Good nights sleep

Is your mattress making you sick?

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Insomnia … asthma and hayfever … excruciating back pain – just some of the symptoms many of us put up with every day because we assume we’re stressed, getting old or that pollen season is here. And yet the cause could be something as simple as sleeping on a bed that’s past it’s ‘best before’ date. Health Problems Once we’ve invested in a bed, most of us don’t give it another thought. Years and years go by and even the best quality mattress begins to deteriorate. Ideally, a mattress needs […]
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Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease – separating the facts from the myths

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Occasionally experiencing difficulty remembering things is normal, especially as we age. However, serious memory loss, confusion and other major changes in the way our minds work may be a sign of Alzheimer’s Disease, a type of dementia. Because the disease is baffling and affects people at random, there is a lot of confusion about Alzheimer’s, what causes it, what treatment is available and the long term prognosis. We separate the facts from the myths: Myth Only old people get Alzheimer’s Fact While most people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease are 65 […]
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Grandparents Day

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On Friday, 6 September, learners and educators from Sastri College visited  Tafta Lodge in Durban’s South Beach for Grandparents Day. The event also commemorated the school’s 90th anniversary. Learners came together to hand over a man-sized greeting card containing 1022 signed well wishes to the “Grandparents of Tafta”. Along with the card, the learners also brought along a R2000 donation to Tafta – the accumulated fundraising efforts of the children through the year. < One of the learners, Priya Poken, delivered a heart warming speech, in which she said that […]
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Darren Maule to host Tafta Gala dinner

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Pictured above: Darren Maule (centre) is welcomed back as host of our Gala Dinner by Gail Samuels (left) and Femada Shamam (right). The Association for the Aged (Tafta) will host its now annual Fundraising Gala Dinner on  in aid of its community programme Home Based Care. We’re delighted that once again, ECR personality, celebrity and comedian Darren Maule, will be our MC at the annual Tafta Gala Dinner on Friday, 25 October 2019 at The Southern Sun Elangeni Hotel. You can expect another evening of opulence, fine dining, and outstanding […]
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Just a month left to enter Tafta’s #TellMyStory Competition

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Schools, youth and community elders are encouraged to enter the Tafta #TellMyStory competition before the submission deadline of 20 Spetember 2019. The annual competition is open to all elders as well as youth and school learners, and aims to reawaken the love of story-telling and reading in the community, as well as bridging intergenerational gaps and promoting conversations between the young and old. This year, the theme of the competition is “Creating an Age Friendly World” and competition entrance topics are as follows: Grade R/ Grade 1-3: “Draw an Age […]
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Vacancy: Tafta’s Charity shop – donations officer (with Sales experience)

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A vacancy has become available for the above position. Suitable candidates with the following qualifications and experience are invited to apply. PRIMARY FUNCTION OF POSITION: To meet weekly/ monthly sales targets of the Charity shop. To source donations for Tafta’s Charity shop. To oversee the operations of the charity shop. REQUIREMENTS: Grade 12/matriculation Experience in sales and merchandising in a sales environment Experience in Stock management Experience in customer and/or donor relations Experience in marketing Computer literate (Word level 2 or intermediate – professional; excel level 1) Experience and knowledge […]
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Booking open for new Care Practitioners Course

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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, School Certificate (min Grade 10), Curriculum Vitae (CV) and ID/Passport size photo. DURATION: 3 Months consisting of: • 12 Modules Theory – 5 Weeks • 5 Weeks Practical Training including Exam • 12 Assignments • Two written exams Only students who pass the tests and whose fees are fully paid will receive a certificate. FEE: R3500 for the […]
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Eden Alternative registered home

Tafta on Ridge commits to implementing The Eden Alternative

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Tafta on Ridge is the first organisation in Kwa-Zulu Natal – and the third in South Africa – to become a member of Eden Alternative South Africa Registry. This means that the TAFTA community in Durban has joined over 350 international long-term care communities committed to improving the quality of life and care for the people they serve. Founded in the USA in 1991 by Dr William Thomas, a Harvard-educated physician and Board Certified Geriatrician, the Eden Alternative is a small not-for-profit organisation already making a big difference across the […]
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Tell my Story competition returns

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Following on from the success of last year’s Tell my Story Competition, which was extended to include school children, Tafta is once again running the competition which aims to generate intergenerational dialogue and encourage respect, care and compassion between elders and younger generations of society This year’s theme is “Creating an Age Friendly World”. Participants are encouraged to draw an age friendly city, or write a story that describes an age friendly world where elders’ needs are met and they feel respected. Children from Grade R to Grade 12 are […]
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Thank you for 52 years of Meals on Wheels

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Nothing says “I care” quite like the gift of food. When we invite a visitor into our home, offering them something to eat or drink is one of the first things we do. We want them to feel welcome, as well as refreshed. And that’s what your gift of Meals on Wheels means to the elderly man or woman who receives it. It’s a gift of warmth and comfort that fills stomachs and warms hearts. Thank you so much for helping to keep this essential service going for the past […]
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