“Our respect and appreciation for seniors,” writes the Minister of Public Security, Gustavo Mata.

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The high ranking police official in the country tells us the story of how his officers of the   (national Police) of San Ramon, , during patrol (walking the beat) came upon an elderly lady carrying several bags of groceries. “…so they accompanied her home,” said Mata, adding the hashtag, (Proud to Serve).

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This is just one example of how the country treats its seniors, helping them in a moment of need, giving them priority at banks, government offices with a special window, free bus rides (with or without the ‘cuidadano de oro’ – gold card, seniors only need to present the driver their cedula).