Join our ‘Circle’ of supporters and enjoy a Movie Premiere with Tafta

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In partnership with The Independent on Saturday and popular entertainment company, the Avalon Group, Tafta is kicking off a year-long campaign to commemorate the organisation’s 60th anniversary with a red carpet movie screening of The Circle. Starring Hollywood favourites, Emma Watson and Tom Hanks, the film is a futuristic thriller, filled with intriguing questions about the balance of our social and professional lives and how they intermingle – and whether, with increased surveillance and the knowledge that we’re being watched, our behaviour would gradually improve. Guests at the event, on Friday […]
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Tafta residents join Saturday’s Fun Walk

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Joining the Tafta Fun Walk along the Durban beachfront for the second year this Saturday is Tafta resident, Vee Mahesh along with her children and grandchildren. “We are looking forward to doing this together with my family and I encourage other families to come out in support of Tafta and join us,” says Mahesh who enjoys an active lifestyle with her colleagues at the Langeler Towers residence. Her granddaughter Schannel said she was excited to join in the fun walk adding that it was a great way of uniting their […]
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Make your 67 Mandela minutes count with Tafta

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“A society that does not value its older people denies its roots and endangers its future. Let us strive to enhance their capacity to support themselves for as long as possible and, when they cannot do so anymore, to care for them.” ~ Nelson Mandela in a message announcing 1999 as the United Nations International Year of Older Persons, 17 December 1998. The Association for the Aged (Tafta) is calling on members of the public to make their 67 Mandela minutes count during July by contributing towards the care of […]
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Christmas comes early this year at TAFTA

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Join us for a Christmas in July show presented by the TAFTA Revellers at Anna Conradie Wellness Centre, Tafta Lodge (42 South Beach Av, Durban). When: Sunday 30 July Time: 13h00 Price: Tickets from R10, R20, R30 It’s bound to be a merry day out for all with various other entertainers. Refreshments will be on sale.
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Young people making same retirement planning mistakes as their parents

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[with acknowledgement to Sizwe Dlamini in Personal Finance, 17 June 2017] Although their financial behaviour differs from that of other generations in some respects, Millennials may still be in danger of making the same mistakes as their parents when investing and planning for retirement. The stark reality is that 94% of South Africans are unable to retire comfortably, and a recent survey by 10x Investments reveals worrying insights into the saving habits of young South Africans. Steven Nathan, the chief executive of 10X Investments, says that, in addition to highlighting […]
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Tafta Residents test new Kraydel device

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Over the past few weeks Kraydel has been trialling their latest hardware and software with some “marvellous, helpful, inquisitive and adventurous residents of two of the Tafta facilities in South Africa”. According to Kraydel CEO, Dr Lisa Smith, the trial was “a great opportunity for us to do things in the ‘real world’ where not surprisingly more things go wrong than they do on the work bench in our office.” Kraydel is an electronic device that works through Wi-Fi or 3G and the TV to provide non-instrusive monitoring of elderly […]
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The community joins Tafta in solidarity against elder abuse

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Scores of passionate community members took to the streets of Durban’s CBD on Tuesday, 13 June committed to highlighting the scourge of elder abuse and the plight of the elderly. The annual awareness walk hosted by Tafta drew hundreds of participants including elders and local advocacy organisations, who showed their support for promoting the rights of elderly. Heeding the call to action ahead of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15, the group set off from Durban City Hall bearing posters and chanting in solidarity against the abuse, neglect […]
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New residential complex for the elderly launched

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Just launched by Tafta, Barns Cottages ia a newly-renovated complex on the Berea, offering senior citizens spacious independent units to let. A much sough-after alternative to traditional old age homes, the complex provides an ideal environment for Durban’s elderly to continue living independently and securely while remaining an active part of the community. Centrally located in the Essenwood area, the cottages offer easy access to public transport, shopping complexes, restaurants and hospitals. The historic Haden Road building, which dates back 127 years, was developed when a former Durban-based businessman, Robert […]
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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 our annual awareness walk in solidarity against abuse of the elderly. Date: 13 June 2017 Time: 9.30 for 10.00 Starting point: City Hall, Durban Dress code: Dress casual in purple The walk serves to commemorate World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15 and forms part of Tafta’s Do the Right Thing campaign – an initiative to highlight the plight of the elderly and advocate for their rights. According to the South African Human […]
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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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