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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 [...]

37 pct of Private Taxi Drivers are Over 65 Years Old; Oldest is 93

37 pct of Private Taxi Drivers are Over 65 Years Old; Oldest is 93

SEOUL, Jul. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Of the nation’s private taxi drivers, those aged 65 or older accounted for 36.8 percent of the total. According to a report submitted to the National Assembly by the Korea Transportation Safety Authority, a total of 162,199 private taxi drivers were registered in the transportation workers management system as [...]

4 in 10 Middle-aged Adults Support Both Their Children and Parents

4 in 10 Middle-aged Adults Support Both Their Children and Parents

SEOUL, May 28 (Korea Bizwire) – About 4 out of 10 middle-aged South Koreans are burdened with “double care”, where they have to support their single children in adulthood along with their elderly parents. According to a report released by the Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs, 39.5 percent of the 1,000 middle-aged people [...]

National Pension Beneficiaries See Big Drop in Purchasing Power After Retirement

National Pension Beneficiaries See Big Drop in Purchasing Power After Retirement

SEOUL, Apr. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — The Hana Institute of Finance, a research unit of Hana Financial Group Inc., has suggested in its “Report on the Retirement Life of South Korean National Pensioners” published on Monday that nearly half of the recipients of the national pension plan see a 50 percent drop in their purchasing [...]

Nearly Half of all S. Korean with Disabilities Over 65: Report

Nearly Half of all S. Korean with Disabilities Over 65: Report

SEOUL, Apr. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Nearly half of all South Koreans who are registered as having disabilities are over 65, with numbers steadily rising in recent years, a government report showed Wednesday. The annual disabilities report compiled by the Ministry of Health and Welfare showed that as of last year, 2.59 million people, or [...]

Noisy Library and Stroller Music Concert to Embrace the Cultural Underprivileged

Noisy Library and Stroller Music Concert to Embrace the Cultural Underprivileged

SEOUL, Apr. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul and its autonomous districts are racing to present customized programs for the underprivileged, such as the disabled and the elderly. What is unique about two of the new programs is that they broke the existing norms of ‘being quiet in the library’ and ‘bringing babies to classical concerts’. [...]