Namyangju Senior Club launched "Nanuri", an elderly baking business. A group of 8 older persons bake and sell cookies and other food items with support from the Gyeonggi-do provincial government.
Small-size restaurants and the traditional rice cake stores were founded and managed by older persons from a local Senior Club. The profit may be marginal, but older persons take great pleasure in being able to work and participate in social activities. Minimum wage is provided through the funding from the Ministry of Health and Welfare.
The Korea Labor Force Development Institute encourages local senior clubs/welfare centers to offer education and training for older persons to work as guardians at apartments, public organizations, and commercial districts. After the training, older persons are matched with work at the buildings and usually work on 12-hour or 8-hour shifts.
The Moonkyung Senior Club and Sarangmaeul (a local disability organization) has a Memorandum of Understanding to cooperate. Older persons at the Senior Club are hired by Sarangmaeul to provide support (e.g. serving meals and snacks, clearing the facility, assisting in education) for persons with disabilities on a daily basis.
Since 2008, Daegu Suseong Senior Club (DSSC)* runs projects to promote elderly entreneurship and employment of older persons, with support from the Ministry of Health and Welfare. DSSC's "Du Du" project lets older persons grow and harvest their own beans and process them into products such as tofu, and sell them online. *(All senior clubs in the Republic of Korea were created by Article 23 of the Elderly Welfare Law and are supported by the Ministry of Health and Welfare.)