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  • Seoul Opens Welfare Town

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    The Seoul Metropolitan Government recently opened Seoul Welfare Town, a 11,027㎡ building comprising ten ground level floors and two basement floors. Various institutes will move into the building including the Seoul Welfare Foundation, the center for Seoul’s welfare policies, and the Seoul 50 Plus Foundation, an organization that supports the post-retirement life of citizens aged 50 and above. Seoul Welfare Town is expected to create synergistic effects as a comprehensive welfare complex through communication and cooperation with welfare institutes in Seoul. An opening ceremony, including tape-cutting and sign-board hanging events, was held on February 10 (Fri) at 2pm with Mayor Park Won-soon in attendance.

    Floors 1-4 of the Seoul Welfare Town building contain classrooms, lecture halls, multipurpose rooms, and club rooms for the Seoul 50 Plus Foundation and the 50+ Central Campus, all of which will be used as learning and recreation spaces for baby boomers who are preparing for their post-retirement life. Floors 8-10 will be used as meeting rooms and office spaces for the Seoul Welfare Foundation.

    The Seoul Financial Welfare Counseling Center and the Seoul Social Welfare Public Interest Law Center will provide finance and welfare-related legal consultation to people with financial difficulties or assistance to those who are unfamiliar with the law. The Seoul Financial Welfare Counseling Center will provide citizens with financial guidance by acting as a finance consultation and relief organization (debt settlement in the fields of bankruptcy and recovery). The Seoul Social Welfare Public Interest Law Center will provide legal consultation and assistance with lawsuits to low-income and vulnerable social groups as well as develop and implement specialized welfare law services aimed at the prevention of debt inheritance and other matters.