All posts tagged "elderly"

  • A nursing home near Chicago held a joint birthday party for eight elders over age 100. (Korea Times Chicago)
    Eight elders over age 100 gather for birthday celebration in Chicago

    By The Korea Times Chicago staff A nursing home near Chicago was perhaps host to the oldest birthday party around last Friday when it invited eight Korean elders 100 years and older for a joint celebration. Niles...

    • Posted November 23, 2015
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  • (Yonhap)
    [NY Times] Lonely end for S. Koreans who can’t afford to live, or die

      SEOUL, South Korea — In a culture in which funerals are often lavish three-day affairs with hundreds of guests, the recent funeral for Song In-sik was modest at best. It had only one...

    • Posted November 3, 2015
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    [CNN] ‘Forgotten’: South Korea’s elderly struggle to get by

    On a Saturday morning in South Korea’s capital, Seoul, a line forms near a city underpass. It’s filled with homeless elderly people, who wait for Pastor Choi Seong-Won to set up his weekly mobile soup kitchen....

    • Posted October 23, 2015
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  • elderly stats
    Elderly make up 13.1% of S. Korean population

    By Choi Kyong-ae One in eight South Koreans is aged 65 or older, indicating the nation is rapidly becoming an aged society, Statistics Korea said Thursday. The elderly made up a record 13.1 percent of the population...

    • Posted September 24, 2015
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  • (Yonhap)
    More elderly S. Koreans committing violent crimes

    Poverty, illness main reasons for growing elderly offenders By Chung Hyun-chae Violent crimes committed by elderly people have surged 40 percent in the last two years as the average age in society rises, according to Korean National...

    • Posted May 11, 2015
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  • (Yonhap)
    Elderly outnumber children in Seoul for the first time

    By Kim Rahn Senior citizens in Seoul have outnumbered children for the first time, the Seoul Metropolitan Government said Thursday. As of April 30, there were 1,234,181 people 65 or over in the capital, slightly surpassing the...

    • Posted May 7, 2015
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  • Koreans — many of them elderly — line up to receive 500 won, or about 50 cents, from Nam Seoul Church in southern Seoul. Each week, organizers say, 300 to 500 seniors show up at each church that offers the service, and the line starts hours in advance. (Photo credit: Elise Hu/NPR)
    [NPR] Half of S. Korea’s elderly live in poverty

    South Korea may be known for its high-tech advances, luxury skin care products and rapid economic rise, but these days, the generation largely responsible for all that growth isn’t faring so well. South Korea has the...

    • Posted April 10, 2015
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