Senior Barista (시니어 바리스타)

Republic of Korea
Implemented by: 
Community co-operatives, Korea Labor Force Development Institute for the Aged
Type of Implementer(s): 
Relevant MIPAA Issues: 
I-1 (Active participation in society and development)
I-2 (Work and the ageing labour force)
I-4 (Access to knowledge, education and training)
I-6 (Eradication of poverty)

From 2010 to 2013, Korea Labor Force Development Institute for the Aged recruited interested older persons to receive barista training for 2 months and then work at the Silver Day Café located at the base floor of Dukyang Senior Welfare Center. Gwangsan Senior Welfare Center Community also opened a book café and silver café through a community cooperative composed of older adults using the center. The senior café run entirely by older persons has emerged as a new form of social business, and more such cafés are opened and managed by older persons' community co-operative at the local senior welfare center.