This study was purposed to identify the problems on the welfare facilities for the leisure time of the elderly in Korea through considering the current situation and to apply the implications obtained from the analysis on the advanced welfare facilities for the leisure time of the elderly for the operation of welfare facilities for the elderly in Korea. More specifically, 4 problems were suggested after looking into the welfare facilities for the leisure time of the elderly in the first place, and the welfare facilities for leisure time in USA, UK, Germany and Japan in sequence were studied and analyzed. The implications obtained from such study and analysis were adopted to Korea and the improving methods for the problems of the welfare facilities for the elderly were suggested. The following 4 methods for the activation were proposed in the conclusion.
Firstly, the financial support shall be acquired greatly for the distribution of the diversified welfare facilities for the elderly. The qualitative. quantitative acquirement for the leisure facilities is necessary for the activation of the leisure for the elderly, but the budget scale for the welfare of the elderly is only 0.1% of the national budget. For this matter, the understanding on the importance of the leisure of the elderly, accordingly supporting and acquiring the budget are very essential.
Secondly, the systematic support for the education facilities for the elderly shall be made such as the education course for the specialization. The integrated education course, development of the textbook and education material for the elderly school are required. The ‘Lecture bank system’ for the supply of the lecturer required for the elderly school and payment for the lecturer by the local government will be a desirable supporting system.
Thirdly, the welfare facilities for the elderly shall be distributed to provide the equal opportunities for the leisure activities of the neglected class. For this purpose, the effort shall be made for balancing the leisure methods, opportunities and supporting. The leisure time is not standardized yet for the elderly who is not healthy, without economic ability and disabled. The opportunity standardization shall be made by the forced distribution of the leisure facilities to overcome such problems.
Fourthly, the paradigm shall be converted from the family oriented leisure activities to the leisure life like the social devotion activities linked with the local communities.