AARP Colorado

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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2016 Bernie Valdez Awards

Posted on 07/20/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/acortez/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Colorado |

The Colorado Latino Leadership, Advocacy and Research Organization (CLLARO) is celebrating its 52nd anniversary during the annual Bernie Valdez Awards luncheon. The 2016 Bernie Valdez Awards Luncheon will be held Friday Sept. 23, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. at Mile High Station, 2027 West Lower Colfax Ave. in Denver. The theme for this year’s luncheon is “Las Raices de Nuestras Contribuciones.” As one of the sponsors for this event, AARP Colorado staff and volunteers congratulate the following awardees, who will be …

Take A Stand Office Opening Party

Posted on 07/1/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/acortez/" title="Posts by Megan Hanson" rel="author">Megan Hanson</a> | AARP Colorado |

AARP invites you and a guest to our Take A Stand Office Opening Party in Lakewood on Wednesday, July 6th at 4:30pm. Join us for hot dogs, cold beverages, and the opportunity to connect with other AARP members, learn more about our efforts to preserve Social Security and discover ways that you can take advantage of one of our exciting volunteer opportunities. As the 2016 election cycle heats up, AARP’s Take A Stand campaign will continue to focus on the goal of …

AARPCO 2016 Legislative Wrap-up

Posted on 06/30/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/acortez/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Colorado |

Keeping 9-1-1 deregulation at bay and fighting for your financial future topped the AARP legislative agenda for 2016. The following is a list of the bills AARP Colorado worked on either passing or opposing. (All bills referenced in this report were signed by Governor John Hickenlooper unless otherwise noted. All bills with an asterisk (*) note a priority vote. To visit our bill list for more information, click here. What we did to ensure our 911 system remains regulated by the …

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 …