Message from Margie

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Generosity never grows old . . . 2016 brought with it some wonderful initiatives, which have seen so many happy faces as a result of your generosity. The success of Tafta’s festive campaigns is measured by the smiles on the faces of each resident. This year their joy was once again made possible by the generosity of dedicated supporters and friends of Tafta. Through each donation and the commitment from staff, we were able to treat 1 800 senior citizens to 22 scrumptious three-course lunches throughout the city. Our Festive […]
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Claim your tax back

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Time is running out to take advantage of the tax benefits of donating to Tafta before the tax year ends on 28 February! Making a donation towards the care and shelter of a needy older person not only makes you feel good, SARS will reward you by allowing you to deduct the value of your donation from your taxable income.
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A new chapter in care

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In November last year, we were forced to close Ray Hulett House, as the building was simply no longer viable. All the old wiring and plumbing needed to be completely replaced and the cost of the repairs was simply beyond our reach. There were mixed feelings among the residents, all of whom were offered alternative accommodation at various other Tafta residences. Fortunately the closure of Ray Hulett House coincided with the opening of Langeler Towers, and we were able to accommodate many of the elderly people in bright new rooms […]
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Diary Dates

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Tuesday 21 March: Human Rights Day – many elderly people are denied the right to dignity, housing, respect and protection. Some are physically abused, but too scared to speak up for fear of losing what little they have. Join Tafta in fighting for the rights of elderly people to live out their lives free from fear, pain and hardship. May 2017 – Tafta’s popular annual Fun Walk is back at Durban’s beachfront. Pull on a pair of your funkiest socks and come and join us for this great family event […]
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Adding value to life

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Five talented Tafta ladies have found a new outlet for their creative talent at The Wearable Library, a social enterprise project recently launched by Julia Franco and Sociologist Dylan McGarry. In days gone by, you knew the people who made your clothes. You’d visit the dressmaker or tailor, discuss style and fabrics, and come away with something made especially for you. Children wore clothes sewn by their mothers or knitted by granny. The idea behind the project It’s so different today, with shops full of soulless mass produced garments. The […]
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Coming to a mall near year

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Our popular Tafta Awareness Days take place at shopping malls in and around Durban all through the year. Keep an eye on our website and social media for news of one in your area. You can visit our table to have your blood pressure and glucose levels tested and get all the information you need about Tafta’s various services to the elderly. See you soon!
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Treasures await

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Take time to browse through our second hand shops – Granny’s Attic in Samora Machel Street and Squirrels in Musgrave Road – and you might just find some real treasures at bargain prices! If you’re down-sizing or having a summer clear out at home, please consider donating your unwanted items to Tafta. Please drop items off directly at the shops – or give our Donations Controller a ring on 031 332 3721 or email: pr@tafta.org.za to arrange for collection.
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Loneliness hurts

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So many elderly people know all too well how it feels to be lonely – especially those who have lost a beloved spouse or close family members. Others are no longer able to get out and about to visit friends or participate in social activities they used to enjoy. Persistent loneliness can lead to depression and turn the golden years into a burden rather than a time of peaceful contentment. But thanks to support from friends like you, Tafta is able to organise outings and run nine clubs and lifestyle […]
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Time of joy and laughter – thanks to you

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There are no words to adequately thank supporters like you for helping to make the festive season special for every one of our residents and service users. We hope these happy pictures go some way towards letting you know how grateful everyone was. Thanks to your outstanding generous support this year, we dished up no fewer than 1 800 lunches of roast lamb and chicken, veggies and Christmas pudding. All in a truly festive atmosphere, with crackers, decorations and music. Thank you so much for helping to make this a […]
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