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Longer Pedestrian Lights at Crosswalks Reduce Elderly Pedestrian Accidents

Longer Pedestrian Lights at Crosswalks Reduce Elderly Pedestrian Accidents

SUWON, July 9 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean police have lengthened the green pedestrian signal time at crosswalks, resulting in a slight decline in the number of elderly pedestrian accidents. The Gyeonggi Nambu Provincial Police Agency extended the green signal time at 865 crosswalks located within Gyeonggi Province for about two months starting from February [...]

Lonely S. Korean Seniors Rank Last in OECD in Social Solidarity

Lonely S. Korean Seniors Rank Last in OECD in Social Solidarity

SEOUL, Jan. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — In the face of a growing aged population, the index for the quality of life for the elderly in South Korea is below average compared to other member countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). In particular, South Korean ranked the lowest in social solidarity among [...]

In Aging S. Korea, Food is the Most Promising Silver Industry

In Aging S. Korea, Food is the Most Promising Silver Industry

SEOUL, Jan. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — As South Korea enters an aged society, the so-called ‘silver’ industry – denoting products and services targeted to seniors – is expected to grow rapidly. Among them, the food industry is expected to be the most promising. In a report released Sunday, the Korea Institute for Industrial Economics and [...]