AARP Colorado

Angela Cortez

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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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Financial Resilience at Denver Indian Center

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

Pueblo’s Cinco a Success

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

For those who didn’t attend this years Cinco de Mayo celebration in Pueblo, it is definitely worth putting on your calendar next year and making the journey to Southern Colorado for an authentic experience. “It’s a very grass-roots celebration with so many educational opportunities,” said AARP multicultural outreach director Robero Rey. “It’s not the typical commercial celebration that you see in some of the larger cities.” The event took place at El Pueblo Museum, 301 North Union Ave. in Pueblo. The celebration is very authentic, …

Go to the Colorado Lavender Festival

Posted on 05/16/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/acortez/" title="Posts by Angela Cortez" rel="author">Angela Cortez</a> | AARP Colorado |

AARP members receive a 20 percent discount July 9-10 at the Colorado Lavender Festival in beautiful Palisade. Enjoy a lavender-inspired weekend, filled with arts & crafts, food, wine, music, art exhibits, educational seminars, craft workshops, cooking demonstrations and much more. The fun starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday and runs until 4 p.m. Come back on Sunday for a self-guided farm tour at your leisure. It’s all happening at Veterans Memorial Park, 120 W. 8th St. Palisade, CO 81526. Tickets may be …

Cinco de Mayo Festival

Posted on 05/2/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/acortez/" title="Posts by Angela Cortez" rel="author">Angela Cortez</a> | AARP Colorado |

AARP Colorado encourages you to check out Pueblo’s 46th Annual Cinco de Mayo Festival, Thursday, May 5, 2016, 12-7 p.m. at El Pueblo Museum, 301 North Union Ave. in Pueblo. As one of the sponsors of this growing cultural event, AARP Colorado wants you to visit El Pueblo Museum and enjoy two stages of continuous entertainment and cultural awareness. Enjoy two stages of continuous cultural entertainment: Folklorico & Aztec Dancers Mexican Singers Chicano Speakers Thursday, May 5, 2016 EL Pueblo Museum, 301 North Union Ave., …

Students Host ‘Prom’ for Seniors

Posted on 04/22/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/acortez/" title="Posts by Angela Cortez" rel="author">Angela Cortez</a> | AARP Colorado |

National Honor Society students at Green Mountain High School hosted a Senior (Citizen) Prom recently at Lakewood Estates Retirement Community. Student volunteers transformed the lobby area of the retirement home into a cheerful Hawaiian atmosphere. Student disc jockey James Grebb played big band, swing and other tunes familiar to the older generation. Residents, students, and guests danced and laughed together. There were several generations present, including an 8-year-old girl who came to spend the evening with her great grandmother, and …

AARP Fights 911 Telecom Bill

Posted on 04/21/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/acortez/" title="Posts by Angela Cortez" rel="author">Angela Cortez</a> | AARP Colorado |

Emergency officials, along with AARP and other activists, are opposing a 911 deregulation bill by the telecom industry for being anti-consumer and potentially unsafe. “When you dial 9-1-1, you should be connected to police, fire and paramedics,” said Kelli Fritts, AARP Colorado advocacy director. “It sounds simple, but a couple of years ago, Colorado deregulated phone services.” While AARP fought prior deregulation, a 2014 package of bills passed overwhelmingly. Now Senate Bill 16-183 has been introduced by Sens. Mark Scheffel and …

Colorado Secure Savings Needs You

Posted on 04/21/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/acortez/" title="Posts by Angela Cortez" rel="author">Angela Cortez</a> | AARP Colorado |

Today, a secure retirement is out of reach for thousands of Coloradans, especially those who work for small businesses. AARP Colorado is supporting a bill that would increase the number of working Coloradans enrolled in retirement plans by creating a retirement savings strategy through employers who currently do not offer a work-place retirement plan. The purpose of HB 1403, the Colorado Secure Savings Plan, is to help promote greater retirement savings for employees in a convenient, low-cost manner that allows …

Colorado Law Would Encourage Saving

Posted on 03/29/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/acortez/" title="Posts by Angela Cortez" rel="author">Angela Cortez</a> | AARP Colorado |

A bill has been introduced in the Colorado Legislature that would help workers save now for a better future. Known as the Colorado Secure Savings Plan, HB 1403, sponsored by Representatives Janet Buckner and Brittney Petterson, would increase the number of working Coloradans enrolled in retirement plans by creating a retirement savings plan through employers who currently do not offer a work-place retirement savings plan. Today a secure retirement is out of reach for thousands of Coloradans, especially those who work …

Chicana(o) Studies Conference in Denver

Posted on 03/17/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/acortez/" title="Posts by Angela Cortez" rel="author">Angela Cortez</a> | AARP Colorado |

AARP Colorado is a sponsor of the National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies conference in Denver April 6-9 to coincide with the Cesar Chavez celebration. For more details about the conference, visit.   In conjunction with the National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies conference, the Cesar Chavez Day celebration will be held April 9. 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 …