Senior Café (기타 (시니어 까페))

Countries: 
Republic of Korea
Implemented by: 
Korea Labor Force Development Institute for the Aged, Ministry of Health & Welfare, Gangnam-gu Office in Seoul
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)
III-4 (Images of ageing)
Description: 

The senior franchise café "Thinkgrove" was started in 2011 and is run by the Ministry of Health & Welfare, the Korea Labor Force Development Institute for the Aged, and the Gangnam-gu Office in Seoul. Unlike other elderly employment projects, the goal is to generate enough profits so the café will be independent from government funding. It is the first public enterprise for older persons jointly funded by the Ministry of Health, the Gangnam District Office and private companies to promote elderly employment through expansion of its branches.