Pretty Things for Little Things

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Checkers and Shoprite, in conjunction with Age in Action, sponsors the Pretty Things for Little Things campaign that urges customers, especially senior citizens, to put their creative talents to work to make clothes and toys for needy children. Articles can be made of any resources available and can be entered into four categories namely soft toys, blankets, clothing, and other articles made from materials such as wood, tin or wire. TAFTA qualified in the following categories provincially: Soft Toys: 1st Prize – Mrs Hazel Dene and 3rd Prize – Mrs […]
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The blessings kept on coming

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Another exciting day for our residents was 15 December. Doug Kirton of Masonic Services and his merry band of volunteers spent the day delivering Christmas Cheer Hampers of groceries to needy pensioners at John Conradie House, TAFTA Lodge, Ray Hulett House, John Dunn House and St Martin’s Village. You should have heard the ooh’s and aah’s of pleasure when they opened their hampers and saw the array of goodies inside. Our thanks go to everyone who gave so generously to fill those packs and the willing ‘delivery elves’ who gave […]
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A second charity shop opens

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You’re invited to visit our new charity shop at 191 Musgrave Road, in the same premises as St Clement’s restaurant. Our second-hand shop Granny’s Attic is still open in King’s Hall, Samora Machel (Aliwal) Street but we felt we could benefit more if we were to open another outlet. We’d be delighted to receive furniture, clothing, household, linen and décor items that you no longer need. We can arrange to collect your donation from you, or you are welcome to drop off your surplus items at 80 Samora Machel Street […]
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Arbor Day Tree Planting

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The Durban Botanical Gardens donated 10 Vepris Lanceolata (the tree of the year for 2014) for TAFTA homes as well as pots for the homes with no outdoor or very small garden spaces. The Arbor Day Programme was a joint effort with Durban Botanic Gardens, DUT Horticulture Students, Ethekweni Mobile Library Unit together with Ethekweni Communications Unit and Durban Botanic Gardens Trust. It was heartening to be able to contribute towards nature conservation and give TAFTA’s residents a special outing. We look forward to a positive relationship with the Botanical […]
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Message from the CEO

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Dear Friend of Tafta I hope the New Year’s started well for you and your families and that it will bring you all the happiness and successes you are hoping for. Apart from our everyday concerns of caring for our older people and those who find themselves in desperate circumstances who turn to us for help, my major focus this year must continue to be our building operations. But I’m at last beginning to feel that there is a pinprick of light at the end of the tunnel. I know […]
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Top story tellers announced

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The winners of our residents’ story telling competition were announced in November. We were surprised to receive so many entries, each one so very different from the next. The idea of a competition came to Margie Smith, our CEO, after she had been chatting with a couple about their wedding anniversary and their life together. She realised that we often don’t take the time to appreciate the wealth of experience of older people. It was decided there and then that we would give our residents and service centre members a […]
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Aromas of lavender and rose filled the air

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In October we asked you to give towards toiletry packs for the old ladies and gentlemen who were struggling to afford soap, shampoo, razor blades and shaving soap. Our seniors were bowled over by the lovely packs we were able to distribute. Thank you to everyone who contributed.
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You helped us to have a merry little Christmas

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The dining halls of TAFTA residences around Durban rang out with festive cheer the day the residents came together to celebrate Christmas. Once again we were blessed by our community of friends and given the most magnificent Christmas lunch with all its trimmings. Happy chatter, the snapping of crackers, carols and laughter filled the air. The food, prepared with professional skill and loving care by our own Cook ‘n Care facility was absolutely delicious, every bit as good as any restaurant meal. How the residents feasted and enjoyed themselves! Most […]
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Tafta Lodge flea market

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    Join us on 14 March 2015 for a flea market at the Anna Conradie Service Centre. There will be plenty for sale, including treats like cakes, tarts, biscuits, jams, samoosas as well as clothing, books, linen, art,  bric n brack and lots lots more. The doors open at 8h00 am sharp at 42 South Beach Avenue. Vendors may book a table for R50 or if you are a member, R20. There will be wors rolls or bacon and egg rolls and cool drinks available. Please contact us on […]
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The Towers are going up and the JCH residents will be moving back home soon!

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  Langeler Towers has reached the fifth story with 6 more to go – and the first of the newly renovated rooms on the upper floors of John Conradie House are almost ready for occupation and the residents will be moving in soon. We are fundraising tirelessly to make sure that they will be beautifully furnished. Floors 2-5 will be handed over to the builders for renovation as soon as the 62 residents move upstairs into the new area. Again this will involve removing the brick facade and outward facing […]
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