Lessons from retirees who got it right

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Possibly the best lessons on what to do to ensure a happy retirement come from those who have got things right and are now enjoying the fruits of their good sense and wise planning. Patrick Sheehy, head of product management at Glacier by Sanlam, says a recent report revealed striking similarities in retirees’ recipes for a happy retirement. “The one big theme that came through was planning: planning financially (and saving for retirement as early as possible) and planning to ensure good medical treatment. But, interestingly, the retirees all recommend […]
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New research shows exercise could help prevent Alzheimer’s

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Scientists have found that intense exercise – short bouts of interval training over the course of 20 minutes – resulted in significant improvement in high interference memory which, for example, allows us to distinguish our car from another of the same make and model. A new study published in the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience suggests that combining intense exercise and brain training might, over time, amplify the benefits of both for the brain. Most of us are unaware of the complexity of our brain’s memory system. Memories come in many […]
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Tafta’s going to the birds

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Five colourful budgies have taken up residence in our brand new aviary at Tafta Lodge – much to the delight of the home’s nature lovers. The aviary, brainchild of Durban resident and wildlife enthusiast Chantel van den Berg, was sponsored by CMH Toyota, Umhlanga and was officially installed and opened on Thursday, 23 November. “Many people at the home are not able to care for pets in this setting,” explains van den Berg. “I realised that an aviary may be the perfect way for them to reconnect with nature.” CMH […]
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TAFTA Christmas Car Boot Sale

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Join on us on Saturday, 2 December at Oldfield TAFTA Park  (29 Perserverance Road, Bellair) for the Christmas Car Boot Sale. Live music Lots of food and cakes Bric and brac Homemade goodies Please book a site. Cost is R40 a car. Please note there are no tables available – you need to bring your own table. For more information please contact Mary Fouche on 031 465 9268.
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Trail Run a huge success

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Thank you so much to everyone who participated in our Trail Run  on Sunday November 19. More than 450 runners were treated to perfect weather conditions for tackling the  picturesque eco route through Virginnia nature reserve. “It was a fantastic morning, made all the more special by the fabulous turnout. The donations of toiletries for our elderly folk went above and beyond what we had hoped for. Each and every person who participated made an invaluable contribution to helping us raise awareness and meet the costs of caring for our […]
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Former Miss India SA runner up volunteers for Tafta Trail Run

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Former Miss India SA runner up, Aishwariya Bedessy, will be at the annual Tafta Trail Run. The 22 year old final year Environmental Management student, was so touched by Tafta’s mission, that she contacted us to offer support as a volunteer. “I’ve always had a soft spot for elders, whom I believe have paved the way for the younger generation,” said Aishwariya who described her time spent with elders as an emotional experience. “They crave conversation, and who best to afford them that than the younger generation.” Aishwariya has challenged […]
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Durban beauty, Trisha Poona, steps into action

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Beauty queen and fitness enthusiast, Trisha Poona, has challenged fellow Durbanites to step into action in support of Tafta’s annual Trail Run. The Mrs South Africa finalist urged runners and families to “get into shape” to tackle the undulating trail through Virginia Bush Nature Reserve on Sunday November1 9 in celebration of Tafta’s mission to inspire active ageing. Poona decided to support the event because of of her love and respect for the elderly and her passion for healthy living. “We hosted a Christmas lunch every year for the elders […]
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Popular radio personality signs up for Tafta’s trail run

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Popular Durban radio personality, Taresh Harreeparshad, will be at our Trail Run! The award-winning Lotus FM journalist says,  “the Tafta Trail Run is extremely close to my heart. After spending time with a 97 year old resident, Senmathie Pillay, last week, I was inspired to sit alongside our elders and listen to their wisdom and watch their eyes twinkle as they share their stories. “This would not be possible without Tafta and it is for this reason that I have committed my time to support this wonderful initiative,” he said, […]
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Julia Petersen

Join Julia Petersen at the Tafta Trail Run

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Durban model and former Miss South Africa finalist, Julia Petersen, has pledged to join our annual Trail Run, scheduled to take place on Sunday, November 19, at Virginia Bush Nature Reserve. The event, which resonates Tata’s mission to “Inspire Active Ageing”, offers you the chance to make a difference in the lives of needy senior citizens – because all proceeds go towards providing a 3 course meal to Tafta elders during the festive period. “We are delighted to have Julia Petersen support our event which not only celebrates the amazing […]
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Stroke Awareness Walk

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Join us for a Stroke Awareness Walk. Meet with other survivors, network and gather information from service providers within the health industry. Date: 25 October 2017 Time: 9am Venue: Durban Beachfront Amphitheatre RSVP: Pooventhree Pillay on 031 208 4175 or ot_tor@tafta.org.za by 25 October 2017 Entrance is free  
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