial asks: AARP Colorado advocates asked members of Congress to support two pieces of bipartisan legislation to help family caregivers, the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act, and the Credit for Caring Act …

Volunteer President Post Open

Posted on 05/31/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/acortez/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Colorado |

AARP Colorado is seeking a new volunteer State President to be the chief volunteer ambassador of the nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, representing Colorado. The role of the AARP Colorado State President is in partnership with the AARP Colorado State Director, who leads the AARP Colorado office. The State President and the State Director work in collaboration with other appropriate volunteers and staff. The State President positions AARP in Colorado to achieve the AARP vision, mission and strategic priorities. The State President …

Financial Resilience at Denver Indian Center

Posted on 05/17/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/acortez/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Colorado |

Please join us for the AARP Financial Resilience Workshop, a free seminar about how to get the most out of your retirement savings. Whether you are still working, or getting ready to collect Social Security, we introduce you to the tools to  help you calculate what you have and what you’ll need.  We also help you find real advice about collecting your benefits, how to save more money and how to cut down on unnecessary costs, so you may experience …

Pop Up! Family Caregiver Game

Posted on 05/17/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/acortez/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Colorado |

Starting June 6 Play & Learn for the Chance to Win a Prize! Play  AARP’s Pop Up! Family Caregiver Game between June 6, 2016 and June 26, 2016. Learn about the valuable resources available to support family caregivers and their loved ones. Enter for the chance to Win prizes. No purchase necessary. Join the Game in 3 Easy Steps!  1- Download the Ringorang® app to your PC or or mobile device*  You can also download the app directly to your smartphone from the …