Here in Mexico, once you reach 60 years of age, you may receive an INAPAM card.
INAPAM stands for Instituto Nacional de las Personas Adultas Mayores. Some of the benefits and objectives of INAPAM are to promote human development of older persons by providing comprehensive care to achieve high levels of well-being and quality of life within an inclusive society. To do this they strive to develop and maintain ongoing relationships with various lenders to offer attractive discounts on health services, food, transportation, clothing, home, recreation and culture and miscellaneous items, and other offers to help preserve the income of the beneficiaries.
It is now December 2014. And I turn 60 this month. I happily traipsed to the INAPAM office, the one where we got Tom his card several years ago. They’ve moved. New address, if you are interested is calle 61 #444 x 50 y 52, Merida, Centro. Just FYI there is a very economical parking garage just in the next block, almost midway down.
this is the facade of the new office
So I went in, armed with all the info I would need based on what I read on the web page. I had the originals and copies of my official identification, and the original and a copy of a utility bill, as well as two photos.
I stood in line, filled out my form when I got close to the front of the line and sat in the chair with the attendant when it was my turn. Sadly, you must have achieved your 60th birthday, not just be in your month.
Unfortunately my birthday falls on the 24th of December. City offices will be closed through till probably Jan 6, 2015.
Guess I’ll have to go back! My packet is ready, and so am I!