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Social Networking Among S. Korean Seniors Worst Among OECD States

Social Networking Among S. Korean Seniors Worst Among OECD States

SEOUL, Oct. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Social networks among senior citizens in South Korea turned out to be worst among leading advanced nations. Social networks are normally built on social activities such as leisure or attending religious institutions. Experts argue that male seniors with low income, low education, and who are living alone are most [...]

Seoul to Expand IoT Care Service for Seniors Living Alone

Seoul to Expand IoT Care Service for Seniors Living Alone

SEOUL, Sept. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The government of Seoul said Wednesday it will more than double the number of elderly people benefiting from its online care service based on Internet of Things (IoT) technology. The metropolitan government last year launched the IoT service for 2,800 households to better care for senior citizens living alone [...]

Socially Inactive Seniors Four Times More Likely to Suffer from Depression

Socially Inactive Seniors Four Times More Likely to Suffer from Depression

SEOUL, Sept. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study has revealed that solitary seniors not engaging in any social activity are four times more likely to suffer from depression than those who do. A joint research team from Asan Medical Center and the Pyeongchang Public Health Center conducted a study of 408 senior citizens who [...]

Gov’t Spends More on Jobs for Seniors, Less on Those in Their 40′s

Gov’t Spends More on Jobs for Seniors, Less on Those in Their 40′s

SEOUL, Sept. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Government funding set aside for workers in their 40s, composing the main tier of employment in South Korea, turned out to be much smaller than the budget allocated to jobs for seniors, drawing criticism that the government continues to focus on quantity, rather than quality, of employment. The 2020 [...]

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 [...]

Controversy over Voluntary Return of Driver’s License Among Seniors Reignites Following Jeonju Accident

Controversy over Voluntary Return of Driver’s License Among Seniors Reignites Following Jeonju Accident

SEOUL, Aug. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Last Tuesday, an 80-year old driver ran his car into a temporary swimming pool at an apartment complex in Jeonju, North Jeolla Province, reigniting controversy over government programs that encourage the elderly to voluntarily renounce and return their driver’s licenses. The accident injured five people including children and caretakers. [...]

Seniors with Healthy Lifestyle Have Stronger Immunity Than Younger People with Bad Lifestyle

Seniors with Healthy Lifestyle Have Stronger Immunity Than Younger People with Bad Lifestyle

SEOUL, Jul. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — Seniors with a healthy lifestyle tend to have stronger immunity than younger people engaging in less healthy practices. The Dongnam Institute of Radiological and Medical Sciences in Busan revealed the results of a test measuring the immunity level of six cancer patients and 36 ordinary participants for a month. [...]