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Rearing Grandchildren Enhances Cognitive Functions and Satisfaction Among Elderly: Study

Rearing Grandchildren Enhances Cognitive Functions and Satisfaction Among Elderly: Study

SEOUL, Oct. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — The cognitive function and quality of life among seniors who partake in rearing their grandchildren are higher than those who do not, a report showed Sunday. The Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs analyzed the Korean Longitudinal Study of Aging conducted every two years from 2008 to 2020 [...]

Majority of New Recruits in Manufacturing Sector are Over 60s: Data

Majority of New Recruits in Manufacturing Sector are Over 60s: Data

SEOUL, Oct. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — While employment in the manufacturing industry is recovering, there were more recruits from the older generation than the younger generation, data showed Monday. There were 4.53 million people employed in the manufacturing sector in August, up 240,000 from last year, according to Statistics Korea. Sorted by age, the number [...]

Wage Workers Over Age 65 Make Less than 1 mln Won per Month: Data

Wage Workers Over Age 65 Make Less than 1 mln Won per Month: Data

SEOUL, Sept. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Around 45 percent of household heads over 65 years of age engaged in wage worker earn less than 1 million won (US$717) each month, data showed Wednesday. Statistics Korea reported that 44.6 percent of wage workers over 65 years of age make less than 1 million won in labor [...]

Senior Customers Struggle with Restaurants Requiring Use of Social Media Apps

Senior Customers Struggle with Restaurants Requiring Use of Social Media Apps

SEOUL, Sept. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Seniors are struggling with the increasing number of restaurants taking orders exclusively through apps or social media platforms, catering to the high demand from the younger generation in certain areas. A 54-year-old individual surnamed Baek had to leave a famous macaron store in Seoul’s Gangnam District empty-handed because the [...]

Seoul City Develops VR Program that Allows Seniors to Revisit Happiest Moments

Seoul City Develops VR Program that Allows Seniors to Revisit Happiest Moments

SEOUL, July 8 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government said Thursday that it will introduce a new virtual reality (VR) program that allows seniors to revisit their happiest moments. The city held a demonstration of the program at a local welfare center, where seniors could revisit their lost hometowns, places they’ve visited with their [...]