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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AARP Offers Jazz Fest Discount

Posted on 04/9/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

AARP members and their guests may receive discounted admission to the Winter Park Jazz Festival July 19 and 20 in Hideaway Park in Winter Park, Colo. All gates open at 10 a.m. Music starts at noon and ends at 6 p.m. on both days. Members may receive entrance for general admission at $35 and $55 for VIP. Regular priced general admission is $45 and VIP admission is regularly $65. That’s a $10 savings for AARP members and their guests. Tickets may be purchased by contacting the Chamber Box …

Changing the Aging Sterotype

Changing the Aging Sterotype

Posted on 04/3/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

By A.J. White Some women over 50 live with the negative vision of the aging stereotype.  Combating these stereotypes is the older woman’s self-determined motivational desire for continued health and an active lifestyle.  The self-concept of the post-menopausal woman is shifting to engage more in society, bringing with her more financial resources and political influence.  Older women are also engaged in forming enriching relationships and constructing a positive vision of aging. A recent article in Time discussed increasing diversity in …

Nancy A. LeaMond visit St. Louis April 22-23

AARP on Chairman Ryan’s Budget Proposal

Posted on 04/2/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond released the following statement in reaction to House Budge Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s FY2015 budget proposal: “As AARP reviews the details of Chairman Ryan’s proposals, we encourage members of Congress to consider the impact on real people when looking for ways to address our nation’s financial challenges. “Chairman Ryan’s proposed budget fails to address the high costs of health care and instead shifts costs onto seniors and future retirees. Repealing the benefits of the …

Hang Up on Big Telecom Deregulation

Hang Up on Big Telecom Deregulation

Posted on 03/21/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Your reliable landline phone service is at risk. The Colorado Legislature is considering four bills that could: Make  it difficult – or impossible – for you to reach 911 in an emergency. Raise your monthly phone bill. Eliminate your ability to alert the Public Utility Commission if you have trouble with your phone service. Call 1-800-485-9401 to let your State Representative know that your landline is your lifeline – and to oppose House Bills 1328 through 1331. We know your landline phone service is your lifeline: During emergencies and prolonged power …

Consumer Guide to Hearing Aids

Consumer Guide to Hearing Aids

Posted on 03/19/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Consumers today have many questions about hearing loss and hearing aids. How do you know if you need a hearing aid? Where should you go for testing? What testing will be done? What are your options among hearing products? What level of technology is best for you? How much is it going to cost? How long will the whole process take? How will you adjust to hearing with a hearing aid? AARP prepared this booklet to help answer those questions. …

AARP Announces 2014 Advocacy Agenda: Across the States

AARP Announces 2014 Advocacy Agenda: Across the States

Posted on 02/24/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

AARP is fighting for older Americans and their families in states across the country, focused on the key issues they are facing, front-and-center, in their daily lives.  Our state advocacy work is driven by AARP’s state offices – located in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands – where we work with governors, state legislators, other policymakers and in collaboration with numerous community partners.  In 2014 AARP is focusing on: Supporting Family Caregivers AARP is …