Caja setting up program to keep seniors sharp

The nation’s health care system is setting up a special program for older residents to keep them aware mentally. The program is being called mental gymnastics, and it will be free.

The agency, the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social, said that the program will be 10 sessions of three hours each for persons 65 and holder. The first session will begin in September.

The participants will do crosswords and other activities that are designed to use the mind. Specialists in psychology will supervise, said the Caja. The agency offers other programs to help seniors live on their own.

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