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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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

Growing Depression Among S. Koreans in Their 50s and 60s as Society Ages

Growing Depression Among S. Koreans in Their 50s and 60s as Society Ages

SEOUL, Mar. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — South Koreans’ perception of “well-being” improved slightly last year, but things were different for those in their 50s and 60s. Those excluded from the labor market and the community were more depressed than other age groups, and their satisfaction with life itself and income levels was also lower. As [...]

Seniors in Bottom 20 pct Income Group to Get More Basic Pension from April

Seniors in Bottom 20 pct Income Group to Get More Basic Pension from April

SEOUL, Mar. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Senior citizens whose monthly earnings are in the lowest 20 percent range will be eligible for increased basic pension starting next month, the government said Tuesday. The Ministry of Health and Welfare said about 1.5 million people aged 65 or older will be eligible to receive 300,000 won (US$265) [...]

S. Korea Develops Touch Care Technology to Assist Daily Lives of Seniors

S. Korea Develops Touch Care Technology to Assist Daily Lives of Seniors

DAEJEON, Feb. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — The Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) has developed Touch Care technology that uses human body communications technology to detect the movement of a person when he or she makes contact with a certain object. Touch Care comes in the form of wristbands or touch tags that can easily [...]

Tech Savvy Silver Generation, a Smart Health Products as a New Year’s Gift

Tech Savvy Silver Generation, a Smart Health Products as a New Year’s Gift

SEOUL, Jan. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — As an increasing number of people in their 60s and 70s are becoming familiar with mobile and smart devices, a growing number are turning to digital health products for Lunar New Year’s gifts. Auction, an open market, reported on Sunday that sales of a product that can be connected [...]

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 [...]