Yesterday, I spent all day touring long-term recuperative care facilities. I happened to meet a senior citizen with the same name as mine. Pictures painted by him were displayed on the bulletin board of the facility.
I think that we have a long way to go in the provision of public facilities for those who require long-term care. The country remains backward in providing for the needs of these individuals.
Visiting such facilities, I thought about ways in which the city of Seoul can help people spend their final years in a gracious and dignified way.