Bingo!

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The staff of Tsogo Sun Cabana Beach spent their 67 minutes at Tafta Lodge today (18 July 2017). They hosted a fun bingo game, brought along refreshments for our residents and also did a bit of painting. Students from Little Einsteins Pre-school entertained the residents. Thank you for sharing the say with us!
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Mandela Day 2017: You made a difference!

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Tafta thanks the following Corporates for making a difference at our facilities on Mandela Day 2017: Anna Conradie Wellness Centre: • Entabeni Life Hospital • Tsogo Sun Cabana Beach Resorts • Wilhelmsen Ship Service Tafta Lodge: • Tsogo Sun John Conradie House and Langelar Towers: • Virgin Active • South African Marine Biological Research • Elangeni Hotel • Mangwanani Spa • Do More Foundation John Dunn House: • Sturrock Grindrod • Sapref • Shree Siva Temple Kings Hall and Mary Asher: • Telesa Comms • Cubana Restuarant • Mr Price […]
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Connecting across the years – Tafta’s elders tell their tales in storytelling competition

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Durban’s elderly were given the chance to reveal their extraordinary true life tales, through our annual “Tell my Story” competition. We opened the competition to all our elders and club members with the aim of “inspiring a life worth living”. The elders submitted a range of stories from fun and whimsical to deeply personal accounts of their lives. Aimed at reawakening a love of storytelling and reading among the elderly, the competition allows residents to connect their ideas and inspiration of their journey through time, as well as identify undiscovered […]
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Look on the bright side to live to 100: study

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We have been told in the past that the key to living to a ripe old age is a healthy diet and plenty of exercise – but it seems the sheer determination to carry on could also keep us alive. Researchers from the University of Rome and the University of California San Diego (UCSD) studied 29 people aged between 91 and 101, who were unsurprisingly found to have worse physical health than their family members aged 51 to 75. But when it came to mental health, the oldest inhabitants of […]
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Passionate leader, Femada Shamam take the reins at Tafta

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Compassion and commitment to providing uncompromised care for the elderly is core to the work ethos that has propelled visionary, Femada Shamam to the helm of Tafta. Our newly-appointed CEO is committed to providing the best quality of life for Durban’s Elders and driving the continued growth and success of the organisation. “My guiding belief has always been that a better life for the elderly is possible. I invite all, elders, staff, partners and the community at large to join me as we journey this road.  Together we can achieve […]
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Lessons from retirees who got it right

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Possibly the best lessons on what to do to ensure a happy retirement come from those who have got things right and are now enjoying the fruits of their good sense and wise planning. Patrick Sheehy, head of product management at Glacier by Sanlam, says a recent report revealed striking similarities in retirees’ recipes for a happy retirement. “The one big theme that came through was planning: planning financially (and saving for retirement as early as possible) and planning to ensure good medical treatment. But, interestingly, the retirees all recommend […]
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New research shows exercise could help prevent Alzheimer’s

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Scientists have found that intense exercise – short bouts of interval training over the course of 20 minutes – resulted in significant improvement in high interference memory which, for example, allows us to distinguish our car from another of the same make and model. A new study published in the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience suggests that combining intense exercise and brain training might, over time, amplify the benefits of both for the brain. Most of us are unaware of the complexity of our brain’s memory system. Memories come in many […]
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