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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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 …

Holiday Scam Alert

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

The holidays are upon us and that means con artists are using this time of year to their advantage. But we can take steps to avoid becoming victims. Colorado Attorney General John Suthers says the holiday season is the time of year that many people want to give to charities. But it’s also the time of year when scammers take advantage of that giving spirit. “Unfortunately, scammers posing as fake charities are waiting in the wings to take advantage of …

Don’t miss the Grinch

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

Yup, Mr. Grinch, he is a mean one. But the holiday classic, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical is a must see and AARP Colorado has a discount that would make even the ol’ Grinch smile. AARP members and guests may receive a free child’s ticket with the purchase of an adult ticket in price level 2 for the showing of Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical at the Denver Center for the Performing …

Discounted tickets to Denver Film Festival

Posted on 10/31/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Join AARP Colorado for the 37th Annual Starz Denver Film Festival.* AARP members are entitled to receive $3 off a regular, or matinée, screening during the 37th Stars Denver Film Festival, which runs from Nov. 12-23, 2014 at the Sie FilmCenter, 2510 E. Colfax Ave., Denver Pavilions, 500 16th St., and Buell Theatre, 1031 13th St. All venues are located in Denver. To receive the discount, go to denverfilm.org and create a Customer Profile. Select your desired screening by clicking …