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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 [...]

Older People Living Alone Can Reduce Depression Through Social Participation: Study

Older People Living Alone Can Reduce Depression Through Social Participation: Study

WANJU, Oct. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study revealed that older people living alone can reduce depression and suicidal thoughts through social participation. A mental health welfare center in the southwestern county of Wanju, North Jeolla Province carried out a study of 1,065 older people between the ages of 60 and 90 who live [...]

Middle-aged Koreans Have Strong Interest in Leisure Activities, but Actual Participation Rate is Low

Middle-aged Koreans Have Strong Interest in Leisure Activities, but Actual Participation Rate is Low

SEOUL, Oct. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent survey has revealed that South Korean middle-aged adults in their 50s and 60s have a strong desire for social interaction, including leisure activities, but their actual participation rate is low. The Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs conducted a nationwide survey of 4,000 middle-aged adults between [...]