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Lonely S. Korean Seniors Rank Last in OECD in Social Solidarity

Lonely S. Korean Seniors Rank Last in OECD in Social Solidarity

SEOUL, Jan. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — In the face of a growing aged population, the index for the quality of life for the elderly in South Korea is below average compared to other member countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). In particular, South Korean ranked the lowest in social solidarity among [...]

Korean Seniors Work the Longest, but Live in Poverty

Korean Seniors Work the Longest, but Live in Poverty

SEOUL, Dec. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — The elderly in South Korea participate in long-term economic activities to support themselves, but the poverty rate is very high. According to a recent report from the National Assembly Research Service (NARS), Koreans’ life expectancy stood at 82.4 years as of 2016, ranking 10th among 36 Organization for Economic [...]

It is Never Too Late: Exercise Brings Health Benefits to Seniors

It is Never Too Late: Exercise Brings Health Benefits to Seniors

SEOUL, Nov. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study has revealed that seniors can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by exercising, even if they haven’t done it in a long time. Researchers from Seoul National University Hospital observed the level of physical activity, cardiovascular and cerebral health among 1.2 million seniors over 60 years [...]

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 [...]