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Busan to Pass S. Korea’s First City Ordinance on Tackling Loneliness

Busan to Pass S. Korea’s First City Ordinance on Tackling Loneliness

SEOUL, May 3 (Korea Bizwire) — The city of Busan is expected to pass South Korea’s first city ordinance to address loneliness, which is becoming a serious social problem. The Busan Metropolitan Council announced on Thursday that it will bring the legislation to the permanent committee for review today. The ordinance defines loneliness as solitary [...]

Jeungpyeong County Expanding ‘Green Greeting’ Service to Prevent Lonely Death

Jeungpyeong County Expanding ‘Green Greeting’ Service to Prevent Lonely Death

JEUNGPYEONG, Apr. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — The county government of Jeungpyeong, North Chungcheong Province, announced on Tuesday that it will expand and implement a “Green Greeting” project that delivers green vegetable juice to prevent the solitude of underprivileged people such as single-parent families with young children and elderly people living alone. The project will be [...]

Busan Launches Depression Prevention and Treatment Program

Busan Launches Depression Prevention and Treatment Program

BUSAN, Jul. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Municipal authorities in Busan have come up with a measure to help prevent so-called ‘lonely deaths’ in single-person households. Officials at Busan Metropolitan City Hall announced yesterday that they were establishing a pilot project that would check members of single-person households for depression in addition to providing treatment and [...]

Busan Announces Service to Prevent ‘Lonely Deaths’

Busan Announces Service to Prevent ‘Lonely Deaths’

SEOUL, Jun. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — The local city government of Busan announced today that it was initiating a so-called “Knock Knock Service”, which will analyze cell phone records to check in on local city residents. The service follows recent government efforts to prevent solitary deaths, which have been on the rise. The number of [...]

Seoul to Employ ‘Career Neighbors’ to Fight Lonely Death

Seoul to Employ ‘Career Neighbors’ to Fight Lonely Death

SEOUL, March 21 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government will launch a joint monitoring system to encourage local communities to help lonely people living alone. City officials announced a number of comprehensive protective measures against so called ‘lonely death’ on Tuesday, including plans to bring communities closer and introduce personalized support for public services and [...]

South Korea Urged to Consider Japan’s ‘Lonely Death’ Insurance

South Korea Urged to Consider Japan’s ‘Lonely Death’ Insurance

SEOUL, Dec. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Amid a surge in the number of people dying alone in South Korea, a new report has called for the country to follow in the footsteps of Japan and adopt insurance programs for so called lonely deaths. According to the report released on Sunday by researcher Kim Se-joong at the [...]