* Date : 2021-03-12
How do seniors living alone spend a day? From loneliness and isolation to adapting to today’s fast-changing world, the world is changing rapidly, but their challenges remain unchanged. According to data compiled in 2020, 15.7% of Korea’s population is 65 and over, and the proportion is projected to increase to 20.3% by 2026. As we are on the verge of entering a super-aged society, more thorough need to be made to bridge the gap between the old and the young, as well as the digital divided faced by older generations. Let more about those efforts and their impact.
The Seoul Museum of Korean Folk Music is the first museum specialized in traditional folk songs in South Korea that serves to collect and preserve our folk songs. Museum director Choi Sang-il has collected various indigenous songs during a trip to some 900 villages in the nation’s rural parts. We visit the museum featuring the sounds that are constantly fading and the director’s effort and stories to preserve our valuable cultural assets.
#Seoul Museum of Korean Folk Music #Museum Director Choi Sang-il #Korean Folk Songs #Folk Music Museum
One year has already passed since COVID-19 took our ordinary lives away. As the pandemic continues to hammer our lives, more people are facing economic hardships, and there are now even cases of ‘COVID-19 Jean Valjean.’ To lift economic burdens off its locals, Yeongdeunpo District opened a ‘zero-won’ market, which offers daily necessities and food, such as instant noodles, microwavable rice, shampoo, detergent, and others for free of charge. We visit one of the markets in the district to find out more about the service the facility offers.
#COVID-19 #Yeongdeungpo District #COVID-19 Jean Valjean #Daily Supplies #Free-sharing #Zero-won Market