100 year old church celebrated

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On 26 October residents of Tafta Park, friends and staff gathered at the Oldfield Church for a special service to mark its 100th anniversary. Arthur Dixon prepared an interesting display at the entrance to the church, showcasing the history of Bellair and the first churches. Please click here for more photos of the day.
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Become a Care Practitioner – first intake for January 2019 now open

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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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Bowls tournament to be held in aid of TAFTA

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The Durban Bowling Club will be hosting a fun bowls tournament in celebration of TAFTA’s 60th Anniversary. Join in the tournament on Sunday, 11 November at 08h30. Format: Drawn trips. Open draw on arrival. 2 Games of 10 ends Dress: Mufti Cost: R25 pp Tea and sandwhiches R15 / Bring n Braai Prizes galore! For more info, please contact Margaret on 0720493131 or email margie@vdlingen.net
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Resident evicted from John Conradie House

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The Association for the Aged (Tafta) confirms that Mr Glen Chapman, an occupant of Tafta’s John Conradie House, is in the process of being evicted from the home following an extensive 3 year long legal process which was argued on 2 August 2018 in the Durban High Court. The Court granted an eviction order in favour of Tafta but it was suspended for 3 months to, amongst other things, afford Mr Chapman additional time to find alternative accommodation. After three months and in October of this year, the Court granted […]
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Tackle the Trails in support of Tafta’s Festive Drive

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Entries have just opened for Tafta’s signature Trail Run, to be held at the Virginia Bush Nature Reserve in Durban North on Sunday, 18 November. The annual event, which is planned along an eco-route to appeal to fitness enthusiasts of all ages and fitness levels, also heralds the launch of our annual Festive Drive to collect Christmas “cheerboxes” of essential toiletries for elders. So by participating, you’ll not only enjoy a morning’s fun exercise – you’ll also help make it a happier festive season for elder people in our homes […]
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Tafta benefits from vintage motor show, Concours d’Elegance

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Record numbers of classic motoring enthusiasts converged on the Durban Country Club in August for the prestigious regional Concours d’Elegance, Durban’s first classic vintage motor show. Proceeds from the show were donated to Tafta recently, when organisers Mr John Aritho and Mr Avish Maharaj handed over a R10 000 cheque to our CEO Femada Shamam. Said Aritho, “Tafta was identified as the charity beneficiary by Concours d’ Elegance Durban – both in celebration of the organisation’s 60 years of existence, and to illustrate our commitment to recognising and celebrating an […]
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Thank you for being you!

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If there’s one thing we can count on, it’s the generosity of Tafta’s amazing friends and supporters! A huge thank you to everyone who chipped in recently to ensure needy elders receive good, healthy meals every day . . . as well as warm clothing and blankets, and badly needed toiletry items such as body wash, aqueous cream and toilet paper. So far, 2018 has been a tough year, with several fuel price hikes pushing up the price of everything from public transport to basic groceries. Whilst many people are […]
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Doorman with a difference

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John Conradie House resident, Mr Jaques Manacourt, is confined to a wheelchair. But rather than sitting around doing nothing all day, he decided he would become our unofficial doorman. Before he came here seven months ago, Jaques lived alone. Being rather shy, he struggled to make new friends. But all that changed since he became a familiar face at the front door. When he’s not manning the front door, Jaques enjoys being pushed along the beachfront in his wheelchair by his new friend and fellow resident, Frank. “I love going […]
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Hooray for Humphrey

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Humphrey the dog is no stranger to pain and fear. Before he was adopted by his present owner, he was hit by a car and left to die. Perhaps as a result of having his own life saved by a kind human, Humphrey has developed into the ideal therapy dog – friendly, patient, confident and gentle. He loved being stroked and petted by the elders at Tafta on Ridge, and they thoroughly enjoyed his visit. When you think about it, it’s hardly surprising – we all crave the companionship of […]
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