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Long live CR

It takes a village: social networks and healthy aging

“Hojancha is a green, orderly canton. If you walk through Hojancha, you breathe peace,” says Verónica Campos. She’s the deputy mayor of the canton...

Is old age an illness? Costa Rica said no

What does official terminology have to do with love? Not much, usually. But every once in a while—afloat on seas of paperwork, adrift in endless...

Challenge yourself to learn: another secret to healthy aging

One morning in April 2021, Ana Cordero Cordero, who was 79 years old at the time, took her smartphone and wrote a message to...

A chance to reunite: intergenerational travel in Costa Rica

“Intergenerational travel” is a mouthful, but the concept behind it couldn’t be simpler.  One of the most transformative aspects of a family trip to Costa...

A surprisingly simple Costa Rican nutritional practice for healthy aging—on the verge of being lost

“The answer is in the Blue Zones,” one Instagram user commented when we asked about the secret to healthy aging. Is this true? Since 2007,...

Accessible travel in Costa Rica: what tourists (and travel providers) should know

When Derek saw Costa Rica’s first accessible beach, Jacó, he knew what to do. Immediately. He’d been waiting a long time. “He went into the...

Two sides

One’s hair is white and short; one’s hair is white and long. Sometimes, it’s in a bun. One wears a jacket, pants and boots; one...

How can a city become age-friendly?

“And she is doña Loly, the soul of this place,” says Verónica Hernández Zúñiga, as we walk through the gates of the Cocorí Senior...

Welcome to “Long live CR!”

Statistics show that by 2045, Costa Rica will have more Costa Ricans over 65 than under 15. That year, I will turn 65. What...
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Is journalism an obsession or addiction among the profession’s retirees?

““There are as may kinds of minds  as there are palates” -Baruch Spinoza I asked this question to a few retired colleagues. Some responded quickly. Others took...
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