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Seoul City’s Digital Guides Program Helps Elderly Use Digital Devices

Seoul City’s Digital Guides Program Helps Elderly Use Digital Devices

SEOUL, Dec. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government’s new digital guide program, which was designed to help seniors use digital devices, has received a positive response from the elderly population. Since July, the city selected 100 digital guides over 50 years of age, deploying teams of two in 50 locations including subway stations, [...]

Senior Citizens Make Up 17.5 pct of S. Korea’s Population in 2022

Senior Citizens Make Up 17.5 pct of S. Korea’s Population in 2022

SEOUL, Sept. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — People aged 65 and older took up 17.5 percent of South Korea’s population this year amid rapid aging, data showed Thursday, underscoring concerns that the demographic change could weigh on the country’s economy. The number of older adults stood at 9.02 million out of the country’s 51.6 million population [...]

Senior Abuse on the Rise Due to Pandemic and Changing Household Structure

Senior Abuse on the Rise Due to Pandemic and Changing Household Structure

SEOUL, June 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Senior abuse increased last year due to the pandemic along with changes in family composition. The Ministry of Health and Welfare reported a 14.2-percent increase in the number of cases involving abuse against seniors, with a total of 19,391 reported last year. Among all reported cases, 6,774 cases were [...]

S. Korea to Introduce Conditional Driver’s License for Seniors from 2025

S. Korea to Introduce Conditional Driver’s License for Seniors from 2025

SEOUL, Nov. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — The government plans to introduce a conditional driver’s license for seniors starting from 2025. To this end, the National Police Agency plans to launch a research and development project for a virtual reality (VR)-based driving suitability evaluation method over the next three years, according to sources. The government set [...]

Tech Brings Quality of Care Service Upgrade to Elderly Living in Public Rental Houses

Tech Brings Quality of Care Service Upgrade to Elderly Living in Public Rental Houses

SEJONG, Nov. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Plans are underway to introduce a new residential service that uses artificial intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) technology to ensure the health and safety of the elderly living in public rental houses. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport and the Korea Land & Housing Corp. jointly [...]