Relocation Help For Retirees In Panama
“Kathleen, I have been reading your daily dispatches for some time. You make Panama sound interesting, but I have a question.
“I am a 60-year-old retired gentleman with an ongoing pension of US$2,600 per month. I am single and have no dependents. It would appear from your discussions that I could live in Panama comfortably.
“I have spent considerable time in Costa Rica, but I did not care for it because of the ongoing crime around San Jose and anywhere where there are Americans.
“I’m looking now at Panama. If I decide to relocate to this country, is there a way to have a person guide me through the various aspects of establishing a life there?
“I speak a minimal amount of Spanish, but I realize not enough. I’m afraid I will be at a loss to find the various necessities of life. I understand you have a person and can help me find a rental. But I need help with many other things.
“How do I find a housekeeper or the best market to go to or the better restaurants to eat in? Where would I go for medical help and dental care? How would I arrange for a driver for an extended period of time, say three or four weeks, to find out how to get around?
“When I was 30 years old, I would have done these things on my own and thought nothing of it. At this point in my life, though, I’d like to know if this kind of help is available and at what cost?”
— George K., United States
Our Panama Circle VIP membership was created with your name on it, dear reader.
The Panama Circle is for you and every reader like you who’s ready to pursue seriously the idea of a new life in Panama…but not ready to run himself ragged in the process.
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To date, Marion has assisted Panama Circle members with everything from airport transfers to hotel reservations…from long-term apartment rentals to opening bank accounts…from sourcing products for export to scheduling appointments with attorneys, bankers, real estate agents, physicians, and other resources throughout the country.
Marion can (and will, once you’re a Panama Circle member) walk you through the process of having cable and Internet installed in your new apartment, furnishing your new home, even choosing a restaurant for dinner.