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Dear KAGRM Members,

KAGRM was founded in March 2010 with the aim of ‘to do our best to develop and distribute appropriate research, education, and treatment technologies for elderly diseases and disabilities in Korea.’ In commemoration of the 10th anniversary of KAGRM, we announced the mission of “Creating a happy world through healthy aging in the age of 100”, 4 visions for treatment, research, education, and policy, and 4 core values.

Korea, which became an aged society in 2017, is expected to enter a super-aged society in 2026, in which the proportion of the population aged 65 and over in the total population will exceed 20%. Geriatric rehabilitation medicine is now an essential medical field in major hospitals, and over the past decade, we have established the fundamentals of academic and institutional studies through various academic activities, publication of revised textbooks, and implementation of the accreditation system. We are deeply grateful for the effort of the members who have contributed to the establishment and activities of KAGRM.

KAGRM will make steady efforts to provide customized rehabilitation treatment for the elderly, lead rehabilitation research for the elderly, foster experts for geriatric rehabilitation medicine, and develop medical policies for the elderly, which are the four core values, and create a happy world through healthy aging, our mission.

We hopefully look forward to your cooperation in the future-oriented progress of KAGRM.

April, 2022
Si-Bog Park,
Chairperson of Korean Academy of Geriatric Rehabilitation Medicine