AARP Colorado

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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Keep Moving

Posted on 08/5/2015 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

A blog by Casey Gardiner: Exercise offers many health benefits. It helps individuals control their weight, improves mental health, strengthens bones and muscles, and can help increase life span. Exercise also reduces risk of cardiovascular disease, some cancers, and type 2 diabetes. Additionally, evidence suggests that physical activity may be an effective way to enhance  cognitive function, which may be very important for maintaining  quality of life for older adults. The American College of Sports Medicine recommends that all adults …

Civil Rights for American Indians

Posted on 06/19/2015 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

The American Indians Pathways Taskforce will host a one-day free training and education conference for leadership to promote the civil rights of American Indians. The Pathways to Respecting American Indian Civil Rights Trainings & Education Conference will be July 9 at 8:30 a.m. in the Springhill Suites Denver Downtown at Metro State University of Denver, 1190 Auraria Parkway, Denver, CO 80204. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Topics will include information on health care, employment, education, environmental justice and nutrition. Also …

Don’t miss Indigenous Film Fest

Posted on 06/18/2015 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

AARP Colorado is just one of the groups helping to organize the Pathways to Respecting American Indian Civil Rights, but the association would like members to know about a pre-conference social event with Comanche activist La Donna Harris, which is part of the Indigenous Film & Arts Festival that AARP is sponsoring. Harris will introduce the film LaDonna Harris: Indian 101, and lead a post-screening discussion with the audience on July 8 2015, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Denver Museum of …

Grand Junction Financial Workshop

Posted on 06/3/2015 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Please join us for the AARP Financial Resilience Workshop, a discussion and free seminar about how to get the most out of your retirement savings on Wed. June 10, 2015 at Goodwill, 630 24 1/2 Road. The seminar starts at 5:30 p.m. with refreshments and networking. The program starts at 6 p.m. 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 …

AARP Sponsors Indigenous Fest

Posted on 05/15/2015 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Join AARP Colorado for the Indigenous Film & Arts Festival on June 10, 2015 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Denver Musuem of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. in Denver. The film is open to the public, but a $5 donation is suggested. Sponsored by AARP, the program will feature: Allan Houser/Haozous: The Lifetime Work of an American Master, Director Phil Lucas (Choctaw). Allan Houser drew masterfully, painted beautifully, and brought stone powerfully to life. The spirit of …

AARP Day with the Colorado Rockies

Posted on 05/14/2015 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

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 New York Mets at Coors Field, 2001 Blake St. in Denver, on Aug. 23, 2015, AARP Day at the ballpark. To buy tickets, and use promo code RP2015. First pitch is at 2:10 p.m., and a …