Join us for the Elder Abuse Awareness Walk

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Join TAFTA in taking a stand against the abuse of elder citizens by taking part in the Elder Abuse Awareness Walk. Date: 13 June 2017 Time: 9.30 for 10.00 Starting point: City Hall, Durban Dress code: Dress casual in purple For more information contact Ateesha on 031 332 3721 or email ateesha@tafta.org.za
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Become a Care Practitioner with TAFTA

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CARE PRACTITIONERS COURSE  2017 (Second intake) All courses are taught in English; therefore students need to be proficient in the language. Course will be conducted at John Conradie House, 15 Prince Street, Durban. REQUIREMENTS: Certified copy of ID and School Certificate (min Grade 10) & CV DURATION: 3 Months consisting of: • 12 Modules Theory • 5 Weeks Practical Training • 12 Assignments • Two written exams Only students who pass the tests and whose fees are fully paid will receive a certificate. FEE: R3000 for the 3 months course. […]
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Calling all seniors

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Enter the 5th Rotary Gran & Gramps Walk along the Durban beachfront on Wednesday 21 June 2017 at 08h30. Enjoy a 5km stroll from Durban View Park (corner Marine Drive/Durban View Road) to Breakers and back. Entrance fee is R60 per person, which includes a health breakfast, coffee and lots of lucky dip prizes. Proceeds go towards Tafta’s Guardian project and other Rotary charities. Please consider bringing along some toiletries for the needy. Pre-registration essential. Please click here to download the entry form, which should be filled in and emailed […]
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Alexander Forbes brings smiles to John Dunn House.

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On behalf of the residents at John Dunn House, we would like to say a huge thank you to the team from Alexander Forbes for the most wonderful morning ever. Thank you to the team for sharing your time with us in such a special way. The atmosphere was absolutely beautiful and something that the residents will remember for a long time to come. Many thanks for the gifts that were so nicely put together, as well as for the snacks that everyone enjoyed.
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Tafta welcomes new CEO, Femada Shamam

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Compassion and commitment to providing uncompromised care for the elderly is core to the work ethos that has propelled visionary, Femada Shamam to the helm of Tafta. The newly-appointed CEO is committed to providing the best quality of life for Durban’s Elders and driving the continued growth and success of the organisation. Femada (pictured right above) takes over the reins this month following the semi-retirement of longstanding CEO, Margie Smith (left). Also pictured is Vice Chairman of the Tafta Council, Wicus Jacobs. Through her passion improving the lives of Elders, […]
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Beginning of a new era for Tafta and Margie Smith

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After more than three decades, Margie Smith, who has successfully led Tafta through the years with passion, dedication and commitment, hung up her coat as CEO and now assumes a new role during semi-retirement, as head of the special projects division, TAFTA Business. “What a great gift it has been, to serve an organisation that is deeply committed to social justice and takes such bold positions to solve the housing challenges of the senior citizens in the eThekwini region,” she said.  “I consider myself blessed to have worked alongside such […]
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John Dunn House residents can now dream of being beside the ocean

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Thanks to a beautiful new mural, painted on the wall of the John Dunn House Wellness Centre by Dezzo Roofing, residents of the home may be forgiven for feeling they are sitting on a tropical beach instead of an old age home! The mural was officially unveiled by building supervisor Ingrid Singh at an Easter Tea for residents on 4 April 2017. She introduced representatives from Dezzo Roofing and The Robin Hood Foundation, which donated a bookshelf and second hand books, magazines and journals for the centre. After the brief […]
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9 ways to reduce your chances of Alzheimer’s Disease

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Alzheimer’s disease, the irreversible, progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills among the over 60s, creates heartache for those affected and their families. Whilst many people assume forgetfulness is the inevitable result of growing older, it is not necessarily indicative of Alzheimer’s Disease. It’s quite normal to forget where you put your keys – but if you can’t remember what the keys are for, you might be facing the onset of Alzheimer’s. Whilst the disease is irreversible, research indicates that some lifestyle choices can delay the onset […]
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