In the USofA when you reach a certain age you become eligible for AARP (American Association of Retired People), which is a United States-based non-governmental organization and interest group, founded in 1958 by Ethel Percy Andrus, PhD, a retired educator from California.
AARP Services Inc. offers Medicare supplemental health insurance, discounts on prescription drugs and consumer goods, entertainment and travel packages, long-term care insurance and automobile, home and life insurance. AARP also provides quality control over the products and services made available by AARP-endorsed providers.
INAPAM’s Objectives are to promote integral human development for the elderly, by providing employment, occupation, earnings, assistance and opportunities necessary to achieve high levels of welfare and quality of life, and reducing extreme inequalities and gender inequities.
Their vision is to consolidate the Institute as the governing body of programs and gerontological actions with the participation of the three branches of government and different sectors of the country.
With your INAPAM card you get all sorts of discounts, and that is what I am interested in. In particular the discounts on bus fares. INAPAM card holders get a 50% discount on the long distance bus lines. Last year when a group of us went to Playa del Carmen, most of our group paid 178 pesos, Nancy and I pd over 350pesos each way. Nancy has since received her INAPAM card. I get to apply for mine at the beginning of 2015. You get discounts on lots of other stuff too! But I’m most excited about the bus discounts!
I can’t believe I’m actually looking forward to a birthday! I tend to treat birthdays as a non entity. Growing up with your birthday as christmas eve sort of takes the special out of it. But now! Yippeee, I have a birthday coming!