Call to care organisations to raise awareness around elder abuse in Durban communities

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Tafta is calling on collaborative partners in the field of elder care in the Durban community to join them as they plan a multi-stakeholder approach to educate residents and community elders on the issues of elder abuse. The call to action comes after the deaths of three Durban elders. According to Tafta CEO, Femeda Shamam, “Last month, there were two tragic incidences where elders had been left with a sense of hopelessness and isolation, leading to disturbing fatalities. As I read reports on these deaths, they invoked in me a […]
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7 foods for longevity

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Old age ain’t for sissies, they say. Just think of all the health issues and ailments you might have to deal with as you get older: arthritis, stiffness and joint pain, osteoporosis, failing eyesight and hearing, high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, cancer and Alzheimers! But what if the food choices you make now could reduce the risk of developing these conditions? Whilst a healthy diet may not be able to prevent disease entirely, certain foods are power packed with nutrients that have the power to fight common ailments. Bananas […]
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Help us find this year’s oldest Comrades marathon runner

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Do you have an elderly friend or relative who’s taking on the challenge of ‘the ultimate human race’ on 9 June 2019? Someone from your running club, perhaps? Or even yourself! With our commitment to active ageing, Tafta is looking to be inspired by the grandest of the Grandmasters (age 60+) who’s ready to take on the world’s largest and oldest ultra marathon this year. We’d love to find out more about their journey, and the ‘secret’ to staying fit enough to complete the grueling 87 km up run from […]
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Mother’s Day: what are you planning?

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Easy to say – but if you’re serious about showing mom how loved and appreciated she is, how do you plan to do that? Society suggests that you should take her out for a meal or buy her a gift. But with only just over a week to go, you may find her favourite restaurant – and every other one in town – is already fully booked. Retailers are only too happy to offer hundreds of other suggestions. Flowers, perfume and beauty salon vouchers … jewellery and gadgets … a […]
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