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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 [...]

Risk of Heart Disease Can be Measured by Looking at Patient Get Up from Chair and Walk

Risk of Heart Disease Can be Measured by Looking at Patient Get Up from Chair and Walk

SEOUL, Oct. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study has revealed that one can measure the risk of cardiovascular disease just by looking at how patients get up from a chair and walk. Researchers at Samsung Medical Center and Seoul National University Hospital International Healthcare Center (IFC) analyzed the test results of 1.08 million senior [...]

Disorder at Incheon International Airport as 3,000 Elderly Visit Every Day

Disorder at Incheon International Airport as 3,000 Elderly Visit Every Day

SEOUL, Aug. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — As the heat wave continues, Incheon International Airport is becoming a “hot place” for the elderly. However, these elderly guests are no longer welcome at the airport. While the summer heat reaches its peak with outdoor temperatures soaring over 35 degrees Celsius, the indoor temperature at the airport is [...]