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S. Korea Launches Community Care Program for Vulnerable Groups

S. Korea Launches Community Care Program for Vulnerable Groups

SEOUL, Jan. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Health and Welfare announced on Thursday that it will launch so-called Community Care projects in local communities for seniors, persons with disabilities, persons with mental illness, and homeless people over the next two years, led by eight local authorities. The government’s new Community Care initiative refers [...]

S. Korea to Expand Caregiving to Seniors in Their Homes

S. Korea to Expand Caregiving to Seniors in Their Homes

SEOUL, Nov. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — The government on Tuesday announced a blueprint that centers on providing better treatment and caregiving to seniors in their homes amid a rapidly aging population. Under the “Community Care” policy spearheaded by the Ministry of Health and Welfare, the government will establish a working system by 2025 so that [...]

Ministry of Culture to Build Arts & Culture Schools for Seniors

Ministry of Culture to Build Arts & Culture Schools for Seniors

SEOUL, Jan. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – A new initiative from the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism will result in the construction of a number of arts and culture schools for seniors. The culture ministry announced the comprehensive plan for arts and culture education on Thursday, which will see new educational institutions for senior citizens built [...]

Car Accidents, Damage from Senior Drivers Increasing

Car Accidents, Damage from Senior Drivers Increasing

SEOUL, Nov. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of car accidents caused by senior drivers more than quadrupled over the past 10 years, insurance data showed Monday, leading to 304.8 billion won (US$277.21 million) in damage. The accident tally for private drivers from the Korea Insurance Development Institute showed there were some 29,000 accidents caused [...]