Mandela Day Magic

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A huge thank you to all who spent their 67 minutes for Mandela Day at TAFTA on Monday 18 July. We had so many cheerful volunteers pitch up on the day to help out with serving teas and lunches, teaching crafts and treating our oldies to manicures and pedicures. Others got stuck into cleaning, repairing, painting and gardening at Tafta residences and lifestyle centres throughout Durban. Grateful thanks also to those who chose one or more items from our ’67 items for Mandela Day’ wish list … and helped us […]
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Golf Day a big success

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Thursday 19 May saw 18 4-ball teams take to the fairways and greens at Beachwood Golf Course for a fantastic day of golf, good humour and prizes galore! In the process, R 42 586 in cash and R 49 140 in kind was raised towards our Meals on Wheels service. Thanks to everyone who participated or sponsored holes, greens and prizes. 1st Prize went to the Grindrod Team 2nd prize went to the Snooze U Win Team 3rd prize went to the Bay Union Team
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You make this possible – thank you!

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To find out how much your support means, we asked someone who’s been touched by your kindness. I am so happy to be here at Kings Hall. I never thought that I would have so many friends. I am very blessed to have thoughtful neighbours who were so welcoming when I moved in, and came to my door with tea and biscuits. My neighbours Joy and Eddie are the brightest light in the building! Whenever I have any problems with my flat, I can always approach Sarrah and Mrs Khan […]
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Reality of retirement

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Although most of us hope to lead long lives, the paradox is that we don’t want to get old! But, barring an unforeseen accident or illness, growing older is unavoidable. There is, however, a huge difference between being active, healthy and financially well off in our golden years, as opposed to being frail, ill or immobile, and having to manage on a small pension. Shocking new statistics reveal that only 6% of South Africans can afford to retire independently. 16% are totally reliant on the government old age grant, which […]
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Face to face with Femada

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Femada Shamam has been with Tafta for 16 years. A qualified social worker, she now heads up the Operations Division, which is responsible for service delivery. We caught up with her during her busy day to find out what motivates and inspires her. Q: What does your job entail? A: A big part of what I do is to ensure that our work is relevant to the needs of older people. I spend time planning and researching models for service delivery. I also have to ensure that the people in […]
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Meals on Wheels now in it’s 54th year – thanks to you!

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Incredible to think that Tafta’s Meals on Wheels Service has been delivering nutritious ready-to-eat meals to frail and needy Durban seniors for over 50 years! And not one day goes by when we don’t say a silent prayer of thanks for the wonderful donors and volunteers who keep it going. Even though it costs us just R22.90 to deliver a 3-course meal to a pensioner’s door, multiply that by the 1 500 meals we deliver each month and you’ll see why your help is crucial! While some elderly people can […]
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Message from Margie

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Active Ageing is a relatively new term – but the concept has been around for a long time. When it comes to quality of life, we all know how important it is to be fit and healthy, to spend time with family and friends and to remain interested in life and eager to learn new things. Research has proved that these activities become even more important as we grow older. Physical activity and a healthy diet can prevent or delay the onset of age related illnesses. Keeping mentally active by […]
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Active Ageing: here’s how it’s done

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Keeping active physically as we age is one thing . . . but keeping mentally active is just as important. The perception that elderly people just want to sit and drink tea, play bingo or reminisce about the ‘good old days’ is simply not true. Many Tafta residents enjoy learning new skills, studying, and engaging in activities that offer intellectual challenges. Tafta Park resident, 82 year old Jim McDougal is a formidable bridge and chess player. He learned to play bridge in 1965 in Scotland before immigrating to South Africa […]
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Join in the fun!

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Anna Conradie Lifestyle Centre will be hosting a Flea Market Date: 9 July 2016 Time: 8h00 amVenue: 42 South Beach Avenue Contact: 031 337 0163 to book a table There will be lots to eat and see – something for the whole family!
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