J Korean Geriatr Psychiatry.  2001 Dec;5(2):105-112.

Neo-Elderly:The Way to Get Older Well

  • 1Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, Korea Uni-versity, Seoul, Korea. ambrosek_kr@yahoo.co.kr


In this review article, the author tried to discuss how to become old in way of being respectable and dignified aged man in 'Neo-Elderly Model' in 21st century. Accordingly family principle of traditional Korean society, a senior of goodness, and filial duty thought as being Korean faith were explained. As one sees dishonor of leadership, a true picture of elderly and respectable aged person is needed. For problem areas, future plan for elderly welfare, support, and mandatory retirement age in Korea is suggested. As mean age of population is extended and elderly with specialty is growing, activity and life style of elderly need to be changed. Finally, for 'Neo-Elderly Model', harmony between old and young can be considered, and author suggested 10 life style for Neo-elderly.


Neo-Elderly; Old; 21st century
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