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Active Ageing

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Looking for a place to call home?

If you're over 60, TAFTA can help

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What happens when you get too old to work?

There are 4.5 million people over the age of 60 in South Africa

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Monday 18 July – Tafta is the place to go this Mandela Day – your chance to change the world for the better by giving 67 minutes of your time or one of 67 items Tafta needs to brighten the lives of the older people in our care.

Whether you are an individual looking for something rewarding to do for someone in need ... a business person looking for a community team-building project for your staff or willing to donate useful items – spend 67 minutes of your time.

Spare 67 minutes of your time

We have 13 residences and 5 lifestyle centres offering all kinds of opportunities to bring joy to elderly people – from serving teas and lunches to teaching crafts and treating our oldies to manicures and pedicures. Please contact Pranisha on 031 332 3721 or email pranisha@tafta.org.za for more information.

If you can't spare the time, perhaps you could make a contribution in kind? Please click here for 67 ideas of what is needed most at Tafta.

Donated items may be dropped off at Tafta Kings Hall, 80 Samora Machel Street, Durban. Please mark donations for attention Fatima, Donations Controller, or call Fatima on 031 332 3721 to arrange for collection.

Mandela Day starts with you. If each one of us heeds the call to simply do good, we can build a loving, caring community for elderly people in Durban right now.

Please make your 67 minutes count on Mandela Day by participating in community building projects for our seniors or donating items on the wish list. Mandela Day happens only once a year, but you can continue to support our cause by making a cash donation towards the cost of caring for Durban's elderly people.

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Pension increases lower than inflation

According to the latest Bankserv/Africa Private Pension Index (BPPI), the average nominal annual increase in private pensions was 7.8 percent in February – to R5 992 per month –compared with 9.1 percent increase in take-home pay. Mike Schussler, chief economist at Economists.co.za, says it is unlikely that pension increases will continue to beat inflation, because equity market returns are barely out-performing inflation and interest rates are just above inflation. The Index shows that the average pension is equal to about 45 percent of the average take home pay. This, Schussler says, is a clear indication that pensioners are in dire straits. “Getting older is difficult and in most cases means getting poorer.”

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About us

The Association for the Aged is a registered non-profit organisation (NPO 002093) dedicated to the alleviation of distress and the promotion of the welfare of aged persons living in the Durban area.

Any person who is over 60 and in need of help – or any person who knows of an elderly person in need of help – should contact us. TAFTA cares.

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The Association for the Aged

P O Box 2983
Durban 4000
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