[SI_Report] The 50-Plus Generation_Seoul Institute_Kyoung-A Nam(2017)

Date 2018-06-15 Writer ssunha


The health of a society de pends on thehealth of the over-fifties

Knowing that this is the generation that drove the Miracle on the Hangang River, the SMG presents policies to inspire the boomers to design and build their own miracle for a second beginning

As they say, “when an old man dies, a library burns to the ground.” That is how much experience and wisdom one person attains throughout life. If we were to lose such experience and knowledge of the baby boomers who flourished through a dynamic phase of the modern era, it would simply be a sheer loss to our country. The 50-plus generation is our backbone, and we cannot afford to have a vulnerable back. When our 50-plus generation is strong, their parents and children will also be strong. This is precisely why 50+ policies concern much more than just the over-fifties. With 50+ programs, the 50-plus generation will be able to explore who they really are, prepare for old age, add new potentials, and rekindle economic vivacity in the city.


CHAPTER 1 Why the 50-plus?

CHAPTER 2 Assistance for the Over-fifties: Examples from Overseas

CHAPTER 3 Before the Seoul50Plus Foundation Came Along

CHAPTER 4 Into the Past 200 Days of the Seoul50Plus Foundation

CHAPTER 5 Challenges ahead for the Seoul50Plus Foundation

About Author, Kyoung-A Nam

After majoring in Education and Social Welfare, Kyoung-A Nam has been actively involved in Happy Senior projects designed to support people aged between 40 and 60. She has been working with the Hope Institute since 2006, committed to identifying and developing job models in non-profit organization. Over the last decade alone, she trained and counseled some 2,000 people aged 40–60 both at home and abroad while studying innovative examples from all around the world to make changes back home. She is now the head of the Seoul50Plus Western Campus, the first 50+ campus to be established by the Seoul50Plus Foundation. She is also the co-author of “Aging Class.”