Older persons (65 years old and above) who are certified at Levels 3, 4, or 5 in the national scale of nursing needs and who are bedridden, are eligible for this service. If qualified, the NGO can arrange a local hair dresser or/and beauty parlor to visit the older person's home for hair cut/dressing for up to 5 times a year.
Older persons' nursing homes are usually closed for public access, but at two of the City's nursing homes, the cafeteria become open for public on certain days of the week. On these Open Days, the nursing home residents, as well as anyone can have tea and/or meals at a reasonable price.
Local volunteers deliver lunchboxes (prepared at the community's nursing home in the neighbourhood) to older persons living at home, for whom doing grocery shopping and cooking are mentally or physically taxing. Older persons living in the City can request this service, and a staff will visit the elderly to determine the individual person's needs and eligibility for the service.
In feeding advanced dementia patients, The Chinese University of Hong Kong proposes using the palliative care approach, such as hand feeding, instead of the common tube feeding in order to reduce the suffering of older persons with swallowing problems.
As part of the elderly employment promotion project by the Ministry of Health and Welfare, the restaurant is run by a group of older women, or "halmae" (granny), from the Busan Seo-gu Senior Club. They serve food (e.g. snack food, instant noodles, fried rice, etc) at a cost lower than other restaurants, and all the profits will be used to promote elderly employment.
When the Gwangyang City Government called for "local enterprise" projects by older persons, a group of 8 older persons launched a traditional food store. The enterprise sold handmade food products, including traditional seasoning such as sesame oil and bean paste, which were shipped nationwide.
The Seoul Gwanak-gu Office set up "Shinsa Elderly Hall Joint Community Project" to promote community cooperatives by older persons. They produce goods, such as organic vegetables, re-usable shopping bags, wrapping materials, etc. The product test is conducted first, and if successful, products will be sold at local supermarkets.