Angela Cortez

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.
Carol Pace selected as recipient of Andrus Award, which honors the legacy of AARP founder Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus
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AARP offers a discount to Su Teatro play "Fire in the Streets: The West High Blowout"
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AARP Colorado today released new state data and an infographic illustrating the impact of high prescription drug prices for Colorado residents, specifically those living with cancer, prediabetes or diabetes, and heart disease. AARP unveiled the infographic at the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) annual conference as part of AARP’s nationwide Stop Rx Greed campaign to lower drug prices for all Americans.
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In 2020, our nation will conduct the once-a-decade census. The goal: to count every person living in the U.S. once, only once and in the right place. This historic event will have a 10-year impact on communities across Colorado.
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AARP Colorado highlights its 2019 priorities
2016 Andrus Awards.
The annual Andrus Award is the highest honor a volunteer can receive from AARP. This award, as well as awards in a number of significant community categories, honors those who make a powerful difference in their community.
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Check out No Copay Radio and hear an  interview with Mikayla Rogers about a one stop center for aging called Aging Resources of Douglas County. They are a central hub for all aging issues and concerns who provide services, connection to resources, and aging-related information all in one place. Formerly known as Neighbor Network, this organization has evolved to provide more services for seniors, family members, service providers in the Douglas County.
Shredding Event - Lexington
Fight fraud and shred your documents for free during the AARP Shred Instead Day Saturday, June 15, 2019, at the Black Forest Lutheran Church, 12455 Black Forest Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80908, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
It's summer in Colorado Springs and a great time to check out Blues Under the Bridge* on Saturday, July 13, 2019 under the Colorado Avenue Bridge at 218 W. Colorado Ave., Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903.
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On May 16, Governor Jared Polis signed into law SB19-005, Import Prescription Drugs From Canada, a bill sponsored by Senators Joann Ginal and Robert Rodriguez, as well as Rep. Sonya Jaquez Lewis, to lower the cost of prescription drugs for Coloradans by importing them from Canada.
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