(HUFFPOST) Every Sunday, when his health allows, 100-year-old Francisco Gómez gets a ride from his daughter to the outskirts of town, where he spends the day at a community center dancing.
Francisco Gomez, turned 100 years-old on April 2018. Photographed at his house in Nicoya, Guancaste, Costa Rica. Photo: Monica Quesada for HuffPost
Gómez, a farmer and rancher on Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula, grew up listening to ranch-style music, but said he didn’t really learn to dance until he started attending these weekly gatherings for the elderly and their caretakers. He says the dances have given him something to look forward to since the death of his wife earlier this year.
“I’m much happier,” he told HuffPost. “It gives me something to do other than sit around all